The Antonio-family led Century Properties Group Inc., broadened its business portfolio when it recently launched Novotel Suites Manila, the group’s first hospitality venture.
The 152-room hotel conceptualized by the CPGI, located at the sixth and final tower of Acqua Private Residences, is in partnership with multinational hospitality company Accor. The hotel opened its doors to leisure and business guests on December 15.
Right in the center
Novotel Suites Manila has an enviable location being at the center of Metro Manila—at the boundary between the Makati and Mandaluyong and other nearby cities where everything is conveniently located. Further, its position opens a plethora of options, whether guests are planning to shop, explore, or look for entertainment hot spots in Makati, Ortigas, and Bonifacio Global City.
It is accessible via the Chinese government-funded Estrella-Pantaleon bridge and Makati-Mandaluyong bridge that link the two cities and is quite close to the Guadalupe-EDSA area, which connects to the airport via the Skyway.
Guests—whether they be families, business travelers, or backpackers—are guaranteed to find a home away from home here. The company described each room as modern, spacious, and stylish as it offers a luxurious experience with its Live N’ Dream beds. Further, guests have a choice between four room types—standard studio, one bedroom deluxe suite, one bedroom superior suite, and one bedroom premier suite.
The amenities of the hotel are designed to ensure that the requirements of each guest would be met. Guests can access a fitness center with contemporary equipment on the 21st floor, and a spectacular swimming pool on the 6th floor where they can take in a view of the city, as it juts out of the tower.
Meanwhile, business travelers are guaranteed a comfortable and convenient experience with the hotel’s meeting rooms for small-scale business meetings—the Coronado, Hulo, and a Private Dining Room, each of which features high-speed WIFi and other meeting and communication facilities.
Three Dining Concepts
Novotel Suites Manila, located at Novotel Tower, Coronado Street, Brgy. Hulo, Mandaluyong City, put all the stops to ensure guests’ stay become memorable with its food and beverage concepts, a lounge, a café, and a pastry shop. For this, the hotel has tapped King Golden Dragon, the company behind House of Lasagna, as the hotel’s food and beverage partner.
The restaurant group diversifies its offerings as it enters the hotel food and beverage scene, promising a leveled-up service and menu as it partners with a veteran chef with an international hotel dining experience.
Located near the front desk on the 21st floor, a lounge offers quick bites, coffee, and sweet treats. Aside from the award-winning lasagna, its menu features choices of cakes and pastries best enjoyed with a cup of coffee. Meanwhile, the Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua’s all-day dining restaurant overlooks the pool, making it the best spot for hearty brunches, laid-back lunches, and night-time feasts.
Scheduled to be launched in January 2023, the pastry shop will be located on the hotel’s ground floor, making it perfect for those looking for snacks and treats they can grab on the go or pick up just in time for special celebrations.
As its food and beverage partner House of Lasagna, Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua promises a memorable and flavorful stay for its guests. Meanwhile, the residents and the guests of the Acqua community are also quite fortunate as the hotel opens these dining experiences to them.
Anticipating the recovery
Colliers Philippines said developers are bullish for the hotel industry as it projects completion of 3,900 rooms in 2023, a record-high as developers anticipate the projected recovery in global travel. From 2023 to 2025, Colliers expects the annual delivery of 2,120 rooms, higher than the 720 rooms completed yearly from 2020 to 2022.
“We expect more foreign-branded hotels opening in the next 12 to 36 months. From 2023 to 2025, about 44% of the new supply are foreign brands and are likely to open in the Bay Area, Makati CBD and Ortigas CBD,” it said.
Further, it sees Average Daily Rates (ADRs) rising by about 15% in 2022 after recording a cumulative drop of 20% in 2020 and 2021. ADRs are likely to continue to improve in 2023 following the projected rise in local and foreign tourists.
Colliers said the ADRs of selected high-end resorts have been stable. The steady growth is attributed to continued revenge travel across the country. “In our view, the increase in rates is likely to be sustained as the country attracts more international travelers, especially the long-haul and high-spending ones,” Colliers said.
Originally published on Business Mirror