Metro Manila has an active hospitality scene. These days, hotels have sprung so quickly almost to the pace of how food parks dominated every corner of the city. And just like food parks, hotels are faced with the enormous task of keeping the hype consistently high.
For a hotel to survive in such a busy and competitive industry, what does it really take?
Jinjiang Inn Ortigas embodies every answer to the all important question. The seemingly humble facade of this low rise building has so much more to offer beyond what meets the eye on the outside. Entering the lobby, I was drawn towards the minimalistic and rather simple layout that the hotel has. For one I thought it is because most of the hotel's guests are Chinese businessmen, hence the simple and classic look. But then I realized, does a hotel really need to be granduer to dominate the market?