Monday, September 7, 2009

15th Anniversary & Beatlemania Back-to-Back Exhibit at The Heritage Hotel Manila

In celebration of the Heritage Hotel’s 15th year milestone and as a prelude to the Sept 9, 2009 release of all the original 13 remastered Beatles albums and upcoming launch a Beatles rockband software for Playstation, Nintendo Wii and Xbox, the Heritage Hotel staged a back-to-back photo, collector’s items and memorabila exhibit from August 18 to 21, 2009.

At the Lobby area, Steve O'Neal who is Philippines foremost Beatles collector displayed one of the crowning jewels of his treasured memorabilia particularly the most sought after "Beatles Butcher Album" whose estimated value if mint exceeds Five Million Pesos (P 5,000,000). The limited and controversial Butcher cover album shows the Fab Four in avante-garde stylized poses with decapitated dolls and raw meats.
The exhibit will also include John Lennon Artwork, Record Awards, Song Lyrics and other valuable Beatles items. The Beatles Exhibit culminates in a dinner show by the LA Cast of the movie and broadway musical “Beatlemania” at the Heritage Ballroom on August 21, 2009. Joe Stefanelli, one of the best John Lennon impersonators will be in town. Stefanelli portrayed John Lennon in the “Forrest Gump” movie and he is leading the Beatles tribute band.

Conversely at the second floor gallery, the Heritage Hotel presented the photo montage of the legacy of its previous General Managers and current top honcho through the span of fifteen years.
During the early beginnings of the Hotel’s pre-opening under the management of Byron
International, the Hotel”s first General Manager Mr. Yannick Poupon opened the Hotel’s doors for both international and local travelers to experience 5-star deluxe services and amenities. In 1995, Mr. Kai Michaelsen, General Manager and also Director of the CDL Group and subsequently Mr. Heinrich Maulbecker, General Manager unfurled the transition of the Hotel’s management from Byron International to the Millennium Hotels and Resorts Group. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Richard Teo led an exciting new season in the Hotel’s colorful events, promotions and festivities. In the ensuing years from May 2003 until January 2005, Mr. Peter Kan, General Manager unlocked new opportunities for the Hotel to face the challenges of the global landscape.

From 2005 to the present the photo collage showcases Mr. Eddie Yeo, general manager as he steered the course of the Hotel to new heights of achievement. Mr. Yeo led the US$4.5 million refurbishment programme to give way to the fresh, contemporary new look and feel of the 450 rooms and suites accentuated with the modern abstract artworks of internationally acclaimed Filipino visual artist, Mr. Nestor Olarte Vinluan. Photos on display also highlighted The Heritage Hotel’s modern chic motif inspired by Manila Bay's resurging lifestyle ripe for a luxurious mix of business and leisure as reflected in light earthen hues and bright ambiance that seamlessly merges comfort and sophistication to create spaces in which guests may relax, indulge and bond with associates, family and friends. The Heritage Hotel Photo Exhibit casts the spotlight on the various luminaries, dignitaries and celebrities at the Hotel as well as the F&B promotions at the Riviera Café.

For inquiries and dining reservations, call The Heritage Hotel Manila at 854-8888 or e-mail The Heritage Hotel Manila is managed by the Millennium Hotels and Resorts with more than 100 owned and managed Hotels worldwide.

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