Robinsons Land Corp. now constructing new budget hotels including one in Tacloban City
TACLOBAN CITY- Gokongwei-led Robinsons Land Corp. has included Tacloban City in the top list of expansion of their new budget hotels scheduled to rise in the next five years under Gohotels.ph brand.
In a statement, the property firm said that low-cost hotels are now under construction in Tacloban City, Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan . The developer is planning to build 30 Gohotels.ph in the country.
The planned expansion was realized less than a year after the property giant first launched GoHotels.ph in May 2010. Its pilot branch is the 223-room GoHotels.ph Cybergate Plaza in Mandaluyong City.
Under the master plan of Robinsons Land, the budget hotel development will have 100 to 200 rooms catering to tourists and casual and business travelers. The hotels will be built near existing and new Robinsons malls in the country.
During the opening of Robinson Place Tacloban in 2009, Robinsons Land president and chief operating officer Frederick Go told reporters that the mall is just first phase of development as they plan to build a hotel next to the property.
The firm promotes the budget hotel chain for having online booking, cotton sheets, LCD television monitors, wireless Internet access, and security through magnetic keycards and a closed-circuit television system.
Rates posted in their website range from P388 to P3,000 per night depending on the time and demand for rooms upon booking. The pricing scheme is similar to the system for affiliate company Cebu Air, Inc., operator of the airline Cebu Pacific.
“Watch out for new gohotel.ph in Tacloban- several cultural and historical sites, white sand beaches, and commercial areas await you in the city. Just 10 minutes from downtown Tacloban is the Philippines ’ longest bridge, San Juanico Bridge,” the company said in its website. (Sarwell Q. Meniano)
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