Winners for the recent Virtus Awards 2016 has been announced last November 15th at the Novotel Manila hotel. It’s a prestigious award giving body launched to honor hotel sales and resorts marketing practitioners with excellent track records of success. A total of 4 awards—3 individual and 1 team award—were handed out to deserving hotel sales and marketing people, whose efforts shone exceptionally well amid stiff competition from other finalists.
Left to right ( Mayette Delfin- Director for Program, Cecile Kimpo-Treasurer, Cielo O. Reboredo- Director for Ways & Means & Director of Sales Okada Manila, Christine Urbanozo-Ibarreta- Secretary General & Direcctor of Sales and Marketing of Golden Phoenix Hotels Philippines, Ma. Celeste Romualdo – Director for Membership & GM of Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila, Margie F. Munsayac- President & VP, Sales & Marketing of Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Ann N. Olalio- Directof of Sales & Marketing of Radisson Blu Cebu, June Kelly R. Ichinomiya- Asst. Director of Sales, Japanese Market of The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts, Marivic A. Recio- Group Director of Sales & Marketing, The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts, Ma. Trixie H. Ong- Sales Accounts and Events Executive of Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila, Rose H. Libongco, Chair, Virtus Awards, Carmela H. Bocanegra- Director for Public Relations & VP, S&M- Chroma Hospitality Inc., Sunshine L. Robles- Vice President & Director of Sales & Marketing of Diamond Hotel Philippines , Michael C. Albana- Director for Education & Director of Sales and Marketing of Edsa Shangri-la, Manila.
The big winners at the 2nd Virtus Awards include Ma. Trixie Ong, Sales Accounts and Events Executive of Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila, awarded as the Virtus 2016 Outstanding Sales and Marketing Associate, while June Kelly Ichinomiya, Assistant Director of Sales, Japanese Market, The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts, was voted Virtus 2016 Outstanding Sales and Marketing Manager. Marivic Recio, Group Director of Sales and Marketing, also from The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts, was awarded Virtus 2016 Outstanding Sales and Marketing Leader.
For the last award of the night, the Virtus 2016 Outstanding Marketing Campaign award was given to Radisson Blu Cebu for their “Something Blu, A Wedding of a Kind” campaign. For just two weeks, Radisson Blu became the preferred venue of more than 30 weddings and contributed substantial revenues close to Php 9 million to Radisson Blu’s coffers.
Radisson Blu Cebu’s signature concept was given recognition since brought weddings to life via customized packages that fit clients’ styles to make it sophisticated, stress-free and flawless from start to finish.