Cebu Marriott to close in January 2018
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.