The League of Women Voters of Clark County is hosting several informative workshops this month to talk about voting and the primary election.The series is called Pizza & Primary Politics. Topics of discussion include the value of a primary vote, changing the government and encouraging people to run for office.The next workshop is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Vancouver Community Library. The Cascade Park Community Library is the next stop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. In Washougal, the series is from 3 to 5 p.m. July 28, also at the library.
Courtyard by Marriott announces signing of second hotel in The PhilippinesCourtyard by Marriott announces signing of second hotelHotel will debut the brand in Cebu, The Philippines’ second-largest city, in 2021Courtyard by Marriott today announced the signing of a new 251-room property in Cebu City, underscoring the brand’s growing momentum in The Philippines. Construction is expected to begin in late 2018, with a projected opening of Spring 2021. Intercontinental Resort and Lifestyle Inc., a subsidiary of Cebu’s Tanchan Corporate Group, will own the new Courtyard by Marriott Cebu.“We are delighted to partner with Intercontinental Resort and Lifestyle to debut the Courtyard by Marriott brand to Cebu City,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “The signing of Courtyard by Marriott Cebu marks an exciting new chapter for us in expanding Marriott International’s presence in The Philippines – especially in this exciting corporate and tourism city.”The Cebu City signing coincides with the opening of the first Courtyard by Marriott in The Philippines – the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo City, expected to open later this month.The Courtyard by Marriott Cebu will rise about 14 kilometers from Mactan-Cebu International Airport within a new, 31-story mixed-use development that will feature upscale shopping, dining options and residences. Hotel guests will have convenient access to the major business hub where business process outsourcing (BPO) services, banks and other companies are located.Founded as a Spanish colony in 1565, Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines and the second largest after Manila. Rich with history, Cebu City is home to landmarks such as the Basilica del Santo Niño de Cebú and the 1730 Jesuit House museum. Located in the island province of Cebu at the center of the Philippine archipelago, Cebu City is a significant trade, education and commercial center as well as the Philippines’ main domestic shipping port.“We are thrilled to be able to bring the Courtyard by Marriott brand to Cebu City,” said Vincent Ong, CEO of Intercontinental resort and lifestyle Inc. “With this project, we are combining our decades of experience in the Philippine market with the prestige and global brand recognition of Courtyard by Marriott to offer business travelers to Cebu a hotel like no other.”The Courtyard by Marriott Cebu will showcase the brand’s signature modern-classic interior design, with spaces and amenities that allow for interaction, collaboration and exploration. Guests will enjoy spacious, well-appointed guestrooms and suites, a 24/7 fitness center and seamless, intuitive technology throughout the hotel, complemented by an elevated level of service that reflects the legendary Courtyard by Marriott service philosophy.An array of food and beverage outlets will offer guests dining options from morning to night: the 100-seat all-day dining restaurant features a semi-open kitchen with live stations and a display buffet, The Market will offer guests the convenience of grab-and-go facilities, and The Courtyard will offer traditional dining options. In addition, a Pool Bar will offer guests refreshments at the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool and sun deck area.The new Courtyard by Marriott Cebu will feature a 400-square-meter ballroom, as well as two multi-purpose meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for casual and formal events, functions and business meetings.For more information, please visit www.marriott.com. Source = Courtyard by Marriott read more