Enjoy listening to Lea Salonga, Kuh Ladesma, and more while helping workers displaced by the pandemic
Since prewar times, it has been a tradition for the 108-year-old Manila Hotel to hold a New Year countdown. This year, we might be living during unprecedented times because of the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, but it didn’t stop the hotel on celebrating its tradition—to the point that it even made this celebration more meaningful and more creative.
For the first time ever, The Manila Hotel will be holding its New Year countdown virtually. Named as 2021 Countdown with a Cause, this event is designed to help displaced workers in the city of Manila affected by the pandemic through a partnership with Manila Bulletin’s Bag of Hope initiative.
“With this event, the hotel is making all its valued guests partners in an endeavor that has no extra cost to them or separate purchase needed,” The Manila Hotel says in a press statement. “Part of the proceeds of guest purchases eligible in the 2021 Countdown with a Cause and the raffle will be pooled together to brighten the holidays of displaced workers in the city of Manila.”
Attendees of this countdown will be surely up for a treat for different artists like Lea Salonga, Kuh Ledesma, world-renowned soprano Rachelle Gerodias, Korean baritone Byeong-In Park, Richard Reynoso, UP Concert Chorus, and more come together to join The Manila Hotel in a virtual countdown.
Guests and customers of the hotel can join the Zoom party on Dec. 31, 2020, from 10 p.m., where they can watch the artists share messages of love and hope through songs, words of encouragement from the hotel’s president Atty. Joey Lina, and a chance to win the amazing prizes.
To join, hotel purchases with every P3,500 in a single receipt is eligible to a raffle ticket. This includes dining bills from Café Ilang-Ilang, the Lobby Lounge, Roma Salon, and even The Manila Hotel’s signature grill restaurant Cowrie Grill in Greenhills; purchases from The Delicatessen, Lobby Shop, and Christmas corner; room bookings for FIT guests; promo purchases; and even take out from the regular or the festive menu. Promo period is from Dec. 17 to 31, 2020, with cut-off at 10 p.m. on the last day.
The grand prize winner of the online raffle will receive an overnight stay at the world-famous MacArthur Suite, worth P500,000 (not convertible to cash). It’s a lavish room in the historic hotel where war hero General Douglas MacArthur stayed.
Aside from the general, this room has received many illustrious guests over the years, including kings and queens, world leaders, and heads of state. Renovated and modernized, the suite can be booked for special occasions like private dinners and parties, and a luxurious overnight dwelling. The rest of the prizes are suite room and dining vouchers, Prestige memberships, and more.
Apart from this event, The Manila Hotel has been actively reaching out to different communities since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the country. In March, the company provided food for the frontliners through its Mabuhay Meals Food Drive. It also forged partnerships with different groups like the Rotary Club of Makati Central to donate food and PPEs to government-run hospitals like PGH and the Manila Medical Center.
For more information, call tel. no. 85270011 or mobile no. 09989501912.