LAST Sunday, The Sunday Times Magazine featured 17 Christmas tree lightings around the metro. If you still lack the festive mood of the holiday season, here’s another batch of tree-lighting events and yuletide offerings that will surely turn on your Christmas spirit. To enjoy these yuletide revelry, visit the following hotels to marvel at the amazing decorations and have a festive holiday.
Wings of hope at Marco Polo Ortigas
AS the season of giving officially started, save the Philippine Eagle and bring a smile to less fortunate kids with Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Wings of Hope campaign from November 24 to December 15, 2016. With P600, help the Philippine Eagle Foundation and delight an indigent child in Pasig with a stuffed eagle toy to cuddle. Guests who opt to participate in this initiative can buy the toy at the front desk, located on the 24th Floor, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, and they will be given a Christmas card where guests can write a personal letter for the kids and afterwards, they can put in on the Wings of Hope Christmas tree. All the donated stuffed toys will be given to the chosen charity after the run of the campaign. For more details, visit www.marcopolohotels.com.
White Christmas at S Maison
BALLET Philippines performed breathtaking moves with the Philippine Harmonic Orchestra playing Christmas songs during the S Maison Christmas Tree lighting event with the theme White Christmas. Situated at the ground and second floor of the new luxury hotel Conrad Manila, S Maison complex has 69 stores of both local and international concepts and brands plus high-end restaurants managed by SM Prime Holdings. At the end of the program, guests were surprised with Santa Claus who gave away souvenirs.
The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts Christmas Tree Lighting
The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts kicked off the yuletide season with its Christmas tree lighting ceremony held at its four properties. The celebration was led by BH&R Chairman Johnny Chan together with The Bellevue Manila Managing Director Patrick Chan, B Hotels Managing Director Ryan Chan and The Bellevue Resort Managing Director Dustin Chan.
Angel tree at Luxent Hotel
LUXENT Hotel General Manager Melanie Pagkalinawan, together with Quezon City Councilor Ivy Lagman (second and third, from left), The Manila Times Chief Operating Officer Blanca Mercado, and Philippine Star Special Accounts Supervisor Hatty Fausto lit up the Luxent Hotel Christmas tree in a special lighting ceremony. Guests from the hotel, friends from the media and VIP Corporate clients were also invited to grace the event. “As part of the hotel Corporate Social Responsibility, we launched the “Angel Tree” campaign and the Christmas House Painting for the kids. Guests can purchase Christmas ornaments and hang it on the tree with their name. Proceeds will benefit the children of Bethany House of Sto. Niño Orphanage,” explained Pagkalinawan. For more details, visit http://www.luxenthotel.com/
Christmas tree lighting at Dicovery Primea
DISCOVERY Primea, the only homegrown luxury hotel in the Makati Central Business District, kicked off its holiday celebration with the traditional Christmas tree lighting led by General Manager David Pardo de Ayala (right) and Makati City Mayor Abby Binay. Hotel’s corporate guests, media friends and business partners attended the holiday affair. To know more about the hotel’s festive offers, visit www.discoveryprimea.com
Spread the sparkle at Novotel Manila Araneta Center
TOP executives and invited guests of Novotel Manila Araneta Center lighted its unique Christmas tree that signals the holiday cheers at the 401-room hotel. Children from Virlanie Foundation serenaded the guests with Christmas carols during at the newly opened Versailes garden at the 6th floor of the hotel. This Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Novotel Manila Araneta Center spreads the warm holiday spirit with its offerings like the ultimate Christmas family getaway, classic Christmas treats from the Christmas shop among others. For more details, visit www.novotel.com