Category: Review

Spa industry picking up 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.

New Entertainment Hub

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

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.

Centrio Hotel Cagayan de Oro

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

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.

Resom Resort Subic

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.

Radisson Blue Mall of Asia


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.

The hotel will rise between the SMX Convention Centre and San Miguel by The Bay restaurant strip and  will have around 400 rooms, making it the SM unit’s biggest project yet.



Army & Navy Club Hotel

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...

Bohol Beach Club on expansion

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.

Second World Pyrotechnics display olympics

Second World Pyrotechnics Display Olympics Millions of Filipinos and foreign tourists have witnessed the spectacular fireworks during the 2nd World Pyro Olympics that lit up the sky of the Esplanade area of the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City. The Philippines and nine competing countries – Australia (defending champion), China, Germany, Korea, Russia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States – participated in the amazing displays of fireworks on the 5th to the 7th and 12th to 13th of January 2007.