Accor launches groundbreaking Qantas partnership as latest Mövenpick hotel opens in Melbourne

by James Wilkinson

A new groundbreaking partnership between Qantas and Accor has taken off this week (Nov 17), with the two travel heavyweights launching a monumentous deal where members of the companies’ programs can get double-rewarded.

From now, members who link their Qantas Frequent Flyer and ALL – Accor Live Limitless accounts can earn points in both programs on eligible hotel bookings and Qantas flights, a move that takes point earning to a whole new level for over 30 million travellers.

Accor Pacific CEO, Simon McGrath, said this was a major milestone for the travel industry, enabling greater benefits for loyalty members across more than 1,200 Accor hotels, apartments and resorts in the Asia Pacific region.

“We are joining forces to reward our customers, delivering exceptional travel benefits and unrivalled service for people who enjoy our two much-loved brands,” he said.

“Customers are at the heart of this partnership which is set to bring significant extended benefits for travellers. This is a first for a hospitality group and airline in Australia.

“Qantas is the perfect partner for Accor to deepen our relationship with, and growing our loyalty members’ benefits will strengthen our customers’ commitment to our leading brands, like Sofitel, Mantra and Novotel. We predict that this relationship will increase membership and engagement across both of our programs,” McGrath said.

When it comes to points being earned on the ground, members will collect 3 Qantas Points per dollar as well as the usual ALL – Accor Live Limitless Reward points on eligible Accor hotel stays in Australia or across the Asia Pacific.

Plus, they will earn 3 Qantas Points for every dollar on eligible transactions while staying at Accor hotels, including dining and room service while also earning Reward points.

In the air, members who hold Qantas Platinum, Platinum One or ALL Gold, Platinum and Diamond status can earn up to 2 ALL – Accor Live Limitless Reward points per AU$10 spent on eligible Qantas flights in addition to the usual Qantas Points.

Points can be earned across Accor’s portfolio, which includes popular brands SO/, Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Grand Mercure, Peppers, Swissotel, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, Mövenpick, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis Budget.

Qantas Loyalty CEO, Olivia Wirth, said the partnership is a significant one for Qantas Frequent Flyer members, as Australians prepare to travel again.

“Our partnership with Accor launches at an ideal time, with domestic and international borders reopening and frequent flyers starting to plan and book their next getaway,” she said.

“Eligible members of the Qantas and Accor loyalty programs will earn twice when they fly and stay in a hotel or resort. We know this will be very popular for our frequent flyers whether they are travelling for business or on holidays.

“We’ve seen frequent flyers booking flights in record numbers, with billions of points used to book flights in recent weeks. This shows just how important and valuable points are to our members, and this initiative will help members of both programs get away on their dream trip sooner,” Wirth said.


The launch of Accor’s massive deal with Qantas has come at the same time as the company opens its latest property in Australia, Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer.

Accor’s newest Mövenpick Hotel in Australia is now open and delighting first guests with its daily Chocolate Hour and stylish guestrooms and suites.

The 172-room Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer forms the six-level podium of the striking 78-storey Premier Tower development at the meeting point of Melbourne’s iconic Spencer and Bourke Streets in the CBD.

“Melbourne is an ideal location for our Mövenpick Hotel brand and we couldn’t be more excited to unveil our second Mövenpick Hotel in Australia,” McGrath said.

“This investment benefits the local community by providing a choice of even greater accommodation options for visitors to Melbourne and for loyal Accor guests.

“With its impressive range of culinary offerings and boutique interiors, this hotel enriches Melbourne’s incredible hospitality offering.

“While the recent Melbourne lockdown impacted our opening date, it has also given us the gift of time to perfect the finer details of the hotel offering.

“We are confident Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer will entice more visitors to Melbourne as travellers, whether they are leisure or corporate, want hotels that offer authentic style and heartfelt guest service.”

An ode to Melbourne’s vibrant arts scene, the hotel showcases a collection of works from outstanding local photographers including Steve Scalone and Sean Mcdonald, to name a few.

Located on levels one to six, each intuitively designed guestroom and suite exudes understated elegance. A great night’s sleep is guaranteed with premium linens and blackout curtains, while modern bathrooms focus on wellbeing with a rain shower and mindful bath and body amenities from YUNI Beauty.

With the brand’s heritage and rich culinary offerings inextricably linked to its Swiss origins, an area famous for its chocolate, Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer dedicates one hour each afternoon to ‘Chocolate Hour’.

From 3.30pm to 4.30pm daily, hotel guests can indulge in complimentary sweet treats, such as chocolate petit fours, churros, mini ice cream cones and ice cream sandwiches. To satiate serious chocolate lovers, guests can opt to elevate their Chocolate Hour experience with the purchase of chocolate-infused cocktails or the hotel’s signature Mövenpick ice cream chocolate parfait.

Celebrating Mövenpick’s more than 70-year-old rich culinary legacy, the hotel houses two unique gastronomic venues – Miss Mi restaurant and bar has awoken the senses of Melbourne’s dining scene with an exotic taste journey through Asia, while a dedicated Mövenpick Café serves the brand’s signature ice cream alongside barista-made coffee and local artisan chocolates.

The hotel is dedicated to wellness with a dedicated recreation floor featuring a 25-metre swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and well-equipped gynamsium. Open until 10pm, this is one of only a few hotels pools in Melbourne where guests can swim at night.


Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer has a fantastic opening special, with rates from AU$260 per night in a Superior King or Twin Room plus a Mövenpick ice cream parfait for two on one afternoon of your stay. The deal is available at