Megaworld Corp. is developing a residential community called Boracay Newcoast at the world famous resort island of Boracay. The project on the island’s eastern shore is master-planned to become the island’s first tourism-oriented community. It will gather four international hotels and one local hotel and offer more than 1,500 hotel suites to beef up Boracay’s capability to serve a growing number of travellers. Also in the plan is Boracay Newcoast Village, the first exclusive subdivision to rise in Boracay.
Daluyong Resort, a 16-room establishment in Palawan, has been nominated by the Department of Tourism for the ASEAN Green Hotel awards. “We are firm believers of the green agenda and are happy that we have contributed through our own small way,” the owners of the resort said.
Meanwhile, Mandala Spa and Resort Villas in Boracay Island reaped the awards as best spa destination as well as best holistic treatment.
The ASEAN Green Hotel Awards are held every two years. Its criteria covers environmental policy and activities, use of green products, collaboration with the communities and local organisations, human resources development, solid waste management, energy efficiency, water efficiency, air quality management, noise pollution control, waste water treatment and management and toxic and chemical substance disposal management.
A new 152-room hotel has opened in Alabang, Muntinlupa City to meet the needs and specifications of the business traveller. B Hotel is the latest addition to Bellevue Hotels and Resorts that aims to provide business executives with a perfect deal.
The three-star hotel is situated near industrial parks, information technology and business process outsourcing zones as well as various leisure spots. "B Hotel is a 'no-frills' type of establishment. We offer affordable rates for the business travellers who are conscious about travel costs. Although the rates are lower than those of other Bellevue Hotels, guests can still expect the usual warm friendly service we call the Bellevue Touch," said Mr. Patrick Chan, general manager of B Hotel.
B Hotel, which took PhP500 million to build, is a direct investment of the Chan family, which is on the lookout for other sites to expand the Bellevue brand.
Korean property developer M Castle has signed a contract with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) to develop a US$1-billion resort complex on a 615-hectare beach front property between the free port and Morong town.
Ayala Hotels and Resorts Corp. (AHRC) and Anflo Management and Investment Corp. (Anflocor) have entered into a joint venture for the construction of a 9-storey, 148-room boutique hotel in Davao City.
The hotel will rise within the 10-hectare Abreeza, a mixed-used development that includes a mall, an office facility as well as a residential tower. It is set for completion by mid-2012.
Robinsons Land Corp. has completed the second residential tower at Amisa, its master-planned, six-hectare leisure residential community in Mactan, Cebu. The whole project will have six residential towers, a hotel, an entertainment centre and a host of amenities designed to provide the ultimate vacation lifestyle.
Food manufacturer Liwayway Marketing Corporation has signed a brand licensing contract with the Jinjiang International Hotel Investments Co. to invest US$850 million in economy hotels in the Philippines. The signing was witnessed by no less than President Benigno Aquino III in his state visit to China last week. Jinjiang sees good potential in the Philippine tourism sector.
Integrated tourism estate developer Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. will construct a much bigger and “grander” Resorts World complex at the Pagcor Entertainment City along Manila Bay by 2012, seeking to replicate the success of its pioneering complex in Newport City, according to a report by Philippine Daily Inquirer.