Marco Polo Davao Celebrates 18 Years in the Industry

2016 is Marco Polo Davao's special year as they will celebrate their 18th anniversary in the industry on the 17th of December. In connection to this much awaited occasion, Marco Polo Davao held an intimate ceremony, together with their friends from the media to formally open the line up of events for the said celebration. 

The guests were welcomed by Dottie W├╝rgler-Cronin, the hotel's General Manager, together with MPD's heads-of-department. The meaningful gathering was opened by the sound of the Mindanaoan gong, which symbolizes the hotel’s success for the past 17 years of its existence; and more importantly, the upcoming activities which are lined up for the year. In her welcome message, GM Dottie gave a sneak peak of the promotions which are about to be launched as a prelude to its big day on December 17. 

The events of the year started with a festive and elegant “Shining Holidays” themed Christmas and New Year’s Celebration, with the James Bond themed New Year’s Eve Countdown being the highlight. This was immediately followed by a very successful Donation Turnover Ceremony of Marco Polo Hotels to the Phil. Eagle Foundation last January 14,2016; by which Marco Polo Hotels and Marco Polo Davao were able to raise PhP 1,000,000.00 pesos in support of the endangered Philippine Eagle. 

Other upcoming activities would be the Chinese New Year celebration on February 8, the “Message in a Bottle” themed Valentine’s Day on February 14, a Fashion Show featuring one of the country’s growing jewelry designers, Ann Ong, around middle of this year; by which “one-of-a-kind metal bracelets, neck pieces, clutch bags and other rare jewelry collections will be featured”. During the same period, the hotel is also planning to come up with a “Marco Polo Musical Gala”, which is organized together with its properties in Cebu and Manila. 

According to Ms. Dottie, "These activities, among many others, will highlight the hotel’s coming-of-age.  It has also  been a meaningful 18 years for Marco Polo Davao, and we believe that the hotel has blossomed into a top-of-mind and most premier hotel in Mindanao because of your continued support. Rest assured that this will be a very festive year for everyone”.

The ceremony was followed by a sumptuous lunch at Polo Bistro featuring the culinary highlights for Valentine’s Day, which was prepared by Executive Sous Chef Alex Destriza and F&B Manager Chel Galang-Yabut. 

Algene C.

The author is currently taking up law who blogs on her free time.

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