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A Season of Hope at Taal Vista Hotel

Taal Vista Hotel welcomes the Christmas season with a myriad of holiday festivities such as A Walk Through Time Exhibit, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, and In The Mood Wine Dinner.

A Walk Through Time Exhibit Opening

For 82 years, Taal Vista Hotel has remained the landmark hotel of Tagaytay City. Rich in history, “A Walk Through Time Exhibit” shares the heritage of the hotel, Taal Lake and Volcano, and Tagaytay to its guests and most especially to contribute to the culture and tourism Tagaytay City has to offer and keep the city alive.

“A Walk Through Time” exhibit was opened by distinguished guests Miss Aniela Tolentino, an international entrepreneur, environmental advocate, and the eldest daughter of Congressman Bambol and Mayor Agnes Tolentino; Director Marites Castro, Regional OIC of Department of Tourism; Miss Peggy Angeles, Executive Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.; Mr. Ramon Makilan, General Manager of Taal Vista Hotel; and Mr. Nestor Jardin, Consultant of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.

The exhibit was spearheaded by Mr. Nestor Jardin along with Mr. Dennis Maristany of Mabuhay Guides. After months of training, 16 team members are now officially Taal Vista Hotel tour guides.

For a guided tour, the package is available at Php 800.00 with snacks for one person. The exhibit is located on the ground floor of the Lake Wing and is open to all guests of the hotel.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Mid-Gardens

The holiday lights at Taal Vista Hotel offer a symbol of hope. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was led by Director Marites Castro, Regional OIC of Department of Tourism, Miss Peggy Angeles, Executive Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions, and Mr. Ramon Makilan, General Manager of Taal Vista Hotel. The event culminated with a ceremonial gift-giving for the children of Augustinian Sisters Servants of Jesus and Mary, the beneficiaries of the celebration.

In The Mood Wine Dinner in Partnership with Happy Living Philippines Corporation

Guests were treated to an extensive seven-course dinner inspired by the era of the 1930s and 1940s created by the culinary team headed by Executive Chef Jayme Natividad and paired with wines from Happy Living Philippines Corporation.

The menu consisted of amuse bouche - Chicken Relleno paired with Little Miss Rose 2020; soup - Sopa Aristocrata, salad – Pansit Buko Salad, main courses – Lapu-Lapu De La Reina paired with Beringer NV Chardonnay 2016 and Filet de boeuf Prince Albert paired with Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva 2011, and dessert – Cathedral Windows paired with Brachetto D’ Acqui 2019.

The covered terrace was elaborately designed by Julius Villamante of Amante Fleurs using fresh, local flowers with touches of black accent pieces. Classic pieces from the 1930s and 1940s including some Christmas songs was performed by musical artists singer Innah Chico and pianist Lloyd Nicolas.

The event happily ended with Mr. Ramon Makilan, General Manager of Taal Vista Hotel inviting all guests to spend the holiday season at Taal Vista Hotel. Guests brought home a specially curated holiday box of freshly baked goodies from Taal Vista Hotel’s Cakeshop to share with their families.

With hopeful and joyful hearts, may this Christmas be merrier as families reunite and celebrate with the eventual resolution of this pandemic. Then and now, Taal Vista Hotel remains to be there, witnessing and sharing memories worthy to be cherished and remembered

About Taal Vista Hotel

As a cultural landmark in the heart of Tagaytay, Taal Vista Hotel remains committed to elevating its service and adapting to the changing needs of guests, all while preserving the warmth and friendliness of its staff. With SustainablySafe, the hotel’s health and safety program, you are assured of a tranquil and secure stay.

Taal Vista Hotel is located along Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City 4120, Philippines. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 (2) 7917 8225, +63 (46) 413 1000 or +63 917 809 1254. Stay connected with Taal Vista Hotel by visiting our website and join us on Facebook (, and Twitter/Instagram (@taalvistahotel).

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