September 23, 2023


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Envisioned to provide a truly distinct Filipino luxury experience, Fili Hotel highlights the global charm of Filipino hospitality anchored on traits that are genuine expressions of the Filipino culture.

Fili is one of the three hotel properties that will welcome guests in NUSTAR Resort and Casino, the first and only Integrated Resort outside of Luzon located in the picturesque Kawit Island in Cebu’s South Road Properties.

Fili is under the direction of General Manager Paul Rene Lee whose years of extensive experience in global hospitality management serve as a solid foundation for a progressive Filipino luxury hotel.

Mr. Lee has more than 30 years of experience in hotel & luxury resort operations & pre-openings, business expansion, and has successfully completed strategy and business model refinement for several luxury resort chains. He has valuable work experience in global locations including USA, China, Hong Kong & Macau, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and North America.  From his deep exposure in dealing with diverse hospitality cultures, Paul has then cultivated a cross-cultural perspective in hospitality management.

Now overseeing a new 5-star hotel brand in the Philippines, Paul’s direction is deeply rooted in the Philippine cultural heritage. “Fili embraces the core traits of Filipino culture. The Philippines is globally known for its people’s warmth and friendliness and we want to harness that atmosphere when guests come and visit”.

Striving to foster a uniquely Filipino service culture that’s founded on showing the pride and joy of Filipino hospitality, the hotel is positioned as a paragon of the iconic Filipino warmth where distinct Filipino luxury is experienced through Fili’s service, spaces, and senses.

Fili boasts of over 300 rooms and suites ranging from deluxe kings to presidential suites, and villas that are hinged on elegant comfort. All rooms are spacious, characterized by contemporary Filipino décor, and have a stunning view of the sea, Cebu’s magnificent mountains, and the brimming city skyline.

The Fili experience extends to the restaurants of the hotel and the property. Guests are taken on a Filipino culinary journey by local chefs and are serviced by amiable Filipino associates in the Fili Lobby Lounge and Fili Cafe. 

The dining spaces are adorned with accents and elements celebrating Filipino craftsmanship. Management and staff of Fili invite everyone to celebrate the finest leisure experience in the Philippines by visiting and discovering the pride and joy of a truly world-class Filipino hotel.

 About Fili Hotel

Fili is the 5-star brand of Robinsons Hotels Resorts (RHR), the hospitality arm of Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) and one of the largest hotel companies in the Philippines with a network of 24 hotels in operation. RLC owns and operates 5 brand segments. In the international deluxe category, it has the IHG-managed Crowne Plaza Galleria and Holiday Inn Galleria, Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu, and The Westin Sonata Place Ortigas.

For its homegrown brands, there are the Summit Hotels and Resorts brand and the essential service hotel chain Go Hotels. RHR is made up of a vast community of people united by the same vision of travel and hospitality. Its hoteliers are a diverse range of people, working in their neighborhood or region, who all have something unique to share with their guests.

In the New Normal of travel, RHR is taking hygiene and cleanliness to a whole new level. For the health, safety, and security of guests and associates, step inside RHR’s Circle of Clean.

NUSTAR Resort and Casino is the flagship project of Universal Hotels and Resorts, Inc., a privately owned corporation of the Gokongwei Group primarily focused on gaming and integrated resort developments across the Philippines. For more information, log on at or email


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