Yanolja invests USD 15M into leading Southeast Asian Economy Hotel Chain ZEN Rooms

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Leading Southeast Asian economy hotel chain and online booking platform ZEN Rooms (www.zenrooms.com) announces a strategic minority investment of USD15M by Yanolja, the leading Seoul-based leisure company with rights to acquire 100% of ZEN Rooms in the future. This is the largest startup investment by a Korean company in Southeast Asia.

 

 

ZEN Rooms, founded in 2015 by ex-Foodpanda co-founder Kiren Tanna and Nathan Boublil, operates a disruptive economy hotel chain and online booking platform in 5 major Southeast Asian countries, including: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Within only 3 years, ZEN Rooms’ business has grown exponentially to over 1,000 economy hotel franchisees and over 7,000 room inventory and established itself as the top-rated affordable franchise in the region, with average Customer Review scores of 7.9 on public OTA and review sites.

 

 

ZEN Rooms was founded to disrupt the value-for-money of the Southeast Asian hotel market, helping hotel franchisees be more efficient, competitive, safe & reliable by strengthening their quality standards, resulting in improved customer satisfaction for budget travelers. ZEN Rooms is vertically integrated, combining room booking, branding, sales and management with a self-developed online/mobile platform – which distinguishes ZEN Rooms from other hotel franchises. ZEN Rooms now plans to use the capital to expand its inventory base in current and new markets and continue to invest in technology to keep improving the sector’s efficiency.

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Discovery Honors Loyal Employees on its 18th Year

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Discovery Suites recognized recently loyal employees from different departments as it marked its 18th anniversary. The employees have worked at Discovery for many years, upholding the gracious brand of service the company is known for.

 

Among those who received their loyalty awards for 10 years of service were Guest Services Associate Melvin Lipangco, Engineering Assistant Manager El Perez, Banquet Sales Manager Kris Arciaga, Reservations Manager Alexandra Noelle Puen, and Executive Assistant to the General Manager Rowena Gulle. Celebrating their 18th year with Discovery Suites, meanwhile, are Engineering Associate Bernard Tamargo, Financial Controller Laureen Udtuhan, Purchasing Manager and Property Custodian Milette Vizcarra, and Housekeeping Associate Marlon Mendoza.

 

L-R: Melvin Lipangco, Kris Arciaga, Milette Vizcarra, Laureen Udtuhan, Bernard Tamargo, Marlon Mendoza, General Manager Leeds Trompeta, El Perez, Rowena Gulle, and Alex Infante-Puen

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It’s a Magical Easter at Waterfront Manila Pavillion Hotel

Celebrate the joy of Easter in a magical way with Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel‘s “A Magical Easter” event. Be joined by bunnies and unicorns as they team up to make the day extra fun and enjoyable for the kids and the kids at heart.

 

A Magical Easter

 

Happening on April 1, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Alcuaz Function Room, Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel will take you to a magical afternoon for only P 799.00 per person!

 

A ticket pass is inclusive of an access to the Easter Egg Hunt, Magic Show, Face Paint, Arts and Crafts Corner, Snack Buffet, Egg-citing Games and Activities, and Raffle Draw. Attendees will also get loot bags filled with sweet treats and goodies from our dearest magical partners. Children ages 3 and below can also join the fun free of charge.

 

The event will not be possible without the gracious hearts of Lotte Fusen No Mi, Lucky Me! Curly Spaghetti, Lemon Square Cheesecake, Lemon Square Whatta Tops, Fun Ranch, Columbia’s Potchi, Frutos, Champi and Toptop, Pascual Lab’s Poten-cee Gummies, Ascof Pedia and Boostavit, Pascual Creamy Delight, Kettle Korn, Galinco’s Egg Bites and Smileys, Ricoa Mini Puffs, Cherifer, Jungle Juice, Hapee Toothpaste, Babyflo, Leslie’s Clover Chips, Cheezy and Farmer John, Jack ‘n Jill Magic Jr., Giclee Manila, and Quadro Camisa Co.

 

So hop on, bring the whole family, and take this joyous Easter adventure with lots of recreational activities and special giveaways and prizes!

 

For inquiries, please call (02) 526-1212 loc. 2318 or message the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel’s Official Facebook Page.

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Three Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel peers are now AHLEI Certified Professionals

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Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel‘s supervisors and managers once again proved that excellent service comes with continuous learning and improvements.

 

Last December 6, 2017, three outstanding employees from Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino were awarded with Certificates of Recognition and CGSP gold label pins for being one of the newest American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s (AHLEI) Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP). They were recognized by Waterfront Hotels and Casinos Group Peers’ Training and Development Manager, Ms. Shyrra Lou Martina Jadulco, and Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Jean Francois Asimus.

 

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