By Neil Jerome C. Morales (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 29, 2014 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - The Araneta Group, one of the pioneers in entertainment and leisure development in the Philippines, has completed the structural works for a P3-billion hotel project in Cubao, Quezon City.
Novotel Manila-Araneta Center will become the first businessman’s hotel in Quezon City with the scheduled start of operations early next year, a company executive said.
Araneta Group topped off yesterday the Novotel Manila-Araneta Center, making it the first and only Philippine hotel of global hospitality giant Accor Group that has close to 400 hotels and resorts in 60 countries.
Araneta Group’s vice-president for operations Antonio T. Mardo said the P3-billion hotel “is poised to invigorate local tourism and bring in revenues to Quezon City.”
The four- to five-star hotel will start operations early next year following the completion go the fit-outs, Mardo said.
“Well-positioned to cater to the needs of more than 56,000 registered businesses in Quezon City, the hotel also aims to take advantage of the increasing volume of domestic and international tourists,” Araneta Group said.
It is close to major railway lines and provincial bus stations, making the hotel a preferred venue for events north of the metropolis, the property group said.
Novotel Manila-Araneta Center, envisioned as the only upscale business hotel in Quezon City, will feature 450 rooms, ballroom with 1,396 person capacity and large function rooms.
Mardo said the hotel also includes a lush wedding all-day fining restaurant and relaxing garden terraces that offer a 360-degree view of the metropolis.
Amenities like the Olympic-sized pool, gym, spa and wellness center, kid’s club and a multi-level basement parking will also be offered to hotel guests.
“The new Novotel hotel is just one of the transformation development plan within the commercial complex,” Araneta Group said.
“More developments are set to rise at the Araneta Center skyline, including additional residential condominium towers for Manhattan Garden City, mixed retail and office bolding Gateway Tower 2 and modern performing arts venue New Frontier,” Araneta Group said.