A Season of Joy and Hope at Pico de Loro Cove

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27 November 2021, Nasugbu, Batangas City Philippines – Pico de Loro Cove welcomes the holiday season with a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony led by SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. President Ms. Elizabeth T. Sy; Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club President Ms. Rita Dy; SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. Executive Vice President Mr. Walid Wafik; Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club General Manager Mr. Louie Peña; and Tourism Officer of Nasugbu Ms. Carol Vargas-Zabarte.

From left to right: Mr Louie Peña General Manager of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club and Pico Sands Hotel; Miss Rita Dy, President of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Miss Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp; Miss Carol Vargas-Zabarte, Tourism Officer of Nasugbu; Mr Walid Wafik, Senior Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.
From left to right: Mr Louie Peña General Manager of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club and Pico Sands Hotel; Miss Rita Dy, President of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Miss Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp; Miss Carol Vargas-Zabarte, Tourism Officer of Nasugbu; Mr Walid Wafik, Senior Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.

The lighting of the 25 feet Christmas Tree marks the beginning of a hopeful and joyful holiday season. The said Christmas Tree was uniquely designed and handmade by Pico de Loro Cove’s very own employees, a small team of six, led by Housekeeping Supervisor and Chief Designer Mr. Florencio Garcia.

From left to right: Mr Rogie Basia Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Leslie Esclibano of Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Florencio Garcia, Housekeeping Supervisor and Lead Designer of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr. Cyrus Tito Housekeeping Staff and Artist of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Mervin Gonzales Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Miss Cheryline M. Dela Cruz Executive Housekeeper of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club
From left to right: Mr Rogie Basia Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Leslie Esclibano of Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Florencio Garcia, Housekeeping Supervisor and Lead Designer of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr. Cyrus Tito Housekeeping Staff and Artist of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Mervin Gonzales Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Miss Cheryline M. Dela Cruz Executive Housekeeper of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club
From left to right: Miss Cheryline M. Dela Cruz Executive Housekeeper of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Leslie Esclibano of Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Florencio Garcia, Housekeeping Supervisor and Lead Designer of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club;  Miss Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Mr Mervin Gonzales Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr. Cyrus Tito Housekeeping Staff and Artist of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Rogie Basia Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club
From left to right: Miss Cheryline M. Dela Cruz Executive Housekeeper of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Leslie Esclibano of Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Florencio Garcia, Housekeeping Supervisor and Lead Designer of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Miss Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Mr Mervin Gonzales Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr. Cyrus Tito Housekeeping Staff and Artist of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr Rogie Basia Housekeeping Staff of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club

Inspired by Pico de Loro Cove’s advocacy towards sustainability, only available resources inside the property were used, assembled, hand painted like dried coconut leaves, bamboo, coconut husk, and Talisay seeds. All other holiday decorations around the property were likewise handcrafted.

From left to right: Mr Nestor Jardin, Consultant of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Miss Nian Rigor, Assistant Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Miss Lourdes Macalindong Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Miss Rita Dy, President of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr. Joaquin Co, Member of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Miss Elizabeth Sy President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Miss Leah Magallanes, Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Miss Agnes Pacis Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Mr Louie Peña General Manager of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club and Pico Sands Hotel.; Mr Walid Wafik, Senior Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.
From left to right: Mr Nestor Jardin, Consultant of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Miss Nian Rigor, Assistant Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Miss Lourdes Macalindong Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Miss Rita Dy, President of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Mr. Joaquin Co, Member of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club; Miss Elizabeth Sy President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Miss Leah Magallanes, Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Miss Agnes Pacis Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Mr Louie Peña General Manager of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club and Pico Sands Hotel.; Mr Walid Wafik, Senior Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.
Biñan Kawayan Music Ensemble with Music Director Ret. Col. Gilbert M. Ramos
Biñan Kawayan Music Ensemble with Music Director Ret. Col. Gilbert M. Ramos

The ceremony was filled with Christmas music played by the Biñan Kawayan Music Ensemble, which is a group composed of young performing artists. They create music with their bamboo instruments like Angklung, Marimba, Piangklung, Bumbong, Rambong, Bamboo Flute, Bamboo Clarinet & Bamboo Saxophone.

Handmade 25 feet Christmas Tree at Pico Beach (night shot)
Handmade 25 feet Christmas Tree at Pico Beach (night shot)
Handmade 25 feet Christmas Tree at Pico Beach (day shot)
Handmade 25 feet Christmas Tree at Pico Beach (day shot)
Handmade Christmas decoration
Handmade Christmas decoration
Handmade Christmas decoration at Sun Coral Cafe
Handmade Christmas decoration at Sun Coral Cafe
Handmade Christmas decoration at the Beach Club
Handmade Christmas decoration at the Beach Club

The affair culminated with Mr. Louie Peña, General Manager of Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club inviting all guests to spend the holidays at Pico de Loro Cove. Guests brought home freshly baked goodies from Grab N’ Go packaged in a hand-painted bayong by Cyrus Tito of the Housekeeping Department.

Handmade Christmas decoration at the Country Club
Handmade Christmas decoration at the Country Club
Handmade Christmas decoration at Pico Sands Hotel lobby centerpiece
Handmade Christmas decoration at Pico Sands Hotel lobby centerpiece

In this holiday season, may Christmas be as memorable and hopeful to everyone. As always, Pico De Loro Cove carries on its sincere service and joy to one and all.

About Pico Sands Hotel

Formally opened in 2011, Pico de Loro Cove is the premier seaside development in Hamilo Coast. An inviting haven for weary city souls, Pico Sands Hotel is strategically situated next to the Pico de Loro Beach & Country Club within the coastal community of Pico de Loro Cove, Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Only two and a half hours away from Manila, the 1.5-kilometer sandy shore of Pico de Loro Cove offers a comprehensive selection of recreational and leisure activities. Guests and club members can enjoy a variety of food and beverage outlets that each offers unique and exciting menus.

The tropical contemporary hotel offers 154 well-appointed rooms that boast of captivating views of the lush mountains and tranquil lagoon.

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