Country overview: The Philippines’ hotel offering to grow by 66 properties [Infographic]

by | 15 Sep 2020 | Projects

Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort & Residences (Photo: Marriott)

Of the Philippines’ 66 upcoming properties, as listed in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database, roughly a quarter are located in the country’s capital Manila.

Our research team has identified no fewer than 66 new hotels with 17,039 rooms in the development pipeline across the Philippines. We find out more about these upcoming launches and consider which ones are particularly worth keeping an eye on.

2021 set to be a busy year

The last trimester of 2020 will see 11 hotels with 2,854 rooms open in the Philippines, four of which are already in the pre-opening phase. 2021 will be busy too, however, with 24 openings and 5,679 keys.

In 2022, the country’s hotel offering will grow by 14 properties with 3,344 rooms, while another 17 projects are on the books for 2023 and beyond.

The four-star segment will see the strongest growth with 47 of the 66 new properties falling into this category. The remaining 19 hotels will be in the five-star bracket.

Top urban hotel markets in the Philippines

The Philippines’ capital city, Manila, takes the lead among the country’s urban markets. Here, 17 hotels with 4,990 rooms are slated to go live soon.

Cebu City follows with five hotels and 944 keys, and Malay will grow its portfolio by four properties – equating to 740 rooms.

Elsewhere, Lapu-Lapu City and Makati City will each get three new hotels. However, with 1,520 rooms in the pipeline, Lapu-Lapu City beats Makati City’s 591 keys by a long shot.

High-profile hotel brands expanding in the Philippines

Citadines apart’hotels is the fastest-growing hotel brand in the country; it will add ten properties and 1,889 rooms to its portfolio over the coming years. Asai and Somerset Serviced Residence share second place with three new hotels each and 640 and 601 extra keys respectively.

Meanwhile, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Okura Hotels & Resorts each have two projects in their pipelines, which will bring them 900 and 571 extra rooms.

The Philippines’ must-follow hotel projects

The 800-key Solaire Cruise Centre Resort and Casino is the largest project currently underway in the Philippines. Set next to Manila’s new cruise pier and terminal, it’ll be the world’s first luxury cruise centre within an integrated resort. The current construction phase will add more rooms as well as new attractions and entertainment facilities such as a 1,740-seat auditorium, a harbourfront esplanade and a marina complete with yacht and charter boat facilities. An opening date is envisioned for Q3 2021.

Westside City Resorts World is another promising project currently underway in the Philippines’ capital city. This new development will house both Westin Manila Bayshore and Okura Manila Bayshore.

The 600-room Westin Manila Bayshore will open in late 2020 and offer a quiet sanctuary amid its exciting surroundings; world-class shopping and dining are steps away in Entertainment City, a multibillion-dollar resort and casino complex on Manila Bay. Guests will be able to enjoy their downtime in four different restaurants, unwind with a rejuvenating spa treatment, work out at the gym, or simply relax by the swimming pool. At Okura Manila Bayshore, which is due to launch by mid-2023, visitors will find 380 well-appointed rooms and suites, four banquet rooms, a spa and a rooftop pool. Its Japanese fine-dining restaurant will serve up traditional favourites and modern treats.

Surrounded by lush foliage and stunning golf courses, by contrast, the new Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort is sure to offer travellers a warm welcome. Guests are invited to enjoy the 268 elegant accommodations, stylish international restaurants and modern amenities set in a convenient location. Just minutes away from the airport and city centre, this resort will be the ideal base for exploring the surrounding area or relaxing by the pool, and is set to open in late 2020.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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