Megaworld to bring Belmont Hotel to Iloilo Business Park
Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corp. is adding 405 rooms to its hotel inventory with the construction of a fourth Belmont Hotel inside its 72-hectare township in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
The 12-storey hotel will be located along the 1.1-kilometer long Festive Walk Parade, which is near the iconic Iloilo Convention Center and the Festive Walk Mall. It is expected to open in 2023.
“We have seen the huge potential of Iloilo as a tourism destination. With the Iloilo Convention Center as a main facility for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, there is no doubt that Iloilo City needs another world-class hotel. And we are bringing another Megaworld homegrown hotel brand, which has gained popularity among business travelers since Belmont Hotel Manila opened in 2015,” said Jennifer Palmares-Fong, VP for sales and marketing at Megaworld.
Belmont Hotel Manila, Megaworld’s first Belmont Hotel that opened in Newport City, was awarded this year’s Best Airport Hotel in the 2018 Travel and Hospitality Awards. The second Belmont Hotel is set to open in Boracay Newcoast next year, while the third one will be at The Mactan Newtown, a 30-hectare township in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
In Iloilo Business Park, Megaworld opened its third Richmonde Hotel in 2014 and its sister company Travelers International Hotels Group, Inc., owner and operator of Resorts World Manila, opened the Courtyard by Marriott early this year.
According to the Iloilo City Tourism Office, tourist arrivals in the city have remarkably increased during the past five years. Last year, around 1.08 million local and foreign tourists visited Iloilo City. Most foreign visitors came from South Korea, US, Canada, Mexico and Australia.