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Hotel Elizabeth Archbishop Reyes Avenue Camputhaw, Cebu City Tel. no. +6332 231 8000

The Best of Both Worlds Cebu’s Hotel Elizabeth mixes business with pleasure Writer, Carlo Villarica Photographer, Paola Aseron and kerwin kaiser yu

Many adhere to the saying, “don’t mix business with pleasure.” It seems like sound advice, but doesn’t making business pleasurable sound like good advice as well? Who wouldn’t want that? In fact many of the most successful people in the world have blatantly mixed the two with great results. With this in mind, 131-room Hotel Elizabeth seamlessly blends the two into one clear palette. Designed by the flamboyant Tessa Prieto-Valdes, the hotel has snippets of the heiress’ colorful personality as well as her natural elegance and penchant for style. This is clearly apparent to the many who have visited the hotel; from the European-inspired paintings leading towards the rooms to the intricate patterns found all over the hotel to the Zildjian bar stools in the penthouse suite, her unique stamp blessing the entirety of the hotel in every aesthetic aspect. Another interesting aspect of the hotel is the collection of murals found on the lobby and on each floor. Painted by Alfred Galvez, they lend a classic and elegant feel to the hotel’s common areas. Of course, a hotel is much more than the colors it wears. Hotel Elizabeth has brought the necessary attention to detail and meticulous service that allowed their northern counterpart to be proclaimed as Baguio’s Hotel of the Year for three years in a row. Guests should prepare to be pampered and treated to exceptional service. Clearly they have the necessary ingredients for a great hotel. It is reasonable to expect the Cebu branch to experience the same amount of success in time. nov 2011-jan 2012 Nov

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Cebu is one of the Philippines’ progressive cities and continues to ensure there are opportunities everywhere, causing an influx of travelers looking for an ideal place to stay. Business travelers, in particular, in need of an idyllic hotel in the heart of one of the Philippine’s fastest growing cities need look no further. Hotel Elizabeth has all the necessary amenities to make life easier and less stressful in the city. Feeling battered and bruised after a long day? Hit the spa and fitness center to sweat it off or visit the Flora Café and Piano Bar to unwind with a beer. And when the need to get back to work arises, there are boardrooms and business centers ensuring it is business as usual. Let us not forget that Cebu has a lot more to offer than just business opportunities. Located at the heart of the bustling city, Hotel Elizabeth’s locale ensures guests do not miss any of the south side hullabaloos. It is a stone’s throw away from the best nightclubs, restaurants and tourist attractions. Once January comes around, it is ideally located near—but not right in the middle of—the crazy that Sinulog offers. It literally has the perfect location. As the only Mediterranean Boutique business hotel in Cebu City, Hotel Elizabeth brings in the best of both worlds. Remember, business can be pleasurable. Simply visit to find out. It truly is an experience on its own. SPACE 108

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