On the Brightside at The Mansion

The unveiling of The Mansion logo: Sarah O. Peña, Rep. Jerry P. Treñas, Nena Sy-Lim and Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog; Rolando Layson and Judgee Peña; Nathaniel and Princess Chan, Lorna Longno, Cris and Gila Oquendo, and Baby and Limuel Lao; and Desmond Ho of Bank of Liechtenstein with Nena and Ricardo Lim.

Coming early to an event have its advantages. Case in point was The Mansion brand launch. No less than the hotel’s top honcho NOEL SINCLAIRE SY took yours truly to a mini-tour of the Lobby, Gallery, Executive Office, Boardroom and the tres exclusive Nueva Valencia Executive Lounge where he introduced me to his siblings, nephews and nieces.

Après the cocktails at the Lobby of Kalantiao Hall, everyone who is anyone trooped to the Ballroom for the sumptuous dinner. The menu prepared by Chef CHYRCH MENDOZA and his team drew oohs and aahs from the guests. It included Bread, Soup, Salad and Maki, Main Dishes, Carvings, Desserts and Beveragic Delights!

Antoine Greg Flores and Maritess Lim; Jay-R Santos, yours truly, Jasmine Castelo, Pane Rosales, Nikko Cid and Red Sarabia with Rex Victor Gardose, Francis Laurea and Dr. Risa Peña; Digby Francisco and Scarlet French; and Ria Bolivar and André Salcedo

PR man NONOI YBIERNAS and marketing maven JONG COMBONG-PIJUAN joined forces to make the event the talk of the town for weeks. Tall, dark and handsome lawyer SEDFREY CABALUNA hosted the action-packed, fast-paced program that included AVPs on The Mansion and Iloilo City, cultural dances from Sidlangan Dance Troupe, musical presentations by JBLFMU Choir, mini-fashion of the personnel’s uniforms by Cosmo-Manille based Ilonggo fashion designer HILQUE BABAN DAIRO, and the unveiling of The Mansion logo.

Yours truly and Dr. Pauline Margarico-Sazon of Southwest Tours; Bo Parcon, Jasmine Castelo and Jet Salcedo; and the Menu of The Mansion launch.

According to Sales and Marketing main man PATRICK LIM, renovation, repairs, restoration and refurbishing of The Mansion are on-going and will see fruition in two to three years. Certainly, it is something Ilonggos are looking forward to! N’est ce pas? (Photos by Ray Tabafunda)

A view from the Gallery of The Mansion; the Lobby of The Mansion; the tres exclusive Nueva Valencia Executive Lounge; and the Boardroom of The Mansion

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