Catherine Talavera has been working with The Philippine STAR since 2017 as a reporter covering tourism and business. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a business reporter covering real estate for another national broadsheet.

Hotel industry laments closure of Makati Shangri-La, hopes for its future reopening

The news of temporary closure of the Makati Shangri-La hotel is a sad development for not just the Philippine hotel industry, but as well as past guests who have...

Makati Shangri-La to temporarily close doors starting February 1

The Philippine hotel industry is indeed among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving no accommodation establishment unaffected-- not even five-star hotel Makati Shangri-La.In a statement, the Shangri-La...

Office landlords lower rental rates as vacancy seen to rise this year

2020 was a year full of challenges and opportunities for the Philippine real estate industry as the lockdowns brought by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions across various industries.While...

Hotels reminded to follow protocols

As some accommodation establishments in Metro Manila are currently operating as quarantine facilities, it is important that these hotels are strict with following proper protocols especially now that the...

The difference between quarantine and staycation hotels

While it's been a few months since the government has allowed the operation of staycations in Metro Manila, there still lies some confusion within the public on which hotels...