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Freeman Cebu Business

Developer hints on more tourism-related projects

Ehda M. Dagooc - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  Property developer AppleOne Mactan Inc., expressed strong confidence on Cebu’s speedy tourism recovery and hints to invest more on tourism related developments.

AppleOne Properties Inc., chief executive officer (CEO) Ray Manigsaca said that one of the reasons why the company is bullish about Cebu’s astounding tourism rebound is because of the appointment of the Cebuana Department of Tourism (DOT) secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco.

 “We have a very qualified Cebuana at the helm of DOT, Christina Frasco. It gives me more confidence to invest in the tourism industry like more branded resorts/hotel soon,” said Manigsaca whose company is set to open the five-star Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort on September 1, 2022.

Being the first of Marriott International’s first resort in the Philippines, Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort opening boosts Cebu charm to lure local and international tourists, now that travel is back.

 Nestled in the historic islands in the Philippines, Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort shall become a destination for tourists as it unveils a welcoming and assured hospitality service and offerings.

The property comprises of 261 stylish rooms and suites with the captivating views of the Hilutungan Channel, one of Cebu’s finest and richest sanctuaries, and the scenic Olango Island, one of the seven best-known flyaways for migratory birds in the world. The resort also offers the fitness gym equipped with modern facilities, the signature Sheraton Spa – the first of its rebranded feat in the Asia Pacific, the elegant functions spaces and board rooms, and a meticulously curated selection of dining outlets to seal the resort experience.

The property gives pride to the spacious rooms with majority of it overlooking at the ocean view. On the highlight among the rooms is the Sheraton Honeymoon Suite. This uniquely designed space has the 180 degrees view of the ocean in the bedroom area.

The property boasts a total of 1,400 square meters of event space, and 5 state-of-the-art Meeting Rooms. Another area of interest for events is the ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 guests which will surely trademark indelible memories.

 In spite of all the exciting offerings that Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort can offer, it still remains to be loyal to Marriott International’s Commitment to clean protocols and programs to strictly secure the guest experience and assure their safety. Parallel to the Commitment to Clean program, Marriott International also highlights their initiatives to conserve the environment through the Serve 360 Program: Doing Good in Every Direction, a collective effort for a more sustainable world. One of the initiatives implemented at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort, together with the 800 plus hotels in Asia Pacific, is the use of Residential Bath Amenities which projects to save 500 million tiny bottles in a year reducing 45 percent landfill waste – strengthening Marriott’s global environmental footprint.

 “We are to be welcoming guests to the Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort. Recognized as one of the Philippines’ most important hubs, Cebu is one of the few places in the Philippines where white-sand beaches are within the reach from a bustling historic city. It is a place known for its heritage and natural environment, and this truly makes Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort a tropical sanctuary to experience the authentic and heartfelt Cebuano hospitality,” said Sheraton’s General Manager, Dottie V. Wurgler–Cronin.

Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort is located along Punta Engaño Road, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City.

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