Paskwa Sa Panai - Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo’s First Yuletide Season Celebration

November 23, 2019

Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo ushers its very first Yuletide season celebration with the theme “Paskwa sa Panai”. The concept focuses on Iloilo City’s naturally colorful and festive Holiday customs and traditions - which the Ilonggos are known.



To enliven the spirit of the Ilonggo tradition and incorporate it during the Christmas season, Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo partnered with Cham Lopez, Balai Hablon and Atelier de Hablon. The group behind the contemporary yet classy and culture-based Christmas designs at the hotel, created with higher value for local handwoven textiles and provided sustainable livelihood to the community.

The highlight of the hotel’s Christmas decor is Hablon, a hand-woven textile used for clothes and tablecloths that originated in Miag-ao - one of the towns in Iloilo that capitalized the hablon industry. It is taken from the word “Habol” which means “to weave” in Hiligaynon. Traditionally, it is made with local fibers such as piña, abaca, and cotton.
The hotel has set up a 12-feet Christmas Tree at the lobby for the Christmas Tree Lighting program, mainly decorated with Christmas balls wrapped in hablon cloth, hablon angels, rattan balls and Capiz stars. The main idea of the hotel is not just to celebrate and highlight the local tradition of Iloilo City but also to promote the talents of the local weavers and craftsmen inside and outside of Iloilo City.
The custom-made Christmas balls wrapped in hablon weaves and hablon angels were specially made by Balai Hablon and woven in Miag-ao, Iloilo. It was formed by mother sewers and crafters in  Sooc Social Ventures, Inc. in Iloilo City. While, the rattan balls or Sig-id balls were crafted by locals from Visayan provinces such as Cebu, Iloilo and Negros. The Capiz stars were also made by the craftsmen and women from Capiz Parol in Novaliches, Quezon City.
 
Holiday Goodies and Promos!

This also officially launches the limited-edition Christmas goodies specially prepared by Chef Vance Bolivar, the hotel’s Sous Chef. Home-made Christmas jams, cookies, hampers and hams are up for grabs at the hotel. Part of the proceeds from the goodies will go to SOS Children’s Village Iloilo, a private, non-political, non-denominational organization that provides long-term family-based care to children in need. 

For families looking for a place to spend their Christmas staycation, room promotions are also offered for as low as Php4,000 nett/night. It includes 15% off voucher on Christmas Buffet, Spa and Food and Beverage.

ABOUT RADISSON HOTEL GROUP

Radisson Hotel Group is one of the world's largest hotel groups with seven distinctive hotel brands, and more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world. Radisson Hotel Group’s portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. 

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  1. That Christmas tree is awesome.

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