Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu: Luxury Redefined With Exemplary Hospitality “Yes I Can!” Service


When in Cebu and you want to experience oasis right in the middle of the bustling cityscape, stay at the ultra luxe five-star Radisson Blu Hotel. It’s classification as a Radisson Blu connotes a higher, upscale category of the Radisson Group. The place exudes ritzy, high-class interiors with modern facilities to suit the taste of seasoned business and leisure travelers.



It’s amazing how the staff can deliver hospitality over and beyond expectations.  No snooty or elitist attitude here, only modest and unpretentious genuine service that truly comes from the heart. The world’s leading hotel brand delivers the “Yes I Can!” service philosophy. 


 I headed to Cebu for a quick 24-hour staycation with no particular hotel in mind. All I needed was a comfy bed and a place near SM Mall, Ayala Business Park and IT Park.  Upon landing at  Mactan Cebu International Airport at 9am, I turned on my mobile and started searching hotels via the ever trusty and reliable Agoda. 


First on the list was the Radisson Blu. I could have instantly booked via Agoda right then and there, but I was pressed for time and needed instant confirmation right away. I directly called up reservations, inquired for room availability  special preference: early-check-in and interline discount/industry rate.
To my delight, all my requests were granted!  At 9am, they can already accommodate me for early check-in. To avail of the industry rates, one should have booked in advanced. The reservations officer gladly offered me the local residents rate instead. So cool!  The rate comes with complimentary buffet breakfast.


After a quick 30 mins drive from the airport, I came home to this gorgeous hotel! look at the grandiose lobby and staircase! Check-in was a breeze. 


A Club Carlson card was handed to me. It was a loyalty rewards card that provides special member-only benefits.  Its 100-percent Guest Satisfaction Guarantee is the hotel’s mantra for guests at every touch point from arrival to departure.


Meeting with friends or business associates over for coffee or cocktails?  The Lobby Bar can accommodate 180 guests.  It also features live, nightly entertainment with free high-speed wifi



Incredibly plush comfortable sheets!  Indulge in a memory foam bed with goose feather pillows and a down-filled duvet. Radisson Blu truly knows how to spoil its weary guests!




The spacious deluxe room is approximately 61 mAmenities include a spacious work area, an in-room safe, a 37-inch LCD television with cable and a well-stocked mini bar. 


OOTD: Floral Teal Peplum by: WithLoveClothing 


I was pleasantly surprised to see an iPod® docking entertainment system.  I could succumbed to iTunes all day long!


Ample space for rest and relaxation


Modern art and lighting fixtures 





 I just love the convenience of having  modern bathrooms with 2 way mirrors! It makes makeup application easy peasy. 


With a location on Serging Osmeña Boulevard at the corner of Juan Luna Avenue, the hotel boasts proximity to the International Port. This South Pacific getaway proves to be the perfect starting point for exploring the island of Cebu.



With a location on Serging Osmeña Boulevard at the corner of Juan Luna Avenue, the hotel boasts proximity to the International Port. This South Pacific getaway proves to be the perfect starting point for exploring the island of Cebu.

 Other nearby attractions: SM Mall ( just directly right across. a walkway connects the hotel to the mall ) IT Park, Olango Bird Sanctuary, Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore Del Sto Nino, Fort San Pedro, Casa Gorordo.




 

Lounge to your hearts desire and have an enjoyable dip at the hotel’s outdoor, free-form pool which spans 800 m2




A pool bar offers an abundance of flavors ranging from fresh, grilled seafood to classic local and international dishes. It can comfortably seat 60 guests with free wifi. 



It also features an extensive selection of signature cocktails and classic drinks. Mojitos anyone?



And the renowned Feria Super Buffet Breakfast is the most memorable part of my staycation. In my opinion, this is the most extensive buffet breakfast ever!  The word Feria is a Latin word for Feast day. And true to its word, Feria serves a gastronomic feast of pure succulent delight.



A number of interactive stations to get your breakfast specifically made just the way you like it.  There’s Asian, Japanese and cold seafood, International, Mediterranean, and dessert.



A wide array of freshly baked breads, butter, jam and spread


Salads with various generous toppings, assorted salami, cold-cuts and cheeses


Oriental section


Filipino Breakfast Viands


Fresh fruits in season


Floor-to-ceiling windows present panoramic views of the swimming pool and bar, and two separate glass-walled rooms for intimate private dining


Radisson Blu is  Tripadvisor’s 2013 Travelers Choice Award.  It has also earned the distincttion as Agoda.com’s Top 12 Best-rated Hotels in the Philippines. 



Serging Osmeña Boulevard
corner Juan Luna Avenue
Cebu City, Philippines 6000
Tel: +63 (32) 402 9900
Tel: +63 (32) 505 1700
Fax: +63 (32) 402 9999
E-mail: reservations.cebu@radisson.com

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