Pioneering township developer Megaworld is set to open its second homegrown hotel development inside its 30-hectare The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu by fourth quarter this year. This will be the 12th hotel property of Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, the country’s largest operator of homegrown hotel brands.
The 20-storey Belmont Hotel Mactan will have 550 guestrooms and suites, composed of a mix of Twin Suites, Queen Suites, Junior Suites, Executive Suites, and Specially-abled Suites, with most units featuring an expansive view of the Hilutungan Channel. All rooms will be fully-equipped with essential amenities, in-room electronic safety box, wall-mounted TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, a minibar, and wireless Internet connection.
The new hotel will be located just beside Savoy Hotel Mactan along Newtown Boulevard, and only a few minutes’ walk from the Mactan Newtown Beach and the soon-to-rise Mactan Newtown Beach Walk Mall. It will also be about a five-minute walk away from the Mactan Alfresco, a hawker-type dining destination that hosts a variety of restaurants offering authentic Cebuano cuisine and other delicacies.
“Belmont Hotel Mactan will be our third Belmont Hotel property in the country. It is only about 15 minutes away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and will offer an unparalleled opportunity for families and travelers visiting Cebu either for business or leisure. From cafes, restaurants, grocery stores – everything is just a few steps from the hotel. Once opened, we will be the largest hotel operator in the whole of Cebu Province in terms of the number of hotel keys,” says Cleofe Albiso, managing director, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts.
Guests of Belmont Hotel Mactan can enjoy all-day dining at Belmont Café. Located at the ground level, it offers a wide variety of Asian and Mediterranean dishes, including other local delicacies.
Also located at the lobby is the Zabana Bar, where guests can enjoy a selection of cocktails and refreshing beverages. Over on the third floor, meanwhile, is the Pool Bar, where guests can sample a variety of snacks and beverages as they lounge and take a refreshing plunge at the swimming pool.
Aside from the pool, Belmont Hotel Mactan features a wide array of amenities at the central amenity area located at the third floor. This includes a children’s pool, male and female shower and changing rooms with toilets, outdoor lounge with elevated deck, fitness center, and a viewing deck where guests can marvel at the beauty of the nearby sea and the rest of the township and Mactan Island.
Once it formally opens its doors, Belmont Hotel Mactan will offer an opening room rate priced at PhP3,800 net/night, inclusive of breakfast for two (2) and access to its facilities.
In 2019, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts opened the township’s first hotel property, the 547-room Savoy Hotel Mactan, which recently served as home to hundreds of athletes and partners that participated in the just concluded Megaworld IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines.
Last year, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts also opened the 529-room Kingsford Hotel Manila in Westside City, Parañaque, in the middle of the pandemic.
To date, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts has already opened 11 hotel properties under six (6) homegrown brands with around 4,000 hotel keys: Richmonde Hotel (Ortigas, Eastwood City, and Iloilo); Belmont Hotels (Newport City and Boracay); Savoy Hotels (Newport City, Boracay, Cebu); Twin Lakes Hotel (Tagaytay); Hotel Lucky Chinatown (Binondo, Manila); and Kingsford Hotel (Parañaque City).
During the first half of 2022, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts posted 49% year-on-year growth in its hotel revenues amounting to Php1.1-billion.