Gratitude in style: The Grand Ball at Waterfront Insular Davao

Raising their glasses to the night's honorees. Waterfront Insular Davao's hotel manager Ai Banting with sales & marketing manager Pao Rosello

A bow & a curtsy from the hosts, dressed in period finery, welcomed their esteemed guests to the grandeur of the Regency Era. It was the annual appreciation ball of Waterfront Insular Hotel, a time for the Davao hospitality icon to extend its gratitude to the people who supported the homegrown brand throughout the year. 

Bedecked in pink blossoms, a fancy tea salon popped up at the center of the hotel lobby. It was the receiving section of the night’s gala where guests can enjoy light nibbles before the grand feast. A path, mimicking a garden trail, led to the showcase of the event—the newly-renovated Grand Ballroom, where the dashing Man of the House, hotel manager Ali Banting, led the reception line. 

“We gather here to celebrate the strong relationships we have built and fostered over the years. Your unwavering support and collaboration have been instrumental in shaping our journey. Together, we created remarkable events, unforgettable experiences and lasting memories. Tonight, we shine the spotlight on your remarkable contributions. Let us raise our glasses to the past successes and look forward to the future with excitement,” said the hotel manager.

Thank you! - Ali Banting, hotel manager, Waterfront Insular Davao

For their partners who played a vital role in our continued success of the hotel, a Grand Cotillion joined in by the Waterfront team was presented in their honor.

The Grand Cotillion

Waterfront Insular Davao team

Honorees Twinkle Gamboa & Cristina Yip

Honorees & Best-Dressed. From the Davao events organizers.

Ali's family with honoree from House of Hope

The dashing Executive Chef, Gilbert Banday