Puerto Princesa claims to be the “greenest and cleanest” city in the Philippines. If you are looking to visit the island of Palawan, consider staying at Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa.
One of the best things about this resort is, it is an attraction in itself, and is also an excellent jump-off point for visiting tourist sites in the area. You might not know that Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa is close to a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. This site is also one of the New7Wonders of Nature and a Ramsar Wetland Site.
Here are 4 other things you don’t know about Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa:
1. It’s Right in the City
A lot of people are surprised to find out that the resort is right in the middle of Puerto Princesa City. Stepping into this Hue Resort will transport you to a surprising vacation spot. It truly gives the best of both worlds, offering a private haven that is minutes away from city conveniences.
2. It has a “Glocal” Design
“Glocal” pertains to global and local considerations. When it comes to the design of Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa, local inspirations and materials were used but as a whole, it appeals to a global audience.
Upon entrance at the Hue Resort, guests will be greeted with a wonderfully-decorated concierge. The floor pattern is reminiscent of mangroves or bakawan while the front desk has a colorful design inspired by Palawan’s hand weaving tradition.
Truly, the resort has picture-perfect corners that will liven up any influencer’s feed. But one of the most instagrammable spots is the roof deck swimming pool, which features a lively banderitas flooring influenced by Filipino fiestas.
3. It’s Designed by a Globally-Recognized Architectural Firm
The glocal design of Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa was achieved, thanks to the help of Architect Jojo Tolentino of AIDEA. The architecture firm AIDEA is included in this year’s Building Design’s World Architecture 100 (only 3 other Philippine companies made it on the list).
Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa’s glocal design is not limited to public facilities of the property. Guests will be happy to find locally-inspired furniture and decor in the resort’s rooms—from the headboard art to the rugs and even the pillows!
4. It has the Only Spanish Restaurant in the City
Chef Gabby Prats proudly operates Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa’s Matiz Restaurant and Tapas Bar. Aside from offering an excellent selection of Spanish dishes such as paella, the restaurant also offers Filipino, American, and Vietnamese favorites.