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Unrivaled luxury lifestyle experiences await at NUSTAR Cebu

NUSTAR, the first and only integrated resort in the Visayas and Mindanao, is a premier, 5-star development that is poised to become the ultimate leisure and entertainment destination in the region. Dubbed the “Island of New Possibilities,” NUSTAR is the biggest lifestyle destination outside Metro Manila, redefining luxury in gaming, entertainment, leisure, dining, and retail in Cebu and the rest of southern Philippines.

Behind the Name

The name NUSTAR takes inspiration from the North Star (Polaris), which is the brightest and most visible star in the sky. In the same manner, NUSTAR is one of the most iconic landmarks in Cebu not only because of its remarkable architecture and standout offerings, but more so because of the endless entertainment it has in store.

Prime Location

NUSTAR is strategically situated on Kawit Island, off the spectacular coast of the southern district of Cebu, and right in the middle of the city’s emerging business and lifestyle district, the South Road Properties. Set against a backdrop of stunning sea views, lush tropical landscapes, and an ever-evolving city skyline, NUSTAR guarantees guests an unforgettable experience from the moment they arrive.

NUSTAR is about 30 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport via the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), making it a short and scenic ride to the resort for guests. Alternatively, water transfers will be available through the Wharf | NUSTAR, the integrated resort’s 35-meter-long private dock.

An Architectural Marvel

Spanning 9.7 hectares, the sprawling resort complex is a collaborative masterpiece of the best local and international master development planners and interior designers like HKS Architects, Hirsch Bedner Associates, PIA Interior Co. Ltd., and ASYA Design. The overall theme is inspired by Cebu’s storied past, executed with refined artistry to evoke world-class sophistication.

Island of New Thrills

NUSTAR is home to a two-level casino with a mix of gaming tables and machines peppered across 21,000 square meters of floor area, making it the largest and most varied gaming floor in the region. With a wide array of table games, slot machines, plus a gaming stadium and exclusive VIP rooms, guests can discover an exhilarating gaming experience and the thrill of winning.

Right on the casino floor is Axis Entertainment and Sports Bar, which is designed to excite all five senses through its entertainment experience, service, and culinary execution. It boasts a chic dining atmosphere and a luxurious lounge experience, making it a perfect spot to unwind with friends. Its massive screens, state-of-the-art sound system, and plush seats transform it into a venue for big-time sports-viewing. Axis also features a menu that includes bar chow and craft cocktails.

Island of New Rewards

Along with a leveled-up gaming experience at the Casino, NUSTAR is making guests’ every visit more rewarding through its official lifestyle rewards program, NUSTAR Rewards. It allows guests to have tiered membership access to the resort’s exclusive perks such as discounts on rooms and dining and priority access to events and offers, as well as privileges designed for their ultimate leisure and enjoyment when they sign up and earn points. Members earn points every time they dine, play, shop, and stay at NUSTAR. The higher the tier, the more perks they can unlock.

Island of New Warmth

NUSTAR offers a truly opulent experience with its exceptional accommodation options. From lavish suites overlooking Cebu Strait to expansive villas with private pools, every room is a stylish space that provides the utmost comfort.

Fili Hotel at NUSTAR Cebu, the country’s first authentic Filipino 5-star hotel, is the first of three hotel towers that will make up a total of 1,000 room keys to luxe accommodations within NUSTAR. The two others are NUSTAR Hotel, the first ultra-luxury resort hotel outside Metro Manila, and Grand Summit, which will cater to the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) market.

At Fili Hotel at NUSTAR Cebu, luxury and Filipino care are reflected in every detail. From its spaces to its service, Fili prides itself on providing guests with the distinct warmth of Filipino hospitality. Guests are also treated to unobstructed sea views right outside their bedroom window. For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, NUSTAR offers spa facilities and fitness amenities. Guests can indulge in therapeutic treatments, invigorating workouts, or simply unwind by the poolside, surrounded by the serenity of the resort’s idyllic setting.

Island of New Flavors

NUSTAR features an enticing selection of specialty restaurants. From international culinary offerings to local delicacies, guests can savor exquisite flavors from around the world, all prepared by the integrated resort’s talented chefs. Now open are Italian steakhouse Il Primo, Filipino casual dining restaurant Fina, southern Chinese and southeast Asian restaurant Xin Tian Di, which is open 24/7 on the casino floor, and the only Mott 32 in the Philippines.

A modern approach to Chinese cuisine by Michelin-awarded Chef Lee Man Sing, Mott 32 is renowned for its signature regional Chinese dishes prepared using progressive cooking techniques and premium ingredients. The multi-award-winning Chinese restaurant has earned a cult following in its locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Las Vegas, Seoul, Dubai, and Vancouver. NUSTAR introduces to the Philippines the complete Mott 32 experience, which fuses unique culinary flavors, innovative cocktails, and stunning interiors by Joyce Wang.

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.

In addition to the newly opened Kazuwa Japanese Restaurant, Barcino, and Abaca Baking Co., there will be at least 40 more food and beverage brands to be launched within the property, such as Yeonhwa by Kaya, Nonki, Café Laguna, Aristo, and Kiwa.

Island of New Style

NUSTAR is bringing to Cebu the most luxurious and immersive retail experience through The Mall | NUSTAR, its four-level shopping center. This is another first outside Metro Manila, as The Mall features cult favorite global luxury brands all under one roof.

Now open for shoppers’ enjoyment and convenience are DiaGold, Chow Tai Fook, Luk Fook, Art of Scent, Jo Malone, and Estee Lauder. Customers can browse the latest collections in chic and spacious settings, with expert staff on hand to offer personalized service. More premium brands are setting up shop soon, including Augustinus Bader.

Plush VIP cinemas will also be unveiled within the year. From the coziest cocoon leather seats and top-of-the-line audio and video technology, to gourmet food and beverage offerings and a dedicated butler service, every detail has been designed to impress. A food hall and pampering and wellness services will complete the luxury retail center.

Island of New Celebrations

The NUSTAR Convention Center is the most sought-after venue for events both big and small. Its Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) facilities will create the perfect setting for the most remarkable of occasions. The largest outside Metro Manila, capable of catering up to 2,000 guests, it is composed of three banquet halls, a lobby, a pre-function foyer and hallway, an open area lounge, and a bridal lounge.

It has an expansive interior spanning an impressive total area of 2,449 square meters, creating ample space for various events. It also offers a range of dedicated spaces for different needs, and an open area lounge that is perfect for casual gatherings, networking sessions, and after-parties for guests. Furthermore, the spacious lobby, measuring 179 square meters, enhances the overall experience for guests as they arrive at the venue.

Apart from its convention center, NUSTAR has more ballrooms and function rooms located in the other hotel towers, making it the ultimate venue for hosting business conferences and social gatherings. Composed of flexible exhibition halls and elegant ballrooms, its collection of venue options seamlessly combines business and leisure in a single destination.

Island of New Spectacle

NUSTAR leaves no stone unturned when it comes to providing top-tier entertainment. The resort hosts world-class live performances, captivating shows, and exciting events, ensuring a non-stop spectacle that will keep guests entertained throughout their stay.

Now open is the Wharf | NUSTAR, where departing and arriving guests can step from their yacht and onto NUSTAR’s 35-meter-long private dock, before living large in the waterfront property, which is only 40 minutes away from Mactan by water transfer.

The Wharf also has the Marina Boardwalk that envelops the NUSTAR estate and frames the picturesque Mactan Island, CCLEX, and Busay highlands. With a stretch of 248 meters, The Marina Boardwalk welcomes place holdings for corporate, social, and private events that can accommodate up to 750 guests.

Meanwhile, NUSTAR’s jumbotron is the first curved 3D LED screen, and the largest 3D LED billboard in the Philippines at 628 square meters wide. The jumbotron boasts 3D anamorphic projection, making it the perfect blend of entertainment, technology, and digital out-of-home advertising. There is no need for 3D glasses or any other device, just pure immersion into this new experience.

NUSTAR will also feature The Stage, a 1,300-seat ultramodern theater that will be a venue for exclusive productions, musicals, and concerts; a leisure theme park that will have water features and entertainment center products and service; and The Skydeck, an iconic viewing deck that will highlight a 180-degree view of Mactan Island and Cebu City facing the CCLEX.

With a host of other features coming up, NUSTAR is setting a new benchmark for integrated resorts in the Philippines. Whether guests seek a lavish getaway, a thrilling gaming experience, or a perfect blend of both, NUSTAR promises an unforgettable journey that exceeds all expectations.

The Proponent

NUSTAR is the flagship project of Universal Hotels and Resorts, Inc. (UHRI), a privately owned corporation of the Gokongwei Group focused primarily on gaming and integrated resort developments across the Philippines.

“We welcome you all to join us in ushering in a new era of leisure and entertainment at the NUSTAR, where Cebu is set to take center stage in redefining luxury experiences throughout the region,” said Frederick D. Go, president and chief executive officer of UHRI.

For more information, visit the resort’s website at www.nustar.ph or email the property at [email protected].

Behind the Name

The name NUSTAR takes inspiration from the North Star (Polaris), which is the brightest and most visible star in the sky. In the same manner, NUSTAR is one of the most iconic landmarks in Cebu not only because of its remarkable architecture and standout offerings, but more so because of the endless entertainment it has in store.

Prime Location

NUSTAR is strategically situated on Kawit Island, off the spectacular coast of the southern district of Cebu, and right in the middle of the city’s emerging business and lifestyle district, the South Road Properties. Set against a backdrop of stunning sea views, lush tropical landscapes, and an ever-evolving city skyline, NUSTAR guarantees guests an unforgettable experience from the moment they arrive.

NUSTAR is about 30 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport via the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), making it a short and scenic ride to the resort for guests. Alternatively, water transfers will be available through the Wharf | NUSTAR, the integrated resort’s 35-meter-long private dock.

An Architectural Marvel

Spanning 9.7 hectares, the sprawling resort complex is a collaborative masterpiece of the best local and international master development planners and interior designers like HKS Architects, Hirsch Bedner Associates, PIA Interior Co. Ltd., and ASYA Design. The overall theme is inspired by Cebu’s storied past, executed with refined artistry to evoke world-class sophistication.

Island of New Thrills

NUSTAR is home to a two-level casino with a mix of gaming tables and machines peppered across 21,000 square meters of floor area, making it the largest and most varied gaming floor in the region. With a wide array of table games, slot machines, plus a gaming stadium and exclusive VIP rooms, guests can discover an exhilarating gaming experience and the thrill of winning.

Right on the casino floor is Axis Entertainment and Sports Bar, which is designed to excite all five senses through its entertainment experience, service, and culinary execution. It boasts a chic dining atmosphere and a luxurious lounge experience, making it a perfect spot to unwind with friends. Its massive screens, state-of-the-art sound system, and plush seats transform it into a venue for big-time sports-viewing. Axis also features a menu that includes bar chow and craft cocktails.

Island of New Rewards

Along with a leveled-up gaming experience at the Casino, NUSTAR is making guests’ every visit more rewarding through its official lifestyle rewards program, NUSTAR Rewards. It allows guests to have tiered membership access to the resort’s exclusive perks such as discounts on rooms and dining and priority access to events and offers, as well as privileges designed for their ultimate leisure and enjoyment when they sign up and earn points. Members earn points every time they dine, play, shop, and stay at NUSTAR. The higher the tier, the more perks they can unlock.

Island of New Warmth

NUSTAR offers a truly opulent experience with its exceptional accommodation options. From lavish suites overlooking Cebu Strait to expansive villas with private pools, every room is a stylish space that provides the utmost comfort.

Fili Hotel at NUSTAR Cebu, the country’s first authentic Filipino 5-star hotel, is the first of three hotel towers that will make up a total of 1,000 room keys to luxe accommodations within NUSTAR. The two others are NUSTAR Hotel, the first ultra-luxury resort hotel outside Metro Manila, and Grand Summit, which will cater to the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) market.

At Fili Hotel at NUSTAR Cebu, luxury and Filipino care are reflected in every detail. From its spaces to its service, Fili prides itself on providing guests with the distinct warmth of Filipino hospitality. Guests are also treated to unobstructed sea views right outside their bedroom window. For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, NUSTAR offers spa facilities and fitness amenities. Guests can indulge in therapeutic treatments, invigorating workouts, or simply unwind by the poolside, surrounded by the serenity of the resort’s idyllic setting.

Island of New Flavors

NUSTAR features an enticing selection of specialty restaurants. From international culinary offerings to local delicacies, guests can savor exquisite flavors from around the world, all prepared by the integrated resort’s talented chefs. Now open are Italian steakhouse Il Primo, Filipino casual dining restaurant Fina, southern Chinese and southeast Asian restaurant Xin Tian Di, which is open 24/7 on the casino floor, and the only Mott 32 in the Philippines.

A modern approach to Chinese cuisine by Michelin-awarded Chef Lee Man Sing, Mott 32 is renowned for its signature regional Chinese dishes prepared using progressive cooking techniques and premium ingredients. The multi-award-winning Chinese restaurant has earned a cult following in its locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Las Vegas, Seoul, Dubai, and Vancouver. NUSTAR introduces to the Philippines the complete Mott 32 experience, which fuses unique culinary flavors, innovative cocktails, and stunning interiors by Joyce Wang.

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.

In addition to the newly opened Kazuwa Japanese Restaurant, Barcino, and Abaca Baking Co., there will be at least 40 more food and beverage brands to be launched within the property, such as Yeonhwa by Kaya, Nonki, Café Laguna, Aristo, and Kiwa.

Island of New Style

NUSTAR is bringing to Cebu the most luxurious and immersive retail experience through The Mall | NUSTAR, its four-level shopping center. This is another first outside Metro Manila, as The Mall features cult favorite global luxury brands all under one roof.

Now open for shoppers’ enjoyment and convenience are DiaGold, Chow Tai Fook, Luk Fook, Art of Scent, Jo Malone, and Estee Lauder. Customers can browse the latest collections in chic and spacious settings, with expert staff on hand to offer personalized service. More premium brands are setting up shop soon, including Augustinus Bader.

Plush VIP cinemas will also be unveiled within the year. From the coziest cocoon leather seats and top-of-the-line audio and video technology, to gourmet food and beverage offerings and a dedicated butler service, every detail has been designed to impress. A food hall and pampering and wellness services will complete the luxury retail center.

Island of New Celebrations

The NUSTAR Convention Center is the most sought-after venue for events both big and small. Its Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) facilities will create the perfect setting for the most remarkable of occasions. The largest outside Metro Manila, capable of catering up to 2,000 guests, it is composed of three banquet halls, a lobby, a pre-function foyer and hallway, an open area lounge, and a bridal lounge.

It has an expansive interior spanning an impressive total area of 2,449 square meters, creating ample space for various events. It also offers a range of dedicated spaces for different needs, and an open area lounge that is perfect for casual gatherings, networking sessions, and after-parties for guests. Furthermore, the spacious lobby, measuring 179 square meters, enhances the overall experience for guests as they arrive at the venue.

Apart from its convention center, NUSTAR has more ballrooms and function rooms located in the other hotel towers, making it the ultimate venue for hosting business conferences and social gatherings. Composed of flexible exhibition halls and elegant ballrooms, its collection of venue options seamlessly combines business and leisure in a single destination.

Island of New Spectacle

NUSTAR leaves no stone unturned when it comes to providing top-tier entertainment. The resort hosts world-class live performances, captivating shows, and exciting events, ensuring a non-stop spectacle that will keep guests entertained throughout their stay.

Now open is the Wharf | NUSTAR, where departing and arriving guests can step from their yacht and onto NUSTAR’s 35-meter-long private dock, before living large in the waterfront property, which is only 40 minutes away from Mactan by water transfer.

The Wharf also has the Marina Boardwalk that envelops the NUSTAR estate and frames the picturesque Mactan Island, CCLEX, and Busay highlands. With a stretch of 248 meters, The Marina Boardwalk welcomes place holdings for corporate, social, and private events that can accommodate up to 750 guests.

Meanwhile, NUSTAR’s jumbotron is the first curved 3D LED screen, and the largest 3D LED billboard in the Philippines at 628 square meters wide. The jumbotron boasts 3D anamorphic projection, making it the perfect blend of entertainment, technology, and digital out-of-home advertising. There is no need for 3D glasses or any other device, just pure immersion into this new experience.

NUSTAR will also feature The Stage, a 1,300-seat ultramodern theater that will be a venue for exclusive productions, musicals, and concerts; a leisure theme park that will have water features and entertainment center products and service; and The Skydeck, an iconic viewing deck that will highlight a 180-degree view of Mactan Island and Cebu City facing the CCLEX.

With a host of other features coming up, NUSTAR is setting a new benchmark for integrated resorts in the Philippines. Whether guests seek a lavish getaway, a thrilling gaming experience, or a perfect blend of both, NUSTAR promises an unforgettable journey that exceeds all expectations.

The Proponent

NUSTAR is the flagship project of Universal Hotels and Resorts, Inc. (UHRI), a privately owned corporation of the Gokongwei Group focused primarily on gaming and integrated resort developments across the Philippines.

“We welcome you all to join us in ushering in a new era of leisure and entertainment at the NUSTAR, where Cebu is set to take center stage in redefining luxury experiences throughout the region,” said Frederick D. Go, president and chief executive officer of UHRI.

For more information, visit the resort’s website at www.nustar.ph or email the property at [email protected].

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