Enderun Colleges New Managing Partner of Acacia Hotel Manila

CHMI Hotels and Residences, Inc. (CHRI), appoints leading hospitality management school, Enderun Colleges to manage Acacia Hotel Manila.

MANILA, June 7, 2012…CHMI Hotels and Residences, Inc. is happy to announce Enderun Colleges as its new managing partner for their flagship hotel, Acacia Hotel Manila. Acacia is the newest Filipino luxury hotel to rise in the upscale district of Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa. “Our vision for Acacia is for it to be a proudly 100% Filipino hotel. We believe in the talent and skills that Filipinos have, most especially our incomparable hospitality. This idea was our foundation but at the same time we want to offer world-class services and facilities. We required a partner who would understand and realize that vision. Enderun was top of the list.” A statement released by CHRI President Cheryl Rodriguez-Chua.


Enderun-Acacia Partnership: (L-R): Corporate Holdings Management Inc. President/COO Cheryl Chua, Acacia Hotel Manila General Manage Bobby R. Horrigan, Enderun Colleges Founder and Trustee Jack A. Tuason; and Chairman of Corporate Holdings Management Inc. Noel Gonzales.

Enderun is the leading hospitality management school in the country today that offers courses in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and International Hospitality Management. With its tightly focused curricula and training programs, students are armed with unique set of skills and essential characters to take on leadership roles here and abroad. Highly impressive are Enderun’s increasing global academic partners, such as Les Roches International School of Management in Switzerland, Ducasse Education in France and most recently Thunderbird Online Professional Development in the United States.


“This partnership is perfect for both Enderun Colleges and Acacia Hotel Manila. We found synergies that made perfect sense: Enderun has so much to offer in terms of area expertise, and Acacia is a very prestigious hotel with a vision for excellence. The synergy came naturally,” says Jack A. Tuason, founder and trustee of Enderun Colleges who was also a former general manager of a luxury hotel.  This newly inked partnership will equally benefit both institutions. By taking part in Acacia’s management, students of Enderun will gain a new ground for training which will allow them to apply their acquired skills and knowledge in an actual hotel setting. Likewise, the quality of talent within Enderun will enable the hotel to surmount the constant challenge of recruitment, whether for internship or employment. An integral part of the partnership are Enderun’s exceptional roster of experts, composed of professional and veterans in the industry, who





will work closely with the hotel’s team to apply the latest best practices and researches in the hotel business.


Appointed as the new General Manager of Acacia Hotel Manila is industry veteran Bobby R. Horrigan who is tasked to manage the operations of the 262-room property. “I find it extremely challenging and exciting to be a part of this collaboration. With Acacia and Enderun together, there are just endless possibilities. We have a full understanding of what our goals are. To profit is a given, but together with that we are presented with

the great opportunity to be the best in the local hotel industry because of the resources we have: our experts, our associates, our pool of hoteliers and the property.”

With Enderun Colleges as new partner, Acacia Hotel Manila is bound for greater heights. Geared to change the dining scene in the South are the major gastronomic innovations that will happen in the restaurants. A highly enhanced Guest Services Department is also being developed to further elevate excellence in service. Other than service and facilities, Acacia will also soon embark on it its Corporate Social Responsibility projects.

Acacia Hotel Manila is a 262-room luxury  pproperty of cutting edge interiors and design. It has two dining facilities, one of which is the casual dining restaurant located at its elegant lobby. It offers venues for corporate and social gatherings with its well-equipped Grand Ballroom, outdoor venue, and five function rooms. Other facilities include a swimming pool, travel agency, and helipad. Corporate Holdings Management Inc., (CHMI) through its subsidiary CHMI Hotels and Residences Inc., is the brain behind this new establishment and partnership with the leadership of Noel Gonzales as Chairman.


Acacia Hotel Manila is the newest five star luxury hotel in the South of the metro. It is a homegrown Filipino hotel brand which soft opened October 10, 2011. It is located at the heart of Filinvest Corporate City in Alabang. The property is owned and managed by Corporate Holdings Management Inc. (CHMI) through its subsidiary CHMI Hotels and Residences, Inc. CHMI has over 20 years of experience in both investment banking and property development.  This is their very first hotel venture with 262 guestrooms including suites, a Grand Ballroom, 5 function rooms, an outdoor area, two restaurants, a swimming pool, helipad and more.

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