Megaworld Corp. said Wednesday it will build a 300-room hotel at its 34-hectare township in Bacolod City.
Megaworld said in a disclosure to the stock exchange the 12-story Kingsford Hotel Bacolod would boost Bacolod’s position as an attractive location for MICE―meetings, incentives conferences and exhibitions events.
“We are bringing the best to Bacolod, because we have a very sophisticated market here. More so, we want to help boost Bacolod’s position as a very attractive MICE location. We are building this hotel that will hopefully match the requirements of the very discerning business travelers,” Megaworld Hotels & Resorts managing director Cleofe Albiso said.
Albiso said Kingsford Hotel Bacolod, the second location for Kingsford Hotel brand, would offer upgraded facilities and amenities, including a wider choice of room categories and several food and beverage outlets.
“This will certainly be another iconic landmark for The Upper East and even for the entire City of Bacolod because of its unique architecture that truly stands out when you pass by Upper East Avenue,” Albiso said.
It will offer queen deluxe rooms (25 square meters), junior suites and specially-abled suites (32 square meters), executive suites (from 50 square meters to 72 square meters) and a presidential suite (more than 100 square meters).
The hotel will also have a banquet-style seating capacity for 400 persons, three smaller function rooms with an individual capacity of 80 to 100 persons each, a grand ballroom and function rooms.
It will have four F&B outlets, including a specialty restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant with both private dining and alfresco dining areas, a lounge at the ground floor and a grill bar by the poolside with both indoor and outdoor dining areas.
It will have its own gift shop at the main lobby area and a two-level retail arcade outside the hotel lobby fronting the plaza.
Kingsford Hotel Bacolod is expected to open by 2028. It will feature a unique and iconic design that blends its modern glass with a podium showcasing neoclassical architecture.
Megaworld Hotels & Resorts will manage and operate the hotel.