Summit Circle Hotel: Every business traveler's dream
() - December 4, 2011 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines -  Who says old means outdated? Not when you’re talking about Cebu City. It may be the oldest pocket of civilization in the country, but this certainly doesn’t mean the Queen City of the South has been kept in the Dark Ages when it comes to progress. In fact, it is as sophisticated and vibrant as any modern destination in the world.

With several developments in place, including resorts, convention centers and malls, Cebu City has made the transition from laidback country getaway to a cosmopolitan hub of commerce and recreation that is every business traveler’s dream.

As the second largest city in the Philippines, Cebu is the regional center of Central Visayas, with 12 surrounding cities and municipalities. In recent years, it has developed a reputation as furniture and home decor capital of the Philippines.

The city is also home to many beautiful beaches and islands (like Bantayan and Malapascua) which offer diving and snorkeling activities, as well as other tourist spots — many of which are historical such as Magellan’s Cross.

Cebu is also a thriving hub of commercial activity, as local manufacturers churn out world-class products like rattan, fresh and saltwater pearls as well as the local delicacies like lechon and special chicharon.

Past meets present

More than that, it is fast coming into its own as top-of-mind choice for meetings and conventions, a status that is well-deserved. Visitors will certainly enjoy its curious mix of history and modern-day sophistication, not to mention its beautiful beaches and rustic island allure.

As one of the venerable hotels in the city, Summit Circle Hotel mirrors this unique juxtaposition of past and present. Summit Circle is a full-service hotel that caters to the no-nonsense traveler who appreciates value and elegance without being extravagant.

Formerly known as Cebu Midtown Hotel, it has been servicing the business community since the 1990s, building a legacy of good service among travelers and becoming a prominent part of the city’s business landscape.

Located along the historic Fuente Osmeña, about 40 minutes away from the Mactan International Airport, it is ideally situated at the center of business and culture. Fuente Osmeña, named after the late President Sergio Osmeña, patriarch of one of Cebu’s prominent families, has been a venue for cultural, social and political events. Widely regarded as the soul center of the city, it is the perfect jump-off point to the city’s other landmarks, as well as the beaches and resorts in nearby islands.

Convenience, quality and diversity

A property of Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC), Summit Circle Hotel has undergone an extensive makeover, re-branding itself to reflect its more progressive thrust. The result is a brighter, more colorful and environment-friendly hotel that will appeal to the hip, young crowd, yet one that retains the warmth and homey ambience of the old Cebu Midtown that beckon to its loyal clientele.

The attention to details is evident in the rooms from deluxe twin, double, king tojunior suites which boast not only of modern amenities like cable TV and Wi-Fi, but hypo-allergenic and chiropractic pillows as well. With its recent upgrade, one is assured of more than satisfying stay at Summit Circle Hotel.

Summit Circle Hotel is also a perfect place to stay for those who love shopping as it is located on the top level of Robinsons Place Cebu, a four-level, full-service shopping mall that houses a variety of well-known restaurants, retail and service establishments. Everything that one practically needs can be found right within the building making it the perfect shopping destination for both Cebuanos and visitors alike. It promises three words to guests and shoppers: convenience, quality, and diversity.

Over the years, RLC has been a household name when it comes to land development and retail industries. Aside from Summit Circle Hotel, RLC is also known for its three mixed-use developments in prime and strategic locations in Cebu. Right across the hotel is Robinsons Cybergate Cebu, a seven-story building with four levels of retail shops and restaurants, having upper floors for medical and dental clinics and offices. 

Another mixed-use development is AmiSa, built to offer residential condominiums to those who love both the urban and suburban life, which includes the soon-to-rise Summit Shores Hotel.

Also in the works are horizontal developments like the Blue Coast Residences and Aspen Heights. One of RLC’s recently launched projects was Azalea Place.

For reservations, call (032) 239-3000 or visit

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