Strictly business

By Cassandra C. Poculan

While the advent of video conferencing has made it possible to hold global business meetings without having to traverse another continent, there are still circumstances that prompt one to make that trip.

The Radisson Blu Cebu is proof that executive travel need not be boring. With a winning combination of topnotch food, service and amenities, the 21-storey hotel is far-removed from one’s typical business hotel. It recently breathed new life into its business class rooms as part of its P400 million renovation which started in June 2018.

The 35-square-meter rooms on floors 19 to 21 favor clean lines, increased lumens for lighting and a soothing color scheme with just a pop of brights here and there. The bathrooms are now wider with walk-in showers and rainfall showerheads. The views from your bedroom window are pretty stellar but if you can tear your eyes away from the cityscape, work should hum smoothly with in-room perks such as modern work desks, an iPod docking entertainment system, coffee and tea maker and international power outlets.

Business class rooms

Guests staying in the business class rooms have exclusive access to the Business Lounge on the 20th floor which has free breakfast, all-day refreshments, afternoon snacks and evening cocktails and canapes. You may also do express check-in and check-out at the lounge. Other features include high-speed WiFi, a mini library and a boardroom which guests may use for free for up to two hours a day.

When it’s time to talk business and leisure, you can’t beat Radisson Blu’s mix of food and beverage stations for chatting up clients. When it’s time to call it a day, you’ll be off to a sweet slumber in no time as you sink into plush bedding with memory-foam mattresses and pillows and down-filled duvets. Waking up for breakfast might be impossible to do but you can always call room service for a hearty start without ever having to leave your bed.

With Radisson Blu Cebu ticking all the right boxes, it would be tricky to convince colleagues back home that your trip was strictly business.

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