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After a period of pandemic-induced seclusion, travel enthusiasts and those in search of relaxation are now charting their long-awaited escapes, filled with an enthusiasm to discover and explore new places.
Every destination is not merely an avenue for escape; it is an endeavor to reconnect with the world in a deeply meaningful way. Whether this entails discovering hidden gems, relishing local delicacies, or immersing oneself in diverse communities, travelers are dedicated to savoring every moment. They set out on their adventures with open hearts, fueled by a profound appreciation for the world’s beauty and diversity.
From air base to thriving hub
Clark, situated in Central Luzon, has undergone significant transformations over the years. Once an air base, a strategic stronghold for Philippine and American forces during World War II and a key logistical support hub during the Vietnam War, the base used to be one of the largest American overseas military facilities. During the 90s, it boasted a bustling community with various amenities, including shopping centers, cafes, a hotel, and recreational facilities.
Following the departure of American forces in 1991 due to the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Clark Air Base underwent a remarkable transformation, housing both Clark International Airport and Clark Freeport Zone.
It has since become a thriving hub of economic activity. Its strategic location and modern infrastructure have facilitated trade and commerce, leading to substantial growth in both industrial and tourism sectors. Today, Clark offers its expansive and open spaces to the public for outdoor events, sports, and leisure activities.
At the heart of this flourishing destination is Hann Resorts, an architectural marvel that invites travelers to indulge in extraordinary experiences.
A leading destination in Clark
Nestled in the heart of Clark lies a true gem: Hann Resorts, a lifestyle destination that stands as an iconic landmark and a leading integrated resort just north of Manila. Here, visitors are welcomed into a world of unparalleled comfort and exceptional experiences.
With internationally renowned hospitality brands like Swissotel Clark and Clark Marriott, Hann Resorts ensures a seamless blend of top-tier accommodation and exquisite dining, making it the ultimate destination for travelers seeking both comfort and culinary satisfaction.
Hann Resorts is known as the Culinary Capital of Clark, boasting an impressive lineup of 15 restaurants, cafes, and bars. Each establishment offers a diverse range of flavors that cater to the most discerning palates. From the mouthwatering aroma of local delicacies to delectable international cuisine, guests can embark on a gastronomic journey around the world under one roof.
Discover bold, discover Hann
Embrace your adventurous spirit at Hann Resorts and dive into the finest of Clark's culinary scene. Whether you're in the mood for a juicy steak, a delicious bowl of pasta, or authentic Kapampangan cuisine, Hann Resorts has something to satisfy your taste buds.
Explore the specialty restaurants of Clark Marriott. Ranked as the top restaurant in Clark is Smoki Moto, perched on the 17th floor of the hotel. Here, you can indulge in top-notch Korean, American, and Japanese cuisines, featuring premium Black Angus Beef and its exquisite Tomahawk Steak. Enjoy panoramic views of Mount Arayat and the Zambales mountain range as you sip on signature smoked cocktails or a selection of soju cocktails.
For a diverse culinary journey, head to Goji Kitchen+Bar, named TripAdvisor's top buffet restaurant in Clark. Executive chef Robert Czeschka curates an array of international cuisines, including Asian, Western, Italian, and Filipino favorites. Don't miss Kapampangan specialties like Sisig and Sinigang and be sure to explore the dessert station and noodle bar for sweet treats and savory noodles prepared with fresh ingredients and traditional recipes.
Swissôtel Clark is known for its upscale accommodations and world-class amenities, but it's also a culinary destination in its own right. The hotel's two specialty restaurants, Ristorante di Verona and Markt, offer guests unique and unforgettable dining experiences.
Ristorante di Verona exudes romantic Italian charm, drawing inspiration from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Its menu features timeless Italian dishes like Carpaccio di Manzo and Tortelli di Stracotto di Manzo. You can elevate your meal with a glass of wine from its extensive wine selection. On Sundays, Ristorante di Verona comes alive with its festive Sunday Brunch, featuring live music, dancing, and free-flowing drinks.
Meanwhile, Markt is Swissôtel Clark's all-day dining restaurant, offering a wide variety of dishes from international cuisines. Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet or savor à la carte dishes featuring classics like Surf and Turf and Swiss specialty Potato Rosti with Cervelat Sausage. With its open-plan dining space and vibrant atmosphere, Markt is a delightful place to enjoy a meal with friends and family.
Hann Resorts is also for those seeking an extraordinary entertainment experience. Guests can enjoy live performances by renowned artists, from award-winning Korean singers to local talents.
One of the standout venues is Bar 20, an enchanting space with a circular central bar illuminated in marble and a stage hosting nightly performances. It exudes grandeur with an Art Deco ceiling installation in rich crimson and gold, complemented by sweeping draperies and marble-topped card tables.
Bar 20 is known for its themed nights and extensive drinks menu focusing on the art of mixology. Guests can enjoy meticulously crafted cocktails prepared by talented flair bartenders, indulge in a selection of local and imported craft beers and spirits, and dance to the beats of live music by local bands. With its capacity of up to 200 guests, Bar 20 has become the hottest venue in Clark.
For those in search of wellness and rejuvenation, Hann Resorts presents a variety of options tailored to every relaxation need.
Immerse in the relaxing Quan Spa at Clark Marriott, where skilled therapists pamper you with signature massages, body scrubs, wraps, and facials, transporting you to a realm of sheer bliss. Discover tranquility in the exclusive Hydrolounge facility, where guests can unwind in a jacuzzi, letting bubbling waters soothe your muscles, followed by the detoxifying warmth of steam rooms and saunas.
At Swissotel Clark, a haven of wellness and vitality awaits on the 5th floor. Indulge in the serenity of the hotel's wellness oasis, offering the ultimate relaxation experience. Enhance your vitality journey at Purovel Spa, a sanctuary that indulges the senses with treatments from tension-relieving massages to facials and body scrubs that invigorate the skin.
For guests seeking an exhilarating gaming experience, Hann Resorts offers a vibrant gaming area in Clark, fashioned after Las Vegas.
Explore local marvels
Beyond the lavish confines of Hann Resorts, Clark unfolds a world of adventure. Discover scenic trails, engage in aquatic escapades, and delve into the rich local culture.
Are you passionate about history and marvels? The Clark Museum and 4D Theater are two must-see attractions in Clark for you. The museum tells the story of Clark's history, from its days as a major American military base to its transformation into a thriving commercial and leisure hub, while the 4D Theater offers an immersive experience that brings Clark's history to life.
For the daring, the 4x4 jeep ride to Puning Hot Springs is a must-do. This exhilarating drive takes you through canyons, river crossings, and rock formations, all of which were created by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991. Along the way, you'll get to enjoy spectacular views of the lahar landscape and visit an Aeta community.
If you’re an adventure enthusiast, brace yourself for an unforgettable experience with a visit to Mount Pinatubo. While it is an active volcano, rest assured that all safety measures are in place to make your journey both thrilling and secure. This majestic natural wonder is a popular tourist destination and is easily accessible from Clark. You can take a thrilling 4x4 offroad adventure to the volcano, with stops along the way to admire the landscape. You can also hike up the volcano to see the massive crater lake.
Shop to your heart’s content at Clark’s duty-free shops. Explore larger coffee shops with beautiful Korean-inspired aesthetics for a cozy caffeine fix. Don’t miss out on Korea Town, a vibrant hub located just a few minutes away from Clark, with shops offering food, groceries, skincare products, clothing, and bags.
Getting to Clark
Clark is located approximately 80 kilometers north of Manila and can be accessed by both land and air routes.
To reach Clark by land, you can use either the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) or the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). If you're taking the NLEX, exit at Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga. Make a left turn toward Angeles City and then a right turn toward Clark. For SCTEX, exit at either Clark North Interchange or Clark South Interchange.
If you prefer traveling by bus, you can take a Genesis Bus, a point-to-point bus service from the airport to either NAIA Terminal 3 or Trinoma, or board a Victory Liner or Philippine Rabbit bus bound for Dagupan or Angeles City, respectively.
The drive from Manila to Clark takes approximately an hour and a half. The NLEX is a faster route, although it requires toll fees.
If you're arriving by plane, Clark International Airport (CRK) is your destination. From the airport, it takes less than 15 minutes to reach Hann Resorts in Clark.
Hann Resorts is not merely a destination; it's a spirited companion, urging you to "Play Bold. Live Bold." Here, every moment is an invitation to dive into the unknown, conquer uncharted territories, and bask in the thrill of the extraordinary.
For reservations, contact Swissotel Clark: [email protected] | (045) 306 2000 | @swissotelclark and Clark Marriott [email protected] | (045) 598 5000 | @clarkmarriott. Follow Hann Resorts on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and updates.
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