Park Inn by Radisson Davao celebrated the #SeasonOfLights with a truly Filipino-themed Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.
The hotel’s 14-foot sustainable bamboo tree was accented with woven baskets made by the Matigsalog Tribe from Marilog District in Davao City while patterns inspired by Mandaya and Yakan weaves on the Christmas stars complemented the whole hotel interior.
The Park Inn by Radisson Davao team were joined by guests from Office of the Vice President, represented by Generose Tecson, Davao City Vice Mayor Melchor Quitain, city councilors, foreign consuls, city tourism officials, SM Lanang Premier executives, corporate guests, and media friends, clad in their modern Filipiñana and Barong Tagalog to blend with the Filipino Christmas theme.
The affair started with a heavenly harmony from the UP Mindanao Koro Kantahay through their rendition of Kumukutikutitap and Diwa ng Pasko. Christmas messages were then delivered by Sven Toune, Park Inn by Radisson Davao’s General Manager and Peggy Angeles, SM Hotels & Conventions Corporation’s Executive Vice President as well as Davao City Vice Mayor Melchor Quitain.
“I am brimmed with excitement and happiness now that we are slowly going back to normal, restrictions are almost non-existent, we can finally travel anywhere in the world and most importantly, celebrate life with our loved ones. It’s also good to see hotels in Davao being fully booked, conventions and exhibitions right here and there are finally taking place and more visitors are coming to the city,” Toune said.
Christmas is indeed the season of sharing and as part of Radisson Cares program, the hotel launched its Cookie for a Cause where 20 percent of the total sales is pledged for the priority needs of SAKADAB or Samahan ng May Kapansanan sa Dabaw, a village for PWDs (Persons with Disability) in Davao City. Cookie for a Cause is available at the hotel’s Christmas store and the project will run until January 6, 2023.
The hotel also officially launched its newly uplifted and refreshed restaurant, VANDA. The launch was opened by the mesmerizing interpretative dance by St. John Paul II College of Davao’s Siningtala Dance Company to tell the story of Waling-waling. Along with the beat of the percussions, VANDA was exhilaratingly opened and presented to all of the guests.
The restaurant aims to promote the wonderful gastronomic experience one can have when delighting in dishes that is incorporated with local ingredients found in the island.
Radisson Davao is gearing towards its momentous 10th anniversary next year. Follow Park Inn by Radisson Davao on their socials, @parkinnbyradissondavao on Facebook and @parkinndavao on Instagram for their offers of the season.