MANILA - Real estate firm Primex Corp. announced Thursday it will sign a deal with global hotels brand Accor to develop a second 200-room Pullman Manila hotel within the gated community of Greenhills.
Expected to be completed by 2023, Primex said the 5-star Pullman hotel will sit on the topmost 10 floors of a 50-story Primex Tower, which will also house office and commercial spaces on lower floors.
Andrew Langdon, senior vice president for development of Accor Southeast Asia, said both Accor and Primex are confident of a tourism rebound in the Philippines, seeing the country as a key growth destination in Asia.
"This is a great market which will continue to thrive in the long-term due to its great potential driven by economic development, natural attractions, the people’s warm hospitality, and the ongoing improvement of transport infrastructure," Langdon said.
This is the second Pullman hotel in Manila. Its first is in the Makati central business district.
To be developed by its subsidiary Primex Realty Corp, Primex said the premium hotel will have two restaurants, a lobby lounge, rooftop bar, fitness center, swimming pool, ballrooms and private meeting rooms, a business center, as well as a scenic view of the Metro Manila skyline.
"We strongly believe Pullman Manila is the perfect fit for this landmark development as it allows visitors to stay connected and engaged with a range of pioneering amenities that is perfect for both work and play," Karlvin L. Ang, executive vice president and director of Primex, said.
Primex said Accor operates seven hotels in Manila at present and aims to expand aggressively in the Philippines with 16 more hotels in the pipeline, scheduled to open across the country in the next five years.
The Department of Tourism continues to be "optimistic" of the hotel industry, earlier saying that there will be a boom on staycations amid the pandemic.