The Future Of Branded Resorts On Clark
Hilton and Marriott Steam Ahead While The Holiday Inn Shutters
The Holiday Inn on Clark, previously the crown jewel of the Mimosa Leisure Estate, officially closed its doors on May 19th after 20-years of operating. The “Inn” as it was referred to by locals, was a popular dining spot known for its two buffet style restaurants Mequini and Rodizio. The move to cease operations came as a surprise to several hundred members of the Priority Privilege club, who were left holding their seemingly useless discount cards without much warning.
The Filinvest Development Corporation, who won the bid last January to take over the 202-hectare estate from the Clark Development Corporation for P800 million will now operate Mimosa. There’s been no word about which hotel brand will take over.
Meanwhile, just up the road the Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort finished pouring the foundation for its 330-room resort. The new mega-estate will be a part of a 304-hectare property that covers a mountainous hillside area near the southwest Clark boundary. Scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Hilton will feature a casino, a water park, hundreds of private villas, along with the 36-hole golf course that is currently operating.
Not far behind is the Widus International Leisure, Inc. – who have partnered with Renaissance Hotels International Corporation Ltd to develop a $50 million Marriott resort, which is expected to break ground any day.
Note: Chroma Hospitality announced after the print deadline that they will be opening a Quest Hotel and Conference Center in August 2016 at the location of the old Holiday Inn at Mimosa Leisure Estate.