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- AVEL x DISCOVERY RESORTS:
Where Fashion Meets Function + Protection
At a time like this, when establishments are going at great lengths to secure all necessary machines and tools required to properly provide the best care possible for all their employees and guests, Discovery Resorts, a group consisting of award-winning Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan, found a wonderful opportunity for collaboration in the midst of the pandemic.
A true ambassador and supporter of Filipino talent, skill and creativity, locally owned and managed Discovery Resorts naturally thought of tapping a world-renowned Filipino genius in the field of fashion and a longtime friend of the company, Mr. Avel Bacudio, in the creation of the group’s protective gear.
“We didn’t want anything off the rack. We wanted something bespoke for Discovery Resorts, something that will perfectly suit our colleagues’ needs,” shares Erwin Lopez, Hotel Manager of Discovery Shores Boracay. “And since this is something that our colleagues will wear every day, the choice of fabric and materials are important in not only ensuring the safety of our colleagues but also ensuring the proper representation of the Discovery brand,” adds Joegil Magtanggol Escobar, Hotel Manage of Club Paradise Palawan.
“Avel was the first person that came into our minds for this kind of collaboration. Not only is he a loyal guest of Discovery Shores Boracay all these years, he is practically already a member of the Discovery family.” Shares Mr. Lopez.
Careful research and design consideration were conducted by Mr. Bacudio to make sure that what he creates will be effective in protecting the wearer. “The Avel x Discovery Resorts Face Mask is made of a combination of cotton spandex and polyester, which appear to effectively filter droplets and aerosols, as claimed by a team of researchers in the US while the Avel x Discovery Resorts Apron is made of anti-static microfiber and polyester. It is important to select clothing material based on its ability to resist degradation and permeation caused by different agents,” Fashion Designer Avel Bacudio shares.
These bespoke personal protective gears are part of the Discovery Resorts Home Safe Program where both Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan have incorporated more rigid cleanliness and sanitation protocols in all areas of the resort operations so that guests can fully enjoy a beautiful, worry-free stay in both resorts. Taking good care of both guests and colleagues is the very core of the Discovery Resorts’ values. The group consistently thinks of ways to safely interact with guests without compromising everyone’s safety and the attention to detail and service that people have known to love about Discovery Resorts.
About Mr. Avel Bacudio:
A passionate soul fueled by determination and talent, Avel Bacudio was one of the founding members of the Young Designers’ Guild of the Philippines. In 2002, Avel won the People’s Choice award in the Concours International des Jeunes Createurs de Mode held in Manila, after which, he was given the privilege to present his designs in Paris with four other designers. In the following year, Mr. Bacudio was chosen as one of the ten best designers in the “Timeless Terno” contest spearheaded by the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. His designs also garnered recognitions at the Asian Fashion Grand Prix Contest (1998), Fashion Connections Singapore (2000), and the Young Fashion Designers Show in China. In 2012, Metro Magazine awarded him as the Breakthrough Designer of the Year, with another accolade (given by then President Benigno Aguino III) as an Ambassador of Peace. In 2014, he was honored as Asia’s Most Influential Designer at the Mercedes-Benz Stylo Asia Fashion Week in Malaysia.
To know more about the resorts’ Home Safe Program, visit https://www.discoveryshoresboracay.com/discover/home-safe/ for Discovery Shores Boracay and https://www.clubparadisepalawan.com/discover/home-safe/ for Club Paradise Palawan. For inquiries and reservations, visit www.discoveryshoresboracay.com or call (632) 7720.8888 for Discovery Shores Boracay. For Club Paradise Palawan visit www.clubparadisepalawan.com or call (632) 7719.6971.
Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan are owned by The Discovery World Corporation and managed by the Discovery Hospitality Corporation.