Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Newest Retreat Center in Tagaytay -- Your Next Event Site?

Looking for a venue for your next company retreat, family camp, overnight fellowship, or school spiritual emphasis week?  The Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center just might be the place!
Built on six hectares of rolling terrain in Tagaytay and  within a few minutes of the Picnic Grove, the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center is a comfortable setting for retreats, conferences, annual assemblies,  conventions, workshops, seminars, planning meetings and similar activities. (Much of the construction and landscaping work was done by former street dwellers being ministered to by the Center for Community Transformation Group of Ministries.  Read their stories here: http://peopleblessingpeople.tumblr.com/post/2974400287/changing-manilas-human-landscape and here:http://cctkaibigan.blogspot.com/2011/12/21-kaibigan-couples-tie-knot.html.)

The main structures are
  • three dormitories  with 20 rooms per dorm and a sleeping capacity of six persons per room 
  • two dormitories with 10 rooms per dorm and a sleeping capacity of four persons per room
  • a multi-purpose building that includes an assembly hall which can seat up to 1000 persons at a time, a dining hall with a 600-person seating capacity, and a covered paseo in between
  • the Pabilyon building with snack bar and game room
  • administration building

Multipurpose building
The multipurpose building as seen from the road
Outdoor activity areas include an elevated swimming pool for baptisms,  basketball and volleyball courts, a children's play area, an obstacle course, an amphitheater, and a grassy field for earth ball games.

Future developments will include a prayer site at its second highest point  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, a unique feature of the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center is that each of the five dormitories has a session room or meeting room at ground level. Groups of sixty or less  have the option of  booking one dormitory building and holding all indoor activities there. All of the function rooms are wi-fi enabled and equipped with sound system and LCD projector.  Large groups may book two or more buildings and use the multipurpose hall as well. 

Grass-roofed bamboo huts for additional meeting space are now available.

Function rooms at ground level of  dorm buildings have sliding partitions for easy division into
 two smaller activity areas. All function rooms are WIFI enabled and are equipped with LCD projectors, screens,
and a basic sound system of wired microphone and floor standing speakers. 
The plenary hall section of the multipurpose building can seat 1,000.
 The Center has an overnight lodging capacity of  460 - 500 persons.For bedroom amenities, please visit:   http://ccttagaytay.blogspot.com/2011/02/take-sneak-peek.html

For instructions on  getting to the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center, click on:  http://ccttagaytay.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-get-to-cct-tagaytay-retreat-and.html

For rates and booking information, please get in touche with Eva Lope, TRTC guest coordinator, at evaranlope@yahoo.com.ph, evamlope@gmail.com, 09192933157, 09232497605, 806-6912, and 654-0536. For information on CCT, please visit its website at www.cct.org.ph.

For the story behind the building of the  retreat center, please visit: http://ccttagaytay.blogspot.com/2012/04/tagaytay-retreat-and-training-center.html

Earth ball, Soccer Field, WiFi Access At Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center

Here are the latest exciting developments at the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center.

All five dormitory buildings are now ready for occupancy. A total of 80 bedrooms are capable of sleeping 480-500 persons.

Bedroom amenities include:  
  • two single beds each with a pull-out / trundle bed  
  • sofa bed with pull-out / trundle bed
  • ensuite bathroom with separate toilet and shower cubicles, twin washbasins
In addition to a basketball court, volleyball court, and elevated swimming pool, a playing field for earth ball games is ready, perfect for group events.  

Wireless network technology  is also now in place at the Center, so Internet access is possible 24/7.

For instructions on  getting to the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center, please copy and paste the following URL into your browser:  http://ccttagaytay.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-get-to-cct-tagaytay-retreat-and.html

For rates and other information, please get in touch with Eva Lope at evaranlope@yahoo.com.ph; 09192933157; 09232497695; 654-0536.