By Julito G. Rada | Posted on Nov. 08, 2012 at 12:01am |
[ manilastandardtoday.com ]
Filinvest Alabang Inc., a unit of the Gotianun family’s Filinvest Land Inc., is set to open this month a five-star hotel which forms part of the four-tower Entrata Urban Complex beside Festival Supermall in Alabang.
Filinvest Alabang president and chief executive Josephine Gotianun-Yap said in a press briefing the Crimson Hotel would have 345 rooms, six meeting rooms, a 564-square meter grand ballroom, five food and beverage outlets and concierge, a swimming pool, gym, spa and business center.
Yap said the hotel which was built at a cost of more than P1 billion would employ between 300 and 400 workers once full operations began.
“We are very proud of this project and it is the Manila version of Crimson Hotel in Mactan, Cebu,” she said.
The company said aside from the hotel, a high-end shopping center at the ground and second floors of Entrata’s first tower, which offers 400 small office/home office units, would open by the first quarter of 2013.
The Entrata Shopping Center will have more than 50 retail outlets, specialty shops, services, wellness centers, international restaurants and a 4,000-square meter entertainment facility.
She said the mall would complement the Festival Supermall, which was also being expanded to add 57,000 square meters of leasable space for retail and dining outlets. Currently, more than 700 retail outlets occupy 135,000 square meters of leasable floor area.
Yap said some 110,000 square meters of floor area would also be added to the 20-hectare mall, keeping it the largest lifestyle center in southern Metro Manila.
A River Park featuring al fresco dining will be built by the living creek. A Water Garden along the River Park will house an amphitheater for live outdoor concerts.