Team Out of Town Blog Hub ( – The Ascott Limited – Philippines recently announced the appointment of Rey Vergel Mulat as the new Residence Manager of Citadines Cebu City, who will oversee the management smooth running of the 180-room serviced residence, the first Citadines Apart’hotel in Cebu.

Citadines Cebu City Residence Manager Rey Vergel MulatCitadines Cebu City Residence Manager Rey Vergel Mulat
Citadines Cebu City Residence Manager Rey Vergel Mulat

The 16-year veteran hotelier who has worked with some of the industry’s reputable brands will also oversee the pre-opening of lyf Cebu City, the first co-living serviced residence in the country.

“I am honored to be part of Ascott, one of the leading international owner-operators in the world. It will be an exciting chapter as I oversee this property in the Queen City of the South. We will continue to provide our residents the genuine and heartfelt Cebuano hospitality the brand is known for,” shares Mulat.

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Citadines Cebu City

“As Citadines is the French word for “from the city,” we will make sure that each stay makes them feel like they are from the city,” he adds.

Strategically located at the former site of Base Line, Citadines is just a few minutes away from the business districts of Cebu Business Park and Cebu IT Park, this serviced apartment is part of a development that comprises commercial and retail.

The property has partnered with Abacá Baking Company for a bakery and café concept at the ground floor, which offers all-day breakfast, classic comfort food, and baked goods and pastries known to the local community.

Citadines Cebu City BuildingCitadines Cebu City Building
Citadines Cebu City Building

To expand its national presence, Ascott is also gearing up to open lyf Cebu City, under a strategic partnership with leading local developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. Set to open in the second quarter of 2023, it will be a milestone in the growth of the Ascott brand locally.

With its co-living concept, the lyf brand offers a community of like-minded individuals and social interactions with one’s neighbors at one’s doorstep. The co-living brand aims to have 150 properties by 2030 across the archipelago.

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