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Robinsons Land Corp. plans to build 30 new budget hotels over the next five years, including 20 that will be covered by franchises. “We want to open at least 30 hotels in five years. Now we have found a franchisee that is willing to open 20 hotels,” Mr. Frederick D. Go, president and COO of Robinsons Land, was quoted as saying.
Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc. has announced the first concrete pouring for its US$1 billion Entertainment City Project in Parañaque City. The project is expected to generate some 4,000 jobs once it starts operations by the third or fourth quarter of 2012.
A new integrated residential-resort development will soon rise in Tagaytay City. Fil-Estate Land, Inc. and Megaworld Corp. have partnered to develop a world-class tourism-oriented project called Twin Lakes, over a 1,149-hectare property.
The first phase of the project will include a luxury hotel, residential villas and condominiums, a shopping village, botanical garden, sports and country club, and plantation estates.
Ayala Land Inc. will build a 150-room, eight-storey hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. The boutique hotel, which will be part of the 3.7-hectare mixed-use development named Centrio, is expected to be completed by 2012.
Belle Grande Manila Bay, an integrated resort and casino complex being constructed on a reclaimed portion of Manila Bay, is expected to have its soft opening by the fourth quarter of 2011.
Belle Corp., the developer of the project, said it also plans to launch other new projects, including the Lakeside Fairways, a condotel on top of the podium of Belle Grande Manila Bay, and the second phase of Nob Hill in Tanauan, Batangas.
Grand Hyatt Hotel will soon rise on a 1.5 hectare lot at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig at a cost of around US$300 million. Once completed, the 66-storey hotel, will be promoted as a six-star luxury hotel and managed by the Hyatt Group.
It will have 400 rooms and will be the second hotel in the Bonifacio Global City after the Shangri-La Hotel, which will also open by 2014. Grand Hyatt Hotel will be one of the tallest and biggest mixed-use buildings in the Philippines when it is completed by the end of 2014.
Grand Dame Hotel, one of the finest hotels in Iloilo City, received the “Trofeo International De Hosteleria” during the 36th International Awards for Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry held at the Hotel Melia Castilla in Madrid, Spain on 20th January 2011.