Resort taps couturier for uniforms that meld function and style

IN THE midst of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Discovery Resorts, a group consisting of Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan, has teamed up with couturier Avel Bacudio, in the creation of the group’s protective gear for its employees.

“We didn’t want anything off the rack. We wanted something bespoke for Discovery Resorts, something that will perfectly suit our colleagues’ needs,” Erwin Lopez, Hotel Manager of Discovery Shores Boracay, was quoted as saying in a statement. “And since this is something that our colleagues will wear every day, the choice of fabric and materials are important in not only ensuring the safety of our colleagues but also ensuring the proper representation of the Discovery brand,” said Joegil Magtanggol Escobar, Hotel Manage of Club Paradise Palawan in the same statement.

Mr. Bacudio conducted research to make sure that what he created would be effective in protecting the wearer — and still look good. “The Avel x Discovery Resorts Face Mask is made of a combination of cotton spandex and polyester, which appear to effectively filter droplets and aerosols, as claimed by a team of researchers in the US while the Avel x Discovery Resorts Apron is made of anti-static microfiber and polyester. It is important to select clothing material based on its ability to resist degradation and permeation caused by different agents,” Mr. Bacudio said in a statement.

The bespoke personal protective gear are part of the Discovery Resorts Home Safe Program where both Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan have incorporated more rigid cleanliness and sanitation protocols in all areas of the resort operations so that guests can enjoy a worry-free stay.

To know more about the resorts’ Home Safe Program, visit for Discovery Shores Boracay and for Club Paradise Palawan. For inquiries and reservations, visit or