Thai Hospitality Chain Expands Overseas with Opening of First Hotel in PH

Thailand-based Hop Inn hotel, a known hotel outlet under real estate empire Erawan Group, officially launched in the Philippines through its first hotel along Ermita, Manila that offers high quality accommodation for both  the business and leisure markets on a tight budget.

The launch event of the hotel was held in Hop Inn Hotel located at  M. H. Del Pilar Street, Malate, Manila.


Hop Inn Ermita opened its door for local and foreign tourists to experience and enjoy first-hand what the Thai expertise and world-renowned Filipino hospitality are about on December 1, 2016. The hotel is classified under economy travel class and designed to offer quality and convenient stays.

According to The Erawan Group PLC President, Ms. Kamonwan Wipulakorn, this island nation serves as their first market abroad since they ventured into the economy category, in addition to the premium global hospitality names have been building and operating over the last three decades.

Aside from that, Hop Inn Ermita has 168 rooms – all spacious and well-appointed. Each is furnished with fundamental amenities to ensure a good night’s sleep after a tiring business or leisure trip, and in preparation for the next day’s meetings or city exploration.


As the leading investor in the hospitality sector in Thailand. The Erawan Group currently operates 41 hotels there, with a total inventory of 6,000 rooms.

Wipulakorn disclosed that next year, it’s going to be 50 hotels, including two in the Philippines, referring to the P200 million-worth Ermita property and the 190-room Makati branch, the latter now under construction in preparation for opening in September 2017.

Shown in photo (from left) Kamonwan Wipulakorn, Director and President, Erawan Group PLC Youssef El Khomri, VP for Hotel Operations, Erawan Group PLC


Others in the project include the ones building up in Aseana in Pasay City and Alabang in Muntinlupa-both scheduled for inaugural in the first quarter of 2018. The Group is also looking at Quezon City, Chinatown, and Cubao in Metro Manila, as well as Cebu and Davao in the Visayas and Mindanao regions as potential site for its Hop Inn brand.

Beyonf giving a boost to the national economy and local hospitality industry. The Erawan’s expansion program is expected to create a more direct and indirect employment opportunities for Filipinos.

The group also look at maybe investment into the mid-scale or four-star category in the Philippines.

Impressed by the positive turnout of the guests, following the official opening of the flagship Hop Inn Hotel outlet in Manila, The Group has already identified their captive market in the Philippines.

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