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San Juanico Golf Hotel: A Holiday Paradise

NATURE’S GLORY UNFOLDS for guests of San Juanico Golf Hotel to feast their eyes on whenever they visit the hotel. The awesome panorama of hills, mountains and rolling greenery is made even more picture-perfect when the rainbow appears like a blessing from on high. Such rare and precious moments are only possible at San Juanico Golf Hotel.

The San Juanico Golf Hotel is a 30-room hotel surrounded with breath-taking verdant landscape of flat and gently sloping greens, panorama of endless rolling hills and mountains offers world-class amenities and accommodations to those visiting Eastern Visayas.

Guests at the hotel get an exquisite view of the San Juanico Bridge, a historic structure and an engineering marvel that spans two kms across the strait that connects Samar and Leyte provinces. It is considered the most beautiful sea-spanning bridge in the Philippines.

The San Juanico Golf Hotel is situated inside the gates of San Juanico Golf, Park and Country Club, located at Barangay Camansihay, Tacloban City just 10kms from downtown and 21 kms from the airport. After fine-tuning, the hotel is in full operation and well prepared for the holiday season. It offers a complete menu of first-class services and amenities for all its guests seeking for a relaxing vacation away from their stressful urban routine.

Golfers will definitely enjoy their game at the 18-hole golf course while families and friends have fun time at the hotel in its private patio, surrounded with the beauty of its elegant yet laid-back ambiance; the delicious gourmet cuisine at the golf country clubhouse and the services of highly-trained, friendly and attentive staff.

“There is always a need for quality accommodations in Tacloban. With this in mind, we have more to share especially with the growing populace discovering what Eastern Visayas has to offer. The San Juanico Golf Hotel joins the long list of Tacloban destinations, including the McArthur and Santo Nino Shrines, beautiful churches, top hospitals, malls and universities.

“Tacloban is also very accessible with 10 flights arriving daily at its airport. We are proud that the new hotel can offer our golf members, their families, friends, balikbayans, tourists, vacationers, enthusiasts and travelers the best of the famous Tacloban hospitality, food, ambiance, convenience and comfort.” said Victor Domingo, The Kapitan of the San Juanico Golf, Park and Country Club.

New tourist destination

According to Mimi Acacio, CEO of the San Juanico Golf Hotel, the hotel design is especially geared towards all ages, making them feel relaxed and at home while enjoying the beauty of both nature and conformity with the hotel interiors.

“We have to find a balance between the already beautiful landscape outdoors and our goal to provide a relaxed, aesthetic pleasing look indoors. I am pleased that we have achieved a homely, carefree elegance in interior designs, in our rooms without and with private patios and the rest of our amenities.

TERRACES OF THE OUTER ROOMS OPEN to a breathtaking view of surrounding greenery, mountains, hills and the beautiful expanse of sky surrounding the San Juanico Golf Hotel. The outer rooms’ terraces are designed to cascade downward to endure that all outer rooms have an unobstructed view.

“Once inside the hotel, all your nagging concerns just melt away. Just sit back and enjoy our services or you could go outdoors and play with the children; body with family and friends, or simply take early morning or late afternoon walks along the fairways on greens or cemented pathways. Our swimming pools–one for adults and one for the kids–are a great way to have fun, relax and exercise,” she said.

Acacio adds that they paid attention to details for the guests’ comfort and enjoyment. Even the drapes, beddings and other room accessories are customized for the homely and elegant presentation.

“Liza Cahilig, who supplied the drapes and beddings accessories, did a wonderful job. Here at the San Juanico Golf Hotel we make guests’ convenience and satisfaction an absolute priority. We represent the best that Tacloban and the Eastern Visayas has to offer. Our goal is to make our guests as comfortable as possible by giving them every convenience and providing their needs.” she said.

The hotel, horseback riding, gourmet cuisine

Acacio pointed out that interior and exterior in each of the 30 rooms—from top to the lower levels–is one of her innovations including architectural designs built by architect Edito Cumpio; with an unobstructed, panoramic view of the fairway, endless rolling hills and mountains, and the famous San Juanico Bridge. The San Juanico Golf Hotel is also set apart by its ultimate offer of exclusivity—selected rooms are available for purchase.

“It is the ultimate in exclusivity. The buyer will have ownership of a unit in a world-class, full-service hotel with all the amenities and our excellent service staff at their beck and call. Would be owners of these units will have the best of condotel living—as a second home or as a leisure hideaway,” she said.

A new offering for guests is the horseback-riding amenity for the children. For those who wish to enjoy and commune with the wonder of nature even more closely, go on a horseback ride with the assistance of experienced guides and expert handlers.

While waiting for the kids, hotel guests are welcome to enjoy global, gourmet fair at the spacious and comfortable Golf Clubhouse. The restaurant offers mouth-watering Filipino dishes, international cuisine and fresh icy delicious drinks. Stay-in hotel guests are treated to free breakfast at the restaurant.

The San Juanico Golf Hotel is in full operation. Travel and tour providers have yet another exciting and world-class quality destination to offer their clients and are encouraged to get in touch with the hotel to discover exciting deals that await them.

 LIZA CAHILIG, who made the drapes and beddings accessories, combined touches of nostalgia and Old World class in her rendition of the rooms at the San Juanico Golf Hotel. The warmth of wooden furniture goes well with the lushness of the earthy fabrics that delight the eye with floral patterns. Guests who sleep here are in for sweet dreams, indeed.

Those who wish to inquire about drapes, beddings and accessories may contact Liza Cahilig at Joann Ashley Garments Manufacturing and Design. Tel: 359-0048, 359-0049 and Cel: 0999.993.5888.

For inquiries, booking information and accreditation about the San Juanico Golf Hotel: Email: www.sanjuanicogolf.gov.phsjgolfhotel@ymail.com or go to Google and search for San Juanico Golf Hotel; or contact Phillip Cayubit at Tel: 02/404-6513 Cel: 0917.795.7085 or Liza Cahilig at Tel: 02/359-0048 and Cel: 0999.993.5888 or Anton Llano at Tel: 053/341-7969 and Cel: 0929.484.9517.

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Travel Tips on How to Pack More Effectively

Enjoy trips to the fullest with all the right stuff in your bag, and top it off with the Nokia N9, an amazing all-screen smartphone that gives you the fastest access to the things that matter most to you. Keep in touch with your family and friends, be entertained while on the road, stay updated with travel advisories, capture special moments in high definition photos, and switch between activities with a single swipe.

Want to have a worry-free vacation? Here are tips on how to save space in your bag and pack more efficiently.

1. Be smart – Think about what items you might be duplicating. Instead of bringing along several devices like MP3 player, HD video recorder and digital camera along with different chargers, save space by carrying along one handy device – the Nokia N9. This amazing phone has all these functions and more, not to mention a brilliant camera with 8MP auto-focus Carl Zeiss Optics, with 2x LED flash – better than many digital cameras!

2. Make packing a priority – Don’t be hasty when packing for your vacation. Make a list and check that you have packed the most important items first – like passport and money – before moving onto the non-essentials. Set reminders on your phone to make sure you don’t forget anything important!

3. Share the load – If traveling with a friend or partner, see if there any items you can share like toothpaste and hairdryers. Take only one of each to save more space for your other essentials.

4. Pack your apps – Make sure you pack the best apps on your phone to help save space in your bag. The Nokia Store features all the best apps for travel – like city guides so you don’t need to bring heavy guide books, Nokia Maps so you always know where you’re going, language guides, currency converters, flight trackers and much more!

5. Leave space for souvenirs – If you’ve followed the tips above – like using the city guides on your phone rather than bringing a separate guide book – you’ll have saved some space in your bag for stocking up on souvenirs on the way home!

6. Wear large clothes for traveling – Wear your bulkier clothes to keep the weight of your bag down. If you plan on bringing a jacket, keep it on instead of putting it in your bag. By doing this, you not only save bag space but also stay warm on the plane!

7. Check the weather – Check the weather before you depart using apps like WeatherHere. This free Internet enabled app allows users to see current weather and forecast for the next three days of their current location or a city that you’re about to visit. This is will also help you plan your outfits so that you don’t bring a jacket if it’s going to be sunny all week!

8. Make a list of itineraries – Plan your activities and research about your vacation destination to help you plan the things you need or need not bring. You might want to bring some mosquito anti-repellant lotion if you’re sleeping in the broad outdoors or leave your scuba gear if there’s a rental store nearby.

9. Check hand baggage rules – Call the airline or check online the hand baggage rules and regulations before you go to make sure you’re up to date on their latest liquid allowances and other restrictions because these often change.

Yes you can have a stress-free and travel-light vacation with your handy Nokia N9. The Nokia N9 is available in white, magenta, cyan and black colors.

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Imagine this scenario a  modern secluded living at the most prestigious urban oasis in Metro Manila.  It’s not a fantasy there is such a thing. Master-planned in approach, multi faceted in scope, intuitively inspired.There’s no outside traffic that will bewilder your morning waking hours. Presidio at the Vista Lakefront is as exclusive as it can get. Modern lifestyle that is unequaled. Yet, its accessibility is its most attractive feature. Here, a quick escape, nature views, lifestyle amenities, shopping havens, and urban access can, all at once, be at your fingertips. Continue reading