BEST WESTERN OPENS FIRST “GREEN HOTEL” IN PAMPANGA

BEST Western Bendix Hotel is the first accommodation awarded an investment incentive by the City of San Fernando for utilizing environment-friendly design and practices.

A new property is changing the landscape of bustling San Fernando, Pampanga. This is BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel, a 3-star accommodation in Barangay Dolores. Constructed through a partnership between Best Western International and Hilcres Consolidated Corporation, it is the first “green hotel” in the city.

According to Rion Patawaran, chief executive officer of Hilcres Consolidated Corporation, the development of an environment-friendly hotel is a conscious choice because of the challenges brought about by climate change. This is why BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel utilizes green building practices and technologies, in concordance with the environmental advocacies of the City of San Fernando.

“Green initiatives such as recycling of waste water for hydrophonic gardening, the ubiquitous use of low flow plumbing fixtures, and the installation of low-emissivity glass window panels are among the many features that make us the most environment-friendly hotel in the province of Pampanga,” Patawaran said. As the first green building in Pampanga, it is the only hotel to be awarded an investment incentive by the local government.

Beyond promoting an eco-friendly advocacy, BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel stands as a legacy of the unwavering entrepreneurial spirit of the Patawarans. The family patriarch, Ruben, died 3 months before the hotel broke ground in November 2012.

“The erection of this monument called ‘Bendix Hotel’ is a testament, not only to the visionary leadership of our mother, Dita, but also to the tenacious and persevering nature of our family rising up from the ashes in order to chart a new path towards the continuation of the legacy of our beloved father,” Patawaran said. With the construction of the hotel, “the spirit of our father lives in all of us, his children.”

Located at the junction of MacArthur Highway and Olongapo-Gapan Road, BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel is the newest business hub in Central Luzon. It boasts banquet facilities that can cater from small board meetings to large conventions for 300 persons. A coffee shop at the ground floor offers a more casual gathering place, while the restaurant at the mezzanine allows guests to meet with company for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails.

The 46 rooms of this hotel in the City of San Fernando fulfill the need of every individual, be it optimum productivity for the busy executive or utmost relaxation for the leisure traveler. Pocket spring mattresses, double-panel glass windows, and blackout curtains guarantee a comfortable sleep. An executive desk and 24/7 high-speed internet access ensure efficiency when work needs to be done. Rooms also have an LED TV, wardrobes, and a private bathroom with shower.

BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel is the latest addition to the Best Western International brand in the country. This marks the expansion of the international company that manages and oversees the operation of 6 hotels across the city of Manila, Makati, Cebu City, Boracay, Subic, and Palawan.

Hilcres Consolidated Corporation is a family enterprise of Ruben and Bernardita Patawaran who established Hilcres Builders’ Center, the first tile provider in Pampanga and a formidable player in the construction industry in the Philippines. The company’s experience and expertise in the field has helped expand its business model, with BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel as their first venture in the hotel and lodging industry.

Best Western Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning global family of hotels located in over 100 countries and territories offering accommodations for all types of travelers. The company has several brands that are independently owned and operated, with its own personality and style, but all sharing the same commitment to delivering superior customer service, exceptional value, and modern amenities.

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