Davao City (November 30, 2013) — Park Inn by Radisson Davao welcomed the holiday season with a simple but meaningful Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Ms. Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp., graced the ceremony which was witnessed by hotel staff, in-house guests, and associates from the SM group of companies.
Mr. Paul Rene Lee, Senior Vice President and Owners’ Representative for SM Hotels and Conventions Corp., opened the program with a short speech. “Christmas couldn’t have come at a more important time. It’s a time of giving; A time to give back and be a blessing to others. Christmas reminds us about the significance of Life, and that we are all here for a purpose and for someone besides ourselves. May the Christmas tree we light be a symbol of hope to all, especially to those affected by Typhoon Yolanda. We are proud to be part of the SM family, which continues to send aid and assistance to survivors of the recent typhoon. Let us keep the true spirit of Christmas alive by sharing comfort, love and joy, in whatever way we can, to those in need and despair. We wish you all a truly blessed, safe and memorable Christmas.”
After the welcome message, Ms. Sy turned on the switch and the 3 Christmas trees in the lobby, styled with silver and gold décors, all lit up simultaneously with the other Christmas lights around the hotel. The children from the SongSpell choir gave a heart-warming rendition of popular Christmas songs such as the Little Drummer Boy, Silent Night, Joy to the World, Gloria, and Mary’s Boy Child.
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Source: SMIC Investor Relations