CCTO: LEISURE TOURISM. The almost five months of strict lockdown has stalled resort operations in the town of Cordova. But with the downgrade to modified general community quarantine and the reopening of tourism, Solea Mactan Cebu is anticipating more local tourists to stay in its property while complying with safety and health protocol imposed by the government. (SunStar file)
By: Sunstar Cebu
Published: September 3, 2020
Full Article: Solea Mactan reopens resort, rooms on sale
Snippets: BATTERED by the lingering effects of Covid-19, Solea Mactan Cebu is reopening its facilities and putting its rooms on sale to attract local tourists.
The eight-hectare property is one of the resort properties that heeded the call of the Cordova local government to reopen its doors to kickstart tourism activities.
“We are soft-reopening for now. Hopefully by October we will see better market conditions. We will be fully opened,” said general manager Christopher Benjamin Gothong.
Solea Hotel Cebu has about three hotel brands with over 500 rooms inside the sprawling property, namely Solea Seaview (63 rooms), Solea Mactan Cebu (225 rooms) and Solea Palms (254 rooms).
At P2,888 per room per night from Monday to Thursday at Solea Mactan Cebu, guests can enjoy both the beach and the amenities of the resort.
“We are opening Solea Mactan Cebu for now, but as soon as things get better we will open the two other buildings,” he said.
According to Gothong, the resort property was supposed to open its waterpark amenity this year, but was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group was also scheduled to open its Bohol property in Panglao Island.
“The pandemic has halted tourism activities,” said Gothong.
The halt of international travel and the closing of borders to prevent the spread of Covid-19 have wreaked havoc on tourism. Some hoteliers in Cebu have been forced to temporarily close business while others operate on a limited scale.