Henann Group marks milestone with Bohol project

Iris Gonzales - The Philippine Star

PANGLAO ISLAND, Bohol, Philippines – If one is looking for a luxury resort where one can enjoy the amenities without bumping into a mammoth crowd of tourists, the Henann Group of Resorts offers its latest project here, the Henann Resort Alona Beach, the largest resort in the province.

The resort is never empty since its soft opening in May but the place is big enough — with 400 rooms — to accommodate a swath of local and foreign visitors alike.

Indeed, its architecture and design is well thought of that any visitor does not have to bump into the crowd, with its deluxe, premier and suites to cater to families of all sizes. It has direct access to pools and has presidential and pool villas for private comfort.

It has three different pools with sunken bars. Other amenities include open air venue for weddings, fitness and business centers and a shop. It also offers a buffet of international cuisine in its Coral Café, the Kai Spa, an all day buffet at the Sea Breeze Beach Club, and Western fine dining restaurant Christina’s.

The rooms are well designed that one does not hear the crowd outside or those swimming in the different pools below.

“We consider Henann Resort Alona Beach a milestone in our company’s 17-year history as this is our first property outside Boracay. We had our soft opening in May of this year and we have been getting positive feedback since,” said Henry Chusuey, chairman of the Henann Group of Resorts.

Chusuey said the resort has the longest and widest beachfront along Alona Beach, a one-and-a-half kilometer beachfront.

More than the earnings, Chusuey said the group also takes pride in being able to provide local employment to the community. The resort currently has a staff of 450 people, most of whom are Boholanos.

Furthermore, the group utilized local materials such as laminated shells and coconuts to showcase the natural beauty of the Philippines. The rooms feature coastal-inspire interiors of aqua blue and beige.

As part of the hotel, the group also launched a convention center that can accommodate up to 1,000 people for sit-down events and up to 1,500 for cocktail set-up. It is a three-story convention center located just across the hotel resort.

Karl Chusuey, vice president for marketing of the Henann Group of Resorts, said the convention center also has 13 break-out rooms that can accommodate 30 to 390 persons per room while the meeting rooms can host 30 to 70 persons.

“We are riding on the growing popularity of Bohol as the next, best location for seminars, official business functions and conferences. Panglao Island’s idyllic ambience is perfect for brainstorming, team building and knowledge sharing,” the younger Chusuey said.

Since its soft opening in May, the hotel resort is regularly fully booked.

When asked about the resort’s popularity, the older Chusuey said it also has to do with strategic pricing.

“We offer five star service but our rates are relatively lower. Our end goal is to make our guests happy by letting them experience the Henann brand of service,” he said.

The Henann Group — named aptly as a combination of the names of Henry and his wife, Ann — opened its first hotel in Boracay in 1998.

“From 43 rooms, Boracay Regency now has 302 rooms. We have acquired and build the following properties as well: Henann Garden Resort, Henann Lagoon Resort, plus four more upcoming resorts totalling to 1,289 rooms in Boracay alone by end of 2017,” Chusuey said.

The company will also open four new properties in Boracay.

“We’re currently constructing Henann Prime Beach Resort in Station One. Soon to rise also in Station One is Henann Crystal Sands Resort, which is designed by the architectural firm Palafox Associates. We are also developing Henann Palm Beach Resort in Station Two and on the planning stage is another property along the main road,” he said.

There’s no stopping the Henann Group, indeed, from making its brand accessible to as many local and foreign tourists as possible.












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