Hilton Manila celebrates a uniquely Filipino Christmas

Hilton Manila continues its traditional annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and officially welcomes the holiday season at a safe distance. This year’s affair was celebrated virtually and was live streamed via Facebook for guests and patrons to view.

The online event was hosted by Tim Yap and was kicked off with a dance performance from the “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 6 Golden Buzzer grand finalists,” The Nocturnal Dance Company. The show was then followed by an introduction to this season’s holiday treats by Hilton Manila’s newly appointed executive chef, Benoit Chargy.

“This year, we’re celebrating a truly and uniquely Filipino Christmas in support of Resorts World Manila’s ‘Pinas Muna Tayo’ campaign. This movement aims to patronize locally made and homegrown products, contribute to the restart of the Philippine economy, and make a difference in our local communities,” said Simon McGrath, general manager of Hilton Manila.

Simon McGrath (center), general manager of Hilton Manila, led the lighting of the tree at the hotel's main lobby

To bring the occasion into full circle, McGrath alongside the full-service property’s four directors – Iulai Sa’u (director of operations), Joanne Gomez (commercial director), Freddieliz Esguerra (director of finance), and Maureen Lagarto (director of human resources), led the lighting of the 12-foot tall fresh pine tree at the hotel’s festively decorated main lobby.

The ceremony also marks the launch of the hotel’s charitable advocacy, where guests may purchase this year’s featured plush doll, Rudy the Reindeer, at Madison Lounge & Bar for P500 net. All proceeds will be forwarded to the kids of the Pasay Social Welfare and Development Center.

To watch the event replay, follow Hilton Manila on Facebook. To learn more about its festive offers, check www.hiltonmanila.com, or like Hilton Manila on Facebook.com/HiltonManila and follow @hiltonmanila on Instagram and Youtube.