If there’s one thing that people in the Philippines’s lowland cities want to escape, it’s the brutal tropical heat. During the hot dry season, Filipinos traditionally troop up to the summer capital of the country, Baguio, a mountain city sitting at an elevation of 1,470 meters above sea level. At this altitude, the climate is much cooler, making Baguio one of the few cold climate destinations in the country. Baguio’s average summer temperature is a brisk 24-degree high, while Imperial Manila sweats along at about 33 degrees.
While summer tourists crowd into Baguio City's hotels and B&Bs, soon there will be a nearby alternative. Sonoran Corporation, a subsidiary of Discovery World Corporation, owns a 5.7-hectare mountaintop property located in Benguet capital La Trinidad, just ten minutes away from Baguio City.
It is on this site that Sonoran Corporation is developing “Discovery Benguet,” a 145-key luxury hotel that promises a myriad of possibilities for the local and international traveler. Incorporating authentic and sustainable materials and processes into its build, Discovery Benguet will combine Discovery’s signature hospitality with local touches to create an experience that showcases the best of Benguet culture to its guests. The hotel will feature a huge convention hall with a 300-person capacity, for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions) activities, an outdoor garden banquet space for up to 600 people, and even a wellness center for guests who want a sublime sanctuary experience.
Discovery Benguet will give you a panoramic view of La Trinidad and the vast Cordillera Mountains. Its lush vegetation, vibrant blossoms, and picturesque rivers and springs give the site a postcard-perfect appeal that will make it a mountain resort that is truly a haven for travelers. It is also a stone’s throw away from the strawberry fields that make Benguet a popular destination.
With the efforts of Sonoran Corporation, Discovery Benguet will soon blossom into the perfect mountain escape, an irresistible choice for those who expect only the highest levels of hospitality.