Always keen on providing meaningful experiences that answer tomorrow’s travel and lifestyle needs, Accor has developed a strong expertise and innovative services to deliver the vision association executives have of their events.
Whether it is a convention, a seminar, a conference, a networking initiative, a forum, a congress… Accor teams strive to make it a success, wherever possible in the Group’s strong portfolio of venues spread across 100+ countries around the world. As Accor is one of the world’s largest hospitality groups, it runs a network of 4,900+ properties ranging from luxury, premium, and midscale to economy – meaning it has a space for any type of association event.
Covering it all
Accor is convinced that the success of your events depends on its knowledge of the association business. The Group is inspired by the destinations, your association’s background and the message you want to convey, to offer you the best possible package. On the associative event market more than ever, Accor sales teams and properties also work jointly with all the local stakeholders to get the best of every destination.
But what if the best of it came directly from the hotels? Based on a report by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), in the last years 41,5% of international congresses have been organized in the meeting facilities of hotels. And the reason for it is simple: working with a hotel to organize your congresses means one single contract covering all the services. Meeting rooms, food & beverage, accommodation… The processes are centralized so it makes your job easier. It also facilitates networking between participants, as all activities are under one roof.
Accor hotels can help every step of the way in the organization of your congresses. Hand in hand with the Global Sales teams, they have developed solutions and services streamlining processes. For instance, 100 of the Group’s hotels are offering online registration for groups during events. A free of charge service that also offers dedicated reports and dashboards for you to monitor your bookings.
As Accor teams understand your business model, they can provide you with flexible and tailored offers with the best rates for your needs. And with a contract covering all services, the rates are even more attractive and negotiable, whether you want to organize your event months or years in advance.
Accor have an excellent track record of hosting events, seminars, networking initiatives and educational activities for associations and host around 1,500 congresses per year – 1,450 in 2018. Across the world, their 47 Sales Offices generated a turnover of 61.6M€ in 2018 with this market alone, building up a solid event expertise and reinforcing an already strong and reliable network. So whether you’re looking for choice, savings, or flexibility, Accor might well be your next option – their dedicated support team will surely provide you with a much-needed peace of mind.