The Ascott Limited, a leading international hospitality company, is setting foot and redefining the industry once again. Early next year, Citadines Bacolod City is set to open as the premier-serviced residence, which marks Ascott’s maiden entry into the city. Located along Lacson Street, Mandalagan, Bacolod City in southern Negros Occidental, Philippines, it is positioning itself as a game-changer in the local hospitality scene.
Citadines Bacolod City for MassKara Festival and More
Bacolod City, known as the “City of Smiles” is a vibrant and progressive urban center, which is also the capital city of the province of Negros Occidental. It also serves as the province’s economic, cultural, and administrative hub. The city’s rapid urbanization brought about the vision of Mayor Albee Benitez has had a significant impact on its tourism and hospitality sector. Now, Bacolod City is quickly transforming into a thriving destination that attracts both domestic and international travelers.
Gearing up for 2024, Citadines Bacolod City is targeting the city’s well-celebrated Masskara Festival, which attracts tourists from all over the world. Part of their preparation was the exclusive VIP Night held last October 19, 2023, which welcomed special guests Mr. Jose Franco Soberano, COO of Cebu Landmasters, Mr. Mathias Bergundthal, Director of SLI Hotels and Resorts, and Mr. Alec Lustre, President of Capitaine Inc.
The event gave a peek into the fun and excitement that Citadines Bacolod City has planned for the upcoming year, featuring Masskara performers all night long – drummers, dancers, and singers. It gave Bacolod a taste of what will transpire next year.
How Citadines Will Change the Hospitality Landscape of Bacolod
The VIP Night also explored “How Citadines will Change the Hospitality Landscape in Bacolod”. Ascott General Manager Philip Barnes keeps an optimistic eye on the upcoming opening.
The Citadines brand is committed to providing a seamless blend of convenience, comfort, and connectivity to cater to the diverse needs of both business and leisure travelers. Each Citadines property exudes a distinct style and character, reflecting the local culture and community, while maintaining a consistent philosophy of “bringing you to the city, and the city to you”.
Looking forward to its opening in 2024, a property viewing was also integrated to boast the array of world-class amenities designed to elevate the guest experience. Showcasing the infinity pool, which offers stunning views of Bacolod’s skyline, and the fully equipped fitness center to cater to health and wellness enthusiasts.
Citadines Bacolod City excites everyone with a teaser of their several restaurants. For those wanting to try out local cuisines and regional specialties, stop by Citadines’ Negrense, your one-stop destination for all the delicacies Negros Occidental. The property’s team of chefs will collaborate with local cooks to deliver flavors unique to each city in the region.
Viennoiserie and Italian, Citadines Bacolod City’s lobby café and bakery, will treat guests with an irresistible blend of aromatic coffee experiences through its collaboration with Coffee Culture, a popular and innovative artisan coffee roaster of local and imported beans. Aligning with the property’s brand signature, “for the love of coffee”, guests can choose from a menu inspired by the local coffee culture and leisurely enjoy food and beverages in an ambiance that radiates comfort and sophistication. Viennoiserie and Italian’s skilled baristas are devoted to transforming each cup of coffee into a journey of flavors, using carefully sourced beans that reflect the essence of the region’s coffee heritage.
Positioning as a MICE Destination
The property also boasts a selection of versatile event spaces, thoughtfully designed to accommodate a wide range of gatherings and occasions, such as a grand ballroom. This part of the property provides a spacious and versatile venue, making it an ideal Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) destination in the region. With its state-of-the-art facilities and adaptable layout, this pillarless marvel is poised to be a true game-changer in the MICE industry in the area, setting new standards for elegance, flexibility, and sophistication in event spaces.
“As a property managed by The Ascott Limited, Citadines Bacolod City exemplifies our commitment to providing a seamless blend of comfort, convenience, and top-notch service,” said Philip Barnes, Ascott Limited’s Country General Manager. “We are delighted to bring this exceptional brand to Bacolod City and offer travelers a sophisticated stay experience.”
The property’s strategic location puts it in close proximity to several of the city’s key amenities and facilities. This includes some of Bacolod City’s top universities, shopping malls, central business districts, and restaurants. Citadines Bacolod City’s central location makes it an attractive choice for business and leisure travelers seeking a well-connected base to explore the city’s vibrant offerings.
Growing with Bacolod City
Along with Bacolod’s rapid urban growth, Citadines’ establishment in the city can help pave the way for a further economic boon for the area as a whole. The property’s capacity to become a MICE destination leader in the region can significantly contribute to the city’s revenue generation, business opportunities, and diversification of income. It can also help maintain the region’s occupancy levels, especially during special cultural events like the Masskara Festival, and promote the Ascott brand to the Visayas region.
In terms of future growth, Ascott believes Citadines Bacolod City presents a steep growth potential in the coming years. With Bacolod’s popularity as a travel and business hub continuing to soar, the property is well-equipped to cater to the increasing demand for sophisticated accommodations and events facilities. Through its establishment in Bacolod, Ascott aims to strengthen its brand presence in the Panay area by exploring opportunities for expansion and enhancing guest experiences in other key cities within the region.
As Citadines Bacolod City opens its doors to the public, the property invites guests to indulge in a world-class stay experience, backed by Ascott’s legacy of exceptional service and unparalleled hospitality. Guests can reserve and advance and look out for updates by visiting the property’s official website and the following social media pages, Facebook and Instagram.