AccorHotels and the Australian Football League (AFL) jointly have announced at Pullman Melbourne on The Park that they have extended the ‘Official Hotel Partner’ agreement for an additional four years from 2019.
In an exciting new addition to the current partnership, AccorHotels will provide career opportunities in hospitality to women in the AFLW allowing them the flexibility to compete at an elite level and a shared commitment to increasing employment and development opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through AccorHotels’ Indigenous Employment Program.
With a network of over 380 hotels across Australia and the Pacific region, for the last five years AccorHotels has delivered a first-class off-field experience to the AFL to enable teams to perform at their best, and for optimum performance recovery.
The partnership extension goes beyond providing accommodation and will enable both organisations to focus on their shared vision and objectives which include: ambitious youth employment and leadership goals, the development of a dedicated AFL Indigenous youth traineeship program, support for young women athletes and their families through education and employment scholarships, and share Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with the broader community.
AccorHotels has the broad range of accommodation styles to suits the needs of the AFL and its clubs across every state and territory, including many hotels located close to stadiums which host AFL games such as Sydney Olympic Park and the MCG. Hotel brands cover the full spectrum from five-star Sofitel and Pullman hotels, through to mid-market Novotel and Mercure, apartment-style brands such as Quay West, The Sebel and Grand Mercure to economy ibis hotels.