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La Corona de Lipa completes upgrade
Source: Manila Bulletin
Author: *
Date: 2006-05-24
In response to Department of Tourismís call on tourism stakeholders to invest on more hotel and resorts infrastructures and facilities particularly rooms to meet the demand of targeted three million foreign tourists this year, Hotel La Corona de Lipa (HLCL) has announced the completion of its renovation and expansion project.

Only a 90-minute drive from Makati, the HLCL combines resort, hotel and restaurant facilities of the La Corona Group of properties managed by Best Westerns.

The ISO 9001:200-certified hotel boasts of over 40 fully air-conditioned rooms, two function rooms, a comfy barcum-restaurant called Caffeine Plus, and 8 elegantly-designed family KTV Music Zones that offer over 2,000 song selections in Korean, Chinese, English, and Filipino languages.

The hotelís well-appointed De Luxe, Standard as well as Junior and Family Suite rooms are patterned after worldclass quality hotel standards worldwide that includes basic amenities like pipedin music, free mailing service, in-room data port (the only hotel in Lipa right now that has 24/7 dial-up connection), NDD/IDD telephone access, 24-hour room service, and a steady power supply. Each room is also equipped with cable TV connection featuring 33 in-house movie channels as well as bathrooms with hot & cold running water, plus a swimming pool and the usual sports & recreation room with darts, table tennis and billiards.

Hotel La Corona de Lipa is now also a favorite watering hole of some of the countryís famous talk show hosts, teen stars, TV movie celebrities, basketball stars and even political figures. A number of celebrity guests who have actually been to the hotel were Ethel Booba of "Extra Challenge," teen stars Carlo and Mico of "Gimik," as well as Cheryl Cosim (MUB), TV stars Sylvia Sanchez and Lucky Manzano, singing sensation Aiza Seguerra and a number of players from PBA-champion teams like Red Bull, Shell, and crowd-favorite Ginebra.

Conveniently located along Laurel highway in Pilahan, Sabang, Lipa City, Hotel La Corona de Lipa is practically just a few meters away from the official residence of tinseltownís "Star for All Seasons," Lipa City Mayor Vilma Santos.

The new SM Lipa-Batangas mall thatís being erected in front of the hotel makes it all the more convenient for corporate travelers and their families to attend business meetings in the morning, then enjoy the mallís various leisure offerings in the evening.

For those who would like to enjoy a round of golf with their friends at Mt. Malarayat, watch a car race at the Batangas Racing Circuit, learn scuba diving at nearby Anilao beach, take a pilgrimage to the famous Marian apparition site of Carmel Church, or simply relax and enjoy some quiet time in Tagaytay, Hotel La Corona de Lipa is recommended as the best dug-out and take-off point prior to any of these activities.
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