Amparo Suites: Mindanao’s tallest building to rise in Koronadal City

Mindanao’s tallest building will soon rise in Koronadal City with the projected completion of the P250-million Amparo Suites in May next year.

“It will have a total of 21 floors with a helipad on the rooftop” said Australia-based Filipino architect Sol Uy Flores during a press conference held Wednesday at the Doctors Clinic and Hospital Inc.

The ground breaking ceremony was held  last May 12, 2010 at the site - a 7,000 square meter lot located beside the sister companies DCHI and Saint Alexius College.

A capsule with a blue print and signatures of the board of directors was buried by DCHI president Dr. Arturo “Tatay” Pingoy.

Also present were Gov. Arthur “Dodo” Pingoy and his wife Anabelle, Dr. Nanette Pingoy-Franco and husband John, Dr. Albert “Bobot” Pingoy and Karl Frederick Sims of Coalesce Hotel and Resorts Management.

Koronadal City presently has no decent big hotel for big conventions. And even if big conventions or events are held in the city or province, the visitors are usually brought to nearby General Santos City for billeting.


“This is one way of promoting and helping the province. We encourage more investors here in South Cotabato,” Gov. Pingoy.

Sims, on the other hand, said that they are aiming to make Amparo Suites a “four-star superior hotel”. He added that they can help the tourism not only in South Cotabato but also are willing to help the other hotels in Mindanao.

“We have a very good team. That is why we think this is viable,” said Dr. Albert Pingoy, who also owns AYP Holdings.

The Amparo Suites can also be a good training ground for the hotel and restaurant management students of Saint Alexius College.

But Kims said that they will have a good solid and constant training program and “will look for every small details to give comfort to all our guests.”

The Amparo Suites will also be the first and only building that has a “twisting or spiral design”. The construction will start on May 18 and hopefully it will be completed in one year.

The tower building is inspired by the deformed cylindrical shape of a tree and the aerodynamics of aerofoil fins. It will feature an iconic landmark of Koronadal City, characterized by vertical slots with private view.

Amparo Suites encapsulates speed, fluid dynamics, future technology and natural patterns of organization created from a humble beginning.

“No worry on earthquakes since this building will have the best technology we have from Australia. And we have already tested the soil,” said Flores, also a Master civil engineer from Perth Australia.

The ground floor will be the commercial area and parking space. The hotel will have a coffee shop, lobby restaurant, function rooms, maximum space function rooms, private rooms, VIP Lounge, fine dining restaurant, private exclusive offices, VIP exclusive restaurant, chill out bar, gym, spa and a 25-meter swimming pool.
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31 COMMENT/S:

  1. wow super yaman na pala ng mga pingoy!

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  3. good news to para sa koronadal city, more investors will come eventually pag naging operational na to..

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  4. di yata kapani-paniwala na sa ganyang kalaking project eh 250-million lang ang budget, 21 storey yan ah, still let's pray na matuloy nga ito.. this would be the start of a booming koronadal city.

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  5. i think di pa ready ang Koronadal City sa ganitong project.. Marvella Plaza nga nalugi/.. hopefully, di sila magsisi sa pagpapatayo nito sa Koronadal. Sana sa Gensan nalang ito, or Davao city, NOT in koronadal.

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  6. I think iba naman yung case ng sa Marvilla Plaza, with Dodo as governor ng south cototabato i believe he will do every move to promote and invite foreign and local tourist to visit the province, and of course saan pa tutuloy ang mga yan eh di doon na sa bago at pinakamalaki. Ambitious project indeed, but the bottom line is that south cotabato needs it. I could still remember when koronadal city hosted the MinBizCon last year, we felt the need for projects like these one.

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  7. ok lang matuloy man o hindi dami naman ngayon magandang hotel sa koronadal city.. The Farm @ Carpenter Hill offer the best accommodation in marbel...

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  8. i agree maganda naman talaga ang The Farm @ Carpenter Hill, ok din ung sa Del Rio.. paanu nalang in times of big events.. the proposed amparo suites would be another choice..

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  9. asusss.... pera b tlaga ba nila yan??????school nga nila sumusuporta ng hospital tapos magpapatayo pa sila sa ganyan kalaking building.....eeeheemmmmmm.........i smell something fishey ah....

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  10. arangkada na gid ang marbel sini pagnatukod na, lugion pa ang gensan kag davao eh noh. sulong mga taga south cotabato! nalipay man ta kahit papano makakita parehas sini nga improvemnet.

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  11. sino pala may ari ng marvella plaza hotel??before and now

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  12. ang alam ko c boy sy ung may ari ng marvella and dont know sa ngaun kac na foreclosed na yan ng bank matagal na.

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  13. arangkada na gid ang marbel sini pagnatukod na, lugion pa ang gensan kag davao eh noh. sulong mga taga south cotabato! nalipay man ta kahit papano makakita parehas sini nga improvemnet.

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  14. i'm not seeing any heavy equipments on site.

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  15. boy sy owns marvella, BEFORE. now, it's metrobank and it's up for sale for 100M cash! sounds cheap? not really, you have to cash out at least 50M on top of the 100M that is if you want to start its operation again. otherwise, 100M is a bargain.

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  16. Nganong sa Marbel man oi? Sa GenSan man mubagay ang Building.

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  17. damo na sa DAVAO Hotel, damo naman sa GENSAN! eh sa KORONADAL? duh, ALAM MO BA ANG TUNAY,GENUINE and TRUE REASON kung Bkit nalugi ang MARVELLA? hhhhmmmm! Amparo Suites is owned by the Governor of South Cotabato, so hnde yan malulugi, sa style plang nang building cguro FULLY and OVER BOOKED ang Amparo Suites!

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  18. Hahaha Cge Rick! Ikaw daw magbuot anang pagbuhat dah... Tell us nganong mas bagay sa gensan ang Amapro Suites... =)

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  19. On the business side, the reason why this has been proposed is that there is less competition there. Not like in Davao and GenSan. Just an analogy: Would it be smart to start a bakery in a street already saturated with established bakeries? NO. Don't worry about bankruptcy because this is a multinational project and I doubt if there is a low quality feasibility study that happened. If you know the matching principle of accounting, this project may be depreciated by maybe 7-10 years of operation to compensate the actual capex. After that, pure profit! Also, this is one way of promoting a certain area that is a potential tourist haven. If you'll build this building in GES or DVO, it's like restricting the improvement in these areas ONLY and prohibit expansion and development in other potential areas! That's business, you have to take risks and always pave the way. Most successful businessmen are pioneers and are not afraid to take risks. =)

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  20. Don't you know that koronadal City has the ff.  Biggest? Biggest Library in Mindanao is  the Notre Dame Of Marbel University Library and Biggest Water Park, That is Paraiso Verde And Water Park. and if that said Amparo Suites will rise then another one, It would be the tallest Building in Mindanao. Actually, We don't need to argue with this, let's all be happy instead for this progress. No doubt, City of Koronadal is a CROWN City. Go! koronadal, Stand Out!!!! .Actually, We don't need to argue with this, let's all be happy instead for this progress. No doubt, City of Koronadal is a CROWN City. Go! koronadal, Stand Out!!!! .

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  21. nikon_2010@yahoo.comAug 9, 2011, 11:42:00 AM

    hoy paghilum mo tanan... samuk ba sa cgeg compare oi LIST OF TALLEST BUILDING IN PHILIPPINES tan awa ninyo didto sa MINDANAO ang CAGAYAN DE ORO ra 34 storey(I8Om) paseo del rio... 33 storey limketkai hotel... 30 storey paseo hotel.... 30 storey city center ang limketkai hotel now on 15 floors na target mahuman 2012; ang paseo hotel now on 5 floors na ayha mo mag compare kanang nag start na construction... only DAVAO & CAGAYAN DE ORO ra ang na belong sa "list of tallest building in philippines" tan awa ninyo ana nga site

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  22. i heard that this project was cancelled months ago due to the site's subsurface is not that sufficient in terms of strength and the building could not stand in it, swampy, costly to undergo suction and filling... insecure to koronadal? crab mentality, thats why most of the filipinos are not improving because of that selfish mentality... 

    poor crabs,... 

    ~blurb blurb blurb

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  23. gensan is under koronadal..... cpital city boy

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  24. sayup ka nikkon 36 storey ang lkk hotel ug 34 ang paseo del rio naa sa list of tallest building in the philippines

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  27. Kailiangan nilang panindigan ang pryektng ito kung magasts man ang filling di dagdagan ang badyet at huwag yung pagmumukhang tanga ang tao pinaasa lamang sunod hndi naman pala matutuloy eh di sana hindi na lang sila nangarap ng ganyang proyekto at nagpropse pa sila nang badyet na 200m tsktskts sayang kung pinasuction nila yun at pina filling eh di sana natuloy na. Mga insecure talaga UUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
    ...CRAB MENTALITY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. how could that be the tallest building in Mindanao eh 21 floors lang compared to Davao's 40-storey Aeon Towers and 31-Storey Avida Twin Towers? T bakit sa koronadal city with only i thik less than a 100 thousand population? baka malugi lang ang investor dito? hehehe

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  29. paul anthony bulaoJun 7, 2012, 12:12:00 AM

    and they used my photo without my consent

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tingpaul/3697886160/ 

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  30. wow galing naman Go Koronadal City Go Mindanao

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