Megaworld to build Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Iloilo

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 15 2013 02:52 PM | Updated as of Aug 15 2013 10:52 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A Courtyard by Marriott Hotel will soon rise in Iloilo City.

Megaworld Corp. is allocating P1.5-billion to build the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park.

"This is the first Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the Philippines. We are happy and very excited that our fastest-growing brand in the Marriott group will rise in Iloilo Business Park," said Peter Gassner, Director, Hotel Development Asia-Pacific, Marriott International, Inc.

Courtyard by Marriott is one of the world-class brands under Marriott International. The 15-storey contemporary hotel will have 314 spacious rooms and suites.

"This is another milestone for Iloilo Business Park. Our development in Iloilo is a showcase of our company’s commitment to uplifting the Ilonggo lifestyle to a whole new level... The quality of service of Courtyard by Marriott is legendary and will help to lift the level of accommodation and leisure in Iloilo City," said Jericho Go, Megaworld first vice president.

The hotel will also have a lounge bar, meeting rooms, swimming pool with pool bar, outdoor bar and grill, state-of-the-art gym and business center.

"The Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo will also feature a restaurant which will serve high quality food that the Courtyard brand is also famous for, featuring a variety of international and local cuisines,” Gassner said.

Iloilo Business Park is Megaworld’s biggest township in Western Visayas, with luxury residential condominiums, BPO office towers, a Megaworld Lifestyle Mall, a 1.1-kilometer Festive Walk commercial strip, open parks, transport hub, and the much-anticipated Iloilo Convention Center, among others.