Monday, 2 February 2009

New Cebu hotel hiring 1,000

By Roderick T. dela Cruz
The Manila Standard

CEBU—A five-star hotel and resort built by Korean investors on Mactan Island is now hiring more than 1,000 staff to run the 7.5-hectare project when it opens in April this year.

“During this global economic downturn, we are showing to the world that Cebu is bullish,” said Tourism Secretary Ace Durano.

Durano said Philippine BXT Corp. had spent more than P4 billion to build the 557-room Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa on a 7.5-hectare paradise in Maribago, Lapu Lapu City.

It will be run by Imperial Palace, which also manages hotels in Seoul, Korea and Fukuoka, Japan.

The project has a 180-meter wide beach line, impressive swimming facilities and private villas.

The resort will soon have its own 18-hole golf course and country club designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer in central Cebu.

Durano said more than 2,000 Filipinos were employed during the construction phase of the project, while 1,100 others will be employed as hotel staff when it opens this year.

Shenon Kwon, public relations manager of Phil BXT, confirmed that positions were available for all divisions in the company, including administration, guest relations and reception, room, restaurants, laundry and facilities.

Durano said thousands of others would benefit from the project, including suppliers, transport owners, and retail operators.

Lilia de Lima, director-general of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, said the project proved that there were opportunities in the economy, despite the financial difficulties of electronic companies located in special economic zones.

De Lima went to Cebu last year to declare the hotel area a tourism economic zone. She said Phil BXT’s project was the first tourism ecozone declared by President Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo in the Visayas.

“We see the potential of our investments here in Cebu,” said Park Jong Hwan, president of Phil BXT.

Amando Huh, general manager of Imperial Palace, said the hotel company was also looking at other investment opportunities in the Philippines.

Durano said the new five-star hotel would provide more rooms for foreign tourists, which are expected to remain above three million this year, despite the global economic crisis. Some 3.2 million foreign tourists visited the Philippines, he said.

Durano said the last four years were the renaissance period for Philippine tourism, with the impressive growth in international visitor arrivals and tourism investments.


  1. this hotel is near in our place, my sister try to apply for a job there

  2. imperial palace is a dream workplace. Does anybody knows where we could pass application letters and resumes, or is there an employment agency who regulates in receivings these documents for employment.

  3. someone:i wanna know where we could pass our application letter and resume to imperial palace..kindly give us some info...

  4. can i apply in this hotel?

  5. i want to apply as food handler in the resort i had 2 and half years experience worked in hotel in angeles pampanga but i want to try work in resort for a change, i quit my job because i move back to cebu.. can i apply...thanks

  6. jhessie_klyde@yahoo.com3:29 pm, July 03, 2010

    im willing to work there. where i could pass a resume?? but im graduating next year a hotel course. and im a working student now in mcdonald's company here in e.rodriguez quezon city.. tnx for this info that your hiring some staff...

  7. have a goog day,
    i am willing to work there.i am a fresh graduate of associate in hospitality management.where can i pass my resume?
    thank you so much for this information.

  8. good day,

    I'm interested to apply for any position waitress or office staff, in your company. where could I pass my resume and application?

  9. hi im a fresh graduate with a degree of bachelor in science in hotel and restaurant management. i want to work in a hotel and where can i pass the requirements.? thanks and have a nice day.

  10. Good day! i am a fresh graduate student from a well established university in Cebu City, i graduated bachelor of science in hospitality management major in food and beverage..i want to be a part of your firm.. it will be my privilege if you contact me in this mobile number..09326887747..thanks!

    Good Day! hi i am a fresh graduate student in Visayas State University in Visca, Baybay, Leyte. I graduated in the bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management major in Hotel Restaurant Management. I am very interested to be part on your firm. I am very interested to apply but i really don't know where i can pass my application letter and resume can you send this to my email add in my facebook account thank you and God Bless this is my mobile number 09359560488

  12. Have a nice day! I want to apply your prestigious hotel,I graduated a 2 years course of hotel and restaurant management.. but my working experience was only a productions worker..

  13. good day! marrie christine Radna i graduated a 4 year course bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management last surigao del Sur state university.i am very interested to be a part on your firm, but i don't know where i can pass my resume.if you have any information you can send me in this email add or you can send me this no. 09108247380 thanks and more power!..

  14. hi good day,

    how can i apply? i really would like to be part of your company.
    hope to hear from you soon and GOD bless


  15. good day!

    im a graduating student this coming march in a bachelor degree in hotel and restaurant management..
    I am interested to be part on your establishment but i dont know where i can pass my resume. if you are willing to reply on this msg. i will just give my email add

    Thank you!

  16. This is a great nice. New hotels new opportunity for the HRM grads and other hopeful job seeker.