Five-Star Luxury in Davao
Ranked the best hotel in Mindanao, the five-star Marco Polo Hotel Davao celebrate its 15th anniversary in December of last year 2013. Ever since it opened the hotel has been a favorite among business and leisure travelers thanks to its luxurious amenities and personalized services, and today the hotel is playing a key role in spurring on the growth of Mindanao’s tourism sector. General Manager Anthony Tan says,“I am very proud of my team and of the service we provide. All our rooms have been recently renovated and we continue to create new facilities and services while also focusing on safety and security.”
Much of the hotel’s business is from the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) tourism segment. The Marco Polo Davao has extensive events facilities that can accommodate up to 500 people at a time, and the hotel is often chosen as a venue for international conferences.
Best international practices
The Marco Polo Davao is part of the Marco Polo luxury hotel group, which brings international expertise to the Davao hotel’s daily operations. “Thanks to our international network, we see the bigger picture. We also implement best practices from other hotels in the group, and Marco Polo’s employees train at different locations to get more experience,” Mr. Tan says.
Looking to the future, the Marco Polo Davao remain the city’s top-ranked hotel. Mr. Tan says, “We are known for providing value for money, and many people come to Davao just to stay at the Marco Polo.”