ALREADY, the glow of silver was in the air at the start of the evening during cocktails at the Ocean Pavilion of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa. Dress code, formal, was followed to the letter, with ladies in flowing, glittery gowns and gentlemen in suits or tuxedos!
Following warm-up appetizers and spirits, the guests, led by Lapu-Lapu City mayor Paz Radaza, were ferried in silver/gray vans to the celebration venue of the resort hotel, The Marquee, for dinner, to mark the resort’s silver anniversary!
We were truthfully not prepared but absolutely in speechless awe at the dazzling interiors, where a flowing silver “waterfall” from ceiling to the floor was the focal point of attention and photo-shoots!
In this spectacular setting, hotel general manager Rene Egle, welcomed all and briefly chronicled the resort’s prestigious and colorful history through 25 years!
By now, an army of liveried waiters and waitresses were poised to serve still another awesome gastronomic feast!
Shangri-La, may you celebrate many more decades like this! Cheers!
GENERAL MANAGER Rene D. Egle and director of communications Cassandra Cuevas. (Contributed photo)
JANEL GAISANO, Dawn Gaisano Van Hasselt and Gloria Gaisano. (Contributed photo)
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING Virender Singh, resident manager Joost Folkers, director of sales and marketing Myra Abelido - Regner, general manager Rene D. Egle, financial controller Nida Fornis, executive chef Roshan Fernando, and director of food and beverage Jonathan Bailes. (Contributed photo)
TEAM. Front office manager Veronica Cimafranca, director of sales and marketing Myra Regner, director of engineering Virender Singh, reservations manager Mary Rose Darnayla, resident manager Joost Folkers, events executive Rey Polotan, director of events management Maureen Rendon, financial controller Nida Fornis, general manager Rene D. Egle, director of revenue Suzette Go, assistant director of events management Mara Liboro, purchasing manager Sharon Dungog and assistant financial controller Jerry Cabasag. (Contributed photo)
RESERVATIONS MANAGER Mary Rose Darnayla, Akitaka Shimomura of Attic Tours, Hiroshi Moromasa and Kenta Kurita of HIS Philippines, director of revenue Suzette Go and Korean sales manager James Kim. (Contributed photo)
LAPU-LAPU CITY Mayor Paz Radaza and Teresin Mendezona. (Contributed photo)
MIRANDA KONSTANTINIDOU, Nelly Egle and Steffen Billhardt. (Contributed photo)
December 26, 2018
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