At a time when combining luxury and practicality in hotels was unheard of, Prestige Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (PHRI) changed the norm and pioneered the 4-star category in the country with the launch of Richmonde Hotel within the then up-and-coming business and commercial center of Ortigas Center in 1999. Realizing the growing demand of business and leisure travelers for first-class accommodations at reasonable rates and strategically located where corporate offices, retail stores and recreational establishments are all just a few steps away, another Richmonde Hotel was introduced in the contemporary mixed-use township of Eastwood City. This year, PHRI brings the Richmonde Hotel brand outside Metro Manila and into the budding economic district of Iloilo City with the objective of providing discriminating travelers with service quality and facilities that can easily rival those of deluxe brands but at more affordable rates.
According to Carmen Fernando, Managing Director of PHRI, “Expansion of the Richmonde Hotels is deliberate yet continuing, owing to the fact that despite bearing the same name and the same high quality of service, each Richmonde property is unique in character and in its appeal. There is no standard formula to the set-up and development of each as PHRI prefers to remain flexible and take into account the locale and the specific market it targets.”
When the 149-room Richmonde Hotel Iloilo (RHI) opens in Western Visayas within the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park development of Megaworld Corporation, expect not just elegant interiors, modern conveniences and proximity to BPO buildings, a posh shopping mall and a world class convention center, but also thoughtful references and homage to the Ilonggo culture, history and lifestyle. Designed by Getty’s, an internationally renowned design company of 5-star hospitality brands, RHI’s interiors showcase a distinct warm and welcoming vibe that reflects the famously cheery and affectionate personality of the people of Iloilo City.
Ms Fernando further shares that at present, PHRI is already gearing up for RHI’s launch during the third quarter of this year and is putting together its opening team composed of seasoned hoteliers and local talents.
For the latest updates on RHI, you can check out its official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RichmondeHotelIloilo. For more information on the facilities of RHI, you can log on to www.richmondehotels.com.ph/richmonde-hotel-iloilo.