Athletes, support staff and officials will be supported in sourcing hotels for competitions globally after Accor signed on as the Official Accommodation Partner of Gymnastics Australia.
The multi-year deal will see exclusive discounted rates provided at Mantra, BreakFree, Art Series and Peppers branded properties nationwide to members of Gymnastics Australia, particularly around the organisation’s three key events annually – the World Cup and Australian Championships in Melbourne and the National Clubs Carnival on the Gold Coast. The latter is the largest gymnastics event in Australia, attracting around 4,000 participants each year.
Internationally, Gymnastics Australia’s touring teams will also have access to exclusive rates at Accor properties around the world.
Accor’s sporting partnership portfolio grows as part of the deal, which also includes deals with the NRL, AFL, Touch Football Australia, Ironman Australia, Surf Life Saving Queensland and the Brisbane Bandits baseball franchise.
Gymnastics Australia CEO, Kitty Chiller, said it was an honour to welcome a strong brand such as Accor to the sport.
“Accor joins us at a time of great growth in the sport and adds to the expanding list of brands aligning with Gymnastics Australia.
“There are hundreds of gymnastics events held nationally each year and access to the best accommodation for teams and athletes is essential. With Accor’s Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree hotels, we not only have apartment-style rooms which are ideal for clubs and teams, but a broad network and offers that provide for families and travelling teams.”
Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath said the company was looking forward to playing an active role in the evolution of the sport.