One of the latest accommodations to open its doors in the progressive capital of Iloilo City is Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, situated next to SM City Iloilo, a major shopping mall along Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue, Mandurriao District. Whether you’re in town for business or leisure, here are six amazing reasons to book a room at this brand-new addition to the center of the Western Visayas region, known for its beautiful built heritage, mouthwatering gastronomy, and rambunctious Dinagyang, one of the country’s biggest festivals held every fourth weekend of January.
1. Convenient location
The 10-storey hotel is located within SM City Iloilo Complex, which is directly linked to Iloilo International Airport via shared vans (₱100 per person). Mandurriao district is also centrally located in the city with each of the other popular districts – such as Jaro, Molo, La Paz, City Proper and Villa Arevalo – all well within reach.
2. Comfy lobby lounge
Stepping into the new hotel feels like a nice, warm hug. The lobby lounge is warm and inviting, thanks to comfortable sofa chairs, work tables with USB ports and electrical outlets, and a coffee bar that serves snacks and drinks.
3. Artsy & eco-friendly rooms
Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo has a total of 199 guest rooms, each with a modern, minimalist design with bursts of youthful color and decorated with Iloilo-inspired pop art. Find discounted room rates and check availability here!
I stayed in a Junior Suite, a spacious, well-appointed one-bedroom unit with a separate living room. The connecting bathroom has separate cubicles for toilet and shower, and a proper bath tub. Most importantly, to reduce plastic waste, the hotel opts for refillable dispensers instead of bottled toiletries, and provides a glass caraf for guests to refill at hallway water dispensers instead of providing bottled water.
4. Yummy breakfast buffets
One should expect no less than filling and delicious meals while staying at the newest UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. When booking a room, guests have the option include buffet breakfast at Ani Restaurant, the hotel’s dining outlet on the ground floor.
5. Well-equipped gym
Need to stay fit during your stay? No worries! A quiet, well-equipped gym with ample space – next to the pool area – with cardio machines and free weights can be accessed using your room keycard for all your workout needs.
6. Family-friendly outdoor pools
Head to the Madjaas Pool Deck on the second level, overlooking SM City Iloilo, for a relaxing time at the outdoor pools with lounge chairs and a poolside cocktail bar. The entire family can cool-off safely with separate pools for adults and children. It’s the perfect place to hang out on a hot day!
7. Flexible event spaces
Business travelers can meet in style at the hotel’s flexible event space and amenities like audiovisual equipment, complimentary wifi, and hand-sanitizing stations. Perfect for social functions or breakout sessions, the venue can be divided into three rooms or left open to accommodate up to 360 guests. They also offer a private dining room for more intimate gatherings, and a beautiful poolside venue for intimate cocktail receptions.
8. Direct access to SM City Iloilo
Not only is the hotel situated near SM City Iloilo but Park Inn by Radisson is the only hotel with direct access to the mall via a skybridge on the second level! Rain or shine, all the conveniences of an SM mall – included retail outlets, grocery, department store and IMAX cinema – are just a short walk away from the comfort of your guest room.