Megaworld Grows Own Hotel Brands
September 1, 2016
As part of its business strategy to strengthen recurring income, Megaworld is expanding its hotel business with the launch of a third hotel brand this year and growing the Belmont Hotel chain outside Metro Manila.
Savoy Hotel will be the newest brand of Megaworld for the hospitality industry, which is set to open in Boracay Newcoast by the end of this year.
The 530-room Savoy Hotel Boracay will be a first-class resort hotel to rise in the 150-hectare tourism township in the eastern part of the island. The P2.2-billion hotel will feature the country’s first concert pool arena, overlooking the refreshing views of Sibuyan Sea.
Another Savoy Hotel is also set to open in the 25-hectare Newport City in Pasay City next year with 684 rooms. It will be the last hotel to open in the leisure and entertainment township that is home to the famous Resorts World Manila.
The company is also constructing another Savoy Hotel in its 20-hectare The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. With close access to the beach, the hotel will rise 18 storeys high offering 547 rooms. This new hotel is set to open in 2018.
“Megaworld is spending P5 billion to build the three Savoy Hotels in Boracay, Cebu and Manila. Part of our goal is to make this hotel brand visible in our other townships across the country,” reveals Jericho Go, senior vice president, Megaworld.
As it launches Savoy Hotel, Megaworld has also allocated an additional P3.5-billion to expand its Belmont Hotel brand. At present, the first Belmont Hotel operates in Newport City, offering 480 rooms and featuring first class amenities such as podium gardens, 24-hour fitness center and workout area, a penthouse pool bar and Café Belmont.
By 2018, Belmont Hotel will also open in Boracay Newcoast with 407 rooms and another one in The Mactan Newtown in Cebu with 550 rooms a year after.
“Our rapid expansion of our very own hotel brands is an indication of Megaworld’s diversification as a real estate company and, at the same time, our commitment to support the country’s tourism industry,” says Jericho Go, senior vice president, Megaworld.
Megaworld’s Richmonde Hotel brand currently has three hotels in the country, located in Ortigas, Eastwood, and Iloilo, with a total of 449 rooms.
Also set to open under this brand is Twin Lakes Hotel in the sprawling 1,200-hectare Twin Lakes in Alfonso, Batangas near Tagaytay. This new hotel will offer 126 rooms and is set to be completed next year.
By 2020, the three local hotels brands of Megaworld will have a total of around 3,800 hotel rooms. — Manila Bulletin