VANCOUVER — Hotel Belmont Vancouver has joined Accor’s portfolio as the first Canadian property in its MGallery Hotel Collection.
Located in Granville Entertainment District, Hotel Belmont Vancouver completed an extensive renovation in 2019. Now, the five-storey, 82-room boutique property features retro-modern design, up-scale finishing and curated art throughout. The Living Room serves as the property’s full-service restaurant lounge, while The Den and The Kitchen serve as private spaces for small events and gatherings.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Hotel Belmont Vancouver into the Accor family, and to celebrate the Canadian debut of the MGallery Hotel Collection. It’s exciting to bring a new brand into a market in which our legacy dates back more than 130 years, building on the strong foundation we’ve established with Fairmont, Sofitel and Novotel across the country,” says Heather McCrory, CEO, Accor North & Central America. “We continue to see growing demand for our collection brands, such as MGallery and the recently launched Emblems Collection, the group’s newest luxury brand. Our collections offer the opportunity to celebrate the distinctive style and character of properties such as Hotel Belmont Vancouver, and welcome even more unique destinations and experiences to the Accor portfolio.”
“Hotel Belmont is a unique asset within Pacific Reach’s hotel portfolio with its historic charm, iconic presence and eclectic design elements,” says Jeff Leung, director, Hotel Operations, Pacific Reach. “Since acquiring this hotel, Pacific Reach has made significant investments in the improvement of the property and in the creation of the Hotel Belmont brand, with the goal of embracing and enhancing the historic lights and legendary nights of the Granville Entertainment District. We’re proud of what Hotel Belmont has accomplished since it re-opened in May 2019 after a transformative renovation. We’re confident that this new partnership with Accor as the first MGallery hotel in Canada will further elevate and expand Hotel Belmont’s global presence in the boutique-hotel segment.”
The MGallery Hotel Collection plans to grow significantly, with more than 50 hotels in varying stages of development, of which more than 30 are expected to open within the next two years.
“Accor’s pipeline remains strong and signings continue, demonstrating the confidence of our partners in both Accor and the future. Our lifestyle, ultra-luxury, luxury, premium and collection brands are driving Accor’s growth in Canada and the U.S., with both conversions and new builds, both franchise and managed opportunities,” says Mark Purcell, senior vice-president, Development, Accor North & Central America. “It continues to be a record-breaking period of growth for the region, and we’re excited for what’s to come.”