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Rugby World League Cup 2017 chooses AccorHotels

Rugby League World Cup CEO Andrew Hill and Chief Operating Officer, Accor Hotels Pacific, Simon McGrath sign official accommodation partnership for 2017. (Photo: Steve Christo)

AccorHotels has been named the Official Accommodation Partner of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017), taking place in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea from 27 October until 2 December 2017. The countdown is on for international rugby league’s pinnacle international event with games set to be played in Auckland, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Christchurch, Darwin, Hamilton, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Sydney, Port Moresby and Wellington.

The partnership with the RLWC2017 will see AccorHotels be home for the teams, officials and tournament organisers in every Australian and New Zealand host city, across hotel brands including Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and ibis. In addition to the men’s tournament, the partnership extends to the Women’s Rugby League World Cup to be played in Sydney from 16 November – 26 November, with the final in Brisbane on 2 December 2017.

The announcement of the RLWC2017 adds to AccorHotels’ growing list of sporting partnerships as preferred accommodation partner with organisations such as NRL, AFL, Tennis Australia, Swimming Australia, Cricket Australia, Netball Australia, Softball Australia, Baseball Australia, and Australian Baseball League.

Chief Executive Officer RLWC2017, Andrew Hill said: “As tournament organisers, we want this year’s events to be the greatest ever  and we look forward to working with AccorHotels on delivering a first class off-field experience for competing teams, officials and guests.”

Chief Operating Officer AccorHotels Pacific, Simon McGrath said: “Our hotels look forward to providing the very best in service for Rugby League World Cup 2017 teams, staff and tournament goers.

“We believe it will be an outstanding partnership that will benefit both parties considerably as we are attuned to the requirements of sporting organisations.”  For tournament information visit :