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New Japan hotels must be wheelchair accessible before Tokyo 2020

Oct 16, 2018 - 4:17 PM

At least 1% of rooms in newly built and refurbished hotels or traditional inns must be barrier-free for wheelchair users by September 2019

WHEELCHAIR-FRIENDLY. Improvements in travel and lodging will be made for the disabled in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo from ShutterStock

LIST: 115 Boracay hotels open by October 26

Oct 12, 2018 - 5:55 PM

(UPDATED) The government has accredited 115 hotels and resorts that are already compliant with rules and regulations

ACCREDITED. Shangri-la Resort is among those the DOT-accredited hotels that will operate on October 26. Photo from Shangri-la Resort website

LOOK: 'Largest wedding cake' in Baguio City

Sep 22, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Around 43 couples at a government-sponsored mass wedding are among the first to sample the 24-foot wedding cake

GIANT WEDDING CAKE. Newly-weds who were part of a mass wedding surround a giant wedding cake in Baguio City on September 22, 2018. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

For a cause: Golf charity event set to send teens to school

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:45 PM

A hotel group aims to raise money and send indigent teenagers to school

GIVING BACK. This is the third time the New World Hotel Group organizes a charity golf tournament. Photo by Bob Guerrero


Gov't approves permits to operate of 25 Boracay hotels, resorts

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:51 PM

The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force is implementing a 'No Compliance, No Opening' policy to ensure that establishments follow rules and regulations

HOTELS. The Department of Tourism releases a list of accredited accommodation establishments in Boracay. Photo from Fairways and Bluewater Beach Resort

19 dead in fire at China hot springs hotel

Aug 25, 2018 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) State media says an investigation is underway into the cause of the fire

FIRE. A fire started in a hotel in Harbin, capital of the northeastern Heilongjiang province. Image from Shutterstock

'Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation' review: Outrageously silly

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:47 AM

'Hotel Transylvania 3' is just unabashedly silly

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Cops seize kilos of 'shabu' in Binondo hotel

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Police raid a room at the Good Life Hotel in Binondo where a suspect hid after a chase with authorities

BUSTED. Cops raid the room of a Binondo, Manila hotel where a suspect hid after running away from pursuing policemen. Screenshot from NCRPO video

Diamond Hotel: Revisiting old favorites and globalizing local cuisine

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Chefs Sau del Rosario and Miko Aspiras give Filipino classics a twist at the Diamond Hotel

Courtesy of Manila Diamond Hotel

Duterte arrives in South Korea for 3-day official visit

Jun 03, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Ambassador Raul Hernandez says 66,000 Filipinos live in South Korea, and the voters among them 'gave 84% of their votes' to President Rodrigo Duterte

DUTERTE IN SEOUL. President Rodrigo Duterte (center) is welcomed by Ambassador Raul Hernandez (right) and the envoy's wife, Ana (left), as the head of state arrives in South Korea at around 5:20 am on June 3, 2018. Photo courtesy of Ambassador Hernandez

Treat yourself to these dishes from the Common Good Food Playground

Jun 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Get ready to go around the world with the 9 restaurants from The Common Good Food Playground in I'm Hotel Makati

The Common Good at IM Hotel. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Cebu Landmasters to build 1st Radisson Red hotel in PH

Apr 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The 146-room hotel geared towards millennials will rise at the Astra Centre in Mandaue City, Cebu, and is set to open in late 2021

Paris to sue Airbnb over undeclared listings

Apr 12, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Paris authorities, like other cities around the world, have been toughening restrictions on Airbnb

Alliance Global net income for 2017 stalls on Resorts World attack

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Alliance Global reports a net income of P21.8 billion in 2017, from P22.8 billion in 2016, as losses from its casino and liquor units offset gains from Megaworld and fast-food operations

Old and new mix at Waterfront Cebu

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Let Waterfront Cebu Hotel be your home away from home

Resorts World Manila operator's 2017 income plunges over shooting incident

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Gross gaming revenues dropped by 27.6% to P17.1 billion after the June 2, 2017 shooting incident led to the closure of the gaming area for nearly a month

AFTERMATH. Firemen break several windows of Maxims Hotel following the attack on Resorts World Manila on June 2, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: March 17-23, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:49 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A refugee child participates in an anti-racist demonstration in Athens on March 17, 2018, marking as well two-years of the EU-Turkey deal and the closing of the borders. The banner reads' fight fortess Europe'. Refugees and solidarity groups condemned the new shipwreck off Agathonissi island earlier today, where 16 refugees drowned. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

36,000 jobs, P56 billion 'at stake' if Boracay closed for a year

Mar 22, 2018 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'More than the effect of closure [on] individual business entities, the contribution of this to the country's economy cannot be disregarded,' say Boracay Island stakeholders

ECONOMIC IMPACT. Aerial inspection of Boracay Island by Department of Tourism (DOT) shows overcrowding and over-development concerns. Photo from DOT

Manila disaster management chief resigns

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:40 PM

(UPDATED) Johnny Yu declines to disclose his reasons for leaving the post

RESIGNED. Johnny Gaw Yu at the Manila Pavilion's vicinity during the fire. Photo by Paige Occeñola/Rappler

Sereno impeachment, Medialdea on Napoles, Dela Rosa on DOJ | Evening wRap

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Manila Pavilion operator's stocks plunge after fire

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Operations of the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino are also suspended until 'proper clearances' are obtained from government regulators

The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Fire out at Manila Pavilion after 25 hours

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The death toll from the blaze stands at 5, with 24 others injured

FIRE OUT. The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte on ICC, Waterfront Manila Pavilion fire, Binibining Pilipinas 2018 | Midday wRap

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Sprinklers didn't work during Manila Pavilion fire, firefighters say

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:15 PM

The fire would have been put out earlier if the sprinklers worked, says Manila disaster risk reduction and management chief Johnny Yu

NO SPRINKLERS? The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

3 killed, 23 injured in Manila Pavilion fire

Mar 18, 2018 - 10:56 AM

(4th UPDATE) Authorities revise the death toll from 4 to 3, saying that one of the victims has been revived

5TH ALARM. Thick smoke engulfs Manila Pavilion as the fire reached 5th alarm on March 18, 2018. Photo by Stacy de Jesus/Rappler

Hotel 101 pushing through despite planned Boracay 'shutdown'

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The Philippine government's plan to 'close' Boracay amid environmental concerns will not stop the construction of the biggest hotel on the island

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT. An aerial perspective of the planned Hotel101 Resort-Boracay in Boracay Island. Image from DoubleDragon

Batangas hotel offers bike pilgrimage for Lent

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The annual 'Bisikleta Iglesia' will kick off on March 24, spanning a 52-kilometer religious and heritage tour

BISIKLETA TOUR. Participants of the Bisikleta Tour park their bikes outside a church in Batangas. Photo courtesy of Lima Hotel

No conflict of interest in Boracay probe – Villar

Mar 07, 2018 - 1:06 PM

The Villars' Vista Land owns Boracay Sands Hotel and has a stake in Costa de la Vista also located in the island resort, but both have not violated any laws, says Senator Cynthia Villar

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Megaworld to invest P54 billion more in Westside City township

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The developer plans two new hotels to coincide with the 2021 opening of a new casino in the township near Manila Bay

Grand Westside Hotel image from Megaworld

IN PHOTOS: The Dessert Museum is what sweet dreams are made of

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:08 PM

This place is Willy Wonka's chocolate factory brought to life!

Still don't know how to celebrate Valentine's Day? See these offers

Feb 13, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Calling all procrastinators

From traveling the world to business owners: How this El Nido glamping site came to be

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'So how did we get end up creating The Birdhouse El Nido after being unemployed for a year and a half?' Contributor Mark Anthony-Villaflor tells us all

Changing careers: hard work and passion pays off

Feb 07, 2018 - 5:40 PM

How an HR Analyst became the country's first Filipina 5-star Hotel GM

Two dead, over 200 injured in Taiwan quake

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:20 AM

(UPDATED) A hotel and an apartment block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien, according to the national fire agency

MARSHAL HOTEL COLLAPSE. Rescue workers search through rubble outside the Marshal Hotel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan early February 7, 2018, after a strong earthquake struck the island. Photo by AFP

DoubleDragon, partners to build PH's 'biggest' hotel in Boracay

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Hotel101 Resort-Boracay will have 1,001 rooms and will be located in Megaworld's 150-hectare Boracay Newcoast estate

image from DoubeDragon

Eat like royalty at Sofitel's Le Grand Royal Brunch

Jan 26, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Attention brunch lovers: you won't want to miss this

Kabul hotel attack killed at least 25 – official

Jan 25, 2018 - 9:48 PM

The health ministry official says at least 25 people had been killed, including 13 foreigners. Agence France-Presse independently verifies, however, that 15 foreigners – 7 Ukrainians, 4 Americans, two Venezuelans, one German and one Kazakh – died in the massacre.

Take advantage of these Christmas staycation offers before January ends

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Looking to indulge on a weekend? Here's where you can do it in the city

Hotel promos in Metro Manila you’ll want to get in on this January 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Start the year right with these great deals

SPACATION. I'M Hotel's spa-and-stay package is among the promos up for grabs this January. Screengrab from Facebook.com/imhotelph

This Hong Kong hotel is your home away from home – but fancier

Jan 11, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Staycation in style the next time you head to Hong Kong!

LOBBY. Kowloon Shangri-la’s lobby will make you feel like a VIP. Photo courtesy of Kowloon Shangri-la

Ayala Land expanding Seda hotel brand

Dec 29, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The move to aggressively expand the Seda brand is in line with the property giant's objective to be the leading Philippine hospitality brand in terms of size

EXPANSION. Ayala Land unit Seda hotel aims to be the leading Philippine hospitality brand in term of size. Image from Seda Hotels

IN PHOTOS: 10 Christmas trees in Manila that will put you in a festive mood

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The holiday spirit is in the metro with these bright, beautiful Christmas trees

O, CHRISTMAS TREE. Christmas trees all over the city put people in a festive mood. Photos by Precious del Valle and courtesy of Sofitel Manila

IN PHOTOS: Christmas 2017 at Manila's hotels

Dec 13, 2017 - 2:48 PM

We're feeling festive just looking at these lights and trees!

Eat, drink, and have a happy New Year with these holiday promos

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ring in 2018 with the best holiday deals around the metro!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS. From food, to drinks, to staycations, these yuletide offerings from hotels and restaurants will help you make the most of the season. Photos from Facebook.com/diamondhotelph, The Peninsula Manila website, and Facebook.com/DiscoveryCountrySuites

11 nabbed in drug bust operation at BGC hotel

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The raid yields suspected ecstacy, methamphetamine or shabu, gamma hydroxybutyrate, also known as 'club drug' or 'date rape' drug, says PDEA

IN PHOTOS: Exploring the Waterfront Insular Davao hotel

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The spacious grounds and beautiful views of this hotel has made it an easy favorite for many travelers

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Mengintip lantai 7 Hotel Alexis

Oct 31, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Ada 26 ruang spa. Juru pijat di sini mencapai 150 orang

Dua kolam untuk berendam di lantai 7 Hotel Alexis. Foto oleh Uni Lubis/Rappler

Berikut sembilan poin jawaban Alexis

Oct 31, 2017 - 1:30 PM

"Kami siap bekerja sama dengan Pihak Pemda DKI guna mendukung setiap kebijakan Gubernur DKI."

Juru bicara Alexis Lina Novita saat menggelar jumpa pers di Hotel Alexis, Jakarta, Selasa (31/10). Foto oleh Brian Argawana/Rappler

Izin Alexis tak diperpanjang, bagaimana nasib para terapis pijat?

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:14 AM

"Mungkin bisa juga masuk ke program untuk kecantikan, SPA tentunya. Berbasis SPA yang terbuka dan juga bisa kami arahkan ke kegiatan salon kecantikan."

Gubernur DKI Jakarta Anies Baswedan (ketiga kanan) dan Wakil Gubernur DKI Jakarta Sandiaga Uno (kanan) berkeliling kompleks Balai Kota, di Jakarta, Selasa (17/10). FOTO oleh Galih Pradipta/ANTARA

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