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Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lights up the Tree of Hope, spreading joy and support for the GMA Kapuso Foundation

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Turnover of 2022 Tree of Hope Donations to GMA Kapuso Foundation

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Kapuso singer and GMA’s XOXO girl group member, Dani Ozarga

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Dr. Milagros C. Espina with Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Communications Manager Ms. Karen Hassim and RMA News and Cebu Online News Press Corps Founder Robby Mongaya Alugar

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Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s new General Manager Mr. Max Huber and Communications Manager Ms. Karen Hassim (standing) together with friends from the media

The award-winning Marco Polo Plaza Cebu launched the festive season last 18 November with the traditional lighting of the Tree of Hope. Now in its 14th year, the tree embodies a collaboration with GMA TV Network to help fund health, education, and disaster relief projects of the Kapuso Foundation.

Holiday Dining

The hotel invites guests to celebrate the season with an array of festive offerings, starting with Café Marco’s much-awaited daily holiday buffets. Highlights of the dinner include the traditional Christmas ham, roast beef, roast turkey, chicken relleno, and other specialties Café Marco is noted for.


An intimate festive holiday lunch buffet with Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Communications Manager Ms. Karen Hassim and Ms Janelle Pagador, Sales and Marketing Coordinator

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A whiff of nostalgia permeates the Lobby Lounge with quintessential holiday delicacies like bibingka and puto bumbong on offer, freshly made from scratch. Festive menus are also featured in the Italian poolside bistro EL Viento and the rooftop Blu Bar & Grill. Revel in holiday magic with Cantonese and seafood specialties at Hai Shin Lou.

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Reservations are now being accepted for the hotel’s special dinners for Christmas Eve and Cebu City’s most important year-end event, the Marco Polo New Year Countdown for 2023, Revelry. Tickets and reservations: +63 919 083 6768 or email

Holiday Staycations

The hotel is offering a 20% discount on room rates throughout December, with an additional 10% reduction for GHA Discovery members.

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Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) provides members-only discounts and Discovery dollars from 40 hotel brands with over 800 hotels in 100 destinations worldwide. In Cebu, members enjoy rates starting from just P4,050 per night, including breakfast for 2, taxes, and service charge. The offer is valid until January 15, 2024.

Gifts of Good Tidings

The newly-opened Christmas Store features traditional confections such as the all-time favorite malicious cookies, Christmas pudding, rum-soaked fruitcakes, festive hampers and more! Every year, the hotel’s Roast Turkey, Glazed Ham, and Roast Beef are always in high demand as gifts or for home dining. Festive Home Dining can also be purchased from the Online Store, with a range of holiday goodies conveniently on sale for online shoppers:https://store

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Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Majestically situated 600 feet above sea level along the prestigious Nivel Hills district, the Marco Polo Plaza, is considered a landmark in Cebu City, Philippines. It’s an urban resort and business hotel that offers a panoramic view of the city, the Mactan Channel and the neighboring islands, with land surrounded by 7.5 hectares of lush greenery. With 329 well-appointed rooms and suites, it is also home to 4 of the best restaurants in the city. The 24-storey hotel is 14 miles from the Mactan International Airport and 3 miles from the main business district and shopping malls. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 85 countries.

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