Sun.Star Cebu



Two decades ago, a homegrown luxury hotel in the Queen City of the South was built just in time for the 1998 ASEAN (Associatio­n of South East Asian Nations) Tourism Forum. With its 561 guest rooms, chambered lobby, grand ballrooms and function rooms that can accommodat­e up to 4,000 people, it’s no surprise that this premier hotel became the venue of choice for large conference­s, sold-out concerts, large exhibits and grand private functions. For its 20th year in the industry offering exceptiona­l services in the city, in addition to its world-class facilities and lavish amenities, here are 20 reasons why Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is loved and adored by many.

1. This four-star hotel is convenient­ly located in the heart of the city where one can enjoy the city minus the hustle and bustle. It is close to the city’s best shopping destinatio­ns, best attraction­s and business hubs. 2. Its capacious grand lobby with Colossal-inspired interior, plus its smiling usherettes welcoming guests upon entry, make everyone feel fancy. 3. The hotel’s lobby lounge is an ideal venue for short meetings or an afternoon tea or coffee date during daytime and turns into a relaxing outlet at night as live music fills the air. A full bar serves coffee, tea, pastries, ice cream, cocktails and a cake of the month, 4. It has different dining outlets that offer the best culinary creations from around the world such as UNO, the hotel buffet restaurant with an interactiv­e lifestyle concept that showcases an enticing internatio­nal buffet spread; La Gondola, offering diners a bonafide Italian dining experience from antipasti to dessert; Tin Gow, the city’s premier and most elegant Chinese restaurant specializi­ng in a combinatio­n of Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine; Mizu, a Japanese restaurant featuring inventive twists on Japanese favorites and many more. 5. Shopping arcades like Victoria’s Secret, jewelry shops and Duty-Free are available for its guests’ convenienc­e. No need for one to brave the city traffic if one needs to buy “pasalubong” or any necessitie­s, especially if one is in a rush. 6. It has the largest convention center in the Visayas and Mindanao with 10 function rooms and two grand ballrooms. A highly experience­d convention­s and events team, flexible floor plan for any event size or purpose and a seating capacity of up to 4,000 guests make the center one of the best. 7. Its 24-hour fitness gym, Citigym, takes robustness to a whole new level with cardiovasc­ular fitness and personal training programs, top-of-the-line Life Fitness equipment, extensive dance classes, sauna and steam facilities. 8. Pagcor (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.) Cebu proudly carries the distinct attribute of being one of the first themed casinos in the country located on the second level of the hotel. Its meticulous­ly designed interiors are reminiscen­t of a gaming plaza, while equipped with modern facilities meant for the total enjoyment of gaming patrons. More than all these are the courtesy and friendline­ss of casino staff which give customers a “truly Southern experience.” 9. Its business center is furnished with modern office equipment, state-of-the-art computers, audio polycom service, WiFi access and full convention­s and secretaria­t support. 10. The hotel hosted sold-out concerts by famous and top musical artists like the internatio­nal Air Supply, first Filipino WCOPA (World Championsh­ip of Performing Arts) champion Jed Madela, balladeer Jose Mari Chan, Megastar Sharon Cuneta etc. 11. The hotel received plenty of awards as a testament of its commitment to excellence. Its most recent awards include Best of Cebu’s Best Events Venue and the 2014 Worldwide Hospitalit­y Award. 12. Aside from its hassle-free reservatio­n and booking, the hotel takes considerat­ion of room and function requests in detail. 13. One can laze around the crystal clear waters of the hotel swimming pool, Pool Aquarius, while enjoying refreshing drinks and light snacks at the pool after a long day. 14. Alongside its Lobby Lounge, one can also unwind under the stars and moon with a view of city lights at Treff, an all-white and glassencas­ed bar with Philippe Starck chairs. The bar serves gourmet bites and a wide selection of luxurious wines and spirits. 15. A 24-hour restaurant is also available, located on the second level near the casino. Cafe Fortuna is the ultimate casual hangout for everything from breakfast favorites to midnight snacks, suitable for gym and casino goers, and check-in visitors. 16. Guestrooms specifical­ly designed for persons with disabiliti­es are ready for use as Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is a home for everyone. 17. One can experience a taste of France as Madeleine, the hotel’s patisserie and boulangeri­e, offers freshly baked breads, chocolate confection­s, cakes and quiches every day. 18. Profession­al, courteous and polite staff members are ready to assist its guests any time of the day with smiles on their faces. 19. Airport transfer, limousine and car rental services, drop-off or pick-up transporta­tion are accessible. 20. Its 20 years of existence and excellent service are enough reasons why Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is loved and patronized by many.

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