Elon Musk’s Starlink at Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club: A First in Southeast Asia!

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Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club

01 March 2023, Nasugbu, Batangas City Philippines – Elon Musk’s Starlink was launched at Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club (PDLBCC) recently, the first in Southeast Asia!

Owned by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), Starlink is the world’s first and largest satellite constellation using a low Earth orbit to deliver broadband internet capable of supporting streaming, online gaming, video calls, and more making it perfect for critical business operations. Leveraging advanced satellites and user hardware coupled with deep experience with both spacecraft and on-orbit operations, it delivers high-speed, low-latency internet to users all over the world. The Philippines is the first country in Southeast Asia to use this technology.

Pico de Loro’s guests will be the first in Southeast Asia to enjoy and benefit from Starlink’s premium connection and reliability. With Starlink in the property’s arsenal, peak demand can be addressed with extra bandwidth. Aside from enhanced speeds, connection quality and security are improved. As such, users experience uninterrupted connections when they browse, stream media, make video calls, and play online games. Conferences and individuals with high cyber security requirements now have the option of routing their traffic through Starlink. This is particularly useful for diplomatic or corporate guests whose needs are more complex in nature.

SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation Vice President for Technical Support and Services Eric Uy said, “Having fast and dependable internet services is non-negotiable for today’s travelers who wish to remain connected throughout their stay. We are committed to surpassing expectations by being first to adopt relevant technologies that quietly enhance guest experience in addition to the hospitality we here at Pico de Loro are known for.  Unlike other wireless technologies deployed in the past, we realized that Starlink’s presence is a game-changer for us as a resort and we are proud to be the first to offer this service to our guests.”

About Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club

Nestled within the stunning Pico de Loro Cove, which is a 40-hectare residential resort village and the first development of Hamilo Coast, Pico de Loro Beach & Country Club is an exclusive leisure club that boasts of a beachfront recreational facility reserved for members and guests. Inviting sights of the verdant greeneries complement the infinity pool and the 1.5-kilometer sandy shore that will surely entice family and friends alike.

For more information, please visit www.picodeloroclub.com

About Pico Sands Hotel

An inviting haven for weary city souls, Pico Sands Hotel is strategically situated next to the Pico de Loro Beach & Country Club within the coastal community of Pico de Loro Cove, Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu, Batangas. The tropical contemporary hotel offers 154 well-appointed rooms that boast of captivating

views of the lush mountains and tranquil lagoon. Guests can enjoy a variety of food and beverage outlets that each offers unique and exciting menus.

For more information, please visit www.picosandshotel.com

About SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC)

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) was established in April 2008 with the primary purpose of developing and managing the hotel and convention properties of SM Prime, one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia. SMHCC is guided by its mission to be the leading hotel and convention company in the Philippines and its vision to build and operate hotels and convention centers that take pride in Filipino warmth and hospitality.

SMHCC’s encouraging growth has propelled the company’s goal to double its portfolio throughout the country within the next five years. It is geared towards becoming a brand powerhouse that ultimately seeks to create an indelible mark in the country’s tourism industry.

Currently, the SMHCC portfolio is comprised of nine (9) hotel properties with a combined inventory of more than 2,200 rooms and over 42,000 sqm. of leasable convention space. The list of properties under SMHCC includes Taal Vista Hotel, Pico Sands Hotel, Conrad Manila, Radisson Blu Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod, and the SMX Convention Centers and trade halls. For more information, please visit https://smhotels.com.ph/