Holiday Inn and Suites Makati Experience the Ultimate Easter Staycation

As Easter approaches, families and friends are seeking new ways to celebrate the season. Holiday Inn and Suites Makati offers exclusive Easter Staycation package, promising an unforgettable blend of relaxation, fun, and activities for kids.

Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the joy of Easter with our carefully curated staycation experience. Whether you’re looking for a staycation or shopcation, we have something for everyone. From accommodations to exciting entertainment options, our Easter Staycation promises to be the highlight of your Easter break.

For those seeking a relaxing city getaway, Holiday Inn and Suites Makati has exclusive offers featuring special room rates. Standard Rooms start at Php 5,200++ for stays from March 22-31, 2024. Guests staying from March 29 to 31 will receive a complimentary ticket to the Hoppy Hues Easter Activity, along with a buffet breakfast starting at Php 6,600++. *Kids Stay and Eat Free, 12 years old and below.

In addition, guests can treat themselves to the ultimate Easter feast with Easter Lunch Buffet priced at Php 2,588 nett. Enjoy eggstra savings of 22% when you book from today until March 23. Savor delectable delights while enjoying live music, balloon twisting and more!

To add to the excitement, early birds can enjoy a 10% discount on Hoppy Hues Easter Activity on March 31, 2024 for tickets purchased from March 15 to 22, 2024. Regular rate is Php 1,900 nett, includes bunny drip-painting workshop by Paint-It-Fun and Flying Tiger Copenhagen plus kid’s meal, awards, prizes, lootbags from our sponsors: Universal Robina Corporation, Jack n’ Jill Piattos, V-Cut, Cream-O, Nips, Hello, Magic Flakes,Oishi, Nestle Chuckie, Leslie’s Cheezy, Clover Chips, Farmer John Potato Chips, Ovaltine, Ceelin Gummies, Cherifer, Snackeroo Fun Treats, Orich, Healthy Tropics and more!

Whether you’re looking for a staycation, a fun-filled family activity, or simply a tranquil city escape, our Easter Staycation has something for everyone. Book your Easter Staycation with us today and embark on a journey of relaxation, celebration, and cherished moments with your loved ones.

Book Now and Enjoy Exclusive Offers! For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 7909 0888 or email hism.reservations@ihg.com. Visit www.ihg.com/holidayinn/makati and like and follow us in Facebook and Instagram at HolidayInnMakati. Join IHG One Rewards to enjoy exclusive discounts and benefits. Sign up at https://bit.ly/JoinHISMIHGRewards. Don’t miss out on the Easter fun – book your stay today!

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Guide to Energy-Efficient Appliances this Summer

As the summer season slowly rolls in, we are once again experiencing the intense heat that accompanies this time of the year. To stay comfortable during this hot weather, we rely more on appliances to cool down, leading to increased energy use.

This is why we often consider efficiency a crucial factor when selecting our home appliances. A 2022 study by Clasp, titled “From Informational to Comparative: The New Philippine Energy Label,” revealed that, particularly for appliances like air conditioners, energy efficiency is the top priority for 86 percent of Filipino consumers, followed by durability and affordability.

With this trend, the use of inverter technology in appliances becomes a priority. An advantage of inverter appliances is that they intelligently control the motor’s speed and power consumption based on the requirements for cooling or even washing to reduce energy use, contributing to the reduction of electricity bills.

If you are considering switching to appliances equipped with inverter technology this summer season, Home Credit, one of the country’s leading consumer finance companies, offers a guide to household devices you can replace for an energy-efficient lifestyle.

Beat the summer heat with inverter air conditioners

Inverter air conditioners are unlike traditional ones which operate at full power until a specific space is cool enough and then shut down. These energy-efficient appliances run with special motors that can adjust their speed, maintaining a room’s temperature without the energy-consuming process of constantly turning it on and off.

You can experience this incredible feature with models like the Carrier 1.0HP Inverter Window Type Air Conditioner and the Samsung 1.0HP WindFree Split Type Inverter Air Conditioner that offer remarkable cooling to combat the summer heat while also prioritizing energy efficiency.

Keep your refreshments cool with inverter refrigerators

Like inverter air conditioners, refrigerators equipped with this technology boast enhanced energy efficiency thanks to a motor that automatically changes its speed to match the cooling needs—preventing unnecessary on-and-off cycles. When the temperature inside the refrigerator rises above the set point, the compressor slows down, maintaining consistent cooling while minimizing energy consumption.

 For those in search of inverter refrigerators to keep their daily refreshments and food supplies cool even in intense heat without the concern of higher electricity bills, consider options such as the Panasonic Two Door No Frost Inverter with Econavi Technology Refrigerator (9.5 cu ft) and the LG 7.2 cu ft Two Door Smart Inverter No Frost Refrigerator.

Optimize your laundry routine with inverter washing machines

To take your pursuit of energy efficiency to the next level, you can also incorporate inverter washing machines into your laundry routine. With inverter technology, their performance adapts to the size and type of laundry, enabling you to use only the necessary amount of water and energy for each load.

You can enjoy this performance from the likes of Whirlpool 8.5kg Top Load Inverter Washing Machine and LG 7.5kg Top Load Smart Inverter Washing Machine. By utilizing inverter washing machines, you can further advance your energy-efficient goals.

Watch out for exciting deals this summer season!

This upcoming summer season, Home Credit is offering fantastic deals to help you realize these inverter appliances, starting March 15 to May 31, 2024. Be sure to mark your calendars to not miss this incredible opportunity.

Stay tuned for installment deals on a range of products, including air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, and more. These exciting offers will be available on Shoppingmall.ph.

To know more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website, www.homecredit.ph. You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are also encouraged to download the My Home Credit App on Google Play to learn more about the latest promos and see what’s new in the Shoppingmall.ph.

Home Credit Philippines is a financing company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

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Globe Group celebrates Women’s Month with spotlight on new generation of female leaders

As the Philippines observes National Women’s Month, the Globe Group celebrates the remarkable rise of female leaders within its ranks, emphasizing a commitment to gender equality and leadership diversity.

The Globe Group continues to be recognized as a hub of excellence for women, with female employees making up 44% of its workforce and holding 53% of executive positions within the organization.

This achievement is particularly significant given the 2022 Global Gender Gap report, which recognized the country as the leader in female representation in the boardroom in the Asia-Pacific region with a 41% rate.

The Globe Group’s initiatives go beyond numbers, concentrating on fostering and motivating women leaders to not only succeed in their respective areas but also set the stage for the future generation.

“The success of Globe lies in the diversity and dynamism of our leaders. Our female leaders, in particular, embody the values and vision that drive us forward,” said Ernest Cu, Globe Group President and CEO.

This Women’s Month, the Globe Group highlights the ascent of three female leaders who combine their professional pursuits with personal advocacies, driving forward innovations in technology. Their diverse backgrounds and shared passion for excellence exemplify the dynamic and inclusive culture at their respective companies.

Susana Beatriz “Beia” Latay, the newly appointed CEO of KonsultaMD, brings her vision of accessible telehealth services into reality, stressing the importance of informed healthcare decisions. With an illustrious career that includes leading investments in Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc., she aims to position KonsultaMD as a key player in the healthcare sector.

“Our goal is to serve as a dependable ally throughout our users’ healthcare experiences, particularly in moments when the complexity of navigating the healthcare system seems daunting,” said Latay.

On the other hand, Joan Peñaflorida began her journey at Yondu as a consultant and has been at its helm since 2014. Under her guidance, Yondu has flourished into a premier IT solutions provider, equipping businesses with cutting-edge technological solutions.

“At Yondu, we believe in harnessing the power of technology not just to drive business forward, but to create an environment where talent thrives and hard work is recognized. I am proud to lead a team that is as dedicated to innovation as it is to nurturing a supportive and engaging workplace,” she said.

In 2019, Peñaflorida was honored with the Asia CEO Awards’ Circle of Excellence for her impactful leadership and innovation. In the same year, she was also nominated as EY Entrepreneur of the Year, which is a testament to her forward-thinking approach and leadership.

Meanwhile, Irish Salandanan-Almeida, Globe’s Chief Privacy Officer, leads the company’s efforts in data privacy. Her leadership in promoting privacy awareness reflects a dedication to enabling individuals with the knowledge to protect themselves online, where threats and risks thrive.

“In a world where many of our daily transactions and interactions are online, safeguarding privacy becomes not just a responsibility but a mission. At Globe, we are committed to setting the gold standard for data protection and empowering our customers and employees with the knowledge and tools to secure their information. This commitment is deeply personal to me, especially as a mother striving to create a safer digital future for all our children,” she shared.

For more information about Globe Group and its Women’s Month initiatives, please visit www.globe.com.ph.

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F1 Hotel Manila: Dine and Fly to Hong Kong for 2

F1 Hotel Manila is thrilled to announce an exciting promotion that promises a thrilling getaway for lucky diners this summer. Starting this March until May, guests can enjoy exquisite cuisine and stand a chance to win a roundtrip flight for two to the vibrant city of Hong Kong!

The Canary is pleased to present an array of enticing summer weekend offerings, promising an unforgettable dining experience. Every Friday, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, guests can indulge in the Hot Pot with KBBQ Night for Php 1,688 net per person. Delight in Unlimited Hot Pot and KBBQ while being serenaded by live acoustic performances, creating the perfect ambiance for a night out. On Saturdays and Sundays, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, guests can enjoy Merienda Cena with Pool Pass for Php 800 net per person. Dive into delicious snacks and relax by the pool, offering the ideal recipe for a leisurely weekend retreat. And to cap off the weekend in style, join us for Sunday Brunch by the Pool, available from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for Php 1,788 net per person. Pamper in a lavish buffet brunch, complemented by an Unlimited Mimosa Bar and Pool Pass, elevating your Sundays to a new level of luxury. Whether it’s savoring flavors, unwinding by the pool, or indulging in a sensory feast, The Canary ensures that your weekends are nothing short of extraordinary.

From March 15 to May 31, 2024, guests dining at F All Day Dining and/or The Canary will have the opportunity to win a roundtrip flight for two from Manila to Hong Kong. For every Php 3,000 spent on food or drinks in a single receipt, diners will receive one raffle coupon, offering them a shot at this exciting prize. With the promotion duration spanning from March 15 to May 31, 2024, and travel dates valid from June 16 to August 31, 2024, guests have ample time to participate and plan their potential trip. The raffle draw is scheduled for June 14, 2024.

Join F1 Hotel Manila at F All Day Dining and The Canary for a chance to win this incredible prize while enjoying a remarkable dining experience. For further information and reservations, please call us at 8928-9888 or e-mail inquiry@f1hotelsandresorts.com.

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It’s Women’s Month at Century Park Hotel

We always hear of women empowerment but what exactly does this oft-used phrase entail?  Women empowerment is believing that women can be catalysts of change, it is recognizing their strengths and qualities. Women need to be supported not just inside their homes but also in their chosen professions and advocacies.

Century Park Hotel (CPH) is known for supporting women, where else can you find a company that champions women in supervisory and management roles?  Even among the back of the house and frontliners, you will see women ensuring that the hotel’s daily operations are running smoothly like a well-oiled machine.

This March, in celebration of International Women’s month, CPH wants to emphasize that endeavor through their “Women’s Day Special!”

Every Monday of March, women of all ages can avail of a 25% discount at Café In The Park (starting price at P1,800net/head) and Century Tsukiji (from 1,499/pax) buffet for lunch or dinner.

Café in the Park offers an international cuisine that varies from day to day, this is one exciting gustatory adventure that should not be missed by the ladies.  Café In The Park’s buffets are available from 11:00AM to 2:30PM (lunch) and 6:00PM to 10:00PM (dinner).

If you are in the mood for Japanese cuisine, head off to Century Tsukiji and experience for yourself what everyone has been talking about regarding the hotel’s Japanese food outlet. Sumptuous beef slices, juicy sashimi, yummy sukiyaki, succulent tempura and other delicacies are waiting for all the women in the family as well as in the workplace. Century Tsukiji’s buffets can be availed from 11:00AM to 2:00PM (lunch) and 5:00PM to 9:30PM (dinner).

For those ladies seeking to have a chill out session, the Atrium Lounge offers a 25% off on its ala carte menu from  9:00AM to 12:00MN.  The lounge is famous for its cozy vibe, sultry music and delectable snacks.

“Women have always played an important part in Century Park Hotel’s history.  Time and again, when the hotel has faced challenges such as the pandemic, the women employees have been pivotal in turning things around, whether in making major decisions or implementing milestone projects.  As we observe and celebrate International Women’s Month, this “Women’s Day Special!” is our tribute to all the women who make our lives complete and special,” said Ana Dimagiba, Century Park Hotel’s OIC for Hotel Operations.

To know more about the hotel’s “Women’s Day Special!” offers, visit ww.centurypark.com.ph or check out their social media accounts at IG: @centuryparkhotelmanila or FB: Century Park Hotel Manila.  You may also call +632 85288888 or +63 917 528 58888.

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HONOR Wins 45 Media Awards at MWC 2024

Barcelona, Spain –  Global technology brand HONOR debuted its new AI-empowered all-scenario strategy with the announcement of the global launch of HONOR Magic6 Pro and the AI PC HONOR MagicBook Pro 16 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 in Barcelona. With the intent-based UI and cross-OS collaboration, HONOR brings the AI-enabled features like Magic Portal and MagicRing, which are widely recognized by the global media.

This year at MWC, HONOR received 45 awards from the most followed and trusted global media. For the first time in the global launch of the HONOR Magic6 Pro, the media praised it. Android Headlines awarded the HONOR Magic6 Pro “Best of MWC 2024”, saying that “The HONOR Magic6 Pro is a step up compared to its predecessor, and not only does it offer great cameras, but it shines in various other aspects“. Android Police said, that “With the Magic 6 Pro, HONOR is significantly stepping up its hardware game, leapfrogging the competition in some key areas.”. The tech media CNET also commented that “The Magic 6 Pro is among the most compelling Android flagships available this year.” Impressed by the great performance of HONOR Magic6 Pro, the well-known fashion media GQ Spain said, “The HONOR’s Magic Pro series is HONOR’s most prestigious, pouring the best hardware and software.”

For the first AI PC in HONOR’s history, the HONOR MagicBook Pro 16 has been showcased for the first time globally, winning global endorsements from global media. Mashable included HONOR MagicBook Pro 16 as their “Best Laptops of MWC 2024”. Android Authority awarded the HONOR MagicBook Pro 16 the “Best of MWC 2024” and commented that “HONOR MagicBook 16 Pro is a powerful laptop designed for the age of AI.” Also, Trusted Reviews gave the HONOR MagicBook Pro 16 the “Best in Show” Award, saying that “Features like Smart Picture Search, Smart Document Summary, Text Comprehension, AI Subtitle, and Magic Text hint towards a productive future where AI helps take some of the strain out of daily tasks”.

In terms of cutting-edge design inspiration, as an iconic identity of global and premium, the PORSCHE DESIGN HONOR Magic V2 RSR has also been well-recognized by global media. The prestigious industry award “GLOMO Best in Show”, which is judged based on the best-of-the-best products on show, was awarded to PORSCHE DESIGN HONOR Magic V2 RSR this year. In the fashion world, global fashion media COSMOPOLITION included this foldable phone into their Editor’s tip for London Fashion Week, saying that the “Porsche Design HONOR Magic V2 RSR has been a total game-changer.”

For more information, please visit HONOR official website at www.hihonor.com.

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CCP Celebrates National Women’s Month with Facade Lighting

The Cultural Center of the Philippines lights up the Tanghalang Pambasan (CCP Main Building), the Bamboo Pavilion at Liwasang Kalikhasan, and the Tanghalang Ignacio B. Gimenez in purple to celebrate the National Women’s Month this March.

CCP Tanghalang Ignacio B. Gimenez
CCP Liwasang Kalikhasan

Designed by Camille Balistoy and Jericho Pagana, and executed by the Production Design and Technical Services Division under the Production and Exhibition Department, the façade lighting is the art institution’s way of recognizing Filipino women’s contribution to nation-building, putting the spotlight on their accomplishments. Through its various programs and projects, the CCP advocates women’s empowerment and gender equality.

(Photo by RODEL VALIENTE)

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Get more of the Truffle Experience with Burger King’s Truffle Whopper for every moment

Burger King, the renowned global brand famous for their Whopper®, is bringing back a fan favorite with the return of the one and only Truffle Whopper, and with more truffle-licious flavors!

Back by popular demand, this signature flame-grilled patty, infused with the rich flavor of truffle and crowned with crispy onions for an extra crunch, will take you to elevated levels of flame-grilled goodness. Without burning a hole in your pocket, Burger King’s Truffle Whopper® brings a touch of elegance to any occasion, letting you elevate special moments with your loved ones anytime, anywhere.

From casual snacking to upscale dining, the magic of truffle knows no bounds. First introduced in 2022, the Truffle Whopper® has returned to delight all those with a taste for the finer things in life. This year, the Home of the Whopper® has taken it up a notch – the truffle mayo has been upgraded with an even richer truffle taste, making it a must-try for truffle lovers everywhere.

Triple the Truffle Delight

Truffle lovers around the nation can enjoy their every moment further with the Truffle Bundle, an iconic combination of Truffle Whopper®, Ultimate Sidekick Thick-cut Fries with Truffle Dip, and Rootbeer Float.

Available at Burger King stores nationwide, the Truffle Whopper and the Truffle Trio bundle are set to level up your experience wherever you are. But hurry – this mouthwatering treat is only available until supplies last. Don’t miss your chance to savor the irresistible combination of savory truffle goodness and the classic flame-grilled perfection of Burger King.

So what are you waiting for? #TruffleEveryMoment with the Burger King Truffle Whopper and savor a perfect gourmet moment.

Available in all Burger King stores nationwide, get it via Dine-in, Take-out, Drive-thru, or Delivery via the Burger King app, order.burgerking.com.ph, Grabfood, and Foodpanda!

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FinVolution’s Credit Scoring Company, JuanScore, now accredited as a Special Accessing Entity by CIC

The Credit Information Corporation (CIC), a government-owned and controlled corporation tasked to collect and disseminate credit information, has recently accredited JuanScore as a Special Accessing Entity (SAE). SAEs are private corporations engaged in the business of providing credit reports, ratings, and other similar credit information products that are entitled access to the CIC’s pool of consolidated basic credit data. The accreditation authorizes entities to use, retrieve, and evaluate the credit data that have been submitted to the CIC for the development of value-added products and services.

“We are pleased to accredit JuanScore as an SAE since we believe Finvolution’s leadership in advanced AI and decades-long credit scoring experience in Asia will level up how credit information is processed and used in the Philippines,” mentioned Atty. Ben Baltazar, President of the Credit Information Corporation.

“JuanScore aims to transform the credit bureau industry by embedding advanced technology that can accurately assess the creditworthiness of every Filipino. JuanScore will also educate Pinoys on the importance of a good credit history by being responsible borrowers and users of various financial services. This will lead to greater financial inclusion which will eventually lead to financial empowerment” said JuanScore Chairman Francisco “Coco” Mauricio. “By having a credible and nationally recognized credit score, Pinoys will have quicker, easier, and sustained access to financial services which will eventually lead to prosperity and a higher quality of life.  This is JuanScore’s mission and we are committed to making this a reality,” he added.

JuanScore is a subsidiary of the FinVolution Group, a leading fintech company established in 2007 and is listed with the NYSE (FINV). Finvolution has developed award-winning credit scoring systems utilized by over a hundred financial institutions across Asia.

JuanScore is a subsidiary of the FinVolution Group, a distinguished fintech company established in 2007 and listed on the NYSE (FINV). Finvolution has crafted acclaimed credit scoring systems employed by numerous financial institutions throughout Asia.

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Charting 4 Days of Fun at Regal Hotels in Hong Kong

 

Regala Skycity Hotel and Regal Hong Kong Hotel served as home to media guests from the Philippines and celebrity influencer Ashley Ortega, who joined the 4-day, fun-filled tour in Hong Kong organized by VFC Travel and Tours.

Hong Kong is an easy place to visit. With just an hour and 45 minutes flight from Manila, many tourists (including us) would frequent here for good reasons – to enjoy its dazzling city views, attractions, dining, nightlife, arts, culture, and shopping.

A well-planned trip is important to make the most of your stay, thanks to VFC Travel and Tours, who organized our 4-day, fun-filled tour in Hong Kong together with celebrity influencer, Ashley Ortega. VFC is your very first choice and go-to expert for trips to Hong Kong and beyond.

Regala Skycity Hotel and Regal Hong Kong Hotel served as our home for four days complete with superb accommodation and shuttle service. Regala Skycity is located on Lantau Island and is still in its first year of operation. It’s the place to be in the airport area.

Some of its recent awards include: “Best Airport Hotel” by TTG Asia Travel Awards (2023), “Best New Hotel” by TTG China Travel Awards (2023), Best Hotel Restaurant Interior (Hong Kong) by International Property Media Ltd in 2023 for Vivace.

Regala Skycity Hotel Exterior.

Regala’s strengths are its airport counter (not many hotels have this service), providing free shuttle service to and from the hotel, Tung Chung, Citygate Outlet, and NP360. It’s also one MTR train ride to Disneyland; a short ride to Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge (or 45 minutes bus ride to Macau).

The group at the Regal Hotels airport counter.

Regal is situated in Causeway Bay and is near the MTR station, tram stop, popular shopping malls, and a short walk to restaurants, coffee shops, street food, Japanese specialty stores, and street shopping. These are the reasons that would make Regal the hotel of choice when in Causeway Bay.

Regala Skycity and Regal Hong Kong are part of the Regal Hotels brand known for its international standards of comfort.

We charted the activities that summed up our delightful stay in Hong Kong.

 

DAY 1

The group arrived at Hong Kong International Airport in the morning and headed to Regal Airport Counter B15, Arrival Hall B. We were accorded with free shuttle bus to Regala Skycity from the airport. Then, we checked in and met the hotel staff.

We had an enjoyable lunch at Vivace.

The welcome lunch was held at Vivace, the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant located on the third floor. Recognized for its impeccable interior designed by Alexander Wong, the vibrant restaurant picked up a silver award for outstanding interior design at the Build4Asia Awards 2022.  The restaurant serves tasty and hearty dishes from Mediterranean hotspots including Spain, Italy, France, and Greece. With a robust and tempting cocktail menu and outdoor patio, Vivace is the perfect spot for alfresco dining and drinks.

They served us a Thanksgiving special menu, semi-buffet tapas lunch, anti-salad bar, appetizers, soup, and dessert. We indulged in the delectable cuisine while enjoying the company of Ivan Tso, Assistant Marketing Communication Manager.

After the sumptuous lunch, we started touring the impressive hotel rooms, themed rooms, grand ballroom, and meeting venues, a walk to 11 Skies, and Asia World Expo (AWE).

Modern and vibrant interior design of Vivace.

In the afternoon, we had the opportunity to meet the hotel’s gracious general manager, Renee Kim, who also hosted dinner for us at the Jade, the fine-dining, Chinese restaurant of the hotel located on the 12th floor. It presents exquisite delicacies in a plush environment enhanced by artistic features and breathtaking sea views. Private dining spaces are also available to elevate any gathering or occasion.

We enjoyed the 7-course Chinese cuisine served to us coupled with an interesting conversation on sundry topics.

From left: Regala Skycity General Manager Renee Kim, Ashley Ortega, and Ivan Tso.

 

Kim shared that they have an Executive Chinese Chef who not only specializes in Cantonese but also many regional Chinese cuisines.

As a true representation of Chinese culinary fare, the Jade brings together China’s dynamic regional cuisine ranging from Canton, Beijing, Zhejiang, Sichuan, and more.  “We have dynamic dishes from Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan province, and many more. People like to try food from different parts of the world. Dimsum is a good representation of Hong Kong,” Kim said.

Kim explained that Regal is the core brand of Regal Hotels International, while Regala is a new brand, which focuses on lifestyle, wellness, and sustainability. They’re also planning to re-brand some of the existing hotels. Regal is more conservative, and upscale; Regala is more lifestyle and trendy.

Kim related that it’s challenging to manage a new property, especially after the pandemic. “Overall, there’s a downturn in the economy not just here in Hong Kong but in other countries. Despite the challenges, we have been able to open the hotel. We can’t complain. The business is picking up. Anyone who has tried our product, they loved it.”

Welcome dinner for the group with Ms. Kim and Sir Karl at the Jade restaurant.
Jade Restaurant – for your fine dining experience. It brings together China’s dynamic regional cuisine.

With the holiday season fast approaching, she said, that they are promoting Chocolate Christmas to attract more families and pet-friendly promotions.

After that wonderful dinner, we headed back to our assigned room – a comfortable twin bed – where you can immerse yourself in the Regala celebratory lifestyle to unwind your body and mind.

Cabana room – spacious and bright.

It was a sweet welcome, and everyone was excited to enjoy the remaining days of our stay. As they say, “It’s time for a joyous gala!”

 

DAY 2

A buffet breakfast awaited us at Petra, another restaurant of the hotel located on the ground floor, which serves international cuisine.

Breakfast at Petra.
Petra’s color scheme is pleasing to the eyes.

Right after, we were whisked away to experience the Tung Chung adventure and the convenience of staying at Regala. We visited the Citygate Outlet, a train ride to Disneyland, and then a free shuttle back to the hotel.

The writer is in the happiest place on earth!

We tried the mouthwatering dishes for dinner at Petra, which consisted of salad, main course (I settled on salmon, others opted for steak), and dessert. We all enjoyed it!

To digest what we ate, we took a walk outside the hotel, visited the hotel sky deck, and felt the cold weather that night.

 

DAY 3

It was time to check out from Regala and transfer to Regal Hong Kong for an overnight stay. This 5-star hotel provides spacious, full-service accommodations, and a choice of dining venues.

Group photo at the hotel entrance.

The group had the chance to meet the hotel’s general manager, Christo Diamandopoulos, who gladly agreed to a short interview about his work experiences and the room renovation plans. He has been with Regal Hotels for 10 years now. He also holds concurrent positions as general manager of Regal Kowloon Hotel, and vice president – the project for Regal Hotels International Limited.

Regal Hong Kong Hotel General Manager Christo Diamondopoulos (center) with Ashley Ortega and Vien Chan of VFC Travel and Tours.

 

He shared that he likes working in Hong Kong because the economy is very aggressive. He also cited that more tourists from the Philippines and Thailand are coming to Hong Kong either for business or leisure. “To all the lovely people in the Philippines, I wish to invite you to come and visit the Regal Hong Kong Hotel and the country of Hong Kong. We are well-prepared with attractive accommodation and services for an enjoyable stay. Hope to see you very soon!”

The Regal management also hosted lunch for us at the Chinese Restaurant, Regal Palace. The food was very satisfying. Soon after, we toured the hotel rooms, gym, and rooftop swimming pool (the only one in the Causeway Bay).

Rooftop swimming pool – overlooking a spectacular Harbour view. Courtesy: Regal Hong Kong Hotel
Topform gymnasium. Courtesy: Regal Hong Kong Hotel

We also rode the Peak Tram, checked out nearby shopping malls, Sogo, Sasa, Times Square, street markets, etc., and uncovered affordable souvenirs to bring home.

The Peak Tram. Courtesy: Regal Hong Kong Hotel

Another delectable meal for dinner was prepared for us, which we paired with red wine to our complete satisfaction.

With the comfortable bed and spacious room, we fell into a good night’s sleep.

 

DAY 4

We felt energized on our last day in the hotel and partook in the buffet breakfast at Cafe Rivoli.

After we checked out from Regal, we visited ArteM, an immersive media art;  Sky100,  a 360-degree indoor observation deck, which offers views of Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula, and Tai Mo Shan; M+ Museum, which featured Madame Song: Pioneering Art and Fashion in China courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), and Harbour City for some sightseeing until our departure flight to Manila.

The post-pandemic world has certainly ignited our spirit of discovery and the enriching experiences travel brings to life. So, on your next trip, look no further. Make Regal Hotels and VFC Travel and Tours your first choice for seamless travel. For more information, visit https://www.regala-hotels.com/en/regala-skycity-hotel/ and www.regalhotel.com. https://www.vfctravelandtours.com/

 

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