The St Moritz Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand

Accor has launched a user-friendly interactive e-planner site that allows Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs) to find the perfect hotel for their next event quickly and easily from the comfort of their desk.

With a choice of 1700 hotels across Australia, Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, this new e-planner is an essential tool for any event planner.

Meeting and convention organisers can use the site to select the perfect hotel according to three criteria: number of rooms; room size; and location. They can then click through to get information on each hotel and even ask for a quote or make a booking.

Visitors to the site can easily view on a global map which hotels are available in different countries or regions and filter out unsuitable hotels based on the size or needs of their event. The E-Planner can also highlight which hotels offer incentive activities and which can cater for more than 250 delegates, as well as including floor plans for 150 hotels with the largest capacity.

No matter whether a PCO is looking for a hotel to host a conference in Hong Kong,  a sales promotion in Bali, a board meeting in Bangkok, a product launch in Auckland, an incentive at the Great Barrier Reef or a gala ball in Paris, Accor’s E-Planner tool can help.

The Meetings and Events business represents a key growth area for Accor, which has over 1700 event-style hotels in 80 countries. Accor’s extensive network offers more than 10,000 meeting rooms across all segments from luxury to economy (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, all seasons/ibis Styles).

Event organisers also benefit from Accor’s AClub Meeting Planners program which rewards them every time they book a conference or event at selected Accor hotels. AClub points can be easily and quickly converted to cash vouchers that can be used at more than 1400 Accor hotels globally so that organisers can take a much-earned holiday after their event is finished or even give them to someone as a gift or reward. With AClub meeting points there is no expiry date so long as you stay at least one night with Accor per year on an eligible rate and no block-out dates apply so earning and redeeming rewards is easy.

The Meetings and Events e-brochure is available at: