Seda in the City

A night to remember. From the socialites to the media, almost all notable Kagayanon faces from different entities graced the party last Saturday held at the newest attraction in Cagayan de Oro, the Seda Hotel. Dubbed as “Seda in the City,” it is the hotel’s way of opening doors to the Kagayanon community.

From Left to Right: Lorenzo Tang – Hotel Manager of Seda Centrio, Andrea Mastellone – Group General Manager of Ayala Hotels and Resorts, and Michael Alexis C. Legaspi – COO of Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts

It all started with an exclusive press conference together with the invited media outlets of Cagayan de Oro. Michael Alexis C. Legaspi, Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts chief operating officer; Andrea Mastellone, Group General Manager of Ayala Hotels and Resorts; and Lorenzo Tang, Hotel Manager of Seda Centrio welcomed the press. Mr. Legaspi emphasized that although Seda Hotel is rated four star, it offers an exceptional service and amenities at par with five star hotels. Well, it shows.

After the press conference, we were toured around Seda. I could not help but notice the simple yet classy design of the hotel which is dominantly in earth colors. I will discuss more about them in my next article.

Then, the party began. People started to fill in the Misto Restaurant and the poolside at the hotel’s fourth floor. A wide array of food and drinks were all waiting for the guests. The live band music had set everyone’s mood even lighter. The fact that the crowd came from different sectors, there was enough diversity in interests creating good conversations. But I had a concern. My friend Tom did not attend the party so I was a bit anxious. I thought I would be bored and feel out of place only to  realize that I already spent three hours chit-chatting with people that I just met. I had a blast with my new found friends from CDO Bloggers headed by Vic Marion Madriaga and I was also catching up with some college friends who surprisingly were there like Joy Bual of Rustan’s.

Dr Mavie de Leon (second from the left) and friends

CDO Bloggers and friends

Yours truly and CDO Bloggers

Mike Banos (third from left), ABS-CBN Donna Ocampo (beside Mike Banos) and CDO Press

I also felt Seda’s effort of really reaching out to every Kagayanon. The big bosses of the hotel joined the tables and conversed with the guests. They were so open and accommodating. On the other hand, celebrities like Mark Bautista was also there joining his fellow Kagayanons. Everybody was really in the mood of partying. It was all about good vibes.

La Vetta’s Restaurant owner Chef Cardsten Radke with Mike Banos and Seda Hotel Manager Lorenzo Tang

CDO Famous Fashion Designer Benjie S. Manuel (first from the left) and friends

After a few more sips of blue vodka and hilarious conversations, I took my graceful exit. Indeed, Seda in the City was a perfect way of letting the Kagayanons know that a new attraction has risen, an urban lifestyle hotel and an exceptional venue for relaxation, play, events, and gatherings. Without a doubt, Kagayanons have embraced the presence of Seda Hotel, even proud to have one.