Monday, July 21, 2014

Katy Perry ’s Prismatic Tour


Smart and Spinnr are giving 3 postpaid subscribers plus their friends a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to see Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour LIVE in Los Angeles California via the Spinnr Katy Perry Fly Out promo.

In order to qualify, you have:
- To be a Smart Postpaid Subscriber and subscribed to Spinner to join the promo.
- To like the Spinnr PH Facebook page and register to the Katy Perry Fly Out App.
- To make sure to earn as much points as you can by purchasing songs, gifting or subscribing to Super Charge Plan.

Registered Users with the highest points at the end of the promo will win. Consolation prizes will also be given away. Promo duration is July 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014.

This is going to be an amazing concert experience for you guys. Imagine flying to America for free and watching Katy Perry perform live. If only I'm allowed to join, I would have gathered a lot of points already.

For more details to this event, Check out #SpinnrKatyPerry

Friday, July 18, 2014

Smart Prepaid WeTime


Here is a very cool promotion from Smart Communications to all its Smart Prepaid Subscribers, the Smart Prepaid WeTime Promo. Be a VIP for a day and win P50,000 worth of shopping spree and join sisters Anne Curtis and Jasmine Curtis spend it. This promo runs from July 18 - August 1, 2014 and open to all Filipino Smart Prepaid FB2 subscribers who are at least 18 years of age and currently residing in the Philippines.

To join, you just need to complete a one-time registration at http://smrt.ph/wetime. You must registered to any Smart Prepaid Promo and add Smart Prepaid FB2 on top of yourir current promo by texting FB2 to 6406. You can also register more than once.  After you have successful registered you earn 1 raffle entry and is eligible to win an experience package with the following inclusions:

    1. P50,000 worth of shopping spree
    2. P10,000 worth of pampering package (salon or spa)
    3. P5,000 worth of dinner package
    4. P20,000 worth of night out packae
Deadline of entries is at midnight on August 1, 2014. 


Two winners from the province and one from Manila will be drawn on August 18, 2014 at the 23/F Smart Tower, Ayala Avenue, Makati City with the presence of a DTI representative, Smart representative and the agency and will be announced through the Smart Communications Facebook fan page, Campaign page promo website, electronic mail, and direct message#SmartUnliFB2


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tune Hotels ASEANA City

Best Budget Travel Hotel Chains; Tune Hotels, recently opened it's newest branch in the Philippines, the TUNE HOTEL ASEANA CITY last July 1, 2014. It is the 9th Tune Hotels in the Philippines and still a franchised of Red Planet Hotels.

How to get there:

From NAIA Terminals 1 & 2:

- Take the Ninoy Aquino Ave and turn left to NAIA Road. Continue onto Seaside Drive. Turn onto Diosdado Macapagal Avenue. Take the 3rd left onto Bradco Avenue. The hotel is just on the right across S&R Membership Shopping beside Subaru.
- Estimated Fare P100-P120 or $3. If there is no traffic, you'll be there in 8-12 minutes.

FROM NAIA Terminal 3:

- Get on Metro Skyway from Terminal 3 Exit Ramp. Take South Luzon Expressway and EDSA to Diosdado Macapagal Avenue. Take the 3rd left onto Bradco Avenue. The hotel is just on the right across S&R Membership Shopping beside Subaru.
- Estimated Fare P120-P150 or $3. If there is no traffic, you'll be there in 10-15 minutes.

FROM EDSA:

- Continue onto EDSA southbound going to Pasay. Turn left onto Diosadado Macapagal Blvd (before the Mall of Asia GLOBE). Take the 3rd left onto Bradco Avenue. The hotel is on your right across S&R Membership Shopping beside Subaru.
- Estimated Fare from Glorietta Makati City is P120 or $3 and just 15-20 minutes away. 


All these directions actually don't really matter since the location of the hotel is just a 15-minute walk away from Mall of Asia, which is the biggest landmark you can ever get. Aseana has been in operation for more than a year already and is becoming a small city of Casinos, Resorts and Call Centers. Once this area gets fully operational, every pricing will increase and most likely, only Tune Hotels will give the best deal for your money in terms of accommodation.

When I arrived at the hotel, I was welcomed with lovely greetings and big smiles by the security guards and front desk representatives. Hotel Manager Angeli Umali was very gracious enough to bring me to my room.

I really like it when I'm one of the firsts who get to try newly opened hotels. The smell of the new fabric and mattress makes me want to stay in the room for the whole day. 

There's really no difference with this hotel from the other branches except that the location surprisingly brought in more sales than expected. Ever since they opened, they have been accommodating a lot of guests that there were days where all rooms were occupied. 

Currently, regular room rate from other hotels in the vicinity is around P3500 or $80 per night. Tune Hotel ASEANA has an introductory rate of P1899 or $45 for walk in and P1299 or $30 for earlier reservation made online. This promotional rate is only good until August 30, 2014. 

Tune Hotel ASEANA features spacious & streamlined rooms focusing on their five-star beds, powerful hot showers and high-speed wifi but only paying for a price of 1 star hotel. It has 152 Double Rooms, 60 Twin Rooms and 2 Accessible Rooms for a VIP or Disabled Guests and was constructed following the same design and interiors of the other branches. All hotels also provide housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms and extensive CCTV systems. The hotel is also near a grocery store, convenience shops and fast food chains.

Come this November 2014, 189-room Tune Hotel Ayala Avenue will open following the new design rolled out at their new hotel in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2. 

Tune Hotel Aseana City is located at Lot 38, Block 2, Bradco Avenue, Aseana City, Paranaque City 1700.  For more details, you may check www.TuneHotels.com






Coca Cola #ShareACoke

Coca Cola officially launched earlier it's newest campaign to create affinity to their local customers, the #ShareACoke that started in Australia. The event was held at the new Megamall and was hosted by Robi Domingo. Coke Ambassadors, Enchong Dee, Joseph Marco and Julia Montes were also there to celebrate the campaign through a fashion show.

Coca-Cola Marketing Director Jasmin Vinculado gave the opening remarks followed by appreciation shout out to Ben Chan for the many years of partnership with Bench.

Jasmin said that sharing a Coke is a simple yet fun and exciting way for Filipinos to be able to show their appreciation to people who make them happy.

Malls, Groceries and Vending Machines will give people the chance to customize their own bottle of cokes with their names printed on it. 

To avail, you must at least purchase P150 worth of Coca-Cola products in a single receipt, 2 customized bottles for P300 and so on. Just remember that you are only allowed to claim 4 bottles per line. Names should be less than 9 letters. 

The #ShareACoke tour will start visiting the Mall and SuperMarkets this August 2014. Check out www.ShareACoke.com.ph for more details.





Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tune Hotels - JAMBO KENYA

TUNE HOTELS ANNOUNCES EAST AFRICAN THRUST
First hotel to be in Nairobi, Kenya


Group CEO of Tune Hotels Mark Lankester (right) and Managing Director of Queensway Group Naushad Jivraj unveiling 'Jambo Kenya'

NAIROBI, 3 July 2014 – International value hotel group Tune Hotels today announced the establishment of a partnership for expansion into the East African region and concurrently, its first hotel in the African continent in Nairobi, Kenya that is scheduled for opening by June 2015.

Working in partnership with Imba Investments Limited, the consortium has strategic plans for a further 15 Tune Hotels in the East African region.

Group CEO of Tune Hotels Mark Lankester made the announcement here today, with Naushad Jivraj, the Managing Director of UK-based Queensway Group, who represented Imba Investments. 

Mark Lankester said: “To have our very first African hotel here in Nairobi is a significant milestone for Tune Hotels. We are looking forward to providing local travellers as well as tourists and visitors to Kenya and Nairobi a compelling accommodation option that is of international quality, clean, safe and on top of all, affordably priced. As in any new market entry, it’s important to understand the market and we feel the aspirations of a new generation of smart and savvy Kenyans and East Africans today are absolutely in tune with our pioneering business model, where a whole new wave of consumers can now have choice in customising their stays via our online add-on pay-per-use business model, helping to conserve energy and our natural resources. By booking online and in advance, guests will always be able to enjoy the best rates.”

“We would like to thank the Government of Kenya and Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Ms Phyllis Jepkosgei Kandie for their invaluable support and assistance towards Tune Hotels’ expansion efforts in Kenya. In addition, we are delighted to be in a position of embarking on this African journey with our old and dear friends, the Queensway Group, who are our Tune Hotels partners in the UK and I welcome our new friends in the Imaran and Despec Groups, also part of Imba Investments. This is a strong testament to our commitment to the country and to the efforts of continuing to woo international tourists and providing affordable options to African travellers,” added Lankester.

Naushad Jivraj said: “We have held a very strong belief in Tune Hotels’ value for money accommodation concept that has done so well in other parts of the world and we have been party to experiencing its success in the London market. When we first broached the idea of Kenya with Tune Hotels, it was an immediate meeting of the minds and I trust Kenya and East Africa too will warmly welcome Tune Hotels and quickly embrace the value model. Kenya has so much potential for further economic growth and we are very pleased to be able to help, in our own small way, the tourism industry.”

Tune Hotel Westlands Nairobi will have 280 rooms and located on Rhapta Road in the vibrant suburb of Westlands.

To suit the local landscape and travellers’ requirement, the 12-storey hotel will feature a serviced restaurant and a rooftop bar that will offer hotel guests great convenience. Other guest facilities include 24-hour security, secure parking spaces and shuttle services to-and-from the airport and popular tourist destinations.

Tune Hotel Westlands Nairobi is perfectly located in the vibrant suburb of Westlands, approximately three kilometres northwest of the central business district (CBD). Apart from being Nairobi’s second CBD, it is also the City’s social, leisure and entertainment centre, with a lively cluster of shops, restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues. 

The hotel is easily accessible from major roads and highways connecting to the airport and other parts of Kenya all the way to Uganda.

Nairobi is the undisputed regional capital of this part of sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the most prominent cities in Africa both politically and financially. Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the main co-ordinating and headquarters for the UN in Africa & Middle East, the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business and culture.

Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Executive Chairman respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier AirAsia Group.

Tune Hotels seeks to innovate and revolutionise the way services are made available and has employed efficient web-based technologies to reach and engage its customers, presenting a unique lifestyle opportunity.

Focusing on high-quality basics, Tune Hotels provides international class accommodation with clean environment at central locations. Operating in a similar way to low cost airlines, guests stand to enjoy great savings for high quality, value for money accommodations by booking early at www.tunehotels.com.

From just one hotel in Kuala Lumpur that opened in 2007, Tune Hotels has grown into a current network of 45 Tune Hotels that are available for booking across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, England, Scotland, Australia, India and Japan.

For real-time updates and promotion alerts, guests can stay connected with Tune Hotels via Facebook and on Twitter

For booking and further information, visit www.tunehotels.com.

About Imba Investments Limited:

The Tune Hotel Westlands Nairobi and future Tune Hotels in Kenya and East Africa are exclusively owned and developed by Imba Investments Limited, a company owned jointly by the Queensway Group, Imaran Group and Despec Group.

Queensway Group is private company based in London, UK. Queensway has owned and operated franchised hotels in the UK, Europe and the US over the past 40 years, having worked with leading industry brands. Queensway brought the Tune Hotels brand to London in 2010 when it was given exclusivity to develop and operate Tune Hotels in London.
Imaran Group is a privately held investment firm headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies with a key focus on real estate development. The Imaran consortium includes the Freight Forwarders Group (FFK), a leading provider of clearing, forwarding and logistics services in East & Central Africa.

Despec is a diversified group with business interests covering IT, office supplies, real estate and air transport logistics, with subsidiaries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Its name is derived from the phrase “Dedicated Specialist”. It has a strong presence throughout East Africa, operating from its main regional office in Dar es Salaam.