Marco Polo Plaza Cebu tops Cebu Goes Culinary 2018

OVERALL CHAMPION. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu was named overall champion in the professional category after its contingent got medals and diplomas in 18 of the 20 categories that it joined.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu reigned supreme in the recently concluded Cebu Goes Culinary 2018 held at SM Seaside Cebu. Cebu Goes Culinary happens every two years and the participants are different hotels, schools and establishments that are members of HRRAC – Hotel Resort & Restaurant Association of Cebu.   Bagging the Overall Champion award in…

Marco Polo holds tapas night to open Sabores de España

Olives and manchego cheese

Where 2 of Cebu’s pre-eminent food writers head to, there you follow. In last night’s Sabores de España opening at the lobby lounge of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, it was the station that held Manchego cheese. I’d return with Manchego cheese in my luggage, culinary writer Aissa dela Cruz told our group of bloggers and…

Experienced hospitality professional named Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s resident manager

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu recently welcomed Austrian national Michaela Priesner as resident manager of the hotel. As an experienced hospitality professional, Priesner has filled managerial positions for a number of hospitality companies, including Kempinski Hotels, Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Rotana Hotels and Resorts, Aleenta Resorts & Spas in UAE, Austria and Thailand. “I wanted to…

Have a Spanish fiesta in Marco Polo with Sabores de España

Discover Spain in the most delicious way possible by joining Sabores de España in Marco Polo Plaza Cebu from September 14 to 16. On these days, Gema Pido, Cebu’s authority on Spanish cuisine, will lead the hotel’s team of culinary experts in preparing a delectable spread of Spanish dishes. This culinary delight will feature Spanish…

Top Chinese restaurant Hai Shin Lou opens in Cebu

Steamed Shrimps.

The freshest ingredients prepared by top-notch chefs from Hong Kong are what distinguishes Hai Shin Lou dishes from those of other Chinese restaurants, said one of its founders. Hai Shin Lou held a soft opening today, August 8, 2018, as part of preparations to a grand inauguration on October 10. The Cebu branch of the…

American favorites on the buffet menu in Marco Polo Plaza

ROULADE.

To mark American Independence Day, iconic Cebu hotel Marco Polo Plaza has prepared a sumptuous spread of classic American dishes on top of its regular international buffet spread for lunch and dinner in Cafe Marco. The latest of the hotel’s Culinary Journey, which highlights specific cuisines to time with a global celebration, will run from…

Marco Polo Cebu marks Chinese New Year 2018 with traditional ceremony, food fest

Prosperity Toss.

Celebrating the Chinese New Year is tradition in Cebu, and no one does it better than Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. The hotel welcomed CNY 2018, the Year of the Earth Dog, with lion and dragon dances, eye dotting ceremony, Yee Sang Ceremony, firecrackers to ward off evil, coin toss, and a culinary celebration at Cafe…

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu cooks up Sugbusog feast for Sinulog 2018

SUGBUSOG 2018. The culinary festival at Cafe Marco in Marco Polo Plaza Cebu runs until January 21.

Cebu’s Sinulog Festival deserves a feast just as grand and Marco Polo Plaza Cebu obliges with the culinary experience “Sugbusog 2018: Gikan sa Bukid ug Dagat” at Cafe Marco. Up until January 21, indulge in such local favorites as kinilaw na isda, puso sa saging, lato, and guto; ginamos and sinugba na buwad; manggang hilaw…

Marco Polo Cebu hosts grand New Year’s Eve party

The hotel has prepared a grand New Year’s celebration featuring Deuce aka Patty Tiu, Cebu’s top DJs, and a pyrotechnic display

Ring in 2018 with great music and a delectable feast in Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s “All That Glitters” New Year’s Eve countdown party at the Grand Balcony. Enjoy games, raffles, and a fireworks display. The hotel has prepared a grand New Year’s celebration featuring Deuce aka Patty Tiu, Cebu’s top DJs, and a pyrotechnic display.…

Marco Polo whips up holiday feast in Festive Buffet

CHRISTMAS SPREAD. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Festive Buffet set for the Christmas season is available from December 16-23 and 26-30 at Cafe Marco.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu unveiled in a special preview its Festive Buffet set for the Christmas season, and it is another level of delicious. Available from December 16-23 and 26-30, 2017 at Cafe Marco, the grand feast will include such holiday treats as prime beef, roast turkey, sugar glazed ham, English fruitcake, ensaymada, bibingka, pumpkin…

Marco Polo Plaza marks season of giving with Christmas Tree of Hope

Marco Polo Plaza lights up one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in Cebu to mark the beginning of the festive season.

Amid joyful songs and graceful dances, Marco Polo Plaza lights up one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in Cebu to mark the beginning of the festive season. But this isn’t just any ordinary holiday decoration; it is the Christmas Tree of Hope. During this season of giving, the Tree of Hope accepts donations for…

Blu Bar and Grill pairs great food, fantastic wines in Moonlit Wine Dinner

SEAFOOD ON ICE. Smoke enveloped the dish as it was brought to the table over exclamations of amazement, a pair each of fresh shrimps, mussels, scallops served atop a block of ice shaped like a bowl.

Seafood on ice, it said on the menu. It doesn’t quite describe the delight of an appetizer that formally started our Moonlit Wine Dinner at the Blu Bar and Grill of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. Smoke enveloped the dish as it was brought to the table over exclamations of amazement, a pair each of fresh…

Marco Polo Hotels-Hong Kong 2017 highlights: Awards, big events, upgrades

MERIT AWARD. Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Gateway Hotel, and Prince Hotel were given the Merit Award at the 2017 HKMA Quality Award ceremony last July 21, 2017.

From winning awards and hosting big events to undertaking upgrades, it has been a busy and memorable 2017 for the Marco Polo Hotels-Hong Kong, which include the iconic Kowloon landmark Marco Polo Hongkong as well as newer facilities Gateway and Prince. The three hotels were given the Merit Award at the 2017 HKMA Quality Award…

Cafe Marco whips up authentic Indian feast in Khana

Lamb Roganjosh

Spices and herbs plus robust flavors equal one incredible buffet experience as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu celebrates the Indian festival of lights Diwali with the culinary event Khana from October 17-24, 2017. All throughout the food festival, the hotel´s buffet restaurant Cafe Marco will feature a menu of dishes paying tribute to the gastronomic adventure…

Marco Polo Plaza serves Thai food in latest culinary event

Chicken and mango salad. (Photo by Rafelle Allego)

Pad thai, tom yum goong, pineapple fried rice, and other delectable dishes are highlighted in the Cafe Marco buffet as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu celebrates the vibrant flavors of Thailand in Thai Sojourn. Thai Chef Nontra-Udon Buapha came all the way to Cebu from the Marco Polo Prince Hotel in Hong Kong and is currently…

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu marks Independencia with rich Luzon cuisine

Bulalo

The bagnet of Ilocos, sisig of Pampanga, bulalo of Batangas, and many more Luzon dishes will serve as the highlight of the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu culinary festival Independencia from June 8-15 at Cafe Marco. For the whole duration of Independencia: Flavors of Northern Philippines, diners will get to experience the rich and vibrant cuisine…

Marco Polo celebrates summer with Drink, Dance, & Dip party

Pina Colada at El Viento Restaurant and Pool Bar.

Known for its top-class business reputation, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu showed its fun side in a summertime party aptly named Drink, Dance, & Dip at the hotel’s El Viento Restaurant and Pool Bar. Guests were treated to free-flowing summer cocktails, dancing music, and smoky barbecue dishes. The fun event was set up by the side…

Run to support ERUF by joining Marco Polo Plaza Cebu fun run

SUPPORTING ERUF. Last year’s successful Run for ERUF gathered 900 runners and raised P130,000 to support ERUF’s continuous services to the community.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu will once again hold a run to support the Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation or ERUF. The Run for ERUF Year 2 will be held on April 30 and will have the following distances: 1K, 3K, 6K, and 12K. Registration fees are P200 for 1K, P400 for 3K, P500 for 6K. amd…

Cafe Marco serves a Sugbusog feast for Sinulog 2017

Cebuano beef steak.

Have your fill of festival food this Sinulog 2017 as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Cafe Marco puts all your favorite Cebuano and Pinoy dishes in the buffet for Sugbusog: Padayon ang Kaon Year 10. From the beef steak, Cebuano style, and halabos to escabeche na mayamaya and budbud kabog, a feast awaits you at Cafe…

Christmas season at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu: Festive buffet, other surprises

CHRISTMAS TREATS in Cafe Marco.

Food plays a major part in any celebration, and Marco Polo Plaza Cebu offers diners such traditional Christmas fare as glazed ham and chicken relleno in the Cafe Marco festive buffet during the holiday season. From December 16-23 and December 26-30, 2016, enjoy a buffet stacked with sumptuous Christmas goodies at Cafe Marco for only…