Accor set to deliver the first MGallery in the Caribbean

Accor, in partnership with Terres de Légendes, has announced the signing of a new hotel development, The Whimsy Hotel & Spa Saint-Martin – MGallery Collection. Located in the vibrant heart of Saint-Martin, it will be the first MGallery hotel to open in the Caribbean, a strategic location for the ongoing growth and development of the boutique hotel collection brand…

aerial view of The Whimsy Hotel & Spa Saint-Martin – MGallery Collection

For over 20 years, the Beach Plaza Hotel has been an iconic symbol of tourism in Marigot. With its salt-dusted façade and feet in the water, this former Caribbean hotspot is now being revived as a luxury hotel, a stopover for Saint-Martin residents and travellers from around the world. It is a tribute to the French art of living and the vibrant local culture, where the rhythms of instruments intertwine with those of the waves. This essential combination anchors this new home for friends and families as the must-visit spot in the Caribbean.

render of outdoor bar and deck at The Whimsy MGallery Accor

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Set to open in 2025, The Whimsy Hotel & Spa Saint-Martin MGallery Collection is poised to be a storied and sophisticated destination full of luxury, beauty, and culture. The project will encompass 165 hotel rooms, including 40 suites. The hotel will feature an array of amenities including a restaurant, three bars (Lobby Beach Bar, Rooftop Bar, Pool Juice Bar), a spa with four treatment rooms, a fitness centre, and a 250 square metre MICE facility. With its unique rooftop bar and beach club, the hotel is expected to become a major F&B&E destination on the island.

“We are thrilled to announce the signing of our new MGallery hotel in the heart of the Caribbean, a destination on the rise, renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant culture,” stated Maud Bailly, CEO of Sofitel, MGallery, and Emblems. “At MGallery, we thoughtfully curate unique properties that offer a collection of boutique hotels with true soul, delivering memorable and meaningful experiences. The hotel will serve as a gateway for guests to explore the island’s rich heritage and captivating stories. It will stand as a symbol of refined luxury, exceptional interior design, and mindfulness, contributing positively to the community. We look forward to welcoming travellers to experience the distinctive allure and memorable moments of MGallery in Marigot”.

“At Saint-Martin, we embrace strategic partnerships to achieve excellence,” added Patrice Seguin, Founder of Terres de Légendes and President of the Tourism Association of Saint-Martin (Club du Tourisme de Saint-Martin), expressing his enthusiasm for the project. “Our collaboration with Accor exemplifies this approach. This commitment to partnering with industry leaders extends across the hospitality sector, where we consistently set the highest standards for every project. The Whimsy is a testament to this strategy, and we believe it will redefine Saint-Martin’s hospitality landscape, contributing to the island’s economy and cultural richness”.

The hotel will join the MGallery Hotel Collection brand. Founded in 2008, the collection of signature, design, and heritage hotels today includes over 120 luxury boutique hotels worldwide. Over the past two years, the brand has been ambitiously opening and signing multiple hotels, with plans to grow its network and pipeline by 30 per cent by 2030.

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