CULTURAL POTPOURRI| Tomas Agustin Paez Lorenzo on Dusit Thani Residence-Davao

EXECUTIVES of the Dusit International and the Lanang Realty Development Corporation, an affiliate of the Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC), came to Davao last November 9, 2017, to celebrate the formal completion of the project development’s structural phase. Happily, the occasion marks the first milestone in the Dusit International and the TLDC partnership. The ceremony also assures the project turnover by the fourth quarter of 2018 as scheduled.

DUSIT Thani Residence-Davao’s Topping Off Ceremony led by Evelyn Singson, Tomas P. Lorenzo and Councilor Avegayle Dalodo-Ortiz

DUSIT Thani Residence-Davao’s Topping Off Ceremony led by Evelyn Singson, Tomas P. Lorenzo and Councilor Avegayle Dalodo-Ortiz

Leading the “topping off” ceremony were the Vice Chair and President of the Philippine Hoteliers Incorporated Evelyn Singson; Dusit International Group Corporate Director of Technical Services Detlef Skrobanek; TLDC CEO Tomas Agustin Paez Lorenzo; with Davao City Councilor Avegayle Dalodo-Ortiz as guest-of-honor representing Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

EVELYN Singson, Vice Chair and President of the Philippine Hoteliers, Inc. Which owns and operates the Dusit franchise in the Philippines

EVELYN Singson, Vice Chair and President of the Philippine Hoteliers, Inc. Which owns and operates the Dusit franchise in the Philippines

“Luxury and Security is what Dusit Thani Residence-Davao is all about. When our doors open for business in 2018, the Dusit Thani Residence-Davao and the DusitD2 Hotel will be the very first internationally-branded, mixed-use residence and hotel development as well as the first luxury accommodation right here in the heart of Davao City. It will also be the first Dusit-branded Residence in Southeast Asia,” said Tomas Lorenzo with excitement written all over him as continued, “This is one place that will blend work and leisure seamlessly with the combination of the finest amenities and world-renowned, exceptional service that is distinctly Dusit. We will have our first-class destination that Davao can truly be proud to call its very own.”

(L-R): ARCH. Michael E. Dakudao, Quitoy Lorenzo, Amy Cabusao, PepC and Gemma Velez

(L-R): ARCH. Michael E. Dakudao, Quitoy Lorenzo, Amy Cabusao, PepC and Gemma Velez

The Dusit Thani Residence-Davao is situated along Maryknoll Drive, Lanang, Davao City. Although the narrow interior road leading to the luxurious residential complex is nothing at all that grand, Tomas Lorenzo assures that this will be dealt with soon “so we can offer the perfect balance between cosmopolitan living and a leisurely escape. The Dusit Thani Residence-Davao is planned with a sprawling landscape that frames Dusit Thani Residence’s receiving lobby and the 174 residential units plus 120 hotel rooms with first class amenities.

LORENZO brothers in attendance

LORENZO brothers in attendance

“The Thai tradition, known for its gentleness, grace, and kindness, will be combined with what is knowingly ours—our vibrancy, our gaiety, and our warm-heartedness. Leveraging on a seamless combination of traditional Thai and Filipino hospitality for this first class development, we will be bringing something more than what can already be found in Davao City,” assures Evelyn Singson.

(L-R): ARCH. Michael E. Dakudao, Quitoy Lorenzo, Amy Cabusao, PepC and Gemma Velez

(L-R): ARCH. Michael E. Dakudao, Quitoy Lorenzo, Amy Cabusao, PepC and Gemma Velez

Of course, for the Davaoeños who were there, it is the mestizo Tomas Agustin Paez Lorenzo who is familiar to them. A proud son of a former basketball player turned successful businessman/politician and a compassion medical doctor for a devoted mother, the 49-year-old Tomas Agustin Paez Lorenzo, the CEO of the Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation, is just as driven as his late father was owing to his father’s rigid training and working experience in running the family-owned Lapanday Holidngs Corporation. Lapanday Holdings Corporation is considered to be a most diversified Philippine conglomerate. Just like his father and older siblings, Tomas is a staunch believer and active participant in his family’s personal mission “to provide opportunities, employment and income to people so as to share with them the vision of a better Philippines.” “Yes, no matter who runs the country,” quipped the ever articulate Tomas.

“The Dusit Thani Residence-Davao is the most expensive project that you will come across in Davao City presently. It is luxury marked with the five-star branding on it…We are hoping to elevate the standard of living in Davao City to make it an international city. This is one big opportunity for us…,”revealed Tomas with all confidence.

“I am positive about Davao City. I’ve seen and experienced worse political/military situations in Indonesia and Thailand but the tourists keep coming back because of what they have to offer them. This Dusit Thani project will surely increase the potential of what Davao City has to offer in its tourism industry. This project will make a difference,” said the veteran Detlef Skrobanek.

In Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s speech which was read by the good-looking Councilor Avegayle Dalodo-Ortiz, she wrote, “I’d like to thank you for these initiatives that would generate more jobs for Davaoeños and add more aesthetic elements to Davao’s landscapes. Let me remind, however, that as we celebrate these business ventures, may we ensure that we do not pursue developments at the expense of the environment.”

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