Ascott Limited Launches New Citadines in Bacolod with Vibrant Celebrations

MANILA, Philippines – The Ascott Limited successfully opened its latest property last June 14, 2024, with a festive event themed “Sinadya: Celebrating the Opening of Citadines Bacolod City.”

The ceremony, with its Masskara theme, successfully captured the lively spirit of Bacolod’s renowned festivals, and marked an apt way to celebrate another significant milestone to Ascott’s portfolio in the country.

The Bacolod Masskara dancers entertained guests at the Citadines Bacolod ribbon-cutting ceremony.

City of Smiles

Known as the “City of Smiles,” Bacolod is a bustling city with great potential for long-term growth. Its vibrant culture and rich heritage make it an attractive destination for guests from all walks of life. The city’s dynamic atmosphere, coupled with its continuous development, made it an ideal location for Ascott’s newest property.

By establishing Citadines Bacolod City here, Ascott aims to contribute to the city’s growth while providing travelers with high-quality accommodation that embodies the essence of Bacolod’s charm.

“We are thrilled to open Citadines Bacolod City and to celebrate with the community through this special event. The opening itself, being my first in the Philippines, as a French man inaugurating a French brand, in this beautiful city, makes it very meaningful. ” said Patrick Vaysse, Country General Manager of The Ascott Limited Philippines.

Our goal is to provide an exceptional living experience for our guests, blending the comforts of home with the dynamism of Bacolod’s cultural heritage”. Vaysse added

A little-known fact about Citadines that was shared during the inaugural speech was that the brand started in France back in 1984, marking its 40th anniversary this year with the opening of Citadines Bacolod City.

The event began with a soiree in the elegant lobby of the property; light networking had delicious canapes and welcome cocktails for all to enjoy. Together with the sensational tunes of the talented Prelude classical trio, the evening was off to a delightful start.

Lacson, Benitez and Ascott and Citadines executives led the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Lacson, Benitez and Ascott Limited Executives led ribbon-cutting ceremony

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in  front of the hotel’s entrance.   The ceremony began with a breathtaking performance from the incredible Bacolod Masskara dancers.

The Ascott Limited’s Country General Manager Patrick Vaysse and Cluster General Manager Cecille Teodoro and esteemed guests, including Cebu Landmasters Inc., (CLI) Director of Hotels and Resorts, Mathias Bergundthal, CLI Executive Vice President and COO Jose Franco Soberano  and CLI Chairman and CEO, Jose Soberano III, alongside Capitaine Inc President Alec Lustre,  Capitaine’s Alexis Lustre-Sarrosa, DOT Region 6 Director Crisanta Rodriguez, Bacolod Mayor Hon. Albee Benitez, and Negros Occidental Governor Hon. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson, together  with closed friends and family, alongside valued partners led the ribbon-cutting ceremony, signalling the official opening of the lastest Citadines in Bacolod City.

Guests experienced world-class dining at Namit and Fuego, Citadines flagship restaurants.

Namit and Fuego, Citadines’ world-class dining restaurants

Following the official Citadines’ opening, guests proceeded to Namit, the all-day dining restaurant, and Fuego, the steakhouse and bar lounge of the property.

Guests had the pleasure to sample the decadent menu of property executive chef Jose Medrano; from a robust selection of cheeses and cold cuts to an artistic display of some of the city’s most fresh seafood options, alongside the signature hot dishes of the restaurant, such as the house salpicao and inasal. Each dish and menu item was expertly prepared and served to those in attendance.

The quality and flavor of the dishes exemplified Citadines Bacolod City’s commitment to excellence in dining.

Enjoy a refreshing drink while lounging by the pool at Adlao.

Adlao, Citadines’ pool bar

The celebration continued at Adlao, the Citadines Bacolod City pool bar, where guests were given a lively performance inspired by Bacolod’s rich heritage, culture, and traditions. The inspiring entertainment of Elmer Dado and Grupo Tribale and the stunning poolside setting created a memorable experience for all attendees.

As the festivities continued, the evening sky was painted with an unforgettable fireworks display. Everything came together to highlight the cultural essence of the region, as well as Ascott’s commitment to recognizing what makes every region unique.

“We are proud to offer a diverse array of dishes at Citadines Bacolod City, drawing inspiration from the rich culinary traditions across different regions in Asia,” said Cecille Teodoro, Ascott’s Cluster General Manager. “Our menu reflects the vibrant flavors and cultural heritage of our neighboring countries, providing our guests with a unique and unforgettable dining experience.”

Tam-is, Citadines’ grab-and-go section for cakes and pastries

Finally, as the festivities drew to a close, attendees were treated to an assortment of pastries from the property’s grab-and-go counter, Tam-is, which marked the event’s conclusion on a sweet and memorable note.

Citadines’ Special Rate Promo

As it opens its doors to the public, Citadines Bacolod City will offer modern and stylish serviced apartments, designed to cater to the needs of both business and leisure travelers. With its prime location, exceptional amenities, and commitment to service excellence, Citadines Bacolod City is set to become a premier destination for visitors to Bacolod.

Guests can take advantage of the property’s special rates, which range from PHP 4,000 for a Studio Twin, PHP 4,500 for a Studio Premier, and PHP 5,800 for a One-Bedroom Deluxe, and includes a wide selection of benefits, including complimentary breakfasts, Wi-Fi, access to recreational amenities, and more!

For updates about the property, reservations, updates, and more, visit the property’s official website and its social media pages in Facebook and Instagram.

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  1. Karen says:

    oh wow!!! This is amazing…Congrats on the launch, this is such a huge milestone. The restaurant seems amazing. I would love to visit one day, that would be amazing.

  2. That’s amazing and Congratulations on the launch! Bacolod is indeed the City of Smiles and love how vibrant it is.

  3. Karen says:

    oh wow, this is fantastic. I would love to check this out…I’ve never been to Bacolod, I should visit it, soon I hope.

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