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How NUSTAR Resort and Casino is Bringing the ‘Integrated Resort’ Concept to Cebu

An integrated resort (IR) refers to a major resort development that has integrated a casino, a hotel, convention centers, entertainment shows, theaters, luxury retail, leisure parks, different dining concepts, and other non-gaming facilities.

Integrated resorts are typically extensive in scale and in every sense, from their physical sites and investment costs to the tax revenues and number of jobs they generate. They are sometimes part of a city’s tourism strategy to attract a much greater target audience, including gamers and non-gamers, locals and tourists alike.

Positioned to be a world-class IR and the ultimate leisure and entertainment destination in the region, NUSTAR Resort and Casino has a comprehensive range of amenities that are a huge draw for a diverse market. The first premier integrated resort in the Visayas and Mindanao is home to gaming and non-gaming attractions, all under one roof. A property such as this can boost economic and tourism growth as multiple demographic segments can be targeted.


NUSTAR will feature three hotels with a total of 1,000 room keys: NUSTAR Hotel, the first ultra-luxury resort hotel outside Metro Manila; Fili, the first authentic 5-star Filipino hotel brand; and Grand Summit, which will cater to the MICE market.

Now open is Fili, which celebrates Filipino craftsmanship. The 379 guest rooms and suites feature local contemporary decor and breathtaking views of the sea or city skyline. The adventure includes a gastronomic journey, from exquisite Filipino cuisine to international specialties.


NUSTAR will be home to a two-level casino with 250 gaming tables and 1,500 electronic gaming machines spread out across 21,000 square meters of floor area, making it the largest and most varied gaming floor in the region. The Casino will also feature an entertainment bar and will host live events regularly.

NUSTAR Rewards, the official lifestyle rewards program of NUSTAR Resort and Casino, allows members to earn points, get priority access to events, and enjoy exclusive offers and resort-wide perks and privileges.


From Filipino and Asian to American and European specialties, the restaurants at NUSTAR bring you the best flavors of the world expertly plated for a multi-sensory feast.

Il Primo

Taking pride in its premium quality steaks prepared using a Josper grill for superior flavor and succulence, Il Primo also serves a curated selection of authentic Italian cuisine that includes appetizers, salads, entrees, pastas, desserts, and signature beverages.


Derived from the word ‘Filipiniana,’ Fina promises an authentic Filipino dining experience featuring well-known dishes that will take its guests on a culinary journey around the Philippines paying homage to sought-after delicacies from various regions.

Xin Tian Di

Translating to “New Heaven and Earth” in Chinese, Xin Tian Di plates up southern Chinese and southeast Asian dishes in a casual dining setting. It is open 24/7 for guests’ daytime and nighttime gastronomic pleasures.

Mott 32

A modern approach to Chinese cuisine by Michelin-awarded Chef Lee Man Sing, this is the first franchise of Mott 32 in the country. Paying homage to the famed convenience store on 32 Mott Street in New York, the restaurant is renowned for its signature approach to regional Chinese cuisine prepared using progressive cooking techniques and premium ingredients.


The Mall at NUSTAR will feature four levels of luxury retail, dining, and entertainment offerings. It will house high-end brands and high-fashion boutiques, plush VIP cinemas, and a curated mix of global and regional dining concepts to delight local and international customers.

Leisure and Entertainment

Designs of world-renowned artists come to life in NUSTAR’s attractions, whether at sea level or way above.

Premier Cinemas

This is no ordinary cinema experience. First class meets high definition at the NUSTAR Premier Cinema, which can be booked for private screenings and premieres.

The Stage

This 1,700-seat ultramodern and upscale performing arts theater will be a venue for exclusive productions, musicals, and concerts.

Leisure Theme Park

This park with water features and entertainment center products and services will be a favorite among families.

The Skydeck

This iconic viewing deck 116 meters high boasts breathtaking 180-degree views of Mactan Island and Cebu City that you will long cherish and remember.

The Boardwalk

Designed by famed contemporary artist JEFRË, this 580-meter promenade is where people can unwind and go on scenic strolls with some of the best views of Mactan and Cebu City.

Convention Facilities

NUSTAR will become the premier venue for showcasing global Filipino lifestyle and culture, and for hosting business conferences and social gatherings. Its Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) facilities will create the perfect setting for the most remarkable of celebrations and functions. Composed of flexible exhibition halls, elegant ballrooms, and a convention center, its collection of venues seamlessly combines business and leisure in a single destination.

Once completed, the NUSTAR Convention Center will be the biggest in the region, with a capacity of up to 2,000 delegates.

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