Islands Stay Hotels
The Islands Group’s most recent addition to its ever-growing travel-focused portfolio is Islands Stay Hotels, the first of its kind in its niche. The hotel chain is part of the Islands Group’s five-year plan to bolster Philippine tourism.
For Islands Stay, location is key. Its first two hotels are situated at highly prized locations – Archbishop Reyes and the Marina Mall intersection in Mactan – with popular food and shopping establishments within walking distance. Their central locations also provide ease of access and several transport links assuring that the independent-minded traveler is easily mobile for whatever his purpose.
The hotel is modeled after the Japanese concept of no-frills accommodations, catering to the modern-day traveler. It also draws on the Islands Group’s expertise in retail with Islands Souvenirs. It has gone as far as labeling rooms XL, L, M, and S – emphasizing user-friendliness from the moment guests book their rooms to the moment they check out. Rooms are comfortable and well-equipped, with quality beds and linen, rain showers, flat screen TVs, and free wireless broadband access in rooms. The Islands Group is renowned for its value-driven retail experience (having won the PRA Hall of Fame award) and translates this idea into Islands Stay.
The Islands Group has an extensive database of customers stemming from its endeavors in retail, adventure, media and design, and seeks to deliver its trademark Islands Way service in that respect. Even the design of the hotel adds value to guests, which says that guests don’t need to book in an expensive hotel to enjoy good design. It’s a philosophy that carries over to the other subsidiaries of the Islands Group.
Islands Stay is set to open more rooms in Cebu, while expanding its accommodations service to Baguio and Palawan in the near future.