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Christmas takes on a deeper meaning at the Manila Hotel
Dec 1, 2013

This year, Christmas in the Philippines will be spent differently in the aftermath of the recent events affecting the country. This season of hope, the Manila Hotel is celebrating the Holidays encouraging all Filipinos to reflect on the past year in the spirit of national solidarity.

The Grande Dame keeps the Filipino tradition of celebrating the Simbang Gabi. This year, the novena masses will be offered for the intentions of those who have lost loved ones as a result of the earthquakes that hit the Visayas and typhoon Yolanda. The Simbang Gabi masses will be celebrated at the Roma Salon from December 15 to 23 at 6:30PM. After each Simbang Gabi mass, guests can enjoy Filipino holiday delicacies like bibingka, puto bumbong, tsokolate (hot chocolate) and salabat (ginger tea) while being serenaded by carolers at the Grand Lobby starting 7:45PM.

Gift-giving this Christmas is the perfect opportunity for guests to share beyond themselves. A wide variety of Christmas-themed treats and souvenirs are featured at Santa’s House located at the Grand Lobby, including cookies, marbled chocolates and decorative display items. Proceeds from the sales of these items will help support communities most affected by typhoon Yolanda.

Patrons will also get to celebrate the New Year with CONFETTI, the 2014 Countdown Party. The gathering kicks off with a festive cross-over dinner buffet featuring all of the Manila Hotel’s restaurants. For PhP3,800.00 net per person, guests  can reserve a table at either the Café Ilang-Ilang, Mabuhay Palace or the Champagne Room to experience the best dishes offered in ALL of them at no additional cost. Desserts will then be served at the Grand Lobby. The party then goes into high gear as Route 70 takes on hits from the 1970s and 1980s, keeping everyone dancing well into the first few hours of 2014. Table reservations may be made via 5270011 local 1261.

Visit the Manila Hotel for a more heartfelt celebration full of hope for our strength as a people. For reservations or room package inquiries, please log on to www.manila-hotel.com.ph or call 5270011 local 1175 to 1179.