A grand upgrade

Davao’s iconic homegrown luxury hotel just got grander. The Royal Mandaya Hotel has upgraded its facilities to the tune of P14 Million and the new look has gotten oohs and aahs from its guests.

Entering the hotel’s main lobby, the first telltale sign of the novelties are the dazzling raindrop chandeliers illuminating its main lobby.

Turning up to one of Dvao’s most popular meeting venues–the Kamayo Cafe–was spruced up and has beecome a lot more spacious. From its high ceiling are raindrop-inspired chandeliers with one side framed with mother of pearl shell tiles handcrafted from Cebu.

The Cafe likewise transformed its VIP room into one of the hotel’s showpiece relocating it to an elevated corner all glassed up to its sides overlooking the hotel’s façade and a view of the city’s famous J. Palma St. It can accommodate 33 diners comfortably. Aside from its looks, the hotel’s battery of chefs also whipped up some new, exciting selections.

TRMH general manager Benjamen Banzon, during the inauguration of the hotel’s newly-renovated facilities, said the renovations are their way of saying that the hotel aims to forge ahead or to be at par with the best in the industry.

The main man behind the new look–Architect James Jao–bared the theme of the renovations is ‘eco-deco’ design representing the best pieces of the Philippines.

Department of Tourism regional director Roberto Alabado praised the hotel management for its continued approach towards improving its facilities as the truly Davao homegrown establishment represents the region in the hotel industry.

The changes in TRMH, however, does not end there. Soon, it will add a third tower. Excitement times ahead for Davao’s royal pride.