Fili Hotel, Robinsons Hotels and Resorts’ new brand of homegrown hotels has opened its flagship property at NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu City. The 5-Star is the first of three hotel towers to rise in NUSTAR, the pioneering integrated resort in Cebu and the rest of the southern Philippines.
Fili’s location on Kawit Island paints a panoramic view of the southern part of Cebu City and the newly built Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX). It is a 30-minute drive from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport via the CCLEX, and a 25-minute sea travel from Mactan shortening the travel time and offering a scenic route to and from the airport. These major infrastructures add to a worthwhile experience and stay at the hotel.
As the country’s first authentic Filipino 5-star hotel, Fili promises the global charm of Filipino hospitality and accommodations where luxury and Filipino care are experienced in every detail. It is envisioned to be a household powerhouse that will expand and operate in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Filipino warmth and service from the heart
The Filipino hospitality beams from the hotel’s logo – a parol that symbolizes light and warmth, and a sight that evokes comfort, joy, and pride in the Filipino beholder. The parol is meant to assure guests, “You are home. Let me take care of you.”
Filipinos’ genuine care, joyful nature, and efficient service shine in all service areas of Fili. Here, each of the staff always welcomes guests with warmth and pride for the Filipino heritage and culture. From the second they arrive to long after they leave, guests can experience and treasure the distinct luxury and warmth of Filipino hospitality, which Fili prides itself on.
Fili Hotel’s service is anchored on the virtue of finding joy in helping guests the best way it can.
The lobby, hallways, and all 379 guest rooms and suites of Fili Hotel showcase local craftsmanship and celebrate artful pursuits through contemporary décor and Filipino accent pieces. Masterpieces of both budding and world-renowned Filipino artists in various mediums can be seen around the hotel.
The chandelier at the reception lobby is inspired by the sardine run, which is also one of the tourist attractions in the southern town of Moalboal. Below the chandelier is a table by Vito Selma, one of the distinguished Cebuano furniture designers.
At the Fili Lobby Lounge, solihiya is widely used, which dates back to the Spanish colonial era when it provided comfortable rest in the tropical heat. Likewise, replete with modern conveniences, Fili Hotel aims to serve as an escape from the city bustle, and as a home away from home for guests coming from other cities or countries.
The Jef Albea pieces are from his collection that’s inspired by water. Water threads all his sculptures together and like water, his sculptures of women dressed in flowing gowns have fluid lines which spread wavily, giving the impression of graceful movement and animation.
Meanwhile, both contemporary and classic pieces, as well as abstract ones by visual artist Fidel Sarmiento, are curated in various areas of the hotel, for guests to admire and learn from. Sarmiento is most known for his mastery of intricate Spanish colonial-era houses. He presents both the interior and exterior views of provincial ancestral houses, and the livelihood of Filipinos in olden times, and yokes the rich colonial past with the present.
Fili’s deluxe rooms boast a spacious and lush layout that is meant to provide relaxation and ultimate comfort – perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Meanwhile, with picturesque views of the sea, mountain, or city skyline, an incredibly comfortable bed, and lavish amenities, Fili’s suites are designed with guests’ serenity and bliss in mind.
Each room has a smart TV, high-speed internet access for multiple devices, 24-hour in-room dining service, a Nespresso coffee machine and minibar, an in-room safe, IDD telephone, and voicemail, and premium bath amenities which includes a detached bathtub for the ultimate relaxing experience.
Robinsons Hotels and Resorts (RHR) is the hospitality arm of Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC). It is well on its way to becoming the Philippines’ biggest and best hotel group with the widest variety of formats and brands, as well as the most diverse geographic reach.
Its latest development is NUSTAR Resort and Casino, Cebu’s first premier integrated resort. NUSTAR will be home to exceptional hotel towers: NUSTAR Hotel, the only ultra-luxury hotel outside Metro Manila, and Fili, a 5-star hotel that boasts genuine Filipino hospitality.
Set on an island already renowned for its hospitality, each hotel has been designed to redefine the standard of luxury in accommodations, dining, and leisure.
For inquiries and reservations, dial (032) 888-8282 or email the hotel through [email protected]. More information can also be found on the website at www.nustar.ph/hotels/fili.