Davao City Needs More Hotels

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Category: Davao News Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009
Royal Mandaya Hotel

Royal Mandaya Hotel building

According to the latest statistics of the Department of Tourism, the city of Davao ranked third for the most visited places in the Philippines. However, Davao has only 3,000 plus rooms to date which cannot accommodate big numbers of guests that would visit the city. The city needs more hotel rooms in order to accommodate its growing tourism sector and to be able to bid for national events like Ad Congress.

There is a need for 1,700 hotel rooms in order to be able to host major national events like the Ad Congres which is expected to convene at least 5,000 participants from all over the country. Ad Congress is an annual convention by multinational companies that heavily depend on advertising.

Other positive developments in the local tourism industry in Davao are the two new hotels named the Pinnacle Place and MyHotel and the re-opening of Samal Casino Resort in the Island Garden City of Samal. Pinnacle Place is another hotel which will be opened in 2010 adding 200 suites of the hotel rooms of the city. Another is the new MyHotel located along San Pedro St. The Samal Casino Resort is set to re-open this December which will feature a world-class casino, 300-room hotel, grand ballroom and other world-class amenities. The hotel resort is situated on a 250-hectare area that will include a planned golf course.

Other than those developments, there are no other hotel that is being built these days to address the lack of hotel rooms. This is a big opportunity for investors who are expanding their business in the tourism industry and may tap Davao City’s potential.

2 Responses to “Davao City Needs More Hotels”

  1. List of Davao City Hotels and Inns — Davao Daily.com Says:

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  2. Jhengks! Says:

    Park Inn by Radisson and Kukun Hotels are coming to Davao. So,these two plus another smaller yet new hotels in Davao will definitely help especially that Davao will be hosting MICE event.

    I heard Discovery Shores is coming to Samal.Keep things coming!

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