Eden Nature Park receives business leadership awards-A A +A
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
EDEN Nature Park and Resort received the Most Outstanding Mindanao Business Leader in Hotel, Resorts and Tourism Development (Individual Category) at the 2012 Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards held last June 2, 2012 at the Pryce Plaza Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City.
The resort's leadership not just in tourism but also in its environmental programs and management was cited during the awards.
The 2012 Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards, initiated by BusinessWeek Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro-based business publication, was attended by top officials from various Mindanao-based and Mindanao-grown companies who were also recognized for their effective leadership acumen and their companies’ respective initiatives in pushing forward the economy in Mindanao.
The awards honored the Most Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year and the Outstanding Business Leaders in Mindanao (Individual and Corporate categories) in the fields of agri-business, banking and finance, alternative energy development, health food production and marketing, housing and realty development, cooperatives and coop insurance, and hotel/resorts and tourism development.
The award was received by its marketing manager Tina Dotimas-Huab, who also represented the resort.
A mountain resort located at 3,000 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park is 95% man-made, a great model of how man can recreate and rebuild what it has lost. The area where the resort is located used to be a logged-over area covered only by blankets of wild grass. However, its potential was foreseen by Davao businessman, the late Jesus Ayala, since the property provided not only an imposing view of Davao City and Davao Gulf but also a climate best suited for mountain resorts.
Soon after, terraces were carved out of the mountain slopes where various species of pine tree seedlings were planted. As trees grew, it created canopies that allowed other trees and plants to flourish, consequently creating a secondary forest.
Today, there are more than 100,000 pine trees in this 80 hectare nature park, providing a refreshing backdrop to its various nature and tourist attractions. Call them at 222-3041 or 222-4207, or visit and like their Facebook page holidaygymandpsa.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 17, 2012.