Discovery Hospitality Marks the Launch of a Strengthened Resorts Brand with the Opening of the 5-Star Resort Hotel in Davao, Discovery Samal

Right down south of the Philippines, by the coasts of the largest resort city, is a grand resort to be unveiled by Discovery Hospitality Corporation this July 2023—Discovery Samal, the newest and the most iconic 5-star resort hotel in Davao. This new destination is the newest property managed by the group and the first resort to use the redefined Discovery Resorts brand. 

Discovery Hospitality Corporation is the leading name in luxury hospitality management and services in the Philippines. For more than two decades, the group has produced and managed award-winning hotels and resorts across the country. Strengthening its resort brand is an exciting rebranding that signifies the expansion of the esteemed Discovery brand of signature luxury and warmth to more and more destinations. This portfolio includes the award-winning Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan, which will both be rolling out their new faces in the coming months. 

As it flies to Davao, Discovery Hospitality chose the Island Garden City of Samal to be its arrival point and bring out the beauty of the island in more ways than one. From scenic herbage to the azure waters that surround it to the endless adventures that spark every traveler’s desire, this magnificent island boasts unrivaled life that showcases allure and grandeur combined. And to elevate it further is Discovery Samal. 

A new destination, endless possibilities 

Discovery Samal is a state-of-the-art resort and destination that marries modern luxury with the innate beauty of the Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte. To be built and situated in a region so rich and vibrant with culture and life, it is set to put a spotlight on and lead the island for both tourism and business. 

Conveniently located 5 minutes away from Davao City, the sprawling resort features multiple levels of accommodations, from the 9 private villas, each with their own dipping pool, to the 128 hotel suites, 15 executive suites, and the most spacious and Grand Signature Suite. In collaboration with the renowned and respected architect Ed Ledesma and interior designer Manny Samson, these spaces are tastefully curated and developed with interiors where classic features meet modern accents. Any type of traveler, whether families, groups of friends, honeymooners, or simply to unwind in a private space, is welcome, and comfort, privacy, and grandeur await. 

From the levels of accommodation also come the different heights of activities for adventure seekers. Discovery Samal features the biggest stretch of resort beach in the whole of Samal Island, which is the focal point of the resort. It has a large infinity pool next to it for that beach club experience, where cocktails and bites are served daily. Right up to the central villa area is another pool exclusive to villa guests, and further up to the hotel section is an expansive infinity pool for everyone to enjoy. All of these offer the most stunning views of the Davao Gulf and the city. 

Discovery Samal also offers a rich gastronomic experience through its five distinguished dining outlets, each with its own unique culinary concepts to provide a diverse range of flavors to satisfy any palate. From seafood specialty dining with Morning Catch to vibrant al fresco lounging with Haribar, a wide variety of flavors at The Shoreline, easy bites at Garden City Cafe, and an intimate specialty restaurant soon to open, each dining outlet is guaranteed to deliver world-class cuisine and exceptional service. 

Another central feature of the resort is its expansive convention venues, which can cater to various events, from corporate gatherings to grand celebrations. Equipped with advanced facilities that can accommodate up to 1,200 people, perfect for executive gatherings and elaborate destination weddings. With its skilled event management team, every occasion held at the resort is bound to be remarkable. 

"The launch of Discovery Samal Resort under the newly rebranded Discovery Resorts marks a significant step forward for Discovery Hospitality," said Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Hospitality and President of Discovery World Corporation, Jose Parreño Jr. "This is a testament to our commitment to continually provide the highest level of hospitality service across the country. With the introduction of this magnificent resort in Samal, we are further strengthening our portfolio and emphasizing our dedication to making the Philippines a world-class destination." 

Management Contracts Under DHC’s Allied Services 

The Discovery Samal management contract is part of the Discovery Hospitality Corporation’s (DHC) allied services. Backed by more than 20 years of experience in championing Filipino hospitality, DHC has turned prime locations into dream destinations with its award-winning hotels and resorts. The group offers its expertise in property management. As part of its shared services on product development, experience design, branding, and pre-opening requirements, the group continues to seek and cultivate new developments as it forges iconic and forward-thinking brands and remarkable experiences that build superior value and leave a profound impact on travelers. 

Interested organizations may contact DHC’s Sr. Vice President and Head of Sales & Operations Cathy Nepomuceno at

As Discovery Hospitality continues to grow and redefine the country's hospitality landscape, expect that Discovery Samal, like its predecessors, will become a benchmark for luxury and exceptional service in the industry. 

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