Marriott Hotel to rise in Clark

The $70 million five-star Marriott Hotel will soon rise in the Clark Freeport Zone.
Widus International Leisure (WILI) owner Daesik Han, Marriott International Incorporated Director for Hotel Development Baldwin Chua and Senior Director for Asset Management of Asia Pacific Rohit Singh led the groundbreaking ceremonies of the future hotel’s site on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The Marriott Hotel will rise on a 6,000-square meter land beside Widus Hotel and will consist of 260 well-appointed rooms in a 16-storey structure designed to serve millennial and high-end market.

Photo shows Agnes Liwanag, VP for Business Development; Jose Salvacion, President Design Coordinate; Rogit Singh, Senior Vice President Marriot International; Baldwin Chua, Director for Hotel Devt; TPM President Nick Boakel; Alveen Tabang, CDC VP for Engineering; Rodem Perez, CDC AVP for Business Development; Widus General Manager Tarek Aquini; and David Lawrence, VP for Casino Operation. --Photo by Deng Pangilinan
Photo shows Agnes Liwanag, VP for Business Development; Jose Salvacion, President Design Coordinate; Rogit Singh, Senior Vice President Marriot International; Baldwin Chua, Director for Hotel Devt; TPM President Nick Boakel; Alveen Tabang, CDC VP for Engineering; Rodem Perez, CDC AVP for Business Development; Widus General Manager Tarek Aquini; and David Lawrence, VP for Casino Operation. –Photo by Deng Pangilinan

It is expected to be completed by the first or second quarter of 2018.

Staged to be an epitome of opulence, Marriott Clark will represent the latest and most innovative hotel within the Widus complex, a final cap to its vision of being the preferred one stop leisure destination. It would be the third Marriott-branded hotel in the Philippines. The other two are in Manila and Cebu.

It will also feature the usual Marriott facilities such as the Goji kitchen and bar, great rooms, pool bar, executive lounge, ballroom and meeting places.

Widus International Leisure (WILI) President and CEO Daesik Han. --Photo By Deng Pangilinan
Widus International Leisure (WILI) President and CEO Daesik Han. –Photo By Deng Pangilinan

“We are raising the hospitality bar anew,” Han said.

“Today’s milestone brings us one step closer to opening the new infrastructure venture with Marriott that will better serve the local and international community,” Han added, “We are very excited with the prospects of this development and to the growth it can bring to the tourism industry and the overall economy of Clark.”

Han said he aims to employ and employ local manpower alongside sourcing supplies and services requirements from local businesses.