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Enjoying the Ideal “WorkPlays”

Written by Erika Villanueva

February 26, 2018

A recent report by the Philippine Statistics Authority revealed that more than 8 million Filipinos are overworked, 41.2 percent higher than last year’s figures. This is proof of how the Filipino culture has taught us to always go above and beyond what is asked of us, sometimes to a fault.

Fortunately, more and more companies are becoming active agents of change, ready to make adjustments to processes and operations to guarantee that their employee’s health and well- being are prioritized.

This makes the completion of Astoria Palawan’s newest facility, Mangrove Conference and Convention Center, a timely addition to the property, as Puerto Princesa continues to rise as one of the top venue choices for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE).

We believe that to unleash an employee’s full potential, it is important to let them know that the company they are working for knows the concept of being “playfully productive.” And with studies suggesting that allowing your people to have time for play can help boost workplace productivity, creativity, and concentration, the demand for a venue that could accommodate both is expected to experience a significant increase.

The latest addition to our Puerto Princesa property was built exactly for that purpose- to bridge the gap between business and leisure. With a space of 439-square meters, Mangrove is home to two function rooms which can serve up to 200 guests, and one main convention hall which can house up to 450 guests. Based on your requirements, Mangrove can be customized with lights, audio-visual presentation equipment, Wi-Fi, and a stage. Set-up of tables and chairs will depend on your preference. We also have business meeting packages that include a create-your- own international buffet menu selection, complete room set-up with stage and basic sound system, complimentary notepads, pencils, and mint candies, free parking space for a guaranteed number of attendees, as well as wireless internet connection.

In true “workplays” spirit, Mangrove Conference and Convention Center is situated in a resort that features top-class amenities like an infinity pool, a gym, and a spa. Our newly-built one-hectare Palawan Waterpark, the first of its kind in Puerto Princesa, was completed and it features bamboo water geysers, giant corkscrew slides, and a wave pool that can de-stress even the most exhausted employee. You see, for us, Mangrove is all about putting the “fun” in functional!

As our resort manager said, “Business trips are so much more rewarding when you take the time to enjoy and unwind, and we want Astoria Palawan to be an exceptional destination
featuring a well-rounded lifestyle.”

For bookings and reservations, just send us an inquiry by clicking here.

Erika Villanueva

Erika Villanueva is the Lead Digital Content Strategist of Astoria Hotels and Resorts. She believes in the magic of metaphors, relates to Batman's dark mood, and enjoys Milan Kundera's wry humor. She grooves and headbangs to the music of John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, and The Black Keys.

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