Traveling may be all fun and games, but not when you are traveling for work. Meetings, site visits and presentations, everything starts the moment your airplane landed, leaving you no time to roam around; because the truth is, work and travel are two things that are challenging to balance, considering how distracting the beautiful sceneries are and how limiting your time could be. But here is a tip: find a place where you can do and finish everything, from meetings to company conferences, events and gatherings. With this, who knows, you might even have an extra day to tour, rest and chill! So, if you are about to travel with your briefcase to Cebu City, the perfect place to go is Bai Hotel Cebu.
But first, how did I learn about Bai Hotel? I was lucky to be invited to stay in Bai Hotel for a few days, and experience Cebu for the first time. In all honesty, I admire how classy and modern its interior is from lobby to rooms to restaurants, everything is just so chic and cozy.
Seph and I stayed in a Deluxe Twin Bed Room that comes with complimentary access to Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Dining Outlets, Twilight Roof Deck Bar, and Business Center. Similar with the other facilities, its interior has contemporary style.
Bai Hotel’s Fitness Center
But if there is one thing that makes Bai Hotel different from the others, it is how it perfectly suits to businessman and businesswoman, and here is why:
Bai Hotel has 16 function rooms that can accommodate 50 to 700 persons, depending on the venue. And with its classy look, business conferences and events would really look elegant in there!
On a different note, for your meetings, Bai Hotel offers eight restaurants and bars: Wallstreet Coffee and Bar, Lobby Lounge, UME Japanese Cuisine, Marble + Grain Steakhouse, Café Bai, Pool Bar, Executive Club Lounge, and Twilight Roof deck Lounge and Bar.
Wallstreet Coffee and Bar
There is nothing more perfect than starting your early morning meeting, or your late night meeting, with a cup of hot coffee or tea, and some baked goods on the side! Bai Hotel’s Wallstreet Coffee and Bar has a relaxed casual ambiance that gives you the mood you need when working or studying. And another best thing about this place, it is open for 24 hours.
Lobby Lounge, Pool Bar and Twilight Roof Deck Lounge and Bar
Taking a quick break from anything work-related is fine, and the perfect place? Bai Hotel’s Lobby Lounge, Pool Bar and Twilight Roof deck Lounge and Bar.
If you wish to have a cozy atmosphere while hearing Bossa Nova and/or classical songs, Lobby Lounge is exactly the place you need. It is also a great place to have your meetings; its food is really delish!
On the other hand, if seeing Metro Cebu’s skyline with cocktails on hand is what you prefer, then Bai Hotel’s Pool Bar and Twilight Roof deck Lounge and Bar are the places where you should be.
Actually, they are both located on the roof deck, the only difference is: in the Pool Bar, you can enjoy some snacks and drinks while taking a dip in the water, while in the Twilight Roof Deck Lounge and Bar, you can have your dinner while enjoying the view, or you can spend your night in there and experience the nightlife that Bai Hotel offers! Oh and do not forget to try its Bliss, East Meets West and Liquid Lust cocktails!
UME Japanese Cuisine
But if you are craving for Japanese cuisine, and also having a lunch meeting, UME Japanese Cuisine is just located at the ground floor of Bai Hotel.
Of course, we did not leave without trying its dishes, as Seph and I really love Japanese food! We were still full from the breakfast that we had so we just opted for the light dishes: Salmon sashimi and Tempura. Both tasted really tasty and most importantly, fresh. I love how you can assure the freshness of the food, particularly the sashimi, as you can see how the head chef prepares the dishes.
Marble + Grain Steakhouse
Marble + Grain Streakhouse is definitely one of my favorite places in Bai Hotel. Its interior is so lovely, and the accent of the color red made it more interesting. What is more, it serves a premium 21-day dry-aged steak, which is really good and flavorful. Additionally, seafood, lamb, pork, and poultry dishes are also available, and an excellent wine selection to go with the steak!
I think having lunch or dinner meetings here is a good idea since it is a fine dining restaurant.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, Café Bai serves almost everything, from Asian to Western Cuisines.
Everything tasted so delish!! And by the way, beers and other alcoholic drinks are part of the buffet – yes, they are unlimited! Also, it has wide selection of desserts too!
Executive Club Lounge
Executive Club Lounge is similar with Café Bai, except that it only serves buffet-style breakfast, light refreshments, afternoon teas, cocktails and beers for guests who stay in Executive Suite.
To sum it up, I can say that Bai Hotel almost got everything: there are a lot of restaurant choices, different function rooms for personal and business purposes, comfortable rooms equipped with complete necessities, and amenities for its guests’ comfort. Additionally, its luxurious ambiance and good service make the experience more unforgettable!
Bai Hotel Cebu is located at Ouano Avenue cor. Seno Boulevard North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.