AccorHotels has been named the Official Accommodation Partner of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) taking placing in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea from 27 October until 2 December 2017.
The countdown is on for international rugby league’s pinnacle international event with games set to be played in Auckland, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Christchurch, Darwin, Hamilton, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Sydney, Port Moresby and Wellington.
The partnership with the RLWC2017 will see AccorHotels be home for the teams, officials and tournament organisers in every Australian and New Zealand host city, across hotel brands including Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and ibis.
AccorHotels Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by the Rugby League World Cup 2017 as their Official Accommodation Partner.
“We believe it will be an outstanding partnership that will benefit both parties considerably as we are very much attuned to the requirements of sporting organisations.
“Our hotels look forward to providing the very best in service for Rugby League World Cup 2017 teams, staff and tournament goers,” McGrath said.
In addition to the men’s tournament, this partnership extends to the Women’s Rugby League World Cup to be played in Sydney from 16 November – 26 November, with the final in Brisbane on 2 December 2017.
The announcement of the RLWC2017 adds to AccorHotels’ growing list of sporting partnerships as preferred accommodation partner with organisations such as NRL, AFL, Tennis Australia, Swimming Australia, Cricket Australia, Netball Australia, Softball Australia, Baseball Australia, and Australian Baseball League.
RLWC2017 Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Hill, said: “We are pleased to partner with AccorHotels and we look forward to utilising the Accor network during both the men’s and women’s Rugby League World Cups.
“AccorHotels is the market leader when it comes to looking after the unique requirements of elite sporting teams, having successfully partnered with other major events in both Australia and New Zealand.
“As tournament organisers, we want this year’s event to be the greatest ever Rugby League World Cup and we look forward to working with AccorHotels on delivering a first class off-field experience for competing teams, officials and guests,” he said.