Spurred on by faster than expected economic growth in the Philippines, international hotel brand Tune Hotels has continued its investment in the country by opening its sixth hotel there this month. The 140-bedroom Tune Hotel Quezon City opened its doors for business on the 8th October 2013. The property is located at Timog Avenue and is the hotel group’s third hotel in Metro Manila.
Mark Lankester, Group CEO, Tune Hotels, said “This is a great market for us to do business in. In less than two years we already have six hotels in operation in the Philippines, including the newly opened Tune Hotel Quezon City in Manila. Not to mention four more to come in Ortigas, Davao, Aseana City and Ayala Avenue in Metro Manila within the next nine months.”
The first Tune Hotel in the Philippines opened at Angeles City in Pampanga in February 2012, followed by Ermita and Makati in Metro Manila, Cebu City and Cagayan De Oro.
Tune Hotels’ decision to continue investing in the Philippines is due to its strengthening economy. Tourism to the Philippines is expanding massively, backed by a successful government marketing campaigns. The recent lifting of European flights is likely to contribute further to the tourism economy.
The Philippines has set a target of 10 million international tourist arrivals by 2016, more than double the 4.3 million tourists it received in 2012.
Lankester commented on this saying “We are very pleased with the commitment shown by the department of tourism and the government. They have not only set strong targets but have also undertaken firm initiatives to facilitate further growth of the tourism and travel industry in the Philippines. The country has a lot to offer and will become a favourite destination in the region.”
By offering international standard accommodation at highly affordable rates, Tune Hotels hopes to positively contribute towards this effort, ensuring ‘more fun in the Philippines’ with Tune Hotels.