Fort Ilocandia Resorts – February 2005

Going North: Fort Ilocandia Resorts

Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Back in 2005 blogging is the least priorities. Job-related, boosting sales, creating client smartcard template and after work gimmick are some of the multi-tasking activities that burns up our brains and eats up most of our time. Work hard, party even harder was the belief back then. I was employed to a technology-savvy company where biometrics, proximity cards, smart cards are considered new and hardly even heard.
We were given the opportunity [Marketing Dept.] for a three (3)days/ two (2) nights stay at Fort Ilocandia Resorts, the same group that developed and manages Fontana Resorts in Clark, Pampanga. A business trip and leisure in the North of Luzon.
Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel is situated in Barrio Calayab, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. It is 10 minutes from Laoag International Airport and 9 kilometers from Laoag City. We were lucky to have an arranged pick up point from airport to destination courtesy of Fort Ilocandia. A welcome drinks and singing staff clad in Ilocano costume entertained us with their Ilocano songs. If I were an early blogger then, I must have documented everything from Laoag airport down the last step from Ilocos. I’ll be sharing a selected worthy pictures/images, to make this virtual trip informative to some of the readers.
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we were capturing Centennial Airport’s door security
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Fort Ilocandia Resorts is an upper class beach resort famous among expatriates. The resort hotel complex is composed of five buildings, made of Spanish-inspired architecture and finished in cool red bricks. It has 267 rooms with private balconies offering a view of the sea and possessing the features and qualities of Ilocano century-old quarters and constructed to accentuate the antiquity of a colonial house.
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3 days – Buffet breakfast was so facinating
Ilokano foodie like bagnet, pinakbet or anything with bagoong!
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we’re off to market
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client presentation with Fort Ilocandia management
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Laoag isn’t white sand, it’s just the sun on its highest point 🙂
pictures are deceiving though!
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brainstorming
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golf course
is curiously occupied by Koreans 🙂
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see the winds?
“nadadala ako ng hangin!”
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 looking for my surf board hahaha! 🙂
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Check out the  waves! 🙂
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Fort Ilocandia Resorts
Barangay 37, Calayab, Laoag City
Ilocos Norte 2900, Philippines

 

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