It was a spectacular April 22, 2017 as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, and Marco Polo Davao decided to glam up their 2017 Summer party.

Manila Edition

A beach in the sky, and in the middle of the city, what could be more unique than this? The Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge was transformed into a Hawaiian sandy shores, filled with white sand, beach umbrellas, and beach balls. Draperies of colourful hibiscus decorated the sky bar to complete the Hawaiian feels.

 

Belvedere served a free flow of vodka, which tasted better with the unlimited skewers and fajitas. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s and Marco Polo Davao’s signature cocktails were also served –  Oasis in the Sky and Davao Punch.

Hugh Riva, Judith Los Baños, Isabel Valte-Doria, Assistant Coach of Phoenix Fuel Masters Nicholas “Nic” Belasco, Mafae Yunon-Belasco, Frank Reichenbach, Bingo Doria
Hugh Riva, Judith Los Baños, Isabel Valte-Doria, Assistant Coach of Phoenix Fuel Masters Nicholas “Nic” Belasco, Mafae Yunon-Belasco, Frank Reichenbach, Bingo Doria

Bringing life to the night is Guarana Band, performing their Latino music with drums and shakers that brought the house dancing the night away. In-house mixologist showcased the hotel’s refreshing signature drink named after its locale, the Sapphire Road.

 Binibining Pilipinas World 2003 Mafae Yunon-Belasco, Best Dressed Winners Blanca Mercado and Ralf Vresler, Frank Reichenbach
Binibining Pilipinas World 2003 Mafae Yunon-Belasco, Best Dressed Winners Blanca Mercado and Ralf Vresler, Frank Reichenbach

Best dressed were voted among the audience—Blanca Mercado for female, and Ralf Vresler. Gift certificates on room accommodations and dining from the three properties were also raffled off to lucky guests.

 

Cebu Edition

 

Summer beats from DJ Jen Weigel Sarmiento and DJ Kirby Yu welcomed the guests in Cebu. The bar offered free flowing summer cocktails with a choice of frozen mojitos, blue daiquiris and pina coladas. There was also a Belvedere and Moet Chandon Bar, while Pocari Sweat provided for some maximum hydration.

Flow Arts Cebu
Flow Arts Cebu

Just as the sun was about to set, the music transitioned to sexy Latino beats as the Phoenix Band set the tone for some dancing and lots of laidback fun.  Havaianas inflatable flip floats provided for some added color and lounging opportunities.

Christina Santos, Patty Taboada, Yumny Mariot
Christina Santos, Patty Taboada, Yumny Mariot

Of course this summer party would not be complete without the amazing fire dances by Flow Arts Cebu – one was even held at the bar’s roof! By the end of the evening, it was time to announce the Best Half-Dressed lady and gentleman. The female winner was no less than Patty Taboada with her sexy cut-out one piece from Cesa. The male winner was Neil San Pedro with his laid back and chill get-up.

Davao Edition

The Davao party was staged at The Deck located at the 4th floor. Guests enjoyed fajitas and kebabs with various fresh fruits to refresh a warm afternoon prepared by the culinary team of Executive Chef Alex Destriza.

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Marco Polo Davao General Manager Dottie Wurgler-Cronin, Marco Polo Hotels Group Director of Restaurants, Bars and Events Bastian Breuer and Marco Polo Davao Director of Sales and Marketing Pearl Maclang

Marco Polo Davao General Manager Dottie Wurgler-Cronin together with the hotel’s Heads of Department spearheaded the welcome of the hotel’s regular and most valued guests and partners. The company associates also gave a surprise flash mob to the beat of Uptown Funk. Later, GM Dottie and the hotel HOD’s were not spared to be thrown at the pool. 8 “This pool party is just a start of the many signature events of Marco Polo hotels in the Philippines. We are committed to be the trendsetter in the key cities in China, Hong Kong and Philippines. This is also to strengthen the local experience of our guests”, explains Marco Polo Hotels Group Director for restaurants, bars and event Bastian Breuer.

The event also was more meaningful as the event also starred the Philippine Eagle Foundation plush toys in their summer attire which was also sold that evening. Guest DJ Wacky Masbad and celebrity DJ Ashley Rivera filled the evening with house and Latino music together with Tribung K’Mindanawan fire dancers.

 

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