Why pick Movenpick on your next trip to Cebu?

SAY, you want to indulge in a weekend away from the city, and your idea of a getaway involves hopping on a plane and flying off to somewhere not too far from Davao. Cebu might be your best bet. Luckily, Philippine Airlines has brought back their inter-island routes and the direct link from Durian City to the Queen City won’t take an hour of traveling via its airbus.

Which hotel in Cebu? Pick Movenpick Hotel in Mactan Island. Here’s why.

Movenpick Hotel is close to the airport.

Your vacation time is precious and don’t let traffic eat up a chunk off it.

Movenpick Hotel is a short, quick ride from the Mactan International Airport.

Movenpick’s location is away from the traffic-beaten roads of Cebu. The short six-kilometer ride from the airport to the hotel will only take 15 minutes.

Movenpick Hotel is a 5-star beachfront oasis.

It’s a very hip and happening place and what it offers is fresh and modern hospitality in island of Mactan.
Welcome to Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, a 5-star beachfront oasis

The hotel will welcome you to a picturesque view of the beach and lush greenery. Here, you can experience barefoot elegance as you relax with a drink in your hand and your toes in the sand. Fresh, trendy and inviting, the hotel will offer you a myriad of choices from accommodation, leisure activities, entertainment and culinary delights.

Movenpick rooms are so tropical chic.

It will be good to immerse in the Mediterranean vibe of a nest away from home, and that will be any of the alluring 245 guestrooms and suites in the hotel.

Soothing colors. Rooms are so tropical chic.

Enjoy the comfort and convenience of your contemporary space that opens to a private balcony overlooking the pool or sea. It is designed to meet the essentials of today’s traveler like you. Each guestroom is equipped with key features such as LED TV, work desk, complimentary Internet access, minibar fully stocked with refreshments, complimentary tea and coffee facility, safety deposit box, hair dryer, luxury bathroom amenities and many more.

Movenpick is a gastronomic paradise.

You can’t stay in the comforts of your room forever. Room service is good but eating out is even better, and that doesn’t mean leaving the hotel because Movenpick is a gastronomic paradise.

The cheese spread is a daily offering at The Sails buffet. 

The hotel is also known as a destination for gourmands in search of a unique and entertaining dining experience. Each restaurant will delight you with its own selection of savory and classic dishes.

The Lobby Lounge serves up a variety of hot and cold beverages, including the signature Mövenpick specialty coffee. Delicacies include breads and pastries, as well as the internationally acclaimed Mövenpick brand ice cream.

“I’m your Venus, your fire, your desire.”
Venus, the coffee machine, brews Movenpick’s specialty coffee. The machine, made of pure copper, was handcrafted by master artisans & metal sculptors in the quaint village of Macerata in Southeastern Italy. It’s the same coffee machine used in the Vatican by Pope Benedict XVI.

The Sails is an all-day dining restaurant that showcases an interactive buffet style concept, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a creative à la carte menu. Light snacks, cocktails and spirits are served at The Forum, an al-fresco dining area situated by the pool.

At the end of the hotel marina is the hotel’s signature outlet, the Ibiza Beach Club. Offering the finest in food and entertainment, it showcases world-class entertainment accompanied with spectacular ocean views and authentic Balearic style Churrasco and Mediterranean tapas. 

Must-eat: 14-meat course Churrasco at the Ibiza Beach Club.
A stunning architecture that boasts of a vibrant and lively ambiance, the Ibiza Beach Club is also perfect for private events and social gatherings. 
Sunset is best viewed in this spot- the Ibiza Beach Club
Guests can wine and dine under the stars as they watch exciting live performances of Latin, Brazilian, Broadway, At The Movies, Pop and Retro themed musical dance numbers.
Samba Brazilia! Themed shows highlight nights at the beach club.

Movenpick can hold a big party (or a meeting) for you.

Well, who said you can’t invite the rest of your friends over and have a ball (or a meeting if its business that brought you to the Cebu). Whatever it is you have planned, the hotel is ideal for all kinds of meetings and occasions. From a small party to conferences to large-scale events, Movenpick offers a variety of choices from venue to menu.

The garden of Movenpick is a perfect venue for al fresco events

Hold it in one of these destination-named function spaces: the Monte Carlo Ballroom, Portofino, Cannes, The Forum and Ibiza Beach Club. If you want it al fresco, so be it! You can even book your party at the beach garden, a picturesque setting that’s perfect for any outdoor gathering, weddings included. But you’re not getting married, are you?

Movenpick can rejuvenate your tired soul.

The sea air is a great pick me up, the sun can give you a nice shade of tan, the sand will massage your weary feet, and the salt water, well, is a great cure-all. All these are good for your well-being, but let’s take it further at Movenpick.

Movenpick can rejuvenate you.

How about indulging your senses in a wide array of services at the Spa del Mar? More than just pampering experience, Spa Del Mar offers an unparalleled experience with a complete range of health and beauty treatments in luxury private rooms for massage and meditation. The appealing spa menu draws inspiration from diverse Asian influences and cultures, combining them with contemporary techniques.

Movenpick can get your heart racing.

In a wholesome kind of way, that is. Swimming, or engaging in the water sports offered at the beach side is good exercise, so you really don’t need to go to the gym. You’re on vacation for heaven’s sake.

 Do more than dip, swim in this pool & get your heart racing.
But if you’re a gym rat (aka addict), Movenpick will not disappoint. You can pump those muscles lifting weights at the gym, stretch it in a Yoga session or shake off a few hundred calories in Zumba class.

Movenpick will take you out to the blue.

Movenpick’s idea of you going out of the hotel is not on land but on sea. You can round up your much-needed respite in Cebu by visiting the nearby beaches around Mactan Island. 
Out to the blue, Movenpick can take you there
Book any of the island tour and snorkeling packages and feast your eyes with a relaxing blue seascape and the wonderful glimpse of the underwater. Now, you can say you did step out of the hotel.

For more information about Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, visit the website at:http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com/cebu.

For enquiries or reservations, please call Cebu Sales office at +63 32 499 7777 or e-mailhotel.cebu@moevenpick.com. Manila residents may contact Manila Sales office at +63 02 753 3131 or e-mail manilasales.cebu@moevenpick.com

For more photos about this story, and other travel and lifestyle stories, visithttp://jeepneyjinggoy.blogspot.com/and http://apples-and-lemons.blogspot.com/

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 30, 2015.

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