Accor launches first MGallery in South Korea
Accor Ambassador Korea has announced the launch of its first MGallery hotel in partnership with Pungnong Co Ltd. Set to open in 2022, the project will include residences, offices and a hotel.
MGallery is a collection of boutique hotels dedicated to trendsetters and engaged explorers who appreciate unique, original and authentic experiences. Each MGallery hotel stands as a gateway into another world – be it a bygone era, a hidden haven or a spectacular natural landscape. The collection comprises historic luxury hotels, many of which have hosted historic figures or iconic poets and authors.
“The signing of an MGallery Hotel in Seoul marks a key milestone for our Group, as it represents our focus on expanding Accor’s luxury hotel portfolio in South Korea. The MGallery brand is a beautiful collection of addresses where each hotel is individually styled allowing guests to experience a range of locally-inspired offerings. We are delighted to expand the brand’s presence in Northeast Asia following the recent launch of our first MGallery hotel in Japan with the successful opening of MGallery Kyoto Yura,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of Accor for Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
Located in Mapo, Seoul, the hotel overlooks the Hangang River offering picturesque views of the charming Yeouido city skyline and beyond. Mapo subway station is a five-minute walk to the central business district, shopping malls and local attraction sites. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy a morning walk or an evening run by the river and experience the scenic and serene beauty of the residential district, also known as the ‘Land of Morning Calm’.
“This is our first MGallery hotel in the heart of Seoul and MGallery hotels embody the style, stories and allure of their destinations. Each MGallery hotel provides guests with their own ‘Memorable Moment’, an exclusive experience that inspires lifelong memories. Deeply rooted in the local landscape, guests will have the opportunity to engage in an once-in-a-lifetime experience from culture to on-site offerings,” commented Jongcheol Lee, Chairman of Pungnong Co Ltd.
The hotel will feature 197 guestrooms, a range of dining outlets, an outdoor swimming pool and meeting spaces for weddings, conferences and events.
“Seoul is a bewitching mix of ancient and modern metropolis that has earned its title as the UNESCO City of design. Enriched with a history dating back 600 years ago in the Joseon Dynasty, the city offers a diverse array of lifestyle, entertainment and dining options. We look forward to sharing enriching stories with both visitors and locals that showcase Korea’s vibrant culture with the opening of MGallery Seoul,” added Vincent Lelay, Vice President of Operations for South Korea.
Accor Ambassador Korea Hotel Management Co Ltd currently operates 24 hotels in South Korea with five hotels in the pipeline slated to open by 2022.
The MGallery Hotel in Seoul joins a collection of more than 100 boutique hotels in 26 countries, including Hotel Molitor Paris, INK Hotel Amsterdam and Hotel des Arts Saigon in Vietnam to name a few. The brand will also expand its collection with captivating new hotels under development.