From left: Jericho Go, first vice president, Megaworld; Atty. Monica T. Salomon, first vice president for Corporate Management, Megaworld; Peter Gassner, director for hotel development for Asia-Pacific, Marriott International, Inc.; Lourdes Gutierrez-Alfonso, COO, Megaworld; Francisco C. Canuto, senior vice president, Megaworld; and Carmen C. Fernando, director of Luxury Global Hotels and Leisure, Inc.
To bring an international flair to traveler accommodation in Western Visayas, Philippine real estate developer Megaworld is set to build The Courtyard by Marriot Hotel right in their existing project, the 72-hectare mixed-use development Iloilo Business Park.
The Courtyard by Marriot Hotel will be the brand’s first hotel in the Philippines and will offer first-class accommodation to travelers within the area by providing guests with ‘smart, energizing choices so that they can make the most of their time on the road.’
The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
“This is another milestone for Iloilo Business Park. Our development in Iloilo is a showcase of our company’s commitment to uplifting the Ilonggo lifestyle to a whole new level,” Megaworld first vice president Jericho Go stated. “The quality of service of Courtyard by Marriott is legendary and will help to lift the level of accommodation and leisure in Iloilo City.”
“We are happy and very excited that our fastest-growing brand in the Marriott group will rise in Iloilo Business Park," says Peter Gassner, Director, Hotel Development Asia-Pacific, Marriott International, Inc.
Built 15 storeys high, the hotel comprises 121 king rooms, 140 doubles, 32 executive rooms and 16 suites, coming to a total of 314 rooms. The Courtyard’s amenities include a lounge bar, meeting rooms, swimming pool with a bar, outdoor bar-and-grill, state-of-the-art gym and business center.
According to Gassner, the Courtyard will also feature a restaurant that serves a variety of international and local cuisines that the brand is known for.