Apo View Hotel: 70 Years of Luxury and Heritage

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Davao’s pride, Apo View Hotel, is celebrating its 70th founding anniversary. The premier hotel not only boasts of first class amenities and stunning views, but also a rich and colorful past that has endeared it to the hearts of Davaoeños.

Seven decades after the hotel first opened its doors, Apo View Hotel commemorates its humble beginnings by looking forward to the future by introducing innovations to meet the demands of the younger generation. Now managed by Global Comfort Group Corporation (GCGC), one of the country’s largest and fastest growing hotel chains, Apo View wants to accommodate the needs of millennials and other tourists who travel to Davao in search of adventure or relaxation.

“Apo View isn’t just a hotel. It’s your second home. Wherever you came from—Manila, Cebu, or overseas, expect that you will be treated well at Apo View. We’ve housed families, companies, big and small groups for reunions, events, and gatherings. Our guests have come back time and again because we offer them security, privacy, and excellent service. We will certainly be around for more decades to come because at Apo View, history is made everyday” said Laurence “Louie” Pena, the new chief operating officer leading the Apo View Hotel team.

Established in 1948, Apo View is the first hotel that was built in Davao City and also the second oldest hotel in the Philippines. It is strategically situated at the heart of the bustling Central Business District (CBD) of Davao City. Its rich history transcended to decades of quality service and unmatched hospitality for travelers.

The Apo View management is working to usher a new age in the lodging industry by modernizing the hotel’s facilities, improving service, and by adding an international flair to the food they offer. Of course, the signature Davao touch will be always be there—a reminder of Apo View’s unique brand of hospitality.

Guests at the hotel are treated to a total cultural experience which highlights the heritage and traditions of Davao. Additionally, having the majestic Mt. Apo as your backdrop makes special occasions truly more memorable.

Access to Davao Attractions
As Davao’s most prestigious business hotel, Apo View offers 182 well-appointed rooms that cater to various price points. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, dual-temperature shower, LED TV with cable channels, chiropractic beds and hypoallergenic pillows, room safety deposit boxes and free Wi-Fi connection.

Guests can also take a dip at the hotel pool at the 3rd level. For added convenience, the hotel provides valet service and backup generator systems to ensure constant electricity no matter what.

The weary traveler seeking respite from work or business can take advantage of spa services or in-room massages. Apo View also extends additional services such as travel arrangements, airport transfers, wake-up calls and tour packages to local and foreign tourists.

Because of its strategic location, only 30 minutes from the Francisco Bangoy International Airport, and 20 minutes away from Santa Ana Pier Terminal, Apo View is a great jump off point for treks or adventure tours. Famous attractions include the Davao Crocodile Farm, the Philippine Eagle Center and Outland Adventure Park which houses Asia’s Longest Zipline.

First Class Dining
Apo View Hotel is also known for its sumptuous food and mouth-watering delicacies. For decades, it has been the go-to place for banquets and special occasions because it has mastered both continental fare and Davao specialties.

The Hotel also offers a wide selection of local and international cuisine available at the hotel’s all-day dining buffet restaurant located at the lobby, at Café Josefina, at the Blue Room, and at Davao’s oldest Casino, the Casino Filipino Players Club. Aside from the three restaurants, the hotel also offers a full-service 24-hour in room dining. Each of the restaurants feature international comfort food classics served in a modern way alongside the best local dishes that Davao City has to offer.

Function rooms can house between 30 and 1,200 guests and are always booked well in advance.

Supporting Davao Tourism
Tourism has always been one of Davao’s strengths. Now more than ever, tourists are flocking to Davao to explore nature, immerse in culture and festivities, and see various attractions. The city is expecting an influx of more than 200,000 tourists for the Kadayawan Festival happening on the third week of August.

Apo View Hotel sees the festival as an opportunity for guests to experience Davao’s heritage and traditions as well as the top-notch accommodations offered by the hotel.

See and experience what Davao has to offer. Book your next vacation and stay at Apo View Hotel.

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