President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be happy that the enduring Manila Army and Navy Club was purchased by Chinese buyers to be was a lodge.
At the grand opening of the Rizal Park Hotel Wednesday (July 26), Duterte commented that the restored Army and Navy Club appears “prettier than the original one.”
“What is very consoling is that all of the American properties are already in the hands of the Chinese. Very good,” he mentioned.
Duterte lauded Oceanville Hotel and Spa Corp., the corporate behind the Rizal Park Hotel, for endeavor the restoration of the Army and Navy Club although it was expensive.
“By restoring the building’s former grandeur, we are not only preserving a piece of our history but we are also embracing a clear national identity,” he mentioned.
The Army Navy Club served because the hub of the American social life through the US occupation of the Philippines and for a number of years thereafter. It featured swimming swimming pools, banquet halls, eating and consuming amenities and visitor rooms.
Oceanville spent P2.four billion to revive the Army Navy Club and switch it right into a five-star lodge.
The Rizal Park lodge options 74 visitor rooms with a singular, colonial period design, a sky bar and a spa.