Hann, Accor sign pacts for luxury integrated lifestyle resort in Clark

Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Accor–Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea with Daesik Han, Chairman & CEO, Hann Philippines, Inc.  

CLARK FREEPORT— Hann Lux, the next premier integrated resort development by the Hann Group (Hann), will be home to Accor Group’s (Accor) Sofitel Clark and Emblems Clark, which will offer guests convenient access to high-end fashion stores, French-inspired cafes, and convention facilities in this Freeport.

The landmark multi-agreement signing will see the expansion of a well-established partnership between Hann and Accor to six hotels here in Clark. It is a part of Hann’s additional US$2-billion investment in Clark. 

Sofitel Clark will comprise 300 guest rooms, while Emblems Clark will have 200 guest rooms. Both hotels will feature an array of dining, leisure and wellness offerings. 

Hann and Accor formalized the partnership with a contract signing ceremony at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. The deal will see the development of a luxurious place of leisure from cuisine to culture, arts, and architecture.

Sofitel Clark will welcome guests with a “magnifique” array of elegant experiences which embrace local culture, the best of gastronomy and wellbeing. Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, a brand known for its French origins, artfully blends the essence of each destination with French art de vivre, creating chic experiences for modern voyageurs to indulge in and celebrate life’s pleasures. The Sofitel family today counts over 120 hotels across 47 countries with more than 20 hotels in the pipeline.

(From L-R_ Chris Cho, VP Development, Accor–Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Korea and Maldives; Lucie Tarret-Imbert, Director Luxury Development, Accor–Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea; Andrew Langdon, SVP Development, Accor-Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea;
Simmons; Han; Agnes Liwanag, Assistant Vice President Corporate Planning, Development & Communication, Hann Philippines, Inc.; Tarek Aouini, General Manager, Swissotel Clark, Hann Philippines, Inc.; and Tom Meyer, SVP Operations, Accor–Singapore, Philippines and Maldives

Emblems Clark will join an up-and-coming collection of emblematic hotels within Accor’s luxury portfolio. The Emblems Collection, launched in 2021, was created to bring together truly iconic hotels that are a symbol of luxury. No matter the destination, guests staying at an Emblems Collection location will experience the feel of being part of an exclusive and select club. Accor aims to open 60 Emblems properties around the world by 2030.

Both Sofitel Clark and Emblems Clark will feature all-day dining and specialty restaurants, as well as swimming pools, spas, fitness centers, meetings and conference spaces, and executive lounges.

“We are excited to expand our partnership further with Accor, a global leader in the hospitality industry. We are pleased to offer our guests the best of French and Korean lifestyles. Having Sofitel Clark and Emblems Clark in Hann Lux will surely make it a celebrated destination, attracting tourists not only from all over the Philippines but also from around the world,” said Daesik Han, Chairman and CEO, Hann Philippines Inc. (HPI).  

“We are proud to expand our strategic relationship with Hann in this landmark multi-agreement signing. This reaffirms the trust and confidence owners place in Accor, our relationship driven-approach towards partners, and the popularity of our brands powered by strong distribution and lifestyle loyalty platforms. We are also thrilled and extremely proud to introduce two very special properties to vibrant Clark. Sofitel Clark and Emblems Clark will both bring an iconic sense of luxury to Hann Lux, and we are delighted to be working with our valued partners, Hann Philippines, to bring their unique vision to life,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Accor, Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea.

In 2019, Accor and Hann signed multi-agreements for Banyan Tree Clark, Angsana Clark, Mercure Clark and Swissôtel Clark.  The first phase of Swissôtel Clark launched in February 2022, with the broader hotel complex set to debut later this year, featuring 372 rooms and five vibrant restaurants and bars.

Accor is one of the leading international operators in the Philippines with 10 hotels across three regions and a strong pipeline of 14 committed projects across the country. 

Hann Lux, together with Hann Casino Resort, is a premium sub-brand under the master brand Hann Resorts. With its luxury playground concept, Hann Resorts is bringing the idea of a “millionaire’s playground” to life in Clark, Philippines, making it the ultimate luxury destination north of Metro Manila where one can play bold and live bold. 

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