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The newest five-star hotel property in Metro Manila – Marco Polo Ortigas Manila recently opened its doors to the public in one of the country’s prime business districts, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Acclaimed to be the Philippines’ first sky hotel, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila houses 316 luxurious rooms and suites specially-designed for the new age business and leisure travellers.
The Max's Restaurant Group is building a 60-room hotel in Quezon City right across the first Max's Restaurant branch.
Max's Branding Director Jim Fuentebella said the hotel called Miranti will price its rooms at the PhP4,000-a-night range when it opens late next year. It will serve as a template for other Max's branches in key cities, especially to franchise owners who have the adjoining real estate for the hospitality extension.
Century Properties has completed and turned over the third tower at its beach inspired condominium development Azure Urban Resort in Parañaque City.
The Azure's beach club, designed by celebrity Paris Hilton, and the first phase of the beach have also been completed and officially opened mid-March. Century Properties said the third Azure tower, St. Tropez, will turn over close to 600 units in March. The first two towers, Rio and Santorini, delivered 1,700 units in 2013.
Emirates Airlines will stop flying between Dubai and Clark in Pampanga on 1st May this year, seven months after it launched the operations at the Clark International Airport.
“Emirates can confirm that it is suspending its daily, non-stop service between Clark International Airport and Dubai from 1st May 2014. The decision was made after a review of the airline’s operations to ensure the best utilisation of its aircraft fleet for its overall business objectives," Emirates Spokesman Maria Elena Alba said.
nternationally owned and operated hotel brand Tune Hotels announced the opening of the 182-room Tune Hotel Ortigas. Located in the heart of Ortigas’ central business district on Shaw Boulevard, the property is the eighth Tune Hotel to open in the Philippines in the last two years after Angeles City, Ermita, Makati, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Quezon City.
Red Planet Hotels, which operates Tune Hotels, said two more hotels will open in the Philippines in 2014, further strengthening the company’s confidence and commitment to the local tourism industry.
Interactive children’s city theme park KidZania expects to host more than 600,000 visitors annually once it opens at Bonifacio Global City early next year.
Combining education and entertainment, Play Innovations President and CEO Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas said the PhP1-billion interactive kid-sized city will cater to youngsters, from age 4 to 14, with over 100 role-playing activities in various establishments set up within its two-level area.
Data Land Inc. is building the first boutique hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
The 120-room Ivy Wall will be constructed by one of the Philippines’ top contractors, and also a sister-company of Data Land, DDT Konstract, Inc.
“The Ivy Wall will add a new energy to Puerto Princesa as the city is booming with business and leisure travellers looking for quality affordable hotels,” said Data Land Assistant Vice President Paul R. Chua.
Nearly 200,000 visitors in the last 11 months visited Las Farolas, the newest tourist and educational destination in Pasig City.
Students from both private and public educational institutions in the National Capital Region and the provinces along with local and foreign tourists make up the crowd along with employees from the government and private sectors.