When in General Santos City, enjoy life at its peak


Now that travel restrictions are down, grab the chance to go down south and visit General Santos City for that long delayed business trip or leisure getaway.

Once you’re in town, be sure to visit the famous General Santos City Fish Port Complex and sample the freshest catch: the yellow-fin tuna served sashimi-style, trek to the awe-inspiring view at the top of Sanchez Peak—the highest point in GenSan—or maybe have a quick side trip to Lake Sebu, one of the prime eco-tourism destinations in Mindanao. And to cap the day, spend your resting hours in Robinsons Hotels & Resorts’ Grand Summit Hotel General Santos for a relaxing and stress-free stay that you truly deserve.

Self check-in is encouraged as part of the hotel’s safety measure.

Located at the corner of Honorio Arriola and Arradaza Street, the newly opened and stylish hotel offers 102 deluxe rooms and suites, a dining experience based on regional flavors, and a fine array of amenities and services.

Given the generous dimensions of the hotel rooms, sharing a room with family members (once quarantine measures are further relaxed) should prove to be a pleasant experience since the Deluxe King, Deluxe Twin, and Deluxe PWD rooms have 36 square meters of space. Those who require more elbow room and luxury should try either the Morrow Suite or the Odi Suite, which both have a massive 107 square meters.

For guests’ dining needs, Café Summit, the hotel’s elegant all-day dining outlet, offers a range of regional delicacies as well as international cuisines, available either on a la carte menu or the tempting buffet spread. The space also serves as a venue for visitors to just chill out and enjoy each other’s company.

Holiday cheer has arrived in the grand lobby and The lobby lounge has floor to ceiling glass panels to invite outdoor vibes.

If you’re looking for intimate gatherings or big celebrations, business meetings or conferences, the Grand Summit Hotels’ many versatile function rooms, spanning in size from 59 square meters up to 863 square meters, can accommodate such events.

Now, for some fun and excitement, the Robinsons Place General Santos is conveniently within close proximity as well as the Grand Imperial gaming facility.

This December the swimming pool and suite facilities will be available, while the Grand Summit Ballroom, spa, and a fitness center are scheduled to open by the second quarter of 2022.

The Cafe Summit’s bar, where
visitors can chill out and unwind. Environment-friendly dispensers can be found in their bathrooms.

Upon arrival, guests will immediately sense the unique branding of hotel in its public spaces, function rooms, and guest rooms.  At the main lobby, the panoramic view of a hand painted abstract mountainous range provides a stunning impact the moment guests enter the space. Depicting the summit of a vast mountain range, the concept was ultimately inspired by life’s “journey to the peak.”

Rising four-stories high, the hotel’s elegant façade with clean and modern lines and the floor-to-ceiling glass windows on the ground floor invites guests to have a closer look inside. The design firm also made generous use of the concept of bringing the outdoors in. This is in response to the preferences of today’s travelers who’ve spent much of the pandemic confined to their homes, thus the need to feel like they are outdoors or closer to nature. This desire is addressed by the floor-to-ceiling glass panels in many areas of the Grand Summit Hotel, its big picture windows, and again through the artwork, which all celebrate the great outdoors.

The contemporary look and feel of the interiors are made inviting and cozy through the use of a warm color palette, with auburn hues in the furnishings and other design accents, complemented by a harmonious lighting scheme which cohesively ties the various interior elements together.

One of the Deluxe King rooms with generous space for added comfort. For business travelers, the hotel has conference and meeting rooms.

It is also good to note that the sustainability agenda of its parent company, Robinsons Land, Grand Summit Hotel seeks ways to minimize the hotel’s environmental impact. Some changes had been adapted such as the use of disposable shampoo bottles, and replacing these with dispensers in the bathrooms. Once it becomes safe to do so, the hotel will also be halting the use of single-use water bottles in the guest rooms, and will provide glass water pitchers instead.

As for safety measures, the Grand Summit Hotel is taking all guests’ health and well-being very seriously, so it continues to implement Robinsons Hotels and Resorts’ Circle of Clean (COC) protocol. In compliance with the World Health Organization’s hygiene and cleanliness standards as well as the Department of Health’s protocols, the COC safety measures include online check-in, luggage disinfection upon check-in and checkout, and hygienic food and beverage handling.

To date the Grand Summit Hotel General Santos is the most refined and upscale property of the Robinsons Hotels and Resorts that has 25 hotel properties under its portfolio.

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