Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Heritage Hotel Manila – The Official Residence of the World 10-Ball Championship

The Heritage Hotel Manila partnered with Raya Sports for the Hotel to be the official residence of the international pool participants to the “WORLD TEN BALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2009”.  Mr. Eddie Yeo, General Manager, Heritage Hotel and Mr. Yen Makabenta, President of Raya Sports and Events led the partnership agreement.
The Heritage Hotel was the modern sanctuary of Even Mika “Iceman” Immonen of Finland, the current money leader in the world and surprise winner of the 2009 World Ten-Ball Championship.

Darren Appleton of Great Britain, the defending World Ten Ball champion and challengers Ralf Souquet of Germany, Ronnie Alcano of the Philippines today, and money-game king Yang Ching Shun of Chinese Taipei, and other former world champions and best players from different parts of the globe were also billeted at the Heritage Hotel during the tournament from November 25 to 30, 2009.

The six-day event has a guaranteed prize fund of $262,000 with the winner getting the lion’s share of $60,000 was held at the World Trade Center, a-10 minute drive from the Heritage Hotel.

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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