SEATTLE, WA—August 3, 2022—SportsArt, a leader in socially responsible fitness solutions for over 40 years, has been selected by Astore—Accor Group's Procurement Organization—to become a global preferred vendor outfitting their fitness centers with SportsArt’s patented ECO-POWR cardio equipment. One of only four fitness suppliers selected by Accor, both brands share a similar mission to promote environmental sustainability and offer socially conscious options to help create a better tomorrow.
“We’re excited to provide Accor Group’s properties and the partners of Astore Procurement with integrations and applications that will give their hotels even more opportunities to inspire the health and wellness of their guests and our planet,” stated Ruben Mejia, executive vice president, SportsArt Americas. “All ECO-POWR cardio products convert up to 74% of human energy into usable electricity. That means, one hour of working out with an ECO-POWR machine can produce enough electricity to power a desktop computer for 2.4 hours. Both SportsArt and Accor have the same mission and goals, so I couldn’t be happier to enter this partnership.”
The multi-year partnership began earlier this month in all of Accor Hotel’s markets including Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe as well as North & South America. In recent months, Accor’s Chief Sustainability Officer has stated that Accor is building a company that contributes to the environment more than it takes from the environment. This partnership will prove to enhance the sustainability goals of both companies.
“Sustainability has been a part of our DNA since our genesis,” stated Giovanni Berselli, sales director, EMEA at SportsArt. “All of our initiatives have been developed to try to make the world a better place. SportsArt shares this value with Accor Hotel group, so creating this partnership has been easy. Now it’s time to give back to the planet thanks to Accor’s guests through the use of SportsArt’s ECO-POWR equipment.”
In 2021, Accor accelerated the use of green (wind and solar) energy, with Procurement solutions accelerating new partnerships and suppliers. Accor signed the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism launched by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNTWO) on November 4, 2021. So far, more than 300 public and private tourism organizations have agreed to halve their emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050. Their partnership with SportsArt brings Accor one step closer to achieving this goal.
With more than 40 years of innovative design and manufacturing excellence, SportsArt continues to lead the fitness industry through revolutionary sustainable solutions. Along with the world’s only line of energy-generating cardio equipment, ECO-POWR, SportsArt also offers a full range of high-quality cardio, strength and rehabilitation equipment for the fitness, medical and residential markets. Known for its dedication to service, durability and cutting-edge technologies, SportsArt is one of the largest single brand manufacturers in the world with over 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space. The company designs, manufactures and tests all equipment in-house before it is sold in over 70 countries worldwide. For more information visit gosportsart.com.
About Accor Group
Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor boasts a portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. 68 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL - Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. For more information visit group.accor.com.
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