From Mr. Rene “Rocky” Jordan, General Manager of Microtel Inn and Suites Davao who was in General Santos City last week for the Kalilangan Trade Fair at Robinsons Place GenSan and to pay a courtesy visit to Mayor Pedro “Jun” Acharon, came this pronouncement.

“Microtel GenSan Hotel will commence construction within the next quarter in its designated location at the old Floreindo property along the National Highway.”

This came, more than 18 months after Bariles first blogged about it in a post which elicited much excitement and delight among GenSan News Online Mag’s readers.  Read about it by clicking here.

With the promise of a new GenSan hotel finally coming into fruition, the solution to the ages-old problem of where to house delegates of conventions with more than a thousand participants will soon be a reality.

Aside from Microtel GenSan Hotel, more inns, pension houses are in the process of completion all throughout the city.  And right after the National Assembly of the Councilors League of the Philippines in General Santos last February 2010 which exposed the glaring lack of hotel rooms here, a number of businessmen have expressed interest to invest on more lodging houses.

Microtel GenSan Hotel on the other hand will be a two-storey, 70-room establishment according to Mr. Jordan, and will be bigger than their Davao branch.  It will boast of a swimming pool and facilities for large gatherings, a move of the Floreindos which will be a big help in ensuring that GenSan’s bid to be South Central Mindanao’s “CONVENTION CAPITAL” will further be strengthened.