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This Card Can Get You Perks and Discounts for Up to 16 Hotels

Megaworld's Club Access Card grants members perks to existing as well as upcoming hotels

In just a few short years, Megaworld has become one of the country’s biggest local hotel chain operators. Besides office buildings, lifestyle malls and residential and commercial townships, the company chaired by billionaire Andrew Tan now counts six hotels under three homegrown ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 18, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

These Millennial Siblings Left Manila to Set Up A Hostel and Arts Center in Leyte

They volunteered after Supertyphoon Yolanda hit Tacloban. And then they decided to stay

Siblings Jacques and Lucia Palami founded and now run Yellow Doors Hostel in Tacloban, LeyteWhen Yolanda hit Tacloban in 2013, the surge of volunteers in the area posed another challenge—where do they stay? Two siblings, Jacques and Lucia Palami, were just some ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 16, 2018 08:00:00
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Here's an Exclusive First Look Inside the New Savoy Hotel Manila

The new hotel is the fifth located in Andrew Tan-owned Newport City

Savoy Hotel Manila has 11 floors and 684 rooms. It opens to the public on June 28, 2018Megaworld Corp. is opening its latest hotel in Newport City in Pasay City this month. Savoy Hotel Manila is the fifth hotel in the sprawling ...

by Paul John Caña  | June 24, 2018 09:00:00
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This QC Hotel Is the Latest to Gain Five-Star Accreditation by the DOT

Seda Vertis North is the sixth of a planned 15 Seda hotels owned by Ayala Land

Lobby of Seda Vertis NorthThe Department of Tourism recently accredited Ayala Land-owned Seda Vertis North as Quezon City’s newest five-star hotel, highlighting its top-of-the-line facilities and world-class customer service.Brett Hickey, Seda Group general manager, said that the accreditation, which uses global assessment and ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 17, 2018 09:00:00
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New Hospitality School Guarantees Students Get a Job After Graduation

The Dusit Hospitality Management College says 99 percent of its graduates in Bangkok got job offers

The Dusit Hospitality Management College will occupy nine floors of of the 27-floor dusitD2 Hotel The Fort Manila in Bonifacio Global City in TaguigStudents dreaming of a career in hospitality may consider enrolling in the just-opened Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) this ...

by Paul John Caña  | March 16, 2018 10:00:00
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Injap Sia's BGC Condotels Priced at Php5-M With Projected Yields of 4.3%-10.8% p.a.

Hotel 101 Fort is slated to be completed by December 2020

Hotel of Asia Inc., the hospitality arm of listed real estate developer DoubleDragon Properties, launched its second condominium hotel project, Hotel 101 Fort, on March 14. Pre-selling of the condotel units have officially begun, with each unit costing Php4,975,000.  Headed by DoubleDragon ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 15, 2018 11:00:00
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Is Airbnb About to Disrupt PH Motels?

Can the online platform match the popular landmarks’ ‘short-time’ rates?

Airbnb, a popular online aggregator of hospitality services for rent such as apartments, condominium rooms, guesthouses and more, has thoroughly disrupted the hotel industry. Since its founding in 2008, the California-based tech company has offered fierce competition to hotels, forcing the industry ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 14, 2018 01:00:00
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How Do Henry Sy, John Gokongwei Jr. and Lucio Tan Compare with Other Rich Listers in the ASEAN?

The PH tycoons would still be part of the region’s 50 wealthiest but with different rankings

Over the course of the year, Forbes Asia, the regional edition of the US business magazine, comes out with a list of 50 richest people of the different countries in Asia.In late November, the magazine published online the list of Indonesia’s 50 ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | December 10, 2017 09:00:00
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Amid Myriad Threats, How Should Hotels Balance Security and Comfort?

Davao city-based hospitality industry veterans share key insights

As government troops advance against the remnants of the steadily weakened jihadist forces in Marawi City in central Mindanao, police and military authorities are on heightened alert for diversionary or retaliatory terror attacks in other parts of the country.On June 30, Pacific ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | July 06, 2017 10:00:00
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Which Industries are Creating Wealth for PH’s Billionaires?

Most are in real estate and property development, but what else?

While the 14 Filipino tycoons in Forbes 2017 Global Billionaires List accumulated their wealth through different means, they still tend to gravitate toward certain industries.Real estate and property development easily comes out as the billionaires' most preferred industry. Twelve of the 14 ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 22, 2017 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Value hotel concept lets you pay-as-you-use

A new concept for value hotels.

Ever wish you were given a discount on your hotel rate every time you turned off the lights or didn’t change your towel? In a twist to the traditional hospitality business model, this innovative hotel concept now gives guests financial incentive to ...

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