Iloilo City – The new brand of the heritage hotel formerly known as Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, which was wholly acquired by Brightside Properties and Resorts, Inc., was unveiled last Thursday, August 17, as The Mansion.
“Our hotel will redefine customer value, where comfort is premium and everybody is relaxed and at ease; where engaging service is synonymous to an all-around pleasant and singular experience,” said Noel Sinclaire Sy, Chief Operating Officer of Brightside Properties and Resorts, Inc.
Owners and executives of Brightside welcomed at least 300 guests at the unveiling and launch – mostly personalities in government service, Iloilo’s business leaders, members of Ilonggo civic societies and the hotel’s partners and suppliers who were treated to a sumptuous dinner and entertainment.
Acquired in the first quarter of 2017, The Mansion’s owners consider Iloilo City’s rich blend of Chinese-Spanish-Filipino cultural heritage, locally-inspired cuisine, and emerging locale as a major attractions for businessmen and tourists looking for a landmark destination.
“The charm of Iloilo is that , although it is one of the most progressive provinces in the country today with such a great potential for increase economic growth, it has largely remained rooted to its heritage,” said Nena Sy-Lim, President of Brightside.
On the other hand, observing that many Ilonggos reminisce about the hotel, Brightside’s Chief Financial Officer Viviane Sy added that the hotel will continue giving its visitors “good and memorable experiences” by establishing three guiding pillars to help preserve the heritage value of this hotel which are “Renovation, Restoration, and Preservation”.
Renovation to make exisiting structures look and feel new will be done in phases in the next three to five years while facilities and services will be upgraded in such a manner that they are at par and eventually the best in Iloilo.
Viviane added that restoration of facilities is alredy in progress together with the upgrading of The Mansion’s equipment, rooms, and amenities.
Ruben Alcoriza was appointed as the general manager Ruben whose background is backed up by years of expertise in the hotel industry.
The Mansion is fully equipped to cater to various events with fully air-conditioned rooms ranging from 39.96 sqm to 104 sqm. Guests can opt to stay in the hotel’s 98 spacious corporate rooms or the manor wing’s 89 rooms that give value for money for those attending conventions and seminars. It has seven function halls and 3 boardrooms that can sit from 10 to 1,500 persons and has international restaurants and a mini Olympic-size swimming pool and poolside café.