Comeback story: Luneta Hotel now open for business

Now, when we say, "It’s got character," it won’t be a euphemism.


Erika Sauler of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports: "After years of neglect, the Luneta Hotel was relaunched last Friday, May 9, with the installation of a historical marker by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). The hotel’s grand opening, though, is set on June 24 as one of the highlights of Araw ng Maynila." However, the hotel now accepts bookings.


The report went on to note that the Luneta Hotel was the six-story structure was designed by Spanish architect Salvador Farre was built 1919.


The report likewise quoted cultural writer and conservationist Bambi Harper, who had praised the hotel’s "Mansard roof, French windows, carved details, attractive grilles, and studied proportions."


The report also revealed that the Luneta Hotel is now run by the Lacson family of Malabon City. With the guidance of the NHCP, the hotel underwent retrofitting and reconstruction starting in 2008.


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