//update – this article has been published on Page 20, The Freeman Cebu Lifestyle Section, October 13, 2010

Cebu, I am just soooo happy that I get to have a first class karaoke experience in Cebu. Everything is plush, plush, plush! Cebu’s local media and VIPs were treated to a private preview of Red Box Cebu last Thursday, September 3, and when I saw their lobby, carpeted rooms and LCDs, I thought to myself, “This is the Hermes of karaoke bars!”

RED BOX CEBU

RED BOX CEBU

Why you would want to choose Red Box Karaoke Cebu as your karaoke bar, let me count thee ways:

Red Box is formerly known as California Red in Hongkong. Props to you if you can guess their favorite color!
It is the second largest branch, smaller than Greenbelt but larger than TriNoma with 21 rooms!

RED BOX Karaoke CEBU
Room #31 has a billiard table and is as the same size as Imperial Palace’s Suite Rooms

RED BOX Karaoke CEBU

RED BOX CEBU

Room #33 has a poker table. Yes, massive space again. Noice!

RED BOX CEBU

RED BOX Karaoke CEBU

Operations Team Leader Monica Escalona, Red Box Cebu Managing Director Allen Arvin Tan and Red Box Philippines Managing Director Walden Chu are super nice!

RED BOX CEBU

Jude Bacalso is equally charming. Hence, this photo. Her bag is from Joanna.

RED BOX CEBU

They have an extensive song library of over 100,000 songs.

RED BOX CEBU Karaoke

They have two versions of Alicia Key’s Empire State of Mind – the original mix and Alicia’s ballad, my fave!

Yves Camingue at RED BOX CEBU
The entire place is wifi-ready. I had first dibs on claiming it on FourSquare! Yes! *flexes muscles*
Bring your own laptops and they will not charge you extra for charging.

RED BOX Karaoke CEBU

The restroom has a woman and a man shape on the glass door. Do not be fooled.
They have their own intercoms instead of placing those switches that turn on red lights. So chic, not motel-esque.
The service is major personalized. If their staff doesn’t ask you every 30 minutes if you have everything you need, then you are not in Red Box Karaoke.

RED BOX Karaoke CEBU

RED BOX Karaoke CEBU

RED BOX Karaoke CEBU

Nobody goes, “Extend, ma’am?”
Again, Walden Chu.


You can go there alone. Hey, I sing Electric Youth in three voices, who am I to judge?

RED BOX CEBU
RED BOX Karaoke CEBU

Let me let you in on their house rates and, no, you are not getting charged per hour.

Lunch Hour (12NN-3PM)
P299
Order All You Can Buffet

Happy Hour (3PM-7PM)
P199 per head
Includes One (1) Free Drink*

Primetime (7PM-12MN)
P299 per head
P399 per head on Fridays and Saturdays
Includes Two (2) Free Drinks*
Free Room Use During Primetime

After Hours (12MN-4AM)
P199 per head
Includes One (1) Free Drink*
Free Room Use During After Hours

*Drink List: Choices of Iced Tea, Soda, Local Beers, Bottled Water, Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea.
*Rates are inclusive of 12% VAT but exclusive of service charge and local tax.

You need to make a reservation to get a room.  ENJOY Cards are also accepted. Call (032) 417-1675.  Red Box is located at G101 Garden Level, Ayala Center Cebu, Lagoon Development Center, Cebu City.

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Kristine Roa The Glamarazzi

**Text and photos by Kristine Roa. Reproduction without consent is not allowed.

In these photos: Kristine Roa, Eden Villarba, Yves Camingue, Joy Dioso, Randy Ang, Jon Enriquez, Paula Jimenez, Luci Flowers, Mara Garcia, Aoi Gergabuena, Man-man Osmeña, Mae Osmeña, Jaja Rama, April Rama, Meg Eteve, Michelle Petty, Alexis Yap, Jude Bacalso, Walden Chu, Allen Tan, Candice Kahler, John Keiner, Becky Thompson, Tina Ouano, Justin, and Rhina Avenido