Megaworld set to open second hotel in Cebu

PROPERTY giant Megaworld Corp. is set to open its second homegrown hotel development inside its 30-hectare Mactan Newtown development in Lapu-Lapu City by fourth quarter this year.The 20-story Belmont Hotel Mactan will be the 12th hotel property of Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, the country’s largest operator of homegrown hotel brands.It will have 550 guestrooms and suites, composed of a mix of Twin Suites, Queen Suites, Junior Suites, Executive Suites and Specially-abled Suites, with most units featuring an expansive view of the Hilutungan Channel.The new hotel will be located just beside Savoy Hotel Mactan along Newtown Blvd. and only a few minutes’ walk from the Mactan Newtown Beach and the soon-to-rise Mactan Newtown Beach Walk Mall. It will also be about a five-minute walk from the Mactan Alfresco, a hawker-type dining destination that hosts a variety of restaurants offering authentic Cebuano cuisine and other delicacies.“Belmont Hotel Mactan will be our third Belmont Hotel property in the country. It is only about 15 minutes away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and will offer an unparalleled opportunity for families and travelers visiting Cebu either for business or leisure. From cafes, restaurants, grocery stores – everything is just a few steps from the hotel. Once opened, we will be the largest hotel operator in the whole of Cebu Province in terms of the number of hotel keys,” said Cleofe Albiso, managing director of Megaworld Hotels & Resorts.The new hotel offers various food and beverage outlets namely the Belmont Café, Zabana Bar and Pool Bar.In 2019, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts opened the township’s first hotel property, the 547-roomSavoy Hotel Mactan, which recently served as home to hundreds of athletes and partners that participated in the just concluded Megaworld IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines.Last year, the firm also opened the 529-room Kingsford Hotel Manila in Westside City, Parañaque, in the middle of the pandemic.To date, Megaworld Hotels has already opened 11 hotel properties under six homegrown brands with around 4,000 hotel keys: Richmonde Hotel (Ortigas, Eastwood City and Iloilo); Belmont Hotels (Newport City and Boracay); Savoy Hotels (Newport City, Boracay, Cebu); Twin Lakes Hotel (Tagaytay); Hotel Lucky Chinatown (Binondo, Manila); and Kingsford Hotel (Parañaque City).During the first half of 2022, the company posted 49 percent year-on-year growth in its hotel revenues amounting to P1.1 billion. (PR)