Iloilo City is one of the most accessible cities in the country. Its strategic location, about 283 statute miles from Manila through Antique waters and 337.6 nautical miles through Capiz waters, made it the business and government gateway to the fluorishing region of Western Visayas. From Manila, Iloilo City is only 45 minutes by plane and 18 hours by the fastest ship. From Cebu, it is only 25 minutes by plane.
Iloilo City, determined to recapture its crown as the “Queen City of the South,” continue to stride towards revitalizing socio-economic growth. The coming in of multi-million peso investments and the rise in private building construction and emergence of new industries give a beam to its business atmosphere.
The city’s population represents a big manpower pool and a growing consumer market. Purchasing power is generally high given the favorable income distribution in Iloilo. Assuring the business sector of a steady supply of multi-skilled manpower are the city’s 22 tertiary schools.
Iloilo City is known for its notable events such as:
The Dinagyang Festival
The Paraw Regatta Festival
The Fireworks Display
The Chinese New Year Festival
The MO2 Westown Hotel, also known as MO2 Hotel, is located along Pison St., Mandurriao within the Smallville Business Center, a popular night spot in Iloilo. Within the vicinity of Westown Hotel is a row of clubs, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, within walking distance from each other.