Acacia Hotel Davao’s Fusion of Mindanao Flavors and Fashion

Acacia Hotel Davao ushered in the Kadayawan festival with a “Kadayawan Media and Fashion Fiesta, on Friday, August 11, 2023, at The Lobby Lounge and Waling Waling Café.

The celebration showcased a harmonious blend of culture, fashion, and gastronomy. The event also provided an exciting glimpse into Acacia Hotel's commitment to community and culture.

Renowned designer Christopher Zamora and accessory artist Kathryn Fanlo collaborated on a collection that seamlessly blends modern design sensibilities with traditional Mindanaoan influences. Zamora's meticulously crafted clothing line paid homage to the region's rich heritage, while Fanlo's intricately designed accessories added a touch of elegance and sophistication.

As part of its community support, 10% of all proceeds from Christopher Zamora's clothing and Kathryn Fanlo's accessories will be donated to Indigenous Peoples (IP) communities.

Designers. Kathryn Fanlo & Christopher Zamora

Kathryn Fanlo's accessories & Christopher Zamora's apparel

The designers with the Acacia Hotel Davao team

DATA President Nicole Ledesma, Acacia Davao's resident Manager Agot Serrano, City Tourism Officer Jennifer Romero & Acacia Davao DOSM Sybil Angala

The event not only highlighted Mindanao's unique artistry but also provided a preview of the hotel's culinary expertise.

The Kadayawan Lunch Buffet at Waling Waling Cafe showcased a fusion of Davao's succulent fruits and native delicacies. The buffet will be open to tourists and guests for Php1,188 per person every weekday lunch and Php1,288 for weekend lunch. In the evening, the buffet spread will highlight Filipino and Davao cuisine at Php1,288 per person (Monday to Thursday) and at Php1,388 per person (Friday to Sunday). This festive spread is only offered this Kadayawan season from August 10 to 20.

Protein trio: pork, beef & chicken

Durian Fritters

Mangosteen Panna Cotta

Fresh seafood selection

"The Kadayawan Media and Fashion Fiesta is a testament to the vibrant tapestry of our culture, a fusion of tradition and innovation. As we open our doors at Acacia Hotel Davao, we also open our hearts to the rich heritage that surrounds us. So, let's embrace the beauty of this moment, as we partake in the festivities, indulge in the displays of creativity, and immerse ourselves in the essence of Kadayawan," Agot Serrano, Acacia Hotel's resident manager, said.

The Kadayawan Media and Fashion Fiesta was a celebration of Mindanao's artistic brilliance, culinary splendor, and giving spirit. The seamless blend of culture, fashion, and gastronomy at Acacia Hotel Davao left a lasting mark on attendees, at the same time emphasizing the importance of community, creativity, and compassion.

(with PR)