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All-suite vacation hotel opens in Baguio

/ 09:58 PM December 17, 2011

The Azalea Residences in Baguio City has created ways so that it blends in with nature instead of altering it.

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Looking for a place to stay here can be a problem. And unless you have booked ahead of time, you wouldn’t find yourself a comfortable yet affordable place to stay for few days. Good thing, an all-suite vacation residence has finally opened here.

Located at the Leonard Wood Loop, Barangay (village) M. Roxas, some five minutes away from Session Road, Azalea Residences offer tourists who normally take trips in groups, full amenities of a serviced apartment, complete with living, dining, and kitchen facilities in all its rooms.

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Among others, the 99 suite rooms – 46 deluxe, 17 one-bedroom, 33 two-bedroom, and 3 three bedroom – offers a living area with sofa and flat screen cable-connected TV; toilet and bath with hot and cold water; dining table and chairs and crockery; kitchen appliances and utensils; coffee and tea-making facilities; queen-sized beds with imported bed linens; and balcony in choice rooms. All have Wi-Fi Internet connection.

And for a pleasurable dining experience, Azalea boasts of its Filipino restaurant called Tradisyon, and bar called 8 Degrees.

In its soft opening held recently, Azalea Resorts and Residences Chief Operating Officer Dulah Lipardo said that the concept behind this project was to put up a hotel that offered high-end services for a perfect rest and leisure at a very affordable price.

“You come to Baguio for a vacation, you deserve nothing but the best. Here at Azalea Residences, you enjoy the amenities, privacy, and the space to give you that kind of vacation you always dreamed of,” Lipardo said.

The hotel also features a lobby lounge, business center and playground.

They also offer NDD-DDD-IDD phone connectivity, 24-hour doctor on call, tour arrangement and vacation services, laundry and dry cleaning management, spa and massage services, handicap accesibility, and transportation arrangement to and from Manila.

Moreover, Azalea’s location is near to the city’s main attractions such as Burnham Park, Session Road, Minesview, Philippine Military Academy, Baguio City Market and the Strawbery farm in La Trinidad, Benguet, among others.

She said that the hotel will be fully operational in early 2012.

Club membership on a timeshare basis

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While Azalea accepts walk-ins, Lipardo said that those who frequently visit Baguio could also avail of Azalea’s Timeshare Vacation Club Membership.

A timeshare is a form of ownership or right to the use of a property in a period of time.

With Azalea, Lipardo said that shareholders would be entitled to a seven-day stay a year for a certain number of years.

“It’s a lot cheaper if you buy a share because you can use it any time of the year instead of paying for your venue every time you go off a vacation,” Lipardo said.
She said that holders would be given a transferable certificate which would declare that you own a week of their facilities.

If the holder wants to have his/her unit rented or borrowed, Lipardo said that all she/ he has to do would be to make a formal endorsement declaring so.

Meanwhile, if a week stay seems too long for a vacation, the holder can split the week into four weekdays (Monday to Thursday) and three weekends (Friday to Sunday), she said.

But if worse comes to worst when the member wouldn’t be able to visit Azalea in a year, he/she can bank the unused seven-day stay for the following year.

“You have to tell us around September that you can’t use it . . . If you bank it you’ll get two weeks next year,” she said.

Lipardo added that the week stay could also be advanced.

“For example, if you need three weeks of vacation, you can bank your stay for this year – giving you two weeks in 2012 – and advance your stay for 2013.

She, however, said that the maximum stay is three weeks.

Lipardo said that Azalea’s publish rate was P440,000 for a lifetime membership with a minimal annual fee. “Members will also automatically become members when we open other branches,” she added.

Lipardo said they were now looking into the possibility of setting up branches in other tourism destinations like Boracay, Cebu and Davao and Angeles.

Azalea Resorts and Residences is owned by Gog Horn Inc. and is affiliated with Resorts Condominium International, the world-wide leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest full-service vacation rentals business, providing access to more than 85,000 vacation properties in roughly 100 countries.

For hotel reservations or inquiries, e-mail at reservations@azalea.com.ph, or call at 02.5794894 or 02.5794890.

For Timeshare Vacation Club membership inquiries, e-mail at marketing@azalea.com.ph or call 02.5350519.

Visit www.azalea.com.ph for more information. (advt)

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