Monday, December 23, 2013

Patti Austin

Patti Austin Live in Manila for the Holidays

As Filipinos celebrate the holiday season, it’s time for a fun-filled occasion that warms the heart, fills the soul, and looks forward to a better 2014 for The Philippines.   
Headliner Patti Austin will be joined by some of the Philippines’ most popular performers and a fantastic live band in a concert celebrating the New Year, commemorating the indomitable Filipino spirit, and contributing to a better future. 

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims Typhoon Haiyan for relief efforts.   Patti Austin will personally lead a continuing effort to design and build houses in Tacloban through Habitat For Humanity. 

The overall tone of the event will be joyous and upbeat, signifying a “Brand New Day” in the Philippines as the country and the world join together in gestures of celebration, goodwill and support.  Patti will perform the hit songs which have made her a huge star in the Philippines and worldwide.

Throughout the evening, pre-recorded messages from international singers and actors of greetings and hope will flow onto the Solaire ballroom’s large screens. 

Also, OPM Icons have pledged their support for the said concert which includes Richard Merk, Martin Nievera and Lea Salonga as her special guests during the night at the Solaire. 
The promoters and producers are working to arrange for live telecast of portions of the event in the Philippines and countries in adjacent time zones.  Viewers will have the opportunity to join the party via social media, and to contribute to this all-important cause.  
Another fund-raising performance will take place at the Fairmont Raffles Hotel (in Makati) on December 31, 2013 as Patti Austin celebrates New Year.

Tickets will be marketed and sold through Laurel Media outlets, the Solaire Casino and Resort (for the December 29,  2013show) and Fairmont Raffles Hotel (for the December 31, 2013  show), and thru TicketWorld at 891-9999 or 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tune Hotels


KUALA LUMPUR, 19 December 2013 – International value hotel group Tune Hotels is celebrating the arrival of the New Year 2014 with the opening of two new properties – Tune Hotel Davao in the Philippines and Tune Hotel Bekasi in Indonesia.

The 155-room Tune Hotel Davao, located at J.P. Laurel Avenue in Davao City, the Philippines welcomed its first guests on Tuesday 17 December 2013 while Tune Hotel Bekasi, with 157 rooms and located at Blu Plaza, Jl. Chairil Anwar 27-36 in Bekasi Timur, Indonesia opened for business Thursday 19 December 2013.

Mark Lankester, Group CEO of Tune Hotels said: “What a celebration! We have two hotels opening just days apart in two of the most vibrant economies in Asean and this surely is a big cause to celebrate for Tune Hotels. Both Indonesia and Philippines are great markets for us and our rapid expansion in both countries signifies their importance.”

Tune Hotels now has seven hotels in operation in the Philippines and six in Indonesia.

“2013 has been a great year for us. To recap, including the newly-opened Tune Hotel Davao and Tune Hotel Bekasi, we have launched three new hotels each in the Philippines and Indonesia this year alone. By early 2014, three more are coming up in Indonesia and another in the Philippines, and these underscore our plans for the two countries” shared Mark.

Elsewhere, Tune Hotels has 11 hotels in operation in Malaysia, four in Thailand, five in the UK and one each in Australia, India and Japan. It has a total of 40 hotels available for booking on its website

“Over five million guests have stayed with Tune Hotels and we look forward to welcoming more visitors and tourists by providing them international standard accommodation at highly affordable rates,” he added.

Tune Hotels has pioneered a “pay-as-you-use” concept that has become hugely popular among smart travellers from across the world. Under the concept, guests only pay for room rates with the option of adding on other amenities like air-conditioning, towels and toiletries, in-room Wi-Fi and satellite TV service to keep costs down, reduce waste and save energy.

Tune Hotels provides international-class high-quality accommodation at central locations and focuses on key essentials but minus the generally underused facilities found in other hotels such as swimming pools, business centres and gymnasiums. By doing away with these costly and high-maintenance facilities, Tune Hotels is able to pass on savings to its guests in the form of super low room rates.

All Tune Hotels feature space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: 5-star beds and powerful hot showers. The strategically located hotels provide housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms, extensive CCTV systems, and no access into the main lobby without a keycard past midnight for extra security.

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.

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

For booking and further information on Tune Hotels’ properties, visit

About Tune Hotels
Tune Hotels is part of the lifestyle business conglomerate Tune Group that was founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun. 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. All Tune Hotels’ properties feature space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: a five-star bed, powerful hot showers and energy-conserving ceiling fans along with housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms, CCTV surveillance, and 24-hour security. The Tune Group companies are Tune Air (a substantial shareholder of AirAsia), Tune Hotels, Tune Money, Tune Insurance, Tune Talk, the AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme, Tune Box, Tune Studios, Caterham Group, Queens Park Rangers Football Club (QPR) and the Epsom College in Malaysia.

Opening date: 17 December 2013
Location: J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City, 8000 Philippines
No. of rooms: 155 (100 Doubles, 52 Twins, 3 Wheelchair accessible)

Tune Hotel Davao is only minutes away from the city’s shopping malls and major convention center. It is conveniently located near corporate offices and walking distance from the Southern Philippines Medical Center.

Davao City is the most populous city in Mindanao and the fourth in the Philippines. Davao City is the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao. Davao is home to Mount Apo, the tallest peak in the country.

Nearby attractions:
·         Mount Apo
·         The Philippine Eagle Nature Center
·         Pearl Farm Beach Resort
·         Jack's Ridge
·         Davao Museum
·         Davao Crocodile Park

Opening date: 19 December 2013
Location: Jl. Chairil Anwar 27-36, Bekasi Timur, 57139 Indonesia
No. of rooms: 157 (103 Doubles, 53 Twins, 1 Wheelchair accessible)

Tune Hotel Bekasi is located next to Blu Plaza Bekasi and about an hour from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Bekasi is Indonesia’s fourth largest city and part of the Jabodetabek, the urban area surrounding the capital city Jakarta.

Nearby attractions:
·         Taman Buaya Indonesia Jaya (Crocodile Farm)
·         Vihara Dharma Jaya (Buddhist Temple)
·         Waterboom Lippo Cikarang (water theme park)
·         Karang Kitri Campgrounds
·         Gedung Joang 45 (The High House)
·         Klenteng Hok Yoe Kiong (Buddhist Temple)
·         Al Arief Mosque

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


A Christmas Concert with Bamboo!

Join rock icon Bamboo in kicking off the Holiday season and a special benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda as Globe Tattoo brings you “BELIEVE: Christmas @ Home with Bamboo” on December 6, 2013 at the Music Museum.

Believe in Christmas and enjoy a night of traditional Christmas favorites, as well as famous anthems and original compositions from Bamboo’s album “No Water No Moon”. Offering his unique vocal talents to a good cause, Bamboo will be joined by the show’s musical director Kakoy Legaspi on guitars, Ria Osorio on keyboards/piano, Jun Jun Regalado on drums, Simon Tan on bass and Ardie de Guzman on guitars. 

The one-hour and a half  special marks Bamboo’s first Christmas show in his 9 year-old career and highlights intimate set of instruments like xylophone, trombone, percussion, strings joined by a children’s choir for renditions of classic Christmas carols.

This concert is also a part of Bamboo’s response to the survivors of super typhoon 'Yolanda' that ravaged Central Visayas two weeks ago. I would like to impart my heartfelt support and prayers to our kababayans in the Visayas thru music and thru this concert. Let the spirit still inspire us to help others and to believe that there is hope for our country.” Bamboo spoke of helping countrymen who are left homeless and have lost their loved ones.

Bamboo is now working on his sophomore album, the follow-up to 2011’s “No Water No Moon” released by PolyEast Records.

Proceeds from the show “BELIEVE: Christmas @ Home with Bamboo” will support in part to typhoon Yolanda victims. The concert will be December 6, 2013 at the Music Museum presented by Globe Tattoo in cooperation with Lenovo, a production of iCreate Entertainment Solutions Inc. For ticket information, you may call Music Museum at 721-6726 or 721-0635, Ticket World at 891-9999 or visit


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