Meet our Accor Plus Ambassadors

Alan Gourlay

Australia

Member Since: 2015

Alan, together with his wife Jo, are Remote Area Nurses working in remote Indigenous communities deep in the heart of Australia's outback. 

Working casually with an agency, allows Alan and Jo to spend time on their other big passion - travel. When not on-call to assist the community, they take the opportunity to uncover exciting new destinations, enjoying the hustle and bustle of foreign lands, a far cry from the isolation in the outback. 

It is through the desire to travel and share their experiences that both their blog www.travegraphics.com and youtube channel were born. 

Favourite Benefit: Red Hot Rooms & Sales
Favourite Brand: Novotel 
Favourite Destination: Bali

Craig Gudsell

New Zealand

Member since: 2016

Craig lives in Christchurch, New Zealand but travels up and down the country with work, regularly staying in Accor Properties. 

Craig believes that an enjoyable hotel experience means excellent service and that this goes both ways. Treat the staff the way that you would like to be treated and you will be rewarded. More than that though, Craig practices what he preaches, getting to know many of the staff at his frequently visited hotels on a personal level. 

A self-proclaimed foodie, Craig has a passion for cooking and of course, eating. This passion has lead him to uncover some truly unique culinary experiences; not least of which include Cooking with Poo... (before you panic, Poo is a Thai lady running charity cooking classes among the khlongs of Bangkok). 

Favourite Brand: Pullman

Lee O’Brian

Philippines

Member Since: 2018

Based in Manila, Lee’s role as an actor sees him travel throughout the Philippines and beyond. This busy schedule means that trips are often dictated by work rather than choice.  Nonetheless, family is always the most important aspect of any holiday and wherever possible, they will find the time to unwind together. 

While no stranger to the red carpet treatment, Lee’s policy is that luxury isn’t about fancy chandeliers and delicate artwork, but rather having the services you need at your fingertips when you need them; at the end of the day being well provided for is the most important thing. 

Favourite Brand: Sofitel
Favourite Destination: Sydney & exploring Philippines
Dream Destination: Singapore, Hong Kong & Vietnam

Novaliana Arisandy 

Indonesia

Member Since: 2016

For Novaliana, the best time is always family time. With her husband often travelling for work, it is all the more important to enjoy the special trips all together whenever they can. That means find a hotel that is going to put a big smile on the kids faces. Pools are a priority – the bigger the better – but so is the food and as a family, they love dining in hotels restaurants. 

Favourite Hotel: Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Favourite Brand: Sofitel or Pullman
Favourite Benefit: Stay Plus
Favourite Destinations: Singapore

 

Pornpirun Jongsuphaviarnkit

Thailand

Member Since: 2018

From new hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, bars or even countries, Pornpirun loves discovering new places. If a new hotel opens up in Thailand, you can be sure that Pornpirun is interested in exploring it. When it comes to hotels, nothing is more appealing than a beautiful swimming pool, pool villa or a nice big bath to relax in. 

One of Pornpirun’s favourite experiences was visiting the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour on her first trip to Sydney shortly after it opened. Using her Stay Plus, she was able to upgrade to a stunning room with enviable views right across Darling Harbour.

Favourite Brand: SO/ Sofitel
Favourite Hotel: SO/ Sofitel Bangkok
Favourite Destination: Sydney

Roheet Khatavkar

India

Member Since: 2014

Roheet and his wife Nabha live in the bustling city of Mumbai where they run a dental practice. 
With their busy lives, it's all the more important to be able to moments of peace and a chance to switch off when they travel. From exploring unique cultures to savouring a spot of luxury, Roheet and Nabha enjoy a variety of destinations but their Accor Plus card is always close at hand. 

Favourite Hotel: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua
Favourite Brand: Varies but love Sofitel and Fairmont
Favourite Benefit: Stay Plus 

Syed Kazim Raza Naqvi

Malaysia/Singapore

Member Since: 2018

To say Raza is a regular traveller doesn't do him justice. Spending 6 months of the year in another country, Raza has over 60 countries under his belt. Working in the restaurant industry, it is a passion for food and the stories that is tells which leads him across the globe. 

Favourite Hotel: Pullman KLCC
Favourite Brand: Sofitel / Pullman

Thu Phong Vu

Vietnam

Member Since: 2017

Thu lives in Hanoi with her young son and aspiring actor – Bim. A talent in the making, Bim loves to visit exciting new places and quickly makes friends with all of the hotel staff. Thu does enjoy a chance to unwind though, and while Bim enjoys daycare, she loves nothing more than to relax in luxurious surroundings with a warm cup of tea and a few sweet treats. 

Favourite Hotel: Hotel de la Coupole
Favourite Brand: MGallery
Favourite Benefit: Stay Plus