Cebu Mar­riott to close in Jan­uary 2018

The Freeman - - NEWS - — /JBB

AyalaLand Ho­tels and Re­sorts Cor­po­ra­tion (AHRC) has an­nounced that its con­tract with Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional Ho­tels to man­age Cebu City Mar­riott Ho­tel will con­clude on De­cem­ber 31 and that the ho­tel will be clos­ing its doors on Jan­uary 1, 2018.

The ho­tel has helped spur the growth of the Cebu Busi­ness Park and the rest of the city as a global busi­ness cen­ter in the past twenty years, ac­cord­ing to AHRC.

AHRC Pres­i­dent and CEO Al Le­gaspi ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Cebu City Mar­riott Ho­tel's con­sis­tent per­for­mance since its open­ing in 1997.

“The Cebu City Mar­riott Ho­tel helped to af­firm the rep­u­ta­tion of the Cebu Busi­ness Park in its grow­ing years as the pre­mier busi­ness dis­trict of the city, as well as the re­gion,” Le­gaspi said

Le­gaspi also ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the ho­tel em­ploy­ees for their ded­i­cated ser­vice.

The ho­tel will re­open in 2018 un­der AHRC's wholly-owned ho­tel brand, Seda, af­ter re­fur­bish­ing its rooms and ameni­ties.

“Seda, which now has 1,255 rooms through­out the coun­try, is ready to fill the needs of Cebu Busi­ness Park lo­ca­tors and vis­i­tors,” said Le­gaspi.

Seda in Cebu Busi­ness Park will be the brand's big­gest in the Visayas, ac­cord­ing to AHRC.

Le­gaspi said this is fit­ting given Cebu's sta­tus as the cen­ter of busi­ness and com­merce in the area, adding that that they will be con­struct­ing another Seda ho­tel at Cebu IT Park.

“Both ho­tels will up­hold the Seda brand pil­lars of a strate­gic lo­ca­tion close to shops and restau­rants within a vi­brant Ayala Land mixed-use de­vel­op­ment com­bined with ser­vice at par with global stan­dards,” reads the press re­lease from AHRC.

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