Accor Ambassador Korea Hotel Management will launch the MGallery brand in Seoul, South Korea, in 2022.

Part of boutique hotels in 26 countries, including Hotel Molitor Paris, INK Hotel Amsterdam and Hotel des Arts Saigon in Vietnam, the MGallery hotel in Seoul will feature 197 guestrooms, dining outlets, outdoor swimming pool and meeting spaces for weddings, conferences and events.

Located in the western district of Mapo, Seoul, the hotel will offer views of the Hangang River and the Yeouido city skyline and provide easy access to the central business district, shopping malls and local attraction sites.

Moreover, the Mapo subway station is located a five-minute walk from the hotel.

Mapo’s residential district, called the ‘Land of Morning Calm’, is scheduled to open in 2022 and will include residences, offices and the MGallery hotel.

Accor chief operating officer for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives Patrick Basset said: “The signing of an MGallery Hotel in Seoul marks a key milestone for our group, as it represents our focus on expanding Accor’s luxury hotel portfolio in South Korea.

“We are delighted to expand the brand’s presence in Northeast Asia following the recent launch of our first MGallery hotel in Japan with the successful opening of MGallery Kyoto Yura.”

The MGallery brand consists of historic luxury hotels.

Accor vice-president of operations for South Korea Vincent Lelay said: “Seoul is a bewitching mix of ancient and modern metropolis that has earned its title as the UNESCO City of design.

“Enriched with a history dating back 600 years ago in the Joseon Dynasty, the city offers a diverse array of lifestyle, entertainment and dining options.

“We look forward to sharing enriching stories with both visitors and locals that showcase Korea’s vibrant culture with the opening of MGallery Seoul.”

Accor Ambassador Korea Hotel Management was established in 2006 as a joint venture company with Accor and Ambassador Hotel Group.

Currently, Accor Ambassador Korea Hotel Management operates 24 hotels in South Korea with five hotels slated to open by 2022.