Gatchalians on track to reopen Manila Pavilion by December
The fire-razed hotel will rise again from the ashes.
Hotelier and plastics king William Gatchalian is preparing for a grand comeback for the Manila Pavilion after it is set to receive around P950 billion from insurance claims after the property was consumed by a fire last March.
Philippine Star columnist Victor Agustin reported that the 22-storey hotel is due to get its benefits following a March 18 fire that razed the casino area and lower floors of the property.
Gatchalian is also bound to reopen the hotel before Christmas, with hotel management already having set aside P350 million for renovations. It will now offer 493 rooms from 502 previously, with more dedicated for suites.
The new Manila Pavilion will also have a “fully modernized swimming pool and recreation floor, and exciting new dining outlets within a full-redesigned casino area,” according to Agustin’s latest Money-Go-Round piece.
Are you excited for this?