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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Midori Clark Hotel and Casino: The ASEAN 2017 Experience | Heads of State Welcome Dinner

Last November 11, 2017, Midori Clark Hotel and Casino once again proved the service and hospitality beyond borders for the ASEAN 2017 Welcome Dinner for Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

GM Vic Chan with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen

GM Vic Chan with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

The event was hosted by the former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. 


Delightedly chosen as the venue for the said welcome dinner gave an inevitable experience for the whole community of Midori Clark. Welcoming and having the notables and luminaries in the world is much pleasure, considering that we are representing the province of Pampanga as the venue for the historic event.

Aside from the Heads of State, the welcome dinner was also attended by the local and national leaders.


Local showbiz power-couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes joined the dinner who were invited by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

GM Vic Chan in Action

Heading the service and hospitality beyond borders was the hard working Vic Chan, Midori Clark Hotel’s General Manager. He keeps on reminding everyone that every single detail of the event matters, being the General Manager he started to collide the staff to practice and mandate the duties and responsibilities of each and everyone. As a great leader, he proves that he is a great example of a man of hospitality in action.







The Preparations

Learning from the Defense Ministers’ Welcome Dinner last October 23, 2017. A series of coordination meeting was held in order to address the minimal concerns during the previous event. Every single detailed was planned, for the pre up to the post-event. 



Getting in touch with the suppliers, security, partners and national organizing committee. Receiving an exemplary rating from the last Defense Ministers’ Welcome Dinner challenge the team to work and provide a remarkable service for the historic event.

For a couple of weeks, the Midori Clark Hotel waiter and waitress had an extensive review of the banquet service, rehearsals for the parade of waiter and an illustration of the service to be rendered.


The grandiose Festa Hall was minimally transformed to fit the theme of the event, cutleries were installed, red carpet was mounted from the lobby up to the hall and signage and standees were up for a complete ASEAN 2017 vibes.




Filipino Specialties by Chef Marcos Dungca

Midori Clark Hotel and Casino Executive Chef, Marcos Dungca prepared the foods served during the Heads of State Welcome Dinner. Highlighting the Filipino cuisine, part of the menu for the appetizer is the Hipon sa Tanglad, Mango and Pako for salad, Suam na Mais at Halaan for the soup, Isda sa gata as the main course and a trio of local dessert were also served.




Hospitality and Service not only beyond borders but limits

After the ASEAN 2017, Midori Clark Hotel and Casino is looking forward to more milestones. Being part of the national and international events plays a vivacious and definitely dynamic role for every Midori staff. It is proven that Midori Clark Hotel and Casino doesn’t settle for the norms but goes beyond. 


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Making Spirits Bright at Midori this Yuletide Season

Sparkling lights, lavish feast and colorful spectacle! Only few of the BRIGHT Christmas spirits to celebrate this Yuletide season at Midori Clark Hotel and Casino.
The BRIGHT celebration filled with marvels and spectacles for your holiday retreat. Bring gladness to life as you spend the most wonderful time of the year with the people you love at the warm comforts of the hotel’s cozy luxurious rooms to the lavish festive offerings.


FesTEAve Afternoon this Yuletide Season

Welcome the festive season with our classic Afternoon Tea which has been revamped for a festive experience. Along with the assortment of savory delights which includes smoked salmon, pork ham leg, egg and cucumber and turkey ham. An array of indulgent pastries such as walnut towe, cream puff, chocolate cupcakes, cranberry and yogurt scones and jams served with Twining’s tea selections will surely entice the discriminating palates. The Festive Afternoon Tea is an exclusive experience to be remembered with good friends during this special season. The Festive Afternoon Tea is priced at Php 700 nett for two (2) persons. Available from December 1-31, 2017, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Café’ Midori.


Gastronomic Festive Gathering

Find out an array of irresistible delights in the most wonderful time of the year at the Week-long Festive Feast at Toscana Dining - Midori Clark Hotel and Casino’s Main dining outlet. The well-known buffet dining restaurant will bring a bountiful festive dinner from December 17-23.

This will feature special hot and cold carvings such as roasted whole turkey, U.S. beef chuck roast, smoked salmon, beef pastrami, beef roulade in pesto crust, beef wellington, roast rib-eye steak, fish terrine, chicken mortadella, turkey ham plus an offering of a delectable yuletide spread of International dishes. Available for only Php 1,299 nett and Php 650 nett for children ages 4-12 years old. Dinner opens from 6:00 p.m. up to 10 p.m. 

Worry no more about the holiday rush and not having the time to prepare the perfect Yuletide feast. A Night before Christmas Special Dinner awaits at the hotel’s grand ballroom. Divulge dinner buffet made extra-special for discerning guests paired with a fun-filled jamboree of your most-loved carols and all-time Christmas hits. Santa will also be giving treats to kids. Prepare your stomach with aperitif and hors-d'oeuvres as pre-dinner cocktails will be served at Café’ Midori to all confirmed attendees.

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet is priced at Php 1,700 nett and Php 850 nett for children ages 4-12 years old. Pre-dinner cocktail starts at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Café’ Midori and dinner follow after.



Better watch out and better not cry! No Christmas will be complete without Santa Claus spreading cheer and making wishes come true. The iconic Santa Claus will be present at the Hotel to give cheers and fun for everyone.

Christmas Indulgences  

Sparkling, astonishing and towering, the Giant Christmas tree in the lobby makes the Christmas spirits come alive. A spectacular 20ft Christmas tree themed with glittering red, mélange of gold and silver makes it picturesque and give a complete brighter Christmas spirits.

Along the side is the cutesy Ginger Bread house which is fun-filled with sweets and desserts. Binge the yuletide cheer with an array of confectionary goodness with the available Christmas Treats such as bread, cookies, cakes, and pastries perfectly paired with Café Midori Christmas coffee specialties from December 1 to January 6.

Bequeath the gift of wellness, serenity, and feast with gift certificates from Chan Spa or Toscana Dining. 
Want a complete Christmas-y feels? The cold breeze of air brings the sweet and inviting sounds of Christmas hymns at the whole hotel. The trees and the edifices have now been hung with the colorful and bright lights that seemingly play with everyone whom they attracted with their magnificence at the Midori Garden.
 Be the BRIGHTEST in Welcoming 2018


Welcome 2018 in style with glitz and gustoes as Midori Clark Hotel and Casino presents Sparkles and Spirits: A Year-Ender Gala Dinner. Decked with all things that sparkle, the grandiose lobby will give you a remarkable New Year celebration that will last a lifetime. Dress your glittery red or gold and join the party featuring a live music entertainment with a pass-a-round cocktail.
Before the clock strikes 12, be ready for a party with a famed disc-jockey at the poolside and light the sparklers with the fireworks display!
Year Ender Gala Dinner is priced at Php 1800 nett for walk-in guests. A special rate of Php 1,600 nett for in-house guests. Children 4-12 years old will be charged at Php 900 nett. 

Limited seats only! For inquiries and reservations, please contact us at 308 8888 or email marketing@midorihotel.com. Visit www.midorihotel.com or stay connected, like Facebook.com/midoriclarkhotel, follow @midoriclark on Twitter and @midorihotelcasino on Instagram.   

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Lights Up! A brighter Christmas at Midori Clark Hotel and Casino

Christmas is really here and definitely bright as  Midori Clark Hotel and Casino launches the second leg of Angels’ Dream 2017 along with the Giant Christmas tree Lighting Ceremony held last Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Hotel Lobby.

This ceremony kicks off the month-long run of this year’s Angels Dream plus the celebration of the Making Spirits Bright hotel festivities.

During the launch, some of the 600 Aeta kids who were the beneficiaries of this year’s movement joined the celebration.


The towering 20ft tall Christmas tree and the set-up prior the event starts.


 Some of the 600 Aeta Beneficiaries of the Angels' Dream 2017



Ms. Darlene Achumbre - Assistant Sales and Marketing Manager  with Mr. Amir Medina - Public Relations Officer hosting the event


“With the tagline "Be a Blessing by Giving", Angels’ Dream 2017 aims to beat 2016 record by fulfilling the wishes of 600 Aeta kids. We are encouraging our guests and business partners to sponsor a child wish. All together we can make Christmas even brighter, more meaningful and something that always leaves a jolly mark in the heart”. GM Vic Chan says.

Aeta Kids showcasing their talents by featuring their indigenous songs and dances which entertained the guests and sponsors of the event.





One of the highlights of the event was the hanging of wish cards, wherein kids hung up their wishes into the Hotel’s Christmas tree. These symbolize that these wishes and dreams of the little youngsters can be fulfilled by the heaven-sent from above or the partners of the breakthrough.




Highlighting the event was the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony which was spearheaded by the Midori Clark Hotel and Casino’s Top Management - Mr. Vic Chan the Hotel General Manager, Mr. Manny Aure the Casino General Manager together with its subsidiaries Mr. Rafael Suarez, the Aqua Planet Manager, OVBD Shift Manager Ms. Kim Lansang and Mr. James Lee of Eagle Sky.




Certificates of Appreciation were also awarded by the participating schools to Midori Clark Hotel and Casino executives and some fruits, vegetables and root crops were also given by Aeta Kids as a gesture of gratitude.



Representative from Gentry International School also gave an early Christmas treat by serenading the kids and guests.


  
Mr. Manny Aure, Midori Casino General Manager delivering his closing remarks.

After the launch, Aeta kids together with the top management poses under the towering Christmas tree.




Kids who attended the launch also received an early treat at Toscana Dining.



Before the send-off, kids also enjoyed some games by Gentry International School.





The Angels’ Dream 2017 is in partnership with Gentry International School, BBI Foundation, Aqua Planet, OVBD and Eagle Sky.

Support the breakthrough, help us in making spirits bright and be a blessing by giving this Christmas! We've got many great ways for you to do. You may approach the Front Desk Team or contact us at +63 45 308 8888 / +63 917 653 6666 or email marketing@midorihotel.com.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Midori Clark Hotel and Casino: The ASEAN 2017 Experience | Defense Ministers' Welcome Dinner

Midori Clark Hotel and Casino was recently pleased to welcome the delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN during the period from 23rd to 25th of October 2017.

Being part of the Philippines’ ASEAN chairmanship coincides with a historic milestone event—the 50th anniversary of the Association and the first time of Midori Clark Hotel and Casino to longed-for the ASEAN delegates.

The Preparations

It took more than a quarter for the preparations of the momentous event held at Midori Clark Hotel and Casino. The hotel must be always set with such events but everything we’re planned even up to the single detail of the stay and event. Welcoming the delegates with the Midori way must be a trademark to the delegates that they shall not forget. Daily inspection was held, re-touches of the facilities and amenities were done, security for the whole vicinity was tightened and series of coordination meetings were also made. Major preparations were done specifically for the Defense Ministers Welcome Dinner which was held at the Hotel’s ballroom - Festa hall.




Photo during the 2016 ASEAN inspection with GM Vic Chan and the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council Director-General for Operations, Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr.


Welcoming the Delegates thru the Welcome Dinner

The Midori’s ASEAN experience would have been the Welcome Dinner, here every single detail was planned in accord with the request of the Department of National Defense. 






Festa Hall during the ASEAN 2017 preparations

The event coordination was handled by Events and Concepts, the Filipino inspired event set-up was made by Blooms 2710 while the ambiance lights and sounds were from Gig Lights and Sounds. 





Entertainment was also present such as the Pangkat Kawayan who welcomed the delegates at the Hotel Lobby.




Each staff together with the hotel’s General Manager – Vic Chan were present in providing the Midori way of welcoming the delegates.

  Dept. Of National Defense Secretary - Maj. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana



Arrival of the ASEAN 2017 Delegates





























The ASEAN 2017 Experience – Providing Service and Hospitality beyond Borders



For Midori Clark Hotel and Casino, “It was an overwhelming experience”. Handling a big event for the first time break a milestone for the whole hotel in which everyone was able to experience such prestigious event. Cooperation and teamwork were proven by the Midori employees and it only proves that Midori Clark Hotel provides service and hospitality beyond borders.


The Midori Clark Hotel Staff poses with the ASEAN 2017 Letter standees


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