Have you met Tina?

The Sulo Riviera's executive director Tina Cuevas at the pink and gray-themed Roberto Cavalli ballroom
The Sulo Riviera’s executive director Tina Cuevas 

When Tina Cuevas came back to the Philippines in 2009 she brought back with her 15 years of her charmed life in Barcelona—one exposed to the sophisticated lifestyle of Spanish high society that further cultivated her taste for elegant interiors and the finer things in life.

This comeback lady was in time for her father’s acquisition of the iconic Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City, where she was put to the task of conceptualizing, revamping and running the hotel as its Executive Director.

Tina Cuevas showed off her exquisite taste in the newly renovated hotel’s grand re-launch on December 3, 2011. Manila’s A-Listers were there in full force, and I could not help hearing the loud whispers from the guests. The verdict: thumbs up from everyone! A high grade of A+!

The hotel is now very popular, with many bookings for parties and events. Tina conceptualizes the décor for the client’s theme, and works with her F&B Manager and Hotel Operations Manager to make events impeccable. She draws inspiration from her many travels and experiences in the beautiful hotels she frequents abroad, like the Baccarat Hotel in NYC, Rosewood Hotel in London with its fabulous interiors, and her home away from home in London, the Café Royal Hotel.

An intimate setup at the hotel's Manansala Ballroom.
An intimate setup at the hotel’s Manansala Ballroom.
The al fresco setup by the pool
The al fresco setup by the pool

Her top priorities when planning an event: imaginative floral and table arrangements (making sure the flowers match the table linens, China and flatware), a tasty menu, a good playlist and the right band to perform.

When attending one of Tina Cuevas’ parties, as I have, one can expect nothing less than a fun evening. With all the right ingredients for a remarkable soiree—décor, food, music, and beautiful people with a sprinkle of celebrities—what more can guests ask for? She is truly the hostess with the mostest!

Mayenne Carmona
Mayenne Carmona

Mayenne Carmona runs the column, 'La Vie En Rose' published monthly in Zee Lifestyle. Visit her website at www.mayennesworld.com

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