Exploring wellness with Accor

According to a new survey by the Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness Tourism Initiative that names Australia as the number 1 wellness destination in the world, travelers are craving travel experiences that can keep them healthy, helping them to experience nature and wildlife, which supports them to achieve physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Increasingly travel decisions are influenced not only by the destination, but also by an expectation for unique hotel experiences, spa and fitness offerings, meditation and mindfulness, and nutritional food and beverage options.

When asked what’s most important for travelers when selecting a wellness tourism destination, 55%^ of respondents said they are looking for experiences that provide them with healthy local food and 55%^ said nature and wildlife were important to them. Sustainability, a local cultural connection, and mindfulness were also cited as significant in decision making.

Sarah Derry, CEO of Accor Pacific, said: “Hotel and resort guests want to recharge and get inspired to improve their overall health and well-being. Our hotels integrate wellness in meaningful ways throughout the customer journey to deliver an authentic and highly regarded wellness offering. We take the time to connect with our guests, providing experiences that include the consideration of wellness for mind, body and soul – it is the future of hospitality.”

Wellness and lifestyle at Accor

Accor is embracing wellness as an increasingly important component of its guest journey from Power Fitness at Pullman Hotels to ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation at a Sofitel Spa. The hotel group — with 40+ luxury, premium, midscale, and economy hotel brands comprising more than 5,300 properties in 110 countries — offers an array of experiences, amenities, and programs that promote physical and spiritual well-being. For example;

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa and Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff NSW

Located in the seaside-village atmosphere of Kingscliff, sit Peppers Salt Resort & Spa and Mantra on Salt Beach. These resorts offer stunning options to take time away, unwind, and reconnect with self, nature, family, or friends; take a walk on the beach only minutes from the resorts or book in to The Spa At Salt. Stay midweek and save, with three-night stays from $193* per night in a one-bedroom spa suite at Mantra on Salt Beach or luxuriate at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa from $234* per night in a king hotel room.

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Sunshine Coast QLD

Located in the heart of Noosa’s French Quarter on Hastings Street, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort epitomizes relaxed luxury. Disconnect in the very best way in a poolside cabana, at Aqua Day Spa, or take time out for a mindful hike in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Traveling in the holidays? Then, you will want to join in wellness mornings including poolside yoga. Make unforgettable memories from $774* per night on the resort’s Saver Rate.

Palm Cove, Tropical North Queensland QLD

Located between Cairns and Port Douglas, this picture-perfect village is known for its stunning beachfront lined with centuries old paperbark Melaleuca trees, delicious array of dining choices, and quiet charm, and with a choice of hotels including Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa, Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove, The Reef House Palm Cove, and Mantra Amphora Palm Cove, you will find yourself returning time and time again. Stay longer and save, with offers like Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove from $360* per night for two adults.

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, Margaret River WA

Escape to a tranquil place, a place where wellness is nurtured, a place where care is personalized and life is celebrated. Experience Pullman Bunker Bay Resort in Margaret River and rejuvenate at its award-winning Vie Spa. The popular seaside resort provides the ultimate in luxury experiences, designed to leave guests feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and balanced. Stay from $450* per night in a Studio Villa.


Peppers Silo Hotel, Launceston TAS

Rich in heritage and history, Tasmania is Australia’s wonderland. Launceston in the island’s north is known for its scenic drives, cool-climate wineries, culture and Cataract Gorge. As iconic as the city itself is Peppers Silo Hotel, a hotel developed from four silos, now housing beautifully designed rooms and suites. Try a Gorge River Room from $314* per night for two adults midweek.

SO/ Auckland NZ

SO/ Auckland, a boutique hotel in downtown Auckland, offers its guests bespoke wellness at SO/ SPA. Knowing that the spa experience is not a one-size-fits-all model, SO/ SPA has put together a new concept in spa packages, design your own. There’s also an Urban Detox Facial for the busy city-dweller, Body Strategist Therapies™ for those wanting to shape up, or the Tranquility Pro Sleep massage for those who struggle to relax. Massages, facials, wraps, peels, scrubs – the list on offer is endless. Stay at SO/ Auckland from NZD$419* per night in a SO URBAN room.

Peppers Christchurch Clearwater Resort, Canterbury NZ

Whether it’s action or stillness on your wish list, Peppers Christchurch Clearwater Resort is a wonderful choice in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Take in the views of the striking Lake Kaikainui from your lakeside villa, enjoy a game of tennis, or take advantage of the 18-hole championship golf course on which the resort is built. Whatever the season, this stunning home-away-from-home fills your soul, with midweek offers in a spacious Lakeview Suite from NZD$318* per night for two adults.

Join ALL to unlock a Members’ Rate that delivers 5% off these hotels, resorts and apartments year-round. Membership is free and the benefits are extensive, such as special rates, Reward points, and privileges such as suite night upgrades, complimentary breakfast and exclusive experiences, including access to live sport and entertainment events at Accor Stadium. Points can be earned on accommodation as well as at thousands of restaurants and bars throughout the network.

From luxury to economy, Accor has 400 hotels, resorts and apartments to choose from across the Pacific, including international brands such as SO/, Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Mövenpick, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra , Novotel, Mercure, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget.

For more information and to book, visit ALL.com

^Source: Survey results were gathered from tourism leaders from more than 35 countries from the Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness Tourism Initiative. The findings were announced at Australia’s first Wellness Tourism Summit, held at Mantra on Salt Beach Kingscliff on 13 & 14 October 2022, and sponsored by ALL- Accor Live Limitless.

*Subject to terms, conditions and hotel availability. See website for full terms and conditions.

About Accor

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co -working spaces and more. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, in which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivaled portfolio of distinctive brands and more than 230,000 team members worldwide. Members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit group.accor.com, or follow Accor on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.