Sara lauds eco-friendly Blue Lotus Hotel
January 13, 2020 - Monday 6:01 PM by Judy QuirosBlue Lotus Hotel president Amparo Policarpio (second from left) leads the ribbon cutting at the grand opening. Joining her are (from left) councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, DCIPC Chief April Dayap, and DOT 11 Regional Director Tanya Rabat-Tan.
DAVAO CITY -- Investors build business establishments primarily for profit, but only a few remember the importance of the environment-friendliness aspect of their businesses.
Blue Lotus Hotel, a homegrown hotel along Quimpo Boulevard which had its grand opening on January 5, is among the few establishments designed to be eco-friendly. The hotel harnesses solar power and harvests rainwater for its use. And aside from using LED lighting, it is also built with the high-tech and energy-saving VRV air condition system that self regulates and personalizes guests cooling preference.
A group photo with the huge painting of blue lotus flowers at the hotel's lobby.
Mayor Sara Duterte commended the hotel’s president, Amparo Policarpio, for bringing into Davao City an establishment with environment-friendly amenities.
In her message read on her behalf by Davao City Investment and Promotion Center (DCIPC) chief April Dayap at the hotel’s grand opening, the mayor said the use of solar and motion censor lights as well as DENR-approved rainwater shower systems “are testaments that your facility is truly world-class. The lotus flower symbolizes purity, real initiatives set as inspiration for our establishments in the city and country to embrace an eco-friendly facility.”
Davao City bloggers and members of the media at The View Restobar and Sky View Restaurant for cocktails during the grand opening.
Blue Lotus Hotel offers 130 brand new rooms with WIFI access. Its eight function rooms can accommodate up to 400 people and are equipped with meeting facilities and technological support.
Guests at the opening were offered cocktails at the hotel’s Sky View Restaurant and The View Restobar that offer local and international cuisine and beverages while enjoying the ambiance of an overlooking view.
The Sky View Restaurant
Another restaurant, The Laut Seafood Palace, serves a potpourri of Malaysian, Chinese, and Malay dishes while the wellness of the guests are taken care of with the swimming pool, fitness gym, and wellness spa center.
Policarpio said it is their first time to venture into the hotel business since the family has been engaged in the manufacturing and export business for the longest time. This is why Policarpio asked for the public’s understanding should there be some shortcomings in the hotel’s operation. Nonetheless, she assured the guests that Blue Lotus Hotel would be their home away from home.
“We aim to make our hotel our guests’ home in Davao where they can create and bring with them fond memories,” Policarpio said in her brief talk at the opening.
Other guests at the grand opening included City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang who represented Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, Presidential Commission for Urban Poor Commissioner Norman Baloro, Department of Tourism 11 regional director Tanya Rabat Tan, former city vice mayor Bernard Al-ag, European Chamber of Commerce chair Antonio Peralta, former city vice mayor Luis Bonguyan, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board chair Martin Delgra, and a number of personalities from the business sector. Photos by Blue Lotus Hotel
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