Christmas Tree Lighting at TAAL VISTA HOTEL

Christmas is definitely in the air in Taal Vista Hotel!

Last November 18, the hotel marks the beginning of the Holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration. The massive white Christmas tree was lit up by Ms. Elizabeth Sy, President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp., Ms. Peggy Angeles, Executive Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. and Mr. Richard Gamlin, General Manager of Taal Vista Hotel. The celebration was highlighted with musical performances by Kyle Echarri, Monique delos Santos and the Virlanie Voices under the direction of Choirmaster and musical director Ms. Ma. Lourdes Hermo.

As the night comes to a close, the hotel spread the Christmas cheer by distributing best-selling items from the hotel’s Pasalubong gift collection. It was a simple yet meaningful gesture to show appreciation to valued guests and patrons for 78 years and counting. 

The event was attended by approximately 200 guests from media, corporate partners and clients, regular guests and affiliates of SMHCC.

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

Christmas tree before the ceremony

Christmas tree after the ceremony

SMHCC President Elizabeth Sy, SMHCC EVP Peggy Angeles, Taal Vista GM Richard Gamlin and Robyn Sy lighting the tree

GM Richard Gamlin giving gifts to children of Baranggay Sambong and Sitio Bitin.

SMHCC President Elizabeth Sy, SMHCC EVP Peggy Angeles, and GM Richard Gamlin with the children of Baranggay Sambong and Sitio Bitin

Taal Vista Hotel’s HR Manager Ms. Alma Francia and Assistant HR Manager Ms. Tinay Salcedo assisting with the staff lantern ballots.

Taal Vista Hotel’s Hotel Manager Rorie Ylagan and musical artists Kyle Echarri and Monique delos Santos.

Virlanie Voices with their choir master, Ms. Ma. Lourdes Hermo.

Kyle Echarri singing “All I Want for Christmas is You”

GM Richard Gamlin, HM Rorie Ylagan, SMHCC President Elizabeth Sy, Mr. Nes Jardin, and Executive Sous Chef Jayme Natividad.

Metro Tagaytay with artists Kyle Echarri and Monique delos Santos.

Mr. and Mrs. Hartung with grandchild Robyn Sy and SMHCC President Elizabeth Sy.

Discover MNL’s Lucky So and her beau Walter Siy

Philippine Daily Inquirer Marge Enriquez, Taal Vista Hotel Senior Events Manager – Socials Jo Novicio, Dr. Rey Fajardo and Captain Casalme

Manila Bulletin’s Dee Dee Siytangco and guest.

SMHCC Vice President – Human Resources Merce Santos, National Sales Office Team, Taal Vista Hotel Director of Sales Angel Suntay, and Chef Jayme Natividad

Chef Jayme Natividad and Philippine Star’s Edu Jarque showing off the Christmas Pasalubong giveaways

One of the Christmas Pasalubong giveaways: GM Richard Gamlin’s Tagaytay Coffee and Chocolate Fudge.