Plaza del Norte — Ilocos Norte Hotel and Convention Center
Built specifically to house conventions and other big events, this Paoay, Ilocos Norte hotel impresses both in terms of amenities and design.
There are several things convention organizers look for in a potential location: good food, comfortable beds, complete amenities, and proximity to a major city. Plaza del Norte has all these. Formerly called the Ilocos Norte Hotel and Convention Center (and is sometimes still known by this name, if one is to ask for directions), this Paoay, Ilocos Norte hotel is easy to get to, despite seemingly standing in the middle of nowhere-something that has become part of its allure.
Plaza del Norte's architecture mixes the functional with the frivolous. Blocky white buildings are fitted with large windows that let in light. The pool area is kept immaculately clean, the nearby shrubbery expertly groomed. Vines grow on the walls outside the hotel rooms, beside balconies where guests can take in the morning sun.
As a hotel, Plaza del Norte does not disappoint, offering modern amenities, including a gym, a restaurant, and tour and transportation services. As a convention center and all-around events place, it is on top of the game, offering function rooms of different sizes and capacities, as well as a chapel for weddings, and a fountain complete with lights for use during special occasions.
Plaza del Norte is a good place for mixing work and relaxation. It's off-track location makes it isolated enough so guests can concentrate on the event at hand, while its proximity to nearby cities and tourist attractions make it a good place to set up base.
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