QUICK LUNCH WITH FRIENDS AT PLANTA HOTEL
Almost 12NN and I haven’t had my lunch yet. Actually, I still don’t have the appetite for food because of flu. But I received a call from Dr. Nenette Padilla, Dean of School of Business and Information Technology of LCC-Bacolod. She was at PLANTA CENTRO BACOLOD HOTEL & RESIDENCES (Planta Hotel) and wanted us to have lunch together at that very moment. Planta Hotel is just a walk away from my home. So , in just a few minutes I was at the hotel already. Nenette, as I call Dr. Padilla together with Benrey , the Information Technology Department Head of LCC, meet me at the coffee shop. How time flies indeed, Benrey was only my student during his college and now he is already a Department Head.
Yours truly, Nenette and Benrey at Planta Hotel, Bacolod (update on this post: Benrey is now the Dean of SBIT, LCC Bacolod ,while Dr. Padilla is the Head for Students Affairs)
I used to teach at La Consolacion College-Bacolod and Nenette was my Dean. But aside from our business relationship Nenette is a very close friend. I miss our instant coffee session together before (our way to release tensions by laughing hard) so I did a lot of talking in this meeting. Hector,Nenette’s husband also joined us for lunch.
It was just a short lunch date for us because Nenette and Benrey still have to attend a seminar. Indeed, real people are so nice to be with. I just don’t know… but, I felt refreshed and energized after that short meeting.
I choose to stay for a while to write this short article. I feel at home with Planta Hotel especially in the coffee shop where we meet, because it’s where I would go each time there’s a brownout in our house and I need to check my emails. The food in the coffee shop are good and reasonably priced as well.
ABOUT PLANTA CENTRO BACOLOD HOTEL & RESIDENCES
The hotel is located at the block of Araneta, Roxas and Osmeña Street. It is approximately 3 kilometers east from the inter-island seaport. Shopping, dinning and commercial centers are just around the corner and of course the Jojo Vito Designs Gallery is just a few steps away. In fact, most of the hotel guests would visit our showroom for some souvenir and Pasalubong Items.
Planta Hotel offers a full array of urbanized amenities with ready to occupy hotel & business units. It has 82 rooms and 8 conference and banquet halls where 20-600 guests can be elegantly and spaciously accommodated. The hotel has coffee shops, restaurants, fitness center, an outdoor pool situated amidst the tropical greens. They have spacious parking facilities.