March 2, 2020
photos Ed Simon of Studio 100
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Hann Lux Lifestyle Resort Clubhouse (Photograph from Hann Resorts)

The new luxury integrated resort invites its guests to “Play Bold. Live Bold.”

While Metro Manila’s known as the highly urbanized city where major developments and businesses take place, the traffic congestion and the growing air-pollution make life in the city even harder to bear. To remedy this, the country is slowly building an entirely new sustainable metropolis—The New Clark City. 

The dream of having a green-city, just an hour ride from the metro, is turning into a reality as the construction of New Clark City’s Phase 1 is finally in progress. This is paving the way for an opportunity to develop the first luxury lifestyle brand outside Manila. 

President and CEO of Hann Development Corporation, Mr. Daesik Han

On February 25, 2020, the Widus Group unveiled Hann Resorts, a game-changer that offers an all-new integrated resort experience, aiming to be a world-class international destination. “Our vision is to raise the concept of play into a lifestyle that people would want to discover through world-class experiences,” Daesik Han, President, and CEO of Hann Development Corporation proudly said during the exclusive event launch. Among the invited guests to witness this historical change is our January cover personality, Tessa Prieto-Valdes. 

Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Deasik Han, Ms-Neki-Liwanag-Widus-Group-Director
Tessa Prieto-Valdes with President and CEO of Hann Development Corporation, Mr. Daesik Han and Widus Group Director, Ms. Neki Liwanag

As the event continued to flow, Mr. Han expounded on their idea of Hann Resorts on being the “millionaire’s playground” by offering a curated mix of gaming, golf, nature and outdoors, entertainment and hospitality activities and experience. 

Hann Casino (Photograph from Hann Resorts)

The Hann Resorts is a collection of equally premium sub-brands: Hann Casino Resort and Hann Lux Lifestyle Resort. The Hann Casino Resort is the product of the rebranding of the Widus complex. In the last quarter of 2020, Hann Casino and the Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts will be opened, while the Widus Hotel and Casino shall be converted to the Mercure Hotel after the renovation in 2022. 

On the other hand, the Hann Lux Lifestyle Resort will offer three 18-hole championship golf courses. These will be designed by Nicklaus Design, KJ Choi and Sir Nick Faldo, who are awarded for their dedication to the game. With their collaboration, Hann Lux Lifestyle Resort will become the ultimate destination for a luxurious golf experience. 

Banyan Tree Hotel (Photograph from Hann Resorts)
Angsana Hotel (Photograph from Hann Resorts)

Together with these expansions and developments, the Hann Resorts will bring forth an award-winning luxury hospitality brand—Banyan Tree Hotel. Its relaxing wellness recreation facilities, tranquil pool villas, and a lavish tropical garden spa will make a perfect sanctuary for the senses. Another international brand to be brought here in the Philippines is the Angsana Hotel which will focus on a wide range of recreational activities, ideal for families or groups of friends. 

The plans for this integrated resort will include Westin Hotel and The Luxury Collection by Marriott International to be built in the next phase. Westin Hotels and Resorts brand will house signature amenities to empower your well-being with their programs: RunWestin and Move Well, Eat Well and Sleep Well. The Luxury Collection will offer unique, authentic experiences that will evoke lasting memories. 

A toast to the launch of Hann Resorts

While there are a lot of phases needed to complete these integrated lifestyle developments, Mr. Han remains to be positive. He toasts to this remarkable start of bringing high-end international brands into the country and, at the same time, elevating the Filipino culture and lifestyle to a global scale. 

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