PH’s 1st Hotel Okura to rise in Resorts World complex
Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. has sealed an agreement with luxury Japanese hospitality chain Hotel Okura Co. Ltd. to open a 191-room hotel in Resorts World Manila (RWM).
Hotel Okura is embarking on an aggressive program to expand its global portfolio to 100 properties, mainly in the fast-growing Asian region.
With a soft opening targeted in the fourth quarter of 2018, Hotel Okura will join the roster of RWM’s current portfolio of international hotel brands that include Marriott Hotel Manila, along with the soon-to-open Sheraton Manila Hotel and Hilton Manila.
Remington Hotel, RWM’s value for money offering, will soon be rebranded as Holiday Inn Express.
“The Philippines, especially Manila, is a very promising market considering the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) and population size, both of which are growing fast. The local hotel business is benefiting from these and other favorable trends,” said Okura president Toshihiro Ogita,
“We will leverage the group’s expertise in traditional Japanese hospitality to make Hotel Okura Manila a much-beloved hotel among both local and foreign visitors,” he added.
In Asia, Hotel Okura has branches in Macau, Bangkok and Taipei.
Hotel Okura earlier donated $100,000 to the Philippine Red Cross for natural disaster recovery.