MAY 2022 development update
Welcome to our May 2022 Construction update. El Nido, Palawan has been extremely lively and brimming with tourists from across the world for the past several months and we are all in high spirits as we continue to press on to develop the best luxury resort in Palawan. We are excited to share with you what we have accomplished this month.
START OF CONSTRUCTION FOR BOARDWALK TO OVERWATER VILLAS AND ISLAND ROCK BAR
Here at The Pavilions El Nido, we’ve had another busy month. Our lead construction executives, architects and design engineers were on-site recently to expedite the boardwalk construction as well as other land development works to give way to more villas to be constructed. In addition, we have initiated the layout for the Island Rock Bar which is also connected to the same boardwalk that leads to our overwater villas.
RAMP UP OF MANPOWER AND ACQUISITION OF NEW HEAVY MACHINERY
We have also continued to ramp up manpower once again as we begin more construction tasks on site. To date we are already at 164 manpower and continue to grow. Aside from growing our manpower, we have also acquired and mobilized additional heavy machinery to complement the growing team. This will allow us to ramp up production as we enter the rainy season.
ADDING MALDIVES AND SEYCHELLES EXPERIENCE INTO THE TEAM
Commencement of construction of over 6,600 sqm of boardwalk, pool deck and 20 overwater villas is underway. As we welcome our new project engineer to our site team who will head the Overwater villa construction. With his vast experience constructing overwater villas in Maldives and Seychelles, we can’t wait to see these beautiful structures come to life.
STAYING ON SCHEDULE
Meanwhile, construction of Phase 1 villas is progressing at a fast pace, well on track with schedule. Our Project Manager, CBRE is working very close with the site team to ensure that things are working at an optimal rate to assure that we stay on schedule.
february 2022 development update
A lot has been achieved in the development and construction of The Pavilions El NIdo, Palawan Island in 2021 including assisting with the relief operation and efforts for the typhoon victims, gaining quality assurance through environment clearance, successful installation of Geocell along the access road, permaculture layout for synergistic farming, progressive completion of mock-up villas, selling out Phase 1 of the project including all overwater villas and awarding project management to worlds largest real estate firm, CBRE Philippines.
As we look into 2022 and prepare for 2023 opening, we’re excited for the completion of the farm and nursery, further installation of Geocell retaining walls, groundbreaking of the resort facilities and construction of the ocean view villas.
Paradise is in the making, we can’t wait to welcome you.
first exclusive look
August 2021: The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Islands first full 3D render is stunning. Located on the pearl of the Philippines, the 96 villa resort will boast absolute beachfront access, panoramic tropical ocean views, an adventure park, dive centre, waterfalls and adventure walks, Pavilions signature spa & wellness facilities, and unique dining experiences.
The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island Set to Increase Manpower and Implement Greener Construction Method
May 2021: Sitting in the West Philippines is a new paradise destination. The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island Resort is soon to rise with its construction in full swing. Due to the current restrictions and other factors brought about by COVID-19, the target completion date has been updated to the first quarter of 2023.
official groundbreaking ceremony
The official groundbreaking ceremony for The Pavilion El Nido Island Palawan (“El Nido Beach Spa and Resort”) was held at the project site in Brgy. Sibaltan, El Nidoon November 07, 2020.
The President, Gemmalyn Crosby stated “What a big day for all of us – a bricks and mortar milestone for The Pavilion El Nido Resort, that is the result of a collaborative planning effort and required hard work and coordination by many partners.”
construction has began
Thanks to T1 Savills project management team and a strong local presence on the ground, the construction for the villas is on schedule for The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island.
An update from the president
22 December 2020
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It’s been an exciting end to the year at The Pavilions El Nido Palawan Island. Be sure to check out our groundbreaking ceremony video below where you can view the festivities and enjoy the natural landscape from above.
A few highlights to round out the end of 2020 include:
✦ Official Groundbreaking Ceremony
✦ New villa lots available at the highest elevation for the best panoramic sea views
✦ Construction of staff barracks and enabling facilities completed
✦ Complete installation of 135 culverts in 10 locations along our private road
21 September 2020
We are happy to share some more detailed information about our progress to date, our on-track construction schedule, and a few insights on key issues of interest.
Now recognised as The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island, we are very pleased to report that our resort is over 50% sold out in phase one. Our project managers, architects and engineers have been hard at work to ensure that this new resort meets, and exceeds, the exceptional quality standards you would expect from an international five star beach resort bearing The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts brand.
The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island, is being built to last a lifetime, and this starts with a solid foundation. Geotechnical engineers are currently focusing on the construction of earth structures, including dams and retaining walls; foundations, including floor slabs and footings; and sub-surface facilities, including tunnels and pipelines. The foundations are set to be completed, along with the first structures, by the end of the year. Once the foundational elements are complete, the above ground structures develop very quickly.
Meanwhile, our construction contractor, T1 Savills, has confirmed that there are no outstanding technical or building permit issues which could be presumed to delay the successful on-time completion of this project. Our land is already properly zoned and deemed suited to our commercial resort development.
We are on schedule and I will be heading to the site the first week of October to meet with our site engineers, contractors, suppliers, and local authorities . The first block of villas will be complete by 31 December 2020, and we remain on track to open our doors for business in 2022 – bang on time for high season, and in line with the Philippines Department of Tourism’s (DOT) expectations for international travel to return to normal.
Finally, stay tuned for the announcement of a new Board Member who will make a special presentation to agents and investors. We have a few exciting plans for future phases, which we know you will be anxious to hear about.