18 September, 2008

Hyatt Terraces Plaza Postcard

This is one of the postcards that I treasure most. It shows the Kaili Cafe-Restaurant of the Hyatt Terraces Plaza Baguio, one of the casualties of the July 16, 1990 earthquake.

The back of the postcard reads:

Kaili Cafe-Restaurant - located in the picturesque Atrium Plaza. Set amidst colorful handwoven tapestries and refreshing greenery.

Hyatt Terraces Baguio, the only 5-star resort hotel in the Philippines' summer capital, boasts 291 rooms and suites with private balconies, three specialty restaurants, two bars,an Igorot Park and discotheque.

Hyatt Terraces Plaza Postcard

The five-star Hyatt Terraces Plaza sustained the worst damage when its terraced front collapsed onto the hotel lobby area killing about 50 people.

NOTE: COLLAPSED DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
Block 150, Southdrive Road, Baguio City

8 comments:

Raul said...

Jaime Laya's wife, by the way, was a victim of the collapse of this hotel. You mention a book which he published on collecting Filipiniana.

the viajero said...

i didnt know that his wife was one of the casualties... :( i dont have his book, consuming passions, i just read the book in the national library...

chuvaness said...

do you have a larger scan of this?
may I borrow for my blog?
cecile

filipino deltiologist said...

hi cecile,

i can re-scan it again and send it to your email if you want..

Bren said...

We used to stay at Hyatt Terraces Plaza when ever we went to Baguio before the earthquake. It was a very nice place.

Bren said...

I remember ... we used to stay at the Terraces whenever we went to Baguio before the quake

Bren

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Laya died in Nevada Hotel.

wayne moises said...

Hyatt Terraces hotel site becomes a memorial shrine will be built and the construction is under way by 2013-14 3-6 years to be completed by 2018 in Baguio City as a concept compared to Vietnam Veterans memorial Capas war memorial and Christ the redeemer combined as soon as possible.Thanks for the information.From:Wayne