In collaboration with software provider Bizzon, the new app will allow guests to order food and drink from their phones rather than ordering face-to-face.
Guests will have the choice to either pay up front or charge to their room and pay while checking out of the hotel.
Carla Milovanov, Accor Europe’s SVP for Digital & Technology said: “Hospitality and guest relationships are key reasons why we are in this business. Creating the ‘digital first’ restaurant is one step further in our drive to give customers the best possible experience.
“Covid-19 has shown us that mobile orders and click & collect are now integral parts of this new guest journey. We’re delighted to partner with Bizzon to make this a reality, and bring restaurant and hotel owners new benefits.”
Shane Munro, VP for Food, Beverage and Entertainment at Accor Northern Europe, said: “Technology is part of our daily lives, increasingly so this year following the challenges that have arisen due to Covid. Every day our teams offer our guests delicious food and drinks in beautiful environments.
“Now with the ease of mobile technology we can deliver an improved experience in our restaurants, bars and cafes.”
He added: “Dining and drinking is as much about the experience as it is about the food and drinks themselves, and technology becoming a critical part of that experience.”
Ante Kotarac, CEO of Bizzon, said: “We are delighted to play a part supporting one of the world’s largest hotel companies to develop a market-leading F&B customer experience.
“We’ve seen our mobile Order and Pay improve average spend, speed up customer service and reduce labour by removing the transactional jobs that just don’t add to guest satisfaction.”
He added: “Coronavirus has had a huge impact on customer behaviour and preferences, with some sites now reporting 90% of orders placed via the guest mobile.
“Benefits for both guest and hotel are compelling and are seeing widespread adoption. We are delighted to help Accor lead the way in transforming the hotel guest experience.”