Developers of Mirej Hotel in Clark eye Legazpi City for expansion

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CLARK FREEPORT—Developers of the Mirej Hotel here are now eyeing the Bicol region for the location of another hotel with the iconic Mayon Volcano as its backdrop.

Medal Consortium Inc. (MCI) founders led by Irineo Alvaro Jr., recently visited Legazpi City as a potential growth for his group’s resort and hotel development projects.

Alvaro was assisted by brothers Marc and Ric Mercado, Edwin Lim and Jeff del Mundo during the site inspection of prospective properties for development.

Alvaro said the expansion plan is mainly inspired by the group’s soon-to-open 236-room Mirej Hotel inside this free port.

“Mirej will be the first green hotel in Clark,” Alvaro said noting the hotel’s roof deck “will all be all solar.”

According to Alvaro, they believe Legazpi City has a fast-growing tourism industry with focus on adventure tourism.

“[MCI] will invest its egg into the nest, so vibrant and viable,” he added.

MCI is a conglomeration of five locally owned corporations.

Considered as the gateway to Bicol because of its relative proximity to the provinces, “Legazpi City’s geographical location makes it an ideal place to expand our business,” Alvaro said noting the city has an airport, seaport, bus and rail terminals: “the city is accessible to all modes of transportation.”