Novotel Takes-off with Disney and Pixar’s LIGHTYEAR

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In collaboration with Disney and Pixar, Novotel, part of Accor’s impressive portfolio, has announced an intergalactic campaign to celebrate the takeoff of LIGHTYEAR, beginning on 16 June and continuing throughout the coming months.

LIGHTYEAR is a family-friendly animated adventure that follows the origin story of the brave space ranger, Buzz Lightyear. Novotel will delight its guests and fans with special offers, surprises, and fun activities inspired by the film at hotels across over 50 participating countries worldwide. The Novotel and LIGHTYEAR collaboration has already successfully celebrated the debut of three previous films: ONWARD, SOUL and LUCA.

“The Novotel team is thrilled about bringing the LIGHTYEAR experience to our hotels,” said Nadège Keryhuel, Global Vice President, Midscale Brands at Accor. “Pixar has worked its magic again, creating a story to which all travellers can relate – whether in space or here on earth. Preparing for a trip, the desire to explore and discover a destination, handling unusual situations and embracing the unexpected are all delightful parts of the travel experience. At Novotel, we are here to help our guests enjoy the journey and make the most of their time together along the way.”

Novotel’s multi-film collaboration with Disney and Pixar sees participating Novotel locations featuring a series of ‘out of this world’ activities for visiting families. Upon arrival, children will be surprised with an assortment of LIGHTYEAR colouring cards, games, stickers and, upon request, a star projector that transforms guestrooms into an incredible, otherworldly space. Each family member will receive their own boarding pass inviting them to venture on a family mission, cosplay as Buzz using an exclusive Snapchat Lens, or strike a pose with a digital Buzz via an augmented reality photo shoot scene in the lobby.

The infinite reaches of Novotel’s LIGHTYEAR campaign extends onto social media, where fans have a chance to win a travel-included Novotel family stay in London with unique space-related activities. This includes a chat with a real-life astronaut, an interior skydiving session, and rocket building.

Beyond the official campaign, select Novotel properties also welcome ALL – Accor Live Limitless members to redeem their Rewards Points for a family stay featuring space-themed activities. Some destinations will also offer guests an opportunity to attend a private screening of LIGHTYEAR, an experience that will leave the entire family starry-eyed.

“Families are looking forward to an extra-special summer holiday this year, and for those staying at Novotel, we hope this campaign celebrating LIGHTYEAR will make their trips even more exciting and memorable.”

Novotel has long welcomed families and children as important guests, even bestowing them with small gifts upon arrival. Families are given complimentary accommodation and breakfast for up to two children under the age of 16 in their room, or they can opt to book a second “family extra room” at a 50 percent discount. Families checking out on Sundays also enjoy a relaxed day with a 5:00 pm late departure option (subject to availability) – giving them even more time to enjoy lobby-level entertainment and play areas designed for all ages.

Families can make stellar memories together with a stay at:


  • Novotel Queenstown Lakeside from AUD $312* / NZD $347* per night
  • Novotel Rotorua Lakeside from AUD $219* / NZD $243* per night
  • Novotel New Plymouth Taranaki from AUD $184* / NZD $204* per night
  • Novotel Wellington from AUD $239* / NZD $266* per night
  • Novotel Auckland Ellerslie AUD $163* / NZD $181* per night


  • Novotel Sydney Olympic Park from AUD $379* / NZD $420* per night, including overnight accommodation, breakfast, welcome drink, space-themed buffet dinner and space adventure activities.
  • Novotel Surfers Paradise from AUD $204* / NZD $227* per night
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square from AUD $299* / NZD $332* per night
  • Novotel Geelong from AUD $229* / NZD $254* per night
  • Novotel Melbourne South Wharf from AUD $209* / NZD $232* per night

To book any of these offers (and more!), visit here.

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