For a young hospitality establishment that’s barely a year old, Rogen Inn recorded an impressive patronage in 2022, hitting an average of 70% occupancy rate in the last quarter of 2022.
Rogen Inn opened in May 2022, still an uncertain time in the course of the pandemic with the widespread infection caused by the Omicron variant earlier in the year.
“We continued building Rogen Inn even during the pandemic following the safety protocols strictly. With 212 rooms in two of the three buildings ready for operations, we decided to open Rogen Inn. It was timely with the health restrictions easing up and vaccines are widely available in Davao,” said manager Gene Bangayan.
Rogen Inn’s promotional thrust as “an inn but just like a hotel,” the low introductory room rates, dining choices within the compound plus its location in the city center caught the attention of travelers. The market Rogen captured in the first few months of operations were walk-ins and domestic tourists in transit, and were very satisfied with their stay, shared Bangayan.
With regional travel picking up in the third quarter of 2022 and the Kadayawan Festival in August, Rogen Inn got its share of city visitors and peaked at 60% occupancy on average.
In the fourth quarter of 2022, the inn surpassed the previous quarter’s numbers and peaked at 70% occupancy.
With people more comfortable with face-to-face gatherings, the last quarter brought in the events and Rogen Inn’s function halls calendar was full. The demand was high, thus the management decided to temporarily convert areas allocated for other purposes into additional function rooms.
Bangayan said that 2022 was a good year for Rogen Inn and they have lined up the plans for a better hospitality establishment this 2023.
“Part of the plan for the first quarter of 2023 is to convert the planned gym space into boardrooms or meeting rooms that will accommodate 10 to 20 people. We saw the need for additional function rooms of this size as Rogen Inn currently has a large function hall that can be subdivided into three halls,” bared Bangayan.
Heeding to the needs of business travelers, Rogen Inn will be setting up a Business Center soon.
The North Wing, the third building, will be open for operations by the second quarter this year, adding another 128 rooms to the inn’s total inventory.
“Rogen Inn’s restaurant row has become a byword and we pride ourselves on the dining options we have. Five are homegrown brands: Marinatuna and Boiling Crabs for seafood lovers, Habi at Kape serves Davao-inspired cuisine, and Vines is Thai fusion and dessert haven Yoh Froz; Rogen Lounge is a wine and coffee bar; and Korean restaurant Samgyupsalamat is a Manila brand,” she shared.
Amenities such as a travel desk at the lobby and Elements, a salon and day spa, add convenience to guests.
For the coming two red letter dates on the calendar, the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day, Rogen Inn has lined up room promotions and presents for guests checking in on specified dates. Check out the great deals, visit the Facebook page of Rogen inn.
Rogen Inn, a Department of Tourism XI accredited establishment, is located at the corner of Mt. Apo & Lopez Jaena Streets, Davao City. For reservations call 0917 687 6436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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