Set in the bustling city of General Santos City, Robinsons Hotels and Resorts’ newest and very first 4-star local brand Grand Summit Hotels held its soft opening last October 13, 2021. The intimate event was attended by Robinsons Land Corporation’s (“RLC”) President and CEO, Mr. Frederick D. Go, Robinsons Hotels and Resort’s (“RHR”) Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager, Mr. Arthur Gindap, Group General Manager, Ms. Annalyn Yap, Group Director of Sales and Marketing, Ms. Joy de Mesa, and government officials, South Cotabato 1st District Representative Congresswoman Shirlyn Bañas – Nograles, General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera and First Lady Mrs. Jane Rivera. Adhering to the safety and security protocols set by the city, only the hotel and casino’s employees, and PAGCOR officials were present during the ceremony. A simple luncheon took place at the hotel’s all-day restaurant, Café Summit, right after the blessing presided by Fr. Ricky Legario.
Grand Summit Hotel is the smart choice for travelers who are looking for more than just a place to stay. More than a destination, Grand Summit Hotel offers an experience. With its distinctly “Filipino” warmth and flair coupled with intuitive and personalized service, the hotel aims to build meaningful connections with its guests. Every touchpoint of your stay is as unforgettable as the beauty and warmth of GenSan and its people.
Arthur Gindap, Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager of Robinsons Hotels and Resorts said, “We, at Robinsons Hotels and Resorts, remain steadfast in our vision of extending our brand of hospitality and service all throughout the country and beyond. Ours is a vision built on a tradition of solidarity and perseverance, and this is what the Grand Summit stands for – a brand that can withstand the weathers of the highs and lows of economies – always at the forefront of what hotel service ought to be.”
Dine in style every day at the Grand Summit Hotel, and enjoy a wide range of cuisines at Café Summit. The all-day dining restaurant brings the best of the region to give you a dining experience unlike any other. Situated in the Tuna Capital of the Philippines – General Santos City, Café Summit does not only offer this local favorite but provides a variety of choices from regional delicacies to international cuisines, catering to the different tastes and preferences of its guests. Apart from the exquisite dishes, they also boast of its signature drinks such as Whisper of the Hill, Summit Lady and Mango de Papa. For intimate gatherings, business luncheons or any exclusive dining, private dining is available for the guests’ convenience.
With multiple function rooms and a ballroom, Grand Summit Hotel is the ideal venue for business meetings, exhibits, training and social gatherings. Function rooms can conveniently accommodate up to 30 guests while the spacious, pillarless and elegantly-designed Grand Summit Ballroom can comfortably fit up to 500 guests (banquet set-up) and 700 guests (theatre set-up). Each room are equipped with top-of-the-line audio-visual and technical facilities to make your event a success.
Grand Summit Hotel also puts convenience and leisure at its priority. The hotel offers leisure facilities including a spa, gym, and a swimming pool. Guests can enjoy the pool and suite facilities by December 2021 while the Grand Summit Ballroom, spa, and fitness center are scheduled to be open by 2nd quarter of 2022.
How safe is it to travel in the time of the pandemic?
Robinsons Hotel and Resorts and Grand Summit Hotel understand the concerns of its guests when traveling in the new normal. Robinsons Hotel and Resorts implement safety protocols in every touch point from pre-arrival to post-departure to ensure a worry-free and safe experience for all guests.
Grand Summit Hotel General Santos follows the Circle of Clean (COC) protocol, which is modeled after the World Health Organization’s hygiene and cleanliness standards as well as the Department of Health New Normal protocol. Aside from common precautions seen in almost every establishment today, the COC has extra safety measures including a seamless online check-in, luggage disinfection upon check-in and checkout, COC ambassadors stationed in common areas ready to assist, and also rigorously conducts effective food handling hygiene.
“This is not a mere hotel opening for us and the residents of General Santos, but a testament of the wonderful things to expect in the coming days here in our beloved city.” states Annalyn Yap, Group General Manager of Summit and Go Hotels