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The Bellevue gets grander


A hotel built on memories. A grand ballroom that is austere in elegance yet extravagant in pampering. These serve as the inspirations of the designers and architects tasked to build The Bellevue Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in Alabang’s Northgate Cyberzone.

The same creative team behind the stylish architecture and interiors of The Bellevue Hotel is working on this vision of sophistication, refinement and good taste. Arlen de Guzman, an international expert in Hospitality Design, takes charge of the interior’s concept while the father-and-son team of Esteban and Gavino Tan is handling the architectural aspect of the ballroom’s construction. The expertise of acoustic, lighting and kitchen consultants has also been tapped to complete the project.

The Bellevue’s Grand Ballroom, a two-story structure with a maximum capacity for 1,000 guests, features high-tech audio-visual equipment, state-of-the-art wireless technology, large escalators and a car lift. Its eight-meter ceiling height, a record elevation by Philippine standards, is made to give immediate visual impact without being too intimidating or overpowering.

For the interior, black lacquer, silver leaf and golden color, are made to blend with select art pieces, an intricate ceiling design with onion-inspired pendant lighting, a special flower carpet pattern, and a floating grand staircase.

“We want people to experience how it’s like in the south side. Here, things are different because it’s more laid-back and relaxed. The ballroom’s Oriental motif should make guests feel that way, from the combination of warm colors, Eastern-themed furniture, sculptures and art works,” de Guzman said.

Hotel regulars say the ballroom’s completion by the end of the year will keep what they love about the south—where everything is truly grand.


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