Saturday, October 4, 2008

THE SLEEPING DURIAN HOTEL

Posted by shierylssi at 8:03 AM

Took this picture while riding home. This is the famous Durian Hotel of Davao City. I remember in high school, we drop by frequently at the bakeshop outside the hotel. There are actually rumors that the hotel has no good foundation after the extension is built, the hotel is foreclosed and worst, it is haunted.hehehe.

I'd rather believe that it was foreclosed and a bank is selling it. Here is a detailed description of the hotel in the ad I saw online. If interested,click the link here.

IMPROVEMENTS:

1. Original 5-Storey Commercial Building: (Floor Area - 1,762 sq.ms.)
Ground floor is utilized as parking lot that can accommodate twelve(12) cars, reception hall, and lobby, and two (2) commercial spaces
2nd Floor used to be divided into offices of the hotel management.
3rd Floor to 5th Floor is partitioned into a total of twenty-two (22) rooms.

2. Annex building (6 Floors) (Floor Area - 4,566 sq.ms.)
- Basement, ground floor and 2nd floor are all utilized as parking area which can accommodate a total sixty (60) cars. The 3rd and 4th Floors are function halls that can accommodate up to 200 persons each. The fifth floor used to be the Grand Ballroom (theatre type function hall).


3. Main Hotel - 12-Storey Building (Floor Area: 10,172 sq.ms.) The Main Hotel building is partitioned as follows:
Floor Use/Amenities
Basement Parking Area, water boiler, exhaust fans
Ground Floor Main kitchen, restaurant, 2 scenic elevators, 1 service elevator
Second Floor Employee cafeteria, stockroom, male/female quarters, employees CRs, locker room, F&B office, Engineering office, medical clinic, chapel, and 2 function rooms (for 60 persons)
Third Floor 1 linen/storage room & 15 guest rooms fully carpeted and with full amenities (refrigerator, TV set, CR, bed(s), sofa, chairs, cabinets, telephone, lamp shades, centralized aircon)
Fourth Floor 1 linen/storage room & 16 guest rooms fully carpeted with full amenities.
Fifth Floor 1 linen/storage room, 2 entertainer’s dressing rooms & 15 guest rooms fully carpeted with full amenities
Sixth Floor 1 linen/storage room & 16 guest rooms fully carpeted with full amenities
Seventh Floor 1 linen/storage room & 16 guest rooms fully carpeted with full amenities
Eight Floor 1 linen/storage room & 16 guest rooms fully carpeted with lighting fixtures and aircon but with no amenities (not utilized)
Ninth Floor 1 linen/storage room & 16 guest rooms partially carpeted with no amenities (not utilized)
Tenth Floor 1 linen/storage room & 16 guest rooms not carpeted with no amenities (not utilized)
Eleventh Floor Only 6 rooms are partitioned but not finished (not utilized)
Twelfth Floor Heroes Bar, Concorde Fuction room with mezzanine, mini gym, swimming pool and male/female bathrooms/CRs.
Roof deck Water tank, motor for elevators and Globe cellsite/office.


Breakdown of number of guest rooms:


Original Building

(5-Storey)

Main Building

(12-storey)

Total

No. of Rooms 22 126* 148**


It is sad to know that the hotel was once a tourist favorite. I really hope that it will be back in business soon. Proposed malls are sprouting everywhere and it would be nice to have a hotel around the area. It would mean more business and employment opportunities.

1 comments:

Mark Daniel said...

Based of what I heard, the reason why durian hotel went closed, due to the Asian economic crisis, and our country was affected. The hotel was sold by a bank. Correct me if I'm wrong. ��

 

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