Accor continues expansion in the Philippines with the signing of the country’s first MGallery Resort

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BOHOL, PHILIPPINES – Accor, the region’s largest worldwide lodge operator, has continued its rapid growth in the Philippines with the signing of South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery, a locally-inspired five-star resort on the idyllic island of Panglao that will introduce this rising destination’s unique heritage and neighborhood values to visitors from all around the globe. The resort joins a powerful pipeline of 16 committed tasks across the nation, and can turn into the first resort-style property MGallery within the Philippines.
Scheduled to open its doorways in 2024, the 188-key South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery will be nestled within 6.4-hectare of expansive grounds, surrounded by palm trees and overlooking the powder-soft sands of Panglao’s South coast. Throughout their keep on this tropical paradise, travellers will be in a position to take in the gorgeous scenery and discover the island’s cultural charms and natural wonders, including snorkelling and scuba diving in the turquoise seas.
When visitors are not exploring the island or neighbouring Bohol, they may be able to dine at a selection of 4 restaurants, cool off within the swimming pool, grab refreshments on the pool bar, work out in a well-equipped health centre, or take pleasure in soothing therapies at the spa. A ballroom and assembly rooms may even present compelling opportunities for authentic, out-of-town company events and dream weddings. Everything for friends to create their very own stories, stories that keep.
South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery is being developed by Alturas Group of Companies (AGC) with help from Bill Barnett, Managing Director of Asian hospitality consultancy C9 Hotelworks. AGC is a family-run business with a deep emotional connection to Bohol and Panglao. The resort will weave the timeless tales of family and folklore into each side of the visitor expertise. Using a pioneering ‘adaptive reuse’ design strategy, the project will embrace the history of the vacation spot by reusing materials from village dwellings in each room. These supplies embody wood walls and objects that tell the story of local artisans. This inspiring concept is completely aligned with the values of MGallery, Accor’s one-of-a-kind international assortment of resorts the place charming stories are lived and shared.
“South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery is an distinctive resort that adds one other excellent vacation spot to our increasing presence in Southeast Asia, becoming a member of our flourishing collection of memorable hotels and resorts full of character and charm. Panglao is an island paradise that promises the right mix of soft, sandy beaches, glowing seas and wealthy cultural heritage, encouraging extra globally-minded travellers to experience its pleasures, and connecting them to the delights of the native neighbourhoods. The opening of Bohol-Panglao International Airport in 2018 has allowed this unique island to usher in an thrilling new period of journey and tourism, and we’re delighted to be on the forefront of this pattern. Elementary look forward to working with our companions at AGC to convey this exciting, locally inspired project to life,” stated Maud Bailly, CEO of Sofitel, Sofitel Legend, MGallery and Emblems.
South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery might be surrounded by intensive leisure and MICE amenities courtesy of Panglao Shores, AGC’s brand-new way of life vacation spot that will feature a retail mall, residential and motels, night time market, reside efficiency areas, eating places, bars and gardens. Developed from the ground up with sustainability as its guiding mild and in consultation with native artisans, vendors, farmers and fishing communities, the future-forward development is designed to learn the island for so much of generations to return.
“AGC is a household firm that was born in Bohol and cares deeply about this vacation spot. By coming together with Accor, one of many world’s leading hotel firms, we’re proud to boost the quality of hospitality on the island by blending world-class facilities and worldwide requirements with the real local appeal and authentic cultural heritage of Bohol, which is based on shared neighborhood values. In mixture with Panglao Shores, our destination-defining lifestyle improvement, we hope to build a brilliant future for the folks of Panglao,” commented Hope Uy, Managing Director of Panglao Shores.
South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery is positioned lower than 10 minutes drive from Bohol-Panglao International Airport, which provides direct flights to and from Manila and other cities in the Philippines, with the potential for international flights in future.
Accor is the leading worldwide lodge operator within the Philippines with ten hotels, resorts and branded residences at present working and a committed pipeline of 16 resorts scheduled to open within the subsequent 5 years. South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery is the second MGallery branded property within the Philippines, joining the Admiral Hotel Manila – MGallery..

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