Megaworld to open Philippines’ biggest hotel

Property giant Megaworld will open the 1,500-room Grand Westside Hotel before the end of the year inside its 31-hectare Westside City township in the bustling Entertainment City in Parañaque City.

Once opened, the 19-story, two tower hotel will become the biggest hotel development in the Philippines in terms of total room keys.

Grand Westside Hotel will offer a variety of room types and sizes, ranging from Queen Suites (up to 48 square meters), Twin Suites (up to 48 sqm), and Executive Suites (up to 48 sqm). It will also have Twin Suites (35 sqm and Queen Suites (37sqm) designed specifically for specially-abled guests.

“Once it opens, Grand Westside Hotel will become the biggest hotel property in our portfolio and in the entire country to date. It will be just a short drive away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) via the NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), and promises to delight guests with wonderful views of the world-famous Manila Bay sunset as well as the skylines of Makati, Manila, and Taguig City,” says Cleofe Albiso, managing director, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts.

Iconic architecture and signature accommodation

The hotel’s façade evokes an elegant and timeless feel, drawing inspiration from the formation of waves approaching the shore as seen through a series of undulating and sweeping lines enveloping the entire structure. Grand Westside Hotel will also feature a two-level retail and commercial space covering 1,995 square meters of floor area.

At the ground level, guests will be welcomed to a high-ceiling lobby that features a contemporary design, exuding a sophisticated ambience with the use of natural elements, such as wood, stone, metal, and leather.

Over at the amenity floor on the fifth floor, guests will enjoy generous amounts of open space, featuring an expansive pool area with a rewarding view of the picturesque Manila Bay sunset, children’s pool, gazebo, as well as a sprawling Zen garden and outdoor seating area filled with colorful shrubs, flowering plants, and small trees.

Inside, there will be four function rooms that can host different events, from intimate celebrations to big gatherings—three of which can be combined to form a bigger hall good for events with up to 300 people—as well as a fitness gym and massage rooms.

The hotel will feature four dining outlets, including the Grand Westside Café, an all-day dining restaurant serving a combination of Filipino and international cuisines and can accommodate nearly 250 persons. There will also be an Executive Lounge, exclusive to VIP guests, that can host up to 52 persons. Here, guests can dine, do their express check-in and check-out, and fulfill other business functions using the meeting room integrated into this facility.

Guests will also be able to enjoy a variety of celebrated concoctions at the Zabana Bar on the ground floor, while a pool bar will also serve guests their drinks of choice and more on the fifth floor.

Another prestigious development from megaworld hotels & resorts

Grand Westside Hotel will be the latest development to rise inside Westside City within the Entertainment City in Parañaque. Megaworld has committed to invest around P64 billion to build Westside City.

To be managed and operated by Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, Grand Westside Hotel will be the 19th hotel property launched by Megaworld and the second homegrown hotel brand to rise inside Westside City—the first being the 529-room Kingsford Hotel Manila.

The first tower of Grand Westside Hotel is slated for opening this year, while the second tower will welcome guests by 2024.

Out of the 19 hotel properties launched by Megaworld Hotels and esorts, 12 are operational while seven more are in the pipeline, including one Savoy Hotel property each in San Vicente, Palawan and the San Fernando City in Pampanga. The existing operational hotels with around 7,700 hotel room keys being managed and operated by the Group include Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, Savoy Hotel Newport, Savoy Hotel Boracay, Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown, Belmont Hotel Manila, Belmont Hotel Boracay, Belmont Hotel Mactan, Kingsford Hotel Manila, Twin Lakes Hotel in Tagaytay, and Hotel Lucky Chinatown in Binondo, Manila.