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More ‘luck’ in Binondo with new Megaworld hotel

April 26, 2019

Established in 1594, Binondo in Manila is dubbed the oldest Chinatown in the world. The district best showcases Chinese culture through busy enterprises, authentic dishes and grand holiday celebrations.

A destination on its own, it is no wonder accommodations have been popping up in this area to serve various kinds of visitors.

The P750-million Hotel Lucky is the newest luxury accommodation at the heart of the world’s oldest Chinatown.

The latest one to open its doors is Hotel Lucky Chinatown, property giant Megaworld Corporation’s eighth hotel development — following the successful openings of seven hotels under the property developer’s multiple brands. These are Richmonde, Belmont, Savoy and Twin Lakes.

“Binondo holds a special place in my heart. Here, I saw people work hard to be successful in their businesses. It inspired me all those years ago and continues to inspire me today,” Megaworld Chairman and President Andrew Tan noted during the grand launch of the hotel.

The homegrown hotel brand boasts contemporary interiors in contrast to Binondo’s old, charming vibe.

Contemporary meets vintage

Aesthetically, the hotel takes pride in its contemporary design that creates balancing contrast to the old and charming vibe of Binondo.

“Our idea is to blend modernity with Binondo’s heritage. While Hotel Lucky Chinatown features a modern contemporary design, the moment our guests get out of the hotel, they will feel the culture that is truly Chinatown. We want to provide that distinction so the experience becomes richer,” explained Jeremy Russell Go, the hotel’s resident manager.

Cafe de Chinatown and Zabana Bar comprise the hotel’s F & B options.

The P750-million homegrown hotel brand also offers functionality and comfort in its 93 rooms and suites ranging from Standard Queen, Standard Twin, Junior Suite and Executive Suite.

Gastronomic adventurers surely get satisfied in the hotel’s own all-day dining restaurant, the Café de Chinatown. It is managed and operated by the Raintree Group of Companies, same company that owns and operates Terraz and Chelsea Kitchen, among others.

For those who want wellness treats, there is the Zabana Bar, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, and Fitness Center.

Hotel Lucky Chinatown resident manager Jeremy Go, Megaworld Corporation chief operating officer Lourdes Gutierrez-Alfonso, Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Megaworld Corporation chief strategy officer Kevin Tan and Global One Hotel Inc. managing director Raymundo Melendres break open a giant fortune cookie at the hotel’s grand launch.

The hotel caters to different functions as well, with a spacious, high-ceiling Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 350 guests in banquet setting, and can be divided into three smaller ballrooms. It also has a boardroom and three meeting rooms for smaller groups.

Finally, Hotel Lucky Chinatown offers convenience what with its direct connection to Lucky Chinatown Mall via footbridge.

“We take great pride in continuing to bring more excitement here in the ‘world’s oldest Chinatown’ with the opening of Hotel Lucky Chinatown. With the hotel directly connected to Manila Chinatown’s biggest mall, guests can savor the distinct, dynamic vibe of the Chinatown culture as they enjoy the sights and sounds of this bustling hub,” Go finally noted.

The property has 93 well appointed rooms and suites.

Club Access privileges

Members of Club Access — membership privilege program for Megaworld Hotels — already may enjoy the perks, privileges, and discounts in this new property.

Located along Reina Regente, Hotel Lucky Chinatown is just a few minutes away from Manila’s historic and cultural sites such as Intramuros, Manila City Hall and the National Museum.

It is also just around 40 minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Resorts World Manila, and the Makati Central Business District; and just 30 minutes away from the bustling Entertainment City and Manila Bay area in Parañaque and Pasay.

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