First Radisson Blu Hotel in Asia Pacific to Open in Cebu

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 23 September 2010

Carlson's first Radisson Blu hotel in Asia Pacific will open in Cebu on 27 September 2010.

Located in the Philippines oldest and second largest city, the 400-room Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu is centrally located beside the SM City Cebu Mall, one of the largest shopping and entertainment complexes in the region. The hotel is 11 kilometres from Mactan International Airport.

The interior design of the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu will feature a strong use of local, natural elements such as woodwork carvings, weavings and pearls.

All 400-rooms will be equipped with 37-inch flat screen televisions and iPod docking stations. As with all Carlson hotels, guests at the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu will be provided with complimentary high-speed Internet access available throughout all public areas and guest rooms.

The hotel will offer Business Class, a new product which will offer guests the full use of the Radisson Club Lounge with complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails, and use of a meeting room. It also includes added perks such as upgraded room and amenities, complimentary daily newspaper, turn-down service, express check-in and check-out services, a Nespresso coffee machine in the guestroom, and complimentary pressing of garments upon arrival.

Apart from being recognized as one of the top island destinations in Asia, Cebu is also fast becoming a business hub with convention facilities that meet international standards. Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu is positioned to deliver some of the highest levels of comfort and quality, making it an ideal hotel for business and leisure travellers, said Grant Gaskin, general manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu.

The Santa Maria Grand Ballroom measures 1,200 square meters and has an 8-meter high ceiling. It will accommodate up to 1,200 persons and will be complemented by a highly versatile pre-function area spanning 400 square meters with direct access to a VIP holding room. The Nia Ballroom measures 780 square meters with a five-meter high ceiling and can seat up to 650 persons. Additionally, there will be ten function rooms, named after Spanish galleons, with seating capacity ranging from ten to 80 persons. All of the meeting rooms will open up to a central meeting plaza for morning and afternoon service of refreshments.

For dining, the hotels main restaurant FERIA will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets featuring Asian, Japanese, Mediterranean, cold seafood, and dessert sections, set in a contemporary, interactive style food market. Guests seeking to dine by the 800-meter free-form swimming pool will be able to feast on an assortment of local and international cuisine, as well as freshly grilled seafood at THE POOL restaurant.

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