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F1 Hotel Manila Appoints Angelo Timban as Executive Chef

F1 Hotel Manila Appoints Angelo Timban as Executive Chef

An award-winning chef, emblazoned with his admirable skills & great knowledge in culinary, is now hailed as F1 Hotel Manila’s new executive chef, Angelo Chubby Timban. Chef Angelo, earned his magnificent skills from some of the industry’s largest names, such as Resorts World Manila, Discovery Suites, Shangri-La Boracay, Traders Hotel, and Manila Pavilion. With his astonishing experience, he is now more than prepared to showcase his marevelous talent in the central business district of the metro, Bonifacio Global City.

Formally appointed as the Executive Chef of F1 Hotel Manila, Chef Angelo will lead all the hotel’s kitchen operations, from F All-Day Dining (the hotel’s main restaurant), Canary Lounge (the hotel’s bar), and to all the banquet and social events. Chef Angelo has been exposed to culinary competitions and exhibitions for years, which makes him accustomed to bag awards as a product of his amazing skills. In accordance to this, Chef Angelo participated the World Food Expo from 2003 upto 2010. He also snatched the golden award for Philippine Culinary Cup 2014, and continued to gain honors in National Food Showdown 2014 as Silver Awardee for Chefs War Regional, not mentioning all the awards he gained years prior.

Aside from his talents in culinary, Chef Angelo takes out his time to other activities. Who would have known that a tough-looking guy like him is fond of Bonsai culturing? No doubt Chef Angelo has incorporated his creativity in cooking with bonsai breeding, which reflects to his great perspective in arts.

F1 Hotel Manila shall expect more delightful and flavorful dining experience as Chef Angelo takes on to local and international cuisine, with a modern twist on the country’s gastronomic traditions. Some of Chef Angelo’s signature recipes are Prawns with Charred Leek Mousse, Shitake Mushroom Gratin, Ika Sumi Maki, and more selection of dishes to look forward to.

Experience this whole new culinary adventure with Chef Angelo Chubby Timban by visiting F1 Hotel Manila. For inquiries, call 908-7888 or visit


F1 Hotel Manila’s One Click Away Hot Deals Discounts

Getting promos usually means catching expos and patiently waiting for announcement on discount releases. Worry no more as F1 Hotel Manila makes it easier for everyone with their new Hot Deals feature in their website.

F1 Hotel Manila launched its new website facet, the Hot Deals, as its main hub for hotel promotion and discounted packages. By visiting, guests will be greeted with a list of exciting treats the hotel has to offer – from room accommodations, food & drinks discounts, function room packages, and hottest activities and events.

Avail more than what you spend by getting the deals for both F All-Day Dining and Canary Lounge deals. These offers slashed off almost 60% of their original prices for a la carte dishes and drinks, which makes it more enjoyable for a whole dining experience. Indulging into a relaxing staycation isn’t always about spending extravagantly. F1 Hotel Manila offers in the Accommodation Category both Fort Suite and the Superior Room, which are suited for a cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Feasting on grand celebrations will be less of a hassle with F1 Hot Deals. The feature showcases dedicated high-quality service and amenities for banquet occasion, reducing the price up to 50% off for either 30 or 50 attendees. Other fascinating deals could be availed such as discounts on Halloween Trick or Treat Party, as well as pampering and wellness services for Spa.                               Great packages are just one click away by visiting To learn more, you may call 908-7888.


#F1Cares: F1 Hotel Manila Community Engagement Programme

#F1Cares: F1 Hotel Manila Community Engagement Programme

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community,”

F1 Hotel Manila carried out its first corporate social responsibility last September 2, 2017. “F1 Cares: Community Engagement Programme”, which was led by the hotel’s execom, was done to highlight the company’s great compassion towards social awareness.

Being an institution that values its responsibility not only to the company, but also to community’s environmental and social wellbeing, F1 Hotel Manila reached out to organizations that help the elderly and deaf community.

The hotel chose two community organizations for the “F1 Cares” campaign. Talking Hands, a deaf education center, is an organization that provides programs and services to children with hearing-impairment and their families through the project: ESTE- Ending Silence Through Education Programs. GRACES, or Golden Reception & Action Center for the Elderly and other Special Cases (formerly as Golden Acres Home for the Elderly), is one of four homes for the elderly under the DSWD, which houses 288 senior citizens rescued from the streets or from families that can no longer take care of them.

Aside from providing humble donations, F1 Hotel Manila aims to continue a strong relationship with these beneficiaries, by planning to extend internships to Talking Hands students, and conducting activities with Grace’s. With the hotel’s success for five years, it is only rightful to give back to community, and become socially responsible. F1 Hotel Manila is located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

For inquiries, call 908-7888, or e-mail to


Iconic Apo View Hotel, a game changer in Davao City

Iconic Apo View Hotel, a game changer in Davao City

Apo View Hotel, a premier landmark in Davao City, continues to be a game changer as it ushers a new management team to keep up with the soaring travel and tourism industry in the country.

Data from the Department of Tourism registered consistent growth in inbound traffic with a total of 2,882,737 visitors for the first five months of 2017. This volume of travellers provides a great opportunity for the local tourism industry in the country.

The city of Davao remains one of the favorite travel destinations of local and international travelers. Tourists flock to Davao City to explore nature and various attractions, meet the people and immerse in its culture.

This second half of 2017, the Apo View Hotel is embarking on significant developments to seize the opportunity opened up by the influx of tourists in Davao province. “We anticipate the onset of more and more tourists, thus we are committed in further improving our facilities and services as part of our efforts in providing comfortable accommodations, world-class facilities and amenities, and sustaining the tourism growth in the region,” said Laurence ‘Louie’ Peña, the new Chief Operating Officer who now leads the Apo View Hotel team at an intimate event held during he Kadayawan Festival in Davao.

Peña is an experienced hotelier with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry in prominent hotels in the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and London. He has held significant positions in various hotels including Dubai’s crown jewel, Burj Al Arab Hotel among others. With his experience along with the hotel’s rich history, Peña and his team is devoted in providing unparalleled service and enjoyable stay at the Apo View Hotel.






“Quality, privacy, convenience and comfort are things that we promise to our customers and that’s exactly what we aim to deliver,” adds Peña.

Established in 1948, Apo View is the first hotel that was built in Davao City and also the second oldest hotel in the Philippines. It is strategically situated at the heart of the bustling Central Business District (CBD) of Davao City. Its rich history transcended to decades of quality service and unmatched hospitality for travellers.

Apo View Hotel features 156 smartly designed rooms that cater to every price point. Each room is equipped with airconditioning unit, dual-temperature shower, LED TV with access to cable channels, hypo-allergenic pillows, chiropractic beds, free wifi, in-room safety deposit boxes and standby power generator for an uninterrupted power supply.

The Hotel also offers a wide selection of local and international cuisine available at the hotel’s all-day dining buffet restaurant located at the lobby, at Café Josefina, at the Blue Room, and at Davao’s oldest Casino, the Casino Filipino Players Club. Aside from our three restaurants and a casino, the hotel also offers a full-service 24-hour in room dining. Each of the restaurants features international comfort food classics served in a modern way alongside the best local dishes that Davao City has to offer.

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Island Cove’s New Business Venture

Island Cove’s New Business Venture

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is known to be the most sought resort in the province of Cavite. The company has provided leisure, relaxation and amazing dining experience to the Filipinos in the past 20 years. As the company grows, new business developments are realized.

Since Island Cove is known for its events and functions, the company has opened its first ever food service solutions called Island Cove Food Services, Inc. (ICFS). ICFS provides catering service solutions for socials and corporate events held outside the resort, volume food preparation and delivery, pre cooked/ portioned food supplies and healthy meal plans.

Island Cove has seen the potential of sharing its expertise in the field of Hospitality Management to individuals who wish to polish their craft. Because of this, the company has decided to open its first learning institution – the International Skills Learning Academy or ISLA. ISLA offers TESDA courses (such as Housekeeping) and lifestyle courses such as Kiddie Cooking Class, Baking Class and Events Management. ISLA also offers FoodSHAP Food Safety courses. Completers of the course will be accredited as licensed food handlers by the Department of Health.

Island Cove is also very much excited to address the laundry service needs of the nearby hotels and accommodations as it offers its own Laundry Service. The Island Cove Laundry Service offers state of the art industrial sized washers, ironers and dryers that are managed by experts in the field of Housekeeping and Laundry Service.

To know more about Island Cove’s new products, you may call: (046) 434 4313 or 0917 706 1406.


Business Development Manager
Island Cove Food Services
International Skills Learning Academy
Island Cove Laundry Service

(+6346) 434 4313
Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park
Covelandia Road, Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite




For a wedding to be perfect, it is important that it is scheduled at the right time and is planned very well. Timely enough, this month of June, City Garden Grand Hotel invites you and your partner in an event that will give you an insight of an ideal wedding experience.
City Garden Grand Hotel invites you to experience your dream wedding and help you turn it into reality. “THE GRAND AFFAIR” is a grand wedding and food tasting event wherein City Garden j Hotel will allow guests and clients to get a taste of the best-selling dishes from appetizers, main course, and down to the desserts. This will also give you the opportunity to have a glimpse of the hotel’s wedding set-up and experience a real event at the Rosemary Ballroom of City Garden Grand Hotel.

The GRAND Affair is a wedding showcase that will help you plan and prepare for your perfect dream wedding. In this year’s wedding theme, City Garden Grand Hotel will present to you the “Rustic Chic” and “Whimsical Garden” theme set-up. Aside from the wedding theme set-up and food tasting, there will also be suppliers that will exhibit their services and products, which can be really helpful in every last detail on your wedding.
Event coordinators such as “Wedding Bachelors” and “Event Tree” will be present to help you with all the planning, and a photo and video company, “Photo Farm”, will also be there to help you on some ideas in capturing the perfect moments on your wedding day.

For style inspiration, a mini fashion show will also be held in the event, showcasing popular trends in wedding gowns and barongs from some of the local designers. And the event will be serenaded by a quartet performance of SJT Music.
The GRAND Affair is the 2nd wedding event of City Garden Grand Hotel and it will be on June 25, 2017, 10am-4pm, at the 31st Floor Rosemary Ballroom. Take your partner in the event and get insights and inspirations for your dream wedding. For event inquiries, please feel free to contact +639175533179 or 09178533902, or email us at


Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila is set to formally open in April 2017.



CDC Holdings and Ascott mark another milestone with  Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila
Brings the comfort of home with the excellent service of a hotel to North of Manila
CDC Holdings and The Ascott Limited (Ascott) recently reached another milestone as CDC Holdings handed over its second residence project to Ascott.

The Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila is the newest international serviced residence located in the bustling Ortigas Center in Pasig City. The 32-storey mixed-use property combines 290 serviced residences managed by Ascott and 96 residential condominiums in the thriving North of Manila. Ortigas Center is one of the metro’s major commercial and business districts, which is home to multinationals, BPOs, and pharmaceutical companies. Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila is expected to answer the discerning needs of expats, young business executives and long-term leisure travellers looking for a luxurious accommodation that provides the comfort and warmth of home, as well as an efficient, and professional service of a hotel.

“With Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila, CDC Holdings has gone above and beyond to deliver an outstanding property in a most-sought after location in Ortigas,” shares Elsie Chua, president and chief executive of CDC Holdings, Inc., the development company behind the newest serviced residence property in Ortigas.

Chua adds, “With this latest project, CDC has captured the vibrancy of the Citadines brand and combined it with the beauty and colors of nature, creating a perfect palette uniquely its own.”

Celebrating Nature, Vibrant Global Living
Residents and guests will truly feel at home with this newest serviced residence with its well-thought-of interiors and tasteful and vibrant design that magnify the property’s distinctive artsy vibe mixed with elements of nature. CDC Holdings has tapped RMDA Architects, spearheaded by Architect Rolly Mercado and Almario & Associates under Cynthia and Ivy Almario, for the design aesthetics.

All throughout the building, greenery is incorporated as part of the building features. For a cohesive look design pieces are likewise inspired by nature, including the hallway carpets and couches in vibrant green color that are found in the lobby. This are also feature unique and innovative designs like Kenneth Cobonpue’s “The Bloom Chair,” an award-winning lounge piece reminiscent of the delicate soft petals of the Hibiscus-flower. And to add Filipino touch, the apartments’ interiors have various displays of framed photos of indigenous Filipino materials like the vibrant banig and the intricate barong, which are likewise works of art.

Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila features pockets of green with its garden deck found at the building’s 4th floor, providing the serenity and beauty of nature amidst the bustling city.






A mixed-use property and Service Excellence
The successful partnership between CDC Holdings and The Ascott Limited began 17 years ago with Somerset Millennium in Makati.

Arthur Gindap, The Ascott Limited’s Regional General Manager for the Philippines and Thailand said, “We have been working closely with CDC Holdings for almost two decades already. Our first collaboration, the Somerset Millennium Makati, has created a solid foundation of our partnership and we look forward to this second venture with them with the opening of Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila, which is Ascott’s first managed property North of Manila.

With a portfolio of over 290 properties spread out across 100 cities worldwide, The Ascott Limited is the world’s biggest international serviced residence owner-operator. The Ascott brand is a reputable name in property management.

Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila offers corporate guests and leisure travelers 290 premier units located from the 4th to the 24th floor, ranging from studio to one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Each unit is spacious and reminiscent of home, with separate living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen and wireless internet. Art comes to life in the property with its vibrant design, artworks and other pieces, making it a unique home in the city. Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila also has a guest lounge, garden deck, swimming pool and a fitness center for residents’ and guests’ exclusive use.


Meanwhile, CDC Millennium Ortigas, the residential apartments located from the 25th to the 30th floor, have a private entrance along Sapphire Road. There are also separate amenities (pool and Sky Lounge) at the 31st and 32nd floors. The residential apartments cater primarily to independent professionals who love city living. CDC Millennium Ortigas’ location provides easy access to other key areas such as Pasig, Greenhills, Mandaluyong, and Makati.

Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila is set to formally open in April 2017.

Which Road Leads to Madison 101 Hotel + Tower?




Sharing with you my staycation experience here at Madison 101 Hotel+Tower

Which Road Leads to Madison 101 Hotel and Towers?

With all the busy schedule and traffic i encounter everyday, it was a relief when i checked in at Madison 101 hotel and tower. it was not what I  really expected since the location is at the busy street of Aurora Boulevard, Gilmore and LRT line 2. So i was thinking it would be just the same hotels along streets.

The place was so cozy upon entering and the staff was so warm while welcoming us at the Lobby Reception Area, To think we where Batch 4 Bloggers. I love the interior of the lobby, Madison 101 is not only a hotel but also a Transient and Events Place,
It can accommodate students from nearby schools. There they have an affordable rates and students can choose how many roomates they want. There is also a cafeteria which cater to students who are checked in and wants to study outside their dorm. But outsiders are also welcome to dine in and study as well. But guest are allowed up to 11pm only.

Welcome.note from the Hotel

During our overnight stay, We stayed in a Double Superior which has all the ammenities that 5 star hotels offer. Free wifi (which was really fast), 24/7 Housekeeping & Maintenance Service, 24:7 Security & Cctv Cameras, nearby malls attractions, laundry services, cafeteria, parking spaces, a spa services and coffee shop.

We get to tour all the different hotel rooms which was really spacious, but the 2 rooms that attract me was the premiere and the presidential suite. The premiere was a room at the corner or the hotel that capture all the view of the places around the area even the train. It has a cozy couch at the living room that is so enticing. You can catch the sunset and the sunrise view.
The presidential suite is the biggest room since it has a wide living, room, dining room , kitchen, jacuzzi, rock garden and a bar and has 2 bedroom compete with toilet and bath. They have elegant interior design.


I assure you on my next check in i will stay at the presidential suite or premiere. They also gave us a full body massage service while I let my daughter do her homeschooling at the cafeteria which I really appreciate much. Looking for a quiet place to study is hard for homeschooling mom. They also served our dinner inside the room which is nice.

We also get to taste the coffee they served at the Coffee shop before we went to bed.

Honestly speaking i slept well during the night and i never heard any noise from thr street. It was so amazing and they told me that all the room are sound proof. And a breakfast in bed was also good.

To sum up our experience at Madison 101 Hotel + Tower i will say it was great and thumbs up!. The place was clean and well maintained.I am already recommending it to my friends so they can really experience what I am saying.
Thank you to all the staff of Madison 101 Hotel+Tower.
For inquiries and reservation contact 723-1111 & 09369119039 or email at

TravelBookPH First Blogger Affiliate Get Together Event At The Legend Villas



The first ever Blogger Affiliate Get Together has been a huge success! From the event proper, to The Legend Villas Hotel Tour, and Buffet Lunch of Lola Maria Restaurant ,’s Blogger Affiliates surely enjoyed the rest of the day!
True to its word, with the event’s fun and interactive contests, games, raffles, and networking opportunities, the blogger affiliates together with TravelBook’s Business Development Team had a great and exciting day to remember.
The Legend Villas toured the blogger affiliates around the hotel to check their elegant Function Rooms, and different hotel room types.

received_10153849734991581 Blogger Affiliates in action as The Legend Villas Staff toured them around the place


Buffet Lunch at Datu Room by Lola Maria Restaurant

Here are some of the experiences of some of our Blogger Affiliates who attended the Get Together at The Legend Villas:
“The event was fun and at the same time informative. I was able to get to know other bloggers through the different fun activities and gained more information about, its Blogger Affiliate Program and about The Legend Villas as well.” – Carl Dizon,
“Yesterday was a milestone for me as a blogger. For twenty-two months, my introverted self was alone in “my blogging world”. Finally, I found the courage to go out there and meet like-minded people (who turned out to be really nice, by the way). Thank you TravelBook Philippines and The Legend Villas and to all other sponsors for my first ever official blogger event!” – Katrina Singson,
“One of the most interactive and fun Bloggers Affiliate events I had attended. A simple forgetting other stuff in blogging and just enjoy the laughter and fun during the event. Everyone is accommodating. Looking forward for a more fun and exciting events, and to be part of TravelBook Blogger Getaways. Kudos to the Team!” – Leomy Sanchez,
Merci Beaucoup to TravelBookPH Get Together. A day of journey full of fun, games, prizes, learning, warmth, and sumptuous feast. Cheers! Till the next journey!” – Ma. Victoria Cruz,
“ Affiliate Get Together has been a delight! Meeting and interacting with the other affiliates was fun. Awesome venue as well, very warm welcome, accommodating Ladies, always wearing their smiles!” – Rey Esteves,
“I was scammed! I was not informed that the event would be so fun and exciting. Aside from enjoying the activities and sumptuous food, I was able to meet and mingle with other bloggers too!” – Kerwin Lawrence Octavo;



This event will not be made possible without our generous sponsors:,The Legend Villas, Lola Maria Restaurant, Get Go PH, Thumbprints Trading Inc., PhotoBook Worldwide, Climb Central Manila, Ortius International Inc., LifeKit, Zalora Philippines, Vivo Lumio Your To-Go Kit, and Pisig Ad Network. is the fastest growing Online Travel Agency (OTA) in the Philippines which boasts more than 2,700 hotel listings all over the country. If you are a blogger and you want to earn more with your blog and attend exclusive events, trainings, seminars, and blogger getaways to different Philippine destinations, please sign up at



Be a Queen for a Day at Villa Jhoana Resorts Hotel Mansion in Angono



This summer i had a chance to take a rest and relax in one of the captivating Resort here at the heart of Angono.There are times most  of us look for Resort outside the metro which takes us more than an hour or more just to relax and feel the nature. That is fine but if you want accessibility and more bonding time try going East. Here at Binangonan and Angono there are lots of Resort you can enjoy.





“Be a Queen”,  “Live Like Your Own Mansion”…was the experience I got when we had an overnight at Villa Jhoana Resort.

Villa Jhoana Resort is a recently eatablished mansion resort nestled in the municipality of Angono, Rizal. It offers perfect alternative for travellers who wants to get away from the busy crowd and unwind, bond with family and friends. Making every experience here at Villa Jhoana Resort memorable to every family that stays here.

The resort aims to provide high quality services at competitive prices both leisure and corporate clients. We have seven air conditioned rooms and other function areas wherein our guest can make the most out of it. In assuring that guest will have a pleasant stay at the resort, our ammenities are well manager by our professional and friendly staff to ensure the cleanliness and safety of everyone.

There are places that you can visit during yout stay here that can add to your itinerary like the Balaw balaw and atelier reataurant with painting, blanco family museum and wawa lake.

It is an ideal venue for weddings, debut, birthdays and other special gatherings. Pamper yourselves and enjoy celebrating your special event here at Villa Jhoana Resort “Live Like Your Own Mansion”


Thank you  Ms.Liezel Goco for the warm welcome and accommodation.

Balaw balaw and atelier reataurant with painting, blanco family museum and wawa lake.

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