Swiss-Belhotel International has unveiled expansion plans in Asia as it focuses on the thriving travel and tourism destination of the Philippines.
The company has entered the city of Davao where it has signed up its first upscale resort located in Island Garden City of Samal in partnership with Luxury Lifestyle Leisure & Resorts Corporation.
Swiss-Belresort & Villas Samal will offer 180 rooms and 100 villas and is located in the northern part of Davao.
The resort offers guests the convenience of being situated just 18 kilometres from Davao International Airport and a short distance from the bridge connecting the island to metro Davao.
The project is targeted to open last quarter of 2021.
With both domestic and international tourism increasing to the Philippines, Samal Island is expected to be a major new destination for visitors in the years to come with the 20-hectare resort complex boasting high-end villas, world-class accommodation and superior facilities.
The sprawling upscale complex will in addition showcase Davao del Norte’s cultural heritage, unique culinary treats, local festivals and activities such as diving and snorkelling.
“We are delighted to be planning to launch a new property on Samal Island, which I am sure will become a major new tourism destination in the Philippines,” said Gavin Faull, chairman, Swiss-Belhotel International.
“Swiss-Belresort and Villas Samal, Davao will be a truly beautiful property in the northern part of Davao, an eco-friendly resort where guests can unwind in style and enjoy extensive facilities.”
Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages 105 hotels and resorts in Asia, spanning Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia and the Philippines out of a global portfolio of 145 properties in other locations such as Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Europe.