DAVAO CITY – A luxurious beach resort is planning to build a convention facility in the Island Garden City of Samal, its official said.
General Manager Josu Mikel Villaverde of the Pearl Farm Beach Resort said the facility could accommodate about 300 people.
Villaverde, in a Philippine Information Agency dispatch, said the facility will be “designed by renowned architectural firm Manosa and Associates.” At present the resort has no indoor facility of its kind.
The convention center is part of a P200 million to P300 million development plan of the resort which is located in Barangay Kaputian in the Island Garden City of Samal.
Aside from the convention center, the resort will be building more rooms, renovation of existing ones, expansion of the kitchen, a new floating restaurant and brand-new trimarans to transport guests from the Davao City mainland.
Meanwhile, Villaverde also reacted to the kidnapping incident at the Holiday Oceanview Hotel where three foreigners and a Filipina were taken by armed men who are allegedly allied with the Abu Sayyaf Group.
He said they had six to seven cancellations after the incident, but added “there were more cancellations because of the typhoon in Manila than because of the kidnapping incident.” (davaotoday.com)