Megaworld to build 374-room Savoy Hotel in Capital Town Pampanga
- May 16, 2023
Savoy Hotel Capital Town will be Megaworld’s first hotel development in the North
Property giant Megaworld is building its first-ever hotel development in Northern Luzon, which will rise inside its 35.6-hectare Capital Town in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Rising as the fifth property under the Savoy Hotel brand of Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, the country’s largest operator of homegrown hotel brands, Savoy Hotel Capital Town will be strategically located along San Fernando Boulevard inside Capital Town in an area that will have the most concentration of tourists and guests in the township. It will rise near the soon-to-rise Capital Mall and will be surrounded by residential condominiums, office developments, and the iconic Plaza Pasudeco.
The 16-story hotel will offer a total of 374 rooms, with varied room categories ranging from Twin Suites, Queen Suites, Specially-abled Twin and Queen Suites, Junior Suites, Executive Suites, and Family Suites.
“Savoy Hotel Capital Town will be the first hotel property of Megaworld Hotels and Resorts in the North, and we are excited to bring the Savoy Hotel brand to the Pampanga capital as it is our award-winning hotel brand today. Having a hotel in Capital Town will surely boost local tourism in this historic city,” says Cleofe Albiso, managing director, Megaworld Hotels and Resorts.
The overall design and theme of the hotel are rooted in Neo-Baroque architecture, the same concept that characterizes the beautiful city of Madrid in Spain. Savoy Hotel Capital Town’s façade is adorned by decorative moldings, pre-cast concrete ledges, and a curved façade on one side of the building. At night, the beauty of the building’s architectural features is further emphasized by façade lighting that highlights its details from the podium up until the roof deck.
This distinct style blends perfectly with the neoclassical design that Capital Town has long been known for.
Inside, guests will be welcomed to an elaborate, high-ceiling lobby, reflecting Western Colonial and Industrial Style era-inspired interiors and details inspired by the Pampanga Sugar Development Company (PASUDECO)—a charming homage to the cultural heritage of Capital Town.
“Now is the perfect time to bring in Megaworld’s homegrown hotel brand to Capital Town. The emerging tourism scene in this side of Pampanga is evident with the overwhelming support we are receiving from locals and guests coming to our township. With Savoy Hotel Capital Town coming in, we are once again fulfilling our promise to the Kapampangans to bring the Megaworld signature live-work-play-learn lifestyle,” says Eugene Em Lozano, senior vice president for sales and marketing, Megaworld Pampanga.
Savoy Hotel Capital Town will have four (4) F&B outlets, which include a specialty restaurant, a 112-seater all-day dining restaurant with alfresco areas, a Zabana bar and lounge, and a pool grill bar with outdoor dining that can host up to 60 people. It will also have a gift shop, as well as several other retail spaces on the ground floor.
On the second floor of the hotel, guests will find a high-ceiling ballroom that comes with pre-function areas and can hold up to 160 persons. There are also three function rooms that can accommodate up to 108 people combined, meeting rooms, a business center, and an executive lounge exclusively for VIPs and guests booked in the larger suites.
Among other amenities guests can find at the third floor include a fitness center, a kid’s club, and a pool deck with adult and kiddie pools, an activity lawn, outdoor landscaped areas, a reading nook, and a hammock yard or lounge area.
To be managed and operated by Megaworld Hotels & Resorts and scheduled for opening in 2028, Savoy Hotel Capital Town is the 18th hotel property launched by the group. Out of the group’s current portfolio, 12 properties are currently operational while five more are in the construction pipeline. These include Savoy Hotel Palawan at Paragua Coastown in San Vicente, Palawan, Chancellor Hotel in Boracay Newcoast, Belmont Hotel Iloilo in Iloilo Business Park, Kingsford Hotel Bacolod at The Upper East in Bacolod City, and the soon-to-open 1,500-room Grand Westside Hotel at the Westside City in Parañaque City, which is poised to be the biggest hotel in the Philippines in terms of room keys.
The existing operational hotels with around 4,500 hotel room keys being managed and operated by the Group include Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, Savoy Hotel Manila, Savoy Hotel Boracay, Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown, Belmont Hotel Manila, Belmont Hotel Boracay, Belmont Hotel Mactan, Kingsford Hotel Manila, Twin Lakes Hotel in Tagaytay, and Hotel Lucky Chinatown in Binondo, Manila.
Source: Megaworld Corporation