Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod Welcomed the Holiday Season with its Newly-Opened Art Gallery and Tree Lighting Ceremony

(L-R) Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod lights up the festive season with its Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, led by Executive Vice President of SM Hotels & Conventions Corp. Ms. Peggy E. Angeles, Bacolod City Administrator Atty. Edward Cuansing, and Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod General Manager Mr. Sherwin Lucas.

Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod, the new and vibrant upper midscale hotel in the City of Smiles, formalized its opening through a festive welcome of the holiday season. 

The day's event began with a press conference with the local media, officially marking its presence in Bacolod City. “The opening of Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod creates another milestone in SMHCC’s history, as it offers Bacolodnons the first internationally-branded hotel in the City of Smiles. As such, SMHCC solidifies its pursuit to further strengthen its brand portfolio and take hospitality to a notch higher,” said Ms. Peggy E. Angeles, Executive Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.

The press conference was capped with a sumptuous merienda spread featuring local Ilonggo delicacies.

Media guests were, later on, ushered to Art Cove, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod's mini art gallery to inaugurate its first-ever exhibition. The exhibit is a back-to-back feature of the works of Ms. Christina Bautista with the title "Images of Negros" and Ms. Joan Horidez's "Tale of Marapara.”

(L-R) Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod Art Gallery (Art Cove) opening and inaugural exhibit led by Executive Vice President of SM Hotels & Conventions Corp. Ms. Peggy E. Angeles, featured photographer Ms. Christina Bautista, featured artist Ms. Joan Honoridez, and Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod General Manager Mr. Sherwin Lucas.

"Art Cove is a reflection of the combined love for the arts shared by the locals of this region and by the SM Group. Through Art Cove, we wish to help the province cultivate and nurture more talents by serving as an avenue to showcase Negrosnanon art to travelers and amplify the art tourism in the province," said Sherwin Lucas, General Manager of Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod, on his speech. 

After the inaugural exhibit program, guests were led to the Marapara Plaza (Pool Deck) located at the 2nd level of the hotel to unveil the marker of the biggest mural in Negros followed by the Christmas launch program. A string ensemble welcomed the guests with classical tunes as they settled in for the evening festivities. Mayor Bing Leonardia and city administrator Atty. Edward Cuansing graced the occasion.

Vien King and De La Salle Bacolod chorale entertained the guests with musical performances.

The Christmas launch featured musical performances from the De La Salle chorale Bacolod and invited singer/host and commercial model Vien King.

To further keep the spirit of Christmas alive and to strengthen the hotel's corporate social responsibility program, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod partnered with Kalipay Negrense Bacolod. Percentage of the hotel's holiday hampers sales will be given to the foundation to support the basic needs of recovered treasures, a home for disadvantaged children.

The tree lighting ceremony was led by SM Hotels & Conventions Corp. EVP Ms. Peggy Angeles, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod GM Mr. Sherwin Lucas and Atty. Edward Cuansing, Bacolod City Administrator.

The hotel prepared unique, locally inspired cocktails with desserts that speak of the holidays to celebrate the festive season with more excitement.


About Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod

Part of the Radisson Hotel Group, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod is strategically located in downtown Bacolod, the capital of Negros Occidental province in the Philippines. An integral part of the SM City Bacolod mall complex with easy access to the SMX Convention Center, this vibrant upper midscale hotel is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod features 150 rooms and suites, outdoor pools for adults and children, a fitness center, four F&B outlets, and an art gallery dedicated to host regular art and photography exhibitions by local talents. Meeting planners can choose from three function rooms and two private dining rooms to host events.

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About SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC)

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) was established in April 2008 with the primary purpose of developing and managing the hotel and convention properties of SM Prime, one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia. SMHCC is guided by its mission to be the leading hotel and convention company in the Philippines and its vision to build and operate hotels and convention centers that take pride in Filipino warmth and hospitality.

SMHCC’s encouraging growth has propelled the company’s goal to double its portfolio throughout the country within the next five years. It is geared towards becoming a brand powerhouse that ultimately seeks to create an indelible mark in the country’s tourism industry.

Currently, the SMHCC portfolio is comprised of nine (9) hotel properties with a combined inventory of more than 2,200 rooms and close to 38,000 sqm. of leasable convention space. The list of properties under SMHCC includes Taal Vista Hotel, Pico Sands Hotel, Conrad Manila, Radisson Blu Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod, and the SMX Convention Centers and trade halls.

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SustainablySafe is SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.’s (SMHCC) health and hygiene program designed to provide its guests and staff with utmost safety and comfort. Ultimately, the program is aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of everyone under the care of SMHCC. SustainablySafe includes intensive and holistic sets of policies, following efficient and methodical procedures. It heralds a guest-centric approach in the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 and other diseases. The program is a reflection of SMHCC’s ideals that drive the company to remain dedicated, grateful, and mindful.