A haven of white sands and crystal-clear waters
After six months of rehabilitation in 2018, the Philippines’ most famous tourist destination is once again open to the world. The pristine beauty of the white sands and crystal-clear waters of Boracay Island has been restored, and now the area is expected to reclaim its throne as the country’s most popular summer getaway.
Tourism in the Philippines was recorded at a six-year high in 2018, with tourism’s direct gross value added (TDGVA) accounting for 12.7% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority. This is bigger than the sector’s 12.2% share in 2017. Last year, the combined economic contribution of tourism activities was also recorded at P2.2 trillion at current prices, up 14.3% from 2017.
The reopening of Boracay Island will undoubtedly contribute further to Philippine tourism. With government supervision and to maintain its status, the area has now become home to only the most responsible and eco-friendly establishments, among which is the new Belmont Hotel Boracay, an up-and-coming five-story hotel well-suited to the demands of the area.
“Boracay Island has been a top destination among foreign and local travelers. They would always go back here to feel the beauty of paradise and the exuding warm nature that surrounds you. Every traveler would always want to make their trip worthwhile and truly memorable,” Marie Jehan Balbanero, Area Head of Marketing and Communications at Belmont Hotel Boracay, said.
“Our hotel is designed to let the guests feel the continuity of a unique and exclusive nature experience in Boracay. This is where you get to feel the warmth and beauty of paradise. We would want our guests to experience that perfect and memorable moment in their trip,” added Ms. Balbanero.
Opening this July 2019, Belmont Hotel Boracay is situated in the perfect location at Boracay Newcoast with views of the golden tropical island stretch of white powdery sand and pristine crystal-clear waters of Newcoast Beach, as well as the nearby golf course. The luxurious accommodations include three clusters that offers 245 deluxe twin rooms, 130 deluxe queen rooms, 49 premiere deluxe rooms, 12 executive suites, and six specially-abled rooms with a total of 442 well-appointed rooms.
Striving to become a unique haven with a stunning vision of nature, beauty of paradise and majestic sunsets, Belmont Hotel Boracay has complete facilities for guests to enjoy. The establishment offers a swimming pool with pool bar, fitness center, spa, restaurant, meeting rooms, function rooms and the trellis garden. There is a promenade beside the hotel where rows of restaurants and retail outlets are slated to open, where guests can walk down to the Newcoast station and enjoy their time leisurely down at the beach.
All of which, of course, are built with preserving Boracay’s newfound beauty in mind. Belmont Hotel Boracay, in line with the government’s program in promoting sustainability tourism, take part in the use of green initiatives such as the use of LED lighting fixtures, use of e-carts and solar shuttles, use of paper for operating supplies such as paper straws and paper box for take-away containers, and the use of dispensers for bathroom amenities.
The establishment also has an all-day dining, available through its Belmont Café. Belmont Hotel Boracay aims to offer the warmth and comfort of a sophisticated hotel combined with the relaxing tranquility of a secluded getaway.
“In Belmont Hotel Boracay, we live up to the tagline, ‘Savor the moment’,” Adie Gallares, Area General Manager, said, noting that at Belmont, guests are encouraged to retreat from the outside world and embrace the feeling of paradise within.
“We do not remember days, we remember moments. We have to taste, feel and experience the great things in life in order to savor that ‘perfect moment’,” Mr. Gallares added.
Belmont Hotel Boracay’s special location in Boracay Newcoast also offers local and foreign tourists the choice of enjoying a new and different scenery with views of the ocean and mountains.
The Boracay Newcoast is envisioned as a township, replete with rows of restaurants, retail stores and hotels in the surrounding area. The township is expected to soon develop a community of its own where guests don’t have to go far to attend to their needs. Currently, the area’s flagship hotel, Savoy Hotel Boracay, where guests can enjoy the facilities of the party pool and dine in Savoy Café, is within easy reach from across the Belmont Hotel.
This year, Belmont and Savoy are both celebrating their first New Year’s Eve countdown together, one of the biggest events in Boracay Newcoast. It will be a joint celebration for both hotels where more than 1,000 guests are expected to take part.
Belmont Hotel Boracay is located at Newcoast Drive, Boracay Newcoast, Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, 5608, Malay, Aklan. For more information, contact (02) 720-1878 to 79 or visit www.belmonthotelboracay.com and check Belmont Hotel Boracay in Facebook.