One of Davao’s much-awaited events of the season is The Royal Mandaya Hotel’s traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
The giant hotel Christmas tree was finally up and sparkling on December 1 with the switching on rites held at the hotel’s grand lobby.
The ceremony was witnessed by no less than Department of Tourism regional director Roberto P. Alabado III with the hotel’s matriarch Violy Y. Escandor, grand daughter Irina Glenne D. Escandor and TRMH general manager Mr. Benjamen J. Banzon, Jr.
“It has always been our tradition to put up the Christmas tree in celebration of the Christmas season. This year, the tree blended well with the renovations of the hotel,” said Banzon.
The hotel underwent a P14 million renovation which was inaugurated on the same occasion.
Rev. Amado Arroyo blessed the hotel’s towering holiday tree as the Davao Girls choir performed 25 minutes of lively Christmas songs.