With confidence in the future of tourism in the Philippines, Cebu will be a key focal point of Accor's expansion in the country as the French hospitality group will be launching two new builds as part its larger 18-hotel pipeline over the next five years.
Coming up in 2024 is the Mercure Cebu Downtown, which will feature 182 rooms, a restaurant, an executive floor lounge, pool, gym and rooftop bar, all following contemporary Filipino-Spanish design aesthetics. Business groups can also utilise the ballroom, meeting rooms and business centre.
The property is set to be the first international luxury hotel in Cebu's historic downtown area, and will form an integral part of the Patria de Cebu masterplan.
The mixed-use development on which Mercure will sit in recently received its ceremonial blessing and groundbreaking of the 21,000sqm site on 19 April. Once completed, Patria de Cebu will feature dining, office space, entertainment, leisure spaces and an integrated shopping centre.
Nearby landmarks include The Metropolitan Cathedral, Parish of Saint Vitalis and of the Immaculate Conception and the Basilica of Santo Niño.
The Sofitel Cebu City will open in 2025.
Earlier in February, Accor has also announced the Sofitel Cebu City, which is expected to debut a year after Mercure Cebu Downtown in 2025.
Offering 195 rooms, the luxury hotel's amenities will include two restaurants, a lobby lounge, executive floor lounge, fitness centre, pool, spa and rooftop bar. Events can be held at the meeting rooms and ballrooms.
Like Mercure Cebu Downtown, the Sofitel Cebu City is located in mixed-used development Cebu Business Park, housing a mall, sports and recreation centers, as well as convention facilities.