Let there be light

The hotels’ holiday trees may have just been lighted recently to officially usher in the season but unofficially the Yuletide spirit commenced on the first day of the “ber” month. Such a long Christmas celebration in the PI and that’s how us Pinoys want it, that’s how we got used to it.

What I like about how everything turned out this year was how the top hotels of the city collaborated their schedules. It was done in such a way that the Christmas tree lighting events were witnessed by everyone important in their guest lists. The crowd, the media included, was not divided.

The looks in each of the hotels—Seda Abreeza Hotel, Park Inn by Radisson and Marco Polo Davao—were all exciting and tastefully executed to interpret their themes. From winter in the woodland to rustic, all the trees of the hotels are photogenic and social media-sharing worthy. Visit it for yourself and see how it draws out the spirit of Christmas from within you.

Seda Abreeza Hotel

The look: Winter Woodland

Key pieces: All natural & indigenous components of t’nalak, handmade paper & vines

Who came: Anflocor’s Tony Boy Floirendo was one of the special guests. Here with Seda Abreeza GM Ken Kapulong

Seen: The staff of Seda Hotel with hunky Santa & his pretty elves.

Park Inn by Radisson

The look: Traditonal

Key pieces: large trimmings in brilliant gold, red & green

Who came: SM Hotels’ Elizabeth Sy. Here with Park Inn GM Pavan Kakar

The beneficiary is the House of Hope. A place where cancer-stricken children can find refuge.

Entertainment: Christmas carols sang by the Songspell choir.

Seen: DOT's Eden David

Seen: Gene Bangayan, Ruben Bangayan & Maybelle Yu

Caught!: me on a selfie moment with SM's Elizabeth Sy & GM Pavan Kakar.

Marco Polo Davao

The look: Rustic

Key pieces: burlap bows, gold balls & t’nalak touches

Who came: Atty. Lindy Carillo. Here with Marco Polo Davao GM Anthony Tan

Seen: The officers of Marco Polo officially welcoming the Yuletide season.

Seen: The Davao media with the Marco Polo officers.

Caught!: me on a selfie moment with GM Anthony Ang, hotel officers & fellow Davao media.

Entertainment: Christmas carols sang by the Marco Polo choir.

Seen: Gingerbread house & Log Cake at Cafe Marco

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