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Paradise Found: The Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort

Consistently named among the best islands in the world, Mactan has a new ace up its sleeve: the Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort.

The island of Mactan in Cebu offers so much to travelers, from those seeking sea, sand and sun to those eager to learn about its rich history and local culture. With the fast-approaching opening of the Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort, discriminating travelers will be further spoilt for choice.

Owned by Robinsons Land Corporation and managed by Thailand’s Dusit Hotels & Resorts, the five-star beachfront resort is located on the northwestern tip of Mactan Island, in the picturesque barangay of Punta Engaño.

“Teaming up with Dusit Hotels & Resorts, a well-established international brand, is a step in the proper direction for the company,” says Arthur Gindap, the newly appointed SVP and Business Unit General Manager of Robinsons Hotels and Resorts. “We are proud of our real estate development experience, and are driven to constantly introduce new and exciting brands and concepts to this quality-conscious market. As the market matures in sophistication and as competition continues to increase, introducing a global brand will further fortify our presence in Cebu.”

Once a quiet seaside fishing village, the resort’s ideal location has developed in recent years into one of the prime resort and residential destinations in Cebu.

It’s also very easy to get to the five-star paradise–being only a short drive away from the recently opened Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Guests can also take the more scenic route, via the resort’s exclusive water transfer service. Whichever you choose, it’s a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Guests arriving at the property will be greeted by the inviting architecture of the resort’s main buildings, three low-rise structures that effortlessly blend in harmony with their surroundings. After being ushered inside the open-air Grand Lobby, a sense of wonder takes over. The eye is immediately drawn to the sweeping views of Magellan Bay, with the hazy hills and mountains of Liloan, Cebu, in the distance. Sure to be the hands-down favorite spot to unwind is the resort’s signature 100-meter long infinity pool, which seemingly merges into the sea.  The dramatic pool is complemented by the boardwalk promenade below, beautifully landscaped and perfect for sunbathing or a leisurely stroll. These unique features overlook the resort’s exclusive beach, offering exceptional views and an unparalleled experience to every guest.

From this point, guests make their way to their accommodations, with several room types to choose from. These include the cozy Deluxe Garden View or Deluxe Sea View rooms, and the well-appointed Dusit Club Rooms, the medium-sized suites (Governor’s, Captain’s, and Executive), and finally, the majestic three-bedroom suites: the JG Suite and the Admiral’s Suite. Each of the resort’s almost 300 rooms has complimentary wi-fi, internet-ready TVs, coffee and tea making facilities, comfortable beds, and many other thoughtful amenities and modern conveniences. Guests may be tempted to stay in, though they’d be missing out, as there’s much more to see and experience at Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu.

Some may choose to combine business with pleasure, so for that there are six event venues that can host celebrations, meetings, or seminars. The largest of these is the 1,235 sq.m Dusit Ballroom–the largest pillarless ballroom in Mactan–which can comfortably seat 600 guests for banquets or up to 1,000 guests for cocktails. At 500 sq.m, the Pre-Function Area can host cocktails for 400 guests, while the four smaller Salons, ranging from 95 to 100 sq.m., can seat a maximum of 60 guests for dinner or 80 guests for cocktails. Let’s not forget the versatile Sky Garden, which has a sweeping view of the sea, the resort’s pool, and the beach. This scenic area is perfect for teambuilding sessions, outdoor receptions, or health and fitness-related activities.

To complement these facilities, the resort also offers the TechnoGym-equipped D-FiT Fitness Center, the Namm Spa for relaxation, the Indoor Kid’s Zone, a World Class Dive Center, plus a wide variety of Water Sports and Activities, and more.

After a day’s worth of activities, resort guests will surely savor replenishing those burnt calories at Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu’s world-class restaurants, such as the Sea Breeze Cafe featuring an international buffet; Benjarong, Dusit’s signature contemporary Thai restaurant; the Sunset Bar, a poolside sports bar and gastro pub; the open-air Lobby Lounge, and the upscale Dusit Club Lounge. With tall coconut fronds swaying gently overhead, laze away the afternoon here with a refreshing drink in hand, and get ready for possibly the best sunset view in all of Cebu. They say that no two sunsets are alike; travelers surely wouldn’t mind coming back again and again if only to prove that it’s true.

“Graciously Dusit by caring people,” says the resort’s General Manager, David Baldwin. “Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu combines the best of Filipino and Thai hospitality and grace, and we look forward to contributing to Mactan’s hospitality landscape. The growth of internationally-known resort brands like Dusit Thani in Mactan and the new International Terminal at MCIA are strengthening Mactan’s position as the country’s top tourism destination. We are proud to enter the dynamic Mactan market.”

Robinsons Land has other developments in Cebu with its 3 malls, 3 office projects, 7 residential buildings, 2 subdivisions, as well as 2 other hotels.

For inquiries, email Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort General Manager David Baldwin at
dtmc@dusit.com.

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Bringing businesses together: Lalamove paves way for SMEs across the globe to “Make a Winning Move”

The local episode #LalamoveItToWinIt to support MSMEs across PH

To inspire businesses around Asia and Latin America, Lalamove has launched a regional branding campaign “Make a Winning Move” to showcase its various B2B services, strong driver-partner network, and wide-ranging fleet for fast and reliable delivery solutions. Locally, the on-demand delivery platform has kicked off the campaign by inviting its patrons, old and new, to #LalamoveItToWinIt.

Now more than ever, businesses are focusing their efforts on an experience-led customer journey. With deliveries as undeniably crucial for businesses to fulfill their services and win over customers, the central creative idea behind the regional campaign revolves around such scenarios where Lalamove’s services and B2B features help entrepreneurs stay ahead of the intense competition.

Lalamove, as the trusted delivery partner, has been servicing businesses of all sizes in the Philippines. Lalamove’s corporate clients can enjoy the on-demand delivery platform’s variety of business solutions, such as multi-stop delivery, API integration, real-time GPS tracking, a wide variety of fleet for on-demand, same-day, long distance, and last-mile delivery, and a dedicated account manager.

“The Philippines has more than 900,000 businesses, over 99% of which are MSMEs. What Lalamove offers businesses of all sizes is faster, easier, and a more seamless delivery experience to help them save time and costs. Our dedicated partner drivers, the economic frontliners of today, are here to deliver to an even wider reach across Luzon and in Cebu. This campaign is the visualization of what we can do to help businesses jump over hurdles – simply put, just ‘Lalamove It to Win It!’” remarked Dannah Majarocon, Lalamove Philippines Managing Director.

First-time users of the Lalamove mobile delivery app can get up to Php 150 off when they sign up and use the code LALAWINIT. New corporate clients, on the other hand, can also receive a welcome bonus of up to Php 1,200 when they sign up and top-up their Lalamove corporate wallet. Moreover, with Lalamove Rewards recently launched, each delivery for every user is now made even more rewarding.

Find out more about what Lalamove offers by visiting www.lalamove.com/lalamoveittowinit, or follow the official Lalamove Facebook page, Instagram account, and TikTok account for more information.

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ABOUT LALAMOVE

Launched in the Philippines in late 2016, Lalamove is an on-demand logistics company that matches drivers with customers and SME businesses to fulfill same-day deliveries. Lalamove’s mission of making local deliveries faster and simpler across North, Central, and South Luzon, and in Cebu is achieved through innovations such as instant order matching, real-time GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services, and a driver rating system. Lalamove also allows businesses to scale their deliveries and operations at an accelerated rate. Lalamove now operates in over 30 markets across Asia and Latin America. Visit Lalamove’s website: http://lalamove.com

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King-size Treats Await Dad this Father’s Day at Seda Central Bloc

Misto Restaurant at Seda Central Bloc

King-size Treats for the King!

by Ryan Daniel R. Dablo

Seda Central Bloc celebrates the hardworking hero and steadfast lynchpin of the home with its offerings for Father’s Day weekend. 

 

At the Misto, Seda’s restaurant, Dad gets to sample the delicious international cuisine for free when dining with five full-paying adults. If an evening dine-out is more the family’s speed, the Straight Up bar offers a dinner buffet with a continental menu and mocktails, all enjoyed amid a backdrop of excellent cityscape views from the rooftop. Staycation at the hotel comes packed with perks for the weekend as well, such as complimentary lunch at the Misto, drinks at the Straight Up bar, and breakfast for two.

Honor your number one hero and highlight the love you have for him this Father’s Day weekend. Celebrate at Seda Central Bloc!

For more information, please call  (032) 411 5800. Follow their Facebook page or visit their website at www.sedahotels.com.

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37 Years of High Fashion; Arcy Gayatin leaves a Legacy of Edginess and Elegance

Arcy Gayatin: A Legacy of Luxury in Fabrication

 

By:  Allain Dumon Fonte 

 

The brand Arcy Gayatin gave the Queen City of the South a distinct reputation in the fashion industry.  The fashion line of Arcy Gayatin sets the bar higher each year for clothing luxury and fabrication techniques.

 

April Duenas, Nikki Gayatin and Arielle Gayatin for Arcy Gayatin—Photos by John Paul Autor from Lifestyle Inquirer.net

 

Araceli “Arcy” Ancajas Gayatin is the daughter Galileo Ancajas and Remedios Zanoria Ancajas who founded Cebu’s home brand, Gal’s Bakery.  Arcy went to the University of San Carlos and studied Political Science.  And just like Dr. Muccia Prada, who completed her Ph.D. in Political Science and established the luxury line of Prada, Arcy also got in touch with her artistic side and started her own fashion line.  However, it was not Prada that influenced Arcy.  Arcy was introduced to fashion and tailoring at a very young age by her mother, Madame Remedios Anacajas whom they dearly call Mama Eme.  Mama Eme was running a tailoring business back then.  It was called Arabel; named after Arcy and her sister Belma.  Ara from Araceli and Bel from Belma.  In those years, Arcy was fascinated by fabrics and was intrigued by how to manipulate the fabrics to come up with fashion-forward designs without compromising comfort and taste.

 

Arcy Gayatin (photo grabbed from Space Philippines Blog Spot)

 

After 37 years of creating haute couture pieces for the most fashionable personalities in the Philippines, Arcy Gayatin is now laying down her sketchpads and pens to rest.  As she enjoys her retirement, may be on a cruise to the Bahamas or a holiday to the Swiss Alps, Arcy Gayatin has left the fashion industry a legacy of elegant and edgy clothing ensembles that understand and define the shape of women; without compromising comfort and good taste.

 

Arcy Gayatin’s Pink Flamingo collection                                               Arcy Gayatin’s Sketch on a Terno

 

To salute the lady who brought Cebu fashion to the world, a retrospective exhibition of Arcy’s incomparable masterpieces can be seen today at Ayala Center Cebu’s The Gallery; curated by fashion editor and writer, Clint Holton Potestas, and interior and fashion designer, Jul Oliva.

 

BALANCE.  Arcy Gayatin is known for her perfect symmetrical lines when fabricating.  She knows how to balance edginess and class; understanding well the strength and the finesse of a woman.

 

RHYTHM.  Arcy’s expertise in draping and fabric manipulation can be seen in how she achieves rhythm between architectural lines and soft fabrics like silk and cashmere.

 

TEXTURE.  With her thorough knowledge on fabrics, Arcy Gayatin has achieved the perfection of fabrication by working on different types of fabrics and creating a single piece of art out of them. 

 

HARMONY.  The simplicity of the silhouette plus the intricacy of the details create a wonderful harmony, making Arcy Gayatin’s design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

           

The photos below show an up-close look at the intricacy and the exquisite craftsmanship of Arcy Gayatin’s fabrication techniques:

 

THE SPIDER WEB:  one of Arcy’s genius fabrication techniques.

 

MATCH and PATCH:  Arcy’s unique fabrication craft by patching layers of different types of lace and lace patterns

 

PLEATS: The perfection of symmetry in pleats on silk.

 

LA ROSE BLEUE:  U.P. student, Danielle Alessandra Deutsch, inspired by the artistry of Arcy Gayatin, designed this midnight blue dress.   The cabbage rose made from layers of silk organdy gave this evening ensemble a romantic appeal.

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