The Bellevue Manila pioneers hospitality urban farming in Muntinlupa City

(Press Release)

The Bellevue Manila has officially solidified a groundbreaking partnership with the City Government of Muntinlupa and the esteemed Department of Agriculture Extension Services Office (DA-ESO) to spearhead sustainability initiatives. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing took place at the Tower Wing Ballroom of The Bellevue Manila on September 20, 2023.

The significant event saw the presence of key stakeholders, including Honorable Ruffy Biazon, City Mayor of Muntinlupa; Marilou Lobo, Head of DA-ESO Muntinlupa; Mark Castillo, The Bellevue Manila Green Committee Chairperson; and Mavic Recio, The Bellevue Manila General Manager.

This pioneering partnership underscores a collective dedication to a greener, more sustainable future. The collaboration aims to champion urban farming, environmental stewardship, and responsible practices within Muntinlupa. “It signifies our collective commitment to a greener, more sustainable future,” said Mark Castillo, The Bellevue Manila Green Committee Chairperson. “Together, we’ll cultivate positive change, one seed at a time.”

In photo from left to right: Mark Castillo, The Bellevue Manila Green Committee Chairperson; Mavic Recio, The Bellevue Manila General Manager; Honorable Ruffy Biazon, City Mayor of Muntinlupa; and Marilou Lobo, Head of DA-ESO Muntinlupa.

One of the key objectives of this partnership is to amplify environmental consciousness, effectively reduce carbon footprints, and advocate for sustainable living in the heart of Muntinlupa. The rooftop garden initiative at The Bellevue Manila is a testament to this commitment. “We believe in the power of collective action and envision a future where sustainable practices are an integral part of our daily lives,” added Mavic Recio, The Bellevue Manila General Manager.

In line with its sustainable initiatives, The Bellevue Manila’s rooftop garden is an embodiment of a farm-to-table concept aimed at redefining sustainable dining. Situated above the bustling city, this thriving garden not only adds to the hotel’s scenic charm but plays a pivotal role in supplying fresh, organic produce directly to its restaurants. The carefully nurtured crops make a swift and direct transition from garden to kitchen, allowing guests to relish dishes crafted from the day’s harvest. This culinary innovation underscores The Bellevue Manila’s dedication to reducing its carbon footprint, supporting local agriculture, and offering a delectable, eco-conscious dining experience. 

Embrace this journey towards eco-conscious dining and responsible urban farming. Visit The Bellevue Manila and experience the freshness on your plate, and be a part of a greener, more sustainable Muntinlupa. For inquiries, call +632 8771 8181.