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22nd February 2024

Accor signs first MGallery Resort in Panglao, Bohol


(From left) Chris Cho, Vice President Development, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, South Korea and the Maldives, Accor; Andrew Langdon, Senior Vice President, Development, Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea and India, Accor; Hope Uy, Managing Director of Panglao Shores; Anna Uy-Deaño, Financial Controller of Panglao Shores; Garth Simmons, CEO, Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea and India, and Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks Company

Accor has continued its rapid expansion in the Philippines with the signing of South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery. It will be the second MGallery branded property in the country, joining the Admiral Hotel Manila – MGallery. The partnership will introduce this emerging destination’s unique heritage and community values to visitors from all around the world. The resort joins a strong pipeline of 16 committed projects across the country, and will become the first resort-style property for MGallery in the Philippines. 

Scheduled to open its doors 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. The resort will have four F&B outlets, a swimming pool and pool bar, a well-equipped fitness centre, and a spa. A ballroom and meeting rooms will also present compelling opportunities for original, out-of-town corporate events and dream weddings.

South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery is being developed by Alturas Group of Companies (AGC) with support from Bill Barnett, Managing Director of Asian hospitality consultancy C9 Hotelworks. AGC is a family-run business with a deep cultural connection to Bohol and Panglao.

The resort’s design will weave the timeless tales of family and folklore 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 is perfectly aligned with the values of MGallery, Accor’s one-of-a-kind global collection of hotels where captivating stories are lived and shared.

“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…. 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 facilities of the 50-hectare Panglao Shores township project.  This AGC’s brand-new lifestyle destination will feature a retail mall, residential and hotels, night market, live performance areas, restaurants, bars and gardens

“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 the people of 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.


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