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Slated to open in early 2021 in the Station 1 area of the island’s White Beach, the new hotel will have 120 guest rooms offering high levels of comfort and convenience, plus impressive views of the beach and surrounding emerald waters.
In keeping with the high standards of the upper-midscale Dusit Princess brand, each guest room will feature premium-quality beds, a cosy bathroom with a powerful shower, a range of modern amenities, and a contemporary design.
Hotel facilities will include a large swimming pool overlooking the beach, a fully equipped gym, and function rooms for social and business events. An all-day dining restaurant and local speciality restaurant will also be part of the offerings.
Dusit Princess Boracay’s prime location ensures guests will enjoy easy access to the atmospheric dining scene of West Beach and the exhilarating water sports activities of Bulabog Beach, as well as the scenic hiking trails of Mount Apo and the marine life found at more than 15 beautiful dive sites.
Located only 15 minutes by car from Cagban Jetty Port, which is linked by ferry to Caticlan Airport, the hotel is easily accessible. Flights to Manila take one hour, while flights to Cebu take 50 minutes.
“We are delighted to continue our expansion in the Philippines by signing to manage Dusit Princess Boracay in one of the country’s best-loved tourist destinations,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International.
"IBC’s focus on sustainable development perfectly aligns with our own commitment to always have a positive impact wherever we set foot. We now look forward to delivering a hotel experience that not only delights our guests and customers, but which brings enduring value to the island community too."
“Our vision for this project has always been to aid in the sustainable development of Boracay as a destination while preserving the natural beauty for which the island is renowned. Dusit's rich experience in managing island-based resort properties, coupled with its passion for sustainable operations, makes it the perfect partner for this special project. We are delighted to partner with them to bring our vision to life, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship together,” added Alfonso Tan, IBC’s chairman.