Filinvest

Filinvest Development Corporation (PSE: FDC), is the publicly listed holding company for the various firms in the Filinvest group. It was established in 1955 in the Philippines by Andrew L. Gotianun Sr. and his wife, Mercedes T. Gotianun, as a used-car financing company. It has holdings in real estate development and leasing, the sales of housing units, and hotel and resort management, banking and financial services, sugar and power. It is based in Metro Manila, Philippines and is owned by the Gotianun family. Filinvest Development Corporation is involved in the hotel and tourism industry, and owns the hotel brands Crimson and Quest, the latter of which is a new value-brand hotel. In September 2014 it was reported that it planned on opening 5,000 hotel rooms within five years. At that time, company officials stated that it had over 1,000 hotel rooms. During this time it was also reported that the company was building seven hotels, two of which will be under the new Quest value brand.] In 1996, the company owned approximately 4,000 acres "of prime real estate around Manila", along with land in Cebu and Fort Bonifacio.