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Bellevue plans 4 more hotels

Published on Monday, 24 September 2012 00:00
Written by JIMMY C. CALAPATI [ ]

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BOHOL – Believing that there is huge potential for Philippine tourism, the Bellevue Hotels and Resorts (BH&R)—a family-owned corporation  in the hotel business for the past decade, plans  to build 3 full-serviced hotels and 1 more 5-star resort in the future.

BH&R also announced that The Bellevue Resort Bohol (TBR), its first foray into the resort business, will have its grand opening early November.

John Patrick Chan, Managing Director of BH&R, said that the Philippines still has many destinations yet to be developed and promoted.

To meet the demand, the company will build B Hotels in their properties at Quezon City, Cagayan de Oro, and General Santos City, while another Bellevue resort is in the drawing board for El Nido, Palawan.

BH&R’s Patcrick, who also manages the Bellevue Hotel Manila and B Hotel both in Alabang, said the industry should build to accommodate the 10 million tourists the country is targeting.

“I believe there is huge potential in Philippine tourism. We have so many destinations still yet to be developed and promoted.  The target is attainable only if infrastructure is developed at the same or faster pace as hotels and resorts,” Patrick said.

“Philippines has the wealth of attractions but most of all we have the people to make our country the best tourist destination in all of Asia,” he added.

BH&R’s latest offering, the Bellevue Resort Bohol is located in Panglao Island.  Patrick said that what sets their property apart is that while most of the existing resorts in Panglao are all crowded at the northern part of the island, the Bellevue Resort Bohol is tucked in a secluded beach at the sourthwestern tip of the island.

Chan said that the resort’s special location makes it an ideal sanctuary for privacy.

“We have always stood for dedicated services, uncompromised quality and a penchant for innovation.  The opening of the resort is proof of our commitment to provide nothing but the best for our guests,” Patrick said.

He, however, declined to give how much BH&R invested in Panglao.

“But it is safe to assume that TBR is most likely one of the largest investments in tourism for Bohol. The current TBR site is less than half of our total property and we have already under construction for completion early 2013 our events and conference facilities just next door,” Patrick said.

Ryan Chan, Corporate Director for Marketing of BH&R, said that all guests receive special treatment throughout their stay.

“At the Bellevue Resort, we know that pampering the guest is an integral part of genuine hospitality,” Ryan said.

He added that the resort’s team will be glad to make arrangements to enhance the guests’ hotel experience.

At present, TBR has 159 rooms, 5dining outlets, an entertainment center, diving and water sports center, convention and events center.  Before it opens in November, Chan said that the spa and gym will be done by then.

Phase 2, to be built in the near future, of the resort will consist of a mixture of Private Villas and 2-4 room cluster Villas with their own private pool and facilities and more dining and recreation facilities.

Why Bohol and not Boracay, the country’s more popular tourist destination?

“Our chairman (Johnny Chan) fell in love with Bohol on his first visit here during a family members’ wedding in the 90s and said that he will one day come back to build a resort here. We see Bohol as the richest destination in terms of tourist attractions. One can spend weeks in the island and still will not get to see all Bohol has to offer,” Patrick said.

Patrick said the resort, more high-end compared to other Bohol resorts, is intended not only for local but specially for international markets.

“Bellevue Resort is the first of its kind in Bohol and the largest luxury property on the island. We have an expansive powder white and soft beach as well as a large fresh water infinity edge swimming pool. To add we can boast of 5 dining outlets and recreation facilities. The Bellevue Bohol is equipped to cater to families, couples, and to groups and conventions as well,” Patrick said, adding that he “enjoys the guest rooms and the swimming pool the most.”

Patrick and Ryan also added that they can arrange for tours to bring guests to other famous Bohol landmarks like the Chocolate Hills, the Loboc River and the tarsier sanctuary.

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