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The first Christmas tree lights up

DECKED in holiday classic tones of green, gold and red, Park Inn by Radisson Davao’s Christmas tree was the first to light to welcome the Holiday Season in its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, a tradition celebrated by all Davao City hotels.

Park Inn’s Christmas Tree lights up

Neil Rumbaoa, Vice President for Marketing and the children from the House of Hope, a shelter for children with Cancer, were the guests of honor with the clients and guests of the hotel, friends in the industry and affiliates within the SM group of companies graced the ceremony. The Himig Singers serenaded the affair with Christmas carols.

Lighting up the tree. Neil Rumbaoa, VP-Marketing of SM Hotels & Conventions Corp, children from House of Hope, Ludwig Federigan, WWF VP for Business Operations & Pavan Kakar, GM of Park Inn by Radisson Davao

General Manager Pavan Kakar was grateful for all those who came and celebrated the hotel’s joyous tradition of welcoming the holiday season, “We share with you our heartfelt gratitude for your support. This is also a chance for us to get together and welcome the brightest and most celebrated time of the year. We’re delighted to have you all with us tonight.”
Christmas carols from the Himig Singers
Nicole Bian adds shine to Park Inn’s holiday centerpiece
Big smiles for a joyous event. City Tourism Officer Lisette Marques, PAL OIC-Area Manager Mindanao Sales Victor Suarez & DOT-XI Chief Tourism Operations Officer Eden David
Consular Office of Japan Director Tomoko Dodo, Prk Inn DOSM Em Mauhay & SM Supermalls’ Russel Alaba

While the Christmas Tree will be the hotel’s main attraction for the entire Season of Giving, a special exhibition in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), unveiled earlier in the day, will be seen at Park Inn’s lobby.

WWF exhibit opening’s special guests- Ruben Bangayan, Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister Abdullah Zawawi Tahir, DOT-XI Sec. Roberto Alabado & Mr. Antonio Dela Cruz of DCCC

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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 22, 2015.



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