Accor opens first MGallery smart hotel in the Balkans

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Published on 13/07/22 - Updated on 13/07/22

The Emporium Plovdiv – MGallery

The hospitality group has officially opened The Emporium Plovdiv – MGallery in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

The five-star boutique premium hotel boasts 61 guestrooms, including 12 suites. It also plays host to relaxation and fitness zones as well as an in-house restaurant, a champagne bar and a cocktail lounge. Large tourist attractions in the city such as the Roman Forum, Roman Stadium, Bishop's Basilica of Philippopolis and The Old Town are all within walking distance of the property.

It is the first ‘smart hotel’ opened by Accor in the region. It features smart rooms that allow guests to adapt the setting to their mood by adjusting the light, setting the ambience, opening and closing the curtains and controlling the audio-visual functions of the room.

The interior design of The Emporium Plovdiv – MGallery was created by award-winning architectural studio Sundukovy Sisters S+S. The original features of the building have been incorporated into the design and shimmering gold panels throughout the hotel reference Bulgaria’s heritage and history.

It is a real honour for us to assert our company’s growth here in Bulgaria. Development is key for Accor being a world leading hospitality group and it is a pleasure to extend our mission further with this marvellous project.

Sabina Bartyzel, Senior Vice President Operations Eastern Europe at Accor

We are glad to see Accor’s presence expand in beautiful Bulgaria by opening another astonishing hotel – this time in the city of Plovdiv. Centrally located, drawing inspiration from the stunning destination, the Emporium Plovdiv – MGallery hotel is set to become an enchanting sanctuary, promising travellers rich experiences and adventures. With its own unique personality and special story to tell, the property will be a remarkable addition to MGallery’s distinctive collection of boutique hotels, offering unforgettable moments to our guests travelling to Plovdiv from all over the world.

Paweł Pańczak, General Manager of The Emporium Plovdiv – MGallery

It brings joy to see this project finally come to life! We managed to bring innovation and history together, creating a unique concept that carries the true Plovdiv spirit, for the guests. Having Accor as my partner in this endeavour is an honour and I’m looking forward to the future, as the best is yet to come!

Boyko Kachulev, owner of The Emporium Plovdiv – MGallery

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