By Jenniffer B. Austria | October 17, 2013 | manilastandardtoday.com
Go Hotels, the budget hotel chain of Robinsons Land Corp., will open three new branches that will boost its total number of rooms to over 1,200 by end of 2014, a company executive said Thursday.
Go Hotels general manager Elizabeth Gregorio said in a statement the 198-room Go Hotels Ortigas would open before the end of the year while Go Hotels Butuan, with 102 rooms, would be launched next year.
Go Hotels Iloilo will also open in the first quarter of 2014 with 167 rooms, making it the chain’s biggest branch outside Metro Manila. The Iloilo branch will also have the biggest conference room among all Go Hotels branches.
The opening of the new branches will bring the total number of rooms of the Go Hotels chain to over 1,200, from the current 700 rooms in the six existing branches that include Edsa-Mandaluyong, Tacloban, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Puerto Princesa and Otis-Manila.
“These are exciting times for the Philippine tourism as the hospitality business open more outlets, especially in Metro Manila, in anticipation of the arrival of more tourists because of the government’s focus on the industry,” Gregorio said.
Gregorio said Go Hotels’ expansion was carefully carried out with the needs of the traveler as its top priority.
Go Hotels Iloilo and Butuan are located within Robinsons malls while the Ortigas branch is just a stone’s throw away from Robinsons Galleria.
“Go Hotels Ortigas Center will serve the growing number of business travelers and tourists visiting the central business district and the malls in the area,” said Gregorio.