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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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Capitol hostel in
Bacolod opens in July
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

 

The P150 million newly-renovated Capitol Hostel managed by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, will start serving Negrenses next month in Bacolod City.

Negros Occidental Board Member Salvador Escalante, chairperson of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on Finance, yesterday said the Capitol Hostel has a total bed capacity of 150.

It will have suite, de luxe and ordinary rooms, and 56 beds for the dormitory-type rooms, that could accommodate from four to 12 persons each.

The Capitol Hostel is also equipped with a function room that could accommodate 300 persons, and targets local officials, government employees, barangay workers and day care workers who will attend seminars and trainings and study tours in Bacolod City.

Escalante said it has yet to be decided if Mambucal will be the official caterer of events at the hostel.

The furniture and fixtures, that have already been awarded to the supplier, are expected to be delivered before the end of the month, he added.

The newly-renovated hostel will be managed by the Economic Enterprise Development Division of the provincial government of Negros Occidental.

The prescribed rates range from P300 per person each in dormitory rooms daily, and hotel rooms from P2,100 to P3,700, with the governor being authorized to give discount rates by as much as 20 percent for Capitol employees, based also on discounts given to persons with disabilities and senior citizens, Escalante said.

Based on the feasibility study, Escalante, if there is 60 percent occupancy in the second year of operation, “We can already gain income.”

“After a year, the Capitol will start a P9 million yearly amortization and we expect an P11 million to P12 million sales," he added.*

 

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