Monday, November 30, 2009


The singular sensation of the Heritage Hotel’s mighty gargantuan Christmas tree radiated an iridescent light across the Manila Bay area and heralded the beginning of the yuletide season during the symbolic lighting ceremony and unveiling of the Hotel’s Tower of London motif at its grandiose lobby.

The Heritage Hotel’s General Manager Mr. Eddie Yeo together with special guest H.E. Prof. Irzan Tandjung, Ambassador, Indonesian Embassy among elite circle of socialites and media personalities led the lighting up of the gigantic Christmas tree as angelic voices of the Children’s Joy Foundation filled the air with upbeat and meaningful Christmas melodies.  
“While we light the Heritage Hotel’s Christmas tree, we wish to set ablaze the flame in our guests’ hearts to propagate peace, harmony, happiness, hope, love and abundance to others…Being part of the Millennium and Copthorne Hotels and Resorts with more than 120 properties worldwide, the Heritage Hotel Manila drew inspiration from its London home-base’s UNESCO World Heritage Site i.e. the Tower of London as our Christmas theme,” Mr. Yeo stated. 

Every Christmas season, the Heritage Hotel transforms its Lobby into a fantasy world for children. Previously, the Hotel has featured the ‘Under the sea adventures of Pinnochio’ and ‘The Express Train to Santa’s North Pole’.

This year, the Heritage Hotel showcases the re-imaging of the Tower of London to exude  the Age of Kings, the palatial home of royalty, the depository of the crown jewels, the fortress of the War of the Roses, the spark behind Shakespeare’s epic plays on Richard III and Henry VI, the rise of the Tudors, King Henry VII’s victory for the royal crown, the pivotal role of the Beefeaters, the legend of its ravens, the tears of joy and sorrow of many kings and queens, the home to the mysteries and intrigues of the Royal court and the honor and valor of Kings and Queens.

The elaborate Yuletide décor is not complete without the Hotel’s Musical Wishing Well which serves as the instrument of the Hotel’s fund-raising drive for the benefit of ‘Our Lady of Sorrows Foundation’, a non-government organization focused on out-reach programs for indigent communities in Pasay City.

Merry-making for a meaningful and festive holidays abounded in the midst of special guests: Tin-tin Bersola-Babao, celebrity and good parenting advocate with her daughter Anya; Bob Zozobrado, Donnie Ramirez, Resty Vergara, Joy Fong, Mark Dy, Melo Enriquez & Deepa Mansukhani, Crispina Belen, Raymond Lombos, Rene Bisquera and Chona Trinidad who added glitz and goodwill to the majestic towers graced by the Hotel’s Beefeater, Princess and Twin Santarinas.

While the Hotel’s Beefeater regaled guests with fanciful trivia on magic, mystery and mirth behind the Tower of London, everyone savored the whiff and flavors of Manny O’s freshly released brand of French wines particularly Bibulus, a traditional Bordeaux style red of Merlot & Cabarnet Sauvignon blend and aged in American oak barrique and Discipulus Blanc, an elegant vintage white wine handcrafted in the Languedoc region, South of France paired with dark Hershey’s chocolate kisses and Executive Chef Alvin Ng’s hors d’ oeuvres made of Shrimp with Honey Melon, Vegetarian Curry Samosa with Yoghurt Mint Dip, Baked Chye Siew Soo, Seafood in Mini Puff Pastry,  Mini Exotic Fruit Tartlettes  and Mini French Pastries.

To revel in the spellbinding world of castles and Kings, catch the Heritage Hotel Beefeater’s free walking tour at the Hotel Lobby on November  20, 21, 27, 28 2009, and December 4,5,11, 12, 18, 19, 2009 (Fridays and Saturdays), 1.00 pm to 9.00 pm.  On December 13, 2009, little tykes and the entire family can spend yuletide bonding moments in the Children’s Christmas Party replete with buffet lunch, story-telling by surprise celebrity, games, trove of freebies and special appearance of the Hotel’s Princess Anne. If you’re craving for a gastronomic wanderlust to London, head off to the Riviera Café until the 30th of December for Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding, traditional ham and Stuffed Turkey with Cranberry Sauce amidst an international buffet spread for lunch and dinner or a special 4-course Set-Menu on December 24 & 31 Luncheon and December 25 and January 1 Lunch/Dinner.

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.

About Millennium Hotels & Resorts
Millennium & Copthorne International Limited (a subsidiary of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc and member of the Singapore-based Hong Leong Group) owns and operates hotel properties in nine countries in Asia. Globally, the UK-headquartered Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc owns and operates more than 100 hotels in 18 countries, making it one of the largest owned and managed hotel groups in the world.  The Millennium and Copthorne brands are the principal brands for this worldwide portfolio. Each hotel within the portfolio exhibits its own unique personality but they are all collectively distinguished and recognised for their capacities to provide the best possible business, leisure, incentives, meetings and events experience to all customers worldwide.  The Millennium Hotels portfolio showcases 4-star deluxe and 5-star properties located in international gateway cities throughout the United Kingdom, continental Europe, North America, Asia, New Zealand, North Africa, and the Middle East.  The Copthorne Hotels stable - many of which have won a succession of major industry awards, comprises 4-star properties located in major regional business centres around the world.  In Singapore, Millennium & Copthorne International Limited manages the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Orchard Hotel, M Hotel, Copthorne King’s Hotel and Copthorne Orchid Hotel.  In other Asia-Pacific, it manages The Heritage Hotel Manila in the Philippines, Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta in Indonesia, Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang and The Regent Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Millennium Seoul Hilton in Korea, the new Millennium Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai in China – scheduled to open in August 2006, Millennium Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok – scheduled to open in last quarter of 2007 and Millennium Beijing - scheduled to open in 2008.
Additionally, Millennium & Copthorne International Ltd owns several other chain-managed hotels including the Grand Hyatt Taipei in Taiwan, the Nikko Hotel and JW Marriot Hotel in Hong Kong, Millennium Hilton Bangkok in Thailand and the new St. Regis Hotel in Singapore.

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