Accor ropes Manila’s Admiral Hotel into MGallery collection

ACCOR is taking over management of the landmark Admiral Hotel along Roxas Boulevard and will redevelop the property to be included in its high-end MGallery collection.

Patrick Basset, COO for Accor Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Philippines, said: “(Admiral Hotel) perfectly fits within the characteristics of an MGallery Collection hotel, with its historic elegance, top-class facilities and prime location in the centre of Manila.”

The 76-year old hotel, part of Anchor Land Holdings’ Admiral Baysuites project, will have 150 rooms when it opens in 4Q2016. It was named after US admiral George Dewey and in its heyday, was the address for dignitaries, royalty and distinguished foreign guests.

“The MGallery brand will fill the gap for upscale, sophisticated guests looking for boutique-type accommodations in Manila that have a unique story, offer a personalised experience and are superbly located,” said Basset.

He said having an MGallery in Manila is part of Accor’s “growth strategy (which) has always been to establish flagships for each brand in key metropolitan centres in the region and expand from there”.

Admiral Hotel is Accor’s fourth property in Manila after Sofitel Philippine Plaza and two hotels opening within the year, Novotel Araneta and Mercure Ortigas.

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