In Case You Missed It, Sofitel Is Opening in Cebu City

It's designed by the firm behind Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Center.

Photography: Courtesy of Accor

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is known for their luxurious amenities, oasis-like swimming pool in the middle of the city, and five-star service. And in 2025, the international luxury brand is opening a new hotel in Cebu City to serve travelers, staycationers, and businesspeople in that part of the country.

Sofitel Cebu City

Sofitel Cebu City is set to be a 195-room hotel with two restaurants, a rooftop bar, and swimming pool and spa. It'll fit right in at the Cebu Business Park, especially with its plans for an executive floor lounge, business center, and meeting rooms in the mixed-use building designed by global architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The 50-hectare business park is also home to shopping centers like Ayala Center Cebu and Ayala Terraces, four-star hotel Seda Ayala Center Cebu, and residential condominiums like Solinea Tower.

Sofitel Cebu City rendering

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 The building is designed by SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), which is behind Burj Khalifa, One World Trade Center, and Willis Tower.

“We are extremely pleased to be expanding our footprint in Cebu with the signing of Sofitel Cebu City. Our partners’ commitment to a long-term partnership with Accor in these difficult times demonstrates the trust and the confidence they have in our group, the popularity of our brands across various segments, our proven track record of operational excellence and the relationship-driven approach and flexibility towards owners and investors,” said Garth Simmons, chief executive officer of Accor in Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea, in a statement.


Sofitel Cebu City joins a network of over 120 Sofitel Hotels and Resorts around the world.

Cebu Business Park is at Ayala Road, Cebu City, Cebu. It is about 30 minutes away from Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

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