December is the month of giving and receiving. But for Discovery Suites Ortigas, it’s more of the former rather than the latter. In a lighting ceremony held at the hotel’s 20-foot high circus-themed Christmas tree decorated with wooden horses and masks, Discovery Leisure Corporation, Inc. Chief Operating Officer (CEO) Mr. Jun Parreño led its night’s highlight, that is, to turnover donation to its charity of the year, the Chosen Children Village foundation.
From left to right: Leeds Trompeta General Manager of Discovery Suites Ortigas, Niño Donayre of Chosen Children Village, and Guenter Taus, President of the Board of Chosen Children Village.
The Chosen Children Village is an organization that provides care to mentally and physically challenged children. Since 2013, Discovery Suites Ortigas has been extending assistance to the said charity.
The presence of mimes, jugglers, and men on high stilts added to the ambience of the event. Don Bosco Makati’s chorale group Boscorale sang their hearts out to complete the Holiday feel.
Leeds Trompeta, General Manager of Discovery Suites, revealed, “For the 2015 holidays, we channeled the colorful vibe of a Circus. Tonight, we unveil Discovery Suites’ Cirque de Noël.”
Everyone witnessed the unveiling of the hotel’s main holiday attraction, its first gingerbread carousel.
“Every year, our hotel guests take their selfies in front of the iconic Discovery Suites gingerbread House. This year, we decided to change things up a bit and create a carousel made from Ginger Bread. It’s been a great hit with the kids and the kids-at-heart,” Trompeta added.
First row, from left to right: James San Diego and Alie Sison of Discovery Suites Ortigas, Niño Donayre of Chosen Children Village, Leeds Trompeta and Laureen Udtuhan of Discovery Suites Ortigas, and Guenter Taus of Chosen Children Village. Second row, from left to right: Sam Creek, Sammy and Annabelle Weber.
“It is with great joy that we are able to share holiday cheer with the Chosen Children Foundation Village. It is our goal to make these kids feel that they are valued especially during this holiday season,” he furthered.
The ceremony also jumpstarted the great holiday offers of its in-house restaurants such as 22 Prime’s four-course meal showcasing its USDA Angus prime rib eye and double smoked bacon turkey roulade. To be offered from 12:30 PM to 10:30 PM starting on December 1 until January 1, 2016, you can avail of this meal at a price of 2,000 Php nett. Those who’ll stay in the hotel during Christmas eve can also avail of 22 Prime’s prime rib eye and holiday turkey for 2,300 Php nett.
Foie Old Time’s Sake
Breakfizz of Champions
Daiquiri de Bilbao
Prime’s Caesar Salad
Pumpkin Bisque with Melted Leeks and Crab Ravioli
USDA Angus Prime Rib Eye with Purple Potato Purée, Aromatic Vegetables, and Green Peppercorn Sauce
“We invite everyone to make their Christmas this year extra special. Join us as we celebrate and make this holiday season a very memorable and happy experience,” Trompeta said.
Dessert platter: Assorted pralines, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate tart, duo of chocolate mousse, chocolate crème brûlée, chocolate macaroons, decadent chocolate cake, and fudge brownies
Reserve a suite from December 1 to January 31, 2016, with the exception of December 31, and live your dream intimate stay. Rates on this period will start at 5,000 Php net (for a junior suite) inclusive of a breakfast buffet for two.
Enjoying the Lovely Night
Some of the notable people who didn’t miss the event include actress Susan Roces, Chosen Children Village Foundation chairman Guenter Taus, Discovery Suites’ Director of Operations James San Diego, and Pasig City administrator Atty. Reynaldo Dionisio.
About Discovery Suites Ortigas
Located along 25 ADB Avenue Ortigas Center, Pasig City, the 200-key all-suite Discovery Suites Ortigas is the choice address for business and leisure travelers. It offers complimentary high-speed WiFi for all devices and access to PressReader. For reservations, call (02) 719-8888, email email@example.com, or visit http://www.discoverysuites.com. Get updates through its Facebook page via http://facebook.com/DiscoverySuitesOrtigas, Twitter @DiscoverySuites, and Instagram @discoverysuites.