In a few hours, we welcome 2018 with a bright sense of hope and excitement. Happy New Year to all!
With some national pride, we are delighted to feature two Philippine properties that have recently bagged awards from the coveted Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2018. Namely, Discovery Shores Boracay and Discovery Primea Makati, the two luxury properties are managed by The Discovery Leisure Company, a homegrown hospitality group with a colorful collection of hotels and resorts in prime locations around the Philippines.
Beach perfection with its talcum-soft sand and far-reaching blue vista and total guest satisfaction on exotic Boracay Island are the key points that make Discovery Shores Boracay top of the prestigious list.
A member of the vibrant Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection, Discovery Shores Boracay was hailed as being the Best for Families. Meanwhile, Discovery Primea Makati, part of the prestigious Preferred Hotels and Resorts LVX collection, was named the Best Urban Hotel.
Condé Nast Johansens is the leading reference guide for independent travelers. Each property within the collection is annually selected by their team of experts. It was created to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across their recommended properties, with the world-renowned Awards for Excellence standing as a trusted mark of quality recognized by consumers and travel professionals alike.
Condé Nast Johansens took special note of the sandbox play zone at Discovery Shores Boracay that “duly entertains the little ones (babies to 12-year-olds) allowing mum and dad to check-in to the Terra Wellness spa.”
Discovery Shores Boracay’s low-rise complex is a collection of refreshingly stylish suites categorized into five groups from Junior Suites to Two Bedroom Suite Premiers. Each one is generously proportioned with divan-style beds, Filipino accents and personalized touches. The Two Bedroom Suite Premiers are particularly indulgent and lead out to sprawling terraces with Jacuzzis.
For Discovery Primea Makati, the accommodations, especially for those intending to stay for an extended period, was highlighted, “with every element of the 141 classically elegant rooms, suites and lofts skillfully designed to feel like a home-away-from-home. The lofts are exceptionally grand and sprawling; some spread across two floors with two bedrooms, a fully-fitted kitchen and dining area for entertaining.”
John Tiu, President of The Discovery Leisure Company, said: “We are deeply honored to win this international award as a homegrown hospitality group. Our sincere gratitude goes out to all our guests and partners who voted for our hotels and gave their unwavering support. Ultimately, this would not have been possible without the remarkable men and women behind Discovery, who relentlessly work as one family and deliver thoughtful ‘Service That’s All Heart’”.
That a Filipino hospitality group would garner such esteemed international honors, Tiu further said, it comes as no surprise that Filipinos around the world – a lot of whom are employed in top hotels and resorts – are known for their hospitality and warm service. The award is also proof of the capability of Filipino companies and their management, in particular those in the hospitality industry, to compete in the global arena.
Jun Parreno, Chief Operating Officer of The Discovery Leisure Company has truly been the driving force behind the success of all the different properties. His attention to every detail is clearly seen in his tireless efforts to make the resorts world class!
Additionally, the twin accolades, which follow the other substantial awards received this year from the World Luxury Hotel Awards, Travel+Leisure Magazine, and the Luxury Travel Guide Awards, are a testament to the world-class standards that the Discovery Group employs across all their properties, making the company ripe for expansion as it looks towards managing other luxury hotel and resorts in the country.
The Discovery Leisure Company’s other locations include Discovery Suites Ortigas, Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay, and Club Paradise in Coron, Palawan. Discovery World Corp. (DWC) is the owning company of Discovery Shores Boracay. For reservations, visit www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com.