Why does the start of the new year carry such special place in our hearts? And why is its celebration very common around the world?

The celebration part is the best one: As we do have our birthdays, New Year’s day provides us the chance to celebrate having made it through another 365 days, the unit of time by which we keep chronological score of our lives. Another year is over, and here we are excited to welcome a new one! Time to our raise our glasses and Cheers our survival!

WATERFRONT INSULAR HOTEL DAVAO was an ideal venue to celebrate the year that was and ring in 2018 with its festive countdown party themed ‘Beads and Bling, it’s a Mardi Gras thing’ on New Year’s Eve.

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The anticipated New Year celebration held at the Garden Pavilion went full swing at nine o’clock with all-around performances by The Mainstream Jazz Band – from the traditional New Orleans jazz music to a mix of blues, contemporary and even some arrangements on popular children’s songs – to make it enjoyable for guests from all generations.

Children and families alike also participated in a number of fun games and activities where winners received Waterfront merch items – tee shirts, stuffed toys, pillows, tumblers, calendars – as prizes. Two best dressed males and females also bagged awards for dressing up the part and coming in style.

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The highlight of the show at the 45-minute mark before midnight was an aerial silk acrobatic performance as high as 25 feet. While this left guests in awe, the excitement did not stop there as more dancers, more music and everyone were up on their feet as resident DJ, Torch Gacuma, took over and rocked his fifth New Year’s Eve set at Waterfront. Came midnight – horns blew, confetti popped, good cheer filled the air as thousands of balloons dropped and everyone welcomed the first minutes of 2018 in revelry.

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For a price of Php2,018 nett, a guest was entitled to the foolproof countdown party, a souvenir photo printed and magnet-framed, flowing heavy cocktails crafted by Executive Chef Bien Chavez and his team, a glass of mulled wine, a bottle of beer and access to the mobile bar for a full bar menu. The bar highlighted red and white wine, whiskey, vodka and a variety of beers. Prior to the party, a thanksgiving mass was hosted at the garden area at seven o’clock in the evening while Café Uno was open until ten to offer a sumptuous Media Noche.

NYC 003.jpgMany Filipinos consider New Year’s Day as an important holiday in the Philippines. It is also common practice to stay awake and greet the coming of the New Year. New Year’s Day is also characterized by Filipinos lighting fireworks and making a lot of noise to drive away evil spirits.



Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao had successfully and absolutely brought out the best in celebrating in welcoming New Year’s day in a jouyous and festive mood.

This Hotel visions how New Year’s day opens opportunities for a bountiful life this 2018. This is the reason why the event was well prepared with tables abundant with food that comes in round or circular shapes to represent money. Fireworks also symbolized driving away bad luck during New Year’s Day.  What more can you asks for?

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao would like to thank the following sponsors and suppliers: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino, Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino, Eden Nature Park and Resort, Ad & Promo Management, Forth & Tay, MGCP Steelworks & Allied Services, Infinity Still & Motion Studio, INVEX Phils., A Touch of Pink Events, Golden Touch by Noel Tanza, Allure Events by Lee Beltran, Event Essentials by Jeremy and Kath Sarmiento and Fotofun Digital Express.

Thank you Ms. Eva Ces T. Gamalong, Marketing Communications Officer, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao for the nice photos taken during the event.


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