FOR the oldest premiere hotel in the Philippines, The Manila Hotel, weddings will be even more memorable with the re-opening of a new and refurbished Fiesta Pavilion that shines again with the first Tadhana 2015 exhibit brought by Wedding Essentials magazine that is celebrating its 11th anniversary.
“The new ballroom is a perfect balance between the old and the new, the traditional and the progressive. It reaffirms that The Manila Hotel will live on and will create new and warm memories for generations to come, especially for those who plan to tie the knot in the future,” said Gerhard Doll, the property’s resident manager.
Nian Liwanag-Rigor, hotel assistant vice president for public relations and corporate communications explained that Manila Hotel has always been a destination not only for weddings but for any momentous occasion a person, a couple or a family would want to celebrate.
“It has been in existence for at least a hundred years and its walls have been a witness to numerous events not just of individuals but of the nation as well. So getting married in this edifice or celebrating any occasion in this hotel is like being part of the veritable lists of people who have been here. To put it simply, getting married in this hotel is making history on your own,” shared Rigor.
She also added that weddings will always be one of the top priorities of the hotel. Even before Fiesta Pavilion was renovated, the Maynila Ballroom had long been a top reception venue as it remains to be the only two-tiered ballroom with a grand staircase in the country. The Champagne Room, meanwhile, with its crystal palm chandeliers and its romantic old Europe ambiance has also witnessed many intimate weddings from generation to generation.
These are the very reasons why Wedding Essentials Magazine, chose to hold their exhibit at The Manila Hotel, for it was the perfect backdrop for its bridal fashion show and bridal suppliers exhibit.
Among the dreamy gowns that took to the runway were designs from couturiers Ryan Madamba, Michael Leyva, Pepsi Herrera and Jo Rubio.