Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod expresses optimism as gov’t slowly lifts travel restrictions

Posted by watchmen
November 26, 2021
Posted in BUSINESS

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The general manager of Park Inn by Radisson in Bacolod City has expressed optimism as the national and local governments continue to slowly lift the travel restrictions as COVID-19 cases in the country continue to go down.

Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod General Manager Sherwin Lucas expresses optimism as the national and local governments continue to slowly lift the travel restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga photo)

 

In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon as part of Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod’s formal opening, its general manager, Sherwin Lucas, said at present the hotel has an average booking occupancy of around 35 to 36 percent.

A majority of their bookings are mostly done during the weekends, and previously the guests who were staying in the hotel were either locals for “staycations” or authorized persons outside of residence.

However, following the lifting of travel restrictions between late October and this month, they are already seeing a hike in the number of bookings as tourist traffic from Iloilo, Cebu and Metro Manila continues to increase

“It has been steadily climbing,” Lucas said.

Lucas also expects more bookings for the month of December as they are expecting that a lot of families may hold reunions after a year of not being able to come home for the holidays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(From left to right) SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation Executive Vice President Peggy Angeles, Bacolod City Administrator Edward Joseph Cuansing, and Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod General Manager Sherwin Lucas lead the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Tuesday night, at the hotel’s Marapara Pool Deck, marking the beginning of this year’s holiday celebrations. (Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga photo)

“I think it’s going up now, and we expect this December to get a bit busy,” he said.

As for bookings related to conferences and seminars, Lucas said they have also seen an increase in essential government-related meetings that cannot be deferred.

Despite the increase, Lucas pointed out they are strictly implementing the health guidelines as mandated by the National Inter-Agency Task Force.

He even revealed that they hosted an event last week and the hotel was also able to cater to the needs of the event’s participants.

Last Tuesday, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod also opened the hotel’s Art Cove exhibit which features the works of Negrense artists Christina Bautista and Joan Honoridez.

The “The Tale of the Marapara” mural marker was also unveiled at the hotel’s second floor, Marapara Pool Deck.

The mural of “The Tale of the Marapara” is currently known as the biggest art mural in the city.

The formal opening was concluded with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to mark the beginning of this year’s holiday celebrations.

The Park Inn Hotel by Radisson Bacolod opened its doors to the public last July 8.

The hotel is located at the SM City Bacolod and is approximately 30 minutes away from the Bacolod-Silay Airport, 10 minutes away from the city’s Northbound and Southbound bus terminals, and three minutes away from the BREDCO Port.

The hotel has a total of 150 rooms and suites ranging from Superior, Deluxe, and Junior Suite.

It has a pool deck on the second floor which is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and a fitness center which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

They also have a total of four dining places comprising of a restaurant, cafes, and a bar./DGB, WDJ

 

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