Cebu, May 3, 2018 – Courtyard by Marriott today announced the signing of a new 251-room property in Cebu City, underscoring the brand’s growing momentum in The Philippines. Construction is expected to begin in late 2018, with a projected opening in 2021. Intercontinental Resort and Lifestyle Inc., a subsidiary of Cebu’s Tanchan Corporate Group, will own the new Courtyard by Marriott Cebu.
“We are delighted to partner with Intercontinental Resort and Lifestyle to debut the Courtyard by Marriott brand to Cebu City,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “The signing of Courtyard by Marriott Cebu marks an exciting new chapter for us in expanding Marriott International’s presence in The Philippines – especially in this exciting corporate and tourism city.”
The Cebu City signing coincides with the recent opening of the first Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo City
The Courtyard by Marriott Cebu will rise about 14 kilometers from Mactan-Cebu International Airport within a new, 31-story mixed-use development that will feature upscale shopping, dining options and residences. Hotel guests will have convenient access to the major business hub where business process outsourcing (BPO) services, banks and other companies are located.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the Courtyard by Marriott brand to Cebu City,” said Vincent Ong, CEO of Intercontinental resort and lifestyle Inc. “With this project, we are combining our decades of experience in the Philippine market with the prestige and global brand recognition of Courtyard by Marriott to offer business travelers to Cebu a hotel like no other.”
The Courtyard by Marriott Cebu will showcase the brand’s signature modern-classic interior design, with spaces and amenities that allow for interaction, collaboration and exploration. Guests will enjoy spacious, well-appointed guestrooms and suites, a 24/7 fitness center and seamless, intuitive technology throughout the hotel, complemented by an elevated level of service that reflects the legendary Courtyard by Marriott service philosophy.
An array of food and beverage outlets will offer guests dining options from morning to night: the 100-seat all-day dining restaurant, The Market will offer guests the convenience of grab-and-go facilities, The Courtyard for traditional dining options, and the Pool Bar.
The new Courtyard by Marriott Cebu will feature a 400-square-meter ballroom, as well as two multi-purpose meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for casual and formal events, functions and business meetings.