SM hotel corp, Radisson group set to open hotel in Iloilo

The first Park Inn hotel in Iloilo City is set to open in 2019 as SM Hotels and Conventions Corp (SMHCC) and Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) recently signed a licensing agreement to open a hotel there.

The soon-to-open 200-room Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo is at a prime location next to SM City Iloilo in Mandurriao. The hotel is 20 minutes away from Iloilo International Airport and is strategically located near the city’s main commercial district, tourist attractions, museums and historical landmarks.

“SMHCC’s longtime partnership with Radisson Hotel Group will be further strengthened with this agreement and reflects a strong mutual intent to grow the brand in the country. As owners, SMHCC looks forward to benefitting from RHG’s vast global resources that have helped make RHG one of the most progressive hotel companies in the world,” SMHCC President Elizabeth Sy said.

“We are thrilled with this new milestone between SMHCC and RHG. We are confident that this new landmark in our partnership starting with Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, will add to the vibrant tourism landscape of the city and set a new benchmark in hospitality in the Visayan region,” SMHCC Executive Vice President Peggy Angeles added.

Each of the rooms at Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo will offer a vibrant ambiance and complimentary high-speed Internet for unlimited connectivity. Its all-day dining restaurant provides a hip setting in which groups can meet over exciting food and beverage options. This includes a convenient self-serve section which offers busy travelers a variety of ready-to-eat choices that can be consumed on-the-go. Meanwhile, “The Living Room” concept allows guests at the lobby to socialize and provides an intimate space for individuals who wish to unwind through reading or surfing the net. For recreation, the hotel has a gym as well as a swimming pool for both adults and children.

Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo will also provide choice venues for meetings and social events. Its main function room can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests which makes it an ideal venue for small to mid-sized events while an al fresco facility by the poolside caters to relaxing early evening functions.

“We are delighted to partner and continue to seek opportunities with SMHCC as we expand our footprint into the Philippines. The Park Inn by Radisson brand promises world-class hospitality, delivering on positive, vibrant and relaxing experiences. It is a perfect fit for the market which is rapidly growing its tourism landscape. Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo will provide a comfortable option for guests seeking high levels of convenience and connectivity,” Katerina Giannouka, President, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group said.

The soon-to-open hotel will be the third hotel under SMHCC’s portfolio. Other Park Inn by Radisson Hotels are in Clark, Pampanga and in Davao City.

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) earlier announced the expansion of its portfolio, doubling its current hotel room inventory and growing leasable convention space by the year 2020. The growth in guestrooms covers hotel as well as in the planned serviced apartments while the development of new SMX Convention Centers in key cities further cements its position as the country’s premier conventions and events destination. #

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