5-Star Fili Hotel brings genuine Filipino hospitality to Cebu
Fili Hotel, Robinsons Hotels and Resorts’ new brand of homegrown hotels, has opened its flagship property at NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu City. Fili is the first of three hotel towers to rise in NUSTAR, the pioneering integrated resort in Cebu and the rest of southern Philippines.
Fili’s location on Kawit Island gives it a full view of the southern part of Cebu City and the newly built Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX). It is about 30 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport via the CCLEX, shortening the travel time and offering a scenic route to and from the airport. These major infrastructures add to a worthwhile experience and stay at the hotel.
As the country’s first authentic Filipino 5-star hotel, Fili promises the global charm of Filipino hospitality, and accommodations where luxury and Filipino care are experienced in every detail. It is envisioned as a chain that will expand and operate in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Filipino warmth and service from the heart
The Filipino hospitality beams from the hotel’s logo—a parol which symbolizes light and warmth, and a sight that evokes comfort, joy, and pride in the Filipino beholder. The parol is meant to assure guests, “You are home. Let me take care of you.”
The genuine care, joyful nature, and efficient service of Filipinos shine in all service areas of Fili. Here, each of the staff always welcomes guests with warmth and pride for the Filipino heritage and culture. From the second they arrive to long after they leave, guests can experience and treasure the distinct luxury and warmth of Filipino hospitality, which Fili prides itself on.
Fii Hotel’s service is marked by finding joy in helping guests the best way it can.
Spaces that excite all senses
The lobby, hallways, and all 379 guest rooms and suites of Fili Hotel showcase local craftsmanship and celebrate artful pursuits through contemporary décor and Filipino accent pieces. Masterpieces of both budding and world-renowned Filipino artists in various mediums can be seen around the hotel.
The chandelier at the reception lobby is inspired by schools of fish swooping around, which is also one of the tourist attractions in the southern town of Moalboal. Below the chandelier is a table by Vito Selma, one of the distinguished Cebuano furniture designers.
At the Fili Lobby Lounge, solihiya is widely used, which dates back to the Spanish colonial era when it provided comfortable rest in the tropical heat. Likewise, replete with modern conveniences, Fili Hotel aims to serve as a respite from the city bustle, and as a home away from home for guests coming from other cities or countries.
The Jef Albea pieces are from his collection that’s inspired by water. Water threads all his sculptures together and like water, his sculptures of women dressed in flowing gowns have fluid lines which spread wavily, giving the impression of graceful movement and animation.
Meanwhile, both contemporary and classic pieces, as well as abstract ones by visual artist Fidel Sarmiento, are curated in various areas of the hotel, for guests to admire and learn from. Sarmiento is most known for his mastery of intricate Spanish colonial era houses. He presents both the interior and exterior views of provincial ancestral houses, the livelihood of Filipinos in olden times, and yokes the rich colonial past with the present.
Fili’s deluxe rooms boast a spacious and lush layout that is meant to provide relaxation and ultimate comfort—perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Meanwhile, with picturesque views of the sea, mountain or city skyline, an incredibly comfortable bed, and lavish amenities, Fili’s suites are designed with guests’ serenity and bliss in mind.
Each room is equipped with a smart TV, complimentary high-speed internet access for multiple devices, 24-hour in-room dining service, a Nespresso coffee machine and minibar, in-room safe, IDD telephone and voicemail, and premium bath amenities.
From the moment guests enter the lobby, they are greeted by the ambrosial scent of osmanthus which wafts through the whole property.
Osmanthus is a sweet, fragrant flower native to Asia with an entirely unique odor profile. It’s fleshy and floral, but it’s also incredibly fruity, with beautiful peach and apricot nuances.
Local and global flavors at Fili
Exquisite Filipino cuisine representing specialties of each region in the country, and international dining concepts that promise remarkable gastronomic discoveries await guests at Fili Hotel.
Indulge in the Fili Breakfast, a uniquely Cebuano way to start the day with danggit (dried rabbitfish) and chorizo de Cebu. Guests can also feast on an extensive and scrumptious selection of local and international cuisines at Fili Café, or have a cup of coffee or a cocktail with their light bites of choice at the Fili Lobby Lounge.
A rejuvenating experience
The Spa at Fili offers the ultimate pampering session with its world-class signature massages, organic body scrubs, facials, and more through the nurturing care of its highly trained therapists. Water-based therapies will awaken guests’ senses.
The luxe life
At Fili Hotel, valet parking and limousine and car rental service are on offer. Guests can get around the city and neighboring destinations with the hotel’s chauffeurs in the comfort and safety of its luxury sedans and limousines.
Making celebrations more memorable
No one does events and celebrations like Filipinos do. Fili’s professional team of event managers, international chefs, and banquet service providers will be your trusted partners in marking milestones.
The Fili Ballroom is set to hold any grand occasion and can accommodate 60 to 324 guests. There are five function rooms for more intimate gatherings of groups as small as 12 and as big as 60. Fili also has a bridal lounge, a staple in weddings.