With travel restrictions easing and our human desire to reconnect with one another rising, now is the perfect time to drive, to explore, and to discover a dream holiday with friends and family in your own backyard.
To encourage travellers to hit the road and take a drive holiday, Accor has launched a selection of ‘Time to Drive’ deals at more than 340 hotels, resorts and apartments across Australia and New Zealand.
Road-trippers can enjoy fully flexible rates from as low as $85* per night at a huge range of Accor brands, including SO/, Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget.
Accor’s ‘Time to Drive’ deals are valid for new bookings made between now and 30 June 2020, for stays up until 13 months from the booking date, and are available exclusively on all.accor.com.
Plus, Accor is giving ALL loyalty members an added bonus with 3X rewards points on stays between now and 31 August, 2020. Accor Plus, Accor’s paid subscription lifestyle program, members will also receive an additional 10 percent off the rates.
Here’s a taste of some of the fully flexible deals on offer, featuring a selection of coastal getaways, inner city breaks and cosy country escapes…
Sunshine Coast: Discover the magic of the Sunshine Coast with a stay at the popular beachside Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort. Unwind between river and ocean from $179* per night.
Brisbane: Getaway and enjoy a stay at Sofitel Brisbane Central, the perfect place to relax after a day of shopping or sightseeing around Queensland’s ‘River City’. Experience this luxury Brisbane city hotel from $319* per night.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney: To experience the best of Sydney’s vibrant shopping and dining hub, base yourself in comfort at the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour hotel from $209* per night. This perfectly placed hotel is located just a short walk from central Sydney across Pyrmont Bridge.
Blue Mountains: Located 90 minutes drive west from Sydney, on the cusp of the dramatic Jamison Valley in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, is Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains. Stay this inspiring location from $239* per night.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Canberra: When visiting Canberra, base yourself at ibis Styles Canberra, which is located in the leafy suburb of Narrabundah and within minutes of city centre attractions. Stay from $115* per night.
Melbourne: Explore vibrant Melbourne with a stay at one of the finest boutique hotels in the city, Hotel Lindrum Melbourne – MGallery, from $215* per night. This perfectly placed hotel offers easy access to the best of Melbourne, from its sporting arenas, shops and cultural attractions, to its stylish bars and restaurants.
Geelong: Stay at Novotel Geelong from $189* per night and enjoy amazing views across the bay and the hotel’s close proximity to shopping centres and local attractions.
Hobart: Situated just a short walk from Hobart’s bustling waterfront and with a central location, ibis Styles Hobart is perfectly placed to take advantage of the city’s main tourist attractions. Stay from $129* per night.
Adelaide: Stay in comfort at BreakFree Directors Studios Adelaide. The hotel is just a short walk from Rundle Mall and the CBD. The hotel has rooms from $85* per night.
Barossa Valley: With weather starting to cool down, what better way to warm up than with a beautiful view and a nice glass of wine. If you’re in South Australia, take a drive down to the Barossa Valley and stay at the well-appointed Novotel Barossa Valley Resort from $219* per night.
Perth: Perth is home to fine wine, gorgeous weather, popular destinations and diverse precincts. Peppers Kings Square Hotel in the heart of the city provides a stylish urban retreat when exploring Perth from $149* per night.
Margaret River Region: Just over three hour’s drive south of Perth and nestled on the white sands of Bunker Bay, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort boasts an absolute beachfront location with pristine ocean views and an assortment of onsite amenities. Stay from $279* per night.
Wellington: Explore New Zealand’s cute, culinary-blessed and compact capital of Wellington and stay in the heart of the CBD, close to all of the city’s iconic attractions, at Novotel Wellington Hotel from NZD$159* per night.
Queenstown: Discover New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown, for spine-chilling thrills and glorious scenery. Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in the midst of the local fine dining precinct, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Hotel has rooms from NZD$169 per night.
Understanding even the most well-planned trip can encounter hiccups along the way, Accor has updated its booking conditions to be fully flexible for complete peace of mind. This means travellers can make updates to their bookings with ease should their travel plans change suddenly.
All Accor properties have also enhanced their cleaning protocols to ensure stays are as clean, safe and comfortable as possible. The Group’s world-class ALLSAFE cleanliness program offers reassurance to travellers that they can feel safe while staying at Accor’s hotels. The program’s measures were developed with the support of Bureau Veritas, a recognised world leader in testing, inspections and certification services.
*Subject to terms, conditions and hotel availability. Valid for sale until 30 June, 2020. Valid for bookings made at participating hotels in Australia and New Zealand, for stays up to 13 months from the booking date. See website for full terms and conditions.