The recent expansion in Bataan’s heritage resort, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, is an ostensible strategy to lure the growing MICE market to the Central Luzon peninsula.
Known in the hospitality industry as groups with planned meetings, incentives, conventions and events, MICE tourism is a key factor to a hotel’s existence. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, the 200-room resort by the sea, and the newly built Hotel de Oriente Convention Centre, are major bets of the development’s investors to precisely reel in this particular business.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is currently drumbeating a promotion, dubbed Mice Weekday, to attract this specific market to Bagac, the largest town in Bataan province where the 400-hectare resort is perched.
Rates as low as Php 3,100.00 per person on quad sharing with overnight room accommodation, are on tap, with the use of function room, meals, and spa service thrown in. Those staying for two nights can avail the same inclusions for as low as Php 5,300.00. This exclusive deal is for a minimum of 10 rooms booked and is valid from Sunday to Thursday.
The resort hosted to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit – Bataan Leg in June 2015 when the finance ministers held their functions at the large meeting halls in Hotel de Oriente Convention Centre.
The Bataan International Triathlon was also held at the resort last November (The resort has a beach area to-die-for, ideal for sports and team-building events), as well as a number of camera club activities which capitalized on the stunning sceneries all over the place.