SM Hotels and Conventions Corp (SMHCC) and Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) recently signed a licensing agreement to open a new hotel in Bacolod City.
Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod will be the fifth Park Inn hotel in SMHCC’s portfolio. Other Park Inn Hotels are in Davao City, Clark, North EDSA and Iloilo.
The capital of Negros Occidental province in the central part of the Philippine archipelago, Bacolod is a major regional economic hub and home to more than 500,000 people. A popular friendly city that hosts the hugely popular Masskara Festivals, Bacolod has been nicknamed the “City of Smiles.”
The hotel will be connected to the SM City Bacolod, providing guests with instant access to extensive retail, food and beverage selections, and entertainment facilities. Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod will be adjoined with the vast SMX Convention Center, which is an ideal venue for business travelers and MICE delegates.
“Bacolod City has always been a gem in the Philippines tourism known for its history, culinary legacy and gentle people. It has emerged as one of the most important and sought after leisure as well as conventions destinations in the Philippines. With its combination of comfort, connectivity, and excellent service, Park Inn by Radisson will elevate the experience of visitors to Bacolod,” Elizabeth Sy, president of SMHCC said.
Katerina Giannouka, president of Radisson Hotel Group. Asia Pacific, said the combination of SM’s world-class developments and Park Inn by Radisson’s modern hospitality is a perfect fit for the market.
“Our expansion strategy in the Philippines reflects the social and economic trends currently sweeping the country. By locating our hotels at landmark lifestyle malls and conference centers, we are providing international accommodation for the growing number of business and leisure travelers in key destinations all across the Philippines,” Giannouka added.
Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod will feature 153 contemporary rooms, all fully connected with free Wi-Fi. Corporate travelers can choose from two modern meeting rooms and enjoy professional services at the business center. The hotel will also feature a fitness center, an all-day dining restaurant and a lobby bar where family, friends, and colleagues can unwind.
All stays will be underpinned by Park Inn by Radisson’s unique ‘Yes I Can!’ service philosophy, which is reflected in the positive attitude and professional approach the hotel’s staff, who are dedicated to creating memorable guest experiences.