Fourth hotel brand in Newport City slated to open in October; sets to cater to business travelers
Property giant Megaworld is set to launch a new hotel brand in Newport City this year. To be called Newport Belmont Hotel, this local brand by Megaworld will be first introduced within the company’s 25-hectare township in Pasay City, just across the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.
Set to be fully-operational in October this year, Newport Belmont Hotel is a 10-storey business-class hotel consisting of 480 rooms and suites ranging from 23 to 33 square meters in size. It is located right in front of the new Marriott Grand Ballroom, which is touted to be the biggest pillarless hotel ballroom in the country today. It is also just within walking distance from Resorts World Manila and Newport Mall.
The hotel features a contemporary architectural design with each room having a curtain wall (floor to ceiling glass wall) to maximize the light permeability. One of the hotel’s highlights is its tropically landscaped atrium, which provides an amazing view of Resorts World Manila and the entire township.
“The entry of Belmont Hotel in Newport City is a timely opportunity as the existing hotels experience remarkable monthly occupancy rates since they opened a few years ago. We are bringing a new brand to cater to the discerning tastes of business travelers,” explains Lorenzo Tang, General Manager, Newport Belmont Hotel.
Newport Belmont Hotel boasts of first-class amenities that include podium gardens, a 24-hour fitness center and workout area, lap pool with in-water pool lounge, paved sunbathing lounge, massage deck and seating area, pool spa, steam and sauna rooms as well as its own business center and medical clinic. It will also have a dining and shopping arcade at the ground level.
This will be the first hotel under the Belmont brand to be opened, and the fourth hotel brand to rise in the vast Newport City township, which also houses Resorts World Manila and three other hotels, namely: Marriott Hotel Manila, Maxims Hotel and Remington Hotel.
Currently, these hotels have a total of 1,137 rooms that enjoy an average of at least 85-90% occupancy rate every month.
Last year, Megaworld chairman Dr. Andrew L. Tan announced that the real estate giant along with its sister company Travellers International Hotel Group will be building hotels around the country with a total of 12,000 rooms.
In the next five years, both companies will be expanding to an additional 10,000 new hotel rooms, all of which will be in Megaworld’s township developments.
“By the year 2020, we envision our group to be the largest hotel developer in the Philippines,” Dr. Tan announced.
Just this year, Megaworld has also opened the 12-storey, 149-room Richmonde Hotel Iloilo inside the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. This is the first under the Richmonde Hotel brand to open outside of Metro Manila.
To date, both Megaworld and Travellers International have already built 2,049 rooms in its existing hotels: Richmonde Hotel Ortigas; Eastwood Richmonde Hotel; Marriott Hotel Manila, Maxims Hotel and Remington Hotel in Newport City; Fairways and Bluewater in Boracay Newcoast and Richmonde Hotel Iloilo. With the opening of Newport Belmont Hotel in Newport City, the total hotel rooms in Megaworld townships across the country will already reach 2,500 by the end of this year.