Whether you’re an athlete, a budding triathlete, or a spectator wanting in on the action, there’s something exciting waiting for you at The Mactan Newtown.

The hotel is located just a few minutes away from the beach area inside the township, which will serve as the tip-off point for this year’s race

The heat is on at The Mactan Newtown, property giant Megaworld’s 30-hectare township in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, as it gets ready to host the highly anticipated return of Ironman 70.3 Philippines happening just a few weeks from today.

Right in the heart of all the action is the 18-storey, 547-room Savoy Hotel Mactan inside The Mactan Newtown. Staying at Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown puts you just about five to seven minutes away from the beach area of The Mactan Newtown where all the race action will begin.

Come race day, the township’s main avenue, the four-lane Newtown Boulevard, promises to offer a truly unique experience for athletes and spectators alike. Stretching for almost a kilometer, the avenue is lined with over 250 mango trees, a feature that inspired the township’s first-ever ‘Cebu Mangoes Festival’ back in 2019.

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Look no further than Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown for a place to call your home away from home during this sporting event as a one-of-a-kind experience awaits every athlete, budding triathlete, and guest inside The Mactan Newtown. Here are three reasons why staying at Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown is truly a must during the Ironman race weekend:

1. Special hotel room rate

Athletes can expect a comfortable, hassle-free stay at Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown while preparing for the ultimate endurance race. As the exclusive accommodation partner of Ironman, the hotel offers athletes and their respective entourages a special promo: a three (3) night stay in a Superior Room, which comes with breakfast buffet, from August 5 to 8, 2022—all for only P7,500 (net) per night.

Decked with splashes of calming blue and furnished with comfortable beds, rooms at Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown come with panoramic views of the Cebu mountains, the Magellan Bay and the Hilutungan Channel, the nearby islands, and the rest of The Mactan Newtown.

2. Triathlon 101 by an award-winning endurance coach

Meanwhile, athletes preparing for their first (or next) triathlon can avail the Triathlon 101 Basic Clinic Package with award-winning triathlete and coach Ige Lopez. With rates starting at P4,500, the package includes a triathlon clinic on either July 23 or 24, 2022, as well as an overnight stay in a Superior Deluxe Room, and full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and snack).

Race action is bound to reach a new high as elite endurance athletes converge at The Mactan Newtown for the return of Ironman 70.3 Philippines

3. An array of food choices

Of course, what’s a stay in Cebu without sampling delicious fare and other regional delicacies? Within the hotel itself are food and beverage outlets: Savoy Café for all-day Filipino, and buffet breakfast; the Poolside Bar for delicious snacks, healthy light dishes, and yummy desserts; and the Zabana Bar for fresh juices and celebratory drinks.

Just a short walk away from the hotel are other retail and dining establishments, including the township’s own grocery store, a Starbucks café, as well as its own McDonald’s outlet. There’s also the Mactan Alfresco located right at the township entrance, where guests can satisfy their cravings for authentic Cebuano delicacies and other cuisines from more than a dozen dining outlets.

The tree-lined Newtown Boulevard is expected to be filled with avid race spectators as it will be the main route for the biking leg of the race leading to neighboring areas of The Mactan Newtown

What’s more, athletes and visitors can even take part in all the festivities happening in this year’s Lechon Festival throughout the Mactan Newtown, which will also take place at The Mactan Newtown on the same week that action for the Ironman race unfolds.

Cebu’s premier ‘live-work-play-learn’ community

With Megaworld coming on board as the main sponsor of the prestigious endurance competition, excitement is truly palpable at The Mactan Newtown, the company’s first-ever township with its own beach outside of Metro Manila.

“We are very excited to welcome everyone here at The Mactan Newtown to witness and take part in all the excitement and action of the upcoming Ironman race. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax, to indulge, or simply to explore, The Mactan Newtown has all the elements that make it truly one of Megaworld’s premier live-work-play-learn townships to date,” says Jennifer Palmares-Fong, vice president for sales and marketing, Megaworld Visayas.

The beach area inside the township will see athletes transitioning from the swim leg to conquer the cycling circuit of the race

Aside from the hotel, The Mactan Newtown also hosts about 2,000 units from nine residential condominium developments, including the 20-story La Victoria Global Residences and the 18-story The Pearl Global Residences, and nearly 3,000 office workers from eight office towers by Megaworld Premier Offices.

The township also features the Newtown School of Excellence, Inc. (NSEI), which will be welcoming Grade 7 students for the first time next school year. Soon, two new hotel properties, a convention center, a museum, and a two-level ‘beach mall’ will also rise inside The Mactan Newtown to offer more leisure and accommodation options for visiting travelers.

In 2019, The Mactan Newtown added another prestigious distinction under its name when it was awarded as the ‘Best Mixed-Use Development for Visayas and Mindanao’ at The Outlook Awards by Lamudi Philippines, underscoring the seamless coming together of residential, office, commercial, and retail components into a community that promotes a vibrant integrated lifestyle.

Know more about what’s buzzing at The Mactan Newtown ahead of the race by availing Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown’s special Ironman promos at www.savoyhotelmactan.com.phexclusive for stay dates from August 4 to 8, 2022 only.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/07/20/be-in-the-midst-of-the-ironman-action-at-savoy-hotel-mactan-newtown/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=be-in-the-midst-of-the-ironman-action-at-savoy-hotel-mactan-newtown)