Iloilo City has been slowly but surely rising to popularity to foreigners or even to local tourists. With the Boracay closure, more people have been eyeing Iloilo City to be their next destination. This city has been quickly-growing and slowly transforming into one big modern city. But you’ll also be surprised that despite its growth, Iloilo City has kept its old charm and unspoiled environment.
Now with the recent addition of Courtyard by Marriott, the first international hotel in Western Visayas, Iloilo City has never shine any brighter.
Courtyard by Marriott is not your ordinary hotel, not only was it used to be an old airport where the Iloilo airport’s control tower is still, just right in front of it, but it is also a 15 floor hotel housing 326 rooms, an executive lounge on the penthouse, with a huge and gorgeous pool coupled with an equipped Fitness Center and a spacious and cozy Runway Kitchen restaurant filled with great tasting offerings. Courtyard by Marriott will surely be your number one choice when visiting Iloilo.
And as it officially opened last May 9th with attendees from the Executives of Marriott International, Megaworld upper management and together with the City Mayor, all cutting the ribbon, the Grand Opening was a day to remember.
The prestigious line-up of ribbon cutters include Mayor Jose Espinosa Jr. III – Iloilo City Mayor, Cleofe Albiso – Courtyard by Marriott General Manager, Kevin Tan – First VP for Commercial Division of Megaworld Corp., Mr. Victor Clavell – Area Vice President – Luxury APEC and Bulgari APAC & Philippines, Kingson Sian – President/CEO, Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., and Bruce Winton – Cluster General Manager.
Hosting the event and enjoying the festivities was the celebrity and actress Ruffa Gutierrez, who wore a red Filipiniana outfit that highlighted her elegant beauty.
The Ribbon cutting ceremony was ended with a Lion Dance, fireworks and a confetti blizzard of green and silver filling up the hotel lobby entrance.
Right after the ribbon cutting ceremony was the most exciting part for us, and that was eating of course. We were treated to a 5-course meal which we will go into detail on our next write-up for the Courtyard. (Stay tuned)
After a grand 5 course meal experience was the Cocktail Party by the Pool. The event was such a hit and well attended by socialites coming from all over representing different industries and interests.
The night definitely called for a toast led by the hotel’s General Manager Ms. Cleofe Albiso together with her mancom team, namely: Chachpol Suaisom – Executive Chef, Marlon Galo – Asst. Dir. of Finance, Maia Israel – Director of Operations, Joy Alonte – Dir. of Sales, and Carmen Siongco – Human Resources Manager. Right after the final toast has been raised, an avp was played to show all guests the successful turnout of the day’s full event.
The lavish pool party was ended with none other than a spectacular display of fireworks which also marks the ending of the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo’s momentous Grand Opening.
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Address: Iloilo Business Park,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo
Contact Number: (033) 330 7600
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