MANILA, Philippines – Property developer Megaworld is tapping internationally renowned design firm Gettys for its luxury hotel project in Iloilo.
In a statement, Megaworld said it is partnering with Gettys for the design of the P500-million Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, which will be located in Iloilo Business Park.
Megaworld has commissioned Gettys to conceptualize and design the hotel’s facade, grand lobby and interiors, restaurant and guest rooms.
“Megaworld is bringing the first world-class, luxury hotel in Iloilo City with our very own brand, the Richmonde Hotel Iloilo. Commissioning an international firm that designed some of the world’s five-star hotels and resorts is a testament of our commitment to provide a truly world-class development to the people of Iloilo and the entire region of Western Visayas,:” Jericho Go, Megaworld first vice president said.
Richmonde Hotel Iloilo will take up eight floors of the 12-storey Richmonde Tower, and will have a capacity of 151 guest rooms.
For the hotel’s design, Gettys looked at the city’s rich history for inspiration.
“History gave us one of the region’s most important agricultural crops, sugarcane. This is incorporated throughout the space via color, texture and finishes. The result is a dynamic yet relaxing environment for all, and a go-to place that will be enjoyed by both the hotel guests and the locales,” Ariane Steinbeck, Gettys managing director and principal, said.
Gettys has designed some of the world’s most renowned hotel brands. Among their famous works are the interiors of The Peninsula Hong Kong; Hyatt Regency in Cancun, Mexico; Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai; The Ritz-Carlton in Miami, Florida; Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago; Westin Golf & Spa Resort in Abu Dhabi; Shangri-La Hotel in Beihai, China; and Hard Rock Hotel in Macau.
Earlier this week, Megaworld announced it has tapped Gettys as the interior designer of the grand lobby of One Central. One Central is Megaworld’s super high-end residential condominium in Makati City.
Gettys has also partnered with Megaworld’s sister company, Travellers International Hotels Group, Inc., for the design of the casino, retail, food and beverage outlets of Resorts World Manila, as well as the villas of the luxurious Maxims Hotel. It is also commissioned to design the extension of Marriott Manila and its grand ballroom.