By Patricia May P. Catan
SUMMIT Hotels and Resorts continues to deliver with the latest addition to its growing properties in Tacloban City. With quite a number of its hotels already spread across regions, Summit Hotel Tacloban is no different from its collection of unique boutique hotels. Each property holds its distinctive qualities with different experiences and with that, Summit Hotel Tacloban gives its returning and future guests five super reasons to stay at the fifth.
1. It is the first Summit Hotels and Resorts property in Eastern Visayas.
Summit Hotels and Resorts officially opened its fifth property in the country and the first in Eastern Visayas on June 21, 2018 at Tacloban City. The opening of Summit Hotel Tacloban signaled the beginning of a promising future for both city and people. Today, it stands not just a home for visiting locals and tourists alike but it serves as gateway to discovering the rest of Eastern Visayas and what it has to offer.
Positioning itself as a leisure and corporate meeting destination in Tacloban, the hotel contributes greatly to the local tourism industry and represents the hopeful people of Tacloban as it regains the dream they had for the city amid past trials. As the first in Eastern Visayas and 5th in the country, this only means that the home of the happiest people in the world through Summit Hotel Tacloban will rise back to its usual glory.
2. It has 138 well-appointed rooms and themed suites.
Every check in at Summit Hotel Tacloban is a guaranteed super stay with its well-appointed rooms that exude a rich, cozy ambience, highlighting its mix of contemporary and traditional elements. Each of the hotel’s 138 rooms are also meticulously prepared for guests to have an overall comfortable stay. But one feature that the hotel strongly takes pride in are its six guest suites that are designed according to three of the region’s different festivities. Adorned with bold floral patterns and metallic accents is Sangyaw Suite named after the Sangyaw Festival while the Lubi-Lubi Suite inspired by the sayaw lubi-lubi is a refreshing room of bold leaf patterns and a variety of textures and colors. Lastly, the Pintados Suite which takes after the Pintados Festival is marked by modernized symbolic tattoo patterns. The cultural incorporation doesn’t end there with native woodwork patterns featured in the hotel’s Super King Room and Super Twin Room as well. Summit Hotel Tacloban is a canvas of the city’s historical art which makes it a unique way to learn about the place and appreciate its origins.
3. It is ready for MICE.
The opening of Summit Hotel Tacloban is an exciting time for the city as it slowly opens doors to a whole new market that will create tourist traffic and boost tourism in the region. The city is now confident that it can host large conventions and meetings with Summit Hotel Tacloban. The hotel’s new facilities with its Grand Ballroom alone can accommodate up to 600 people which is great for the meetings, incentive, convention, and exhibition (MICE) market. Aside from its Grand Ballroom, Summit Hotel Tacloban also boasts of its meeting rooms that can host smaller functions with a 40 pax capacity. From conferences, meetings, reunions, weddings, corporate gatherings, product launches to concerts, the hotel is equipped and ready to host official business trips or celebrations with admirable hospitality and superb service.
4. It is Eastern Visayas’ first shopping hotel.
Strategically located at the heart of Tacloban City and only a few steps away from Robinsons Place Tacloban, Summit Hotel Tacloban is without a doubt the region’s first shopping hotel. Everything is within walking distance away whether eating or shopping is the itinerary of the day. More than just a shopping hotel, its a lifestyle destination perfect for when visiting the city. While guests can take advantage of the hotel’s features and amenities, they can also opt for a stroll around Robinsons Place Tacloban alone or with the entire family. The city is back to its vibrant disposition with many activities to do and sights to see while staying at Summit Hotel Tacloban.
5. Its design is reminiscent of the region’s colorful history.
Guests are left in awe once they step foot on the hotel’s lobby with designs that accentuate the region’s unique and colorful charm. The tropical Filipino look that the hotel went for is captured through the wooden arches, basket-weave patterns and elegant light fixtures which make for a luxurious and contemporary yet warm and welcoming vibe. With the branding of Summit Hotels and Resorts imprinted in every corner of the property, the region’s colorful history is still very much alive in the hotel designs. Its main motif of natural wood and neutral hues with design details that took inspiration from the city, like native stone surfaces, coconut-leaf patterns, patterned glass are only a glimpse of the region’s rich and colorful history.