Monday, December 7, 2009


The Heritage Hotel Manila’s General Manager Mr. Eddie Yeo

Holiday message delivered by Mr. Eddie Yeo, General Manager, The Heritage Hotel Manila during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the 16th of November 2009

Good evening, Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Friends and partners from the Businesses community, our very good friends from the media, ladies and gentlemen.

We are gathered here this evening on the heels of opportune times and jubilant celebrations. This evening at The Heritage Hotel we celebrate two important events.

I am sure we are all still jubilant over the victory of Philippines boxing idol … Manny Pacquiao. Yesterday our boxing idol gained another feather on his cap with the 12 rounds bashing he gave Miguel Cotto for the WBO Welterweight title. For this victory, Pacquiao clinched his seventh world championship and became the first boxer in history to win seven world titles in seven different weight divisions. Congratulations Manny Pacquiao ….. and Congratulations to all Filipinos …. Wherever you are…

It is on this festive and exuberant note that we celebrate the indomitable triumph of the human spirit.

This year, Philippine tourism was off to a good start but by midway, the H1N1 virus posed as a travel hazard for tourists and typhoon Ondoy ravaged Metro Manila. Nevertheless, I have witnessed that these sea of uncertainties were the conveyance for the strong sails of the bayanihan spirit and fortitude of the Filipinos to boldly move forward… rise after the fall… fight the good fight…. and turn things around.

The Yuletide season allows us to focus our perspective and see the glory of the human spirit soaring high and gathering wind from the will to win, the assistance of friends and other pivotal elements to be thankful for.

We extend our gratitude for all our supporters who have been with us through thick and thin, gratitude for the dedication of our staff, gratitude for good business, gratitude for the many blessings shared with colleagues, associates and loved ones… We are also grateful for the joys that Christmas brings.…

We are glad to present to you the enchantment of this holiday Seasons…

Every Christmas season, we cast a magical spell all over the Hotel and transform it into a fantasy world for children. In the past, we have featured the ‘Under the sea adventures of Pinnochio’ and ‘The train station to North Pole’. At this juncture, I must recognize the creative talent of my MACOM Team lead by our Marketing Communication Manager Mina Gervacio and her very artistic team lead by Armin Salvio, Lucio Santos and Aldrin Umali. Thank you all for this beautiful Festive decorations.

The Heritage Hotel Manila is a member of the Millennium and Copthorne Hotels and Resorts with more than 120 properties worldwide. Our hotel group’s Head Office is based in London. Just in case you are unaware, Millennium and Copthorne Hotels Group is listed in the London Stock Exchange.

This year, we draw inspiration from our London home-base’s UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Tower of London as our Christmas theme.

Today, we are delighted to launch the vivid interpretation of the Tower of London.

To refresh your thoughts, the Tower of London is the focal point of 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… and the tears of joy and sorrow of many kings and queens… home to the mysteries and intrigues of the Royal court… the honor and valor of Kings and Queens…

We unveil all these magic, mystery and mirth of the seasons tonight, as we commence the yuletide festivities with the symbolic lighting of the Christmas tree.

May the lighting of the Heritage Hotel’s Christmas tree ablaze the flame in your heart, to spread the peace …., harmony…... happiness……, hope, love and abundance to others...

With this…, may we at The Heritage Hotel wish every one of you, your love ones, all your friends and all Filipinos wherever they are… A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lastly, our Musical Wishing Well’s collection is dedicated to “Our Lady of Sorrows’ located at Pasay City. So before you leave, do visit our Wishing Well, make a wish, be more generous this season and we are sure that your wishes will be blessed. Thank You very much.


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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