Accor Ambassador Korea, a joint venture between Accor and Ambassador Hotel Group, will launch the first MGallery hotel in partnership with Pungnong to expand the group’s growing boutique hotel collection worldwide.
Set to open in 2022 in Mapo, Seoul, the hotel will feature 197 guestrooms, a range of dining outlets, an outdoor swimming pool and meeting spaces for weddings, conferences and events.
The project, which will also include residence and offices, will overlook the Hangang River with views of the Yeouido city skyline and beyond. The Mapo subway station is a five-minute walk to the CBD, shopping malls and local attraction sites.
Patrick Basset, COO of Accor for Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives, said the signing of an MGallery Hotel in Seoul is “a key milestone”, marking the group’s focus on expanding its luxury hotel portfolio in South Korea. This comes on top of the brand’s first foray into Japan with the “successful opening” of MGallery Kyoto Yura, he added.
Accor Ambassador Korea Hotel Management currently operates 24 hotels across seven cities in South Korea, with five hotels in the pipeline slated to open by 2022.