FOR those visiting Davao, the first thing that will probably grab your attention would be the colorful assortment of taxis that would greet you as soon as you exit the Davao City Airport.
From shades of blue and aqua, to orange, yellow, pink, red, and black, the taxis somehow presage the kind of experience the city can provide whether you are visiting for business or pleasure.
None, however, is as eye-catching as the red, golden yellow, green, and blue rainbow-painted squares on the hotel vehicles of Park Inn by Radisson Davao.
Embodying the Department of Tourism’s “Its More Fun in the Philippines” campaign, Park Inn infuses the colors of the Philippines into its architecture and incorporates the “Adding Colors to Life” spirit of service which resonates with today’s business and leisure travelers. The addition of the world-class hotel is also expected to help boost the tourism industry of the country’s largest and third most progressive city.
“The application of color is one of the key differentiators of a Park Inn by Radisson hotel versus any of the others. What we do is use strong bold primary colors both in the logo and the application of the interiors,” Simon Barlow, president for Asia Pacific of the Carlson Rezidor Group told reporters during the hotel’s grand opening recently.
Barlow said they looked to the Philippine flag for inspiration as this propensity for vibrant colors stays true to the hotel group’s signature “Adding Colors to Life” service concept.
The colorful and spacious Living Room concept of the lobby lounge was designed to be a lifestyle hub and provide a relaxing venue where guests can socialize with friends. The lounge’s huge expanse and vibrant look extends to the hotel’s 204 rooms, which are decked with colorful artworks to complement the scenic views of the city and nearby islands.
Those who do not want to leave the hotel will not be bored with Park Inn’s leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a pool bar. Food and beverage needs are handled by RBG, a hip all-day dining restaurant.
Designed for the global Gen Y, Park Inn by Radisson is a friendly, fresh, vibrant and uncomplicated brand that focuses on delivering the modern essentials of a great hotel experience. It is also the very first “next generation” mid-scale hotel by the brand bearing the hallmarks dedicated to savvy travelers, seeking an outstanding hotel experience.
“This opening marks a new era for the brand in Asia Pacific and our guests can expect to experience the friendliness and vibrancy of the Park Inn by Radisson brand. We are pleased to be partnering with SM Group and are confident that we will set a new hospitality benchmark in the growing mid-scale segment in the Philippines,” Barlow stated.
Location and luxury
Park Inn enjoys a prime location next to SMX Convention Centre and SM’s first luxury brand mall—the origami-inspired SM Lanang Premier. It is just 15 minutes from Davao International Airport and the city center, and a short drive from major tourist attractions, beaches and museums. Some of the nearby destinations to visit are the Cellar de Oboza, one of the city’s most popular fine dining restaurant; Davao Crocodile Park, Aldevinco Souvenir shops, and of course the Blugre Café for a taste of Durian coffee.
“Our location differentiates us from all the other hotels. Factors like accessibility and a mixed-use concept easily make Park Inn Davao the center of attention for both business and leisure sectors all over the Davao region. I think our timing is also right since there is a lack in the supply of mid-market hotels and we’re meeting, head-on, the demands of this emerging market,” shared Elizabeth Sy, president of the SM Hotels and Convention Group who invested P750 million for the project.
For more information and/or booking inquiries, visit their website http://www.parkinn.com/hotel-davao