Accor’s Channel 7 initiative gives back to healthcare workers

By Sarah Stowe | 10 Jun 2020 View comments

Hotel business Accor Pacific has joined forces with popular Channel 7 morning show Sunrise in an initiative to say thank you to Aussie healthcare workers.

The initiative will see some healthcare professionals treated to a short break at an Accor venue.

Simon McGrath, chief operating officer at Accor Pacific, said “We wish to thank all healthcare heroes for everything they do and, to show our gratitude and appreciation, we are inviting people to nominate their healthcare hero for the chance for them to take a well-deserved break.”

The healthcare workers could be medical frontline staff, emergency workers or a healthcare professional.

McGrath said “100 healthcare heroes will be given an overnight stay in one of Accor’s 360 properties across Australia, and an Accor Plus membership which brings many exclusive travel and dining benefits.”

There is also a major prize to be won which includes a 7-night family escape* for four people to any Australian destination including flights, accommodation and an Accor Plus membership for the winning healthcare hero. 

To enter, individuals are asked to simply submit a short video. For details click here:  https://7news.com.au/sunrise/win/nominate-a-healthcare-hero-to-win-a-7-day-family-escape-and-accor-plus-membership-c-1084260

In April the Accor chain offered its accommodation to Australia’s most vulnerable. The multi-brand business announced it could house front-line health workers, the homeless and disadvantaged, vulnerable families and returning residents who are required to go into quarantine for 14 days.

Accor’s portfolio includes SO/, Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis Budget,

In March 2020 the hotelier announced a new luxury development for Melbourne. Slated to open in 2023, SO/Melbourne is set to be a bold and fashionable designer hotel in a prime CBD position overlooking Flagstaff Gardens.