Nothing quite prepared me for the sights I got to see at the soft opening of the first Swissôtel property in Pampanga.
On the fifth floor of the tallest hotel in the Northern Metro Manila region, I was welcomed by an infinity pool that kisses the Zambales Mountains from my point of view. While everyone was enjoying their wine at Swiss Tropic, a playful poolside bar, I was completely mesmerized by the view – the sun was just setting and the gradually changing lights that illuminate the facade of the 22-storey hotel was perfectly complementing the skies.
Situated in Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone, Swissôtel Clark is positioning itself as a vibrant destination within the evolving city, which is just a two-hour drive from Manila.
The hotel has 1, 270 Premium and Swiss Advantage Rooms now available for booking with the broader hotel complex launching in the last quarter of 2022.
The hotel incorporates a modern take on Swiss design elements and architectural touches, resulting in a space where guests feel at ease while they recharge. A statement wall reflecting the pattern of the Swiss Alps is one of the design highlights in each room. Overlooking the city and its surrounding rolling hills, all rooms feature plenty of natural light, with dramatic sunrise or sunset views.
“The Swissôtel brand is internationally renowned for its high standard of Swiss hospitality that is infused with the freshness and vibrancy of alpine energy. In every detail of the Swissôtel experience, vitality is the key philosophy that focuses on well-being and enjoying a high quality of life,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Accor, Southeast Asia, Japan, and South Korea.
“We are delighted to introduce our first Swissôtel property in the Philippines, which will keep the brand’s promise of promoting quality in life. Swissôtel Clark will offer an inspiring atmosphere, complimented by authentic Filipino charm,” Simmons added.
Swissôtel Clark aims to deliver a range of culinary concepts. Inspired by the roots of Swissôtel, the specialty restaurant, Markt, serves European cuisine and grilled dishes in a colorful market setting. The Atrium serves afternoon tea, snacks, drinks, and cocktails amidst a relaxing atmosphere. The dessert bar, Oma’s, satisfies the sweet tooth with freshly baked pastries and signature ice cream in a playful and dynamic setting.
From Q2 2022, diners will be able to experience the modern twist of classic Italian cuisine at Ristorante Di Verona in an Italian-inspired indoor space or alfresco. Homemade pasta and wood-fired oven pizza can be enjoyed with a fine selection of wines from around the world.
Well-being is an integral part of the Swissôtel Clark experience. Pürovel Spa & Sport is an approach to wellness inspired by the Alpine seasons and the four stages of natural vitality. Pürovel Sport features high-quality gym equipment. Set to open in Q3 2022, the Pürovel Spa will provide a range of revitalizing treatments. In addition, guests can choose to relax by the infinity pool overlooking the lush mountains. Other facilities include a kid’s pool, the Swiss Executive Lounge, and five meeting rooms.
“Perfect for families, leisure, and business travelers, our intelligently designed guest rooms, variety of culinary offerings, and exciting facilities make the hotel a destination in and of itself. The hotel will offer a relaxing base for all travelers to explore the very best that Clark has to offer,” said Tarek Auoini, General Manager of Swissôtel Clark.
Swissôtel Clark is located inside the Clark Freeport Zone, three kilometers away from Clark International Airport and 113 kilometers away from Manila International Airport. The hotel is near many golf courses and tourist attractions such as the Clark Museum, Aqua Planet Water Park, Dinosaur Island, Puning Hot Spring, Mount Arayat National Park, and Walking Street.
For more information, please visit Swissotel.com/clark.