Kabayan Hotel Innovates and Elevates To Celebrate the Filipino Success Journey

Kabayan Hotel opened its doors 22 years ago, during which it has built a solid reputation among its patrons and guests for its value for money proposition. With its prime location along EDSA-Pasay and its close proximity to both domestic and international airports, transport terminals, government offices, and employment agencies, it quickly became the hotel of choice for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and balikbayans, providing its own signature brand of warm Filipino hospitality at accessible rates.

Through the years, Kabayan Hotel has transformed the hospitality landscape with various innovations such as Dorm Rooms and team accommodations, Pad Rooms for backpackers and seamen, and Japanese-style Kapsule Rooms.

Engr. Edgar Dupo, Regional Director DOT Sharlene Batin, Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano, Chairman Kabayan Wyden King, Ms. Emma King, COO Kabayan Celine Marie King, Hotel Property Manager Raymund Aves

This 2023, it launched another exciting new type of accommodation with the opening of its Kabayan Suites located on the top floor of its newly-constructed building. Each Kabayan Suite offers luxurious room space, a well-appointed bathroom, and a relaxing resort ambiance perfect for family staycations. What’s more, guests get to enjoy all this at a price that’s easy on the pocket. The new building also has brand new Pad and Mabuhay Suites for travellers who would like to enjoy room amenities that are designed for a comfortable stay in the heart of the busy metro. 

Filipiniana feel

The new Kabayan Hotel building features local elements that showcase Filipino culture and craftsmanship. Guests are welcomed to the spacious lobby through an elegant revolving glass door. Panels of handcrafted sulihiya made from banaca adorn the walls of the reception area. Slabs of pristine marble and natural hardwood were used to furnish the front desk while piña embroidery and mother-of -pearl inlays accentuate the charming elevators.

Traditional Filipino food also comes to the fore at the Salo restaurant, which offers bestsellers such as crispy pata, kare-kare, and beef mechado for a true taste of home. It also has daily merienda buffets from 2 to 5p.m. serving comfort food favorites such as arroz caldo, ginataang mais, and garlic sotanghon, along with popular street food like fishballs, kikiam and kakanin (rice cakes) for only P249/pax.

For special occasions and business functions, the new building also hosts a Salo function room that can accommodate up to 150 guests, with a new roof deck launching soon as a venue for memorable celebrations. 

At the center of all this remains the hotel’s continued commitment to providing genuine, guest-centered Pinoy hospitality. “At Kabayan hotel, we welcome our guests much like we welcome visitors at home.  We want to make their stay as convenient for them as possible,” says General Manager Raymund Aves. Friendly staff is on hand to help them with their needs, and there are also services that are tailor-fit for OFW kababayans. One of these is an OFW Help Desk than can refer to their government agency-related inquiries or assist them with processing and printing their documents on-site. There are even weighing scales available at their convenient luggage packing area located at the lobby. “We have noticed our guests struggling to pack their belongings before leaving for the airport, and we want to be able to help them start their journey with less worries”, Aves adds.

Growing together

“At Kabayan Hotel, our tagline has been ‘kasabayan ninyo kami’, whether they are at the start of their journey as aspiring OFWs staying at our Dorms and Kapsules, or returning overseas workers who have been able to save up for our Standard Superior Rooms and now, our Suite rooms, we are able to host them as they relax and bond with their families,” Aves says.

“As we embark on the next 22 years, we are continuously innovating our trusted Filipino hospitality brand, offering improved services and brand new rooms to fellow Filipinos, while keeping to our promise of ‘sulit’ and ‘alaga’. To continue serving and growing our market, we are evolving our hotel products and services with the tagline, ‘Bagong Kabayan Para sa Bagong Makabayan’. We would like to invite and welcome more guests who are looking for a relaxing, safe, and comfortable stay at every stage of their success journey,” Aves adds.   

For more information about Kabayan Hotel’s offerings and to book your stay, visit www.kabayanhotel.com.ph