New hotels in the Philippines opening this year


There’s a good reason why seasoned travellers love sniffing out newly built or renovated hotels – few things beat the smell of fresh sheets in modern hotel rooms and brand-new facilities that not many have snoozed in before you.

That’s why we’re bringing you this list of brand new hotels in the Philippines that have opened or that are opening this year, in and beyond Metro Manila.


– New hotels in the Philippines now open for bookings –


1. Swissôtel Clark – all-in-one business and entertainment hub


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Image adapted from @swissotelclark and @swissotelclark

Less than 1KM from Clark International Airport and located in the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga, the 372-room Swissôtel Clark boasts a Swiss Executive Lounge for suite-stayers. It offers free daily breakfast and all-day refreshments that business travellers working all day or those meeting partners from abroad would appreciate.

Rooms start at P6,563 (~USD126.26) and have free WiFi, lounge chairs, a work desk, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and generously sized bathrooms.

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Image credit: Swissôtel Clark Philippines

Try Kapampangan fare at the in-house restaurant Nasi, Swiss food at Markt, pan-Asian favorites at Spice, or post-midnight drinks at Bar 20.

Snack and dessert counters, as well as a Korean and Italian restaurant, are expected to open soon.

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Keep your workout routine uninterrupted at the 24/7 Pürovel Spa & Sport health club with an infinity pool and kids’ pool.

Next door, the Hann Casino Resort offers slot machine and table games, sports betting, dining, live band music, and will soon host a shopping area – so you never have to go far to keep yourself and your friends occupied.

Address: Lot 2A, Lot 2B 2E1 Manuel A. Roxas Highway, Corner Claro M. Recto Highway, Clark Freeport, Zone, 2023 Pampanga
Telephone: 45 306 2000
Swissôtel Clark’s website


2. Novotel Suites Manila At Acqua – riverside views and proximity to three business districts



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Open for bookings from July 2022 onwards, the Novotel Suites Manila At Acqua is located among the Mandaluyong City riverfront, a short drive from Mandaluyong City Hall and along the Pasig River Ferry route. Rooms from P4,954 (~USD95.26) come with spacious beds, Wi-Fi, and free pool and gym access.

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You’ll be a short drive from both the Makati City and Ortigas Center, and Bonifacio Global City business areas, and the hotel helps you take advantage of this location with its free shuttle service to nearby landmarks and by helping you arrange a local ferry ride. Hit up its 21st-floor cafe, bar, and lounge for a view of the city.

Address: Barangay, Coronado, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila
Telephone: 2 8888 6686
Novotel Suites Manila At Acqua’s website | Facebook | Instagram


3. Go Hotels Tuguegarao – newest hotel in the growing Cagayan Valley city


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Image adapted from @gohotels_ph and @janela.mae.francisco

With rooms going from P2,940 (~USD56.40), Go Hotels Tuguegarao is 9 minutes from Tuguegarao Airport and 10 minutes from downtown, within walking distance to the newest mall, Robinsons Place Tuguegarao.

Tuguegarao may be known more for its ancient cathedrals, pancit batil patong stalls, and prehistoric caves such as Callao Cave and Sierra Cave rather than flashier attractions but its growing economy means that more visitors may come in for work and find this an easy choice to be based in.

136 air-conditioned rooms from 18 sqm, free Wi-Fi, in-room safes, and an on-site Filipino restaurant Patio Enrico meet all the key requirements of a boutique hotel stay.

Address: 12 Pan-Philippine Hwy, Tuguegarao, 3500 Cagayan
Telephone: 998 840 1760


4. Summit Hotel Naga – connected to a shopping complex


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Part of the Robinsons Naga Complex, Summit Hotel Naga‘s 60 rooms start from P3,235 (~USD62.02) and had its soft opening to guests in January 2022. It’s a short 30-minute drive to Naga City Airport, and you’ll be within walking distance of Robinsons Place Naga, ALDP Mall, and Win Win Mall to get any item or personal service you need.

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Image adapted from Summit Hotel Naga/Hotels.com

An outdoor swimming pool, kids’ pool, and gym will keep the family busy while meeting and event spaces are available too. Café Summit dishes up modern Bicolano cuisine – the Kinilas Ramen (P250, ~USD4.79) – egg noodles, beef, bokchoy, tofu, narutomaki or fish paste cake, and sriracha mayo on the menu catches our eye.

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Image adapted from Summit Hotel Naga

Address: Almeda Hwy, Naga, Camarines Sur
Telephone: 998 888 7788
Summit Hotel Naga’s website | Summit Hotels’ Facebook | Summit Hotels’ Instagram


– New hotels in the Philippines opening later this year –


5. Admiral Hotel Manila – MGallery – views of Manila Bay and easy access to Intramuros


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Image adapted from @_katchmeifyoucan_ and @samsonrichard

A stone’s throw away from scenic Manila Bay, the Admiral Hotel Manila – MGallery‘s 123 rooms and suites start at a spacious 31 sqm, with free WiFi, pool and gym access, bookable meeting rooms, and dining aplenty. The hotel is scheduled to open on 15th May 2022 – check back on its socials for updates.

We wouldn’t miss the Admiral Club restaurant starring a Filipino and Hispanic fusion tapas bar with animated 3D projections on your cuisine, but there’s also an old Shanghai-themed Ruby Wong’s Godown and a rooftop Coconut Grove bar where you can catch sunset views.

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Hotel lounge (left) and Admiral Club restaurant (right)
Image adapted from Admiral Hotel Manila – MGallery and Admiral Hotel Manila

This is also an easy place to tour classic Manila attractions as it’s close to Intramuros, Rizal Park, the National Museum of the Philippines, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Address: 2138 Roxas Boulevard 1004 Malate, Manila
Telephone: 2 5318-9000
Admiral Hotel Manila’s website | Facebook


6. The Westin Manila Sonata Place – convenient Ortigas CBD location


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Image credit: Marriott

The 32-floor hotel block of The Westin Manila Sonata Place, beside its 50-floor condominium block, emphasises wellness – starting from the hotel brand’s famous Westin Heavenly Beds. These promise good sleep with layers of pillows, a duvet, and multiple sheets with a 250-thread count for comfort atop a box spring mattress, and can be found in all major Westin hotels and resorts worldwide.

An indoor and outdoor pool, a Westin Heavenly Spa with massages, manicures, pedicures, and scrubs, and a Westin Workout gym open 24/7 here promise to keep you at your peak. Chefs on site have even tailored a menu designed for both nutrition and satisfaction for both kids and adults.

Restaurants include Spanish-themed Tapas Bar and restaurant, a breakfast restaurant Seasonal Tastes, and a lobby bar and lounge perfect for welcoming guests or quick meetings.

Convenience is also a big draw here, as you’ll be smack in the middle of the Ortigas CBD, within walkable distance to SM Megamall, EDSA Shangri-La, and The Podium.

Address: San Miguel Avenue at Loudes, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Manila 1100
Telephone: 932 100 0000
The Westin Manila Sonata Place’s website | Facebook


7. Citadines Greenhills Manila – condo-style stays half an hour from the Ortigas CBD


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Image credit: Citadines Greenhills Manila

With 280 rooms, the Citadines Greenhills Manila is technically a serviced residence, but visiting businesspeople might see it fit to book for long stays as well thanks to its proximity to the Ortigas CBD. Prices are to be announced.

You’ll be a stone’s throw from the Greenhills Mall that’ll not leave you wanting for dining, shopping, groceries, electronics, or banking facilities – but we recommend visiting with a local to sniff out the best deals.

Residents at the studio and one-bedroom units can make full use of the lounge and swimming pool. 24-hour reception and Wi-Fi are free, while business center, daily breakfast, and childcare services are available for a fee.

Address: Annapolis Street, San Juan, Metro Manila
Citadines Greenhills Manila’s website


8. lyf Cebu City- in the heart of Cebu’s upcoming business district and near its historical hub


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Image credit: Cebu Landmasters/lyf/CapitaLand

lyf Cebu City‘s co-living space concept will place you near shopping areas such as the Robinsons Fuente mall, the Fuente Osmeña Circle and its famous fountain and public park, and the historic art deco-style Cebu Provincial Capitol.

You’ll be half an hour from the waterfront that’s tourable by bicycle, the historic Colon Street dating from 1565 with street food galore, and The Heritage Of Cebu Monument – a tribute to our early freedom fighters.

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Image credit: Cebu Landmasters/lyf/CapitaLand

Apartments that house singles, duos, or groups of 3-4 share kitchens, coworking, and lounge facilities so you can make new friends during your stay.

Its location at the Base Line Center business and lifestyle complex means you’ll never be far from Robinsons Supermarket, Abaca Baking Company’s breakfast and dinner buffets, cafes and snack stalls to keep you fueled.

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Image credit: Cebu Landmasters/lyf/CapitaLand

Address: Base Line Center, Juana Osmeña St
lyf Cebu City’s website


9. Fili Urban Resort, Cebu – first Cebu integrated casino resort hotel to open


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The hotel will be located within the casino and entertainment complex on Kawit Island
Image credit:
NUSTAR Resort

Within Kawit Island’s NUSTAR Resort and Casino, Cebu’s first integrated resort, Fili Urban Resort will be the first of three hotels on site to open in May 2022.

With 379 rooms, a convention center and meeting rooms, shopping, a spa, pools, a hot tub, and gym, the resort offers an airport shuttle service, childcare, butler, and car rental service for a fee so business visitors will have everything taken care of.

30 minutes from Cebu airport, the resort will be near a jetty with passenger boats coming to and from Mactan Island, an arts center, cinemas, and a theme park.

There are no room preview pics or prices available yet, but you can see an artist’s rendition of the whole resort here for now.

Tip: NUSTAR Resort members get a welcome gift while stocks last – applications are free!

Address: NUSTAR Resort and Casino, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu


New hotels in the Philippines opened in 2022


As more and more new hotels in the Philippines are opening after pandemic construction delays, this means more choices for international and domestic travellers coming to the Philippines.

Do note that opening dates for these new hotels in the Philippines are subject to adjustment, and we’ll refresh this article as and when we get updates.


Cover image adapted from: Summit Hotel Naga, @_katchmeifyoucan_, Marriott and NUSTAR Resort

 

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