As sales representatives for resorts and hotels in South East Asia and South Asia, SmartOtels is very happy to have reached agreement to represent the exotic and luxury Huma Island Resort & Spa for sales and marketing in the UK and Spain, initially. Huma Island is an exotic, luxury, private island resort in Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines and features a high proportion of spacious Villas on stilts over the clear, blue waters Palawan is noted for. Palawan was recently voted ‘Best Island in the World‘ by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine and Huma Island itself has featured in various publications and local TV Shows. The team from Huma Island will be at ITB Berlin, along with Joaquin and Matthew from SmartOtels.
Huma Island has 81 spacious villas, of a minimum of 102 square meters, with the majority being Water Villas, which include their own private terrace and jacuzzi and offer stunning views across the sea and surrounding islands, as well as of the stunning sunsets Palawan, Philippines is renowned for. Privacy as well as luxury standards and service go hand in hand in this luxury getaway island resort well to the north west of Palawan’s main island. The island also features several Beach Villas, opening directly onto the white sand beaches around the island as well as a Family Suite and Presidential Suites, which reach a stunning 294 square meters of top-end luxury standards. All luxury villas include terrace areas and combine contemporary and traditional Filipino influences to provide extreme comfort and a wonderful feeling of space.
No less than 8 restaurants and bars, many water sports options, a dive center to aid guests in enjoying the superb diving opportunities in the area, a state of the art fitness centre, a stunning ayurvedic spa with 5 treatment rooms situated over the sea and with glass floors, a boutique and more make Huma Island a destination and a complete holiday experience in its own right. The Restaurants cover a range of choices and specialisations from Italian cuisine to fresh seafood to Lebanese as well as international dishes and even an authentic Swiss cheese fondue in Rudi’s Wine and Cheese Bar. The restaurants and bars are carefully placed to maximise guests’ enjoyment of the views, including amazing sunsets. Blu Bar is located alongside Huma Island’s infinity pool and offers cocktails, snacks and live music through the evening and well into the night.
With an enthralling legend behind the Huma Island name, the beautiful, luxury resort, opened just a year ago, is set to benefit from and enhance the Visit Philippines 2015 campaign, along with the creative “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign which has become a highlight of South East Asia tourism marketing campaigns.
Joaquin Cababie, co-founder of SmartOtels, said: “SmartOtels are very excited to have reached agreement with the team at Huma Island and are delighted to add this superb, private island resort as a resort option for the high-end luxury market in Palawan, Philippines, distinct from Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa. The two complement each other very well. This is the kind of resort where the pictures speak much more than 1,000 words. SmartOtels are really delighted to be able to introduce Huma Island to the UK and Spain travel trade as the best luxury option for their clients. We look forward to doing so during the many events, meetings and activities we have planned for the weeks and months ahead, alongside our other luxury resorts and hotels.”
Leah Imiya Mudiyanselage, Senior Sales Manager at Huma Island Resort & Spa, said: “As a team, we have attended most of the major European travel trade shows and will continue to do so. However, it has been clear to us that this activity needs to be supported on a day by day basis by effective sales and marketing representatives with a strong network. Through our discussions with Joaquin and Matthew it became clear to us that SmartOtels fit our requirements with their drive, commitment, sales and marketing skills and extensive knowledge of the Philippines. We are delighted that Joaquin and Matthew will be working hand in hand with us to drive new business from the UK and Spain to Huma Island.”
Meet Joaquin and Matthew at ITB Berlin at Booth No.211, Hall 26B, Table 53 in the Asia area – we will be happy to introduce you to the Huma Island team.