Rogen inn is MICE ready

Rogen Inn is MICE ready

Rogen Inn is an active participant in the MICE industry. Since it opened in May 2022, just as the pandemic health restrictions were easing up, the nine-month old hospitality establishment performed impressively recording high rates on room and function hall occupancy. 

M.I.C.E. is an acronym for meetings, incentive travel, conventions, and exhibitions. Today, it is also alternatively referred to as the meetings industry, events industry, or business tourism. 

“Rogen inn was built for the business and transient travelers,” explained manager Gene Bangayan, “We wanted to cater to that particular market and designed the inn with them in mind: modern, well-appointed and comfortable rooms, and an ample parking space for the convenience of the guests, especially the nighttime-arriving travelers.” 

With the structure and design of the inn, the new hospitality establishment is often referred to as a hotel. Bangayan says it doesn’t come as a surprise and shares that Rogen Inn was conceptualized to exude the look and feel of a hotel. The inn has 328 Deluxe rooms across three buildings and a grand hall that can accommodate as much as 150 guests for a round table set-up with stage, 300 guests with a conference set-up. For smaller events, the hall can be divided into three smaller halls, each with its own service access. 

Conference set-up in 1 of 3 halls. The Grand Hall can be divided into three smaller halls, each with its own service access

The rise in the use of the event space is due to the confidence of the people to attend face-to-face gatherings. And this 2023, Rogen Inn is gearing up for a busier year ahead with the line-up of MICE events in Davao City, including the biggest MICE event in the country—MICECON. 

MICECON or the Philippine M.I.C.E. Conference is the country’s premier gathering for professionals in the MICE industry. In 2019, Davao City won the bid to host its second MICE Convention on March 1 to 3, 2023. 

“In the last quarter of 2022, Rogen Inn saw a surge of events and meetings, most times on the same day. This is when we realigned our priorities and executed a plan to increase the function rooms, then add the Business Center to Rogen Inn’s amenities soon after,” said Bangayan. 

“We initially converted unopened facilities of the inn to boardrooms to meet the high demand of corporate events. It was a temporary arrangement. However, the bookings for rooms that can accommodate 20 to 40 people were constant. This made us decide to permanently convert the vast space intended for a gym in one of the buildings to meeting rooms. Since the conversion, the meeting rooms are in use regularly,” she said. 

From fitness space to boardroom. This increased the number of meeting spaces Rogen Inn has

Rogen Inn is a member of the Davao Tourism Association (DATA), an accredited establishment of the Department of Tourism XI, and a partner hotel of Davao MICECON 2023. Between the three seals, Rogen Inn has been hosting official assemblies of the organizations. 

With the coming MICECON 2023, the young hospitality establishment is getting busier by the day. Delegates and guests will be flying into Davao days before the convention date and Rogen Inn, the youngest among the identified accommodations, is poised to impress its guests. 

“Yes, Rogen Inn is quite ready to meet the MICE demands as the city aims to be a premier MICE destination in the country. The inn was built for it,” said Bangayan. 

Rogen Inn is located at the corner of Mt. Apo & Lopez Jaena Streets, Davao City. For reservations call 0917 687 6436 or email (PR)