Well-positioned in Camp John Hay, Le Monet Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Baguio. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. No less exceptional is the hotel’s easy access to the city’s myriad attractions and landmarks such as Camp John Hay, Baguio Airport, and SM City Baguio. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, this hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Top features of the hotel include laundry service/dry cleaning, facilities for the disabled, safety deposit boxes, a salon, and a business center. Guests can choose from 70 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Continue reading
In 1900, during the Philippine – American War, the US 48th Infantry unit led by Capt. Robert Rudd, established the Hill Station in what is today the site of Camp John Hay. This site was part of a pasture land referred to by its local inhabitants, the Ibalois, as Kafagway, which meant ‘a wide open place’. It was owned by a native by the name of Mateo Cariño.
In October 1903, US President Theodore Roosevelt signed a presidential order designating 525 acres (approx. 213 hectares) of the camp site as a military reservation for American Soldiers to rest and recuperate from the heat of the lowlands.
The name Baguio conjures, for both the international and domestic traveler, a highland retreat in the Grand Cordillera in Northern Luzon, with pine trees, crisp cold breezes and low verdant knolls and hillocks. Through the numerous decades Baguio has morphed from what was once a grassy marshland into one of the cleanest and greenest, most highly urbanized cities in the country. It has made its mark as a premiere tourist destination in the Northern part of the Philippines with its cool climate, foggy hills, panoramic views and lovely flowers. Continue reading