Accor dominates airport lodge phase within the Pacific with 22 resorts in operation

Accor is quickly evolving its airport lodge community throughout the Pacific area, with the upcoming arrival of the AU$230 million dual-hotel improvement, Novotel and Ibis Types Melbourne Airport, on July 1, taking its whole airport resorts within the area to 22, making it the most important airport lodge operator within the area.

Between 2014 and 2024, Accor elevated its variety of airport resorts throughout the Pacific area by 144%, with 22 airport resorts in 2024 vs 9 in 2014.

“Airport resorts are not essentially nearly transiting travellers; they’re the engines of entire new built-in multi-use developments which have developed to supply an entire mixture of enterprise, retail, business and tourism actions,” mentioned Accor Pacific Chief Working Officer PM&E, Adrian Williams.

“Airport precincts are reworking into mini-cities in their very own proper with their very own demand drivers.

“Novotel and Ibis Types Melbourne Airport can be a major instance of resorts fuelling this demand and offering significantly greater than only a place to sleep for an evening. Particularly, we anticipate the resorts to change into extremely fashionable venues for conferences, occasions, incentives, and capabilities, fuelled by the vary of leisure services inside the space.

Novotel Melbourne Airport

“The precinct round Melbourne Airport is prospering, and with vacationer points of interest resembling UrbanSurf and iFLY inside quarter-hour of the airport, the resorts are effectively situated and designed for satisfying leisure company and convention teams.

“The explanations to remain at an airport lodge are rising exponentially, and significantly in Melbourne, the place the shortage of built-in transport choices to the terminals makes staying in a single day at one in every of our resorts and enjoyable and making ready for a serious abroad journey among the best investments a traveller could make. Beginning an extended worldwide journey stress free is a large plus for wellbeing.”

Australia’s first airport ‘resort’ launched final December following a AU$30 million funding by Airport Growth Group (ADG) within the upgrading and integration of the award-winning Novotel and Mercure Darwin Airport resorts.

In New Zealand, Accor lately added a Pullman lodge to its current Novotel and Ibis resorts at Auckland Airport.