Fairmont, Raffles hotels launched in Makati

Posted at 12/03/2012 10:44 PM | Updated as of 12/03/2012 10:46 PM

MAKATI, Philippines - They were not taking any chances. The Fairmont and Raffles hotels were inaugurated at the auspicious time of 3:33 on December 3.

The launch of the 2 renowned luxury brands by Ayala Land is seen to boost the country's tourism industry.

It's been 18 years since a new hotel opened its doors in Makati.

There are more hotels rising under Ayala Land's renewed foray into the hotel business.

Fernando Zobel, chairman of Ayala Land, said the conglomerate is taking advantage of the favorable business climate in the country.

Raffles Hotels and Resorts operates 8 properties from Singapore, Seychelles to Paris.

Meanwhile, while Fairmont Hotels and Resorts has 60 properties around the globe. - report from Ces Oreña Drilon, ABS-CBN News; ANC