LILOAN-based Duros Land Properties Inc. has pursued its tourism ventures amid global uncertainty and the economic pinch caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The group set up Duros Hotels Inc. to manage the firm’s three hotel properties—One Tectona Hotel in Liloan and Cebu Quincentennial Hotel in Cebu City—which are in varying levels of completion and Gana Island Resort in Siargao Island, which was temporarily closed due to the pandemic.
These three hotel projects have a total of 184 rooms and are expected to be operational next year.
“Duros Hotels Inc. was born during the pandemic because we saw the need. During the pandemic, we found time to explore what we have. We have a golf course, so for you to come here you need a hotel. So we developed One Tectona Hotel. It is very encouraging because there are plenty of investors,” said Fe Barino, president of Duros Land Properties, in an interview Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.
Fe said the thrust of Duros Hotels is to build themed hotels.
One Tectona Hotel intends to capture the golf tourism market, which is popular among Koreans and Japanese which are Cebu’s top foreign source markets.
The Duros Group owns an 18-hole Par 72 international golf course located in barangay San Roque, Liloan.
“Sixty-percent of the market of One Tectona Hotel is for golf tourism. We will be offering golf packages,” said Adie Gallares, head of hotels at Duros Hotels Inc.
One Tectona Hotel is a 100-room, four-star hotel set to open in mid-2022. It will feature an international restaurant, coffee shop, swimming pool, game room, meditation garden and sports bar, among many other amenities.
Cebu Quincentennial Hotel, on the other hand, is located along Cardinal Rosales Ave., Cebu City. It is positioned to attract faith-based tourism. The hotel is located in 23 Minore Park, an integrated development where membership-shopping center Landers and the IEC Pavilion are located.
Gana Island Resort is a 38-room boutique resort in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte.