Category: Review

Oakwood Ortigas

Oakwood Premier Joy Nostalg Center Manila which is based in Ortigas now enjoys an 80-percent occupancy rate, less than a year after its opening, according to a report by BusinessMirror.

Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons plan Boracay hotels

High-end hotel chains Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts and the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts are looking at the possibility of putting up luxurious hotels in Boracay.

Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) BizTour committee chairman Samie Lim said the two hotel chains have approached the Department of Tourism for possible investments in the island-resort.

Badian Island Resort and Spa

A Cebu-based spa offering "hilot", a traditional deep-tissue therapeutic massage, has been ranked as the world's eighth best spa.

In its May-June 2006 issue, Asia Spa Magazine recognized the Badian Island Resort and Spa in Cebu as among the world's best.

Badian Island Resort and Spa is nestled between a cliff and Badian Bay and is only five- minute ride from southwestern Cebu, where an intuitive "hilot" massage awaits guests.

"While many rub downs have predetermined strokes, this massage, native to the Philippines, is customized to each individual," the Department of Tourism said.

Centuria Medical Makati

Century Properties, Inc. has started the construction of a US$100-million medical tourism facility in Makati City.   “This is our small part, to start the medical tourism revolution in this country. The potential for health care is unimaginable because everybody needs health care,” company chairman Jose Antonio was quoted as saying.

The project called Centuria Medical Makati will rise at a 4,000-square-metre site in Century City, the company’s first mixed-use development project in Makati.

Best Philippines Hospitals

Top hospitals in the Philippines have heightened their marketing campaign to lure cash-rich patients by trumpeting their state-of-the-art medical facilities and expert staff.

Enchanted Kingdom Hotel


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.

Azalea Residences Baguio

A new serviced hotel called Azalea Residences has opened in Baguio City.  Located at the Leonard Wood Loop, Barangay (village) M. Roxas, Azalea Residences offers tourists who normally take trips in groups, full amenities of a serviced apartment, complete with living, dining, and kitchen facilities in all its rooms.

Its 99 suite rooms – 46 deluxe, 17 one-bedroom, 33 two-bedroom, and 3 three bedroom – offers a living area with sofa and flat screen cable-connected TV; toilet and bath with hot and cold water; dining table and chairs and crockery; kitchen appliances and utensils; coffee and tea-making facilities; queen-sized beds with imported bed linens; and balcony in choice rooms. All have Wi-Fi Internet connection.


Go Hotel Ortigas to open in August

Go Hotels will open three new branches this year, bringing the total number of budget hotels in its network to 10.   Go Hotels sales and marketing Assistant Manager Adrian Ong said a branch...

Berjaya Manila Hotel

Berjaya Hotels and Resorts of Malaysia is spending PhP200 million for the renovation of Makati Avenue Hotel.

Event Center Rizal

Thunderbird Resorts, Inc., operator of the luxurious Thunderbird Resorts in Binangonan, Rizal, has built a 500-seat-capacity Event Center in the same area. The venue is now expected to host performances, concerts, exhibitions, meetings, banquets, and other events in Rizal.