The Grand Dame welcomes the Wooden Sheep

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Festive food will be served at the hotel for the coming of another auspicious New Year

Festive food will be served at the hotel for the coming of another auspicious New Year

The Manila Hotel has launched its celebrations for the coming of the Year of the Wooden Sheep with a special lion and dragon dance ushered at the grand lobby, which is now decked with a life-sized ram, a Chinese gazebo and large golden coins and red lanterns.

“As we welcome the Year of the Wooden Sheep, the feel of the celebration comes to life as the hotel features eye-catching and elaborate Chinese decors at the hotel’s lobby that are sure to delight visitors of all ages,” said Nian Liwanag-Rigor, assistant vice president for PR and Corporate Communications of The Manila Hotel.

On the day itself, February 19, take part in the revelry as the hotel holds a colorful Dragon’s Eye Dotting ceremony complete with a grand lion and dragon dance also at the lobby. Guests can write down their wishes and good intentions for the coming year on special wish cards and hang them on the hotel’s peach tree.

Chinese New Year is not complete without Nian Gao or tikoy

Chinese New Year is not complete without Nian Gao or tikoy

At the Mabuhay Palace, authentic dishes can be shared with family, friends and business partners amid opulent interiors. The restaurant’s walls are adorned with hand-crafted panels made of jade and precious stones that narrate the tale of the philosopher Confucius. Mabuhay Palace will present mouthwatering delicacies with their special Chinese New Year set menu for lunch or dinner from January 19 to February 19.


“A festive buffet lunch awaits guests on New Year’s Day. Have a delectable gastronomic trip around the world by visiting Café Ilang-Ilang,” invited Dr. Enrique Y. Yap, Jr., executive vice president of The Manila Hotel. Famous for its 14 buffet stations showcasing delicious dishes all over the globe, as well as eight live stations where chefs prepare guests’ meals a la minute, an abundant spread is certain at the restaurant for Chinese New Year and beyond.

Guests can also experience more of the Grand Dame with its Imperial Chinese New Year promotion from January 1 to February 21. Available for P10,000 per night are overnight stays at the hotel’s well-appointed Superior Deluxe rooms with complimentary buffet breakfast at Café Ilang-Ilang for two persons. The package further comes with P2,000 spending money to sample the hotel’s restaurant offerings. The promo is available from February 16 to 22.

Gerhard Doll, resident manager; Nian Liwanag-Rigor, assistant vice president for PR and Corporate Communications; and Feng Shui Master Hanz Cua lead the launch of The Manila Hotel’s CNY festivities

Gerhard Doll, resident manager; Nian Liwanag-Rigor, assistant vice president for PR and Corporate Communications; and Feng Shui Master Hanz Cua lead the launch of The Manila Hotel’s CNY festivities

Chinese New Year will not be complete without the “Nian Gao” or tikoy, of course, a timeless tradition in Chinese culture and considered a must have for the celebrations. The hotel’s Prosperity Booth at the Grand Lobby will feature a selection of specially-made niangao, a homonym of “higher year” symbolizing longevity, progress, and better life that may be gifted to friends and families. These delicacies are traditionally packaged beautifully in oriental gift boxes.

For inquiries, call 527-0011 local 1175 to 1179 or visit www.Manila-Hotel.com.ph.

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