To kick off the Yuletide season, more than 200 friends of the hotel, leading corporations, and media partners witnessed the traditional Grand Lobby Lighting and the launch of the 2016 Children’s Christmas Village on November 11.
Welcoming the guests with his opening remarks is the President of The Manila Hotel, Atty. Joey D. Lina. As the shimmering lights were revealed all around the Grand Lobby, a toast was offered by Lina and Nian Liwanag-Rigor, assistant vice president for PR and corporate communications, together with Miss World Philippines and Miss Manila Hotel Catriona Gray, Tourism Undersecretary Atty. Falconi V. Millar and Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre. As the night progressed, the University of Santo Tomas singers serenaded the guests with their cheerful Christmas carol renditions. Everyone was surprised to see Santa Klaws of Pacific Santa’s clad in his black-and-red Christmas suit distributing gifts to the kids of House of Refuge. As always, the guests were treated to a splendid dinner prepared by The Manila Hotel’s culinary team.
This year The Manila Hotel designed a bigger and better Christmas Village. Wander at Parsons Street once again and go see new shops. Watch your all-time favorite Christmas movies and enjoy a bag of popcorn at the Grand View Cinema. Then, visit the Holiday Kitchen for sumptuous meals. For a dose of sweet Christmas treats, one can drop by Candy Land and Cookie Corner. Last, guests can pay a visit to Trinkets and Toy Emporium for unique novelty items. Entrance to the Christmas Village is free. DOT This year’s Christmas village is made possible through partnerships with Hamley’s of London Ltd., Made in Candy, Charming Charlie and Lotus Biscoff.
Indeed, a foodie’s dream come true, The Manila Hotel’s list of sweet creations includes most sought-after chocolates, macarons, cookies and a whole lot more. Share the glee of Christmas by giving away gourmet festive hampers filled with handcrafted Christmas cookies, finest pralines and delectable chocolates with exclusive wines to your family and friends. Visit the Christmas Goodie Counter at the Grand Lobby, this year’s specific spot where you can purchase these goodies. Christmas at The Manila Hotel will never be complete without being serenaded by sthe various ensembles at the “Carols at the Lobby”every evening, starting from December 16 to 24.
Make the Grand Dame your home this Christmas. Avail yourself of our children’s Christmas room package from December 1 to 31 for only P7,317+ with buffet breakfast for two. The package includes buffet breakfast for two at Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Willy the Bear and treats inside the Christmas Village. Booking period is until December 20.
Do not forget to make a note on your calendar to return for Sparkle, the Countdown Party at the Grand Lobby featuring the Filipinas Band. Experience a splendid spectacle at The Manila Hotel. Signaling the start of 2017, put out your party poppers and noisemakers, roar in joy and cheers for a sparkling fruitful year ahead. The year will not be complete without the joyful memories of having a great dining experience in Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Champagne Room, or Mabuhay Palace. Dine before heading to the New Year’s Eve countdown party.