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Image: Xenia Hotel Website
One of the most well-known areas in Central Luzon is Clark, Pampanga. Besides being a good jump-off point to various destinations in the country, Clark is also famous for its delectable cuisines, awesome attractions, and accessibility. The province of Pampanga itself is a host of unique events such as the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the Giant Lantern Festival, attracting more and more tourists in the place.
Still, it could be surprising to know that there are also numerous hotels in Clark that offer a one-of-a-kind staycation experience. These establishments were temporarily closed due to the pandemic, but now that restrictions were eased, they are slowly opening their doors once more to guests. Hotels are finally allowed to welcome tourists and locals again, but not without the implementation of strict safety protocols. If you’re planning to explore Clark soon, then here’s a list of hotels in Clark where you can stay safely!
Location:4030 C.M. Recto Highway, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga
Take a peek inside Xenia Hotel’s Twin Deluxe Room.
Image: Xenia Hotel Website
Nestled at the heart of Clark Freeport Zone, Xenia Hotel is home to 200 cozy guest rooms. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a big group, the hotel is sure to cater to all your needs to give you the ultimate staycation experience. It has four room types—Deluxe Room, One Bedroom Suite, Executive Suite, and Two Bedroom Suite—which are all equipped with necessities like an LCD TV, a refrigerator, and a mini bar. Accommodations come with a set breakfast but as of now, the place can only offer a limited a la carte menu through room service. The pool is still closed, but the gym is open daily except on Mondays.
The hotel is fully committed to keeping their guests safe and sound, which is why all rooms are always disinfected before and after use. Xenia Hotel's sanitation and disinfection team are also doubling their efforts to keep all rooms, facilities, and equipment sanitized.
Location:5398 Manuel A Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone
Have a 5-star experience at one of the suites in the hotel!
Image: Marriott Website
Clark Marriott Hotel is the first and only internationally-branded five-star hotel in Clark Freeport Zone. The hotel boasts a total of 260 rooms and suites, all inspired by a contemporary theme. Not only does it provide comfort and luxury during your stay, but it also offers a unique dining experience with its in-house restaurants. Two noteworthy ones are Goji Kitchen + Bar, which features an all-day buffet, and Smoki Moto, a restaurant that specializes in Korean cuisine.
Now that it has reopened, Clark Marriott Hotel has never been more dedicated to prioritizing the safety of its guests. All high-touch surfaces in the place including door handles, elevator buttons, tables, and escalators are always disinfected. High-traffic areas like the reception area are also filled with signage to ensure that guests follow social distancing protocols. Hand sanitizing stations are installed at entrances, front desks, elevator banks, and meeting spaces.
Location:5400 Manuel A. Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Imagine how delightful it is to stay at Widus’ Executive Suite.
Image: Widus Hotel and Casino Website
Stay, play, and indulge at Widus Hotel and Casino! This four-star hotel in Clark is a great place to visit if you want to shake away those quarantine blues. The place houses two Widus Towers, each one offering different kinds of rooms to choose from. Widus Tower One has a total of 119 comfortable, elegant rooms, while Widus Tower Two’s 114 rooms exude modern, tropical vibes. In addition, most of the rooms from Tower Two feature pool or garden views. When it comes to dining, Widus has several spots for you to try, whether it's a hearty breakfast or a relaxing cocktail you’re craving for. You can also enjoy a world-class gaming experience at Casino Widus, a 45-square meter Las Vegas-style gaming space.
Since its reopening last June 17, 2020, Widus has doubled its efforts to make sure that guests can enjoy a pleasant, worry-free staycation at the hotel and a fun gaming experience at the casino. The hotel stated that anyone is welcome to visit, as long as they are permitted by the local government officials. All guests must also adhere to the hotel’s strict safety protocols such as social distancing, hand sanitizing, and wearing of protective gear like face masks and shields.
Location:SM City Clark, Manuel A. Roxas Ave., Clark Freeport Zone
The colors of the guest rooms in Park Inn can make any staycation twice as bright!
Image: Radisson Hotels Website
Looking for a chic hotel that’s Instagram-worthy? Then Park Inn by Radisson Clark is the place for you! Offering 154 colorful and spacious rooms, the hotel is sure to deliver a warm and welcoming experience to all its guests. All rooms are decorated with vibrant decor and furnishings, making them visually pleasing. If you're hungry, get a quick fix at the hotel’s on-site restaurant HUES, which specializes in tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. After spending a day outside, you can cap off the night with a satisfying drink at the Lobby Bar, Park Inn’s on-site bar.
One of the hotel’s top priorities is its guests’ health, safety, and security. They have installed hand sanitizing stations all throughout the place and implemented strict social distancing measures in public spaces. Park Inn also offers contactless and cashless payment method options to minimize contact.
Location:Chico St. Clarkview, Sitio Santol, Malabanias, Angeles City
Rooms at Jo Carter are accented with earth tones, making it more calming and peaceful.
Image: Jo Carter's Hotel & Suites Angeles City Facebook Page
What makes Jo Carter’s Hotels & Suites stand out is that it offers not only standard rooms but also condo suite-type rooms as well. The latter are equipped with upgraded amenities including a built-in electric induction stove with vent hood. If you’re in for a more homey vibe, you can always choose to stay at their superior and standard rooms complete with posturepedic beds, LED TVs, a mini bar, and a built-in cabinet. You can also unwind at the hotel’s swimming pool and sauna which are open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily.
All rooms, facilities, equipment, and amenities at Jo Carter are being regularly sanitized to keep their guests and employees protected. Areas including the poolside and shower rooms are always sprayed with a disinfecting solution by Community Cleaners, a cleaning company in Pampanga.
These hotels show that having a staycation under the new normal doesn’t have to be worrying. Just remember to abide by the preventive measures of these hotels to achieve your dream staycation experience!
About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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