Seam­less Seda

Sun.Star Cebu - - LIVE! - MILA C. ESPINA mce­spin­ter­na­tional@ya­hoo.com

Af­ter the great years of Cebu Mar­riott Ho­tel comes Seda Ayala Cen­ter Cebu. “Seam­less,” as the name con­notes. It will spell smooth and scin­til­lat­ing ser­vice and ameni­ties. Seda se­nior group gen­eral man­ager An­drea Mastel­lone is as ex­cited as Metro Cebu, this be­ing the ninth prop­erty of the home­grown prop­erty in seven des­ti­na­tions around the coun­try.

The old Mar­riott ed­i­fice is un­der­go­ing some dra­matic facelift­ing to make it a com­pet­i­tive busi­ness ho­tel. The lobby will be wider, with higher ceil­ings, and some 301 guest rooms will be re­fur­bished. The his­toric ball­room, which saw many events in tourism and cor­po­rate groups, will even be more spa­cious for 300-plus guests and will fea­ture state-of-the-art tech­ni­cal driv­ers.

At Misto Cebu, food will suit the taste of lo­cal and for­eign guests. The usual break­fast, lunch and din­ner spe­cial­ties will be equally de­lec­ta­ble. Lounge mu­sic and rooms for meet­ings and VIP lounge will cre­ate a sooth­ing am­biance.

Au­gust 2018 is not so far away when Seda comes alive in Cebu. A hearty wel­come.

Ayala Cen­ter Cebu and SM City Cebu

For so many years, Cebu’s big­gest malls have part­nered with the aca­demic and learn­ing cen­ters to show­case the com­mu­ni­ca­tion and the­atrics skills of stu­dents and pro­fes­sion­als.

Ayala Cen­ter Cebu, since 2000, has been the home of Speech­com Cul­mi­nat­ing pro­grams and the Uni­ver­sity of San Jose-Reco­le­tos’ Am­par­ito L. Lhuil­lier Ed­u­ca­tional Foun­da­tion schol­ars and Dra­mat­ics and Cul­tural En­sem­ble thes­pi­ans; and then Play­house, and lately Brown Academy of Mu­sic and the Knap­sack Dance stu­dio. The Speech­com English and The­ater show will be in Ayala on April 27.

SM City Cebu and SM Sea­side City Cebu have been the venues of arts and sports work­shops. The for­mer will be the venue for Speech­com’s sec­ond batch (May 7 to 18) from 2 to 5 p.m. at the En­ter­tain­ment Cen­ter. Robin­sons Gal­le­ria Cebu is home to the A. Sa­longa sum­mer shows. The Cebu Sports and Youth are hav­ing swim­ming, games and dance lessons. The Sandiego Dance has its own venue.

AYALA CEN­TER CEBU. The mall’s ac­tiv­ity cen­ter is venue to many events and shows. The launch of the Cebu brand, “Cebu, Where the Heart Sings,” a ma­jor event of the Cebu Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try Tourism was held here.

SM CITY CEBU EN­TER­TAIN­MENT PLAZA. Venue of Speech­com show on May 18. Sec­ond Batch reg­is­tra­tion of Speech­com (May 7 to 18) is on­go­ing at Sa­cred Heart Cen­ter.

SEDA DIN­NER. Present at The Pig & Palm: Jimmy Pi­cor­nell, Ching­gay Utzur­rum, MCE, Nelia Neri, Flor Yn­clino and Cookie Newman.

SEDA GUESTS. MCE and Nelia Neri with Seda se­nior group gen­eral man­ager An­drea Mastel­lone, Seda Ayala Cen­ter Cebu di­rec­tor of sales and mar­ket­ing Frances Al­fa­fara and Seda group com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager Genny Puno.

GLIMPSE. Seda Ayala Cen­ter Cebu ho­tel lobby.

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