Seda Centrio in Cagayan de Oro Offers World-Class Comfort
July 18, 2016 by Mandy Zablan
Seda Centrio opened in late-2012, the first Seda hotel outside Metro Manila. Less than three years in operation, it has received the prestigious ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015 from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.com, making it not only the hotel of choice in the city, but also raising the profile of Cagayan de Oro among global and local travelers who are enticed to discover its wealth of tourist attractions and business opportunities.
“It is an honor to receive such accolades and contribute to the city’s development,” says Hotel Manager Noel Barrameda, who adds that the hotel also received a Certificate of Recognition from Hotels.com, a major online travelsite, for excellent guest reviews. Being at the very heart of Cagayan de Oro City (CDOC) has certainly made Seda Centrio the preferred place when it comes to quality hotel accommodations, dining, and leisure. Stacked within the upscale Centrio Mall, the hotel is a joint venture between Seda’s owner and management company, AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts Corporation, and the Floirendo family of the Anflo Group. The moment one enters Seda Centrio, you will instantly feel welcome in its intimate ambience, a harmonious mix of modern design with distinct Filipino touches—a standard in all Seda hotels. Showcased are images taken in CDO by travel photographer, Paco Guerrero along the corridors and in Misto restaurant, and a prized art piece by photographer Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala behind the front desk.
Global travelers choose Seda Centrio for its safety and security features — such as the elevators that require key-cards for every floor, closed circuit television systems in strategic areas, and a recent training for its security team about the latest developments in the field based on a program by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). AHLEI also developed the program that gives Seda the distinction of being the first Certified Gold Service hotel brand in Asia, ensuring service that goes beyond the usual by delighting guests with a sincere desire to please and creating memorable experiences for them at every opportunity. The hotel has 150 guestrooms with Deluxe, Club and Premier Room categories. Guests in Club and Premier Rooms have exclusive access to the Club Lounge offering a host of privileges, including complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic beverages all-day. It also has workstations with IMacs, a wide-screen LED HDTV, and secretarial assistance. Barrameda emphasizes that Seda Centrio is the only hotel in Cagayan de Oro that offers Club privileges. Especially appreciated by business travelers, it is increasing in popularity with families on a stay-cation because of the numerous conveniences it offers. In the aspect of Food and Beverage, Misto restaurant has become the venue of choice for celebrating life’s milestones with its range of local and international favorites. Recent innovations include the Chefs Exchange where heads of the culinary teams of Seda hotels visit other branches to present a new menu, including Japanese by Executive Sous Chef Danny Gallardo from Seda Nuvali in Laguna and international bestsellers from Seda BGC by Executive Chef Romualdo “Pepe” Castillo.
Barrameda says, “Both promotions were very successful in Seda Centrio. We are definitely planning more, in addition to the current theme dinner buffets and the enhancement of our a la carte menu, which we will launch soon.” Diners can be sure that Seda Centrio always has something new up their sleeve as they are continuously inspired by a dynamic market that enjoys dining out with family and friends as a past time. Other facilities and services of Seda Centrio include an e-lounge, banquet and meeting rooms, adults’ and children’s swimming pools, a gym, private dining, in-room massage, complimentary WiFi, laundry and dry cleaning and airport transfers. Seda Centrio truly offers the best of Filipino design, service and innovation — very appropriate for the first and only hotel of AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts Corporation in Cagayan de Oro City.