MCIA Terminal 2 wins big at world architectural competition
Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport won the “Completed Buildings: Transport” category of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2019. It bested some of the best airports in the world, including the Istanbul Airport of Turkey and the Jewel Changi Airport of Singapore. The terminal was designed by the Integrated Design Associates (IDA) Hong Kong in collaboration with world-renowned designers like Kenneth Cobonpue. The judges of the festival said Terminal 2 is simple and elegant. It also used a good amount of locally-sourced materials. Additionally, its internal spaces are uncluttered and light. The design is also ready for future expansion and has established memorable travel experiences in the local community .
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort opens its doors to Cebuanos
Robinsons Land Corp (RLC) recently opened the doors of its first luxury resort in Cebu recently. The Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort is a 300-room resort that will enhance the image of Cebu as a premiere destination for both local and international visitors. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat said it is an exciting time for tourism in Cebu. She also said the entry of RLC in the luxury resort market is a testament to the commitment and belief of the company in the tourism industry of the country. Aside from its 300 rooms, the new resort hotel features a 100-meter infinity pool and six event venues, including the biggest in Mactan Island, the Dusit Ballroom .
Ayala Malls Central Bloc mall opens at the Cebu IT Park
The mall scene of Cebu has another entry with the opening of the Ayala Malls Central Bloc at the Cebu IT Park. This is the second mall built by the Ayala Group and is the first one to cater to business process outsourcing (BPO) employees in Cebu. Aside from the mall, the two-hectare development also features two office towers and the Seda Hotel. The five-level mall has more than 200 retail spaces along with four cinemas and a chapel. It is also home to a startup business incubator .