Citadines Cebu City opens its doors, elevates Cebu hospitality scene

If you’re Cebu-bound and looking for comfortable, stylish accommodation to serve as your home away from home, you’ll be delighted to know that Citadines Cebu City is now opened.

The first Citadines Apart’hotel in Cebu City promises to bring travelers’ experience several notches higher with its warm, personalized services and its well thought-out serviced residences that combine the best of home and hotel living.

Citadines Cebu City is The Ascott Limited’s first property in the queen city of the south and was undertaken in collaboration with Cebu Landmasters, Inc., the recently recognized best developer in the Philippines by the Philippine Property Awards. Situated within Base Line Center, which houses several lifestyle conveniences in the best possible location in the heart of Midtown Cebu’s serene surroundings.

Citadines Cebu City ribbon cutting
Citadines Cebu City ribbon cutting

“Ascott Limited is thrilled to welcome guests into the newly-opened Citadines Cebu City to elevate the Cebu experience. This is Ascott Limited’s first property amongst the four with Cebu Landmasters Inc. The strategic alliance will focus on properties in key cities in the Mindanao and Visayas regions – such as Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Dumaguete and Iloilo,” said Mr. Daniel Wee, The Ascott Limited’s Country General Manager for the Philippines.

Showcasing the significance of the event, Citadines Cebu City’s soft opening turned out to be veritable who’s who of the hospitality industry.

In attendance were The Ascott Limited Philippines Country General Manager Daniel Wee, Deputy Country General Manager Philip Barnes, City Manager Susan Salcedo, Residence Manager Nanette Moreno, along with CLI’s Chairman, President and CEO Jose Soberano III and Director, EVP, COO Jose Franco Soberano, and Director of Assets Mathias Bergundthal.

Also present were guests from the City Government Mayor Edgar Labella, Department of Tourism’s Regional Head Dir. Shahlimar Tamano, and Abaca Baking Company’s Head Jason Hyatt.

The Citadines staff accommodated everyone with their famous Cebuano hospitality, as evidenced by their warm smiles and welcoming grazing table set by their partner food and beverage partner, the Abaca Baking Company.

Guests marveled at the art pieces in Citadines Cebu City’s lobby area, an architectural gem that creates a homey atmosphere and makes guests immediately feel right at home. Done in vibrant colors, it showcases works and accent pieces by local craftsmen and renowned Cebuano artists such as Kenneth Cobonpue, Bobby Lagdameo, and Inky Livie.

Envisioned to be functional yet cozy at the same time, Citadines Cebu City offers 180 serviced residences that marry the conveniences of a modern home and the services of a hotel. Travelers have a choice of studio queen, studio twin and one-bedroom suite.

Citadines Cebu City’s rooms are a study in functionality and efficiency. Each serviced residence comes with its own kitchen, wireless internet access, home entertainment system, individual air conditioning, and even a built-in a washer and dryer in each unit.

At the same time, it offers concierge and housekeeping services, a 24-hour reception and guest service team to ensure safety and security, and a gym to help tenants stay fit and healthy. The property also features The Abaca Group for its food and beverage services as the partnership includes running the serviced residences’ daily breakfast, banquet facilities and in-room dining.

Citadines Cebu City is close to famous tourist spots such as Magellan’s Cross, Basilica del Santo Nino, Fort San Pedro, Casa Gorordo Museum, Fuente Osmena circle, the Taoist temple, and the Provincial Capitol. Several restaurants offering Cebu delicacies, including its world-famous lechon, are close by. Moreover, Ascott’s hosts are on hand to guide guests in planning their trips, whether it is to visit the whale sharks of Oslob or to check out the danggit at Carbon Market.

Next time you head over to Cebu, make sure to check out for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

About The Ascott Limited

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. Ascott’s portfolio spans more than 170 cities across over 30 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the USA.

Ascott has more than 59,000 operating units and over 42,000 units under development, making a total of more than 101,000 units in 680 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, Citadines Connect, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf, Préférence, Vertu, Harris, Fox, Yello and POP!.

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