In 2019, SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation (SMHCC) added new hotels to its growing portfolio, complementing the growth of the Philippine hospitality industry and responding to the rising demand in the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) market.
SMHCC launched Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, boosting Iloilo’s tourism landscape and MICE opportunities. The 199-room hotel connects to the Southpoint section of SM City Iloilo’s mall complex and is close to the Iloilo Convention Center.
Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, a 238-room hotel, sits strategically within the SM North EDSA mall complex and well within Quezon City’s central business and entertainment districts.
These hotels expanded SMHCC’s portfolio to eight hotel properties and 37,357 sqm. of convention space. Other properties in the portfolio are Taal Vista Hotel, Pico Sands Hotel, Conrad Manila, Radisson Blu Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, Park Inn by Radisson Davao and the SMX Convention Centers and Trade Halls.
SMHCC also announced an agreement with Hong Kong’s Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited for the introduction of the Lanson Place brand in the Philippines. The first Lanson Place in the country, Lanson Place Hotel and Serviced Suites Mall of Asia, is set to feature 250 hotel rooms and 150-room serviced suites.
It is poised to cater to business travelers and MICE delegates as it is near flagship SMX Convention Center Manila and the iconic Ecom office buildings. SMHCC remains committed to grow its footprint across the country and more importantly, to pursue its vision of building and operating hotels and convention centers that take pride in Filipino warmth and hospitality.