Carlson to enter RP with two new properties in Manila
Daily news, 12 Feb 2008：SINGAPORE – Carlson Hotels Worldwide – Asia Pacific will expand into the Philippine market with two new hotels under the Regent and Radisson brands in Manila Bay.
Built by developer Hotel Specialists Inc of SM Investments Corporation and designed by architects KKS International (S) Pte Ltd, the two hotels will give Carlson a strong foothold in the capital of the Philippines, one of the markets targeted in the hotel group’s expansion strategy.
This special development will also showcase a unique hotel-within-a-hotel design, with the 80-suite luxury Regent Manila Bay housed within the Radisson Hotel Manila Bay, but with its own driveway, entrance, lobby, guest facilities and staff.
Expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2009, the hotels will be situated on Seaside Boulevard in Mall of Asia Complex, a 60-hectare shopping, entertainment, leisure and business development that includes a convention centre, offices and the expansive SM Mall of Asia, a destination shopping complex that attracts up to a million people on weekends.
The Radisson Hotel Manila Bay will have 500 guest rooms and suites along with a business centre, gym, swimming pool, yoga deck, spa and extensive function facilities.