The APT Asian Series is coming to Cebu in a few weeks’ time as it is set to debut on January 10 and last ‘til the 17th in 2011.
Take a peek into Cebu’s rich historical culture as reflected by the flamboyant Sinulog Festival, and learn how your APT Asian Experience can be enhanced by staying at the event’s official venue, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino.
CEBU: THE QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH
Cebu, the Queen City of the South, is the Philippines’ oldest city. From a trading port in 1521, Cebu has evolved into the leader in traditional and non-traditional exports with the highest economic growth rate in the country today.
With the traces of its rich historic past, Cebu has been attracting and amusing tourists for years now. Also, the city is popular for having fantastic diving grounds as its 167 islets and islands are hugged by white sandy beaches and other bodies of clear waters.
The Sinulog Festival is annually celebrated in Cebu, with its main event taking place on the third Sunday of January. For 2011, the highly-anticipated, well-attended festival will serve as the APT Asian Series Cebu’s perfect backdrop as the poker tournament happens from the 10th until the 17th of January.
Held in honor of Santo Niño (child Jesus), the grand and colorful festival is mainly a dance ritual done to commemorate the Filipino people’s pagan past and their acceptance of Christianity—made festive by the participants’ sporting of flamboyant costumes and dancing to the music produced by the artsy playing of drums, native gongs, and trumpets.
WATERFRONT HOTEL AND CASINO
Cebu City nests a number of hotels offering luxurious accommodation made even more excellent with the Cebuanos’ inviting hospitality.
The APT Asian Series Cebu is set to happen at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino. Strategically located at the center of the Queen City of the South, the hotel is but a 30-minute ride from Mactan International Airport, and a stone’s throw away from Cebu’s financial district and top destinations.
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, with the special APT rate that it offers, is indeed the “it” place to go and stay at–especially for players wanting to enhance their sure-to-be exciting APT Asian Series experience.
Below are the details from the APT Events tab on what Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino has to offer:
Special APT rate:
Standard Room: PhP 3,300 nett per room per night
Superior Room: PhP 3,700 nett per room per night
How to Book:
- Free entrance at Casino Filipino
- Free access to the gym (open 24 hours)
- Free use of swimming pool
- Wi-Fi internet connection in all Guest Rooms and Function Rooms
- Shuttle service to SM City and Ayala Center Cebu
- 20% discount on F&B outlets (valid on regular priced items only. not to be used on promo items)
- For a minimum of 4 nights stay, guests are entitled to free round-trip airport transfers
See you in Cebu!