President Aquino Inaugurates Richmonde Hotel Iloilo
Tourism and economy in Iloilo City are on the rise as further growth, promoted by the development of the Megaworld-owned 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park township, unfolds right before the eyes of the Ilonggos. Before long the city will be touted as a force to be reckoned with in the business and leisure sectors of the region. As Megaworld Chairman & CEO Dr. Andrew Tan puts it, “We envision this township to be Iloilo’s central business district and a center for lifestyle and tourism of Western Visayas.”
Supporting this progress is Richmonde Hotel Iloilo which is poised to be the hotel of choice of local and international travelers looking for sophisticated lodging at par with international hotel standards. In recognition of Richmonde’s espousal to enrich the city’s tourism initiatives, no less than His Excellency, President Benigno S. Aquino III, led the inauguration of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo. Held recently together with the ceremonial launch of Iloilo Business Park and the inauguration of the Iloilo Convention Center, the hotel’s opening culminated with the unveiling of the inaugural marker at the hotel lobby by President Aquino together with esteemed government officials, Senate President Franklin M. Drilon, Iloilo Governor Arthur D. Defensor, Sr., Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, Iloilo Representative Jerry Treñas and Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr.; Megaworld Chairman Dr. Andrew L. Tan, Megaworld First Vice President and Commercial Division Head Kevin L. Tan, Megaworld Chief Operating Officer Lourdes T. Gutierrez; and Richmonde Hotel Iloilo’s Managing Director Carmen C. Fernando and Resident Manager Natalie U. Lim. The honorable visitors were also given a tour of the hotel’s facilities such as the guest rooms, restaurants, and pool area.
Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is the third property of Megaworld’s Richmonde brand which is managed by Prestige Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (PHRI), a subsidiary of Megaworld Corporation. Richmonde Hotels’ first branch can be found in Ortigas Center in Pasig City and the second is located in Eastwood City in Quezon City.
Located at the heart of Iloilo Business Park, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is already catering to the needs of local and foreign tourists alike, as well as traveling business executives, and most recently, delegates of the 2015 APEC Summit. Equipped with well-appointed and spacious guest rooms, first-class amenities, 24-hour auxiliary services, and gracious and efficient Hotel staff, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is rapidly becoming Iloilo’s frontrunner in providing five-star service at reasonable rates. The hotel was also recently recognized by the 2015 Philippine Property Awards as “Highly Commended for Best Hotel Interior Design”.