The 11 properties include the Richmonde Hotel Ortigas in Pasig City, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Quezon City, and Richmonde Hotel Iloilo; Savoy Hotel Manila in Newport City, Savoy Hotel Boracay in Malay, Aklan, and Savoy Hotel Mactan in Cebu; Belmont Hotel Manila in Newport City and Belmont Hotel Boracay in Malay, Aklan; Twin Lakes Hotel in Laurel, Batangas; Hotel Lucky Chinatown in Binondo, Manila and Kingsford Hotel in the Entertainment City, Parañaque.
The certification ensures the utmost care and protection of the hotels’ guests.
In accordance with its Stay Safe campaign, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts said 95% of its 1,154 hotel-based staff and personnel received their COVID-19 jabs. These include teams from the front office, housekeeping, food, and beverage, engineering, sales and marketing, finance, executive, human resources, and security in different hotel locations.
“Herd immunity in all our hotel properties across the country has always been our ultimate goal to ensure not only the safety and well-being of our staff but also of all our guests who stay in our hotels. Under our Vaxxed and Ready Campaign, the group has been very active in our vaccination program to ensure our contribution to the recovery of the hospitality industry,” said Cleofe Albiso, group general manager of Megaworld Hotels.
Currently, Twin Lakes Hotel near Tagaytay and Belmont Hotel Boracay are open to guests for leisure and stay cations.
The other hotels only accept both Filipino and foreign guests arriving from other countries who are required to complete the government-mandated quarantine days.
Abiso said Twin Lakes and Belmont Boracay have seen sustained bookings, a sign that the country’s tourism sector may be on the mend as “we can still see that travel remains one of the things people are willing to spend on even during a pandemic.”
Megaworld Hotels & Resorts is currently the largest hotel chain in the country with a total of 4,000 rooms in key tourism destinations.
Plans are underway to add more hotels in the next five years, particularly in Boracay, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, and in the Entertainment City in Manila.