EXACTLY one year ago, May 1, Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo opened its doors for its guests. Since then, it has made its mark in the Iloilo hospitality scene bringing many firsts for both locals and foreigners alike. On the same date happening this year, the hotel celebrates a milestone of getting through 365 days of genuine service filled with the passion that moves both its associates and guests forward.

JM Allonar, Nico Velasquez, Exec Chef Chachpol Suaisom, director of Operations Maia Israel, John German, Bausin

Sous Chef Dionisio Delos Reyes, Raven Aranda, John German, Exec Chef Chachpol Suaisom, JM Allonar

On the night of the anniversary party, everyone who’s anyone was invited to a gathering mounted on looking back to a year that has been. Ms. Cleofe Albiso, the hotel’s General Manager together with the proud executive committee, welcomed everyone with words of gratefulness recalling all the support and trust that all guests, partners and associates have invested since the day the hotel started with its operations. A video was then played to show the entire year’s big events and milestones that tug everyone’s heart strings.

Paul Chiongson, Junnel Divinagracia, Sydney Eculla, Aisha Peñalosa, Jackie Peñalosa, Maritess Lim, Totong Gilanggarin
Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo general manager Cleofe Albiso
Housekeeping Manager Michael Delmar, Asst. Chief Engineer Jonas Carillo, Exec Chef Chachpol Suaisom, Asst. F&B Manager jacqui Zamora, director of Operation Maia Israel, asst. director of Finance Marlon Galo, Asst. IT Manager Niel Sanfelix, Loss Prevention Manager Raul Fernandez

The rest of the night was filled up with entertainment rendered by not just locals but as well as international performers. One of which was Ms. Jing Jing Fegi-Zoleta, Hong Kong Disneyland’s very own voice of Nala from the Lion King for more than a decade. She serenaded the audience with known Disney classics that made everyone feel like a child once again. Games were also played and a raffle draw awarding international lunch and dinner buffets gift certificates were given away. Everyone though kept their fingers crossed to take home overnight stay gift certificates not just from the celebrating hotel but also from Sheraton Manila, Clark Marriott Pampanga, Manila Marriott Hotel and also a 3 Nights/4 Days voucher from W Hotel Kuala Lumpur

(From left) Courtyard’s executive chef Chachpol Suaisom, assistant director of finance Marlon Galo, director of operations Maia Israel, GM Cleofe Albiso, director of sales Joy Alonte, and HR manager Carmen Siongco lead the toast.
Courtyard’s Sales and Marketing team namely Nico Velasquez, Tiffany Berjes, Lucille Pedroso, Gemma Pajares, director of Sales Ms. Joy Alonte, Diana Zalsos, gail Bangeles and Armon Catin
Director of Operations Ms. Maia Israel, Training Officer Ms. Nisha Gopaldas, GM Ms. Cleofe Albiso, HR Manager Ms. Carmen Siongco

The party was definitely one for the books as it was not just filled with good food, great music, and memories but also with the loving people of Iloilo and other guests who have embraced Courtyard by Marriott’s proud service since the beginning.

As the hotel celebrates its anniversary, enjoy an experience the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo can give with its special anniversary treat of P5,888 per night from May 2 to June 30. Enjoy breakfast buffet for two persons at the Runway Kitchen, five day use gym passes and a chance to win hotel stays at other Marriott Hotels in the Philippines. 

Jing Jing Fegi-Zoleta, Hong Kong Disneyland’s Voice of Nala from the Lion King for more than a decade, entertains guests with the classics during Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo’s Anniversary Party.
Nadine Banusing, GM Cleofe Albiso, Pauline and Gus Banusing
Sedfrey Cabaluna with his Department of Tourism staff, Lorna Longno, Marketing Manager Nico Velasquez
Regine Espinosa, Djohn Clement, Edison Sy, Sales Manager Tiffany Berjes, Franco Malay, Marketing Manager Nico Velasquez

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 1,000 locations in nearly 50 countries and territories, Courtyard is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @CourtyardHotels on Twitter and Instagram./PN


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