(As printed in Hospitality News Philippines, Issue 76, December 15, 2017) – Megaworld‘s subsidiary, Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. maintains its position as one of the leading hotel operators in the country by opening the two returning hotel brands Hilton and Sheraton, the introduction of Hotel Okura, and its homegrown brand Savoy Hotel. This results to adding 1,592 more rooms under its portfolio to rise within the Resorts World Manila complex in Newport City, Pasay.
Among the four new brands, the 10-storey Savoy Hotel Newport will be the first to launch. The hotel will have a total of 684 suites including special units for the specially abled. The local brand is located at the far end side Newport Boulevard, right across the NAIA Terminal 3. Its location is close to retail shops and first-rate restaurants with easy access to the entertainment center.
5-star Hilton Manila has moved its opening to June 2018. Hilton’s return to Manila will sport the first keyless technology to its 357 rooms. The stylish guestrooms will be equipped with Hilton Serenity Bed, 50-inch TV, walk-in closed and ample work space for corporate guests. The upscale brand and its hospitality will be experienced through its 5 dining outlets, a ballroom and 4 meeting rooms, an Executive lounge, bar, resort-type swimming pool, and 24-hour room service.
Meanwhile, Sheraton Manila Hotel will start welcoming guests by October. Sheraton Manila will have 350 guestrooms and suites, all with the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Other amenities will include the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft, a fitness center, a pool and a spa. Dining includes two restaurants as well as the lobby lounge. For events, the hotel will offer 5,877 square feet of function space.
First to be introduced in the Philippines is Hotel Okura Manila, a Japanese hotel chain scheduled to open within the second half of 2018. The 191-room Hotel Okura is built alongside the Hilton and Sheraton hotels location. It will be a state-of-the-art resort destination distinguished by Okura-style hospitality. It will offer numerous dining options including traditional Japanese and Spanish restaurants, all-day dining, and a bar. Guests will enjoy spacious rooms averaging 60 square meters, as well as a pool and a fitness facility.
With the earlier announcement of rebranding Maxims Hotel to Ritz Carlton Hotel, and Remington to Holiday Inn Express, the Newport City will be a host to 7 international hotel chains including Marriott, and two homegrown brands Belmont and Savoy.