WHILE most investors decided to establish an accommodation facility within the downtown and northern areas of Davao City, homegrown company Globalcrest Properties Inc. strategically set up its hotel and accommodation establishment, the Homecrest Hotel in the South, indeed becoming the southern destination for Davao visitors.
The seven-storey boutique hotel on Tulip Drive corner Walnut Avenue, Ecoland (beside SM City Davao) had the launch of its expansion last June 10.
The hotel, which started with only 28 rooms six years ago has finally expanded its hotel capacity to 64 non-smoking rooms equipped with stylish and modern interiors and an impressive range of facilities.
At present, the hotel opens its 44 operational rooms to guests out of total capacity of the hotel at 64 rooms.
“We hope to open all our 64 rooms before the month of June ends,” said Arvin T. Dizon, assistant manager of Homecrest.
The expanded hotel facility had its soft launching last March.
The new building is connected to the old building of the hotel. It has a grand ballroom at the 6th level, three meeting rooms, four executive suites at the 5th level and a restaurant in the lobby area dubbed as Cena Modern Bistro offering a wide array of delectable food servings.
“The owners (Teves family) decided to expand and set up this building as they experienced having good business with the promising and potentials of the booming tourism industry of the city,” Dizon said.
He added that the expansion is also more on the location potential, as they are one of the few who serve the South market.
Homecrest Hotel’s edge from other hoteliers aside from accessibility and strategic location is that the hotel is not crowded and can respond to guest’s needs quickly.
When asked about the hotel’s occupancy rate after its soft launching, Dizon was quick to add that a huge growth has been observed especially following the win of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.
“After the Duterte win, we really felt it, especially when he held his meeting at Matina Enclaves, we are fully booked, we became the home of the some media and other prominent personalities,” he said.
With the opening of this homegrown hotel, the rooms available for tourists in Davao City grew responding to the peaking tourism demand in the city.