Accor has announced plans to develop the first Pullman Living and Novotel Living standalone apartments in Manila in partnership with PTC Holdings. Both properties are slated to open in the last quarter of 2022.

The 200-room Pullman Living Manila and 300-room Novotel Living Manila will be located within the central business district of Makati in Metro Manila. Both apartment complexes will be a short walk from the Ayala Avenue, which is nicknamed the “Wall Street of the Philippines”, and the Greenbelt shopping mall.

“Pullman Living provides a stylish and intelligent private sanctuary with re-imagined hospitality experiences including unique dining concepts, the Pullman Porter, seamless and intuitive technology and a bold, vibrant art-led design. Novotel Living brings a co-living experience to the serviced apartment category. Novotel Living is all about making everyday moments matter in a warm, relaxed and friendly environment,” said Patrick Basset, chief operating officer of Accor for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives.

Residents staying at Novotel Living will have exclusive access to a clubhouse where there will be a shared kitchen, a library that enables residents to work in a “more intimate setting” and a play area to “kick-off and relax”. The development will include retail outlets, an all-day dining restaurant and bar, a spa, fitness centre, meeting rooms, business centres and a ballroom. Guests will be able to enjoy services including kitchen stocking and re-stocking, personal trainers, pre-prepared meals and a range of events.

The Pullman Living and Novotel Living brands were unveiled earlier this year. The two extended stay brands were born from Accor’s Pullman and Novotel brands and will feature many of the two brands’ services and design elements.

“We are very excited to introduce Pullman Living and Novotel Living to Asia,” said Jeff Tisdall, senior vice president of development, residential and extended stays at Accor. “A highly innovative dining experience sets the Pullman Living brand apart, including pop-up restaurants and food trucks, while Novotel Living focuses on welcoming and relaxing social spaces where residents can meet, work, play and dine.”

Accor currently operates eight hotels in the Philippines and has 12 hotels and serviced apartments scheduled to open over the next five years. Accor now has over 154 Novotel hotels and serviced apartments, as well as 77 Pullman hotels and serviced apartments across the Asia-Pacific region.