MANILA, Philippines – Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts Corp. (AHRC) celebrated several construction milestones in December as it gears up the development of Kukun hotels, the country’s first chain of urban lifestyle hotels. Within the same month, Kukun BGC (Bonifacio Global City) and Kukun Cagayan de Oro topped off, while Kukun Nuvali broke ground a day after.

Kukun hotels will blend the best qualities of branded, businessman and boutique hotels, thereby bringing a signature experience for its guests. The initial Kukun hotels will only have 150-200 rooms, allowing for a warmer, more intimate hotel experience. Rooms are stylish but cozy and selected suites will have kitchenettes for longer staying guests.

Kukun hotels will house contemporary business facilities, such as an e-lounge, an executive lounge, meeting/function rooms, and will have WiFi connectivity all throughout the hotel. Amenities for relaxation and recreation, such as a swimming pool, fitness gym, restaurant and roof deck bar/lounge will also be provided. A unique feature is the 3-in-1 lobby that serves as a reception area with a coffee shop, bar and e-lounge, making it an ideal venue for both business and social activities. The newest addition, Kukun Nuvali, will also be serving leisure travelers who enjoy the outdoors as well as families seeking an accessible weekend getaway destination. Its location by the lake contributes to the hotel’s resort-like ambiance. Kukun hotels showcase an understated, elegant interior design style by C.T. Onglao Architects, making it a wise choice for the savvy traveler.

Kukun BGC, the first in this series of urban lifestyle hotels, is expected to open its doors to guests in the 3rd quarter of 2012. Kukun Cagayan de Oro and Kukun Davao, respectively integrated within the master-planned mixed-use properties Centrio and Abreeza, are expected to be operational in the 4th quarter of 2012. Kukun Nuvali is scheduled to open in the 4th quarter of 2013. All Kukun hotels shall bring a new hospitality experience in all its locations and are foreseen to be the preferred hotels in their respective areas.