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In blu heaven in Radisson Blu Cebu

A business trip turned staycation. Cocooned myself in the comforts of the newly-renovated Business Class Room of Radisson Blu Cebu

The recent 3-night trip to Cebu was a business trip. The business part was accomplished on Day 1 and the rest of the stay turned into a staycation- a blissful one. Radisson Blu Cebu made sure they rolled out the “Blu” carpet on this visit. I guess they for every guest they welcome.

I arrived before the designated check-in time and was lead to the Business Class Lounge on the 20th floor while they got the room ready. The lounge is a special amenity extended to Business Class Floors guests. Breakfast, all day coffee and snacks and evening cocktails are served in this room with a commanding view of the Northern part of the city and the Mandaue Bay.

Staycation at Radisson Blu Cebu
Perfect place & time to unwind at the end of the day. Cocktail hour at the Business Class Lounge

The 400-room hotel has seven room types and I stayed in the newly-renovated Business Class room. With an area of 35sqm, the spacious room can accommodate three adults and one child. However, I had the room all to myself. Me time.

Staycation at Radisson Blu Cebu
Spacious at 35sqm. Enjoying the me time in a room that can fit a family of 4.

Staycation at Radisson Blu Cebu
A cozy spot for a book, watch the city lights or catch the first ray of the morning.

Staycation at Radisson Blu Cebu
The view at daytime

Staycation at Radisson Blu Cebu
Working desk, if I need to work at all

Around the clock, a tasty meal from can be delivered to the room with a push of a button. This makes breakfast in bed quite tempting. I find joy in picking my food items from a wider array and the Business Class Lounge has a lot to offer, Feria even more. Feria’s buffet spread is popular among the locals and if you’ve been to the restaurant, you would know why.

Staycation at Radisson Blu Cebu
Feria has a crazy number of choices. It takes good planning to enjoy everything

Personally, breakfast with a view of Cebu was more ideal. The lounge is one floor above, faster to reach, plus the spot is quiet and more private. There’s even a small function room to cater to business travelers. Food is “more curated” in a way, fewer choices but the favorites are available. From bacon to yogurt, whatever your diet is, they have it. 

The Business Class Lounge and Feria has a vast offering of cuisines for breakfast. But I always go for my staple Cebu delicacies to start my day

Cebu is an exciting city. Foodies and night owls will find interesting places to go to. Even shopaholics will have a fields day with the mall next door. Me? I prefer to stay cocooned in the comforts of my room. I never knew how much I needed the do-nothing-but-stay-in-bed moment until I took laid on the plush king-sized bed. I was in a most ideal place to recuperate form a month of traveling, parties and work-related affairs.  

Staycation at Radisson Blu Cebu
Sweet dreams, it's a guarantee at Radisson Blu Cebu

Diving deeper into the state of restfulness, an hour of ESC Spa’s signature Reboot massage was what I needed. It was the exclamation mark that completed a rejuvenating “Blu” staycation.

Staycation at Radisson Blu Cebu
Dive deeper into a state of restfulness with an hour of ESC Spa's signature Reboot massage therapy

One more breakfast at the 20th floor lounge before I fly back to Davao. I arrived late in the morning but there was no need to rush, I was told. Breakfast can be enjoyed ala brunch on weekends when it extends dining hours to noon. So I took my sweet time. Another serving of Cebu favorites of “danggit” and “pusit”, a serving of fresh mango with yogurt, and freshly brewed coffee. My hearty meal before my extended check-out time at 2PM.

It’s been a while since I entered the expansive lobby of the hotel again. I believe it was on a Christmas season as well. The towering signature blue and silver Christmas tree was up. It reminded how grand, yet warm, the place is—the hotel, the service, and the people.

Staycation at Radisson Blu Cebu
Radisson Blu Christmas 2019. After a restful stay I'm ready for the Christmas rush.

Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.

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