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Accor unveils MGallery and Swissôtel properties at Changbaishan Luneng Resort

Accor and Luneng Group announce the opening of two popular hotel brands at Changbaishan Luneng Resort with the introduction of storied premium lifestyle boutique hotel brand MGallery and premium classic brand Swissôtel to Changbaishan, a destination in northeast China.

Changbaishan Luneng Resort is located close to Manjiang town, a town in Jilin province’s Fusong county near China’s border with Korea. Only 30 minutes’ drive to Changbaishan Airport, the resort is nestled within the foothills east of Changbai Mountain and situated at the intersection of three rivers. It is an international eco-tourism holiday destination with ecologically protected entertainment and cultural attractions.

The View Changbai Mountain – MGallery is where captivating stories are lived and shared. The boutique property is perched at 999 meters above sea level—the highest point in the vicinity and with Changbai Mountain in full view. Symbolizing love and eternity, Changbai Mountain’s majesty is captured through picture framed windows to be enjoyed with family, friends and loved ones. As each of its 49 intimate rooms and suites offers a balcony with views of Changbai Mountain, every guest can bask in the serenity of the mountain’s western slope in style and comfort. The hotel’s design was inspired by the aspects of purity, harmony and eternity represented by Changbai Mountain. These elements are reflected in natural materials such as the thoughtful use of pine and birch. Upon arrival, guests are treated to the hotel’s signature Ginseng Welcome Tea Ritual prepared with Changbai Mountain spring water to help purify the mind and body. Mann restaurant offers international cuisines including breakfast items featuring juice and pastries from freshly farmed local produce. The restaurant has an outdoor balcony where guests could indulge in the extraordinary scenery of Changbai Mountain. The Wine Bar offers a wide selection of wine, specialty snacks and drinks including the hotel’s signature cocktail made with local sorghum wine and ginseng extract.

Swissôtel Resort Changbaishan features 684 contemporary guestrooms and suites infused with freshness and vitality rooted in Swiss hospitality traditions. The brand is renowned for its intelligent design, quality craftsmanship and mindful approach towards sustainability. Natural beauty is captured in the architecture and room interior design, offering guests extraordinary and original wooden house experiences. Swissôtel offers guests peace of mind, enabling them to explore the world, discover life’s true rewards, and embrace opportunities to live well. The iconic Swiss Circle in the hotel lobby artistically links Swissôtel with the history and culture of Switzerland. The traditional Swiss cut out silhouettes Changbaishan’s signature nature and activities such as Tian Chi (Heavenly Lake), skiing, Korean pine, birch, tiger and forest frog, which depicts the symbolic story of the hotel’s location and  Swissôtel’s attributes to celebrate a sense of the place. The hotel’s facilities include The Quarter, a contemporary restaurant offering buffet and a la carte menus, Sheng Di Restaurant that emphasizes on local specialties, The Bar offering finely crafted drinks and snacks, Italian Restaurant, fitness center and children’s area. Combined with the brand’s impeccable service, the resort allows guests to enjoy a healthy and vitality journey with products such as Vitality drinks and menus, as well as Pürovel, Swissôtel’s signature room amenities made with 100% natural and free of artificial ingredients.

The two hotels share meeting facilities including three multifunction rooms and one meeting room with views of the ski field for incentive activities. 

Gary Rosen, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Accor Greater China, said: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Luneng Group. The resort opens one year after Accor and Luneng signed a strategic partnership in 2018 and showcases our first project together in Changbaishan to the Chinese market. Our premium classic and lifestyle brands, namely Swissôtel and MGallery, are ideally suited to a region with abundant resources for tourism. They are a great offering that fit the needs of travelers and will further the development of Changbaishan by providing new international hotel options for the local market. Our collaboration meets rising demand from MICE clients as well as premium travelers seeking stylish experiences who wish to explore locally inspired narratives.”

Based on three main themes around ice and snow, ethnic culture and forest health, Changbaishan Luneng Resort offers a unique and dynamic vacation lifestyle for guests all the year round. The resort includes a hotel cluster, an outdoor park including a ski field and a ski school, forest recreation, health and wellness products in partnership the famous traditional Chinese medicine brand Tong Ren Tang, as well as cultural exploration.

MGallery offers more than 100 storied boutique hotels around the world, with well-known properties including Hotel Molitor Paris, INK Hotel Amsterdam, Hotel des Arts Saigon in Vietnam. More exciting MGallery projects in Hong Kong, Chengdu, Mile in Yunnan province will open in 2020 for the collection in China. The brand recently won “Best storytelling and communication campaign” category at the 20th Worldwide Hospitality Awards.

Swissôtel today numbers more than 30 hotels globally including flagship properties such as Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore and Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy in Moscow. The year 2020 will be celebrated as the 40th anniversary of the brand. Swissôtel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center is scheduled to reopen its doors after a full renovation by the end of 2020.

To celebrate the opening, from now until February 10, 2020, guests can enjoy the stay with the rate starting from CNY1121 net at Swissôtel Resort Changbaishan, and CNY1821 net at The View Changbai Mountain – MGallery, with breakfast for two, two tickets to Ski Resort and late check out privileges. For enquiries and bookings, please contact 86 (0) 439 510 9999 or email to: HB6W8@accor.com.