Cultural potpourri | Seda Abreeza SoaringHigh at 5

DAVAO’S urban lifestyle hotel turned five-years-old with a matching grand celebration to commemorate the special event held at the Hotel’s T’nalak Function Room last April 10, 2018. The “Soaring at 5” Anniversary Party was filled with an SRO crowd dressed in black or black-and-white ensembles and was warmly welcomed by the stylish and friendly Seda Abreeza GM Kennedy V. Kapulong who was not dressed in black or black and white. Other VIPs included the Chairman of Anflocor Ricky Floirendo; Anflocor President/CEO Alexander Valoria; Seda Hotels Senior Group General Manager Andrea Masellone; Group Director of Sales & Marketing Melissa Carlos; Group Director of Engineering Efren Rodrigo; Vice Mayor & Madame Bernie Al-ag; and the Seda Abreeza Sales & Marketing Team.   Naturally, the still blooming Exec. Chef Giovanna “Bang” Flores was kept on her pedicured toes serving the best culinary offerings Seda Abreeza’s Misto had to offer that memorable evening.

GM Ken V. Kapulong welcomes partners and clients

GM Ken V. Kapulong welcomes partners and clients

Seda Abreeza has become a landmark of Davao City since it was launched in April 2, 2013. GM Ken V. Kapulong has only admiration for Ayala Hotels and Resorts Corporation for its vision and decision in putting the third Seda Hotel in Davao City, the “Land of Promise,” which truly has a lot of potential now being realized especially since its former Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte has now taken on the role as the highest ranking government official of the land. “Naturally, the focus on Davao, including the other regions of Mindanao, for its tourism opportunities and business potentials has finally come into being. Conventions and such big events as the Asean Summit has finally put the much awaited spotlight on Davao,” said GM Ken V. Kapulong. The kindly Seda GM is all smiles these days as the hotel occupancy has soared to higher levels all year round. He only has sincere gratitude to all the partners and loyal clients who have been patronizing Seda Abreeza in the past five glorious years.

(L-R): OSCAR Grapa, Andrea Mastellone, Ken V. Kapulong, Bernie Al-ag

(L-R): OSCAR Grapa, Andrea Mastellone, Ken V. Kapulong, Bernie Al-ag

GM Ken V. Kapulong did not fail to mention the high rating of Seda’s all-day dining restaurant, Misto. Misto was given recognition for two consecutive years (2017-2018) as one of the best restaurants in the country by Tatler’s Best Restaurant Guide. “Seda Abreeza is also getting good reviews online from satisfied clients who would write about their good experiences with Seda. Our services are of international standards for us to afford to give our clients the best feelings in the world,” GM Ken V. Kapulong professed. In addition, Seda Abreeza was given the four-star rating by the Department of Tourism-Davao Region having scored high in the quality of hotel standards, including service, facilities, food, to mention some, through a thorough and professional assessment done.

(L-R): CHERRY Al-ag, Joji Ilagan Bian, Michael E. Dakudao, with Seda Abreeza's in-house VIPs

(L-R): CHERRY Al-ag, Joji Ilagan Bian, Michael E. Dakudao, with Seda Abreeza’s in-house VIPs

The month of April kicked off with theBlack and White 5th anniversary celebration dubbed as “Soaring at 5.” “This is our annual showcase of the finest food, music, and happy gathering to highlight the month of April when Seda Abreeza was first launched,” said Seda Abreeza PR & Communications Head, Faith Dimaano . Seda Abreeza’s Hotel Manager Ken Kapulong stated in his message, “Much of what we have achieved is a product of hardwork and teamwork, but above all putting into heart that genuine Filipino hospitality. It is what makes any hotel experience truly complete.”

(L-R):  MAYA Padillo, GM Ken V. Kapulong, Michael E. Dakudao, Joji Ilagan-Bian, Marilyn Roque

(L-R): MAYA Padillo, GM Ken V. Kapulong, Michael E. Dakudao, Joji Ilagan-Bian, Marilyn Roque

Adding to the excitement during the celebration were performances from Arnold Alvarez’s Siningtala Dance Company; Asia’s Got Talent 2nd runner-up Neil Rey Garcia Llanes who so impressed my palangga Joji Ilagan Bian with his charm, wit, and of course, impressive beat box talent plus dancing and singing skills; Asia’s Got Talent 1st runner-up DMX Comvaleños; and Muzicskool’s Gap 69. The newest Seda Abreeza brand video was also launched during the party.

VICE Mayor & Ms. Bernie Al-ag with Davao’s business movers

VICE Mayor & Ms. Bernie Al-ag with Davao’s business movers

“The urban lifestyle hotel continues to help in the outreach and environmental causes as well. Last April 11, the team went to the House of Hope to celebrate its 5th anniversary with cancer patients and share blessings and love with the ailing children. Staying true to Ayala’s vision of going green, the Sanipaan Mangrove Tree Planting continues on its fifth year. Seda Abreeza employees take a trip to Barangay Tambo, Vanishing Island, Babak, Island Garden City of Samal to plant mangroves which serves as our badly needed habitat for marine life,” revealed PR & Comm. Head Faith Dimaano.

 

Mabuhay, Seda Abreeza Hotel!

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