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Novotel brings Disney comedy theme ‘Wish’ to NZ customers

Novotel, in collaboration with Disney, has announced the launch of a magical campaign in honour of Wish, the latest Disney movie set to grace New Zealand screens on Boxing Day.

Wish is Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest musical comedy following Ariana DeBose as Asha, who makes a powerful wish on a star to save her community.

Throughout summer, Novotel hotels and resorts across New Zealand and Australia will transform into enchanting havens for families. For example: Novotel Perth Murray Street is offering free kids activities, including star-shaped cookie and cupcake decorating, and at Novotel Cathedral Square guests can pick up coloured pencils, activity books, bubble games, or a copy of the Wish storybook. Plus, across all Novotel hotels, children under 16 stay and enjoy breakfast for free.

In a continuation of its commitment to delivering extraordinary experiences for families, this partnership allows Novotel to weave the magic of Wish into the fabric of its properties.

“Building on the success of our partnership with Disney Pixar’s Lightyear in 2022, we are excited to again be partnering with Disney for the release of Wish at such a magical time of year,” said Accor Pacific CEO Sarah Derry.

“Novotel is a leading family brand within the hotel and hospitality space, so partnering with Disney, a global leader in family entertainment, is a great opportunity and we are delighted that this campaign will create even more memorable moments for our guests.”

The comprehensive campaign for Novotel and Disney extends across numerous channels. In collaboration with Sunrise, Novotel will present a week-long competition commencing on the 18th of December.

Viewers will have the opportunity to win a remarkable $20,000 prize, adding an extra layer of excitement to the holiday season. In addition, Novotel will engage with key family influencers across social, with a stay and Wish movie experience, encouraging audiences to ‘see #Wish and stay at @novotelhotels for a magical family adventure’.

A selection of overnight accommodation rates from Novotel hotels and resorts around Australia, New Zealand and Fiji include:


  • Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort from $245* per night
  • Novotel Sydney Central from $269* per night
  • Novotel Melbourne on Collins from $246* per night
  • Novotel Perth Murray Street from $206* per night

New Zealand

  • Novotel Queenstown Lakeside from $349* per night
  • Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square from $236* per night
  • Novotel Wellington from $170* per night


  • Novotel Nadi from $237* per night
  • Novotel Suva Lami Bay from $254* per night

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wish” is an all-new musical-comedy welcoming audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star.

Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wonderous things can happen.