New World Makati Hotel joins hands with Habitat for Humanity Philippines in a new commitment to build better homes for the Filipinos.
Led by General Manager Farid Schoucair and executive committee members, the hotel’s corporate social responsibility team visited the construction site at Bistekville in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City, for a concrete showcase of civic mindedness and teamwork.
Under the supervision of Allan Bermudo, Habitat for Humanity’s safety officer and project supervisor, volunteer hotel associates completed hauling 255 cement hollow blocks, transporting back-fill equivalent to a total of seven cubic meters; and excavating four holes.
The team’s efforts contributed to the construction of new, decent homes and a sustainable environment for the informal settlers in the community.
In addition to house building, New World Makati Hotel actively promotes camaraderie and supports its surrounding community, environment and local charitable organizations through various activities such as charity fun runs, hospital visits, bazaar fundraisers, donations to calamity-stricken areas and feeding programs.
For more information on New World Makati Hotel, please visit newworldhotels.com/manila or call (02) 811 6888.
Celebrating wellness with Sofitel Manila Half Marathon
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila promotes wellness and a healthy lifestyle as it holds the 2016 Sofitel Manila Half Marathon on August 21.
Now on its fourth year, the premier urban destination in partnership with the country’s foremost running event organizer, RunRio, led by Coach Rio de la Cruz, brings the much-anticipated event to a new venue. Now taking off from the CCP Open Field, which is next to Sofitel, and offers more activity space and private parking for runners, the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is an annual event held for the benefit of the children of Virlanie Foundation.
“Over 4,300 participants joined last year’s successful run and we continue to encourage more wellness and fitness enthusiasts to participate this year. We were able to raise P750,000 for Virlanie Foundation, enabling the young, less fortunate children of Manila,” shares Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s General Manager Adam Laker.
The 2016 Sofitel Manila Half Marathon will feature three categories (5K, 10K and 21K) with start and end points at the CCP Open Field. The marathon takes runners through a panoramic view of the bay area showcasing the scenic surrounds and promoting a green lifestyle encouraging runners to bring water bottles for refilling at designated hydration stations, minimizing the use of paper and plastic cups.
“We hope to continue engaging runners to join events like the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon that not only is a hub for both amateur and professional runners but also serves a noble purpose—to make a difference in the lives of the children of Manila through the Virlanie Foundation,” shares Coach Rio.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and RunRio invite you to participate in this worthwhile wellness program. Online registration ends on Aug. 7 and in-store registration starts on July 13 until Aug. 14 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Runnr Store Bonifacio High Street, Runnr Trinoma, Toby’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Toby’s Mall of Asia.
Registration fees for the available categories are at P750 for 5K, P850 for the 10K and P950 for the 21K. All participants shall receive event race bibs, singlet and finishers’ loot bag. Runners on the 21K category will also receive a finisher’s shirt and medal. An assortment of cash and lifestyle prizes are in store for some of our top running enthusiasts.
This event is co-presented by Cebu Pacific GetGo Card by Unionbank, The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is made possible by the following sponsors: Gatorade, Timex, GoPro, Althaus Philippines, illy Coffee, Nescafe Ready-to-Drink Coffee, Siyana Sweet, Hygienix, Harvey Fresh, Great Image, Gardenia, Star Xpo Enterprises and Delsan Office Systems.
New Hilot-inspired experience at Devarana Spa
Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Manila invites spa lovers to experience the magic of the Eastern blend therapies through the new Borehilot Massage.
Borehilot Massage is the fusion of Filipino Hilot Massage and Balinese Boreh Remedy. In the traditional Eastern remedies, unbalanced energy within the body causes illness. When the energy pathways are blocked, sickness begins to take form in the body causing harm to your health. The core principle of Eastern therapy is to unblock and stimulate the energy meridians, aiming to maintain health and wellness – mentally, physically and emotionally.
Devised to bring your body and mind back into natural balance in 90 minutes, the Borehilot Massage starts with the application of a warm Boreh paste which is the combination of ginger root, cinnamon, clove and rice powder. Therapist applies this warm paste on the specific area such as upper and lower back, legs and stomach to help warm up the muscles and improve flexibility. The heat and aromatic properties of the Boreh ease the strain and promote circulation.
What’s more, a warm banana leaves, soaking into warm therapeutic oil, are arranged to cover on top of the paste to let the heat penetrate deeper in that specific area, this ritual will be left there for a while to reduce the tension and relieve the back and legs pain.
The massage therapy is completed with a long soothing stroke massage with medium pressure to stimulate the circulation. The benefits of this new massage are such as relieving fatigue, providing the energy and promoting luminous complexion.
For more information, please contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Manila +63 (2) 818 7081 or send e-mail to| firstname.lastname@example.org