|Novotel Manila Araneta Center|
The hotel in August 2016
|Address||Gen. Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines|
|Construction started||February 2012|
|Completed||July 29, 2014|
|Opening||October 2015 (soft opening)|
March 8, 2016 (grand opening)
|Owner||Araneta Hotels Inc.|
|Height||94.70 m (310.7 ft)|
|Number of rooms||401|
|Novotel Manila website|
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