It always pays to be in-the-know with what’s new around town, from the newest gadgets available, to the hottest deals and promos, as well as who to watch out for in the coming months. Although, it goes without saying that there is just so much going on for us to take in all at once, but lucky for you, we’ve set some of the notable ones aside, for you to easily digest. Here are some local and international brands in the health and leisure scenes making noise as of late!
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Seda began as a boutique hotel in 2012 and is now expanding with its second tower, due to its high demands. Now, with 521 rooms that ranges from guest rooms, suites, and serviced residences, the new tower will also be holding a chic lobby, a ballroom that seats 300 (or 420 for theater style functions), and a restaurant that accommodates 220 people, or six times larger than the original. The amenities like the pool, gym, and the roof deck bar will likely be moved to the new tower as well.
Traveloka recently launched its newest service “Traveloka Xperience” to the Philippine market. So aside from allowing travelers to book their accommodations, it could now also book lifestyle activities to familiarize oneself of the country visited. Activities offered vary from beauty & health, sports, workshops, tours and attractions to visit. So far, Traveloka Xperience has over 15,000 activities across the globe. Clients can book experiences through their website or their mobile app, making their trips more seamless.
After four successful years with Spanish football team, FC Barcelona, Chinese smartphone giant OPPO, decided to renew their partnership for another three years, making this the longest partnership in history between a European football team and a Chinese brand. To celebrate this, the latter came out with a Limited Edition FC Barcelona Reno 10x Zoom Series handset, alongside training camps and workshop for fans, and an in-stadium signage. The limited edition phone has the football team’s garnet and blue colours on its exterior, while sporting a panoramic screen, while its camera features a 60x zoom and Ultra Night Mode. The FC Barcelona Reno 10x Zoom Series will only be available in select markets in Europe and Asia.
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Visayas will finally get their very first marine theme park as Ocean Park opens in Cebu. This gives locals a more convenient way to witness world-class marine life without flying to Manila. Cebu Ocean Park occupies 1.5 hectares and is 7-meters deep making it the largest Oceanarium in the country and will have attractions such as the 360-degree viewing tunnel, Jungle Trek, and Creepy Critters, multi-animal shows, as well as encounters with stingrays and crocodiles, and of course, the fish spa.
Those who seek a balance between work and personal life have a new place to go cycling, play football, or just sit and meditate, now that CV Sports Hub in Circulo Verde has opened. With 10-hectares of land, there is definitely enough space for all people and their activities. CV Sports Hub boasts facilities like their Bike Playground, CV Pitch, and CV Quad. The former has in fact hosted Red Bull events, while the latter being a convertible court good for basketball, volleyball and badminton.
Once a stand alone property, Privato is on its way to becoming a multi chain hotel after opening its second branch in Quezon City, and later on, in Makati City. Privato’s success isn’t a surprise considering that it was designed by Budji Layug and Royal Pineda, and furnished with Cobonpue pieces, while managed by Gab Perez who since day one, values the people he work with - and this brought him great success. But of course, this also comes from the top-notch service and their hospitality towards guests.
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