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When the biggest 100% homegrown hotel brand finally opens its doors wide to the world, we know that the best so far has come into fruition. As a hotel that is located in the middle of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Cebu, it is a welcome addition to the island’s top hotel brands who wish to serve its guests that heart warming Cebuano Hospitality and top caliber facilities and customer services.

This is bai Hotel Cebu, the biggest hotel outside of Manila with 668 hotel rooms that offer spectacular city and harbor views combined with ultra-modern facilities and amenities.

bai Hotel Cebu — A Friendly Host in Cebu

bai Hotel Cebu has been named after the Cebuano word bai that means “friend”. A selection of the modern guests rooms and suites are available ranging from the deluxe, premier and executive rooms to the executive one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, penthouse, and presidential suites. These accommodations are of course, fully furnished and is equipped with an access control system.

It is located at Ouano Ave. corner C.D Seno St. City South Special Economic Administrative Zone, Mandaue City Cebu just accross Parkmall.

From the airport, it can be reached within 45 minutes to an hour depending on the traffic situation at the Mactan Bridges.

Modern Comforts + Hospitality That Hits Right Home

As the biggest hotel that caters to the most discerning of travelers, the 23-story property houses a fully equipped fitness center with steam rooms, an indoor infinity lap pool, spa services, kid’s room, business center and serviced offices.  Having a party or perhaps a function at the same time was never an issue, since the hotel have 12  well appointed venues for business conferences, galas, corporate events and other celebrations. The function and seminar rooms can accommodate parties of up to two hundred persons while the ballroom on the other hand, can cater up to four hundred fifty guests.

Premier Twin at bai Hotel Cebu
Premier Twin at bai Hotel Cebu Photo taken from bai Hotel Cebu Website

The interiors of the hotel are gilded in gold, and when sunlight comes through the glass, it somehow illumines a different glimmer into the marble floors. As it opened on November  23 to the general public, it had also commenced its first Tree Lighting activity, a first of its kind.

A tree lined with gold and silver as well as white, and a towering one at that, makes someone very much at home and happy. It brings festive memories and colorful moments.

On that day, the Board of Directors together with the General Manager and VP for Operations and other bigwigs in the hotel led the ceremonial tree lighting.

(L-R) Mr. Alfred Reyes, VP for Operations and General Manager of bai Hotel Cebu, Mr. Roland Jegge, President of APAC, WorldHotels, Board of Directors, and Mr. Shalimar Hofer Tamano, DOT-7 Director Photo Credits to: Philippine Tatler Website

The night progressed into a whimsical set up with famous Morisette Amon giving the crowd some raw talent and melodious renditions of famous pieces like “Grown Up Christmas List”. Fellow bloggers from Cebu and as well as Traditional Media friends were also present that night. It was an early Christmas reunion for us and it also allowed us to marvel on the hotel’s extravagant and well thought event.

The Opening Gala was also a reunion of my blogging friends Jonel and Marjorie Uy of SeatsForTwo and finally, my online friend of more than 2 years, Angel Juarez of The Lakwatsero. It was so crazy that we have to meet in bai after 2 years of not being able to see each other. It was an amazing night for us.


Truly, bai Hotel Cebu is a place you should not miss in Cebu. With rooms that range from Php 4.5K to PHP 8K, it is actually giving value to your hard earned money while enjoying 5 star comforts with 7 star service. The hotel did not only became a true game changer in the industry but elevated the benchmark of how hotels should operate on a daily basis.

You can call them at +63 32 342 8888 | +63 32 355 888  or email them at for more information and for promotions, you call always check out their Facebook Page HERE. 


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