Robinsons Land to open 3 Go Hotels through 2014 means BUSINESS

MANILA – Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) is beefing up its network of Go Hotels with the opening of three new branches, bringing its room count to over 1,200 next year.

In a statement, Go Hotels general manager Elizabeth D. Gregorio said the property developer is bringing its value hotel chain to Ortigas Center this quarter, Iloilo in the first quarter of 2014, and Butuan in the fourth quarter of next year.

"These are exciting times for the Philippine tourism as the hospitality business opens more outlets, especially in Metro Manila, in anticipation of the arrival of more tourists because of the government’s focus on the industry,” Gregorio said.

Go Hotels Ortigas Center will add 198 rooms, the Butuan branch will offer 102 rooms, and the Iloilo branch will have 167 hotel rooms—making it the chain’s biggest branch outside Metro Manila. The Iloilo branch will also have the biggest conference room among all Go Hotels branches with a maximum capacity of 100 persons.

Go Hotels Iloilo and Butuan are located within a Robinsons Malls complex while the Ortigas branch is a couple of minutes away from Robinsons Galleria.

“Go Hotels Ortigas Center will serve the growing number of business travelers and tourists visiting the central business district and the malls in the area,” said Gregorio.

All three new branches will have restaurants, spa services, transport service and convenience stores to cater to the needs of guests.

Go Hotels has over 700 rooms available in the six existing branches: EDSA-Mandaluyong, Tacloban, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Puerto Princesa and Otis-Manila.

“We will be offering special rates to guests as a pre-opening treat. All they need is to check our online booking system at,” Gregorio said.

Revenues of the hotel group improved by 11.8 percent to P1.47 billion in its first nine months due to higher occupancy rates and a turnaround in Summit Circle Hotel.

Gokongwei-owned RLC netted P3.65 billion in the nine-month period ending June, or 8.8 percent higher than the P3.36 billion in 2012.