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In partnership with Alturas Group: Accor Group to open first MGallery resort in Bohol

Ehda M. Dagooc - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  International hotel operator Accor Group announced its entry to Bohol with the opening of the 188-room South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery, which is in collaboration with  Bohol-based Alturas Group of Companies (AGC).

The South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol-MGallery is the second MGallery branded property in the Philippines, next to the Admiral Hotel Manila-MGallery.

“South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery is an exceptional resort that adds another outstanding destination to our expanding presence in Southeast Asia, joining our flourishing collection of memorable hotels and resorts full of character and charm. Panglao is an island paradise that promises the perfect blend of soft, sandy beaches, sparkling seas, and rich cultural heritage, encouraging more globally-minded travelers to experience its pleasures, and connecting them to the delights of the local neighborhoods. The opening of Bohol-Panglao International Airport in 2018 has allowed this exotic island to usher in an exciting new era of travel and tourism, and we are delighted to be at the forefront of this trend. We look forward to working with our partners at AGC to bring this exciting, locally inspired project to life,” said Maud Bailly, CEO of Sofitel, Sofitel Legend, MGallery, and Emblems.

South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery will be surrounded by extensive leisure and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) facilities courtesy of Panglao Shores, AGC’s brand-new lifestyle destination that will feature a retail mall, residential and hotels, night market, live performance areas, restaurants, bars, and gardens. Developed from the ground up with sustainability as its guiding light and in consultation with local artisans, vendors, farmers, and fishing communities, the future-forward development is designed to benefit the island for many generations to come.

“AGC is a family company that was born in Bohol and cares deeply about this destination. By coming together with Accor, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, we are proud to enhance the quality of hospitality on the island by blending world-class facilities and international standards with the genuine local charm and authentic cultural heritage of Bohol, which is based on shared community values. In combination with Panglao Shores, our destination-defining lifestyle development, we hope to build a bright future for Panglao,” commented Hope Uy, Managing Director of Panglao Shores.

South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery is located less than 10 minutes drive from Bohol-Panglao International Airport, which offers direct flights to and from Manila and other cities in the Philippines, with the potential for international flights in the future.

Scheduled to open its doors in 2024, the South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery will be situated on 6.4-hectare of expansive grounds, surrounded by palm trees and overlooking the powder-soft sands of Panglao’s South coast.

The South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – Mgallery joins a strong pipeline of 16 committed projects across the country, and will become the first resort-style property for MGallery in the Philippines.

The resort will weave the timeless tales of family and folklore into every aspect of the guest experience. Using a pioneering ‘adaptive reuse’ design approach, the project will embrace the history of the destination by reusing materials from village dwellings in every room. These materials include wooden walls and objects that tell the story of local artisans. This inspiring concept perfectly aligns with the values of MGallery, Accor’s unique global collection of hotels where captivating stories are lived and shared.

Accor is the leading international hotel operator in the Philippines with ten hotels, resorts and branded residences currently operating and a committed pipeline of 16 hotels scheduled to open within the next five years.

Accor is a world-leading hospitality group offering experiences across more than 110 countries in 5 400 properties, 10 000 food & beverage venues, wellness facilities, or flexible workspaces. The Group has one of the industry’s most diverse hospitality ecosystems, encompassing more than 40 hotel brands from luxury to economy, as well as Lifestyle with Ennismore.

Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States.

Its MGallery Hotel Collection brand thoughtfully selects and curates unique properties worldwide, forming a storied collection of boutique hotels with a true soul where captivating stories are lived and shared.

With more than 100 properties, each MGallery tells a unique story inspired by its own remarkable past or the destination it calls home. From bespoke design and sensorial mixology to well-being dedicated to everyday self-care, MGallery hotels are places where guests can enjoy an exquisite travel experience. Well-known properties in the MGallery Hotel Collection include Hotel Molitor Paris - MGallery, INK Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery, Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery, The Porter House Hotel Sydney - MGallery in Australia, Muse Bangkok Langsuan - MGallery in Thailand, and Hotel des Arts Saigon - MGallery in Vietnam.

 MGallery Hotel Collection is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group counting over 5,400 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL - Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services, and experiences.

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