South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol–MGallery opens soon



The Manila Times

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ACCOR, the region’s largest international hotel operator, continued its rapid expansion in the Philippines with the signing of South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol–MGallery, a locally inspired five-star resort on the island of Panglao that 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 resort will be nestled within 6.4 hectares of expansive grounds, surrounded by palm trees, and overlooking the powder-soft sands of Panglao’s South coast. “The exceptional resort adds another outstanding destination to our expanding presence in Southeast Asia. Panglao is an island paradise that promises the perfect blend of soft, sandy beaches, sparkling seas, and rich cultural heritage,” said Maud Bailly, CEO of Sofitel, Sofitel Legend, MGallery and Emblems. It will be surrounded by extensive leisure and MICE facilities that will feature a retail mall, residential and hotels, night market, live performance areas, restaurants, bars, and gardens. Developed from the ground up with sustainability as its guiding light and in consultation with local artisans, vendors, farmers and fishing communities, the future-forward development is designed to benefit the island for many generations to come. 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 company that was born in Bohol and cares deeply about this destination. By coming together with Accor, we are proud to enhance the quality of hospitality on the island,” commented Hope Uy, managing director of Panglao Shores. For more information about Accor, visit