As travelers continue to seek a greater sense of purpose, there is an increasing preference for adventures off the beaten path which are both immersive and authentic. MGallery’s Memorable Moments integrate distinctive hospitality with meaningful experiences that inspire lifelong memories. A collection of captivating boutique hotels that exude charm, charisma and a profoundly local character, MGallery artfully blends high-end luxury with culture. Accentuating Accor’s portfolio of over 1,100 properties in Asia-Pacific, each MGallery embodies the style, stories and deeply rooted heritage in each location.
Memorable Moments take many forms at MGallery. All experiences pay tribute to the local landscape, culture and on-site offerings. From a beachside candlelit dinner to a grandiose helicopter ride, each moment is set to be the most definitive memory of the travel journey.
Venturing to the top of the world for a truly local experience
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The newly opened MGallery Hotel de la Coupole in Sapa, Vietnam [Check Rates and Availability] brings travelers to the peak of Indochina, Fansipan, via private cable car to marvel at the spectacular views. Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest three-rope cable car route, this journey boasts breath-taking scenery of Muong Hoa Valley in Hoang Lien National Park alongside the striking peaks of Hoang Lien Son Range. The highest mountain in Vietnam, Fansipan is one of the country’s few eco-tourist spots with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species.
Couples embarking on a wellness journey will find absolute bliss at the Legacy Yen Tu – MGallery [Check Rates and Availability]. Located in Uong Bi City, two hours away from Hanoi, the hotel brings guests on a hike up the magnificent Yen Tu Mountain to enjoy the beautiful sunrise from the peak while indulging in a gourmet local breakfast. The sacred Yen Tu Mountain is the cradle of Truc Lam Zen Buddhism in Vietnam, inheriting the rich culture and historical importance since the Tran Dynasty. An ideal place for trekking with natural forest and beautiful landscape, guests can engage with the local guides to learn more about the different varieties of plant species on the mountain and hear about the mythical stories of this charming destination.
Understanding cultures through food, heritage, and indigenous produce
While Yogyakarta is most well-known for being the epicenter of Indonesia’s religious heritage with the likes of Borobudur, a Buddhist temple, and Prambanan, a Hindu temple, Yogyakarta’s lively arts and cultural community stretch far beyond the temple ruins.
At The Phoenix Yogyakarta MGallery [Check Rates and Availability], hop onto the 1961 Vintage Mercedes Benz 180 for a journey of endless discoveries. Passing through the famous Malioboro Street, through to Kraton Yogyakarta (Sultan Palace), Taman Sari Water Castle and Plengkung Gading, the three-hour ride ends at the Phoenix Silver School where guest can take delight in a personalized silver craft-making workshop session with a local silversmith followed by a light lunch. As part of the experience, guest can make their favorite piece of jewelry as a souvenir to bring home.
Not just a sanctuary to rest and relax, MGallery – The Royal Beach Seminyak in Bali [Check Rates and Availability], Indonesia is renowned for its gourmet paradise where guests have the opportunity to immerse in a one-day local food tour. The experience starts with a visit to the market with the hotel Chef. Guests can learn more about Balinese produce and seasonings while picking out fresh ingredients for lunch. Following the visit, guests can enjoy a hands-on lesson to create the ‘Canang Sari’ and join in the daily ritual practiced by locals during the temple tour. Renowned for the strong spirituality that emerges from every aspect of their daily life, the Balinese ‘Canang Sari’ is an offering made every morning to thank the Gods for world peace and blessings. The Memorable Moment culminates with a cooking class where guests learn traditional culinary techniques and presentation before enjoying the fruits of their own labor.
Known as a ‘peaceful meeting place’, Hoi An is a destination where travelers meet, relax and dine amidst the unique architecture, stunning surroundings, and fine restaurants. Delight in a sumptuous array of afternoon tea spread at Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery [Check Rates and Availability] which overlooks the city’s architectural heritage. Couples can enjoy a leisurely bike ride to the pier and depart on a private evening cruise by the Thu Bon River to watch the beautiful sunset. For an evening wind down, be mesmerized by the enchanting landscape from the town’s highest rooftop bar at the hotel and enjoy the panoramic views of the city’s skyline before relishing in a tête à tête dinner under the stars by the pool.
Luxury beyond the skies
Renowned for its vibrant arts and culture scene, The Mitchelton Hotel Nagambie – MGallery [Check Rates and Availability] in Victoria, Melbourne brings its Memorable Moment up a notch with an ultra-luxurious gourmet experience. Embark on a scenic helicopter ride the overlooks the marvelous views of Nagambie before joining the head chef to explore the grounds for local ingredients for a customized dinner menu followed by a private cooking demonstration using the freshly picked ingredients and a private cellar tour to select and do a wine match with the winemaker. The day ends with a private riverside dinner of your very own dish creation with the chef.
Experience an unforgettable helicopter ride over the magnificent Adelaide Hills at Mount Lofty House Adelaide Hills [Check Rates and Availability] and be charmed by the city’s historical culture, rich produce, and beautiful wineries. Take a vintage car tour to visit some of the region’s most iconic wineries where guests can revel in a private wine tasting session with the city’s top winemakers followed by an intimate five-course degustation dinner menu with wine pairings.
As MGallery continues to expand in the region, guests can look forward to more Memorable Moments in Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, which will open in November this year and in Hong Kong with the launch of The Silveri by MGallery in March next year.
For more information and bookings, please visit: www.accor.com