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Hotel gives P10-M donation to Manila's housing project

Dec 05, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Rizal Park Hotel's donation will go to Manila’s vertical housing program – one of Isko Moreno’s landmark projects

TURNOVER. Rizal Park Hotel chairman Ramon Paz hands over a P10 million check to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno inside his City Hall office. Manila PIO photo

Win a hotel unit by investing in government's premyo bonds

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Bondholders not only get a chance to win P1 million and other cash prizes, they may also win a hotel unit from DoubleDragon

Hotel denies shabby treatment of SEA Games athletes

Nov 25, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Century Park Hotel Manila airs its side, noting that late coordination resulted in the SEA Games accommodation woes

Going meatless? Sheraton Manila launches plant-based, farm-to-table menu

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The sustainable, plant-based menu directly sources its fresh produce and herbs from the newly-opened Sheraton Farm in Tagaytay

The Bar at Peninsula Manila on Forbes' World’s Best Hotel Bars 2019 list

Oct 17, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The magazine praises The Bar's finger food and the Batangas Old Fashioned

Makati police raid hotel used as prostitution front

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Some 35 women are rescued in the near-midnight operation

Photo from Makati Police

After deadly collapse, DOLE stops demolition of Hotel Sogo in Manila

Sep 25, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment issues a work stoppage order after an initial inspection of the Hotel Sogo site shows violations

COLLAPSED. A Hotel Sogo in Malate, Manila after a portion of it collapsed on Monday, September 23. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

2 dead, 1 injured after Hotel Sogo collapses in Manila

Sep 23, 2019 - 10:47 AM

(4th UPDATE) A Hotel Sogo prematurely collapses while undergoing demolition in Manila

COLLAPSED. Sogo Hotel in Malate, Manila after a portion of it collapsed on Monday, September 23. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Man injured after car falls from 2nd floor of Pasig hotel

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Police say that according to the victim, the car lost its brakes, causing the vehicle to ram into the metal fence of the parking lot of the hotel

ACCIDENT. Rescuers gather around a car that had just fallen from the second floor of the Malayan Plaza parking lot in Pasig City on July 19, 2019. Photo courtesy of Kurt Ronald San Juan Esteban

Megaworld subsidiary to open 2nd hotel in Boracay

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Housing 442 rooms, the Belmont Hotel Boracay will be opening its doors to tourists in August 2019

Photo from Megaworld Corporation

At least 7 dead in Somalia hotel attack

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:29 AM

The attack is claimed by Al-Shabaab militants, an Al-Qaeda-linked group

Spanish hotel chambermaids fight 'exploitation'

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:40 PM

Chambermaids in Spain are calling on hotels to stop subcontracting and to improve working conditions

Myriam Barros, one of the spokeswomen of "The Kellys" association, a contraction of "las que limpian" in Spanish, or "those who clean" poses after cleaning an apartment in Lanzarote in July 5, 2019. - After protesting for years in front of hotels, a group of Spanish chambermaids has scored victories in its struggle to end subcontracting of their services, which leaves them poor and exhausted. (Photo by DESIREE MARTIN / AFP)

Alliance Global sets P410-billion capex for 2020 to 2024

Jul 01, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Alliance Global's property arm Megaworld Corporation receives the lion's share of the budget set for 2020 to 2024

FUTURE-PROOFING. AGI's 5-year program wants to increase the use of innovation and digital transformation in all of its businesses. Logo from Alliance Global

Megaworld subsidiary eyes P1.4-B income from rentals, hotels in 2019

Jun 27, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Amid its expected doubling of income for 2019, Global-Estate Resorts says it wants to contribute to the Philippines' tourism sector

MORE INCOME. The launching of more projects in 2019 is expected to double GERI's income.

P8.5-M drugs seized in Shangri-La at the Fort

May 22, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Cops arrested a certain businessman named Domingo Uy Jr as the suspected owner of the illegal drugs

DRUG HAUL. Cops from the National Capital Region Police Office present the seized drugs and cash at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bonifacio Global City. NCRPO photo

Ex-QC officials, Manor Hotel owners appeal conviction over 2001 hotel fire

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:19 AM

Two former Quezon Ciy government officials and owners of the Manor Hotel file separate motions for reconsideration before the Sandiganbayan's 7th Division

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Sri Lanka bomber queued at hotel buffet then unleashed devastation

Apr 21, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The Taprobane restaurant at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel was having one of its busiest days of the year for the Easter holiday weekend when the bombing took place

Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

Mar 31, 2019 - 7:54 PM

'We must send a message, however we can, that such treatment is unacceptable. That’s why David and I have long refused to stay at these hotels and will continue to do so,' says the singer

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Sir Elton John performs onstage at Madison Square Garden on March 05, 2019 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP

Sandiganbayan convicts two ex-QC officials over 2001 hotel fire

Mar 31, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The anti-graft court's 7th Division says Alfredo Macapugay and Romeo Montallana neglected a report by the city fire marshal on the Quezon City Manor Hotel

Sandiganbayan June 30, 2018 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Actor George Clooney calls for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:34 PM

'Whenever we stay at these hotels, we are putting money into men's pockets who stone and whip to death their citizens for being gay or accused of adultery,' Clooney says

Dozens evacuated as fire strikes French Alps hotel

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:39 PM

The blaze is discovered on the wooden roof of the chalet-style Four Seasons hotel at around 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 28. 70 firefighters worked throughout the night to bring the fire under control by Friday morning.

FOUR SEASONS IN MEGEVE. An image of the Four Seasons Hotel in Megeve, France. Image from https://www.fourseasons.com/megeve/

500 evacuated as fire hits hotel in Singapore, no injuries

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Television footage shows thick black smoke billowing from the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore, but the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) says the fire was quickly put out

DoubleDragon to breach 5,000-room target with Cebu airport hotel

Mar 25, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The planned Hotel101-Cebu is eyed to be the biggest airport hotel in the Visayas

TARGET ACHIEVED. DoubeDragon has reached its 5,000-room target by sealing the deal with U-Bix Group's Federated Realty Corp through its subsidiary Hotel of Asia Inc to develop Hotel101-Cebu. Image from DoubleDragon.

RedDoorz Philippines offers affordable hotel rooms for every need

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Did you know that you can book a quality hotel room for as low as P799?

Texas senior's Holiday Inn retirement plan goes viral

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Thousands share a man from Houston's detailed cheaper plan to retire in a Holiday Inn hotel than in a nursing home

Ghosn held $260,000 Rio party billed to Renault-Nissan, documents show

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:39 PM

According to documents seen by AFP, Carlos Ghosn invited 8 couples to watch the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro in February 2018 from a beach-side luxury hotel

GHOSN. News of the party is the latest evidence of Carlos Ghosn's expensive lifestyle to emerge. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Delhi hotel fire kills 17

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The fire breaks out at the Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of central Delhi, with images showing it engulfing the entire top floor

BURNED OUT. A general view shows the Hotel Arpit Palace after a fire broke out on its premises in New Delhi on February 12, 2019. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

Tourist killed by falling window from Hong Kong hotel

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:37 PM

Police say a 24-year-old female tourist from the Chinese mainland was struck by the window which fell from the 16th floor of the Mira Hotel in the busy Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district on Monday, January 21

THE MIRA HOTEL. Image taken July 1, 2010 by Wikipedia user WiNG.

Why hotel and property owners should partner with RedDoorz Philippines

Jan 14, 2019 - 5:31 PM

RedDoorz partners with hotel and property owners to drive growth and expansion

U.S. believes Chinese intelligence behind Marriott hack

Dec 13, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The hackers, who stole data of around 500 million Marriott customers, are believed to have been working for China's Ministry of State Security

LIST: 2018 hotel buffets, special holiday meals

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:30 AM

What diet? Check out what hotels around the country have to offer during the 2018 holiday season.

Pushing for inclusivity, hotel hires interns with Down syndrome

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A hotel in Davao City provides an avenue for those with Down syndrome to showcase their abilities

Only 3 of 10 Boracay hotels, resorts allowed to reopen

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Boracay now has half the number of hotel rooms available before President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the island closed

REOPENED ISLAND. The world-famous island of Boracay is ready to accept tourists again after 6 months of closure. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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: 287 Boracay hotels allowed to operate

Oct 12, 2018 - 5:55 PM

(4th UPDATE) The government has accredited 287 hotels, resorts, and inns 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