Tune Hotel Cagayan de Oro to have soft opening on July 19

Award winning international hospitality group – Tune Hotels – is set to have its soft opening in Cagayan De Oro this Friday, July 19 of 2013. It is the first of four hotels that it will open in the Philippines this year.

The 159-room Tune Hotel Cagayan De Oro is located in the heart of the Lapasan Central Business District and will take the group’s portfolio of hotels in the Philippines to five.

Currently, Tune has four hotels in the Philippines with the first one  in Angeles City (165 rooms) that opened in February 2012, followed by Cebu (150 rooms) later in February, Ermita (167 rooms) in March and Makati (213 rooms) in July last year.

There will be more that will open this year. After Cagayan De Oro, there will be hotels in Quezon City (140 rooms), Ortigas (182 rooms) and Davao (155 rooms) for a total of eight hotels opened within a two year period.

The Tune Hotels brand is owned and operated by Red Planet Hotels in the Philippines and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Hansing, said there will further openings of Tune Hotels in the Philippines in the coming years. He aims to have a minimum of 15 properties for the country. “It has been extremely pleasing to see how rapidly and how well the Tune Hotels brand and concept has been accepted by Filipinos and international travellers alike. By presenting to the market an international brand managed entirely by locals, the warmth of Filipino hospitality has convinced both the Tune brand and Red Planet Hotels to make a significant investment in to the country as the travel and tourism sector continues to strengthen and grow,” Mr. Hansing said. He added that there will be more hotels coming in Metro Manila while other provincial locations are being evaluated.

Tune Hotels is a sister company of  Air Asia group of airlines which is also increasingly building its presence in the Philippines, most recently with the announcement of its partnership with Zest Air which now flies directly from Manila to Cagayan De Oro.

The Tune Hotel Cagayan De Oro is a welcome addition to the city with air passenger arrivals growing rapidly to 1.622 million in 2012. The recent opening of the new Laguindingan International Airport is also expected to further increase the number of flights into the city – especially from domestic low cost carriers. The airport is set to accommodate direct international flights starting next year.

The new Cagayan De Oro property is also the first Tune Hotel in the Philippines to have a function room catering to up to 30 guests for meetings and social gatherings. There will also be a restaurant at the ground floor to serve breakfast and provide food and beverage services for meetings and events.

Tune Hotel is currently found in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, India, England and Scotland. Each of its hotel takes pride of its custom-made, five-star beds to provide an excellent night’s sleep, power showers, 24-hour security in locations that are easy to reach and close to public transport points.

For inquiries and reservations, please call (+632) 519-0888 or e-mail us at philippines@tunereservations.com. Get to know more about Tune Hotels and Red Planet Hotels Limited by visiting www.tunehotels.com or www.redplanethotels.com