The Widus Group, the owner and developer of the Widus Hotel & Casino and the Clark Marriott Hotel, signed an agreement with state-run Bases Conversion Development Authority to build a P12-billion luxury mountain resort on a 450-hectare lot in New Clark City.
Under the agreement, the luxury mountain resort called Hann Lux will be located in the southernmost portion of New Clark City.
Hann Development Corp. president and chief executive Dae Sik Han expressed optimism for the venture which he said would draw more visitors to New Clark City. Hann Development is a member of the Widus Consortium.
“Clark is fast becoming one of the top destinations in Northern Luzon for both tourists and investors. We hope to attract more with the development of a new leisure resort in New Clark City, one that is in keeping with the vision of BCDA,” Han said.
Phase 1 of the leisure resort will include the development of Angsana Hotel, Banyan Tree Hotel, an 18-hole championship golf course and a clubhouse.
The development of the first phase, involving an investment of P5 billion, is expected to be completed within five years.
Phase 2 will include the development of Westin and Luxury Collection by Marriott, two 18-hole championship golf courses, outdoor recreation facilities, premium villas and residences, a mixed-use commercial center and a 10-hectare public park for a total investment of P7 billion.
“We’re fortunate to partner with the Widus Group for this new leisure attraction as they share with us the vision for New Clark City to be green, resilient and sustainable. Part of the agreement is the use of nature and Filipino-inspired architecture for the luxury mountain resort to showcase local culture and tradition which the Hann Group is known for,” said BCDA president and CEO Vince Dizon.
Located 100 kilometers north of Metro Manila, New Clark City is a 9,450-hectare development that aims to decongest Metro Manila.
It will feature smart technologies and mixed-use developments including a world-class government center, sports hub for national athletes and educational centers.