Accor has signed a hotel in Cebu, as part of the hospitality group’s expansion plans across Philippines.

Joining a pipeline of 18 hotels across the country including the Sofitel Cebu City which was announced in February, the 182-room Mercure Cebu Downtown is set to open in 2024.

Forming an integral part of the Patria de Cebu masterplan which features an integrated shopping centre, offices and beautiful central plaza, Mercure Cebu Downtown will be situated in the historic downtown area of Cebu.

In addition to extensive events facilities including a ballroom, meeting rooms and business centre, the hotel will offer a restaurant, an executive floor lounge, a swimming pool, gym and a rooftop bar.

Accor has seven hotels across three regions in the Philippines and a strong pipeline of 18 committed projects across the country. Mercure Cebu Downtown will join a collection of over 870 Mercure hotels globally across 61 countries.

“We are entering into an exciting stage of development with Accor now boasting a pipeline of 18 hotels which will debut in the Philippines over the next five years. Authenticity and curiosity are central values of the Mercure brand; it is this attention to providing a localised experience that has made this portfolio of hotels so successful. We look forward to crafting an authentic personality for Mercure Cebu Downtown and welcoming guests to come and enjoy all the hidden secrets around Cebu,” said Garth Simmons, chief executive officer, Accor, Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea.