A business hotel with the touch of home is how one could describe Allure Hotel & Suites. Named as Business Hotel of the Year 2011 in the Business Achievement and Recognition Awards spearheaded by the Cebu-based company Market Indicators Consultancy, this hotel in Bakilid, Mandaue, can be a business traveler’s home away from home, in the heart of that city’s lively business and food district. Incidentally, the Business Achievement and Recognition Awards marked its fourth year with a ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel on April 18, 2012. One of the owners and director of marketing and communications for Allure Hotel & Suites is youthful hotelier Jonnette Caroie Alquizola, who came from a family with a passion for the hospitality industry. She happens to be the daughter of Allure Hotel & Suites’ owner and president Joseph Alquizola.
Allure Hotel’s proximity to the Mactan Cebu International Airport, Cebu’s world-famous beaches and resorts, dive sites, business offices, cultural spots, shopping centers, and the Cebu International Convention Center guarantees its guests a convenient as well as memorable stay. This hotel building stands 10 stories high, with more than seventy rooms and suites equipped with world-class amenities that make it feel more like a modern private residence than a hotel. This ambiance is apparently the explanation behind the tagline that is used for the Allure Hotel.
All the elegantly designed rooms and suites are the most spacious hotel guest rooms in the district, befitting the requirements of a premier business hotel. Each of the guest rooms is equipped with its own private amenities and facilities such as a refrigerator & mini bar, electric kettle, hot & cold shower, toiletries, disposable slippers, executive writing desk, LCD television with cable channels, phone, air-conditioning system, and quality beds. Guests can have the benefit of complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi Internet access and daily replenishment of complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water in the comforts of their own rooms. Another standard inclusion is the complimentary buffet breakfast for two. All these amenities are offered at budget-friendly prices to ensure guests’ convenience, satisfaction and enjoyment.
Guests of the Allure Hotel can choose from the following accommodation types: de luxe room (may have one queen and one single bed or two single beds), superior de luxe room (one queen and one single bed), superior executive room, junior suite, and Allure suite, with a separate fee from the accommodation’s net rate per night if you have an extra person staying with you, over and above the usual single/double occupancy. The hotel offers free stay and free breakfast for children four years old and below if the child shares bed with parent (maximum of two children). Free stay and 50 percent off the breakfast rate is offered for children from five to ten years old, if the child shares bed with parent (also a maximum of two children). For payments, Allure Hotel accepts major credit cards.
With its versatile meeting and banquet facilities, Allure Hotel can accommodate diverse events from small business meetings to large social functions. For the convenience of business travelers in Mandaue, Cebu, the hotel also has a full-service Business Center, where businesspeople can make their IDD and NDD calls or send faxes. Allure Hotel is equipped with wireless Internet access throughout its building.
The hotel’s bar is adjacent to the lobby café. Caroie Restaurant, situated in the lobby of the hotel, seats more than fifty guests and is an appropriate venue for hearty breakfasts, coffee breaks, high teas, or even cocktails at a later hour. Take your pick of food from the restaurant’s menu choices and enjoy friendly service from its food and beverage staff. Reservation is not required, and the lobby café is also open to those who are not in-house guests. As a salute to the graduates, Caroie Restaurant offered a graduation set lunch or dinner special for groups of three to seven, eight to twelve or thirteen to twenty.
When you’re at Allure Hotel, you might want to pass the time at its al fresco smoking lounge or at the Grand Royal Spa franchise in the hotel annex. Opened in March 2004, Grand Royal Spa in Banilad was its pioneer branch, operated and managed by a business administration graduate, Merrick Anthony Siao.
Allure Hotel & Suites is situated in Bakilid, near A. S. Fortuna Street, Mandaue City, Cebu 6014. You can find out more on this hotel by visiting the Web site http://www.allurehotel.com.ph/ or by writing your inquiries to [email protected] as it is the hotel’s e-mail address. For events or functions, [email protected] is the address you may write to. You may reach the hotel directly at telephone number (032)238-2828.