Alliance Global to become PH’s biggest hotel developer by 2020

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


MANILA -- Andrew Tan-led conglomerate, Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI), bared plans to aggressively expand its hotel business in the Philippines in the next six years.

Speaking at the Philippines Property Awards 2014 in Makati City, Alliance Global Group chair Dr. Andrew L. Tan revealed that the group would have a total of 12,000 hotel rooms in its portfolio all over the country by 2020.

“By the year 2020, we envision our group to be the largest hotel developer in the Philippines, with a total portfolio of around 12,000 hotel rooms. These hotel rooms will be offered fewer than 12 different local and global hotel brands. The global brands include Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Westin, Okura and Maxims,” Tan said.

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At present, the group has built 1,900 rooms in its existing hotels, namely: Richmonde Hotel Ortigas; Eastwood Richmonde Hotel; Marriott Hotel, Maxims Hotel and Remington Hotel in Newport City; and Fairways and Bluewater in Boracay Newcoast.

The group is rolling out aggressive expansion plans to build more than 10,000 new hotel rooms in all of its developments in the next six years. All of these new hotels will be built in Megaworld townships across the country.

These include 2,000 rooms in Newport City; 2,800 rooms in Resorts World Bayshore City; 1,900 rooms in Boracay Newcoast; 2,700 rooms in The Mactan Newtown in Cebu; around 400 rooms in Iloilo Business Park; and more than 180 rooms in Twin Lakes, Tagaytay as well as in other parts of Metro Manila.

By 2020, the Megaworld group will complete around 8,600 rooms while Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. will complete 3,400 rooms.

“Once completed, our 12,000 hotel rooms can accommodate up to an estimated two-million visitors per year. It is one way we can help the government achieve its yearly tourist targets,” Tan added.

At present, AGI holds interests in property development through Megaworld; integrated tourism development through Global-Estate Resorts Inc.; Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., which owns Resorts World Manila; food and beverage manufacturing and distribution through Emperador Inc., which owns Emperador Distillers Inc., the leading brandy manufacturer and distributor in the Philippines; and Golden Arches Development Corporation, which operates and franchises quick service restaurants under the McDonald’s brand. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 22, 2014.

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