Philippine Travelogue: Spa Treatment to End All Spa Treatments

Cebu Part 14 Michael Taylor's Cebuano Adventure is winding down. Before returning to Hong Kong, he finds total relaxation at Mogambo Springs, the Spa at the Plantation Bay Resort & Spa in Cebu. It is late, and I am tired. When I arrive at Mogambo Springs, the Spa at Plantation Bay, I am given the …

Philippine Travelogue: Lavish Floor Shows Six Nights a Week

Cebu Adventure Part 13 Michael Taylor spends his final three nights in Cebu at the Plantation Bay Resort & Spa on Mactan Island. Because of a 10.15 pm departure on his final night, he can take in a fourth floor shows while he is there. A combo doing covers in the lobby bar is standard …

China: Shangri-La to Open Five Star Hotel in Birthplace of Confucius

Hospitality Qufu in China's Shandong Province is the birthplace of Chinese philosopher Confucius. The Shangri-La Hotel Group will open a luxurious five star hotel in the fabled city on 1 August 2013. It will be the city's first international standard five star hotel. Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu, is situated within walking distance of three of the …

Philippines Travelogue: Where to Eat Your Way Around the World

Cebu Adventure Part 12 Michael Taylor spends his last three nights in Cebu at the Plantation Bay Resort & Spa. While there, he is spoilt for choice when it comes to food and beverage. You can practically eat your way around the world at the Plantation Bay Resort & Spa, and not just because the …

Philippine Travelogue: Plantation Bay Recalls a Bygone Era

Cebu Adventure Part 11 After spending two nights in Cebu proper, Michael Taylor heads back Mactan Island, where another resort hotel awaits. He is overwhelmed by the turquoise blue waters that beckon just steps from the porch of his spacious room. If ever a resort hotel was aptly named, Plantation Bay is it. From the …

Philippine Travelogue: Barbecue Ribs Trump a Burger and Fries

Cebu Adventure Part 10 Michael Taylor spends two nights at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu, a five star urban hotel in the Philippines's second largest city. He plans on having a burger and fries for lunch at The Pool Bar before checking out. My heart is set on having a burger and fries at the …

Philippine Travelogue: An All You Can Eat Buffet with Healthful Choices

Cebu Adventure Part Nine Michael Taylor spends two nights at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu. On his first day, he lunches at Feria, the hotel's all day restaurant. He finds hot and cold dishes that are both yummy and healthful. Staying healthy at the Radisson Blu Hotel is not as much of a challenge as …

Philippine Travelogue: Urban Hotel Lays Out the Welcome Mat

Cebu Adventure Part Eight Michael Taylor is flown from Hong Kong to Cebu on Cebu Pacific Air. Spending his first few nights on the resort island of Mactan, he moves to Cebu City on the seventh full night of his 11 day stay. I'm not sure quite what it is about the Business Class room …

Philippine Travelogue: Hotel Offers Afternoon Chocolate Indulgence

Cebu Adventure Part Seven I am flown from Hong Kong to Cebu on Cebu Pacific Air. During my 11 night trip I spend three nights at the Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, where I discover an unexpected afternoon indulgence. I arrive at the Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu just before 3 pm. At the centre …

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