Seda Centrio Hotel | Winning at Hotel Living in CDO
There are many wonderful things unfolding in Cagayan de Oro City every time I visit it. New restaurants, concept stores & exciting activities spring here & there. Add Seda Centrio Hotel to the fusion & what you get is an experience that surely overwhelms.
I used to live in CDO in the mid-2000s. Back then the city was already going toe-to-toe with bright cities like Davao & Cebu. And every time I would come back for business trips or vacation — even up to now — it always surprises me with something new to try.
Claro M. Recto Avenue is perhaps CDO’s showpiece street. It’s the national highway that runs through Iligan to the west & Surigao to the east. Visitors & passers-by look to this thoroughfare if they were to make quick impressions of the city’s development.
Seda Centrio Hotel: Changing the Game
While there were already a lot going on in this stretch, the rise of Seda Centrio Hotel & Centrio Mall in 2012 changed the avenue’s architectural landscape. It refined the look of chic urban Cagayan.
Judging by the cover, the hotel’s façade stirs a cosmopolitan collection of simple lines, muted tones & sleek exterior detailing. The adjoining mall though in its full retail creative reign sits as a separate story. But collectively, the entire building wasn’t a shot at blending in — it was meant to stand out.
And it did while the rest just charted on. In the years that followed, more hotels & malls sprouted, some worth the cheer & sneer.
Seda Centrio Hotel is a fantastic accommodation whether you’re in for work or over an extended holiday. It’s a 150-room business hotel that mostly draws in corporate guests. Yes, it’s likely you’d be eating breakfast next to CEOs visiting the city; so get your best pitch ready.
Seda is a Filipino homegrown brand of hotel chain under the Ayala Land Hotels & Resorts Corporation. It’s present in existing finance hubs like BGC, Quezon City & Cebu. It also operates in emerging business & leisure destinations such as Iloilo, Davao, Bacolod, El Nido, Sta. Rosa & Cagayan de Oro.
Quietly elegant & perpetually classy are how the Ayalas imagined all its Seda properties to be. Indeed, Seda Centrio Hotel delivers just like that — from ideation to execution.
Each room is generously spaced with simple lines & visual patterns. It is washed in understated tones & fitted with exquisite furnishings sans design arrogance. Also, it features en-suite electronic system that allows guests to control the environment from temperature to light.
With high-speed internet, fully-loaded mini bar & other thoughtful extras, keeping that “Do Not Disturb” sign lit most of the time wouldn’t be a surprise.
Downtown Hotel Digs
Seda Centrio Hotel isn’t just a hotel that beds you early or would want you to close that deal immediately. It is also about power dining at Miso that offers a flavourful array of culinary delights.
You can hole up at the bar over well-chilled tipples. Or wade on the pool as you let the stresses of real life slowly slip away. And if you can’t let go of exercising even while on travel, the gym is open for your muscles to do some working.
Smack dab at the city’s happening street & right beside Centrio Mall, staying here is surely a delight. It just takes a few floors down to a vibrant hub of specialty brand shopping, sundry dining options & entertainment hangouts.
The hotel’s main entrance is also favourably located along Corrales Street. In case you don’t know it, this strip is fast becoming CDO’s eat-street. It’s the perfect spot for throwing a few back with clients or friends.
I have stayed here quite a lot of times. And I’d be honest to say that beyond aesthetic reasons, this hotel owns you with their gentle & sincere attention. After all, this is what makes us keep coming back.
Truly, Seda Centrio Hotel captures the vibrant urban lifestyle with distinctive luxury. It is where business matters are softly decided & the little winnings at life celebrated.