Industry Update
Press Release29 June 2020

Accor's Partners’ Voice

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All around the world and since the beginning of the crisis, our owners have been mobilizing to support people in need. Let's take a look back at these solidarity initiatives in France, Brazil and Italy.


Today, we wanted to give the floor to key players in our Group's business with whom we are working hand in hand to address the health crisis: our owners. Since the beginning of the epidemic, many Accor hotel owners have initiated solidarity initiatives to support people affected by the crisis.

From the opening of the hotel to people who tested positive for COVID-19, to the donation of perishable products, food, sheets, tablecloths and towels to care centers, to the anticipation of security measures for the reopening… In France, Brazil and Italy, 3 of them tell how they have lived these last months and their impact on their activity: Olivier Pelat, Founder of Européquipements, Accor franchisee and owner of the ibis budget Paris Nord 18ème, Alexandro Solleiro, owner of the Mercure Curtiba Aeropuerto and CEO of the 3rd largest hotel chain in Brazil - Brazil Hospitality Group and Antonio Manzerra, owner and director of the Mercure Bergamo Aeroporto.

About Accor

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in 5.000 hotels, resorts, and residences across more than 110 destinations. With an unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy, Accor has been providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years.

Beyond accommodations, Accor enables new ways to live, work, and play with Food & Beverage, nightlife, wellbeing, and co-working brands. To drive business performance, Accor's portfolio of business accelerators amplifies hospitality distribution, operations, and experiences. Guests have access to one of the world's most attractive hotel loyalty programs.

Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation, and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community. Planet 21 - Acting Here endeavors to act for "positive hospitality", while Accor Solidarity, the endowment fund, empowers disadvantaged people through professional training and access to employment.

Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY). For more information visit or become a fan and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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