March 18, 2024 3 min read


Subic Freeport Welcomes New Convention Resort and Casino

The massive project has a price tag of $300 million and will be built by the globally recognizable hospitality group, Accor International

Across the globe, integrated resorts offer premium hospitality, entertainment and gaming experiences. Large-scale resorts, bringing amenities such as luxury hotel accommodation, dining and shopping outlets, as well as casino gambling and recreational activities provide economic stimulus and boost the visitations for regions where they are located. One such large-scale project will be the first integrated resort in Subic Bay, the Philippines.

The integrated resort involves an investment of a whopping $300 million and is expected to significantly boost tourism and attract more visitors to the popular vacation destination. The globally-recognizable hospitality company, Accor International Group, is behind the new integrated resort project. For this region in particular, the company will operate under Subic Sun Convention Resort and Casino, Inc., and will be involved in the construction of the world-class integrated resort.

The world-class integrated complex will offer the Ibis Styles Subic and Mercure Subic hotels. While Ibis Styles is a part of Accor’s economy properties, Mercure is a part of its midscale segment. The opening of the resort is planned for 2025 and will be completed in several phases.

Besides luxury accommodation, the $300-million project will offer a wide range of shopping outlets, an exhibition and convention hall, different restaurants and a casino as well. Both Ibis Styles Subic and Mercure Subic are expected to welcome their first visitors at some point in 2026. While Ibis Styles will feature 175 hotel rooms, the midscale property, Mercure Subic is planned to offer 250 luxury hotel rooms.

Accor Continues to Grow Its Global Footprint

Currently, Accor is famous as the largest hospitality group in Europe. Besides across Europe, the company has a strong presence on a global scale. Accor’s assets include properties in more than 110 countries across the globe with nearly 5,600 properties. Besides economy and midscale, the company offers premium and luxury hospitality destinations.

A world-class integrated leisure and convention center will be constructed in progressive phases, encompassing a six-hectare property that will feature an integrated resort casino complex and five-star resort hotels.

Pablo Edgardo T. Puyat, chairman and president at Subic Sun Convention Resort and Casino

Pablo Edgardo T. Puyat, Subic Sun Convention Resort and Casino’s chairman and president, who was recently quoted by Subic News Link, confirmed the company’s intention to complete the first phase of the resort with the opening of amenities in 2025. He spoke about the shops and facilities the Ibis Styles Subic and Mercure Subic are expected to offer. Finally, Puyat said that amenities for the $300 million project are going to be introduced via a phased approach.


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