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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Mӧvenpick Resort Cebu Tops Hot New Destinations List in 2013, According to Google, CNN

The New Filipino-owned Swiss Hotel, Mӧvenpick Resort Cebu is the second most Googled destination in the Philippines, according to Google’s 2013 year-in-review search list. As first reported on CNN, the Zeitgeist is Google’s year-ender report and lists the hottest travel destinations by country.

Top: Mӧvenpick Resort Cebu; Bottom: Tubbataha Reef in Puerto Princesa and Sky Ranch in Tagaytay, respectively.

The annual Google report captures the trends and interests of people all over the world, including new favorites among Filipinos.

Sky Ranch in Tagaytay and Tubbataha Reef in Puerto Princesa were ranked the first and the third respectively. Pico de Loro, Tugawe Cove Resort, Potipot Island, Amana Waterpark, Misibis Bay, Nuvali and Laiya resorts rounded up the ten spots that Filipinos were most interested in learning more about.

Manny H. Osmena, owner of the two-year old Mӧvenpick was thrilled to hear about the results. “When my General Manager told me about the great news, I was so happy. It Is a gift from God to be recognized for the complete transformation of the property, as well as the transformation of the food and beverage service. We welcome visitors who are curious about the resort and aim to give them a great experience with the unique ambience of Mӧvenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu.”

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Sky Ranch in Tagaytay; Mӧvenpick Resort Cebu and Tubbataha Reef in Puerto Princesa

Interesting amenities and offers at the resort include the Ibiza Beach Club reminiscence of the club atmosphere in the Spanish island. Guests could watch gorgeous views of the sunset as they enjoy the Balearic-stye churrasco capped by the world-famous Mӧvenpick Swiss Ice cream. Guests could also order the same premium coffee served in Mӧvenpick Hotels in Paris, Zurich and Berlin. The outdoor performance venue shoes exciting Latin dance numbers, fire exhibition dancers and Las Vegas style performances four to five nights a week produced by our in-house artists under the direction of the entertainment director hailing from Majorca, Spain Paco Beltran. Meanwhile special occasions culminate in a special fireworks display over the beach from the rooms, views of the aqua colored waters and the seamlessly constructed boardwalk made from ironwood look pristine and serene. Guests pamper themselves with the finest bath sets imported from the luxury brand Chopard. To begin and end the journey is a luxury hotel car service: a Porsche Cayenne, which provides visitors a full-circle experience of excellence and elegance they won’t forget.

The above qualities of Mӧvenpick Resort Cebu make it a place for a great and luxurious stay. The traits of this place have fueled the Filipino traveler’s interest in making Mӧvenpick Resort Cebu his destination of choice in 2013 and beyond.