Hotel places guests near port and business centre
Hotel guests enjoy the plush comfort of this accommodation while also simultaneously taking advantage of the proximity to exciting historic, cultural and shopping attractions. The SM City Cebu Mall, a 25,000-square-metre shopping extravaganza, is connected to the hotel via a walkway and offers guests every kind of store from electronics to clothing, a variety of restaurants and cafés, movie theatres, and an arcade and bowling alley. Business guests appreciate the easy access from the hotel to the nearby International Convention Centre, a 28,000-square-metre, three-story structure that hosts meetings, conventions and exhibitions. Of course, along with the convenience to shopping and business and destinations, the hotel also boasts proximity to stunning examples of the island’s natural beauty, including white sand beaches and diving sites.
- Cebu International Port - 500 m
- Cebu International Convention Center - 1 km
- IT Park - 2 km
- Olango Bird Sanctuary - 5 km east of Mactan Island
- Cebu Taoist Temple - 9 km
Nearby historical attractions include:
- Magellan's Cross - On April 21, 1521, after arriving in Cebu, Portugese explorer Ferdinand Magellan ordered this wooden cross to be planted; the memorial marks the arrival of Christianity to the country.
- Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño - This 16th-century church marks the spot where in 1565, Spanish explorers saw the image of the Holy Child Jesus ("Sto. Niño" in Spanish). Today, the basilica houses a museum chronicling the presence of Christianity in Cebu.
- Colon Street – Currently a shopping destination for bargain seekers, Colon Street was built by the Spaniards in 1565 and developed by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, the Spanish conquistador who arrived in the Philippines to establish a colony. The street was the centre for commercial activity in downtown Cebu City and is now the oldest one in the Philippines.
- Fort San Pedro - Located in the Plaza Indepedencia, near the city port, this military defense structure was built in 1738 under the command of Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi to repel Muslim raiders. However, in the 19th century, the tables turned as Filipino revolutionaries used the fort as a stronghold while rebelling against the Spaniards.
- Casa Gorordo - This site was originally the home of the first Filipino archbishop of Cebu, Juan Gorordo. Today, the house is a museum showcasing historical memorabilia, relics and antique furniture reflecting Filipino lifestyle during the Spanish colonial era.