The year 2020 continues to be a challenge for many. But despite all the blows, we stand up mightier and stronger—and hopefully better prepared for next time.
When the dust settles and things go back to normal—better still, better than what we deem is normal—Tagaytay Highlands invites guests to visit again as it has reopened its doors that the Taal Volcano phreatic eruption closed in January.
However, at the moment the Highlands limits its operations as part of its COVID-19 safety measures. As per its March 20 announcement on Facebook, the convenience store is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., while its restaurants—Great Room at The Spa and Lodge, Highlander Steakhouse, and Highlands China Palace—only offer takeout and delivery services
To date, the Highlands’ major roads, driveways, golf courses, and other facilities have been cleared. The top management oversaw the continuous cleaning operations at the estate to ensure that all properties and facilities were operational in time for the return of the Highlands’ homeowners, members, and their guests.
In February, Tagaytay Highlands scaled up operations at the Midlands and Greenlands, including but not limited to the restoration of power and water supplies, rehabilitation of landscapes, and repairs of roofs and major spine roads, among others.
Major facilities such as The Spa and Lodge and the Tagaytay Highlands Golf Course likewise resumed operations in February. Dining places and indoor facilities of the Sports Center were also reopened.
While cleanup efforts were ongoing at the Highlands, the animals of the estate’s Animal Farm were temporarily housed at animal shelters to ensure their safety.
In conjunction with all this, club members, property owners, and sales teams successfully carried out relief operations for Highlands’ workers and residents of nearby communities—with donations from SM Cares and SM Foundation, Inc.
The Highlands team likewise initiated similar efforts benefiting residents of the neighboring barangays of Bunggo and Kalabuso in Calamba, Laguna, and Tanauan, Batangas.
On March 1, Tagaytay Highlands held a Thanksgiving Golf Tournament at its reopened Tagaytay Midlands Golf Course. Led by Hans T. Sy, chairman of the executive committee of SM Prime, the tournament kicked off the formal reopening of the golf course and other Highlands amenities.
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