• Novotel Melbourne Central quietly opens its door for guests

    Melbourne’s newest dual-branded hotel is now welcoming guests, after the soft opening of the Novotel Melbourne Central and the ibis Melbourne Central on 12 November. Located within a 35-story tower on 399 Little Lonsdale St, travellers will be at the doorstep of Melbourne Central station, ...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Now open: Novotel Singapore on Stevens hotel

    AccorHotels has dropped yet another pin onto its map of Singapore hotels with the new Novotel Singapore on Stevens joining the upscale Sofitel Singapore City Centre, which opened in October 2017. The Novotel sits alongside the Mercure Singapore on Stevens, on Stevens Road, and nor...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • Novotel takes over Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise

    AccorHotels’ Novotel brand is taking over the Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise property, being re-badged this month simply as the Novotel Surfers Paradise. Joining Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, The Sebel Coolangatta and Mercure Resort Gold Coast in Queensland’s south east, th...

    POSTED 4 Oct, 2016 2 Comments

  • Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel debuts in 2017

    New Zealand’s Christchurch Airport will feature new on-site lodgings from late next year with the opening of the Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel. With construction kicking off in May 2016, the 200-room property will reside directly next to the international terminal and is being designe...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2016 3 Comments

  • Novotel hotel comes to Darwin Airport in 2016

    AccorHotels will boost its portfolio in the Northern Territory next year, taking over the existing Rydges Darwin Airport hotel and badging it as the Novotel Darwin Airport hotel. Located within the airport precinct, the 136-room property sits within metres of the terminal doors and will undergo ...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2015 0 Comments

  • Earn triple, quadruple Accor Le Club points on hotel stays

    Le Club Accorhotels members travelling within the Asia Pacific region, including in Australia, can earn either triple or quadruple points at hotel brands including Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel and Mercure. Classic, Silver and Gold members of the program can pocket three times as many points, while ...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2015 0 Comments

  • The Accor Plus program for Aussie business travellers

    Ideal for infrequent travellers and globetrotters alike, Accor Plus (formerly Accor Advantage Plus) complements the chain’s Le Club Accorhotels scheme with money-saving discounts rather than a laundry list of perks. Whether it’s cheaper – or even free – room rates, half-p...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2015 2 Comments

  • Accor

    Welcoming business travellers from today are the Mercure Penrith and Novotel Geelong hotels, taking over from the previous Chifley Hotel Penrith and the Four Points by Sheraton Geelong properties, respectively. The 223-room Mercure Penrith hotel has meeting space to accommodate up to 1,500 deleg...

    POSTED 1 Dec, 2014 0 Comments

  • Grab a shiny Le Club Accorhotels Gold card for just $130

    Business travellers can boost their status to Gold in the Le Club Accorhotels loyalty program for only $130, which comes with benefits such as free room upgrades and in-room Internet access across the Accor range of brands. That includes hotels such as Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman and Mercure, wher...

    POSTED 5 Aug, 2014 14 Comments

  • Novotel Convenci

    Madrid is set to host the world’s largest Novotel hotel with the Novotel Convención Madrid set to open in 2016. The 790-room hotel will also be Madrid’s third largest hotel and is already one of the capital’s most historical, since originally opening its doors in 1978. ...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2014 0 Comments

  • The Le Club AccorHotels program for Aussie business travellers

    The Le Club AccorHotels scheme allows members to earn and redeem points at a number of business and luxury hotels in the Accor family including Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel and Mercure. And with perks like free Internet access, room upgrades and executive lounge privileges for frequent gu...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2014 14 Comments

  • Novotel Sydney Parramatta completes multi-million dollar refurb

    Following a 12 month refurbishment program, renovations at the Novotel Sydney Parramatta are complete, giving the property a complete facelift. Along with the atrium, all 194 guestrooms now take on a much more contemporary look: Boasting new furniture and carpets in the rooms and new showers, v...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2013 1 Comment

  • Free Platinum status at Accor hotels including Sofitel, Pullman

    UPDATE | We hope you got in quick – as of late Monday evening, January 14th, Accor's 'instant Platinum' promotion has been pulled. PREVIOUS | Accor is once again offering free Platinum status in its Le Club (formerly A|Club) loyalty program, which serves up premium perk...

    POSTED 14 Jan, 2013 13 Comments

  • Accor moving to free Internet at Sofitel, Mercure, Novotel hotels

    Hotels across the Accor group are looking to scrap in-room Internet charges, which remains a thorn in the side of many business travellers. Under the plan, hotels would offer free Internet at a modest speed that’s suitable for basic web browsing and email, although this could also come wit...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2012 0 Comments

  • Novotel & Ibis Christchurch hotels to reopen within the year

    Two of Christchurch's largest hotels will reopen within the year following damage from the 2011 earthquake in New Zealand's South Island's largest city. The Novotel Christchurch will reopen in April 2013, pipped to the post by lower-cost sibiling Ibis Christchurch, which will accept guests from ...

    POSTED 18 May, 2012 0 Comments

  • Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay: new rooms, executive lounge

    Novotel's only Singapore hotel, above Liang Court at Clarke Quay, has just completed a full refurbishment of its Premier rooms and Premier Lounge. You'll find Nespresso machines, 42-inch flatscreen TVs with a media connectivity panel (and USB charger), JBL docking stations with iPod connectors, ...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2012 0 Comments

  • Point hack: free upgrade to Accor A|Club Platinum status

    UPDATE | Some readers attempting to register their current A|Club membership for an upgrade are now getting the message that "the given promotion code does not exist", indicating that Accor has closed this deal. But don't give up hope: the ability to create a brand new membership, whic...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2011 12 Comments

  • Novotel & Microsoft reveal funky 'hotel room of the future'

    Funky design, fold-away furniture, gesture-recognition technology and plenty of screens. That's how Microsoft and Novotel see the hotel room of the future. The hotel chain and software giant say they're "reinventing room design" with the Room 3120 concept at the Novotel Vaugirard Montparnas...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2011 2 Comments

  • Sofitel, Novotel A|Club loyalty program becomes Le Club Accorhotels

    Hotel group Accor -- which runs business travel hotels Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and MGallery, plus various other brands further towards the budget and family end of the market -- is revamping its A|Club loyalty program. Frequent guests will now be members of Le Club Accorhotels instead...

    POSTED 16 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Europcar's new reward scheme offers hotel room upgrades for car hire

    Europcar's new loyalty scheme looks outside the airport parking lot for rewards that business travellers will really value -- hotel room upgrades. The car hire company's new "Privilege" program (which replaces the old "Ready Rewards" one) offers elite status in Accor's A|Club hotel program. The...

    POSTED 18 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Novotel Bangkok Airport: have your included "breakfast" any time!

    The Novotel Suvarnabhumi airport hotel in Bangkok has changed its "room with breakfast" policy to mean "room with any meal you like". The new Flexi Meal option gives you the chance to swap the hotel's breakfast buffet for its lunch or dinner buffets, or an Early Bird breakfast, depending on your...

    POSTED 21 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Five of the world's best airport hotels

    Whether your flight is arriving late at night or you’re got an early morning wheels-up, the convenience of an airport hotel lets you spend less time rushing and more time relaxing. Here's are five of the world’s top airport hotels for the frequent flyer set. Regal Airport Hotel, Hong...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Auckland's new Novotel airport hotel: chic and different

    The brand new Novotel at Auckland Airport -- twenty metres from the international arrivals door -- is now open. Australian Business Traveller got a sneak peek behind the scenes at the nearly-finished newest hotel in Auckland with general manager Paul Columbus at D-5: five days before opening. H...

    POSTED 27 May, 2011 2 Comments

  • Novotel's new hotel rooms mix work and play

    The upholstered sofa-style bed headboard and glass bathroom walls found in the Sydney Olympic Park Novotel are being rolled out across the French chain's other hotels, with every new Novotel worldwide to feature the new rooms. Frequent business travellers know that having a hotel room that meets...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Bangkok Airport Novotel: new 24 hour room rate

    The Novotel at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is introducing a "24 Hours Flexi" room policy, meaning that your room isn't just yours overnight: you've got it for the full 24 hours after you check in. It's a sensible move for an airport hotel, particularly one in a transit hub like Bangkok, where f...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

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