Rogen Inn hurdled obstacles. Three buildings were erected during the COVID19 pandemic when health regulations were at its strictest. When the health protocols relaxed, the inn officially opened in May 2022, just as domestic borders opened and the onset of revenge travel commenced.
Today, Rogen Inn is a top of mind destination for every traveler seeking budget-friendly accommodations visiting Davao for business or leisure. But it goes beyond the need for comfortable rooms. The young inn has also become a choice venue for MICE events, private functions and even dining.
Rogen Inn was conceived as a travelers’ inn but it was designed to exude the vibe of a hotel. In three buildings there are 328 rooms—all in the Deluxe category, modern minimalist in aesthetics and curated with appointments any business and leisure traveler needs.
The surge in room occupancy was witnessed during the Kadayawan, in August 2022. From this point, Rogen Inn has maintained this trend throughout the last quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023. For a recently-opened hospitality establishment, “fully booked” is used more frequently than expected.
It did away with features typical of a hotel, like the pool and an in-house food outlet, for good reason. The former is rarely used, if not never at all, by transient travelers in town for business, and the latter, Rogen Inn put in its place a food strip with specially chosen restaurants, including the best and popular homegrown brands. Down this row is Elements, a go-to Davao brand for spa and grooming services. With these features, Rogen Inn has even captured a share of the staycation market.
Habi at Kape, in July 2022, was the first homegrown restaurant to open and operate at Rogen Inn’s food strip. Proprietor Baby Montemayor, with business expansion on plan, found the ideal location at the city center to cater to the brand’s downtown clients and tap the growing market as well. Ample parking, serving the inn’s guests and cross-order partnership with other concessionaires were key factors to the decision to open at Rogen Inn. Today, Habi at Kape has become a favorite in the downtown dining scene, along with Marinatuna, Boiling Crab, Vines and Samgyupsalamat.
With Davao marked as a choice MICE destination, Rogen Inn experienced a high demand for function halls and meeting quarters starting in the fourth month of its operation. This prompted the owners to convert the modern gym into conference rooms to accommodate the MICE market.
“The recent partnership with the premier MICE event in the country, Micecon2023, was testament to Rogen Inn’s capability as a MICE venue. In the first quarter of 2023, we also welcomed national delegates from the IBP and Liga ng mga Barangay, to name two of the biggest events in the city. The ballrooms and meeting rooms were busy as well,” bared Bangayan.
Beyond corporate events, Rogen Inn has attracted the market for social affairs, from intimate to grand. Big parties, debuts and weddings happen as regularly as four times a month on an average since Rogen Inn opened.
“Across the different markets that experienced the Rogen Inn hospitality—transient travelers, staycationers, MICE and private events, the top four reasons why they chose —and enjoyed—and highly recommend Rogen Inn are: 1. It’s new; 2. Very accessible; 3. Affordable, budget-friendly and top value for money; and 4. The ample parking space,” shared hotel manager Gene Bangayan.
Rogen Inn has every reason to celebrate and hotel manager Gene Bangayan extends her heartfelt gratitude to the unwavering support of Rogen Inn’s client and her hardworking team.
Rogen Inn, a Department of Tourism accredited establishment, is located at the corner of Mt. Apo & Lopez Jaena Streets, Davao City.
For reservations call 0917 687 6436 or email email@example.com
Rogen Inn is offering its Summer Promo for P1,980 for two with breakfast.
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