Marco Polo Davao, Mindanao’s first 5-star international hotel, marked a milestone as it celebrated its 20th Anniversary at the Marco Polo Ballroom graced by President Rodrigo Duterte, VIP guests from the various sectors of business, diplomatic corps, government, media and society.
Wharf Hotels Management President Dr. Jennifer Cronin shared that they were honored Marco Polo Davao’s founding Chairman, DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez, had a bold vision and determination to partner with their company in establishing an iconic, internationally acclaimed hotel 20 years ago. Fast forward to the present, Marco Polo Davao prides itself on being the Heart of Davao being the epicentre of events in Davao.
Guests also experienced a night of musical journey from the country’s leading violist Maestro Alfonso “Coke” Bolipata, renowned concert pianist Najib Ismail and international opera singer Mee Hai Cho. Songspell Philippines Inc., Davao’s best musical group, performed a musical excerpt of The Greatest Showman while the group’s alumni performers rendered classic Broadway songs.
Exciting prizes were raflfled out to lucky guests who won round trip tickets from Marco Polo Davao’s corporate airline partners – Philippine Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Silk Air, Cebu Pacific and AirAsia bundled with overnight stays at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Pan Pacific Singapore, Marco Polo Hongkong, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila and Marco Polo Cebu Plaza.
Marco Polo Davao also provided its guest a culinary journey through the sumptuous cocktail spread prepared by Exec. Chef Alex Destriza, showcasing Davao’s Malagos Cheese and Malagos Chocolates. Free flowing beverages from Titania Wine Cellar, Wine Warehouse, Forth and Tay, Heineken and San Miguel complemented the event.
Marco Polo Davao continuously contributes to the tourism industry in Davao City and the whole of Mindanao. It is part of Davao’s history and of every Davaoeno’s stories.
Strategically located at the heart of Davao City, Marco Polo Davao is Mindanao’s first and only premier hotel with 245 well-appointed rooms. Continental Club Floor suites provide utmost privacy for guests with a stunning view of Mount Apo or Samal Island.
Marco Polo Davao also serves as an ideal venue for meetings and functions. It has six function rooms and two ballrooms, which provide the ideal balance of versatility, technology and design.
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