Hong Kong (31 January 2019) – Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has expanded its portfolio in the Philippines with the launch of a new hotel in Manila’s historic Chinatown district.
Set in an impressive 19-storey building, Swiss-Belhotel Blulane will re-brand on 1st February 2019 following the signing of an agreement between Mega Concept Holdings and Swiss-Belhotel International, which led to the rebranding of the former Blulane Hotel.
This landmark four-star hotel is located in the heart of Manila’s vibrant Binondo district, which is reputed to be the world’s oldest Chinatown. Surrounded by bustling tourist attractions and historical landmarks, Swiss-Belhotel Blulane will cater for the needs of all travellers, including local and international guests, plus a wide range of events. Whatever the reason for their stay, all guests will be greeted with warm and welcoming Filipino hospitality, blended with Chinese cultural influences.
The hotel features 171 well-appointed, Asian-inspired rooms and suites. Options range from the ample 25 square metre Superior Rooms to the expansive 72 square metre VIP Suite, all featuring sumptuous 300 thread count bedding and international amenities including a 42-inch LCD TV with cable channels, minibar, electric kettle, hair dryer and a bathroom with bathtub and shower.
Swiss-Belhotel Blulane offers an array of dining options, including Blu Café & Lounge, the inviting all-day dining restaurant, and Blu Dynasty, which serves authentic Cantonese cuisine. The Coffee Club is a bright lobby lounge and the Bar Lounge provides a stylish spot to unwind in the evenings.
With 19 separate function spaces and a dedicated events team, Swiss-Belhotel Blulane is perfectly equipped to host a wide variety of business meetings and social occasions. The Grand Ballroom is ideal for large-scale gatherings, while the top floor penthouse leaves a lasting impression.
“Manila is one of Asia’s most dynamic mega-cities - a modern melting pot where classical heritage and dramatic new developments converge, creating exciting opportunities for commercial and cultural exchange. Swiss-Belhotel Blulane is an exceptional hotel that will cater for all types of stay, from local business travellers to international leisure guests. With extensive conference and banqueting space, it is also a major hub for corporate and social events. We look forward to working with Mega Concept Holdings and blending the hotel’s warm Filipino hospitality with Swiss-Belhotel’s highest international standards,” commented Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International.
Swiss-Belhotel Blulane is a ten-minute walk from the Lucky Chinatown Mall and surrounded by Binondo’s local retail outlets, restaurants and entertainment hotspots. It also puts guests within easy reach of many of Manila’s most important cultural attractions, including the walled city of Intramuros, Rizal Park and Fort Santiago.
The hotel becomes the second Swiss-Belhotel branded property in Metro Manila following Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel, which is located in Makati City. This means that Swiss-Belhotel International now offers a choice of hotels in two of the city’s most popular districts.