This 400-hectare resort in Bagac, Bataan is the first heritage hotel-resort in the Philippines to be recognized as “Best Historic Hotel in Asia and the Pacific”.
The 2021 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner took place last November 11 at The American Club Resort Hotel in Kohler, Wisconsin. The award is presented to historic hotels that demonstrate innovative leadership and stewardship as well as preservation and celebration of these historic hotels and their histories.
Aside from Las Casas, finalists in Asia-Pacific for Best Historic Hotels include Deogarh Mahal Rajasthan, Raffles Singapore, Beijing Hotel NUO, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor and The Murray Hong Kong.
Founder and owner of Las Casas Jose Acuzar accepted the award through a special video message during the ceremony. He acknowledged his team of artisans and craftsmen behind Las Casas for their hard work and dedication. “We are delighted that the efforts of our artisans, carpenters and the people who supported us are now recognized, especially their skills. None of our accomplishments are possible without the exceptional team behind Las Casas Filipinas and New San Jose Builders Inc., who built my vision of collecting and restoring these ancestral homes that were in a state of neglect and decay,” Acuzar said.
With its picturesque views, good food, Filipino service and craftsmanship, and hints and traces of history, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is indeed worthy of recognition.