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Discovery Shores
Source: Manila Bulletin
Author: *
Date: 2006-10-11
DISCOVERY Shores Boracay will redefine benchmarks in luxury accommodation in the resort island of Boracay as it formally opens in February 2007. Significantly, it will also herald the confident and dynamic expansion of HSAI-Raintree’s Discovery brand of hotels and resorts in the country.

"We are delighted to add a third property on the heels of our successful ventures in Ortigas and in Tagaytay," said Annabelle Wisniewski, president of HSAI-Raintree Management Company.

Discovery Shores Boracay pursues the same elevated measure of service and unique design concept initiated by Discovery Suites in Ortigas and Discovery Country Suites in Tagaytay, combining old world hospitality with new world chic in a shimmering tropical sanctuary.

Created to be the best on the island, Discovery Shores is a sprawling beachfront property that includes 88 luxurious guestrooms and a world-class spa facility overlooking the beach. Located on the island’s extremely popular and exclusive Station 1, the resort boasts of exquisite guestrooms and facilities designed by Budji Layug + Royal Pineda Architecture Planning and Interior Design.

The spacious suites – ranging from 41 to 122 square meters – make them the most luxurious accommodations in Boracay. The amenities in the guest rooms best exemplify the lavish Discovery Shores experience: large, comfortable beds; shower rooms that overlook rock gardens; an inviting Jacuzzi in the one/two bedroom units; private decks that offer a breathtaking view of the 14meter high waterfall and the resort’s landscape; and little touches that speak of the bon vivant lifestyle that Discovery Shores Boracay has to offer.

W.V. Coscolluela & Associates, a Manila-based architecture firm, incorporated Boracay’s natural surroundings into the interior spaces. The sand, chrome and wood edifice reflect the dominant colors of the island. Wide windows offer a nearly panoramic view of the surrounding scenery and some bathroom windows open to private pocket gardens of lush greens.

Discovery Shores’ main facilities include the Sands Restaurant, the Sandbar beach bar, the Quicksand pool bar, Sand Box kiddie lounge, Shorelines gift shop, Discovery Shores Spa operated by the world renowned Mandala Spa, an infinity pool, swimming pool, and recreation room. Water sports enthusiasts can indulge in windsurfing, parasailing, waterskiing, scuba diving and snorkeling.

Discovery Shores’ membership in the discriminating Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) commits it to a stringent standard of excellence. "We are the first hotel in the Philippines to be a member of SLH – a very select collection of prime hotels," said Jose Parreño, the resort’s general manager. In any SLH hotel or resort, guests are guaranteed an unsurpassed level of quality, service and luxury. SLH properties also commits to responsible environmental, social and economic practices. With this, the management hopes to create jobs and benefit small businesses, preserve protected areas, and increase awareness of local culture and traditions.


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