Taal Vista Hotel: Celebrating 73 Joyful Years This Christmas Season
November 17, 2012 – a momentous day in Tagaytay as Taal Vista Hotel celebrated its 73rd anniversary and the start of the festive yuletide season with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Mr. Walid Wafik, General Manager of Taal Vista Hotel
Mr. Walid Wafik, Taal Vista Hotel’s newly-appointed General Manager, welcomed guests with free-flowing cocktails and hors d’oeuvre at the scenic balcony while the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s String Quintet played a selection of classical songs that has certainly set the mood for the evening.
Taal Vista Hotel, 2012
Taal Vista Hotel, about 7 decades ago
“Seven decades ago, one of the many regular visitors to the hotel was a young man who often chose one spot on the grounds from which to gaze out and dream. He is Henry Sy of SM Investments Corporation — the company that would later acquire the Taal Vista Lodge. The photo above was taken by his wife, Mrs. Felicidad Sy.”
Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra String Quintet playing at the garden of Taal Vista Hotel
L-R: Ms. Elizabeth Sy, Mrs. Felicidad Sy, Member of the Board of Trustees of SM Foundation, and Ms. Anna Sobrepeña
To celebrate Taal Vista Hotel’s 73 years in the business, a “History Mural” was unveiled by Mrs. Felicidad Sy, Member of the Board of Trustees of SM Foundation; Ms. Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation; Ms. Louella Jurilla, Department of Tourism Regional Director for Region IV; and Taal Vista Hotel General Manager Mr. Walid Wafik. It consists of a glimpse of past events – the heritage of Tagaytay City and Taal Vista Hotel through anecdotes and historic photographs.
Taal Vista Hotel’s History Mural Wall
L-R: Director Louella Jurilla, Mrs. Felicidad Sy, Ms. Elizabeth Sy and Mr. Walid Wafik
The St. Augustine School Glee Club with Choirmaster Mr. Winifredo Tarang serenaded the guests after the History Mural unveiling.
Taal Vista Hotel’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Main Lobby
The joyful Christmas Carols were the perfect background as the hotel’s Christmas Tree was lit up by Mrs. Felicidad Sy and Ms. Elizabeth Sy. The tree-lighting ceremony signified the start of the Christmas season at Taal Vista hotel.
Taal Vista Hotel’s Main Lobby
Kids enjoying the Christmas spirit at Taal Vista Hotel
After 73 years, Taal Vista Hotel remains to be the best staycation in Tagaytay. With newly-renovated Mountain Wing rooms and featured upgraded entertainment systems, Taal Vista Hotel continues to be at the top of the game. This place absolutely brings back lovely childhood memories that you would want your kids to enjoy, too.
“Taal Vista Hotel is located along Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City 4120 Philippines. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 (2) 886-4325, +63 (46) 413-100 or +63 0917 809-1254. Stay connected with Taal Vista Hotel! Visit their website at www.taalvistahotel.com, “like” them on Facebook (facebook.com/taalvistahotel) and follow on Twitter (@taalvistahotel).”
WhenInManila photos by JoTan23 – JoTan23.blogspot.com