Palmerston Hotels & Resorts, a company which
specialises in turn-key development and the management of luxury
boutique hotels and integrated resorts, is planning to open a luxury resort and residential development on the idyllic Boracay island of the Philippines.
as the Palmerston Boracay Resort, the first phase of the five-star
development will be the Palmerston Beach Club which benefits from
its own private beach and access to Fairways and Bluewater, a
world class 18 hole golf course designed by Graham Marsh, and will
comprise a luxury hotel together with leisure
Palmerston Place, the second phase of the
development and the heart of the resort, will offer an additional
187 standard bedrooms and suites as well as conference, dining and
spa facilities. Thereafter, the jewel in the crown – the Royal
Palmerston Hotel – will be developed as a deluxe boutique hotel
with 59 luxurious suites and 18 villas.
Construction on the Palmerston Boracay Resort will commence in
early 2011 with an anticipated three year building programme
managed by Palmerston Hotels & Resorts who will also operate
the development and manage the community upon completion.
“Boracay is the quintessential
Pacific island paradise and as the number one tourist spot in the
Philippines is becoming increasingly popular with visitors from
Europe and Asia. As a result there is a strong demand for five-star
resort hotels and premium residential properties,” said Dieter Klostermann,
Chairman of Palmerston Hotels & Resorts. “We
are mindful however of the huge increase in development on the
island and are committed to a policy of geo-tourism. We plan to
build a resort that is in harmony with its environment, employ
local people, invest in their culture and commit to responsible
tourism in the creation of what we hope will become a world class
resort that is at the leading edge of luxury tourism, setting new
standards in service, accommodation and amenities in the
Boracay is one of the most popular travel destinations in
the Philippines attracting thousands of foreign travellers every
year. It is located in the Aklan province, approximately 345 kms
south of Manila. The island is 7kms long and 1 km mile wide at its
narrowest point. Hilly elevations and lush tropical jungles
juxtaposed with wide sandy beaches (frequently voted the best in the world)
and turquoise sea characterise the island.
Manila Airport to Boracay are by a short flight via Caticlan
followed by a 15-minute ferry ride to the Palmerston Boracay
Resort’s private pier.
Alberto Lim, the Philippine
Secretary of Tourism said, “We recognise that international
tourism and resort development are the drivers of economic
development that will steer our country towards dynamic growth.
Innovative projects like the Palmerston Boracay Resort that
embrace our people and our culture and stimulate the local economy
will undoubtedly invigorate tourism in the Philippines.”
Palmerston Hotels & Resorts,
headquartered in Hong Kong with regional offices in London and
Europe, Palmerston has operations in the UK, Cyprus and Sicily and
is currently developing properties in key metropolitan areas and
resort markets including in Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland;
Sardinia and Tuscany in Italy; Paris, France; Boracay in the
Philippines and Hangzhou, China.
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