Marco Polo deems Cebu hotel best in AsiaJanuary 20, 2015
Top real estate developer Federal Land steps up its game in the local hospitality industry, bolstered by rosy prospects in tourism as well as by recent accolades garnered by its distinctive hotel projects.
Foremost, its pioneering hospitality development in the Queen City of the South, the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, has been dubbed Hotel of the Year in Asia by the Marco Polo Hotels organization.
The only five-star hotel in Cebu City is now considered a paragon among the dozen prestigious Marco Polo establishments all over the region.
The recognition takes into consideration Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s exemplary performance in the aspects of business results, overall guest experience, quality of accommodations, dining experience and associate satisfaction.
In order to sustain and further the market leadership it has breached, Federal Land is dedicating a business group to support the further development of its Marco Polo branded hotel and residences.
Cathay International Resources Corporation will focus on the development of community facilities within the Marco Polo Residences Cebu area. The Marco Polo Plaza Cebu hotel will also be upgraded with additional amenities and facilities, such as new F&B outlets and a renovated grand ballroom that will double its capacity.
All these enhancements are geared toward increasing the competitiveness of Federal Land hotel developments amid the burgeoning MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) market in the tourist destination of Cebu City.
With these developments, the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu strengthens its reputation as a sought-after tourist and leisure destination in the South—a pioneering establishment that arguably paved the way for strengthening the cosmopolitan culture and urbanization of the capital city.
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu offers 329 spacious and comfortable guest rooms and suites situated 600 feet above sea level atop the prestigious Nivel Hills district. It is conveniently accessible from the Mactan International Airport and is near the best upscale lifestyle centers and shopping malls in the city.
Part of the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s legendary reputation is its distinctive level of service, providing guests a pampering experience befitting the naturally laidback and leisurely way of living in the tourist destination of Cebu. The hotel provides a wealth of amenities as well as an array of flavors with its signature food and beverage outlet spanning Mediterranean, South-East Asian, Western and Filipino cuisine.
Situated within easy walking distance from the hotel is its branded residential component, the Marco Polo Residences. It has similarly solidified its status as the preferred upscale address in Metropolitan Cebu having recently been adjudged as the Best Condominium Development in Cebu at the 2014 Philippines Property Awards. Its first tower is now ready for occupancy, while construction of the rest of the development is on track and in full swing.
Federal Land’s dominance in the Philippine leisure and hospitality industry is largely seen to be catalyzed with the completion of the highly anticipated Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in 2016. It is the developer’s second foray into internationally branded hotel development, following the success of Marco Polo in Cebu.