Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), the property development arm of the Gokongwei group, is expanding in its mid-to-upscale Summit Hotels and Resorts brand to bring this collection of unique, boutique hotels to more destinations around the Philippines and reach greater heights in delivering rewarding stay experiences to the Summit guest.
According to Robinsons Hotels and Resorts General Manager Elizabeth Gregorio, the newest hotel property, Summit Galleria Cebu, will feature these enhanced facilities, including bigger guestrooms, large meeting and events facilities for higher capacity and multi-purpose use, and a luxurious indoor swimming pool with bar lounge area for small, private parties.
Summit Galleria Cebu is being built on a 3.6 hectare lot beside the iconic Robinsons Galleria Cebu, located in Cebu city’s rising, new city-center. The Hotel will complete the mixed-use offering of the complex. It will have 220 large, well-appointed guestrooms that typically start at 32 sqm, a spa, a gym, a ballroom with a banquet capacity of up to 600, meeting rooms and ample parking space.
To give everyone a chance to sample its amenities, Summit Galleria Cebu is offering a soft opening promo, slashing 60% off rack rates for all room types–including complimentary breakfast and signature guest perks for stays from April 1 to September 30, 2017 for those booking direct at www.summithotels.ph.
During the soft opening period, the hotel be making final preparations for the completion of some facilities including its restaurant, swimming pool, gym and spa.
The Summit Galleria Cebu allows guests to relax and travel with ease as the hotel is in close proximity to Cebu’s major transportation hubs. It is only 3 blocks away (or 1.6km) from Cebu’s major seaports, where passenger vessels dock, and is about an hour (or 12 kms) from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. For their convenience, guests may book with the hotel their airport transfer or trips to any point in Cebu.
Room types at the Summit Galleria Cebu will consist of Super King and Twin rooms, Super Family rooms (good for triple-sharing), and themed Suite Rooms all designed and inspired by Cebu’s history, culture and people.
Summit Galleria Cebu has its own drop-off in its intimate lobby facing Benedicto Street plus a direct access to Robinsons Galleria Cebu mall on the 4th floor level, making it very convenient for the guests to shop, dine and go around the newest upscale mall of Cebu.
The hotel also serves as an amenity for shoppers travelling to Cebu for destination retail therapy and looking to complete the experience with a relaxing hotel stay. The mall features an eclectic mix of top local, regional and international brands, restaurants, activity and amusement centers on all of its six floors. Guests will also benefit from the cross-promotions, special offers and other unique local-experience marketing efforts created by the strong, metropolitan synergy of the hotel and mall (both operated by RLC).
For the food and beverage outlets in the hotel, including room service, RLC has partnered with The Raintree Restaurants Group which has distinguished itself for conceptualizing, developing, managing and operating successful restaurant ventures in Metro Manila, namely Museum Café, Chelsea Kitchen, Chelsea Grand Café, Rocket Room, Stella, Saboten, and Terraz among others. This will be Raintree’s first venture out of Manila.
Summit Galleria Cebu, through its partnership with Raintree, will introduce Cebu to great new food & beverage concepts showcasing authentic international and home-style Filipino cuisine that include an all-day dining restaurant, built with a coffee bar, a bistro, essential kitchen provisions and a retail area with local artisanal items.
The Raintree Restaurant Group will likewise operate Summit Galleria Cebu’s ballroom and function venues available for business conferences and special events.
“We decided to invest more in our facilities with the aim of developing the Summit Hotels and Resorts brand and give more value to our customers,” said Gregorio noting that Summit Galleria Cebu is special since the Gokongwei family traces its roots to Cebu.
Because of this, the hotel will have a unique feature, The Gokongwei Art Gallery, with curated art pieces depicting the humble beginnings of patriarch John Gokongwei and the path he took to build one of the country’s biggest conglomerates. Guests, shoppers and art lovers alike can take a free tour of the Art Gallery located at the fourth floor access hallway to the Robinsons Galleria mall (when it opens in June 2017).
Gregorio added: “We will be unveiling a spectacular new boutique hotel in Cebu city that offers all the hallmarks of the Summit Hotels & Resorts brand – contemporary design, winning partnerships and warm, engaging service – with an unrivalled location, modern facilities and a host of unique touches designed to create a rewarding guest experience.”
Gregorio said RLC is also planning to open more properties of Summit Hotels and Resorts and the pipeline includes Summit Hotel Tacloban beside Robinsons Place Tacloban, Summit Hotel Chimes together with a residential tower in Metro Manila, and Summit Hotel Naga