Go Hotels partners with Xymax of Japan
Robinsons Land Corporation’s Go Hotels has teamed up with the newly opened Karaksa Hotels of Japanese firm Xymax Corporation amid the growing number of Filipino tourists visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.
Noting the lack of hotel rooms to address the growing demand from Filipino tourists, RLC and Xymax formed an alliance that will allows Xymax to sell its Karaksa Hotels in Japan to the Philippine market through the Go Hotels’ website, www.gohotels.ph.
Karaksa Hotels, a new economy Japanese hotel brand owned and developed by Xymax Corporation, is similar to the Go Hotels brand of the Philippines with added innovations in room amenities and facilities to adapt to Japanese standards.
The first two Karaksa Hotels opened in the top tourist destination of the Kansai region, Osaka Shinsaibashi and Kyoto.
More Karaksa Hotels are scheduled to open in Tokyo and Hokkaido. Xymax plans to open 1,500 hotel rooms in the next three years.
Guest rooms of Karaksa Hotels all come with high-quality beds, hot and cold shower, bath amenities, free Wi-Fi, buffet breakfast for all the guests, and use of slippers and pajamas (in keeping with Japanese culture).
Some Karaksa Hotels also have a leisure floor dedicated as social spaces to dine, hang out, relax and enjoy. Massage chairs and trendy vending machines are some of the amenities found in the leisure floor.
RLC’s hotels division aims to grow the number of rooms across its Summit and Go Hotels brands by 53 percent to 3,331 rooms by 2018 from 2,174 rooms as of the end of fiscal year 2015.
It will open Go Hotels Davao this year; Summit Maxilom, Summit Tacloban and Go Hotels Iligan in fiscal year 2017; and Summit Naga, Summit Amisa, Go Hotels Naga and Go Hotels Tuguegarao by 2018.
“This does not include the franchised Go Hotels by the Roxas group which is planning to open five Go Hotels branches,” noted RLC president Frederick D. Go. (JAL)
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RLC partners with Japanese hotel operator
MANILA, Philippines – Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC), the property developer of the Gokongwei Group, has partnered with Japanese hotel operator Xymax Corp.
The move is strategic as both companies recognize the growing number of Filipino tourists traveling to Japan and the lack of budget friendly hotel rooms to meet the growing demand from Filipino travellers.
Under the partnership, Xymax would be able to sell its Karaksa Hotels in Japan to the Philippine market through the website of RLC’s Go Hotels.
Karaksa Hotels is a new economy Japanese hotel brand owned and developed by Xymax Corp.
It is similar to RLC’s no-frills Go Hotels brand with added innovations in room amenities and facilities to adapt to Japanese standards.
For instance, guest rooms of Karaksa Hotels come with high quality beds, hot and cold shower, bath amenities, free wifi and buffet breakfast for all guests.
It also comes with slippers and pajamas, which is part of the Japanese culture.
In some branches, the Karaksa Hotels have a leisure floor dedicated as social spaces to dine, hang out, relax and enjoy.
There are also massage chairs and trendy vending machines as part of the amenities found in the leisure floor.
Xymax plans to open 1,500 hotel rooms in the next three years after opening its first two Karaksa Hotels in top tourist destinations of the Kansai region, Osaka Shinsaibashi and Kyoto.
More Karaksa Hotels are scheduled to open in Tokyo and Hokkaido.
For Go Hotels, meanwhile, RLC is targeting to have 3,331 rooms by 2018.
RLC plans to open Go Hotels Davao this year; Summit Maxilom, Summit Tacloban and Go Hotels Iligan in 2017, while Summit Naga, Summit Amisa, Go Hotels Naga and Go Hotels Tuguegarao will be opened by 2018.
For malls, it is eyeing to open roughly 55 malls by 2020 as it continues to strengthen its retail business.
by Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star)
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Book at Go Hotels Ortigas Center Today!
Ortigas Center is fast becoming a progressive complex. Known as a financial and central business district, its location is spot on as it is found along the boundaries of Pasig City, Mandaluyong City and Quezon City. Companies in the field of finance, banking, broadcasting, energy, business process outsourcing and much more can be found here. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of work responsibilities and meeting deadlines, a lot of commercial (malls, restaurants, cafes and eateries galore!), educational and religious institutions, and residential spaces can be found around the area.
Ortigas certainly offers a work-play balance and we’re adding to that roster of reasons to visit this hub as we open Go Hotels Ortigas-Center! Our 8th branch is located along Garnet Road, Ortigas Center and is a walking distance away from Robinsons Galleria. It will offer services and amenities guests have loved with past seven branches such as the overhead rainshower, Windsor beds, cabled TV and many more. Our accommodating staff will be there to welcome you!
We are accepting online bookings for October 1, 2014 onwards. Go ahead and book online now at www.gohotels.ph!
Situated around 20 minutes away by motorboat or ferry, Guimaras is easily accessible from Iloilo. In fact, from certain parts in Iloilo, you could already see this neighboring island!
Well-known for its agricultural products and most especially the mangoes, all things mango can be found here such as mango biscocho, mango pizza, and even mango pizza! Guimaras has its numerous beaches to boast of as well. This island is home to the Guisi Lighthouse and Trappist Monastery, which are some of its tourist come-ons.
Before it was made an independent province back in 1992, Guimaras was a sub-province of Iloilo. You could also visit the Guimaras museum or hire a tour guide to know more about this quiet and beautiful island.
And if you’re looking for an affordable yet quality stay, Go Hotels Iloilo is around 10 minutes away from the port to and from Iloilo! Another easy access! No need to think twice to book now!
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See how Cecillia C felt about her stay!
This hotel was conveniently located to my cousin’s wedding venue. Most of our over 50 family members stayed here before and after the wedding. If you just need a place to sleep, this is a great option.
They are strict about enforcing their check in times. They require payment for early check in.
Cost: Very inexpensive and great value for what we got.
Accommodations: Very clean and comfortable rooms. Cable TV in every room. Free wifi. Toiletries were provided in some rooms but not others.
Common Area: The linoleum floors and high ceilings reverberate noise a lot, so any noise in the hallways are very clearly heard in the rooms. This shouldn’t be much of a problem, unless you have a big party like ours creating a lot of noise.
Location: Next to a very small shopping area, with some restaurants.
(Go Hotels Otis-Manila)
Review by Toto404
Nice location, close to Robinsons Dept Store. Clean basic hotel room with excellent bathroom and hot shower. Only complaint is lack of closet space. Excellent and attentive staff. Very good value hotel.
(Go Hotels Puerto Princesa)
Review by Jane S.
I like the atmosphere of the tables and chairs outside the rooms where you can eat your food .. there is a small food outlet at the lobby and vendor machines for coffee and snacks if you have a late arrival .. Robinsons Mall is downstairs with a variety of restos, supermarket, pharmacy, hairdresser etc etc .. the rooms are quite generous for space, clean, the hot water and aircon are good .. highly recommend for long or short stay
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