By Angelo Lorenzo
The Department of Tourism Region 10 (DOT-10) granted three stars to N HOTEL based on its accreditation of accommodation establishments.In a short awarding ceremony at the said hotel on Monday (July 11, 2016), DOT-10 Senior Tourism Operations Officer, Josephine H. Roque announced that the accreditation was due to N HOTEL’s compliance in all the requirements as prescribed in the classification.
Classification standards range between one to five stars which is applicable to hotels & resorts. The number of stars will be given according to “higher service & facility quality, facility condition and improved business practices like environmental management”. The scores that determine the number of stars are based on the star grading system ranging from 215 to 1,000.
Over all, N Hotel garnered 773 out of 1,000 points, enough to receive four stars. However, the need to have a specialty restaurant has yet to be met.
N Hotel is the FIRST and the MOST QUALIFIED tourism establishment in Cagayan de Oro, as well as Northern Mindanao, as far as star qualification is concerned. “This is going to be the first in Northern Mindanao,” Roque proudly stated before handing the plaque of recognition and certificate to N HOTEL’s General Manager, Filame C. Saniel.
“We may be a three star hotel, but our service amounts to five star,” Saniel quipped. She also expressed N Hotel’s reputation being the friendliest hotel in Northern Mindanao for Persons With Disabilities (PWD), with three rooms suitable for them among the total 64.
The awarding also took place in the presence of DOT-10 Regional Director Catalino E. Chan, III, along with N Hotel’s supervisors , staff and guests.
Located along Kauswagan Highway, N Hotel is a home-grown accommodation establishment in Cagayan de Oro, owned by Bonne Business Corporation. A consistent awardee of the Certificate of Excellence and among the highest rated hotels in the city based on reviews on TripAdvisor, the largest online travel site in the world. It is also an awardee as the Most Outstanding Business Leadership-Hotel Category in Mindanao in 2015 by Mindanao Businessweek.
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