MANILA, Philippines - International low-cost hotel chain Tune Hotels has continued its expansion in the Philippines with the opening of the 182-room Tune Hotel Ortigas.
The new hotel, located along Shaw Boulevard, is the eighth Tune Hotel to open in the country in the last two years.
Other Tune Hotels in the country are located in Angeles City in Pampanga, Ermita in Manila, Makati, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan De Oro and Quezon City.
Sahlee Zaldivia, country head of the hotel’s owner Red Planet Hotels said in statement two more Tune Hotels would open this year.
“By the end of 2014, we will have a total of 1,720 rooms with 10 hotels in the Philippines, cementing our position as the largest internationally owned and operated hotel brand in the country,” she said.
“Not only are we growing in numbers, but we have received a great deal of acceptance among the travelling public for the value for money that we provide,” she said further.
The first of the two Tune Hotels, which would have 200 rooms and open in May, is located in Aseana City, while the second hotel, which has 189 rooms and would be operational by November, is located along Ayala Avenue in Makati City
The expansion would allow the company to take advantage of the 24 percent growth in tourist arrivals projected by the Department of Tourism for 2014.
“We are fully committed to helping expand, and grow with the international and domestic travel industries in the Philippines,” Zaldivia said.
Red Planet Hotels chief executive officer Tim Hansing said they are looking for more sites to build new hotels in the Philippines.
“We see the Philippines as the perfect platform to drive the Southeast Asian expansion of Tune Hotels because of the country’s acceptance and embracing of new and inspiring brands that enable travel to the wider population,” he said.
“Our performance since opening our first hotel in Cebu and Angeles City in February 2012 have given us a great deal of confidence to expand further,” he added.
Established in Malaysia in 2007, Tune Hotels currently has 41 operating hotels worldwide.
Tune Hotels is a sister company of Air Asia Airlines.