Staying ‘Maayo’ in Cebu

CEBU maybe one of the top tourist destinations in the country as it boats of highly regarded beaches and falls unique in the area.

In fact, Cebu is being eyed as an alternate destination with the closure of Boracay.

But more than its pristine tourist attraction, Cebu, particularly in Mandaue City, is set to lure new type of tourists catering to those seeking wellness and hospitality.

Embodying a perfect balance of wellness and hospitality, Maayo Hotel and Maayo Well are two establishments that form Cebu’s very first 4-star hotel and wellness complex offering top-of-the-line hotel services, world-class integrative medicine, and professional aesthetic services aimed at exemplifying the essence of what staying well truly means.

In Cebuano dialect, “Maayo” means good, and just as the word suggests, guests are sure to encounter the world-renowned goodness of Cebuano hospitality and culture throughout their stay in Maayo Hotel and Maayo Well.

William Liu, chief executive officer of the Primary Group of Builders, developer of Maayo Hotel and Maayo Well said while the country has been promoting medical tourism, he has yet to see an establishment offering such services.

“The idea is for our guests to come back better. So whether you are coming in for travel or to seek medical treatments, at Maayo you can experience both and leave better than when you came here,” added Lui.

With subtle touches of Filipino culture all around, such as the use of the banig in the lift’s interiors, the hotel’s welcome drinks that highlight Cebu’s celebrated mangoes, and the undeniable Visayan warmth and hospitality, one will feel comfortably right at home in Maayo.

Staying Well

Maayo Hotel features 229 comfortable guest rooms, each designed with Western and Eastern influences and painted in soothing hues and palettes to inspire relaxation and solace. An infinity pool overlooking a panoramic view of the city serves as the perfect way to unwind and make a week's worth of stress disappear.

Maayo Hotel prides itself with its gastronomic offerings, with recipes ranging from well-kept secrets from Cebuano homes to popular international favorites. “Uma,” the hotel’s all-day dining area has offerings from the Visayas region as well as Southeast Asia.

Guests must not forget to have a warm cup of Maayo’s sinfully rich and dark “sikwate” or hot chocolate native from Argao for breakfast, especially if they pair it with some crispy “danggit and puso (dried fish and hanging rice).”

Maayo Hotel’s other facilities include a yoga space, a rooftop pocket garden, a jogging trail, and function rooms.

Adjacent to the hotel is Maayo Well, a seven-floor facility that houses modern outpatient clinics which offer both wellness and aesthetic services, all performed by locally and internationally trained nurses and doctors.

Maayo Medical is the perfect complement to the hotel, allowing Maayo to offer more than just relaxation. In Maayo Well, guests can get a well-deserved, expertly executed, hydrofacial, lightening or age-defying facial. Body toning Discovery PICO treatment, body-contouring Exilis, restorative dentistry, oral prophylaxis, rejuvenating health drips and infusions are also part of Maayo Well’s repertoire.

Discrete entrances and exits are provided for guests who have undergone treatments and services. This is meant to ensure privacy is respected and maintained.

Holistic experience

Maayo’s vision is to provide a holistic experience that combines medical, wellness, and aesthetic services in one world-class complex. Maayo Well offers wellness and beauty packages that can be designed to complement your stay at Maayo Hotel.

At present, the Philippines is ranked 8th in the world as a medical tourism destination. With the expected opening of a new airport in the province this June, Cebu expects domestic and foreign tourist arrivals to increase exponentially.

Maayo aims to leverage on this expected influx of tourists, particularly those who are into medical tourism. And with their vision to provide a holistic experience of medical, wellness, and aesthetic services, they aim to capture the Southeast Asian and the bigger Asia-Pacific markets.

Whether you are a tourist with a serious case of wanderlust, a traveler in search of healing, a tired soul in need of wellness, or simply a worker or student craving for some “me time” you will find new ways to stay well at Maayo in Cebu.


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