Japanese hotel chain now in Mandaue City
ONE of the biggest hotel chains in Japan is now in Cebu. Promising cleanliness and reliability at a reasonable rate, the Japanese-style business hotel at J Centre Mall is the first Toyoko Inn in the Philippines.Toyoko Inn has 54,000 guest rooms in Japan, Korea, Cambodia, and Germany and will also open in France and the US this year. As it values relationships with local communities, it generally asks the landowner—in this case, Everjust Realty development Corp.—to build the hotel. Then the chain runs its business by renting the building, thereby allowing it to get accustomed to the local community. Toyoko Inn hires locals for its staff. It has employed 170 Cebuanos for this branch.
“The rooms here are the most efficient I have seen. For a small space, it has everything—a safe, a fridge, good-quality bed with enough space underneath for your luggage—and all toilets have a bidet,” said Justin Uy, chairman of Everjust.
Maiko Kuroda, president and chief executive officer of Toyoko Inn Co. Ltd. also bared plans to open five to 10 more Toyoko Inns in the country in the next 10 years.
Number of Cebuanos hired to work at Toyoko Inn in Mandaue City.
/ CASSANDRA C. POCULAN