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Travellers International’s net profit in 2013 dipped 59% to P2.74B

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Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., operator of Resorts World Manila (in photo). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., developer and operator of integrated gaming and tourism estate Resorts World Manila, posted a 59-percent decline in net profit in 2013 to P2.74 billion on financing costs and mark-to-market losses on its US dollar-denominated bond.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Memoirs of a vision

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A YOUNG Henry Sy Sr. looks at the Taal Volcano from his favorite spot at Taal Vista Lodge

Cynthia Ramos, 57, looks at her office desk at the second floor of Taal Vista Hotel. Neatly stacked on one end are ledgers and files, a wealth of financial data accumulated in the last 35 years. On her way to the office, she passes the main lobby where she glimpses at the natural beauty of Taal Volcano and can’t help but feel grateful for the view and what she has accomplished at this point in her life. While she has moved a couple of offices since joining Taal Vista Lodge in 1978, Ramos finally finds herself at the place where she wants to be.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Halo-halo’ takes Peninsula world by storm

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THE PENINSULA Manila General Manager Sonja Vodusek

The target was to raise $500,000 to help the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” that hit the Philippines hard on Nov. 8, 2013.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Microtel refutes ‘motel’ branding

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Branding, and reputation, is everything. After being mentioned in an Inquirer article as one of the “top-paying motels and hotels,” Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® clarified that they are not a “motel” but is accredited to operate as a hotel.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Microtel by Wyndham adds 2 more hotels

Microtel by Wyndham, pioneer of the no-frills, good-value hotel concept in the Philippines, will be welcoming guests to two more locations in the first quarter this year; South Forbes in Metro Sta. Rosa, Laguna and UP Ayala TechnoHub in Quezon City.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Diamond Hotel’s awardee overcomes childhood poverty

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BUENA always remembers his father’s advice, “Huwag matutulog sa pansitan.” [essentially means to be fast, alert and ready].

The Association of Human Resource Managers (AHRM) is a hotel industry organization that annually selects outstanding employees among its members and provides recognition through the Mabuhay Awards. Last Nov. 25, 2013, another batch of awardees were chosen.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hotelier keeps Shangri-La in top shape

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ALAIN Borgers Photo by Nelson Matawaran

Looking at the multitiered gilt chandelier at the lobby of Makati Shangri-La, Belgian hotelier Alain Borgers recalls that it fell on the floor before the hotel’s formal opening.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Davao is Park Inn’s springboard to Asia Pacific

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ROOM at Park Inn Davao

It took quite sometime for Park Inn, the “baby” sister brand of the upscale Radisson Blu hotel brand, to break into Asia and when it finally did, the Philippines – Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economy, became its springboard. And it’s not in Metro Manila, not even within Luzon that its very first hotel opened.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Running a hotel as smooth as silk

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THE LANDSCAPES make  Seda Abreeza Davao very welcoming.

As business travelers insist on continual connectivity, hotels now look at technology as a way to distinguish themselves from the other chains. These hotels are taking a well-rounded approach to provide a satisfactory guest experience.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A touch of local flavor in every branch

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HOTEL facade night view

A hotel which is part of a chain and those with complete dining and convention facilities usually offers the very same features and services to all the places where they are located.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hip boutique hotel cares a lot about service

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JENNIFER Pangilinan. PHOTO BY NELSON MATAWARAN

As a popular city resort, Tagaytay has been experiencing a boom of boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts. One reason is the reaction by visitors against the uniformity of standard urban hotels. Instead of basking in the grandeur of brand hotels in the city, the market is looking for homey rooms and personalized service in a resort city. Likewise, owners can peg a good price to make the business lucrative.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Exec finds career success through tough personal odds

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MARRIOT Hotel’s Marketing Communications Director Mitch Garcia is always looking for growth opportunities. “I don’t want to be stagnant,” she says. Photo By Ma. Esther Salcedo–Posadas, Contributor

The Philippine Marketing Communications Director of one of the world’s leading hotel chains has risen steadily to the top, thanks to a rough start in her personal life that made her determined to gain success.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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