Seda Centrio Hotel Welcomes the New Hotel Manager by Throwing a Cocktail & Dinner Party

Seda Centrio Hotel Welcomes the New Hotel Manager by Throwing a Cocktail & Dinner Party

Cagayan de Oro’s very own Seda Centrio Hotel threw a welcoming party last July 20, 2016 to formally welcome as well as introduce its new general manager to the mainstream and online media and other invited guests.


Mr. Armand Angeles was grandly feted with a cocktail and dinner party at the Sinamay Room on the 4th level of the Seda Centrio.

The Guests

There were several VIP guests present at the welcome cocktail and here’s to name a few; Ms. Nicole Abas-Datayan from ABS-CBN with husband Mr. Mike Datayan and Ms. Chikay Noval Dampa (ABS-CBN Marketing Officer).


Mr. Mike Datayan and Ms. Nicole Abas-Datayan

Dr. Emily Ravalo-Ceballos, and Mr. Catalino E. Chan III (Region 10 director, Department of Tourism) also graced the event. Centrio Mall’s marketing Team was also present at the event.


Centrio's Marketing Team

Centrio’s Marketing Team

The event was covered by bloggers and media personalities such as; Mr. Bryan King, Ms. Yani Briones, and Ms. KC Curay from About Cagayan de Oro and Logic Base Interactive.

Team About Cagayan de Oro and Cdo DEV.

Team About Cagayan de Oro and Cdo DEV.

From were Kim Zaldivar and Vincent Tom Udasco. Other bloggers present were Maia Poblete and Mikko Mahinay.

More Event Guest Photos

Want to know who else attended the event? Browse on to find more of our random photos of guests from the Cocktail party!

Mr. Armand Angeles (Left)

Mr. Armand Angeles (Left)


Photo Credit: Mr. Kim Zaldivar

Photo Credit: Mr. Kim Zaldivar

SEDA Centrio Hotel's Executives

SEDA Centrio Hotel’s Executives

Mr. Mike Gayoso - Seda's F & B Manager

Mr. Mike Gayoso – Seda’s F & B Manager

The Food and Overall Atmosphere

The general atmosphere of the welcoming party was smart casual as Mr. Angeles and other hotel officers mingled freely with the media and guests.



The cocktail food and desserts were served with Seda Centrio’s signature way of serving foods that has made its restaurant a popular go-to for food lovers.







Light cocktail drinks and wine were also served by a bartender.

Event Highlights and Entertainment

After formally introducing Mr. Angeles as the new Seda Centrio hotel manager, a small talk was given in a measure of thanks for all the warm welcome he received rom Kagay-anon well-wishers on his arrival in the city.


He then proposed a toast to everyone present to the delight of the guests. An all-female live group was there to entertain the crowd with some music during the cocktails.


Before the end of the party, Ms. Angela ‘Eiya’ A. Pupos, Seda Centrio’s Communications Officer, facilitated a raffle draw for all the guests.

Ms. Eiya Alinabon-Pupos

Ms. Eiya Alinabon-Pupos

Prizes at stake were the famous ‘Seda Coco’ Stuffed Toys, USB chains, Gift Certificates for Dinner Buffets at the Misto Restaurant, and the Grand Prize is an Overnight Stay at the Seda Centrio Hotel.

Ms. Yani Briones of About Cagayan de Oro won a Coco Stuffed Toy!

Ms. Yani Lea Briones of About Cagayan de Oro won a Coco Stuffed Toy!


Grand Prize Winner: Vincent Tom Udasco (center)

Grand Prize Winner: Vincent Tom Udasco (center)

The grand prize winner was Mr. Vincent Tom Udasco from the local news blog

About the New Hotel Manager

According to Mr. Armand Angeles, the hospitality industry seems to have been made for him as its attraction to him felt like metal shards that easily stick to a magnet.

Mr. Armand Angeles

Mr. Armand Angeles

Although he always wanted to be a chef and open his own restaurant, he realized early in life that he just wasn’t cut out for the kitchen. A graduate with a BA degree in Business Management from Napier University in Scotland, UK, Mr. Angeles first worked as duty manager, receptionist, and food and beverage associate at the Bonham Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, before being hired by the Ayala Seda Hotels.

He first became the Night Manager at the Seda Bonifacio Global City as one of the pioneers in the pre-opening team. He was then promoted to Front Office Manager in the same hotel. He was then moved to Seda Nuvali where he became the Front Office Manager, and after more than 2 years he was appointed as the OIC-Hotel Manager for said hotel. He was also part of the pioneering pre-opening team that helped train the employees for Seda Centrio Cagayan de Oro.

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