AccorHotels extends partnership with National Rugby League

Simon McGrath, chief operating officer, AccorHotels Pacific and Andrew Abdo, chief commercial officer, NRL
Simon McGrath, chief operating officer, AccorHotels Pacific and Andrew Abdo, chief commercial officer, NRL

It’s official – AccorHotels confirms a four-year extended agreement with the National Rugby League (NRL).

Chief operating officer of AccorHotels Pacific, Simon McGrath, said: “we have thoroughly enjoyed our partnership with the NRL over the last four years and we are thrilled to be signing on as the Official Accommodation partner of the NRL until 2021.”

As the official accommodation partner of the NRL, AccorHotels will continue supporting NRL Clubs and Holden State of Origin teams with their accommodation needs across Australia and New Zealand.

In addition, the group will continue to play a vital role as part of the NRL’s Indigenous ‘School to Work’ program, offering high school students the opportunity to work across the group’s many hotels.

“It is an incredibly inspiring program and it aligns with what we are doing to grow Indigenous employment in Australia and we are proud to be working alongside the NRL in this space,” added McGrath.

School to Work
Graduates of the School to Work program proudly hold their diplomas

NRL head of commercial, Andrew Abdo thanked AccorHotels for their continued partnership and investment in the game and importantly, their support in the challenging logistics required to keep travelling teams well rested throughout the season.

Abdo commented: “It doesn’t matter which hotel our NRL staff, players or officials stay in, the AccorHotels employees always ensure that we’re well looked after and they have set the standard for football team accommodation in Australia.”

“It’s a great outcome to have the NRL and AccorHotels in partnership for another four years and I encourage our fans to enjoy any number of AccorHotels’ accommodation options across Australia, New Zealand or further abroad, either when following their teams on the road or simply heading on holiday.”

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