Redefining Grand: Henann Resorts Launches Exclusive Aircraft and Bohol's Biggest Convention Center

The Henann Group of Resorts is unstoppable.

Known for its cluster of luxury resorts in Boracay, the Henann Group has opened another prime property—this time in the quieter but equally beautiful island of Panglao in Bohol. Henann Resort Alona Beach soft-opened last May and celebrated its grand launch last August 21-22—a majestic affair attended by the Henann Group, its industry partners, special guests, celebrities, and members of the media, including a few selected bloggers—myself counted!

The carefree weekend we had at Henann Resort Alona Beach started pretty smoothly; we enjoyed a buffet breakfast while waiting for our flight. As we were finishing our coffee, an excited voice announced the arrival of our plane—which was no ordinary plane! It was Henann Resort’s special AirAsia aircraft!

Dr. Henry Chusuey himself, Director of Henann Group of Resorts, welcomed us into the unveiling of this special vehicle, along with AirAsia Philippines CEO Atty. Joy Caneba, the beautiful airline staff, and our female pilot, Capt. Gisela Bendong.

Dr. Henry Chusuey (3rd from right); Karl Chusuey, VP for Marketing of Henann (2nd from right)
with the AirAsia delegates
Capt. Gisela Bendong (2nd from left) with the AirAsia staff
This partnership between AirAsia and Henannn Group of Resorts is set to further promote the different Philippine islands as tourist destinations all over Asia. I feel so honored to have been part of this debut flight!

After an hour and a half, we arrived safely at Tagbilaran Airport in Bohol. Our aircraft was shot with water cannons as a way of blessing—and congratulating—this debut flight. Upon alighting, we were greeted by the Henann staff with these cute leis made of shells and toy tarsiers, one of the trademarks of Bohol. Folk dancers moved to the beat of live music. It was such a warm, jovial welcome; I felt like a celebrity, haha!

The live band continued to play as the Henann coasters took us to Alona Beach. I was awe-struck when we got there—Henann Resort Alona Beach has got to be the biggest, loveliest, and finest Henann resort.

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch at the hotel’s Coral Café, after which we had some free time for ourselves. Once we’re done admiring every corner of our exquisite room, we went out and explored the resort a bit. Here’s a sneak peek for you—watch out for a separate post on the resort premises soon!

By nighttime we enjoyed some pre-dinner cocktails by the beach, as fire dancers and musicians regaled us with awesome performances. Beers, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres were passed around—it was truly a relaxed and entertaining night.

The next day, we gathered by the pool for some (more) cocktails and then proceeded to the hotel lobby to witness the inauguration of the resort. Prayers were said, champagne glasses were clinked as Mr. Chusuey formally opened the resort.

Likewise, Henann also celebrated the blessing of the Convention Center—currently the biggest events facility in Bohol.

Taking advantage of the bustling tourism in the province of Bohol, Henann Resort Alona Beach is poising itself to be not just a leisure destination, but a leading choice for conferences, seminars, gatherings, and business functions as well. Considering its three-story space, state-of-the-art facilities, and premier location, I’m sure the 2,160-sqm Convention Center can breathe life into any event idea. It features not just a huge ballroom that can house 1,000 seated guests and 1,500 in cocktail set-up, but also break-out rooms that can accommodate 30 to 390 persons per room.

The facility can accommodate 1,000 persons in a banquet set up and 1,500 in a cocktail set up
Not to mention that the tranquil beach is just nearby—if that couldn’t add to inspiration, I don’t know what could!

We enjoyed a delicious dinner inside the ballroom and indulged in drinks as we heard stories and speeches from the important people behind Henann Resorts' success. I was very happy to discover that Henann prioritized the Boholanos while planning their human resources.

The night continued on with some music, dance numbers, and live singing by Mark Bautista. What an enjoyable night!
with Mr. Karl Chusuey
Paparazzi time. | Left: Mark Bautista urges Sen. Franklin Drilon to sing.
Right: Sen. Antonio Trillanes with Ms. Ann Chusuey. 
Congratulations to Henann Group of Resorts for your grandest venture yet, the Henann Resort Alona Beach! Thank you for the memorable and spectacular weekend!

Henann Resort Alona Beach Bohol
Beachfront, Alona Beach, Tawala Panglao Island, Bohol
+6338.502.9141 to 43 | Fax +6338.502.9142
Manila office: +632.230.3000 to 03

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