MEGAWORLD opens ‘PH’S Biggest Hotel’ at Westside City in Parañaque

His Excellency Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines, pressed the button formally opening Grand Westside Hotel. (From L-R) Cleofe Albiso, Managing Director – Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, Christina Garcia-Frasco, Secretary – Department of Tourism, HE Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., Kevin L. Tan, Vice Chairman, President and CEO – Alliance Global Group, Inc., and Megaworld’s Director and COO, Lourdes T. Gutierrez-Alfonso, who has been nominated to serve as a director of Alliance Global Group, Inc. at the upcoming annual stockholders’ meeting on July 18. 

Inaugurated by no less than President Ferdinand R. Marcos, the 19-story, two-tower Grand Westside Hotel features 1,530 rooms within the rising ‘Broadway of Asia’ 

Property giant Megaworld, the country’s largest hotel developer with over 7,000 hotel rooms in its portfolio, has formally opened the Philippines’ biggest hotel development to date: the 1,530-room Grand Westside Hotel.

Located within Megaworld’s 31-hectare Westside City township at the bustling Entertainment City in Parañaque City, Grand Westside Hotel offers a variety of room types and sizes, bannered by presidential suites that feature its own living, dining, and kitchen spaces Other room types include Queen Suites, Twin Suites, and Executive Suites. It will also have dedicated rooms designed specifically for specially-abled guests. 

“Grand Westside Hotel is the latest addition to Megaworld’s Westside City township, which continues to take shape today as the ‘Broadway of Asia.” The hotel offers guests a wide variety of room selections, each one designed for the varied preferences of guests, whether they are traveling for business or for leisure. Even more exciting is the fact that the hotel sits along Manila Bay, which allows guests to marvel and enjoy the captivating sunset from this side of Metro Manila,” says Cleofe Albiso, managing director, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts.

Grand Westside Hotel façade at night.

First-class dining options and amenities

The hotel has a variety of different dining outlets, including Café by Westside, an all-day dining restaurant serving Filipino and international cuisines. Guests will also enjoy craft concoctions at the Zabana Bar on the ground floor, while the Plunge Bar at the open deck on the fifth floor serves guests their drinks of choice and more.

The hotel will also have its own specialty restaurant, LaMeza, which is set to open later this year.

The façade design of Grand Westside Hotel is inspired by the formation of waves approaching the shore, as seen through the lines enveloping the entire structure. Grand Westside Hotel will also feature a two-level retail and commercial space.

At the ground level, guests will be welcomed to a high-ceiling lobby that carries a contemporary design, exuding a sophisticated ambiance with the use of natural elements, such as wood, stone, metal, and leather.

Over at the amenity floor on the fifth floor, guests will enjoy a variety of first-class amenities, including an expansive pool area with views of the Manila Bay sunset. There’s also a children’s pool, gazebo, a sprawling Zen garden, and an outdoor seating area decked with colorful shrubs, flowering plants, and small trees.

The hotel also features function rooms that can host various themed events, from intimate celebrations to big gatherings. A fitness gym and massage rooms complete the roster of facilities on the amenity floor.

There’s also an Executive Lounge, exclusive to VIP guests where they can dine, do their express check-in and check-out, and fulfill other business functions using the meeting room integrated into this facility.

Executive Suite, Grand Westside Hotel has 1,530 room keys.

Surrounded by entertainment and leisure hotspots

Soon, Grand Westside Hotel will be connected to the rising Westside Resort complex, a sprawling entertainment complex that will feature four theaters where a variety of performing arts shows, ranging from musicals to concerts, comedies, and more, will be shown. 

The largest of these theaters will be The Grand Opera House, poised to be the first of its kind in the country, which will have a 2,000-seating capacity.

A milestone development launched on the occasion of Megaworld’s 35th anniversary this June, Grand Westside Hotel provides a big boost to the company’s continuing support for Philippine tourism. Aside from offering the biggest selection of hotel rooms in the country, the hotel is also seen to generate hundreds of jobs for Filipinos in the hospitality sector. At present, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts employs about 3,000 people in its operating hotels across the Philippines.

His Excellency Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines, inaugurated the biggest hotel in the Philippines with 1,530 rooms - Grand Westside Hotel. In photo: HE Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., House Speaker Martin Romualdez, Christina Garcia-Frasco, Secretary – Department of Tourism, Kevin L. Tan, Vice Chairman, President and CEO – Alliance Global Group, Inc., and Megaworld’s Director and COO, Lourdes T. Gutierrez-Alfonso, Cleofe Albiso, Managing Director – Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, Joe Fijardo, General Manager – Grand Westside Hotel and other decision makers.

In 2019, Megaworld committed to invest around P64 billion to build Westside City within the next 10 years.

Managed and operated by Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, Grand Westside Hotel is the second hotel property to welcome travelers at Westside City, the first being the 529-room Kingsford Hotel Manila.

At present, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts has already launched 20 hotel properties across the Philippines. Aside from Grand Westside Hotel, other developments in the group’s portfolio include Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, Savoy Hotel Manila, Savoy Hotel Boracay, Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown, Savoy Hotel Capital Town, Savoy Palawan, Belmont Hotel Manila, Belmont Hotel Boracay, Belmont Hotel Mactan, Belmont Hotel Iloilo, Kingsford Hotel Manila, Kingsford Hotel Bacolod, Twin Lakes Hotel, Hotel Lucky Chinatown, ArcoVia Hotel, Paragua Sands Hotel, and Chancellor Hotel Boracay.

Grand Westside Hotel is the latest homegrown hotel development from Megaworld, the only Philippine real estate development company to earn a ‘Hall of Fame’ distinction as ‘Best Developer’ after winning the Outstanding Developer Award at the Property and Real Estate Excellence Award by FIABCI Philippines for three straight years (2015, 2016, and 2017). The company was also named the ‘Best Developer’ at the prestigious Philippines Property Awards by PropertyGuru for three consecutive years (2016, 2017, and 2018).