Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Retreat Center Opens on May 4

The newest Christian retreat center in the Philippines opens on May 4!

Built on six hectares of rolling terrain in Tagaytay, the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center is the perfect venue for couples' retreats, youth conferences, church seminars,  planning meetings and similar activities.  The main structures are five dormitory buildings and a multi-purpose building with an assembly area capable of seating 800 to 1,000 persons, a dining area with indoor and al fresco seating, and a kitchen. Outdoor activity areas include a baptismal pool, and basketball and volleyball courts.

Future developments will include a prayer site at its second highest point, an amphitheater, and a zipline. A large portion of the grounds will be devoted to a pastoral environment for prayer, meditation, and relaxation.

Unique Feature. While other event facilities in the Philippines have separate buildings for meetings, dining, and  sleeping, the Center uniquely has five dormitories each having a function room and dining area at ground level. These dormitory buildings can sleep four to six to a room and can each accommodate groups of 60 to 120; each dorm has common bathrooms on the ground floor.      

Dormitory A-3 at the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center.
This building can accommodate as many as 120 guests overnight.

Function room amenities include:
  • built-in LCD projector
  • projector screen
  • whiteboard
  • hot and cold water dispenser

An accordion-type partition separates a spacious meeting hall (above) from the dining area (below).

    Bedroom amenities include:
    • two single beds each with a pull-out / trundle bed  
    • sofa bed with pull out / trundle bed
    • glass-partitioned en-suite bathroom with toilet and hot-and-cold shower cubicles, and twin washbasins
    • bed linens and towels
    • air conditioning units and ceiling fans (but guests are encouraged to enjoy Tagaytay's fresh air while sleeping)

    One of the highest points of the retreat grounds.  This will be a prayer venue.

      Other advantages are ample parking for cars AND buses; the Picnic Grove and its grand view of Taal Volcano is just about 15 minutes away on foot. 

      For booking information, please get in touch with Eva Lope at, 09192933157, 645-0536