Friday, February 3, 2012

Gymboree opens at Sofitel

Gymboree, global leader in early childhood development and the number one pre-school in the Philippines, celebrates its tenth year in the country by opening its tenth branch at its very first hotel destination, the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

Leading the official launch ceremony were Sofitel general manager Goran Aleks, Gymboree managing director Ann Tan and certified Gymboree mom, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde.


Aleks says of Sofitel’s partnership with Gymboree, “We are very proud to bring Gymboree to our guests, for it is truly the best in the area of early child care and education. The hotel is known for its security, and Sofitel is indeed a safe haven for our children. What’s more, kids can now enjoy playing in a beautiful natural environment just as they were always meant to, and they can now have Gymboree birthday parties at Sofitel, too.”

Gymbo the clown by the sea at Sofitel

“I’m excited to bring this wonderful program to the Sofitel community,” said Tan, managing director of Gymboree Philippines. “From the moment they walk in the door, parents can see that we’ve created an environment where kids can feel confident to touch, explore, play and have fun."

"The play equipment was custom designed for young children and our classes have been developed to provide a range of age-appropriate challenges and skill building exercises, allowing each child to participate and learn at his or her own pace,” she added.

Sofitel GM Goran Aleks with Gymboree mom Bianca Elizalde
and Gymboree MD Ann Tan at the opening

Bianca Araneta-Elizalde enthused: “I am an advocate of Gymboree’s philosophy of play and parental involvement as integral parts of childhood development. My Isabelli and Alessi are Gymboree kids, and my two-month old little girl is on her way to becoming one as well."

She added: "What I love most is I can bond with my daughters at Gymboree, and I have seen how much they have truly developed since they started. I look forward to taking them to Gymboree at Sofitel so they can now experience the great outdoors while they play and learn.”

The grand launch was attended by loyal Gymboree students and their parents. It was a fun-filled children’s party set against clear, blue skies, lush greenery and the picturesque Manila Bay.

Gymboree has over 700 branches spread across 36 countries around the world, and now celebrates its 36th year.

GYMBOREE Philippines
Tel. 551.5555 ext. 7088

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About Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree Play & Music offers children ages newborn to 4 years the opportunity to explore, learn, play and have fun in an innovative parent-child program. Our classes were developed by early childhood experts and include an array of early learning choices that encompass physical, intellectual and social skill development. Gymboree is the pioneer and worldwide leader of parent-child play and movement classes and has over 700 sites in 36 countries.

In addition to the extensive program of classes, Gymboree Play & Music Centers provide a great option for hosting birthday parties and other themed events such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Pumpkin Patch celebrations. An animated Gymboree teacher leads the activities as the children and parents play, laugh and sing together, creating a memorable celebration.

Gymboree Sofitel
Tel. 551-5555 extension 7088

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To commemorate the resilience of the Japanese people
one year after the Great Earthquake,
and to celebrate the beauty of Japanese culture.




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