Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Joins Historic Hotels Worldwide
September 14, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan joins Historic Hotels Worldwide, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (USA) for recognising and celebrating the finest historic hotels around the globe.
Historic Hotels Worldwide promotes heritage and cultural travel by featuring a prestigious collection of treasures including historic hotels and other quintessential lodging across the globe.
“We are delighted to induct Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, a heritage community resort built in 2000 to Historic Hotels Worldwide.” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We welcome Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Mr. Jerry Acuzar, and leadership team into Historic Hotels Worldwide.”
For a property to be selected to join this group of historical lodging association, it must be at least 75 years old. They consider those places that have served as the former home of famous persons or have been a significant location for an event in history. It is a plus factor to be located in or within walking distance to a historic district a landmark or a notable city center. Ideally, the site should be recognised by a local preservation organization or national trust. The display of historic memorabilia, artwork, photography, and other examples of its legacy would be a vital factor.
Not many are given the chance to be featured in this well-respected website. Truly a milestone, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar sets itself apart as a property that not only caters to travellers and locals alike, but moreover, serves as a tribute to the rich architectural history of the Philippines. Each building in the compound has been created from blueprints of historical sites and structures around the country, creating a fairytale-like location for those who want to immerse themselves in the glory of the hispanic-era Philippines.
“We (at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar) are more than honoured to be the first resort in the Philippines inducted into this prestigious organization through our efforts of bringing the best of Filipino heritage and culture to the world.
We are also very delighted to be nominated as one of the Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotels in Asia & the Pacific alongside Alsisar Haveli in India, Sofitel Legend Metropole in Vietnam, Laxmi Niwas Palace in India, Hotel New Grand in Japan, and The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.”
With this, we will continue to showcase local craftsmanship and the warmth of hospitality that Filipinos are known for,” says Erwin Dona, Director of Brand Marketing.
This destination is rich in history and architectural integrity. Since the year 2000, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar’s sprawling 400-hectare land has been undergoing development. At present, 26-hectares have been developed and is being used as a space for the resort’s growing heritage community.
The resort opened its doors to the public in the year 2010 and has been giving its local and international guests a memorable taste of Filipino ingenuity.
The heritage community’s architecture continues to amaze its visitors as its intricacy and immortal beauty. By doing this, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar maintains its goal of maintaing the beauty of the past, as we hope for the future.
For more information, visit lascasasfilipinas.com or call 332.5286 or 332.5338.
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