Tune Hotels, a sister company of leading budget airline Air Asia, was launched in the Philippines this week with a P188 room offer for its initial branches in Angeles City (opening in 10 February 2012 with 165 rooms), followed by Cebu City (24 February 2012, 150 rooms) and Ermita, Manila (9 March 2012, 167 rooms).
To avail of the P188 room offer, log on to www.tunehotels.com from now until December 16 2011. The promo rates are available on a first come, first served basis, for stay periods commencing with the opening date of Tune Hotel Ermita, Cebu & Angeles City up to 30 November 2012.
Ever the excited hotel user, I tried booking with the Tune Hotels website and was glad to see that I can get a room for as low as P188. Clicking the Next button greeted me with this window:
It dawned on me that the P188 room promo was for the room only and I had to pay extra to use other amenities. But at P420 per night to have an Executive Package with 12 hours of aircon, 24 hour TV, 24 hour wi-fi, towel and toiletries…. it wasn’t so bad 😀
P188 for the room plus P420 for the other amenities plus tax…. my total bill amounted to P651.24.
In his official statement, Mark Lankester, Group CEO of Tune Hotels said: “The Philippines is an important market for Tune Hotels. With the rise of budget travel packages from airlines and increase in business travels, there’s a high demand for no-fuss hotels that would provide affordable, safe, clean, convenient and comfortable accommodations and that’s precisely what Tune Hotels is all about.”
Tune Hotels has successfully pioneered a branded value hotel brand with the concept of pay-as-you-use that has become hugely popular among travelers from across the world. Under the concept, guests only pay for room rates with the option of adding on other amenities like towels & toiletries, air-conditioning, in-room wifi and satellite TV service at selected hotels.
Apart from enjoying great value, great savings at Tune Hotels, guests can also enhance their benefits and privileges by becoming a member of the BIG loyalty programme, of which Tune Hotels is a partner. BIG is a global loyalty programme that has just been launched, allowing card members to accumulate points when travelling and shopping with BIG partners worldwide, and redeem the accumulated points for exciting rewards including flight seats on the world’s best low cost carrier, AirAsia. More information on BIG is available at www.tune2big.com.
Apart from Angeles City, Cebu and Ermita, Manila, Tune Hotels also plans to expand to the following key Philippine cities: Makati, Cagayan de Oro City and Ortigas. By 2013, another branch is scheduled to open in Quezon City, totaling to seven Tune Hotels in the Philippines for the next two years alone.
If you’re planning to travel to other countries, Tune Hotels’ rooms in other countries are also on offer. Rooms in Malaysia will go from RM10 per night while rates for Bali, Indonesia rooms start from Rp29.000, Thailand (Bt 99) and the UK (GBP 35).