Soaring above the particular Visayas archipelago by helicopter, trimming through the crystal clear waters of Magellan Bay and the Mactan Channel, or even cruising on island roadways in a single of BMW’ s most advanced devices, guests can now take their choose to arrive in style at Shangri-La’ s i9000 Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu.
When announcing the particular acquisition of the new lavish service navy comprising of a yacht, speedboat, heli-copter and luxury sedan, general supervisor Rene D Egle said, “ We are redefining the statement – ‘ We have arrived’. We want our own guests to experience world-class comfort plus sophistication even on transit, be it upon touchdown or departure, inside a city tour or in an journey across the islands. ”
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Leading the portfolio is a gentleman’ s yacht, the Celandine, integrated aluminum and steel by the earliest leisure marine company in the world, Rv & Nicholsons Shipyard. Originally built-in 1960, this vintage vessel any of only four yachts likewise designed and it has since received several awards for its unique heritage plus classic aesthetics.
Totally refit in 2013, the Celandine is now equipped with stylish teak products, a reconfigured saloon, fresh external paint and new engines which have logged less than 500 hours. The twin 180hp Cummins engines provide her a cruising speed associated with 9 knots and a maximum quickness of 14 knots. The Celandine’ s spacious interiors can home six guests in three cabin rentals with en suite bathrooms.
A second addition to the resort’ s maritime collection, the speedboat Rainbow Runner can cruise with the beautiful vistas of the Mactan Funnel at a speed of 25 knot. Distinguished for superb performance, it could comfortably shuttle a maximum of 15 people per trip. The Rainbow Jogger is used for airport transfers, leaving behind from the Cebu Yacht Club towards the Shangri-La Boat Jetty and vice-versa. It will also be deployed to move guests to Cebu City, considerably reducing travel time.
For guests who prefer to journey by air, zooming across the glowing blue skies is the McDonnell Douglas MD500E helicopter, operated by the Asian Aeronautical Corp., the Philippines’ leading personal aerial transportation service renowned just for serving a high-profile clientele. Driven by Rolls Royce Allison 250-C20R engines, it has a maximum quickness of 240 kilometers per hour (almost 150 miles per hour) plus boasts an impressive noise-reduced flight, becoming the only helicopter to use NOTAR (no-tail rotor) technology in the country.
The McDonnell Douglas MD500E is perfect for airport transfers, city transfers plus chartered trips to Bohol plus Oslob, among many others. In what would usually take three to five hours by vehicle and boat, the MD500E enables adventure seekers to arrive at and luxuriate in swimming with whale sharks within Oslob or hiking the Dark chocolate Hills in Bohol in a cheaper time. The operator has personal hangars in prime tourist destinations within the Philippines that guests can visit and luxuriate in. The interior features a golden oak complete and beige leather seats that may securely seat three passengers.
A BMW 5 Collection rounds out the fleet. A luxury four door prized for its stylish interiors plus smooth cruising capability, the five Series is part of the new limo service.