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Coming Back Home: Courtyard Lights Christmas Tree

“It’s time to come back home and celebrate the holidays with nobody else but the family”, is the tagline of Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo during its Christmas Lighting Ceremony. Ms. Cleofe Albiso, General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo, starts the holidays in the esteemed hotel with the message to be with loved ones this season.



For the first time in history, Western Visayas’ first international hotel opens the holiday festivities with a grand Christmas Lighting ceremony held at the lobby of Courtyard by Marriott. The lobby was dressed in the colors of gold, copper, and crimson red, adorned with globes, compassess and vintage bags, all depicting a beautiful story of a journey travelling back home.

Located in the old Iloilo airport, Courtyard gives tribute to one of Iloilo’s historical sites where families used to reunite. With a replica of the old control tower at 13 feet, a gingerbread plane with a wing span of 15 feet and Christmas trees of different sizes, one would feel the warmth and joy of celebrating the holidays with loved ones.

Upon arrival of guests, cocktails were served and serenaded by Glynis and Anton, acoustic duos coming all the way from Cebu. Starting the show were the ballet dancers of the SF School of Dance performing an excerpt from Tchaikovsy’s Eugene Onegin. After the musical interlude, Sales Manager Ms. Gail Bangeles, host of the event, welcomed everyone with much effervescence and a quick selfie to capture the moment. Director of Operations, Ms. Maia Israel then shared with everyone the exciting promotions waiting for all guests and visitors at the Courtyard. The values of gratitude and of being with family were then highlighted in the welcome speech of the General Manager, Ms. Cleofe Albiso.

The night’s highlight was made more meaningful and sentimental through the virtuous vocals of the Sta. Maria Parish Grand Choir singing “Christmas is Calling You Home” and an Ilonggo original, “Suga sang Kalinong” composed by Mr. Beny Castillon, the choir’s trainor and conductor with Mr. Gerardo Muyuela, musical director. With songs sang from the heart, the Tower, gingerbread plane, and the trees light up. Pulling the lever which lit the tree were hotel executives, namely: Human Resource Manager Frances Carmen Siongco, Director of Operations Maia Israel, General Manager Cleofe Albiso, Director of Sales Joy Alonte, and Assistant Director of Finance Marlon Galo.

Holidays events

Christmas Eve Choir: JBLFU ‘Kinaadman Chorale
December 24, 2018, 8pm, Open to the Public

Christmas Eve Mass
December 24, 2018, 9pm, Open to the Public

New Year’s Eve Mass
December 31, 2018, 9pm, Open to the Public

Holiday Promotions

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet
December 24, 2018, 6pm to 10:30pm
Php 1,588 nett per person

Christmas Day Lunch Buffet
December 25, 2018, 12nn to 2:30pm
Php 1,388 nett per person

New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet
December 31, 2018, 6pm to 10:30pm
Php 1,688 nett per person

New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
December 31, 2018, 9pm to 1am
Php 1,488 nett per person

New Year’s Eve Buffet and Countdown Package
December 31, 2018, 6pm to 1am
Php 2,800 nett per person




“It’s time to come back home and celebrate the holidays with nobody else but the family”, celebrate the special season with the family at Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo. For inquiries and reservations, please call (033) 330 7600 or email at yourservice.ilocy@courtyard.com.

Ms. Cleofe Albiso, General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo, starts the holidays in the esteemed hotel with the message to be with loved ones this season. For the first time in history, Western Visayas’ first international hotel opens the holiday festivities with a grand Christmas Lighting ceremony held at the lobby of Courtyard by Marriott.

Pulling the lever which lit the tree were hotel executives, namely: Human Resource Manager Frances Carmen Siongco, Director of Operations Maia Israel, General Manager Cleofe Albiso, Director of Sales Joy Alonte, and Assistant Director of Finance Marlon Galo with special guest, Iloilo City Mayor Jose ‘Joe’ Espinosa III.

The night’s highlight was made more meaningful and sentimental through the virtuous vocals of the Sta. Maria Parish Grand Choir singing “Christmas is Calling You Home” and an Ilonggo original, “Suga sang Kalinong” composed by Mr. Beny Castillon, the choir’s trainor and conductor with Mr. Gerardo Muyuela, musical director.

Located in the old Iloilo airport, Courtyard gives tribute to one of Iloilo’s historical sites where families used to reunite. With a replica of the old control tower at 13 feet, a gingerbread plane with a wing span of 15 feet and Christmas trees of different sizes, one would feel the warmth and joy of celebrating the holidays with loved ones. “It’s time to come back home and celebrate the holidays with nobody else but the family”, celebrate the special season with the family at Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo. For inquiries and reservations, please call (033) 330 7600 or email at yourservice.ilocy@courtyard.com.



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