September 30, 2023

Accor marks its 30-year anniversary in the Pacific region

In its 3 years in the Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific area, the business has seen 3 esteemed leaders in charge, beginning with David Baffsky AO, who served the company as its Executive Chairman from 1993 to 2008.

Sofitels uniforms have altered a bit since 1996.

Now with an existence numbering more than 400 hotels across 18 brand names covering the length and breadth of Australia, New Zealand and a strong collection in Fiji and French Polynesia, Accor is wanting to its next 30 years and beyond, with a strong pipeline of homes still to come.

By 2023, Accor will launch a variety of brand-new brands into this market, with launchings set up for Mondrian Gold Coast, 25hours Hotels in Sydney and Melbourne, SO/ Melbourne and Fairmont in Port Douglas. The company has just recently welcomed its Mövenpick brand name to Australia with homes now open in Hobart and a 2nd to come in Melbourne from next month.

Novotel has been at the heart of the companys presence in the Pacific since Day 1.

During this time, Michael Issenberg held the function of Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to 2006 before being prospered by Simon McGrath AM, who has served as Chief Executive Officer because 2006.

New properties slated to open quickly include Sofitel Adelaide, Mercure Melbourne Doncaster, The Porter House Hotel, MGallery by Sofitel in Sydney and an as-yet-unnamed home on Pitt Street in the Sydney CBD likewise opening in early 2022.

Accor is celebrating thirty years given that its first hotel in the Pacific area opened its doors to visitors, with the business marking the milestone by stating it will open 30 new hotels in the next couple of years.

The French company has chalked up its special anniversary, with its regional story beginning with the opening of Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour in 1991.

Accor Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Simon McGrath AM

” As we celebrate 30 years in the Pacific, I want to thank our unbelievable teams for their genuine service, our devoted visitors for their customized and the support of our partners,” stated Accor Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Simon McGrath.


” Now, as we eagerly anticipate the significant opportunities ahead of us, we have a exciting and extremely strong future. We will continue to support our talents, our local neighborhoods, our visitors and our partners to create much more meaningful and successful decades.”