Marco Polo Davao Continues to Shine as Mindanao’s First and Only Five-Star Hotel


Sales Executive Janina Almonte, General Manager Dottie Wurgler-Cronin, Department of Tourism USEC Bong Bengzon, Halifax Davao Hotel Inc. President Francis Ledesma, Director of Sales and Marketing Pearl Peralta-Maclang and DOT Head of Standards Monitoring and Enforcement Division Joey Tolentino
Marco Polo Davao, Mindanao’s first and only premier hotel, has been awarded by the Department of Tourism with its Five-Star Plaque at the DOT Head Office in Makati, Philippines.

The prestigious award was handed over to Halifax Davao Hotel, Inc. (HDHI) President Francis R. Ledesma by DOT USEC. Bong Bengzon and Head of Standards Monitoring and Enforecment Division Joey Tolentino. MPD General Manager Dottie Würgler-Cronin, Director of Sales & Marketing Pearl Peralta-Maclang, and Sales Executive Janina Almonte also witnessed the simple yet meaningful ceremony.

“In behalf of Halifax Davao Hotel, Inc., I wish to express our sincere appreciation to the Department of Tourism for re-affirming Marco Polo Davao’s leadership in Mindanao as a 5-Star Hotel. We recognise the fact that excellence is only attained with a dedicated team such as ours. We are also privileged by the opportunity to welcome and pamper our guests as they choose Marco Polo Davao as their home. We are truly blessed to be “The Heart of Davao” says Halifax Davao Hotel, Inc. (HDHI) President Francis R. Ledesma.

Five star plaque of Marco Polo Davao awarded by Department of Tourism
The hotel has 245 well-appointed rooms and suites, and for the past seventeen (17) years, it continues to live up to its distinct elegance and rare brand of Asian hospitality and Western Comforts. It has (6) six dining outlets, which are Café Marco, Lotus Court, Polo Bistro, Eagles Bar, The Lobby Lounge and the exclusive Continental Club Lounge.

“We are very proud to have achieved this milestone as a team, and this will surely inspire us to retain this prestigious status in the years to come. Our hard-work, dedication and commitment to create the best value in every encounter with our guests is imbibed by every associate of the hotel” says GM Dottie Würgler-Cronin.

Last year, Marco Polo Davao has bested 13 other properties in the growing Marco Polo Hotels chain, as they were awarded with a 2015 Hotel of the Year, Bold Leadership Award by the group.
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