LANSON Place Hotel and Serviced Suites is set to open in the Philippines in 2022. This after SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) and Lanson Place Hospitality Management Ltd. (LPHM) recently signed a management agreement for the opening of Lanson Place within the SM Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City.
In a statement, the hospitality arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. said the country’s first Lanson Place will feature 250 hotel rooms and 150 serviced suites.
It will be in close proximity to the mall, as well as SMX Convention Center, and eCom office buildings. It is also an ideal place for business travelers as it will be a 15 minutes’ drive away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), and accessible to other commercial and entertainment hubs.
“We are delighted to be able to introduce Lanson Place’s contemporary lifestyle into The Philippines… Lanson Place Hotel and Serviced Suites will serve as an ideal setting for guests looking for quality accommodation and attentive service, whether for a short or long-term stay. We are very excited to be collaborating with SMHCC on this project and we can’t wait to receive our first guests,” LPHM Chief Executive Officer Michael Hobson said in the statement.
Founded in 1995, LPHM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-developer Wing Tai Properties Ltd. It is currently managing 12 serviced apartments spread in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore, and a high-end boutique hotel in Hong Kong.
“Lanson Place Hotel and Serviced Suites Mall of Asia will be an outstanding addition to the SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) portfolio. Its anticipated opening of the property underscores the expanding footprint of SMHCC and will be an added boost in the booming Philippine hospitality industry,” SMHCC President Elizabeth T. Sy said in the statement.
Lanson Place Hotel and Serviced Suites Mall of Asia will have an all-day dining restaurant, fitness center, and a rooftop swimming pool, which will feature the view of the Manila Bay. It will also have a ballroom that can accommodate up to 800 guests and an al fresco facility on the podium.
Currently, SMHCC has seven hotel properties, with an inventory of 1,722 rooms and more than 38,000 square meters (sq.m.) of leasable convention space. Its other properties include: Taal Vista Hotel, Pico Sands Hotel, Conrad Manila, Radisson Blu Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo and the SMX Convention Centers. — Vincent Mariel P. Galang