AccorHotels, an official partner of the Australian Open, has for the third year in a row signed on tennis superstar Serena Williams as its ambassador for the tournament.
The news comes as the new mother prepares for a return to centre court just months after giving birth to her daughter.
“I am thrilled to return as AccorHotels official ambassador for the 2018 Australian Open,” said Williams.
“I love staying with AccorHotels because they make me feel like family and I can rest and recover in comfort and style.”
AccorHotels’ partnership with the Australian Open will see the group provide information services to fans, staff training for the Melbourne Park service hubs, and player concierge services.
AccorHotels will also proudly host the Australian Open 2018 official player party and provide exclusive benefits to members of its Le Club AccorHotels and Accor Plus loyalty programs to enjoy the Australian Open in style.
“As one of the most celebrated athletes of all time, Serena is the perfect ambassador for AccorHotels for the Australian Open and we are thrilled that she has signed on with us again,” said Michael Issenberg, chief executive, AccorHotels Asia Pacific.
“Serena clearly embodies excellence and determination that are core values for our Group, she is truly an inspiration to our teams, our guests and tennis fans the world over,” he continued.
AccorHotels is the largest hotel operator in Australia with a network of over 200 hotels and resorts across every state and territory.