The yuletide season has officially begun at Diamond Hotel Philippines with the Christmas Tree Lighting attended by valued clients, guests and media friends.

Diamond Hotel Philippines’ Filipiniana Christmas tree uses native-inspired ornaments to showcase local artistry.
Diamond Hotel Philippines’ Filipiniana Christmas tree uses native-inspired ornaments to showcase local artistry.

The grand entrance of Santa Claus garbed in traditional Filipino attire, arriving in no less than a Kalesa, was certainly one of the highlights of the event. Performances from Bayanihan, the National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines, and the Summer Wind Choir made the occasion more festive.

This year, guests will experience Modern Filipiniana Christmas themed interiors that are both luxurious and feel like home. The colors of gold, mocha and white brought this theme to life — created by event stylist FJ Sionson. Native-inspired ornaments, traditional parol and other decors were used to showcase local artistry and excellent Filipino craftsmanship.

“Santa Claus” joins Department of Foreign Affairs’ Hans Mohaimin Siriban, Tourism Promotions Board’s Jemimah Nissi Tiambeng, Diamond Hotel’s General Manager Vanessa Ledesma Suatengco, Department of Tourism’s Sharlene Zabala-Batin, and DFA’s Jose Victor Chan-Gonzaga.
“Santa Claus” joins Department of Foreign Affairs’ Hans Mohaimin Siriban, Tourism Promotions Board’s Jemimah Nissi Tiambeng, Diamond Hotel’s General Manager Vanessa Ledesma Suatengco, Department of Tourism’s Sharlene Zabala-Batin, and DFA’s Jose Victor Chan-Gonzaga.

Aside from the elegant decorations, sumptuous savories, and indulgent sweets, Diamond Hotel will spread the spirit of Christmas through impeccable service and holiday offers.

Also, the hotel will give back to the community by spreading holiday cheers to its chosen charity beneficiaries Better World Tondo and Kanlungan ni Maria.

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Guests are encouraged to take part by donating P300 for the privilege of hanging a Christmas ornament with their name at the Charity Tree located at the lobby.

For more information call Diamond Hotel Philippines at (632) 8528-3000.