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Billion-peso Pullman Mactan Hotel launched in Cebu

Signing of the largest branded residences project in the Philippines: (from left) Accor Vice President for Development Chris Cho, C9 Hotelworks Managing Director Bill Barnett, Tytans Properties Development Chairman Gerard Tan, Tytans Properties Development Board Member Congresswoman Daphne A. Lagon, Tytans Properties Development President Cong Sonny Lagon, Accor Chief Development Officer Asia Andrew Langdon, and Accor Director of Development Kash Salvador.

CEBU — In partnership with Accor and Tytans Properties Development, the billion-peso Pullman Mactan Cebu Hotel and Residences was officially unveiled here, capitalizing the strength of the country’s hospitality sector with 1,100 rooms.

Accor, one of the world’s leading hospitality groups, continues its rapid expansion in the Philippines with the Pullman Mactan Cebu Hotel & Residences, which is set to become the world’s largest Pullman property.

The signing for the beachfront destination hotel here represents a milestone for mixed-use lifestyle real estate in the Philippines, as a new generation of integrated resorts emerges in Mactan.

Aerial shot of the beachfront site for Pullman Mactan Cebu Hotel & Residences

Scheduled to commence construction in 2025 and welcoming its first guests in 2028, the new development will feature 200 stylish guest rooms and suites alongside 900 branded residences, making this the most significant branded residential community in the Philippines. The development will consist of three towers, each topped with a penthouse. Guests and residents will enjoy state-of-the-art amenities and full-service facilities, including world-class restaurants, contemporary lounges, collaborative leisure zones and forward-thinking corporate spaces.

Pullman Mactan Cebu Hotel & Residences, being developed by Tytans Properties Development, will be managed by Accor, under the pioneering Pullman brand, renowned for its trendsetting concepts. Pullman offers the ultimate playground for modern travellers and today’s new entrepreneurs, blending immersive design with progressive hospitality to inspire minds and energize bodies. 

Following closely in the footsteps of the exceptionally well-received Pullman Residences in Singapore, set to open in 2024, Pullman Mactan Cebu Hotel & Residences is poised to set a new standard for branded residences in the Philippines, offering unparalleled living experiences. Accor’s branded residential properties are supported by Accor One Living, the group’s industry-first, mixed-use platform focused on supporting the development and operation of branded residential communities. Through Accor One Living, homeowners, guests, and partners are connected to Accor’s diverse ecosystem of brands, expertise, and solutions, fostering a continuous stream of new opportunities to live, work, and play. 

Gerard Tan, Chairman of Tytans Properties Development, during his speech said, “This is a proud moment for our company. Pullman is one of the most iconic brands in the global travel industry, with a reputation for leading the premium hospitality segment. This makes it the perfect partner for our landmark property, which is one of the largest of its kind in the Philippines – and indeed the world. We look forward to working with our esteemed partners at Accor as we bring this important project to life.”

“That’s why me and my partner Cong, Sonny believe that we should make Pullman Mactan Cebu and Pullman Residences a reality to support this tourism growth of Cebu. We are building the 200-key hotel, the Pullman Mactan Cebu, which is just the right size, supported by the 2nd phase of the development, with 3 towers of branded residences, with one tower planned to be service apartment concept for extended stay. As the business climate and the trends in the hospitality industry are constantly shifting, post pandemic lifestyle have changed, it is comforting to be partners with Accor who can help us navigate through the dynamic environment to stay relevant. Accor offers experiences across more than 110 countries with a strong network from the different parts of the globe, we are confident, that we are on the right track. The Pullman brand is known for its trendsetting lifestyle concept, which will suit the landscape that we are in,” Tan said.

For his part, Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer of Accor, Asia, said, We are delighted to partner with Tytans Properties Development on this outstanding project that demonstrates Accor’s confidence in and commitment to the promising potential of the Philippines. Cebu City, with its distinctive blend of urban vibrancy and coastal charm, presents an ideal locale to cater to diverse markets. Pullman Mactan Cebu Hotel & Residences will attract a wide variety of homeowners and guests, from leisure enthusiasts to corporate travellers seeking extended stays. This project is poised to redefine premium living and hospitality experiences in Cebu.”

C9 Hotelworks, a leading hospitality and real estate consultancy firm, has identified a trend towards branded residences in the Philippines. Its Managing Director Bill Barnett, on the other hand said, This shift, which is attributed to attractive investment yields offered by management programs, coupled with a rising demand for residential-type units, is reshaping lifestyle preferences in the post-pandemic landscape. Hotel branded residences are redefining luxury living in the Philippines, and I expect this momentum to be sustained, driving the evolution of the country’s property market in the coming years.”

Accor is the leading international hotel operator in the Philippines with an existing network of 12 hotels and resorts including Swissotel in Clark, Pampanga, and a committed pipeline of 15 properties across the country. 

Accor currently operates over 150 Pullman properties globally with an additional 50+ properties in the brand’s development pipeline. With its extensive inventory, Pullman Mactan Cebu Hotel & Residences will provide a major boost to the brand’s footprint in Asia.