A Season of Lights at Taal Vista Hotel


From left to right: Regional Director OICMarites Castro of Department of Tourism IV-A, Ms. Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, children of Augustinian Sisters Servants of Jesus and Mary, and Mr. Ramon Makilan, General Manager of Taal Vista Hotel.


Taal Vista Hotel welcomes the joyful festive season with the theme “Season of Lights” and jubilant activities such as The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and a Night of Music and Wine.

From left to right: Regional Director OICMarites Castro of Department of Tourism IV-A, Ms. Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, Ms. Peggy Angeles, Executive Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, and Mr. Ramon Makilan, General Manager of Taal Vista Hotel.


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Main Lobby

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was inspired by the theme “Season of Lights” which featured a handmade Christmas tree made specially for Taal Vista Hotel by Pampanga craftsmen. The ceremony was led by Regional Director OIC Marites Castro of Department of Tourism IV-A, Ms. Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, Ms. Peggy Angeles, Executive Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, and Mr Ramon Makilan, General Manager of Taal Vista Hotel. Holiday music by DLSU - Dasmariñas Chorale filled the air. A ceremonial gift giving for the children of Augustinian Sisters Servants of Jesus and Mary, who are the beneficiaries of the celebration, followed immediately after

DLSU - Dasmariñas Chorale under the direction of John Angelo Diamos


A Night of Music and Wine co-presented by Don Revy Philippines

Guests were entertained to an exquisite five-course dinner curated by the creative culinary team lead by Executive Jayme Natividad and paired with elegant wines from Don Revy Philippines.

The menu came with delish items such as amuse bouche – Trio of Tagaytay mushroom crepes with parmigiana cream with caviar paired with Hahn Estate Chardonnay 2020, USA; salad – Cinnamon-roasted squash with arugula, romaine, and barley with citrus vinaigrette paired with Hahn Estate Chardonnay 2020, USA; sorbet – Ginger, chamomile, and mint; deuxieme entrée – Fillet of beef roulade sous vide, gratin potatoes, sauce au poivre paired with Maxwell Silver Hammer Shiraz 2018, Australia; dessert - Panna cotta with Don Papa rum and pineapple-mango compote paired with La Gioiosa Moscato NV, Italy


A section of the Grand Ballroom was elegantly adorned with Christmas lights and fresh flower centerpieces by Julius Villamante of Amante Fleurs while Artuz provided professional lights and sounds for the event. For entertainment, joyful Christmas songs and special renditions were performed by the DLSU - Dasmariñas Chorale under the direction of John Angelo Diamos; impressive and powerful duo Bianca Lopez-Aguila and Keiko Cressida Cayanga of The Nightingales, and remarkable solo pianist Jon Joe Ayala Mercado.

The event will not be complete without inspiring messages by Ms. Peggy Angeles, Executive Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, Regional Director OIC Marites Castro of Department of Tourism IV-A, and Mr. Jojo Vega, President and Managing Director of Don Revy Philippines.

May this Christmas be a season of light and hope. Taal Vista Hotel wishes everyone a peaceful and memorable time with your families.

About Taal Vista Hotel

As a cultural landmark in the heart of Tagaytay, Taal Vista Hotel remains committed to elevating its service and adapt 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 www.taalvistahotel.com and join us on Facebook (facebook.com/taalvistahotel), and Twitter/Instagram (@taalvistahotel).

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