Antonio L. Cabangon’s Group of Hotels

Antonio L. Cabangon Chua was one of the wealthiest businessmen in the Philippines during the 90s. Unbeknownst to many, his life was a rags-to-riches story. Born to a middle-class family who became poor, he rose again to unprecedented levels of wealth due to a combination of luck, hard work, and determination.

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Although ALC, as he was often called, ventured into many different industries in the Philippines, we’d like to look deeper into his involvement in the hospitality industry. He owned four hotels, namely Citystate Tower Hotel, Cherry Blossoms Hotel, Manila Grand Opera Hotel, and Citystate Asturias Hotel. The first three are city hotels in Metro Manila, while the last one is a hotel in Palawan.

Citystate’s Superior Queen Room (top) is good for a maximum of 3 adults and 2 children. The 2-Level Suite of Cherry Blossoms (bottom) is spacious enough for a family of 4 or 5.

Citystate Tower Hotel and Cherry Blossoms Hotel are both located in Ermita, Manila. Both offer great standard accommodations at affordable prices. Citystate Tower Hotel has 214 guest rooms, with options for solo travelers to groups of 5 pax. Currently, Citystate Tower Hotel has several promos, one of which is the Standard Room Sale. For as low as PHP 2,150 nett per night, you get a Standard Room and buffet breakfast to go along with it.

Cherry Blossoms Hotel
Cherry Blossoms Hotel’s staff is always ready to assist you.

On the other hand, Cherry Blossoms Hotel features great facilities that you can use for your next event. With a banquet hall and several function rooms, free Wi-Fi, currency exchange, and massage services, you can definitely relax or work in this hotel to your heart’s desire. For those who wish to have a staycation for a great price, you can book Cherry Blossoms Hotel’s Premium Room Sale package until December 2017. Limited rooms are available for booking, and the deal comes with breakfast, as well.

Manila Grand Opera Hotel
Manila Grand Opera Hotel is a good accommodation choice when you want to see the city’s historical sites. Photo from

Manila Grand Opera Hotel has the best location of the three. Located in Sta. Cruz, Manila, it is right across the Doroteo Jose LRT station, which makes is easily accessible to commuters. Major destinations in Manila are also near the hotel. Go on a date with your significant other at the Manila Ocean Park, stroll around Luneta Park and Intramuros, or watch a show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. For travelers who want a no-frills stay, you may avail of the Room Only promo, which goes for as little as PHP 1,900 per night!

Citystate Asturias Palawan

Last but not the least, Citystate Asturias Hotel is truly a haven for the adventurous tourist who wishes to explore the beauty of Palawan. This hotel can also be a foodie haven, as various delectable dishes are available from the Pescados Restaurant, Scenario Bar, or the Lobby Café. Apart from this, the hotel offers airport transfers, valet parking, swimming facilities, and entertainment facilities such as a KTV room, table tennis, and billiard tables. Among Citystate Asturias Hotel’s offers, the most affordable one is their Room Only package, which goes for PHP 1,800 per night – for two persons!

Indeed, we can consider ALC a great entrepreneur with outstanding business acumen as even after his death, his four hotels continue to prosper and live on.

For other deals and promotions, please check out each hotel’s respective websites as follows: Citystate Tower Hotel, Cherry Blossoms Hotel, Manila Grand Opera Hotel, and Citystate Asturias Hotel.

*Promo details and policies may change without prior notice, but published information at the time of booking will still be honored.