Araneta City, the City of Firsts, officially welcomed the first ibis Hotel brand in the country with a ceremonial topping-off of the ibis Styles Hotel on Tuesday, 20 January 2020.
The ibis Hotel brand was developed by the international hospitality company Accor, based in France, as an affordable yet creative brand for both leisure and business travelers. The Araneta Group brings the brand to the Philippines via a 15-story hotel along General Roxas Avenue, one of the latest additions to Araneta City’s growing offerings.
Present at the topping-off ceremony were Araneta City’s management consultant Rowell Recinto, principal design consultant Architect Sudhakar Thakurdesai, Megawide Construction Corporation chairman and CEO Engr. Edgar Saavedra, AVP for Operations Engr. Romeo Furigay and deputy head for Construction Engr. Frederick Tan. Representing Accor were Emmanuel Marion, vice president of Operations for Midscale & Economy Brands in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Philippines and the Maldives and Roger Huet, director of Design & Technical Services for South East and North Asia.
Binibining Pilipinas — Megawide 2019 and Miss International 2019 Finalist Patch Magtanong graced the ceremony, along with Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados, Miss Globe 2019 2nd runner-up Leren Mae Bautista, Binibining Pilipinas — Intercontinental 2019 Emma Mary Tiglao, and Binibining Pilipinas — Grand International 2019 Aya Abesamis.
Quality accommodation and comfort
The ibis Styles Hotel promises an eclectic atmosphere with warm service in a unique design environment that will match the fast-paced and demanding lifestyle of an on-the-go traveler.
The ibis Styles Hotel will house 286 comfortable and spacious rooms, with 22 guestrooms available per floor. Each of these rooms will treat travelers with ibis Styles’ signature and relaxing Sweet Bed, a trademark of the ibis brand.
The Hotel will also provide six function rooms for meetings and online conferences.
An overhanging pool, furnished with a glass bottom, will be the highlight of the roof deck bar overlooking the Metro Manila skyline. Facing west, the pool will provide a unique view of Manila Bay’s pristine sunset.
The ibis Styles Hotel will have an all-day dining restaurant and patisserie which will be connected to The New Gateway.