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Experience bliss at Discovery Samal Resort

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The newest luxury resort in the Island Garden City of Samal finally opened doors to the public. Discovery Samal is a 6-hectare luxury resort is now making waves and has been the most loved island resort destination in Davao. Award winning sister resorts are Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise in Palawan. Discovery Samal , have the top notch amenities of a luxury resort. Complete, stunningly classy from the lobby to beachfront, restaurant interiors up to its elegant villas.  Experience 5-star accommodation. Discovery Samal boasts 128 hotel suites, 15 executive suites and the Grand Signature Suite and a beautiful view of Samal Gulf. Private villas and suites have a personal yard and own dipping pools, offering you  the best accommodation and stunning view. The resort promises you a well -deserved relaxing and grandest staycation in the island.  Junior Suite 1-bedroom Villa 2-bedroom Villa 3-bedroom Villa Ultimate staycation for families. Just like couples, kids can have a perfect

Nestlé, DepEd Davao Region promote nutrition education to over 1M students

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Nestl é Philippines and the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Davao Region recently signed  a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that solidifies their partnership on nutrition education to teach healthy habits to over a million elementary and high school students in public schools in the region. This will be implemented under the  Nestl é  Wellness Campus , the nutrition education advocacy program of Nestlé Philippines made possible through the support of DepEd.   The  Nestl é Wellness Campus was initially implemented in 2013 in four regions across the Philippines. It has since expanded to seven regions and was adopted by the DepEd Davao Region in School Year 2021-2022. Over the last two years, the program has reached 613,922 elementary students and 400,275 high school students from Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro and Davao Occidental. As a leading health and wellness company,  Nestl é Philippines launched the   Nestl é Wellness Campus to help promote good

Acacia Hotel Davao’s Fusion of Mindanao Flavors and Fashion

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Acacia Hotel Davao is Kadayawan ready after launching it last Friday, August 11, 2023, at The Lobby Lounge and Waling Waling Café.  The Kadayawan Media and  Fashion Fiesta showcased a harmonious blend of culture, fashion, and gastronomy. The event also had an exciting glimpse into Acacia Hotel's commitment to community and culture. Renowned designer Christopher Zamora and accessory artist Kathryn Fanlo collaborated on a collection that seamlessly blends modern design sensibilities with traditional Mindanaoan influences. Zamora's meticulously crafted clothing line paid homage to the region's rich heritage, while Fanlo's intricately designed accessories added a touch of elegance and sophistication. 10% of all proceeds from Christopher  Zamora's clothing and Kathryn Fanlo's accessories will be donated to Indigenous Peoples  (IP)communities. The event not only highlighted Mindanao's unique artistry but also provided a preview of the hotel's culinary experti

NUSTAR Convention Center opens in the Island of New Celebrations

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  ​ The biggest convention center in the Visayas and Mindanao has officially opened its doors at NUSTAR Resort and Casino on June 10, 2023.  ​ As the region’s newest landmark attraction, the NUSTAR Convention Center is set to become the most sought-after venue for events both big and small. Its Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) facilities will create the perfect setting for the most remarkable of occasions. The largest outside Metro Manila, capable of catering up to 2,000 guests, it is composed of three banquet halls, a lobby, a pre-function foyer and hallway, an open area lounge, and a bridal lounge. ​ The convention center has an expansive interior spanning an impressive total area of 2,449 square meters, creating ample space for various events. The ceiling height of six meters enhances the grandeur and versatility of the venue, accommodating elaborate installations and dynamic event setups, from corporate to social functions.   ​ The panoramic sea view in th

Rogen Inn celebrates Year 1, bares key to its success.

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Rogen Inn hurdled obstacles. Three buildings were erected during the COVID19 pandemic when health regulations were at its strictest. When the health protocols relaxed, the inn officially opened in May 2022, just as domestic borders opened and the onset of revenge travel commenced. Today, Rogen Inn is a top of mind destination for every traveler seeking budget-friendly accommodations visiting Davao for business or leisure. But it goes beyond the need for comfortable rooms. The young inn has also become a choice venue for MICE events, private functions and even dining. Rogen Inn was conceived as a travelers’ inn but it was designed to exude the vibe of a hotel. In three buildings there are 328 rooms—all in the Deluxe category, modern minimalist in aesthetics and curated with appointments any business and leisure traveler needs. The surge in room occupancy was witnessed during the Kadayawan, in August 2022. From this point, Rogen Inn has maintained this trend throughout the last quarter

Make delightful MOMents this Mother’s Day at Dusit Davao

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Moms take a well-deserved day off with perfect relaxation offers and indulging feast at dusitD2 Davao and Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort. A mother’s hard work is a testament to her strength and dedication. From managing household chores, juggling work responsibilities, and taking care of children, needless to say a mother’s job is never done. OAnd for this very reason, Dusit Hotels and Resorts in Davao is more than excited to treat all moms out there to a well-deserved day off on their special day. On May 14, dusitD2 Davao partners with Blissful Glam Nail Spa for a top-notch nail service and pampering. Their expert nail technicians will provide 45-minute rejuvenating nail treatment, leaving moms with fresh, beautiful nails. In the same way, a relaxing full-body massage at Namm Spa or a de-stressing hand and foot rubdown provides them the much-needed break from their daily routine. An indulging feast awaits our moms at Madayaw Café. The all-day dining restaurant takes center stage w

Rogen Inn exhibits M.I.C.E. proficiency

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Business, leisure or a mix of both- bleisure, Rogen showcased its capabilities as a competent  meetings, incentive travel, conventions and exhibitions (MICE)  venue in Davao at the recently concluded MICECon 2023.   The increasing demand for meeting spaces in the last few months prompted Rogen Inn to convert spaces in the inn to conference rooms.    The events that transpired in August and last quarter of 2022, when the ballroom of the inn was the venue to private events and corporate meetings filled the weekday daytime ballroom calendar, was the indication that more meeting spaces were needed.   “ We went through all the pros and cons of converting each of the spaces in the inn. Considering that Rogen Inn targets businessmen as its main market, the needs of this group make it our priority, ”  said Gene Bangayan, ”  manager of Rogen Inn.   Since Rogen Inn opened its doors less than a year ago, the inn has been the venue to countless business meetings in the planning of the MICEcon 202

Robinsons Hotels and Resorts urges travelers to Go, Go, Go this 2023!

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Are you ready for revenge travels? Its been years since our itching travelling self stayed idle. Time to go out and book that most deserved  travel stays!  Robinsons Hotels and Resorts announces flexible, advance and revolutionary booking and stay experience for its valued guests with their new signature offers aptly coined GO,GO,GO – GO 24/7, GO 365, and GO buy online – each uniquely designed to provide guests with greater convenience and a personalized experience. “Our homegrown brands Go and Summit hotels, even during the pandemic, have been providing the genuine brand of Filipino hospitality. This time, we would like to elevate this further by providing ease for the market who are so eager now to travel around the Philippines,” said Joy de Mesa, Group Director of Sales and Marketing of Robinsons Hotels and Resorts. GO 24/7 “Revenge Travel” has been the trending term since 2022. Everyone is taking every chance they get to release their frustrations of cancelled plans and trips bec