HotelQuickly: Hotel booking made easy

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Do you find hotel booking a hassle? Or have you ever gone somewhere without the intention of staying and needed a place to stay at the last minute?

Now you can save time and money by booking your last minute hotel quickly, through HotelQuickly— a mobile hotel booking application that allows users to get the best available 3- to 5-star hotels fast and hassle-free throughout the Asia Pacific region at a more affordable rate, which is about 28% cheaper than other online hotel booking options.

The application features more than 11,000 hotels in more than 250 destinations in countries like Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and now, the Philippines.

So whether you missed a flight, stayed out too late, plan to extend your trip or just want a staycation within your own city, HotelQuickly has you covered.

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Using the mobile app is easy. First, download the HotelQuickly app in the App Store or Google Play. Once you open the app, you’ll see the countries and cities covered by HotelQuickly with an up-to-date list of available hotels and rooms. The app allows you to look at high resolution photos of the hotel, check out information on the facilities, read consumer reviews, and even search the hotel location through a virtual map. Each hotel covered by HotelQuickly also shows the room’s normal price and discounted price.

To make a reservation on your preferred hotel, simply swipe to confirm! After this, you’ll receive an email confirming your booking then you’re all set!

You can also get free night stays in a hotel of your choice by inviting your friends. Each time an invited friend downloads the app, they get PHP 600 while you receive a PHP 40 credit. In addition to this, once they book a hotel, you get a PHP 600 credit! These accumulated credits can then be used to treat yourself to a free night in your favorite hotel.

Currently, HotelQuickly has about 1.8 million downloads across iOS and Android platforms. HotelQuickly is your new travel buddy, guaranteeing you a room at the most affordable price possible, hassle free.

 

Kobe 11, finally unveils

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At first glance, the low-top and simplified silhouette appears familiar. One could be fooled into believing that they’ve seen this before. Wrong. Look closer. See those pearlescent fibers? Those are thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) threads, an indication of progression; and, despite their subtlety, an announcement of the arrival of an evolution, a stronger iteration of Nike Flyknit.

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  Fittingly, this progressive technology debuts on the KOBE 11, underscoring the dedication to innovation that has cemented Kobe Bryant’s design legacy, one that rivals, if not extends, the champion’s on-court perfectionism.

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Starting in 2004 with the Nike Huarache 2K4, Bryant’s signature line – a partnership between the legendary athlete and Nike designer Eric Avar – has repeatedly introduced technical breakthroughs to basketball, including Flywire, Nike Free-inspired natural motion, advanced proprioception and Flyknit. At the same time, it has consistently championed a less-is-more philosophy. The union of these values has radically altered expectations for performance basketball footwear, a practice that continues with the KOBE 11, Bryant’s final on-court shoe.

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   Known to be invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel, Achilles’ ultimate demise resulted from an arrow to his weak point during the Trojan War. Consequently, the term “Achilles heel,” was born.  The KOBE 11 Achilles Heel features a graphic representation of the hero on the right heel, while the left features four-stitch marks representing the four feet of thread used in Bryant’s 2013 Achilles surgery.

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LIVE PERISCOPE UNVEILING

Bryant and @nikebasketball went live on Periscope today to reveal the story behind the KOBE 11.

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AVAILABILITY

The KOBE 11 Achilles Heel and coordinated apparel is available in Jan. 9 globally at nike.com and select retail locations.

Suzuki Celerio Bags Award from CAGI

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Recently the Suzuki Philippines received yet another feather in its cap as the recently introduced Suzuki Celerio was awarded as the Basic Subcompact Car of the Year at the much-awaited Car Awards Group, Inc (CAGI) Gala Awards Night held at the Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino in Clark Field, Pampanga this November.

Members of the CAGI committee lauded the All New Suzuki Celerio’s A+ compact build — a concept that steps up on the strengths and exceeds the limits of the A segment car by implementing the “small on the outside, big on the inside” idea. It sports the same dynamic and easy-to-maneuver design, which Suzuki compact cars are known for, while offering spacious room for passengers and relatively huge luggage capacity.

SPH General Manager for Automobile Shuzo Hoshikura proudly shared, “As a pioneer manufacturer of compact vehicles, we are truly grateful for this acknowledgement, which recognizes our continuous pursuit to come up with top quality vehicles that would fit the growing needs of the automotive market. We are dedicating this award, and other recognitions we received this year, to our valued customers who have been our inspiration in developing and manufacturing premium and reliable cars.”

Apart from this, the All New Celerio also bagged the Air Asia Philippines Consumer Award.

The Car Awards Group, Inc (CAGI) has been established since 2004 and is composed of motoring editors from some of the most respected publications in the Philippines. The group recognizes winners of the year through independent, and comprehensive testing with qualitative and quantitative criteria. Entry vehicles are being reviewed based on all aspects of the vehicle, from safety features, competitive price and so much more.
For more information about Suzuki Philippines and their automobiles, please visit http://suzuki.com.ph/auto/ and like them on www.facebook.com/SuzukiAutoPH, https://twitter.com/SuzukiAutoPH and follow them on Instagram at @suzukiautoph.

Vera, Striegl competing for ONE FC Title Match

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Few days ahead of ONE Championship’s annual year-end show in Manila, Philippines, Filipino Mixed Martial Arts superstars Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Mark “Mugen” Striegl and Ana “Hurricane” Julaton appeared at the KMA Fitness Gym in Makati to showcase their skills to invited media in an ‘open workout.’

The trio will represent the Philippines, along with a posse of local fighters, at ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS, which takes place Friday, December 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

“I just can’t wait to kick his ass,” said Vera, who will be competing for the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Championship against former English pro-basketball player, Chi “Chopper” Lewis-Parry.

“I’ve never been in shape like this. I’ve never been this big and my body fat has never been this low. My cardio’s never been this high. My confidence is through the roof with this,” Vera added.

“You need to train 1000% all the time — 500% training and the other 500% you need to take care of your body.”

The life of a fighter is a long and arduous one, with countless nights spent in a sweltering gym, wailing away at leather, honing a craft that will be ultimately responsible for either victory or defeat.

Yet for a veteran like Vera, it’s something that simply comes second nature to him.

Across the spectrum sits bantamweight standout, Mark Striegl, who is one of the most talented fighters in his division. Striegl too is of Filipino origins and calls the Philippines his home.

Striegl is coming off a huge win over the highly-regarded Casey Suire last April, and owns a 14-1 record going into Friday night’s matchup. He takes on Reece McLaren (7-3) of Queensland, Australia.

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“To be fighting for ONE in the Philippines is a dream come true for me,” said Striegl. “My opponent is a champion from Australia and I know he is a tough one.”

Striegl now lives and trains in Singapore as a member of the Evolve Fight Team, where he works out with various world champions in different combat sports.

 

Among the boys, stands a lone female warrior — former boxing world champion Ana “Hurricane” Julaton who makes her much anticipated return to the ONE Cage.

Julaton has been working tirelessly with legendary MMA coach Ricky Lundell in Las Vegas, and by all accounts, fans are expected to see the best version of Julaton yet.

“Everyone has their own style, but I have my own style that I am comfortable fighting with,” said Julaton.

“Anyone who has been watching my first three fights can delete that image because that’s not the same Ana anymore. I feel that time I was a boxer stepping into MMA but now I am different.”

Julaton had figured in two wins with one loss so far, since transitioning to MMA. The move had been somewhat difficult as Julaton tried to adjust to different fighting disciplines. Her work in Las Vegas however, promises a new and improved Julaton, one that is ready to take the MMA world by storm.

“I’m used to going to a boxing gym, putting my shoes on. Now I have gotten used to a new environment when I go to a wrestling gym.”

Vera, Striegl and Julaton are ready, as are the fans, for an evening that should be nothing short of spectacular.