Duros Land expands its hotel portfolio
LILOAN-based Duros Land Properties Inc. continued its tourism projects amid global uncertainty and economic hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The group created Duros Hotels Inc. to manage the company’s three hotel properties – One Tectona Hotel in Liloan and Cebu Quincentennial Hotel in Cebu City – which are nearing completion and Gana Island Resort on Siargao Island, which has been temporarily closed due to the pandemic.
These three hotel projects total 184 rooms and should be operational next year.
“Duros Hotels Inc. was born during the pandemic because we saw the need for it. During the pandemic, we have found the time to explore what we have. We have a golf course, so for you to come here you need a hotel. So we developed One Tectona Hotel. It’s very encouraging because there are a lot of investors, ”said Fe Barino, President of Duros Land Properties, in an interview on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Fe said the goal of Duros Hotels is to build themed hotels.
One Tectona Hotel intends to conquer the golf tourism market, which is popular among Koreans and Japanese, which are Cebu’s main overseas markets.
The Duros Group has an international 18-hole Par 72 golf course located in the barangay San Roque, Liloan.
“Sixty percent of the One Tectona Hotel market is devoted to golf tourism. We will be offering golf packages, ”said Adie Gallares, hotel manager at Duros Hotels Inc.
One Tectona Hotel is a four-star, 100-room hotel that will open in mid-2022. It will include an international restaurant, cafe, swimming pool, games room, meditation garden and sports bar, among many other amenities.
Cebu Quincentennial Hotel, on the other hand, is located along Cardinal Rosales Avenue in Cebu City. It is positioned to attract faith-based tourism. The hotel is located at 23 Minore Park, an integrated development where the Landers shopping center and the IEC pavilion are located.
Gana Island Resort is a 38-room resort located on Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte.
Rafaelito Barino, chairman of Duros Group, said the group’s strong investment in the hospitality industry anticipates a recovery in tourism following the gradual easing of travel restrictions and the rollout of the government’s vaccination program.
“These are the new investments that we are launching,” Fe said. “Even during the pandemic time, we are not stopping. We are spending money to prepare for the opening of the economy.
Fe added that in addition to these three hotels, the company is also planning to build a 100-room airport hotel in Panglao, Bohol.
“We conceptualized this before the pandemic. We will come back to this project. We will keep an eye on the economic situation, but it is ongoing, ”Fe said.
Duros Land Properties celebrates its 10th anniversary with the vision of “shaping the vibrant cities of the future”.
In addition to expanding its hotel portfolio, the company is also expanding its residential projects
Duros Land has a land reserve of over 300 hectares and is in the process of establishing multiple developments spread across six barangays in Liloan. (KOC)