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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is expected to open its Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila in 2014. The hotel, with 60 storeys and 577 hotel guestrooms, 97 hotel residences and 96 exclusive Horizon Homes, is seen to become a Manila landmark.
Enchanted Kingdom, one of the country’s top theme parks located in Laguna province, is considering building a hotel near its Balibago, Sta. Rosa facility to accommodate tourists planning to stay longer in the amusement place. “We are now contemplating of putting up a hotel for those who plan to stay longer in EK,” said company chairman and president Mario Mamon.
Food manufacturer Liwayway Marketing Corporation has signed a brand licensing contract with the Jinjiang International Hotel Investments Co. to invest US$850 million in economy hotels in the Philippines. The signing was witnessed by no less than President Benigno Aquino III in his state visit to China last week. Jinjiang sees good potential in the Philippine tourism sector.
Marriott Manila has opened a new space for its events. Located at the Newport City, Marriott Manila said its Garden View offers a variety of banquet and conference facilities. It features three function rooms that can accommodate both social and corporate events.
Global Estate Resources Inc. (GERI) is on track with its plan to build the PhP20-billion Boracay Newcoast integrated resort, according to a report by Philippine Star. The company said the project, which spans 14 percent of the island, will feature a master-planned layout replete with world-class resort offerings and amenities. The project will house four world-class hotels with a total of 1,500 rooms, specialty and boutique beachfront hotels, private villas and a variety of health and wellness centres.
The country’s tallest hotel is set to rise in Makati City. The Board of Investments approved the application for tax incentives of Citadines Salcedo Makati, a 37-storey, 212-room apartment hotel development in Salcedo Village. “This will expand the availability of tourist facilities in the country’s business capital and is in line with the country’s goal of attracting six million tourist arrivals by 2016,” said BoI managing head Cristino L. Panlilio.
Nestled in its quiet corner at the entrance of Subic Bay Freeport, with a lush forest as its background, the four-hectare Subic Holiday Villas, originally conceived as a retirement village for expatriates, now accepts guests in one of its buildings acting as a condotel facility.
Going to Subic Bay, vehicles will actually pass Subic Holiday Villas at the left side of the bridge of the Tipo Expressway, right before turning right to Rizal Avenue, the main road in Subic. To get there, however, vehicles will have to turn around, passing Rizal Avenue before turning right to Argonaut Highway or the intersection where the Petron Station is on the left and the Starbucks on the right. Vehicles will have to pass the Bank of the Philippine Islands and PTT gas station along Argonaut Highway and turn right, immediately before the checkpoint ahead. Vehicles will pass under the bridge and need to turn left. Subic Holiday Villas is just several meters on the right side.
Robinsons Land Corp. has completed the second residential tower at Amisa, its master-planned, six-hectare leisure residential community in Mactan, Cebu. The whole project will have six residential towers, a hotel, an entertainment centre and a host of amenities designed to provide the ultimate vacation lifestyle.
Global Hotel and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GHLPI) has opened a hotel called Segara Suites in Subic Bay Freeport. Segara Suites managing director Dave Baldeo said the 18-room luxury hotel has been added to the 10 units of the Segara Villas.