Published on 04.09.2023

Our design vision for Albania's Green Coast Resort


We are excited to share the initial visuals of one of our upcoming projects, the Green Coast boutique resort in Palasë, Albania. This future addition to the MGallery collection is a collaboration between Accor and Western Balkans investment group BALFIN. 51N4E & CENTRAL conceptualized the architectural design.

Set to be located on the upcoming Albanian Riviera, the planned resort will be surrounded by the Ionian Sea, mountain villas, and the Llogara National Park. Our design inspiration was found in the characteristics of a stone quarry. The tone-on-tone contrast of surface finishes creates an understated but tactile sense of luxury.

“It is a pleasure for us to have the chance to showcase the first-ever MGallery, a magnificent addition to the world's resort scene, on the Green Coast in Albania. This excellent hotel provides a unique experience, where elegance and charm are paired with the breathtaking beauty of Green Coast. Our guests may enjoy top-notch amenities, flawless service, and a really amazing stay, making it the ideal location for guests looking for a memorable seaside break along the Mediterranean.”

—  Mrs. Ardiana Sokoli-Vice President for Real Estate & Hospitality, Balfin Group

“We conceived the hotel as a collection of houses, not dormitory rooms. Houses are connected by open-air streets and squares, not corridors and halls. Streets and squares are defined by different buildings, functions and scales, not a generic repetition of units. The coming together of these buildings, streets and houses creates a village to be inhabited by people all year long.” 

—  Johan Anrys – Architect partner, 51N4E & CENTRAL

“Different textures and tones found in rock surfaces became our main design inspiration. We also infused the interior with Albanian symbolism and crafts to truly merge the resort with its surroundings.“

— Ruud Belmans, Creative Director at WeWantMore

Once completed, the resort will offer 118 rooms, multiple dining options, a five-story spa, various suites, a private pool with a bar,‌ and its own beach.

We are committed to creating a space that not only reflects the rich heritage of the region but also offers a luxurious retreat for visitors. Stay tuned for more updates as we progress in this exciting venture.

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