The façade of The Mansion
The newest stomping ground for events, parties and hospitality is The Mansion. Recently acquired by Brightside Properties and Resorts, Inc. (BPRI), the heritage hotel was formerly known as Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.
The rebranding was launched with a cocktail and dinner party and with Iloilo’s A-Listers in full attendance. They came to see and be seen, like Rep. JERRY TREÑAS of the Lone District of Iloilo City and Mayor JED PATRICK MABILOG of Iloilo City.
Emmanuel Sy, Noel Sinclaire Sy, Viviane Sy, Emma Sy-Yu, Teresa Sy-Nocom and Nena Sy-Lim; and Kat de Mesa-Sy, Julia Sy, Katy Sy, Charlene Ang-Co, Michael Co, Lance Lim, Kendrick Ang, Patrick Lim, ryane Ang and Miguel Sy
The new owners, led by the BPRI President NENA SY-LIM and The Mansion’s top honcho NOEL SINCLAIRE SY, came en force to welcome the guests and to lead the celebrations.
The Mansion is called as such because it wants to encapsulate the rich heritage, culture and history of Iloilo City as exemplified by the stately homes of the landed Southern gentry. It also fuses the colorful Spanish, Chinese and Filipino influences with international in its decor, cuisine and service.
Yours truly with Dr. Sandra Sarabia-Gomez, Linda Corteza and Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing; Francis de la Cruz, Engr. Zinnia Teruel, Susan Uy-Reyes, Pane Rosales, Nikko Cid and Elena Javellana; Winston Santos, Marirose Cacho, Marichel Magalona, Tina Itaas, Helen Stummer and Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing; and Bo Parcon with Sheilla, JM and Dr. Nap Tiongco
The colors of the logo – purple and gold – speak of royalty. Rightfully so, The Mansion will offer royal service with Ilonggo touch. (Photos by Ray Tabafunda)
Lory Santos; Man Rentoy, Mikel Afzelius, Marcelo Cacho and JR Santos; and Noel Sinclaire Sy and yours truly
Tetchie and Joemarie Layson; Allan and Maisie Tan; and the decor at the cocktail venue