Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is Best Historic Hotel in Asia Pacific

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is Best Historic Hotel in Asia Pacific
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan. Photo from Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar FB.

The Philippines’ leading heritage destination Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan has been named the Best Historic Hotel in Asia and the Pacific at this year’s Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence.

The heritage hotel and beach resort in Bagac, Bataan was declared the winner of the regional category during the annual awarding ceremony and gala held at The American Club Resort Hotel in Kohler, Wisconsin on November 11, 2021.

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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar was recognized with the prestigious award presented “to a hotel in Asia/Pacific that best celebrates its history in the guest experience and provides exceptional customer hospitality and service”.

The Philippine heritage hotel bested fellow nominees including the Deogarh Mahal in Rajasthan, India (1670), Raffles Singapore in Singapore (1887), Beijing Hotel NUO in Beijing, China (1917), The Fullerton Hotel Singapore in Singapore (1924), Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia (1932), and The Murray Hong Kong in Hong Kong (1969).

Winners were selected by nominations submitted by historic hotels, preservation supporters, prior award recipients, community leaders, and leadership from Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide.

The Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate the finest historic hotels and hoteliers from across the United States of America and from around the world.

Founded in 2010 by art collector and architect Jose Rizalino Acuzar, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar presents the legacies of Spanish rule in the Philippines in a heritage park in Barangay Ibaba in Bagac, Bataan. It is also a beach resort, convention center, and heritage destination that showcases the best of local history, culture, artistry, and craftsmanship.

Branding itself as a Vanguard of Filipino heritage, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar brings travelers back to the time of Old Manila with its curated collection of Spanish-Filipino houses restored by unique Filipino craftsmanship.

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SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to the Philippines’ leading heritage destination Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan for being named the Best Historic Hotel in Asia and the Pacific at this year’s Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence.

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