I’ve never been a big Accor fan. All of the properties I’ve stayed at in Australia and NZ have been average at best. My stays in the Mercure in Auckland the Ibis Styles Auckland a few years ago rank as two of my worst hotel stays ever. In Europe the ones I’ve stayed at (particularly Novotel’s) have been a good solid midrange offering. I’m personally a Hilton fan and have spent probably 25 nights with them in the past 12 months which has included some amazing upgrades. There hasn’t been a lot of status matching going on in the hotel space recently, everybody seems to be moving to status challenges which require stays to keep the status.
The airport Novotel and Ibis are pretty good, IMO