AS I was thinking of what token of appreciation to give a doctor-friend, I considered several options: an intimate dinner with his lovely wife at a posh restaurant; a branded shirt; or perhaps, an overnight hotel stay with his family.
Knowing my friend to be a dedicated husband and dad, I finally zeroed in on choice number three. I swiftly got in touch with the delightful Patty Basa-Tan, the Marketing and Communications manager of Park Inn by Radisson Davao, to inquire about their summer promos.
Fortunately, their Family Weekend Getaway seemed to be the perfect gift I was looking for. For only P4,900 net per room per night, a family can enjoy an overnight accommodation with buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids (ages 6 to 12 years old), plus pool bar snacks for the family. What an irresistible deal!
I immediately booked and picked up the gift certificate the following day, pleased at the thought that my friend’s family will get to spend a well-deserved staycation at one of Davao’s renowned contemporary hotels.
Unbeknownst to me, welcome news awaited my very own family and I as Patty relayed that we were being invited to a complimentary stay at Park Inn Davao to personally experience their summer package. Fond memories immediately flooded us as we reminisced the time we had a similar staycation in this beloved hotel two years ago.
How sweet it is
Entering our hotel room, my husband Gary and I were in for a romantic surprise as a beautifully decorated cake greeted us to commemorate our wedding anniversary.
We comically staged an impromptu photo shoot, reliving the moment when we lovingly fed cake to each other at our wedding many years ago. This made our daughters cringe and laugh while they unwillingly served as our “photographers”.
After several hilarious and cheesy poses, we comfortably propped ourselves at our king-sized memory foam bed to watch our favorite KDrama series via Park Inn’s high speed internet connection. Yes, we are so in it, too! It’s going to be one amazing staycation, guaranteed!
In the evening, Park Inn generously treated us to RBG Bar and Grill’s Native Family Feast featuring classic dishes inspired by the flavors of the region like mouthwatering Sinugbang Panga ng Tuna, Sinampalokang Kambing, Garlic Buttered Seasonal Vegetables as well as Pomelo and Mango Fruit Platter for only P1,999 net (good for 4 persons) and P3,299 net (good for 8 persons). This same package is offered under the RBG Graduation Special where for a minimum of 5 diners, the graduate gets a special gift and dines for free!
The filling dinner left our tummies super full so we headed over to SM Lanang Premier, conveniently connected through a walkway from Park Inn, to burn some calories while window shopping.
Home away from home
In the morning, a splashin’ good time was enjoyed by my daughters at the pool where they were the first and only guests at 6:30 a.m.
Afterwards, the invigorating swim worked up their appetite for the delectable buffet breakfast at RBG. The noodle soup, cold cuts, Malagos cheese (our personal fave!), fresh salad, pancakes, French toast, wide array of gourmet bread, kakanin and other entrees surely made the day of our breakfast-loving family.
Thanks to the accessibility of SM Lanang Premier, we were back again at the mall to say a quick hello to my twin nieces who were happily celebrating their post-birthday lunch with friends.
Back at the hotel, we indulged in a power nap and watched some more KDrama before bidding adieu to our short but sweet anniversary staycation.
Indeed, Park Inn is a haven for families who want to enjoy each other’s company at their home away from home.
Our sincerest thanks to Park Inn by Radisson Davao, especially to Ms. Patty Basa-Tan, for your warm hospitality. You truly added color to our family’s summer memories!
This summer, round up the gang and avail of Park Inn by Radisson Davao’s Summer Splash set meal of Barkada Pizza, Buffalo Wings, French Fries, Carbonara, brownies and drinks good for five persons. Price is at P1,999 net per set, inclusive of pool usage for five persons!
Park Inn by Radisson Davao is located at J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City, Philippines with telephone number 63 82 2727600/Fax: 63 82 2727601.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on April 22, 2017.
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