On the 119th anniversary of the Battle of Tres de Abril, Palm Grass, The Cebu Heritage Hotel also celebrated its grand opening. Dubbed “Engrandeng Pag-abri sa Palm Grass” last April 3, the event was held at Hawanan Tres de Abril and Kapihan ni Lumaya.
On the same day, 119 years ago, the 1898 Cebu Revolution against Spain commenced with more than 2,500 Cebuanos courageously fighting in the 1898 Battle of Tres de Abril led by Leon Kilat.
A day before, Talisay Katipuneros led by the Aliño brothers also fought against the Spanish forces in Talisay.
As the only heritage hotel in Cebu, Palm Grass named its different areas, floors and suite rooms in honor of the selfless Cebu Katipunan leaders and other Cebuano leaders in history.
During the grand opening, there was a reenactment of the Battle of Tres de Abril, a review of the book Leon Kilat (The Untold Story of the 1898 Cebu Revolution Against Spain), unveiling of the Leon Kilat relief wooden sculpture, rondalla, poetry reading and guided tour around the hotel.
Palm Grass Hotel is on 68 Junquera St., Barangay Kalubihan, Cebu City. PR