Maayo Hotel takes pride on Filipino and Cebuano heritage by integrating subtle design elements in the property.
“Puno-an sa Mangga” is an installation art at the hotel lobby. It is created by James Doran Webb, a Mandaue-based British artist and sculptor. The mango tree that is made of driftwood wraps around a column at the heart of the building. It is a tribute to the solid foundation of the hotel’s values.
Maayo gives a new meaning to “bugsay” or wooden paddles. They serve as handles of the ballroom, propelling many celebrations further into the ideal direction.
Abaca fabric is used as a cover of an entire wall at the lobby. It is a fitting backdrop to a flock of iron birds in flight, symbolizing the enduring ingenuity of the Filipinos.
The waterfall at the hotel serves as a symbol of permanence. Like Maayo, its identity remains steadfast despite change of content — keeping the fine balance of wellness and hospitality intact.
Sourced from sustainable plantations of natural wood, Maayo’s teakwood and acacia floors are durable and ethical. It reflects the floor of traditional Filipino houses, imbuing a sense of home in the hotel.
Maayo Hotel used “banig” or woven mats as accents on ceilings and walls. This feature is a reminder of personalized service.
During the 18th century, only nobles and rich officials can ride a “kalesa”. This horse-drawn carriage that is displayed at the hotel lobby signifies prestige.
The grand wooden staircase of Maayo takes center of attraction at the hotel lobby. It suggests a passage that can unite any two things, places, ideas, or states of being.
Skylight prisms represent the ecological foundation of Maayo Hotel. They are placed atop the Grand Ballroom to provide natural lighting during functions.