Best Western unveils brand new hotel in Puerto Princesa
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts has unveiled an exciting new property in Puerto Princesa, the largest city on the tropical island of Palawan, in the Philippines.
Scheduled to open in June 2016, Best Western Plus Ivy Wall is a brand new midscale hotel that provides both business and leisure travelers with convenient access to all the city’s main landmarks and attractions.
It is located just a few minutes from Puerto Princesa International Airport, which has regular flight connections to Manila and other cities across the Philippines, and 1.5 hours’ drive from the stunning, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Puerto Princesa Underground River.
“Best Western’s expansion in the Philippines continues to gather momentum, and I am delighted to be able to welcome guests to another exciting destination in this vibrant country,” said Olivier Berrivin, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Managing Director of International Operations – Asia.
“Puerto Princesa and the island of Palawan are becoming new tourist hotspots in Southeast Asia, with an increasing number of travelers eager to experience this tropical paradise. With idyllic beaches and bays and the breath-taking Puerto Princesa Underground River, which has been listed as one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’, Puerto Princesa is a wonderfully unique and attractive destination for tourists.
With its contemporary style and range of international amenities, I am confident that Best Western Plus Ivy Wall will become a firm favorite among the rising number of travelers to Puerto Princesa,” Mr. Berrivin concluded.
A modern midscale hotel, Best Western Plus Ivy Wall offers 120 rooms and suites, all of which feature a contemporary Filipino design and come equipped with 42-inch LCD televisions, DVD players, mini-bars, spacious work desks and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
And as with all Best Western hotels worldwide, Wi-Fi is free-of-charge both in guest rooms and public areas.
When they are not exploring the stunning local scenery, guests can unwind with a treatment at the hotel’s spa, plunge into the tropical outdoor swimming pool, or enjoy exquisite local and international cuisine at the on-site restaurant. There is also a poolside bar, allowing guests to unwind with a refreshing cold drink during the heat of the day.
For the corporate and events market, the hotel features a business center, three meeting rooms and a 300m² ballroom, plus a VIP dining room which is served by a private butler and can host intimate dinners.
Best Western Plus Ivy Wall becomes the eighth Best Western hotel in the Philippines, joining existing properties in Manila, Makati City, Cebu City, Subic Bay and the resort island of Boracay.
It also becomes the country’s fourth midscale Best Western Plus hotel, following the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel in Makati City, Best Western Plus Lex Cebu and the recently-opened Best Western Plus Hotel Subic.
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,100* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers seven hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western℠, Vīb®, BW Premier Collection® and GLōSM. Now celebrating 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 26 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. The brand’s partnerships with AAA/CAA, Minor League Baseball, and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including Business Travel News naming Best Western as the best midscale hotel brand in 2014 and Best Western Plus as the best upper mid-price hotel brand in 2014 and 2015, four consecutive Compuware Best of the Web gold awards for best hotel website, and seven consecutive AAA/CAA Hotel Partner of the Year awards. Nearly 60 percent of Best Western branded hotels earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award in 2015.
* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.