Hotel 101 Group and Horizon Café celebrated World Bicycle Day early last May 29, 2022 with #BikeHappy, an event inviting more then 45 bike influencers and enthusiasts, who also included staff from Hotel 101 – Manila, Jinjiang Inn – Ortigas and Jinjiang Inn – Makati and a handful of valued clients, as part of the hotel group’s sustainability and wellness projects.
Hotel 101 Group General Manager Gel Gomez welcomed the group at Jinjiang Inn – Ortigas. “We are happy that you took time to join us for our Hotel 101 Group Community Ride this morning, as we continue to promote sustainable means of transport and mobility,” she remarked. “Biking, especially with our staff, was born out of necessity during the pandemic, but now, we still want to continue to promote it even after, for leisure or for commuting, or for any purpose you might use a bike,” she explained.
Hotel 101 Group General Manager Gel Gomez and Head of PR Brian Ong together with Lance Dela Rosa (EverydayCyclistPH), Lester Babiera (FirstBikeRide), Thysz Estrada (MeetAndRideMNL) and Juancho Agoncillo (EverydayCyclistPH).
It was also an initiative to officially introduce Hotel 101 Group as bike-friendly hotels with their dedicated bike racks, and Horizon Café as a filling stopover for those who would like to have a quick bite and refreshment while biking in Metro Manila.
Just when the sun was up and bright, bikers were all geared up at Jinjiang Inn – Ortigas as the starting point. Within less than an hour, Bikers reached Jinjiang Inn – Makati, the second stop where participants appeared to be just warming up to take on the road going to the Walled City of Manila, also known as Intramuros.
Bikers gather at Jinjiang Inn – Makati before heading to Fort Santiago in Intramuros.
Department of Tourism NCR Regional Director Sharelene Batin warmly welcomed the bikers at Fort Santiago with an insightful talk about Intramuros and other must-visit attractions in the National Capital Region. A trip to Manila’s most historical place gave Bikers the motivation to drive to the final stop at Hotel 101 – Manila.
“Today we’re also launching Horizon Café’s Bike. Break. Boost., a biker-centric campaign of the restaurant that will entice and energize cyclists to make any of our Horizon Café branches their stop when they bike around the Metro,” says Horizon Café’s Sydneylyn Tan. “Besides the free coffee that we are offering with no minimum purchase, the Biker’s Corner will offer a delectable spread that will showcase breakfast meals, fresh sandwiches and breads, among other food items which I am sure everyone will enjoy,” she adds.
Host, newscaster, and athlete Gretchen Ho, who is also an advocate of safe and sustainable cycling for the country, graced the event at Hotel 101 – Manila. “I am happy to see more establishments becoming bike-friendly. Thank you to Hotel 101 for putting your stake in the cycling community.”
Inside the walled city, bikers are welcomed by DOT NCR Regional Director Sharlene Batin at Fort Santiago before heading to their final stop at Hotel 101 – Manila.
Horizon Café in Hotel 101 – Manila, Jinjiang Inn – Ortigas, and Jinjiang Inn – Makati will offer free unlimited coffee for all bikers from 06:00AM to 12:00NN every Saturdays and Sundays starting June 04, 2022.
Hotel 101 Group Head of PR Brian Ong thanked everyone who attended, and “our partners Thysz Estrada of Meet & Ride Manila, Lester Babiera of First Bike Ride, and Juancho Agoncillo of Everyday Cyclists PH for helping us organize and invite cyclists for our #BikeHappy Hotel 101 Group Community Ride.”
The event ended with bikers cheering happily. Hotel 101 Group raffled off complimentary staycations valid at any of the group’s hotels. Moreover, Horizon Café gave away food vouchers for participants, giving winners more reasons to come and try other Horizon’s Best.
Horizon Café takes pride in its vision of bringing #AlwaysHappy dining experience through Filipino Cuisine tied with the warm Filipino hospitality. Horizon Café traces its origin in Iloilo City, championing Iloilo’s pride dishes like Beef Cansi and Batchoy. The flagship branch located on the topmost floor of Injap Tower Hotel is the core inspiration of the name of the restaurant – the scenic view of the City of Love, and its majestic skyline truly echoes an earth-sky horizon. Horizon Café branches are located in Hotel 101 – Manila, Jinjiang Inn – Ortigas, Jinjiang Inn – Makati, and Injap Tower Hotel in Iloilo.
All Horizon Café branches accept dine-in, take-out, delivery via Grab Food and Foodpanda, and private events. For inquiries, and latest updates on Horizon Café’s offering and promos, feel free to visit its social media account at Facebook and Instragram @horizoncafealldaydining. You may also reach them on 0998-582-3385.
The Hotel 101 Group is a subsidiary of DoubleDragon Corporation, which operates Hotel 101, Injap Tower Hotel in Iloilo City, and Jinjiang Inn Philippines.
Hotel 101 Group has recently unveiled its direction to begin expanding abroad. It aims to make Hotel 101 the first global Filipino hotel chain.