Deluxe hotels in Metro Manila posted their highest average occupancy rate in February 2006, amid a political noise that failed to scare away foreign investors and tourists in the Philippines.
The Philippines, a newcomer in the $24-billion global wellness tourism, is promoting two traditional massages in order to lure foreign tourists to its world-class spa destinations.
The government issued Proclamation No. 2019, declaring Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertainment City on reclaimed land of Manila Bay in Parañaque City as a tourism economic zone that would grant incentives to locators.
Dusit Thani Manila has recently unveiled its newly repainted, state-of-the-art monochromatic beige-colored facade to complete the final leg of its massive US$20-million renovation.
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.
Marriott Manila has appointed a seasoned general manager in the person of Mr. Scott Sibley. With his almost six years of stay at Marriott Guam Resort and Spa, American native Scott is now ready to assume leadership to one of the most progressive Marriott properties in the world.
“I am deeply honored and excited to be working with Filipinos where the best of the industry can be found. Marriott Manila has taken leadership in the market by storm and we aim to be at the same spot for the many years to come,” said Mr. Scott.
Korean firm Resom Resort Co., Ltd. will develop a 230-hectare forest area for a future resort complex in Subic Bay. The company, which is said to be Korea’s largest time-share group, however, has abandoned its plan to develop the Puerto Azul project in Ternate, Cavite.
SM Investments Corp. plans to begin work on a five-star development within the Mall of Asia complex by the first half of 2012, according to a report by BusinessWorld. “Right now, we’re finalising plans for our flagship hotel Radisson Blu in Mall of Asia. We are hoping to break ground there by next year, probably in the first half,” said Ms. Christina A. Bautista, SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. vice-president for business development and administration.
After standing at the corner of Roxas Boulevard and Kalaw Street for 103 years, the historic Manila Army & Navy Club in the City of Manila has begun to be “reinvented” to meet the...
At the First Tourism Jobs Fair held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on April 6 to 8 , Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano said more than 34,000 jobs are available to college graduates in Manila, Cebu and Davao in the first quarter of 2006 alone.