500 years in the making
Named for the year Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan first arrived on our islands with a Spanish Armada, our story comes full circle 500 years later.
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From a 5-room hostel that still stands on the same site, we’ve grown into a 56-room de luxe hotel on Mactan Island in the Province of Cebu. 1521 Hotel opens its doors to travelers ready to discover the undisputed Queen City of the South.
In close proximity to the international airport and seaport, we are in the middle of a bustling resort island that remains the gateway to central and southern Philippines half a millennium later.