The Royal Hotel, a P1.2 billion Korean project, had a soft launch last Friday, Sept. 2 at Barangay Cutcut, Porac, Pampanga. The initial opening of the 5-star hotel kicked off with a ceremony graced by Royal Hotel President and CEO Yun Jea-Park and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda.
According to plans, the hotel will have around 360 rooms built by December 2012 with 100 more rooms expected to be open by the next year. Among the amenities that will be completed for the hotel will be at least four restaurants serving Korea, Japanese, Filipino, and Chinese food. There will also be two conference halls and two sauna rooms, with one sauna room specifically made for Korean preferences. Aside from these, there will also be a swimming pool, a healthclub, and a souvenir shop.
The location for the hotel was chosen in consideration for the expected boom in local and foreign tourists once the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport Terminal in Clark Freeport goes into full operations. Various corollary infrastructure are also expected to rise around the airport that is expected to create a boom in tourism and trade within the area.
With the Royal Hotel located at just a few kilometers away, it can be a prime location for tourists on both business and leisure trips. The hotel is not just intended for Koreans but for the local and international market in general. Looks like there will be a new option to stay in the next time I go to Pampanga.
Thanks to Punto! for the photo.