Sheraton Manila Bay kicked off the festive season with a captivating Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony last Nov. 9 2023, hosted at the hotel's newly renovated Main Lobby. Embracing the theme "Gatherings & Stories," the event not only celebrated the joyous spirit of the holidays but also highlighted Sheraton Manila Bay's deep commitment to sustainability.
The "Gatherings & Stories" Tree Lighting event showcased Sheraton Manila Bay's dedication to creating an unforgettable yuletide experience that intertwines the festive spirit with sustainability. The focal point of the celebration was the 15-foot Sheraton Tree of Sustainability, a stunning eco-conscious masterpiece meticulously crafted from actual tree branches, sustainable wood shavings, moss, and dried fruits. Adorned with glistening crystals and apricot-colored embellishments, this lush tree symbolizes growth, resilience, and the inherent beauty of nature, embodying the hotel's unwavering dedication to environmental consciousness.
Hotel General Manager Richard Masselin presided over the ceremonial lighting, joined by the distinguished members of the Sheraton Manila Bay Executive Committee, including Juvy Agudon, Director of Sales & Marketing; Alex Encarnacion, Director of Engineering; Jennifer Labita, Director of Finance; and Roy Aguba, Director of Human Resources. Adding to the splendor of the occasion, the esteemed Guests of Honor who grace the occasion to illuminated the tree were Manila City Mayor Hon. Maria Sheilah "Honey" Lacuna–Pangan, Vice Mayor Hon. John Marvin "Yul Servo" C. Nieto, and Barangay 699 Chairman Edwin "Amo" Chan.
In a united celebration of Paskonstelasyon, all Marriott properties in the Philippines launched their own holiday festivities, each debuting their symbolic star. The Marriott Bonvoy constellation of stars includes the Gathering Star (Sheraton Manila Bay), the Soiree Star (Sheraton Manila Hotel), the Destination Star (Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort), the Fiesta Star (Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo), the Wellness Star (The Westin Manila), the Paradise Star (Four Points Boracay by Sheraton), the Discovery Star (Four Point Palawan by Sheraton), the North Star (Clark Marriott Hotel), and the Wonderful Star (Manila Marriott Hotel).
The enchanting ceremony, hosted by Hotel Marketing Manager Stephanie Cabrejas, was complemented by the festive melodies of the "Lighter Side Movement," creating a harmonious atmosphere of celebration.
At the core of Sheraton Manila Bay's holiday festivities is a profound commitment to sustainability, reflected in the transformation of spaces into a captivating wonderland adorned with eco-friendly decorations. The hotel's goodies display booth, thoughtfully designed in the shape of an open storybook, invites guests to participate in crafting unforgettable yuletide tales. The booth offers an array of holiday hampers and homemade treats, providing an opportunity for guests to share the festive spirit with loved ones and create heartwarming stories that will endure for years to come.
The "Gatherings & Stories" Tree Lighting at Sheraton Manila Bay marks the commencement of a season filled with shared moments, joy, and an unwavering dedication to sustainability. As the holiday festivities unfold, Sheraton Manila Bay invites all to partake in the celebration and experience the magic of the season in an eco-conscious and enchanting manner. View Sheraton Manila Bay Holiday E-brochure at https://bit.ly/sheratonchristmas2023.
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