23 November 2013

General Manager’s Newsletter


Dear Members,

The Super Typhoon "Yolanda" wrecked havoc on the central parts of the Philppines. I wish to take this opportunity on behalf of the group to thank Members that donated to the relief efforts through The City Club channel or, directly with the Alphaland Groups operations that were conducted from the Hanger.

The Great;  Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight  will be screened live at The City Club on Sunday, November 24. If you plan on joining us for the Buffet Brunch that will be served between 7am and 2pm in the Costa del Sol restaurant and Atrium, please let us know; Adult / Teenagers  PhP 800.00, Children 4 - 12 years; PhP 400.00,  3 years and below FOC. All prices are subject to12% VAT. Reservations for the Brunch can be made through the Club's Website, or by emailing; tccreservations@alphaland.com.ph  or telephoning;:02 737 0000 local 104.

The fight itself will be screened from 8am onwards both in the Function Room and, the Bar & Games Room. Please bring  your friends along also. We wish to make everyone comfortable!  Seats  will be allocated to those that avail of the Brunch and reserve in advance and thereafter on a first come, first served basis.

In place of the Mona Lisa Restaurant, the Management has decided to self-run the Italian Restaurant. It is now callaed "TOSCANA RISTORANTE ITALIANO." The Club has engaged the services of  Paolo  Nesi,  a renowned Chef  and Sommelier of the L'Opera group of companies. The TOSCANA is already operational and will expand on its à la carte over the coming days.  It  provides authentic  Italian  cuisine and, will offer daily specials  in early December.

We are very happy to inform you that a New Year's Eve Party is to be organized on the 6th level. It  will be preceded by a Mass that will be held on the 4th  level at 9:00pm. Cocktails  will be served from  9:30pm on the  6th   level on the  poolside deck. The International   Buffet  will  commence at  10:30pm   and  be  available until  12:30am. Arrangements are being  made for  entertainment and Fireworks. Look out  for  more details that will be published on the posters at the club and on the Website  from next Monday. Reservations can  already be  made  through  email: tccreservations@alphaland.com.ph.

Mark's Prime Rib is serving a set lunch from the Wagon.

PhP 1,000.00 (inclusive VAT)

Soup of the Day


Beef Wellington Croquette Potatoes Minted Green Peas

Vichy Carrots au Beurre

Side Salad with Vinaigrette dressing


Fresh Fruit Salad

The Taste of France by Chef Sau is serving a "Set Dinner Carvery."

PhP 1,100.00 (inclusive VAT)

Soup de jour


Roast Leg of Lamb piqué   

Parsley Potatoes

Zucchini Provençales

Side Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette


Dessert of the Day

Both promotions are available daily until Sunday, 8th December inclusive. 

On the 5th level we have 5 meeting rooms in the Business Centre that can accommodate up to 15 participants. The rooms are provided with audio & visual equipments such as; projector  &  screen  and  other  accessories (flip   boards,  stationeries, etc).  Light refreshments  can be arranged in the meeting rooms if required. They are ideal for; Board meetings, budgeting or departmental group sessions, interviews, and private discussions.

The Table Games Room has been set up for; Mahjong, Cards (Bridge, Poker, etc), Chess and, Dominoes on the 4th level opposite the Salathip restaurant. Drinks and finger food snacks can be ordered in this facility. To reserve the room or a table please contact the

The Badminton courts' are now operational again with much improved lighting. We hope that the changes that have been introduced will make your game more enjoyable.

For the benefit of those that did not get my last Newsletter, the Sports & Recreation Department offer regular Group Exercise and Dance programs for the following selected classes and schedules:

Pole Dance  Mon & Fri  Jane  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
Absolute Hot Yoga  Mon & Thu  Svet  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
Flamenco Mon &  Thu  Katsie  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
Aerial Silk Tue &  Thu  Lala  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
ZUMBA®  Tue & Thu  Paolo  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
Mat Pilates  Tue & Fri  Angel  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
Zumba  Wed & Sat  Jane  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
Synergy Circuit Burn  Wednesday  Ferdie  8:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Synergy Circuit Burn  Saturday  Ferdie  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
Cardio Dance  Saturday  Paolo  9:00 AM – 10:00AM

We require a minimum of 4 participants to start each class. If you are interested to enroll or require more information, either visit the; Sports & Recreation Service Desk (5th level) or, call (02) 737 0000 (local 107) or, email; tccreservations@remove-this.alphaland.com.ph.

The winners of The City Club's 1st Golf Cup, held on the Pebble Beach Golf Links course were; 

Seniors Division
Danilo ROLEDA  104 25 79 CHAMPION
Men's Division 
Jose PARAS  98 22 76  CHAMPION
Juanito MERCADO 118 30 88 Runner-Up

The event was run concurrently with The Zombie Apocalypse Shoot fest! The awards were as follows;

Pistol-Dependents Division 
Jaime ALVAREZ  117 Runner-Up
Pistol-Guest Division 
Rifle-Member's Division

Last but not least; I wish to introduce to you a new member on my team; Mr. Hillario (Gil) Santiago.  Gil has been appointed as the Assistant General Manager for Food & Beverage at The City Club.  Gil  has been in the USA for the past 21 years attached to major Hotel chains and attended several courses at Cornell University. I look forward to working with him, and our team, to enhance the standard of service delivery we collectively aspire to provide for you.

Best wishes!


General Manager