The view from scenic Tagaytay Ridge was made even more brighter and festive as holiday lights shined through the night. Taal Vista Hotel kicked off the Christmas Season with an intimate yet inspiring tree-lighting ceremony held last November 22, 2014 and we couldn’t think of a better venue to hold it.
Taal Vista Hotel lights up the Christmas Season
The beautiful Christmas Trees found in the hotel were fitted with bright and colorful lights that were switched on by Mr. Walid Wafik, Taal Vista Hotel’s Area General Manager, Mrs. Felicdad Sy, and Ms. Elizabeth Sy, the President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation. The happy youths of Chosen Children’s Village were there and helped with the tree-lighting as well.
DLSU Dasmariñas Chorale with from left to right: Joseleo Logdat, Maribel Ararao and Markki Stroem
From left to right: Peggy Angeles of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp., Mrs. Felicidad Sy, SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. President Ms. Elizabeth Sy and Taal Vista Hotel Area General Manager Walid Wafik
After the ceremony, guests were in for a treat for the ears and heart as a classical Christmas concert serenaded them while they enjoyed a buffet reception held at the Grand Ballroom. The concert featured pleasing performances by a host of talented groups and individuals: the multi-awarded De La Salle Dasmariñas Chorale which was led by Maestro Vell Luis Litan, soprano Maribel Miguel-Ararao, pianist Belinda Ma. Salazar and baritone Joseleo Logdat.
The Chosen Children Village with Taal Vista Hotel Area General Manager Walid Wafik and Hotel Manager Zenaida Alcantara
Adding to the festive spirit was their performance of a variety of songs from different genres, from musicals to traditional christmas carols and even a dash of the opera. An enjoyable highlight of the night was recording artist, stage and film actor, balladeer and runner-up in the 1st ABS-CBN Pilipinas Got Talent tilt, Markki Stroem. He effortlessly serenaded his audience with a great mix of contemporary hits and classic songs.
Chef Jackie Laudico, Chef Babes Austria and Chef Rolando Laudico
Top (L-R): Celine Arenillo of Taal Vista Hotel, Lian Rodriguez of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Christine Rodriguez , Markki Stroem, Treena Tecson of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp., Em Guevara of Manila Bulletin, Greggy Vera Cruz of People Asia and Richmond Hong. Seated from left to right: Ara Rafols, Lorraine Rafols-Lorenzo of Cruising Magazine, Melo Villareal of www.outoftownblog.com and Ria Yap.
Still thinking of a great gift for your family or close friends? Bring your loved ones to the award-winning Taal Vista Hotel and you’re sure to spend one of your best Christmases there. With the wonderful cool temperature and lush green surroundings, you might forget you’re a few hours away from Manila! Give the gift of a relaxing holiday this Christmas season by spending it at the Taal Vista Hotel.