Sinulog 2017: Why Waterfront Cebu Is The Place To Be


Cebu, Philippines — AT the core of every Sinulog celebration we are witnessing annually, is the faith of every Cebuano to the Holy Child that keeps us moving. This faith is a characteristic of the lumads, Cebuanos would always kneel down and pray for safety and guidance from the Holy Child. It is indeed a celebration of faith and love that brings the society together in weeklong festivity. Sinulog [tracing its roots from the dance ritual that honors the miraculous Sto Nino image, dancing to the beat of the drums and getting similarity in form from the current flow [sulog] of the Cebu Pahina River.] has been regarded as the Queen of All Festivals and it has made the world attuned to it. Shortly after the New Year, the fiesta is celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January and is somehow treated as an extension of the Yuletide Season here in Cebu. Families and relatives working outside of the country would always make it a point to come home and enjoy every minute of the activities laid down by the Sinulog Foundation Committee.


Since Sinulog is just a few days away, here are my top 7 reasons why staying in Waterfront Cebu for Sinulog Festival 2017 is a must. 🙂 

  1. We are at the center of it all.
    This is the new tagline of Waterfront.The hotel is situated in the middle of the Cebu Business and IT Park District, where technology, innovation and people converge. Malls, churches and banks are just a few minutes away.
  2. Live in Grandeur.
    The Hotel has been awarded as the Best City Hotel again for 2016.  It’s a living proof of how they strive to provide you the best accommodation for your stay. And nearing our 20 years, they stood the test of time and kept with their legacy of living in Grandeur.
  3. Food? They’ve got you covered.
    There is no way you will go hungry here in our hotel. 10 top of the line food outlets are a sure way to satisfy your cravings. Food selections vary from Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Filipino fusion. The only problem you will have is deciding where and what to eat first.
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  4. They treat you as part of the FAMILY.
    Excellent service starts with their employees. They make their guests feel as if they are a part of their growing family. The staff provides them with warmth and caring service with a touch of Filipino hospitality.
  5. The Sinulog Festival Queen Exhibit at the Gourmet Walk by renowned Cebuano Costume Designer Jongz Loquinario.
    Catch up and do some cool selfies by the exhibit they have at the Gourmet Walk with your friends. Be inspired by the designs by Jongz Loquinario that will let you feel the spirit of Sinulog.
  6. Our Sinulog Coolers are the best way to beat the Sinulog Heat! –
    Mouth watering coolers await you at the Pool Aquarius, an oasis amid the busy urban jungle where we exist. Chug down on our Sinulog coolers and lounge at the pool to get that awesome Waterfront Experience.
  7. Sinulog Get-up Blues? Don’t fret! Islands Souvenirs Is Here at the Waterfront!
    Islands Souvenirs, a proudly Cebuano company, has a kiosk that is conveniently located at the lobby to provide you with your Sinulog wear. From shirts to shorts to bags and caps, the kiosk had a wide array of items to choose from. It’s definitely a way to celebrate Sinulog in Style.


A series of activities are also in place:

Some thought points:


  1. Have you already booked your room here?
  2. For returning guests, how was your last stay here at the hotel?


The hotel is an avenue for everyone to meet, greet, eat, have fun and converge accordingly, the Waterfront Way. They also have Sinulog Dancers and Drumbeaters on January 15, 2017 (12nn, 3PM, 6PM)



About the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino


Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is one of the well-known landmarks in the City of Cebu and is the premier venue for events and conventions in the country. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is located at Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines.


For inquiries or reservations, please call (63-32) 232-6888. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is located at Salinas Drive, Lahug