SM’s new hotel in Davao opens


Source: Park inn website

MANILA, Philippines–The SM Group of tycoon Henry Sy has announced the opening of its newest hotel property, Park Inn by Radissons Davao, adding 204 rooms to its growing hotel portfolio.

SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation (SMHCC), a subsidiary of SM Investments Corp., announced the recent inauguration of the new hotel in Davao, described as the first “next generation” mid-scale Park Inn by Radisson hotel brand to be established in Asia Pacific.

Park Inn by Radisson Davao is the second in the Philippines managed by one of the world’s largest hotel chains, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, after Radisson Blu in Cebu.

The new hotel is situated beside the SM Lanang Premier Mall and the SMX Convention Center in Davao.  Contemporary rooms and suites offer beautiful landscape views of the islands and highlands in Davao City.

This property also features a spacious lobby lounge meant to be venue for socializing and relaxation. It showcases local flavors through RBG (Restaurant, Bar & Grill) which offers locally-inspired specialties and classic dishes. The hotel also offers amenities such as meeting rooms, a swimming pool, a pool bar and lounge and a fitness center. The hotel offers free high-speed Internet.

“We are excited with this opening of Park Inn by Radisson in Davao as we bring to the market a world-class hotel brand with a very contemporary and vibrant look and feel. We are confident that Park Inn by Radisson will deliver a great hotel experience that will continue to thrive on the upbeat outlook on the Philippine economy and tourism,” said Elizabeth Sy, president of SM Hotels.

Park Inn by Radisson is Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s full-service mid-market global brand with 126 hotels throughout the world and 53 hotels under development, as of March 2012.

The SM group said the Davao hotel adheres to Park Inn by Radisson’s “Adding Color to Life” service philosophy which is designed to “ensure a fun, comfortable and uncomplicated stay.”

The grand launch of Park Inn on March 22, 2013 was graced by Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Asia Pacific) president Simon Barlow.

Aside from Park Inn by Radisson, other hotels in SM’s portfolio are Radisson Blu in Cebu, Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay, and Pico Sands at Hamilo’s Pico de Loro Resort in Nasugbu, Batangas. Recently, SMHCC also signed a management agreement with Hilton Worldwide for the latter to manage the Conrad Manila hotel at the Mall of Asia complex which is scheduled to open in mid-2015.

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  • Chris

    congrats davao :)

  • delpillar

    Sana ang kanilang “Comfort Room” ay katulad ng nasa Japan at Korea na may sprinkler ang toilet, either hot or cold at sa Japan, mostly pati yung upuan ay heated din. Some models has infrared sensor for the flush.

    100% of hotel in Japan, even those categorized ay 3-star hotel have sprinkler-/heated-seat equipped toilet bowl.

    100% of department stores, Train stations nationwide and similar facilities has at least one unit in a row of 3-4 units of toilet cubicles has this sprinkler/heated type toilet.

    75% of households, unit-houses and apartment/condo-units are furnished with this modern toilet.

    According to most travelers from rich nations, specially from Japan, their 2nd top concerned when travelling abroad (after Peace and order) is toilet/COMFORT-ROOM. They can bear with different foods, even STREET FOODS, even sleeping on the chair or couch, and even drinking water all over the world. But they can’t bear dirty and no-comfort-at-all COMFORT-ROOMs.

    • Cubano

      SM malls restrooms are clean. We are in the tropics so there is no need for heated toilet seats.

    • Roberto Duran

      dun ka sa japan mag check in..para mas mapagaan buhay mo…

      • delpillar

        Actually I did many many times already.

        More than 10 years na akong hindi lumilipad ng direct flight from US to Manila. Palaging, either via Seoul or via Japan (one time via Taipei.) Mas mura kasi ng up to 50% kapag connecting flight.

        Kapag nag-e-stop over ako sa Narita/Seoul, ay nag-e-stay ako ng 2-4 days outside the airport. Sa US airport JR-booth ay pede kang bumili ng Japan JR Rail Pass na sa napaka-murang halaga ay you can travel all over Japan using JR Railways ng ride-all-you-can plan. You can even ride bullet train from Nagasaki to Hokkaido round-trip(about 3,000km).

      • Roberto Duran

        Ilonggo ka to? Ti nga way grabe man gid ka tikalon mo…


      Ang mga hotel dyan sa may quiapo area, hindi lang heated seat ang mayroon sa toilet bowl, may seksi girl pa ang mag toilet paper sa pwet mo. No kidding, try it out.

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