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Accor will open the first MGallery Hotel & Residences in Mexico in 2024

WHY IT RATES: Mexico’s first MGallery Hotel & Residences is set to be one of Tulum’s top eco-retreats when it opens in 2024.– Lacey Pfalz, Associate Editor, TravelPulse


Accor, the world leader in hotels, in partnership with Inmobilia, the leading premium real estate developer in southern Mexico, announced the signing of definitive agreements for the development and management of the first MGallery Hotel & Residences in Mexico. Scheduled to open in 2024, Mayaliah Tulum Hotel & Residences – MGallery Hotel Collection will be a luxurious eco-chic jungle oasis where nature and culture converge, offering an extraordinary and immersive experience for travelers in the heart of Tulum.

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Joining MGallery’s global network of over 100 unique addresses in over 30 countries around the world, Mayaliah Tulum is one of the most anticipated additions to the brand’s exclusive collection of unique and distinctive boutique properties to date. , and will feature 45 beautifully appointed guests. rooms and 95 branded residences.

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Rendering of the pool area of ​​the Mayaliah Tulum Hotel & Residences – MGallery Hotel. (photo via Mayaliah Tulum Hotel & Residences – MGallery Hotel Collection)

“We are thrilled to continue expanding our portfolio in North and Central America and to have the opportunity to introduce the MGallery Hotel Collection brand to Mexico, with the first-ever Accor hotel in the paradise of Tulum,” said said Heather McCrory, CEO of Accor North & Central. Central America. “Nestled between the jungle and the sea, taking inspiration from this magnificent destination, the hotel is set to become an enchanting sanctuary, promising travelers rich experiences and adventures of local discovery and exploration. With its own unique personality and a special story to tell, the property will be a remarkable addition to MGallery’s distinctive collection of boutique hotels.

Located in the award-winning and innovative community of Aldea Zamá, long considered Tulum’s best location, Mayaliah Tulum Hotel & Residences – MGallery Hotel Collection will coexist harmoniously with nature; surrounded by the jungle of the Tulum Ecological Reserve and nearby Mayan archaeological wonders, minutes from the beach and downtown. Guests will enjoy enchanting and memorable experiences that tap into the spirit of the destination, inspired by Mayan culture and local community, and complemented by genuine and excellent service.

The design vision for the property is inspired by the destination’s lush tropical flora and fauna – nature is the design – with all aspects of the property carefully planned with biophilic design principles in mind. Ever-growing plants and rippling water features will envelop the exterior and interiors will be adorned with locally crafted furniture inspired by natural elements, ultimately creating an alluring and luxurious jungle sanctuary. Arkham Projects, in collaboration with Filipao Nunes, has been selected to lead the masterplan, architecture and interior design to create the stunning and exciting destination of Mayaliah Tulum.

Influenced by the hotel’s unique stories and personality, Mayaliah Tulum will offer several elevated dining experiences across its four restaurants and bars, including a rooftop bar, which will showcase innovative Mexican cuisine and inventive cocktails showcasing local ingredients .

With a holistic approach to health and wellness, Mayaliah Tulum will also feature a world-class swimming pool, spa and fitness center that encourages guests to indulge in conscious rejuvenation with luxurious treatments and other revitalizing offerings.

In addition to Tulum’s vibrant artistic and cultural community, the property will have a separate space dedicated to indoor and outdoor art exhibitions and will also feature an elegant Tulum-inspired market, bringing together talented local vendors with a selection of unique products. . – friendly creations and animations, for the pleasure of the guests.

Mayaliah Tulum will feature 95 one- and two-bedroom branded residences and owners will enjoy access to all hotel amenities as well as an exclusive owner’s lounge, relaxing pool and coworking space. Owners of MGallery-branded residences will be invited to join the Accor Ownership Benefits program, offering them global VIP status as a Diamond Tier member of ALL-Accor Live Limitless, one of the most attractive lifestyle loyalty programs in the world .

The property will also exceed local guidelines for energy efficiency and sustainable construction, in line with Accor’s established global environmental commitments, and will be EDGE certified.

“For the past 20 years, Inmobilia’s goal has been to create the best communities with unique experiences alongside distinguished partners to develop exclusive and lucrative investment properties. Our important partnership with Accor to bring MGallery, one of the most exciting and innovative brands in hospitality, to Mexico – and therefore to Tulum – is in line with our mission to create luxurious and sophisticated developments,” said Roberto Kelleher Vales, CEO of Inmobilia. . “With this property, as is our vision with the rest of our portfolio, we aim to create a community that provides a comforting refuge from the chaos of hectic city life, while fostering a connection between residents and visitors with the environment and destination history.We visualize and build communities that have a palpable sense of community and Mayaliah Tulum will bring our value proposition to life.

“We continue to experience significant growth in Mexico, particularly in the luxury and lifestyle segments. The introduction of the MGallery Hotel Collection to the market brings value to our current portfolio and opens up new growth opportunities in our region,” added Mark Purcell, Senior Vice President, Development, Accor North & Central America. “With a strong pipeline of over 10 properties set to open in Mexico over the next four years, we are pleased to rely on our valued partners, such as Inmobilia, to continue creating exceptional hotels that benefit from the global expertise of Accor.”

MGallery is a collection of historic boutique hotels for explorers driven by passion, curiosity and interest in the world around them. Each address is remarkable for its unique personality and deeply rooted in the history of the destination. Poised for further growth, with more than 50 hotels in various stages of development, the MGallery brand is expected to open 30 additional properties worldwide over the next two years.

More recently, two MGallery Hotel Collection properties debuted in North America: The Belmont Vancouver Hotel in early December 2021 and the Berkeley Park Hotel in Miami in March 2021. Other notable MGallery Hotel Collection properties include the Molitor Paris, the INK Hotel Amsterdam and the Queens Hotel Cheltenham. in England, Santa Teresa Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Muse Bangkok Langsuan in Thailand, among others.

Accor currently has 32 properties in Mexico, with more than 10 properties in the pipeline, across multiple brands ranging from luxury and lifestyle to midrange and economy. Mayaliah Tulum will soon be a notable addition to Accor’s Mexico portfolio which currently includes Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, Fairmont Mayakoba, Novotel Mexico City Toreo, among others.


THE SOURCE: Accor press release.