On November 9, The Manila Hotel officially signaled the beginning of its holiday celebration with the lighting of its Christmas Tree. Decked with dazzling lights, flower-printed ornaments, red woven birds, and glittering tinsels, the Christmas Tree is befitting to be the focal point of the Grand Lobby.
Joining Manila Hotel President Atty. Joey Lina in lighting the tree are special guests, Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary Ferdinand “Kokoy” Jumapao, City of Manila Mayor Maria Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna Pangan, and City of Manila Vice Mayor John Marvin “Yul Servo” Nieto. The Office of the President Chorale then serenaded the crowd with Christmas carols.
This year’s yuletide décor was curated by Manila Hotel Creative Design Consultant Rachy Cuna, who paid homage to the artistry of the Filipino people. This is something the hotel has always championed as the True Heart of the Philippines.