Accor expands Congress Charter

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Always seeking to go beyond, Accor has embraced the needs of associations with a key transformation in approach, which includes an Internal Charter bringing together bespoke services.

For more than 50 years, Accor has been staying one-step ahead of the competition with innovative reinventions of hospitality. Now that approach sees the renowned hotel group leap forward again, offering ‘augmented-hospitality’, a creative response to the current and future needs of hospitality that promises a revolution in approach.

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To adapt fast to changing conditions, Accor forms agile alliances with strategic partners to provide more innovative solutions to business challenges and rapid changes. By integrating new businesses, Accor continuously redefines hospitality and keeps brands fresh.

There has also been massive growth in its portfolio: 50 brands, including 38 hotel brands in 110 countries from Luxury to Economy, offering something for every person and budget.

Accor’s approach provides a fantastic opportunity for associations. Added to its remarkable meetings infrastructure (the Group also manages hotels with serious congress centres), Accor developed an internal congress charter for hotels with large meeting capacities (over 250 pax) in key destinations. The aim of this internal charter is to ensure hotels deliver high quality services when hosting association events.

Thanks to the charter, this market segment has strongly increased in the hotels involved. Building on this success, Accor will extend the network to include hotels with smaller meeting capacities but able to accommodate congress delegates attending off-site congresses.

Based on this charter, Accor offers the following commitments to associations: Professional organisers Experienced event organisers will professionally manage all aspects of your event, including bid support, accommodation, dedicated events, training or exhibition areas and catering. Easy access All Accor properties listed as Congress hotels have made accessibility and mobility their core values. Budget control Transparent and clear pricing. Even if your event takes place in several years’ time, you can control your budget from the very beginning. Destination specialists Accor teams work closely with local professionals who are best placed to help you understand the destination and your event. Accor address A wide range of brands is available, from the most cost-effective to the most luxurious. There is always an Accor solution to meet your needs. Loyalty rewarded With Le Club AccorHotels Meeting Planner, you can collect points as soon as you organise one event at a Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Swissôtel, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis or ibis Styles hotel around the world. You will also qualify for exceptional offers in Accor venues. Contact Accor will provide a single, professional and experienced contact person to help find solutions to ongoing issues and identify the final destination for your next meeting or congress. Operational advisors in hotels Selected venues offer a Congress expert, a local advisor guaranteed to be responsive and service-oriented. All congress hotels have event areas that can host between 50 and 1,000 people featuring: accommodation, plenary sessions, breakout rooms, exhibition areas, poster areas and catering facilities.

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For further information, please contact the congress team at associationcongress.globalsales@accor.comwww.accorhotels.com

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