Savoy Hotel Mactan is located within the 28.8-hectare Mactan Newtown township in Cebu. — COMPANY HANDOUT

MEGAWORLD Corp. looks to attract business travelers and families in its P1.7-billion Savoy Hotel in Mactan, Cebu once it opens in November.

In a statement issued over the weekend, the listed property developer said Savoy Hotel Mactan will have a total of 547 guest room and suites across 18 floors. It offers superior and deluxe rooms, as well as deluxe premier and junior suites.

“Savoy Hotel Mactan is just 15 minutes away from the airport, which makes it a perfect choice for business travelers,” Megaworld Hotels Managing Director Raymundo V. Melendres said in a statement.

“Its location also allows one to experience the beach and the township at the same time, where restaurants, cafes, supermarket, spa, and other retail shops are just within easy reach.”

Hotel amenities include a swimming pool, paved sunbathing lounge, fitness center, business center, and a flower garden.

Guests can select from several food and beverage outlets such as Savoy Cafe, Lobby Cafe, Zabana Bar, Pool Bar, and the Patio. It also has function and meeting rooms.

The hotel’s interiors were designed by Hirsh Bedner Associates, the same company that was handled Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and Shangri-La Dubai and St. Regis Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Rooms will be priced at P3,288 to P5,888 per night, depending on which category a guest chooses. The hotel will also offer complimentary shuttle services to and from the Mactan Newtown beach, while rides to and from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport may be arranged.

Savoy Hotel Mactan stands inside the 28.8-hectare Mactan Newtown township in Cebu, which will also house office towers, condominiums, leisure amenities, retail shops, and The Newtown School of Excellence.

This will be the third project under Megaworld’s homegrown brand, after it opened the same in Boracay Newcoast and Newport City in Pasay.

It forms part of the five homegrown hotel brands that the company developed, with the others being Richmonde Hotels, Belmont Hotels, Twin Lakes Hotel, and Hotel Lucky China Town. The company now has about 3,200 hotel rooms, which is seen to grow further with the opening of more homegrown brands in Parañaque, Bacolod, Iloilo, Boracay, and Laguna.

The company’s hotel business grew its revenues by 56% to P574 million in the first half of 2019. Overall, Megaworld’s net income attributable to the parent surged 16% to P8.3 billion, following a 20% uptick in revenues to P16.8 billion. — Arra B. Francia