The Grand Dame’s chandeliers were lit in red and gold welcoming the Lunar New Year last January 31. The early morning festivity was greeted by animated performers of a special dragon and lion dance dancing to the vibrant beat of drums and a vivid display of colourful fabrics.
Afterwards, Hong-Kong based Feng Shui Master Vittorio Chau led a special blessing ceremony to kick off the celebrations at the hotel’s Grand Lobby. He also sat with guests at the Mabuhay Palace where he advised them how to attract good fortune for the year ahead.
Patrons enjoyed this feast to the senses as interactive displays of Chinese imperial horses adorned the Grand Lobby. Beside these symbols of speed and perseverance stood a peach tree where guests hung their wish cards. A Prosperity Booth was also set up where guests can choose from a premium selection of nian gao (tikoy) that may be gifted to loved ones in time for the holiday.
“The Manila Hotel has been home to many important traditions celebrated by Filipinos, including Chinese New Year. We ensure that our patrons leave our halls with a smile on their faces because of the memories they create and relive whenever they step inside the Hotel,” said Manila Hotel Executive Vice President Dr. Enrique “Ricky” Yap, Jr. “From the Mabuhay Palace’s signature dishes to the visual feast in our Grand Lobby, we eagerly delight our guests with the way the Grand Dame celebrates the occasion.”
Dr. Yap further shared how the Manila Hotel plans on diving into creating new milestones for its patrons. “Aside from welcoming the Year of the Wooden Horse with best wishes and hopes for everyone, the Chinese New Year has always been a symbol for new beginnings and of grander visions of things to come. We hope to surpass our guests’ expectations this 2014 as we remain faithful to our commitment of world-class service.”
Manila Hotel will continue to offer the Imperial Chinese New Year room package until February 9 for as low as PhP10,408.00 per night (for a maximum of two adults and two children per room). Patrons can stay at a Superior Deluxe Room, enjoy a special complimentary buffet breakfast for two at the Café Ilang-Ilang, and use vouchers worth PhP2,000.00 at the Mabuhay Palace in commemoration of this special holiday.
For inquiries and room reservations, please get in touch with Manila Hotel via 527 0011 local 1175 to 1179, while guests keen on booking tables in any of the Grand Dame’s restaurants may call 527 0011local 1261. For updates and promos, visit http://www.Manila-Hotel.com.ph, http://www.Facebook.com/ManilaHotel or via Twitter at @ManilaHotel.