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It’s been 35 years of Costabella’s appeal

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It’s been 35 years of Costabella’s appeal

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Toast. From left are H.I.S. (Phils.) Travel Corp. inbound manager Hiroshi Moromasa, Hi-S Tour operations manager Kim Young Hee, Hi-S tour branch manager Seung Youn Son, Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards (Pareb) Inc. board secretary Arman Baruel, Pareb-Cereb first vice president Eva Miñoza, Pareb-Cereb former president Purie Cabahug, Maersk-Filipinas Crewing Inc’s Hanzel Pagobo and Claudette Buenaobra, Cebu Daily News assistant vice president for sales and marketing Pia Velasquez-Seno, Costabella’s Merche A. Castro, Luis Martin Alvarez, Marilou Gica and Marita A. Arambulo.

COSTABELLA (meaning beautiful coast in Spanish) Tropical Beach Hotel, located along the Mactan coastline, opened in the 1980s.

Strolling down memory lane, our group spent a weekend there in 1981 when the tastefully-furnished rooms were located all in row, facing the beach!

Fast forward to 2017, and voila! A majestic, high-rise structure now lords it over the azure pool, seemingly inviting guests to “dive in, the water’s fine!”

Costabella continues to grow, with its impeccable, personalized service, excellent cuisine and luxurious guestrooms, which locals and foreigners have come to love and come back to!

That evening—celebrating 35 glorious years (and still counting)—special guest was Lapu Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza, who was also a lucky raffle prize winner! Sharing the spotlight with her were the resort’s 2017 Appreciation Awardees, who have remained steadfast and loyal to the brand.

A tribute to Costabella’s founders, the late Luis and Merciditas (Borromeo) Alvarez, are their heirs, who continue the time-tested tradition of world-class hospitality. Take a bow Merche A. Castro, Marita A. Arambulo (resort general manager), Marisse A. Sy, Luis Alvarez Jr and Mariles A. Nable.

May your tribe continue to increase!

Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on September 14, 2017.

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