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Marco Polo Davao hailed for big role in Mindanao tourism

Posted in DOT, Hotel, Hotels/Restaurants/Bars, Tourism by Erineus on March 6, 2009

First-class international luxury hotel Marco Polo Davao has earned praises for its big role in promoting Davao City and the rest of Mindanao as a national and international tourism destination.

The accolades came during Marco Polo Davao’s celebration of its 10th anniversary recently.

Confirming and reaffirming the hotel’s role as a tourism icon in Southern Philippines, Halifax Davao Hotels Inc. (HDHI) president Carlos Dominguez said Marco Polo Davao would continue striving to give the city and the region a noteworthy reputation as a world-class destination.

With Dominguez at the celebration were HDHI directors and officers.

In a seeming state-of-the-business address, Dominguez said, “Our commitment to excellence certainly puts us at par with current global standards. Our global outlook and local approach allow us to harness homegrown talents to be exceptional performers in the world stage of hospitality. We really envisioned our hotel to be a major player in Davao tourism contributing to the growth of our city as a premier destination in Mindanao.”

“Our celebration tonight is a reminder to continue realizing that vision. We renew our commitment to take Davao closer to new markets as we work with the local government and the Department of Tourism. This is to uphold our image as an emerging regional and international city. Our leadership in the market shall continue to lift Davao as top-of-mind destination in the country,” he added.

Dominguez also paid tribute to the hotel’s loyal patrons and guests, suppliers, city officials and friends from the media for supporting and contributing to Marco Polo Davao’s success over the past 10 years.

Also at the affair were top executives of the hotel’s corporate clients, members of Davao City’s prominent families and Marco Polo Hotels vice president for operations Andre Scholl. Marco Polo Davao general manager Stanley Lau welcomed them in a brief speech.

Subsequently, Scholl presented video messages from Marco Polo Hotels president Steve Kleinschmidt, VP for sales and marketing Simon Pearson, VP for project development Ting Wah and VP for finance Francis Ling, congratulating Marco Polo Davao for its 10 years of exemplary service.

Spicing up the event were world-class performances by husband-and-wife team Isay Alvarez and Robert Seña and dance numbers by the Kaliwat Theater Collective, with TV anchor David Celdran as emcee.

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleid=431982

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