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Radisson Blu Cebu

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Radisson Blu Hotel, a five-star hotel in Cebu City, has redefined the accommodation sector in Cebu.  Radisson Blu Hotel is jointly-owned by SM Development Corp. and Carlson Group. It has 400 business class guest rooms and suites that are functional and offer an excellent view of either the city or the Mactan Channel.

Winford Hotel in Manila

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MJC Investments Corp., the leisure and tourism arm of Manila Jockey Club, has started a PhP3.7-billion tourism project in Manila after announcing plans to raise fresh capital.

MJC Investments said it broke ground for the Winford Hotel, which will encompass an 18-storey, luxury hotel with a six-storey retail, entertainment and recreation podium.  The project is located at the Lazaro

Boracay Newcoast Project

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Global Estate Resorts Inc. has launched two additional projects at Boracay Newcoast, a 150-hectare mixed-use leisure and resort development.  These projects are the Oceanway Residences 1 & Oceanway Residences 2, a cluster of seven modern residential condominiums and Boracay Savoy Hotel, which is envisioned to become the Ibiza of Asia.

Palaui Island Attracts Tourists

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The transformation of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport into a vibrant, self-sustaining and fast-rising economic and tourism hub in the North has brought a steady increase in tourist arrivals over the past several years, from a mere 2,000 in 2006 to over 75,000 in 2012.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director for Region 2 Blessida Diwa cited the marvellous landscape and seascape of the Cagayan Freeport.

Movenpick Hotel Makati

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Swiss hotel operator Movenpick Hotels and Resorts has disclosed its plan to build and manage five upscale hotel and resort complexes in the Philippines for US$350 million.

Movenpick said that aside from Movenpick Residences Cebu, it is building another hotel and resort complex in Palawan, two in Makati, and another in a province.  The Movenpick hotel in Coron, Palawan, which is nearly finished has 82 villas and luxury amenities.  The Movenpick hotel and residences in Makati along Kalayaaan Avenue will have 300 rooms and 300 private residences.
 

Tune Hotel Makati

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Hotel chain operator Tune Hotels plans to open its newest property in Makati by 17th July 2012.  The 213-room Tune Hotel Makati will be the fourth Tune Hotel to be opened in the country, after those in Angeles City, Cebu City and Ermita, Manila.

Tune Hotels said it would offer introductory price of PhP288 a night for stays at Tune Hotel Makati from 17th July to 31st December 2012. The offer runs until 21st May 2012.

Novotel Hotel Cubao

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Araneta Group and Accord have started the construction of Novotel Manila Araneta Centre a PhP2.5-billion hotel in Cubao, Quezon City.  The project is expected to be completed by 2014.

The 415-room hotel is located within the 90-hectare Araneta Centre, a commercial, entertainment and multipurpose complex owned and managed by the Araneta Group in Cubao.  The Novotel will be the first deluxe businessman’s hotel development in Quezon City that will cater to local and foreign businessmen as well as the middle-income market.

Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas

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Marco Polo Hotels and Xin Tian Ti Development Corp. have signed a partnership deal to develop a PhP3-billion five-star hotel in the Ortigas central business district.  XTT president Samuel Po said the planned hotel will have 313 guest rooms and upscale suites and is scheduled to open by the fourth quarter of 2013.

Philippines Weirdest Restaurant

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Hobbit House, a restaurant in Ermita, Manila, has been named the weirdest in the world for its dwarf waiters and cooks.  The restaurant, which has a “Lord of the Rings” theme, topped the list of the “world’s weirdest themed restaurants” compiled by CNNGo.

The restaurant-bar was opened by former Peace Corps volunteer and college professor Jim Turner in Mabini Street in 1973, and was moved to M. H. del Pilar street in 2007.

AirAsia flights

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AirAsia Philippines will launch flights from Clark to Davao City and Kalibo, Aklan.  “We are thrilled and excited to offer an opportunity for both local and international tourists to experience and explore Davao, one of the most alluring gateways to the Philippines, by offering daily flights from our hub in Clark at all-in low fares,”  said AirAsia Inc. CEO Marianne Hontiveros.

AirAsia is offering a PhP599 “all in” fare from Clark to Kalibo and PhP799 from Clark to Davao.  The company describes this as “one of the lowest offers in the market.”   AirAsia also plans to mount flights from Clark to Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau.