Cebu Parklane International Hotel lobby. PHOTOS BY BERNARD L. SUPETRAN

With travel restrictions being eased for fully vaccinated persons, the Queen City of the South and Cebu Province beckon jet setters once more to explore one of the world’s best islands and make up for the lost time.

At the heart of the city’s business park is Cebu Parklane International Hotel which celebrates the vibrant local color, flavor, culture, and warm southern hospitality.

Living by its tagline “A hotel in Cebu that stands for Cebu,” it features a glimpse of local cultural heritage with the murals and photos depicting the history, events and festivities at every floor and guest room. It takes pride in being the first and the only hotel owned and managed by an all-Filipino staff, composed mostly of home-grown workforce and executives.

Its 241 rooms and suites are furnished and tastefully designed for business travelers, family vacationers, conventions, special events, and even weddings.

A gleaming 16-floor blue glass tower at the corner of Archbishop Reyes Ave. and Escario St. just across Ayala Center, the 3-star hotel blends world-class service and the elegant quaintness of a local brand.

Wedding Suite

Guests will be awed by a compass-themed lobby inspired by the expedition of Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan who set foot in the island 500 years ago, and a diorama depicting Cebu’s myriad of attractions.

Much a self-contained leisure complex, Cebu Parklane has the Aquamarine Fitness and Wellness Gym and lap pool at the fourth level podium, and the Maning’s 24/7 convenience store and souvenir shop at the ground floor.

Come chow time, its dining outlets will take you on a gustatory adventure to Cebu’s vaunted cuisine. The intimate Manuel’s Restaurant showcases the Signature All-Day Buffet Restaurant, lechon for lunch, roast beef for dinner, and a wide array of ala carte local and international delights.

At the hotel’s fourth floor is Kan-anan, an al fresco outlet which offers delectable fresh-from-the-grill dishes every Friday and Saturday. With a view of the city’s skyline at night, it is an ideal place to unwind with family and friends over good food and music with live entertainment.

Manuel’s Restaurant

For quick bites, there is Bean Date at the foyer which has a wide range of desserts, pastries, caffeine-booster drinks and other food to go, and the all-you-can-eat merienda cena from 2 p.m to 6 pm.

The hotel hopes to bring back its sought-after lunch and dinner buffets by December in time for the Christmas Season.

According to Cebu Parklane general manager Cenelyn Manguilimotan, the Covid-19 pandemic presented an opportunity to rethink the future of tourism. She said that while the future is uncertain, they hope to rise above the challenges and move forward in helping Cebu’s tourism industry bounce back and reach new heights.

“Cebu Parklane International Hotel looks forward to welcoming you again to give you that distinctly local experience,” she concludes.

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