Megaworld targeting Chinese, tourists with new Binondo hotel

Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corp. has entered Binondo’s hospitality space with the opening of the 93-room Hotel Lucky Chinatown, complementing its thriving shopping mall complex in Binondo.

The group has invested around P750 million to develop this new hotel at Reina Regente Street, which marks the eighth hotel in its portfolio. The hotel, which is directly connected to Lucky Chinatown Mall via footbridge, was built out of a former warehouse used by mall tenants.

The hotel offers accommodations starting at P3,188 per night for the 24-square meter standard room and P5,888 for the 79-sqm suites. These are promotional prices which will be effective until December 2019.

“Target market will be Chinese business travellers and tourists as well [as those] who are very much interested to explore Chinatown,” Jeremy Russell Go, resident manager at Hotel Lucky Chinatown, said in a press briefing after the hotel’s inauguration on Wednesday.

The hotel seeks to take advantage of the proximity to Manila’s historic and cultural sites such as Intramuros, Manila City Hall and the National Museum. It is around 40 minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Resorts World Manila and the Makati central business district, and around 30 minutes away from the bustling Entertainment City and Manila Bay area.

“We take great pride in continuing to bring more excitement here in the world’s oldest Chinatown with the opening of Hotel Lucky Chinatown. With the hotel directly connected to Manila Chinatown’s biggest mall, guests will be able to savor the distinct, dynamic vibe of the Chinatown culture as they enjoy the sights and sounds of this bustling hub,” Go said.

“Our idea is to blend modernity with Binondo’s heritage. While Hotel Lucky Chinatown features a modern contemporary design, the moment our guests get out of the hotel, they will feel the culture that is truly Chinatown. We want to provide that distinction so the experience becomes richer,” he added.

Megaworld’s seven other hotels are as follows: Richmonde Hotel Ortigas in Pasig City, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Quezon City, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo in Iloilo City, Belmont Hotel Manila in Newport City, Savoy Hotel Manila in Newport City, Savoy Hotel Boracay in Boracay Island, Aklan, and Twin Lakes Hotel in Laurel, Batangas, near Tagaytay.

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