Beach please, forever

Eco-friendly Millennial Resorts paves the way to sustainability in Batangas

ECO-ADVISOR Landco senior consultant for hospitality, Patrick Gregorio, oversees the resort’s sustainability measures

‘Our goal is to ensure the stewardship and sustainability of Batangas as one of the country’s prime tourist destinations.’

Inspired by Batangas’ coastal surroundings, the eco-friendly beach properties of Millennial Resorts feature designs focused on sustainability and provide guests with unconventional experiences and warmth of heartfelt Filipino hospitality.

For its resource efficiency design, this hospitality group, a sister company of Landco Pacific Corp., is registered for the prestigious EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) certification.

“Ingrained in Landco’s DNA is our commitment to long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability in premium property developments for more than 30 years across the country. We do it, first and foremost, because it is the right thing to do. This is evident in our latest Leisure Tourism Estates in Batangas—15-hectare CaSoBē and 24-hectare Club Laiya, both of which are LEED Registered, and the management of Millennial Resorts which provide the leisure and hotel operations in these properties,” said Erickson Y. Manzano, president and CEO, Landco.

GREEN BOSS Landco president and CEO Erickson Y. Manzano at Crusoe Cabins. He heads Landco’s over-all sustainability initiatives

“The EDGE registration of Millennial Resorts, along with our measures to reduce our ecological footprint, demonstrates Landco’s leadership and advocacy in green hospitality. Our goal is to ensure the stewardship and sustainability of Batangas as one of the country’s prime tourist destinations,” emphasized Patrick C. Gregorio, senior consultant for hospitality, Landco. 

Millennial Resorts owns and operates experiential resort accommodations, Crusoe Cabins and Cocoons, which are situated in the master-planned Landco Beachtowns CaSoBē (Calatagan South Beach) and Club Laiya, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, both approximately a two-three-hour drive from Metro Manila.

CaSoBē offers a relaxed and intimate beachside destination, while Club Laiya is a vibrant hotspot for those who like to have an active beachside lifestyle, and socialize with friends and groups who share their interests.

A CLEAN WAY TO GET AROUND Millennial Resorts’ guests can contribute to the reduction of carbon footprint by utilizing the bike lanes around the beachside properties

Both properties highlight resource-efficient designs, which include LED lighting fixtures and water-efficient showers and faucets. The rooms, airconditioned, have access to a strong WI-FI connection and provisions for modern comforts. Natural sunlight and air flow are also maximized for efficient use of lighting and air conditioning.

Situated in CaSoBē and Millennial Resorts’ flagship brand, Crusoe Cabins, are contemporary rooms constructed from upcycled container vans and refreshed with rustic and beachy exteriors that blend in with the relaxing coastline of Calatagan.

Cocoons, located at CaSoBē and Club Laiya, are refurbished giant concrete pipes built as pod-like rooms for an intimate and cozy overnight stay. It is iconic for its vibrantly painted murals on its exterior celebrating the diverse marine life of Calatagan and Laiya.

Millennial Resorts guests are also provided with the option to go paperless. Check-in and check-out, requests for housekeeping services, and room service may be be done through the hotel’s proprietary Milli App. With Millennial Resorts’ resource efficient design, water reduction measures are also undertaken at Aquaria, a water park with a giant three-story pool slide at CaSoBē and Laiya Beach Club near Club Laiya.

LONG-LASTING FUN Aquaria, a water park with a three-story pool side operated by Millennial Resorts, features a water reduction system

Exciting new facilities will soon open such as Captain Barbozza restaurant and bar, Canopy and The Isle for events, and Colony, a beachside co-working space.

As part of a broader community, adventure seekers and visitors at Cocoons and Crusoe Cabins can take part in the resorts’ initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint by utilizing the development’s pedestrian friendly tree-lined walkways and scenic bike lanes around the beachside properties.

Millennial Resorts is continuing its efforts for greater resource efficiency design in its operations to eventually qualify for EDGE certification.

EDGE is an innovation of International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. EDGE is an international green building registration and certification in about 160 countries and encourages solutions to reduce energy, water, and the energy used to make building materials.

Landco Pacific Corp. is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation. |