Resorts operator Anya Hospitality Corp. is opening the 7.2-hectare Anya Resorts & Residences complex in Tagaytay come September.
Santiago Elizalde, Anya Hospitality president and chief executive officer, said in a briefing on Tuesday the resort is the company’s first Anya brand, which is focused on four to five star service with the prices of a three star hotel.
Costing P1 billion to P1.5 billion to build, Anya Resorts will go through a soft opening in September – 18 months after it broke ground in March last year.
Elizalde said the firm started pre-selling the open lots in 2013, and was sold out the same year.
The resort suites 50 to 57 square meters in size started selling two years ago, and are now 80 percent sold.
The company started pre-selling the Anya-branded residences this month, ranging from 52 sqm to 105 sqm and priced at least P9 million per unit.
“Tagaytay has a lot to offer. I think the local tourism margin is very strong, and the local market has a lot of money to spend,” said Elizalde, the executive vice president of Roxas-owned Roxaco Land Corp.—the parent of Anya Hospitality.
“We’re a niche player. I think [the group]has a unique product. We have the track record. Punta Fuego is successful,” he added.
Elizalde said the group intends to expand the Anya resorts brand moving forward.
“We’re looking at Palawan – whether in El Nido, Puerto Princesa, or Coron— and then in Bohol, Boracay. Also, maybe in Mindoro and Davao. We’re now in talks with property owners, and we’ve received offers from them,” he said.
“We’re looking to acquire a minimum of three hectares and maximum of five hectares for the Anya brand. Anya is just very compact, which is really within a 5-hectare property,” he added.
Anya Hospitality was established 12 years ago as the Fuego Hotels & Property Management Corp.