In each inn, a bit of neighborhood season
Small and independent hotels which can be found in the country's most interesting sights may provide a local touch, but most often they don't have the amenities and the consistency or standard of service that discriminating guests may require.
Hotels which are part of a chain, meanwhile, offer luxurious features and services in all the places where they are located. In addition, they are only found in key cities nationwide.
The Oriental Hotels and Resorts had this in mind when they started building hotels in some of the country's important tourist sites.
“We want our guests to fully savor the flavor of localities and to experience new discoveries without having to compromise on de luxe living,” says Wilbert Lee, president and CEO of The Oriental Hotels and Resorts.
In its very first hotel, The Oriental Legazpi, which is located in Albay, no less than the world-famous Mayon Volcano provides that local touch.
Situated atop Taysan Hill, the hotel boasts of the majestic view of the volcano and the refreshing blue waters of the Albay Gulf. It is a jewel of white concrete and glass which also makes full use of natural light that streams through the high glass ceilings of the lobby and walls.
Established in 2011, its primary goal is to create a regional tourism destination, according to Lee.
Thus, before settling down in one of their luxurious accommodations, tour the province or take in the beautifully rugged landscape through the hotel's trusted All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tour partners. Hike and zipline through Mayon's lava rocks to cap off the adventure, that is, when the volcano is not rumbling.
In February 2012, also with the aim of highlighting the place's distinct features, The Oriental Leyte opened its doors to the public. The hotel is adjacent to the MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park in Palo, Leyte.
Having gone through a devastating storm, The Oriental Leyte has risen above the waters to provide the best hotel accommodations in the province. Excellent for families and groups, the hotel has its own beach and presents a myriad of food and luxury options for guests, new and returning.
At The Oriental Luxury Suites in Tagaytay, go for a more intimate vacation overlooking the picturesque Taal Lake and Volcano. There are only seven beautifully furnished rooms that make up the accommodations here. Each room has its own designated butler for an even more luxurious and leisurely stay. Enjoy the view of the infinity pool which can be seen as you go up to the lobby.
Marvel at the biggest convention hotel in Mariveles with The Oriental Hotel Bataan, originally from a structure designed by national artist Leandro Locsin.
Take your company for an adventure they'll never forget with the hotel's team building facilities dubbed “The Oriental Adventure Camp.” Guests can marvel at the hotel's own discovery, Five Fingers, a concealed paradise filled with white-sand beaches, secluded coves, and stunning rock formations only 40 minutes from the hotel.
And in the capital Manila, The Swagman Hotel retains its original name and Australian roots, as well as the quality accommodations that it has been known in years past. Located near the US Embassy, it is within walking distance of a multitude of restaurants, bars, and historical sights.
Soon, other hotels will rise in other world-famous tourists sites in the country with The Oriental Hotels in Baguio, Alaminos, Banaue, Pagsanjan, and
Tikling Island in Sorsogon.
The Oriental Hotels and Resorts is part of the LKY Group of Companies which has interests in transport services, food, real estate development, retail, and hospitality industries.
For more information or to book a room, please log on to www.theorientalhotels.com.