Live the hotel life — the SotoGrande way
(The Philippine Star) - January 1, 2016 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines – Iloilo is fast shaping up to be a culturally-rich city that is quickly progressing in all aspects of its development. Here, one can easily find first-rate schools and universities, fully equipped hospitals, trendy malls, upscale hotels and state-of-the-art communications facilities.

The new Iloilo City Airport is just 17-kilometers away from the city center. Remnants of the city’s colorful heritage, meanwhile, can still be seen in old structures along Calle Real and JM Basa streets as well as in Fort San Pedro and in the annual Dinagyang Festival. 

At the helm of this fast-emerging landscape is Sta. Lucia Land Inc. (SLLI), one of the country’s leading real estate developers with over 10,000 hectares of properties in its impressive portfolio. Backed by more than 40 years of experience, the company has been creating quality developments. 

One of the company’s much-anticipated developments in the city that will soon rise within Green Meadows, Iloilo’s first lake community and newest residential landmark, is SotoGrande Iloilo. Derived from the words “soto” (riverside grove) and “grande” (luxurious or majestic), the new condotel combines the best of nature and modern conveniences to bring people the perfect setting for business and leisure living.

A condotel is a condominium development that operates facilities and amenities of a commercial hotel. Here, units are fully furnished and are individually sold to buyers or investors with individual Condominium Certificate of Title (CCT) under the buyer’s name. Units in a condotel are placed under the hotel rental program within 15 years where it is rented out as a regular hotel room.

The SotoGrande Iloilo is a six-story, full-hotel development with a total of 149 hotel units. Conveniently located inside a residential community flanked on four sides by key access roads, SotoGrande Iloilo makes it very convenient for residents to travel from the city proper to Pavia (via the National Highway) on one end, and to Jaro (via the Circumferential Highway) on the other. At the same time, the new development also offers a quiet retreat within the natural setting of a manmade lake and lush green surroundings.

An opus where the beauty of nature and the convenience of city living meet, SotoGrande Iloilo also allows its guests to enjoy special access to the facilities and amenities of Green Meadows. Its country club is complete with a basketball, tennis and badminton courts, as well as a sauna and fitness gym. There’s also the five-hectare Lake Victoria and Paradise Island, which offer a relaxing private retreat with picnic groves and cabanas, along with swimming pools and landscaped gardens.

Moreover, SotoGrande Iloilo offers a host of other hotel amenities such as a lap pool, poolside bar, Jacuzzi area, veranda or viewing deck, and a coffee lounge.

Another quality development of Sta. Lucia Land Inc., SotoGrande Iloilo is the first condotel project of the real estate company in the area. This master-piece allows its guests an opportunity to earn income without hassle. Managed and operated by the Sta. Lucia Hotel Management Group, a subsidiary of SLLI in charge of its leasing, marketing and maintenance, investors are assured of a stress-free investment while realizing maximum income potential from quarterly dividends.

Sta. Lucia Land Inc. recently organized an initial project orientation for SotoGrande Iloilo last Oct. 14. The condotel, which will soon be ready for turnover by the first quarter of 2019, has started excavation in preparation for the building construction on January 2016.

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