AS one of the first of Marriott International’s resorts in the Philippines, Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort is finally opening with exciting new offerings in store for the world. Since Mactan is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations in Asia-Pacific, Cebu is ready to have another hospitality and travel giant in its industry as Marriott International’s first resort in the Philippines finally opens, showcasing its resilience despite the challenges met in the pre-opening.

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. The property is comprised 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 a fitness gym equipped with modern facilities, the signature Sheraton Spa—the first of its rebranded features in the Asia Pacific—elegant function 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 the majority overlooking the ocean. One of the featured rooms is the Sheraton Honeymoon Suite, which is a uniquely designed space that has a 180-degree view of the ocean from the bedroom.

Other room categories include the King Room, the Sheraton Honeymoon Suite, the Junior Suite, the Executive Suite, and the Presidential Suite.

As the world’s gathering place in the Queen city of the South, guests will be welcomed by the open-space lobby that’s embellished with Cebuano-inspired design elements, from the earth-toned furnishings to the carefully handcrafted furniture. Within the courtyard’s scenery is the swimming pool, which comes with a stunning view of Mactan island’s famed white sand beaches, natural landscapes, and crystal blue waters.

Exhibiting the truest design philosophy of Sheraton’s reputation as “the world’s gathering place,” the outlet offers Sa Sitio, which is a coffee bar, deli, and bakery rolled into one. It is a community-inspired space where guests can connect, band together, or get some alone time. All the while, a vast array of pastries, staple drinks, and grab-and-go offerings are available for gastronomic satisfaction.

While experiencing relaxation and fun activities in the resort, all three main dining outlets are ready to serve a varied selection of food. The resort’s all-day dining restaurant, 5 Cien, brings culture, art, and haute cruising together over an etch of international dining selections that are complemented with a local selection of delicacies such as a taho, sikwate, and table stations among other Cebuano delicacies served in a gourmet ensemble.

Meanwhile, Dip offers a neo-festive palatable experience to the guests by serving the best of Nikkei cuisine in parallel with bold eye-catching Peruvian-Japanese dishes and interiors. Another feature in the resort is the Buhi Bar, which is a stone-carved cave bar that serves classic and contemporary drinks made fresh by seasoned mixologists. These drinks are best paired with the scrumptious Mediterranean dishes offered by the cave bar.

Social and business meetings are also welcome in the Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort. The property boasts a total of 1,400 sqm of event spaces, and five state-of-the-art meeting rooms. Another area of interest for events is the ballroom, which can accommodate up to 500 guests.

Despite the exciting offerings from Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort, it still remains loyal to Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean protocols and programs to strictly secure the guests’ experiences and ensure their safety. On top of this program, Marriott International also highlights its initiatives to conserve the environment through the Serve 360 Program: Doing Good in Every Direction, which is a collective effort for a more sustainable world.

This is one of the initiatives implemented at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort along with 800 hotels in Asia Pacific, wherein guests use refillable residential bath amenities. This initiative saves 500 million tiny bottles a year, thereby reducing 45% of landfill waste and decreasing Marriott’s global environmental footprint.

“We will soon welcome 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 is within reach minutes 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 where one can experience authentic and heartfelt Cebuano hospitality,” Sheraton’s General Manager Dottie V. Wurgler-Cronin said.

Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort is a corroboration of Marriott International’s growing portfolio all over the world; from select, premium, to luxury brands of choice. It is located along Punta Engaño road, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. It is strategically placed within a 30-minute drive to Mactan International Airport, which then becomes the gateway to the newest and most anticipated resort in the Queen of the South.

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