The Philippines' Biggest Hotel is now open in Parañaque

June 26, 2024 – Alike Editorial

Inaugurated by no less than President Ferdinand R. Marcos, the 19-story, two-tower Grand Westside Hotel features 1,530 rooms within the rising ‘Broadway of Asia.’ 


Property giant Megaworld, the country’s largest hotel developer with over 7,000 hotel rooms in its portfolio, has formally opened the Philippines’ biggest hotel development to date: the 1,530-room Grand Westside Hotel located within Megaworld’s 31-hectare Westside City township at the bustling Entertainment City in Parañaque City.

“Grand Westside Hotel is the latest addition to Megaworld’s Westside City township, which continues to take shape today as the ‘Broadway of Asia.” The hotel offers guests a wide variety of room selections, each one designed for the varied preferences of guests, whether they are traveling for business or for leisure. Even more exciting is the fact that the hotel sits along Manila Bay, which allows guests to marvel and enjoy the captivating sunset from this side of Metro Manila,” says Cleofe Albiso, managing director, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts.

His Excellency Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines, inaugurated the biggest hotel in the Philippines with 1,530 rooms - Grand Westside Hotel. In photo: HE Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., House Speaker Martin Romualdez, Christina Garcia-Frasco, Secretary – Department of Tourism, Kevin L. Tan, Vice Chairman, President and CEO – Alliance Global Group, Inc., and Megaworld’s Director and COO, Lourdes T. Gutierrez-Alfonso, Cleofe Albiso, Managing Director – Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, Joe Fijardo, General Manager – Grand Westside Hotel and other decision makers.

First-class dining options and amenities

The hotel has a variety of different dining outlets, including Café by Westside, an all-day dining restaurant serving Filipino and international cuisines, Zabana Bar on the ground floor, the Plunge Bar at the open deck on the fifth floor. The hotel will also have its own specialty restaurant, LaMeza, which is set to open later this year.

The façade design of Grand Westside Hotel is inspired by the formation of waves approaching the shore, as seen through the lines enveloping the entire structure. At the ground level, guests will be welcomed to a high-ceiling lobby that carries a contemporary design, exuding a sophisticated ambiance with the use of natural elements, such as wood, stone, metal, and leather.

Over at the amenity floor on the fifth floor, guests will enjoy a variety of first-class amenities, including an expansive pool area with views of the Manila Bay sunset. There’s also a children’s pool, gazebo, a sprawling Zen garden, and an outdoor seating area. 

There’s also an Executive Lounge, exclusive to VIP guests where they can dine, do their express check-in and check-out, and fulfill other business functions using the meeting room integrated into this facility.

Surrounded by entertainment and leisure hotspots

Soon, Grand Westside Hotel will be connected to the rising Westside Resort complex, a sprawling entertainment complex that will feature four theaters where a variety of performing arts shows, ranging from musicals to concerts, comedies, and more, will be shown. 

The largest of these theaters will be The Grand Opera House, poised to be the first of its kind in the country, which will have a 2,000-seating capacity.

A milestone development launched on the occasion of Megaworld’s 35th anniversary this June, Grand Westside Hotel provides a big boost to the company’s continuing support for Philippine tourism. In 2019, Megaworld committed to invest around P64 billion to build Westside City within the next 10 years.

Managed and operated by Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, Grand Westside Hotel is the second hotel property to welcome travelers at Westside City, the first being the 529-room Kingsford Hotel Manila.

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