Philippines: Megaworld to build Kingsford Hotel Bacolod

Kingsford Hotel Bacolod
Kingsford Hotel Bacolod

Listed property developer Megaworld Corporation announced that it is building an iconic hotel inside its 34-hectare township in Bacolod City.

The company said it will build the 12-storey Kingsford Hotel Bacolod in The Upper East township. The hotel will be strategically located between the four residential condominium towers of One Regis, Two Regis, One Manhattan, and Herald Parksuites.

The hotel will feature a unique and iconic design that blends its modern glass architecture with a podium showcasing neoclassical architecture.

Kingsford Hotel Bacolod will offer almost 300 room keys, with varied room categories ranging from Twin or Queen Deluxe Rooms (25 square meters), Junior Suites and Specially-Abled Suites (32 square meters), Executive Suites (from 50 square meters to 72 square meters), and a curated Presidential Suite (more than 100 square meters). All rooms will be equipped with an electronic key card system.

To be managed and operated by Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, Kingsford Hotel Bacolod will be packed with ‘first in Bacolod’ amenities and features, making it a game-changer in Bacolod’s hospitality industry.

“We are bringing the Kingsford Hotel brand to Bacolod, our second one next to Manila, with so many upgraded facilities and amenities, including a wider choice of room categories and several food and beverage outlets. This will certainly be another iconic landmark for The Upper East and even for the entire City of Bacolod because of its unique architecture that truly stands out when you pass by Upper East Avenue,” says Cleofe Albiso, managing director, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts.

Kingsford Hotel Bacolod will have an expansive high-ceiling lobby with through-and-through entrances and drop-off areas in both Regis and Manhattan Streets of the township. As an added security and safety feature, it will also feature its own entry vestibule with baggage scanner and walk- thru metal detectors before entering the main hotel lobby.

The new hotel will have four F&B outlets, which include a specialty restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant with both private dining and alfresco dining areas, a Zabana Lounge at the ground floor, and a Grill Bar by the poolside with both indoor and outdoor dining areas.

It will have its own Gift Shop in the Main Lobby area and a two-level retail arcade outside the hotel lobby fronting the plaza.

The hotel will also have a high-ceiling, pillarless Grand Ballroom with a banquet-style seating capacity of 400 persons. It will have three smaller Function Rooms with an individual capacity of 80 to 100 persons each. The Grand Ballroom and the function rooms will feature a pre-function foyer area.

Most of the hotel amenities will be located at the landscaped third level, which includes an adult swimming pool and kiddie pool with pool deck, outdoor lounge areas, fitness and contemplation deck, state-of-the-art Fitness Center, Sauna and Steam Rooms, and a Kid’s Club with activity areas.

Just by the mezzanine above the pool area, there will be an outdoor events place with a capacity of 220 persons. It will also be connected to a landscaped outdoor garden area.

“We are bringing the best to Bacolod because we have a very sophisticated market here. Moreso, we want to help boost Bacolod’s position as a very attractive MICE location. We are building this hotel that will hopefully match the requirements of the very discerning business travelers,” explains Albiso. –