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SotoGrande: Perfect home for the holidays

/ 03:10 AM December 28, 2019

Instead of clothes or gadgets, some would now prefer to receive poems, donations made in their name or, accounting for present-day travails, a short respite.

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A timeout may benefit stressed loved ones, indeed, so the most apt gift for them would be a vacation.

A top destination now is Davao City, the renowned hometown of President Duterte. Touted as the foremost city in Mindanao, it became popular because of ecotourism, gastronomy, history and culture existing in one progressive place.

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If you want to kick it up a notch, it’s wise to book a temporary residence in the host city that captures its country charm and cosmopolitan flourish. On this front, Sta. Lucia Land Inc. offers a fitting accommodation that offers a balance between the metropolis and nature: SotoGrande Hotel.

The hotel stands true to the ideas espoused by its name. SotoGrande is derived from two Spanish words: “soto,” which means riverside grove or thicket, and “grande,” which means luxurious and majestic. Fittingly, the accommodation features a refreshing sight of the Davao River and the mountains.

The property promises services that evoke opulence and exhibit only topnotch hospitality. Among others, it features triple sheeting on beds, plush pillows, regular housekeeping, deluxe terry bathrobes and essential round-the-clock services. All hotel guests can indulge in its world-class facilities, including the lap and kiddie pool, jacuzzi area, poolside bar, spa, veranda and gym. They may also dine at the restaurant, or play their own music at the piano bar.

The hotel is located right in the heart of Davao Riverfront Corporate City Complex—60 hectares of prime land in the area of Ma-a in Davao City that Sta. Lucia developed for the purposes of business, residences and tourism. The complex is pitched as a masterplanned, self-sufficient city within a city.

Guests at SotoGrande are entitled to an exclusive access to the Rancho Palos Verdes Sports and Country Club, the first fully equipped sports and recreational hub in Davao City, which is located within the sprawling complex. The club is touted as the first one-stop sports and recreation spot in Mindanao as it hosts venues for basketball, tennis, badminton, bowling and billiards. Furthermore, it has a restaurant, a pool and a gym.

Several recreational facilities, tourist destinations, malls and commercial establishments are near SotoGrande. Guests can walk to the Davao Crocodile Park, the Butterfly House and the Tribu K’ Mindanawan Cultural Village. Destinations like Eden Nature Park, Jack’s Ridge, GAP Farm and Zip City are accessible. Health facilities are close by, too, for any medical emergencies.

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SotoGrande is also conveniently five minutes away from the Davao International Airport, making it well-suited for business trips and on-the-go visitors.

All of Davao City’s come-ons for investors and tourists alike were just too attractive to ignore for Sta. Lucia, noted company president Exequiel Robles.

“This is also the reason why we decided to venture in the hospitality sector through our SotoGrande Hotel brand. We are introducing SotoGrande Hotel Suites Davao as a perfect home option for vacationers and visitors who want to have access to quality and comfortable accommodations at a practical rate.” Robles said.

“We’ve always believed in the need to provide guests the best experience whether they’re in our hotels for business or pure leisure,” added Robles. “This is why every time we build our SotoGrande hotels, we make it a point to design and configure it with the comfort, safety and convenience of our guests in mind.”

He explained: “This latest addition to our growing SotoGrande Hotel brand also serves as a testament to our commitment to help promote and further grow the country’s tourism industry.”

The development highlights the impressive fanning out across the archipelago of Sta. Lucia Group, of which Sta. Lucia is a part: over 220 projects completed within more than 10,000 hectares of land spanning 70 cities and municipalities in 10 regions. These undertakings currently include residential, commercial, leisure and retail assets.

The SotoGrande project likewise signifies the sagacity that propelled Sta. Lucia into becoming a major player in the real estate industry.

“We’ve long seen the potential of Mindanao, specifically the City of Davao as a thriving and growing hub not only for businesses but also for tourism,” said Robles.

Some of Sta. Lucia’s other projects in Davao City include Soller Residences at Ciudades, Altea Ciudades and Las Colinas.

“Sta. Lucia Land will remain committed to its promise of delivering only the best developments that individuals could enjoy and find value from,” Robles added.

“We will continue to expand our reach, diversify our product portfolio and find ways to allow hardworking individuals to have access to investments that they can genuinely benefit from. Our commitment doesn’t end with just building houses and communities as we will also help contribute in the evolving and growing tourism industry through our hotel and condotel offerings,” he concluded.

For inquiries, call 0929-178-3645, 0977-289-1474, 0932-322-0124, 0997-344-0766; or email [email protected]

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