Pearl Farm Beach Resort, a world-class tourism destination in the Island Garden City of Samal in Davao, has put up new investments to accommodate corporate gatherings and other large events.
Manila Jockey Club (MJC) Inc. has tapped the Accor Group to manage a 250-room luxury hotel it will construct on its 1.4-hectare property in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
MJC Investments has executed a memorandum of understanding with Accor Group's affiliate, AAPC Singapore Pte., for hotel consultancy and management services for the project.
Gloria de Dapitan is expanding its land amusement and theme park in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte province. The theme park is developing additional 5,100-square metres of land and acquiring brand-new theme park rides. The existing theme park has a total area of 9,335 square metres.
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa has introduced sunset cruises aboard the M/S Vianelle Trimaran Ketch Yacht.
Marriott International has chosen the Mariott Hotel Manila in Pasay City as the Hotel of the Year among the Marriott Hotels in the Asia Pacific Region.
Marriott Hotel Manila won the prestigious title after achieving unprecedented results in market share, financial performance; associate (staff) satisfaction and guest satisfaction.
Shangri-La's Mactan Island Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City is undergoing a major improvement programme. The hotel has embarked on a three-phase renovation programme that will cost PhP718 million. The hotel has a total of 530 rooms.
Belle Corp., the developer of Nob Hill project in Tagaytay City, said the project is on track for completion by mid-2012. Nob Hill is located on the 1,500-hectare Tagaytay Highlands mountain resort and residential complex.
Swiss hotel operator Movenpick Hotels and Resorts has disclosed its plan to build and manage five upscale hotel and resort complexes in the Philippines for US$350 million.
Movenpick said that aside from Movenpick Residences Cebu, it is building another hotel and resort complex in Palawan, two in Makati, and another in a province. The Movenpick hotel in Coron, Palawan, which is nearly finished has 82 villas and luxury amenities. The Movenpick hotel and residences in Makati along Kalayaaan Avenue will have 300 rooms and 300 private residences.
The Araneta Group will start accepting guests at the Novotel Manila Araneta Centre in Cubao, Quezon City, the “crown jewel” of its multibillion-peso redevelopment of bustling Araneta Center.
Novotel Manila is envisioned to be the only upscale hotel in Quezon City that will offer a “five-star experience at four-star prices,” said Araneta Group chairman and CEO Jorge L. Araneta. Michael Issenberg, chairman and COO of Accor Asia-Pacific, flew to Manila to take part in the ceremony and expressed confidence that the hotel would be a “great success.”
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.