Wednesday, December 9, 2009

15th Anniversary & Beatlemania Celebration at The Heritage Hotel Manila

In celebration of the Heritage Hotel’s 15th year milestone and tribute to the Beatles, celebrities and corporate honchos flocked to the Heritage Hotel for a back-to-back photo, collector’s items and memorabila exhibit on August 18, 2009.

Mr. Nyoy Bolante, singer; Ms. Jinky Oda, comedian and singer; Mr. Jose Tulio, General Manager, PAGCOR-Heritage; Mr. Derrick Tan, General Manager, Bayview Penang and Mr. and Mrs. Mejica, Executive Directors, Shepherd of the Hills Foundation graced the occasion.

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.

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.

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.

For inquiries and dining reservations, please view or call 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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