BAGUIO CITY – The 166-room Baguio Country Club (BCC) was reclassified from its previous Triple A rating to a 5-star resort by the tourism department after it was able to hurdle the stringent requirements for the establishment’s new status.
Anthony de Leon, general manager of the Baguio Country Club, said the reclassification made BCC the only 5-star resort in Luzon outside of Metro Manila.
As a thanksgiving to the new resort’s status in the industry, members, guests and employees planted some 111 assorted trees within the fairways of the exclusive club for the preservation and protection of its environs.
Further, the tree planting activity was also in celebration of the club’s 111th founding anniversary and the renewal of its firm commitment to implementing sustainable environmental preservation and protection efforts considering that BCC was also adjudged as a two-time Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Green Hotel awardee.
BCC was the only exclusive club in the city which was founded in 1905 or several years before the formal declaration of Baguio city as a chartered city by the Philippine Commission.
Being a 5-star resort, BCC is being closely monitored by the tourism department for its compliance to the needed services, facilities and amenities as well as its compliance to make the establishment compliant to the needs of persons with disabilities among other marginalized sectors.
De Leon reaffirmed the club’s commitment to continue sustaining the improvement of its services and facilities as well as enhance its corporate social responsibility projects in order to continue helping improve the city’s tourism industry.
By Dexter A. See