Swiss luxury hotel opens in Pampanga
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The first Swissotel resort in the Philippines officially opened on March 1 in Clark, Pampanga. The brand is known worldwide for its vision of the freshness and vitality of Swiss hospitality, and is locally part of the Hann Casino Resort group, claiming to be the world’s first fully integrated luxury resort and gaming complex. in central Luzon.
The Swissotel Clark is an impressive 22-story haven that offers elegant rooms and suites, a resort-style infinity pool and separate children’s pool, and ten specialty restaurants that offer mouth-watering cuisines from around the world .
It is part of Accor, a global leader in augmented hospitality offering unique experiences across 5,000 hotels and residences in 110 countries and territories in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific – Singapore being the only other property in all of Asia.
“Swissotel is the most prestigious establishment north of Manila. Life is a journey, so we live it well. We wish you all a life full of vitality and success”, suggested general manager Tarek Aouini, during from the pre-launch cocktail to the hotel. a chic poolside bar and chill-out area on March 1, which was also the first day that the Level 1 alert of the COVID security protocol was imposed in Pampanga.
“With Alert Level 1, our room occupancy rate is 70-80%. Although this margin has already been achieved by our sister brand Marriot, even during the Alert Level 2 protocol. And we We have more game rooms now that the restrictions are more lenient.. We distinguish ourselves from other hotel brands in the region by offering quality products and services like ambiance, food and entertainment,” Agnes said. Neki” Liwanag, Assistant Vice President for Corporate Planning, Development and Communications, at the intimate press lunch.
Neki added, “Hann Resorts Group serves the casino market and caters to the three- to four-star travel sector, MICE and local travelers. When completed, this property will have a combined inventory of 800 rooms, the largest in Clark.
Hann Resort is a new upscale integrated resort brand that elevates the luxury experience at Clark Pampanga and New Clark City in Tarlac. Under the main Hann Resort brand are two upscale sub-brands: the Hann Casino Resort and the Hann Luxe Lifestyle Resorts (Mercure, Banyan Tree, Angsana, Westin and The Luxury Collection by Marriott), which will soon open in the sprawling New Clark. Municipal installation in Tarlac.
Hann Casino Resort Group also boasts of its Hann Casino and the Clark Marriot, which recently opened Cantonese themed restaurant, Wu Xing. The fine dining Chinese restaurant has been well received by foodies and foodies from North Luzon and guests from Metro Manila. Hann Resorts is the proud owner and developer of the Widus Hotel & Casino, as well as the Clark Marriot in Pampanga.
“We will have wellness rooms that will have in-room spa and gym setups. Additionally, our health spa will be functional by the middle of the year,” Neki said.
“Swissotel Clark will also have retail and commercial space around the second level mixed-use area. We aim to capture the North Luzon market, including Quezon City. To maintain brand standards, the Local arts are woven into our interiors and landscaping, including paintings and other decorations, and hopes to introduce the European concept of hospitality and experience into the Filipino setting.
“We also anticipate the completion of our international airport and rail system, so we need to be ready when that happens. We would also like to tap into the Hong Kong and Macau travel markets. We could also incorporate nature tours in Pinatubo as part of our customer business.As for our pipeline projects, we are planning to build a convention center and a hotel in our remaining 3 hectare property.We hope that we will become the ideal playground for the new normal,” enthused Neki at the end of our colloquium.
The property is conveniently located at the intersection of the Manuel A. Roxas and Claro M. Recto freeways inside the Clark Freeport area.
Along with the grand opening of the hotel is the opening of the Cantonese themed restaurant, Wu Xing. The fine-dining Chinese restaurant has attracted food lovers not only from Pampanga, but also from the north and south, including Metro Manila. Their Peking duck is a favorite staple. The restaurant even advised diners to call ahead of their dinner date to ensure a supply of the desired delicacy.
Other must-haves include fried tofu, asado cutlets, spicy chicken, sticky rice flour, yang chow, braised beef, steamed broccoli, and their combo dessert plate containing cinnamon. , mango sago in a shot glass and chocolate filled buchi.
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