The yuletide season has officially begun at Diamond Hotel Philippines with the recent Christmas Tree Lighting attended by valued clients, guests and media friends.
Special guests who lit the tree were (from left): Santa Claus; Acting Deputy Undersecretary Hans Mohaimin Siriban, Bilateral Relations and ASEAN Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs; Atty. Jemimah Nissi M. Tiambeng, Corporate Secretary of the Tourism Promotions Board; Ms. Vanessa Ledesma Suatengco, General Manager of Diamond Hotel; Ms Sharlene Zabala-Batin, Regional Director of the Department of Tourism-NCR Regional Office; and Assistant Secretary for the Office of American Affairs Jose Victor V. Chan-Gonzaga of the Department of Foreign Affairs. The lighting was also graced by the children from Malate Catholic School.
The grand entrance of Santa Claus garbed in traditional Filipino attire, arriving in no less than a Kalesa, was certainly one of the highlights of the event. While performances from Bayanihan, the National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines, and the Summer Wind Choir made the occasion more festive.
This year, guests will experience Modern Filipiniana Christmas themed interiors that are both luxurious and feel like home. The colors of gold, mocha and white brought this theme to life – created by event stylist FJ Sionson. Native-inspired ornaments, traditional parol and other decors were used to showcase local artistry and excellent Filipino craftsmanship.
Aside from the elegant decorations, sumptuous savories, and indulgent sweets, Diamond Hotel will spread the spirit of Christmas through impeccable service and holiday offers. Also, the hotel will give back to the community by spreading holiday cheers to its chosen charity beneficiaries Better World Tondo and Kanlungan ni Maria. Guests are encouraged to take part by donating Php300 for the privilege of hanging a Christmas ornament with their name at the Charity Tree located at the lobby.
For more information call Diamond Hotel Philippines at (63 2) 8528-3000.