Apo View Hotel Celebrates Kadayawan


The abundance of fresh fruits and colorful blooms all around Davao can only mean that the King of Festivals is just around the corner, and at Apo View Hotel, a festive line-up of promos, exhibits and events keep the spirit of Kadayawan very much alive.

Make the most of your Kadayawan experience by staying at Apo View Hotel. Book two (2) nights from August 5 to 18 and get a gift certificate for a free overnight stay valid for one (1) month. Your stay includes daily breakfast buffet at Entrée, welcome drinks at Blue Room, and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi. 

Kadayawan Fiesta

While the hotel’s strategic location at the heart of city’s vibrant downtown district makes it an ideal base for sightseeing and witnessing the city’s famed street dancing and floral float parades, you may opt to check out the Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel, a much-anticipated annual showcase of the best of Kadayawan right at the hotel.

From August 5 to 18, the hotel’s main lobby will feature a Floral and Fruit Exhibit to pay tribute to the season’s bountiful harvest. The hotel’s main lobby becomes even more abuzz on August 12 to 18 with exhibits and demonstrations that promote Davao’s unique brand of artistry, such as the dagmay weaving demonstration by the women of the Mandaya tribe, an art exhibit featuring the works of acclaimed Tiboli artist, Ronald Tamfalan, as well as tattooing and jewelry-making demonstrations by local artist, Nazancino Laping, Jr.

On August 12 to 18, the Entrée hallway will feature a photo exhibit by the Davao Photographers for Peace entitled Hulagway sa Kadayawan (Images of Kadayawan), as well as the Parade of Mannequins, which flaunts ethnic-inspired creations of celebrated local fashion designer, Juliet Pamintuan.

The highlight of the Kadayawan Fiesta is the Kaagan Theater Group’s cultural performances, which showcase the music and ritual dances of Davao’s ethnic tribes. The hour-long show happens at the Lobby and the Entrée Hallway at 12:00 noon and at 6:00 PM daily from August 12 to 18.

Of course no fiesta would be complete without shopping! The Kadayawan Fiesta Bazaar at the Lobby and Sales Foyer is not to be missed. Local goods, fresh fruits and delectable delicacies are on display from August 12 to 18 so guests can conveniently shop to their heart’s content.    

Kadayawan Food Festival
             Taking advantage of the abundance of fresh produce, the hotel will be whipping up a culinary feast of the best local cuisine for their Kadayawan Food Festival. This runs from August 14 to 18 at Entrée and Café Josefina.

Savor an extensive buffet spread of popular Davao dishes at Entrée, where local fruits, crisp salads, artisan cheeses, and fresh seafood take center stage. Enjoy your meal with the Entrée Wine Quartet, a set of four small glasses of different wines, to accentuate the flavors of your meal. 

Café Josefina, the hotel’s lobby café, will be serving a classic Filipino merienda buffet, which includes comfort food and popular native delicacies that will surely fill your tummies and warm your hearts.

Razorback at Blue Room

August is also an exciting time for Blue Room, the hotel’s newly renovated bar. After the recent launching of Prohibition Saturdays, the bar’s weekly soiree featuring the city’s best indie acts and guest DJs, Blue Room once again makes waves with the Razorback gig slated on August 17.

Razorback is one of the country’s most solid and respected rock bands and will be flying to Davao to play exclusively at Blue Room. A cover charge of P250 gets you in and includes one free beer.

Indeed, there’s no better place to enjoy Kadayawan than at Apo View Hotel. Recently celebrating 65 years in the business, the hotel remains to be one of the city’s best. For inquiries and reservations, contact Apo View Hotel at (082) 221-6430.

***This post is part of the press release provided by Apo View Hotel.***

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