In the photo from right to left: New World Manila Bay Hotel general manager, Mr. Mark Heywood, honorable Manila vice mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, director of sales and marketing Jane Paulino, director of rooms Christina Uy, director of finance Josephine Fabro, assistant director of engineering Jun Magpantay, hotel manager Nantha Kumar (back row) together with the kids of Kythe Foundation (front row) and Santa Claus.
New World Manila Bay Hotel welcomes the most festive season of the year with a ceremonial tree lighting held at the hotel lobby. This year’s theme, “A Dazzling Christmas”, showcases a glittering Christmas tree formed by an elegant crystal drop ceiling and sparkling Christmas balls. The tree is inspired by the beauty of genuine hospitality and reflects the kind of service New World Hotel provides to its guests, clients and the community for the past 15 years and counting.
The main highlight of the event focused on the true essence of the celebration which is giving hope to the children of Kythe Foundation. New World Hotels and Resorts, as a brand, has established children’s welfare to be one of its priorities in terms of social responsibility.
This Christmas, one of the hotel’s initiatives is to raise awareness and funds for the foundation by helping them with the selling of colorful Kythe caps that come in a sleek, contemporary design. Proceeds of the sales will go to the medical treatments and developmental programs for children with cancer and chronic illnesses. In addition to the fundraising cause, a special Christmas drink, called Minty Berry, a refreshing mix of whisky and fresh strawberry purée infused with almond syrup, lime flavors and mint leaves, is concocted for the holidays and available in all restaurants until the end of December. A Christmas wishing well is also stationed at the lobby for monetary donations.
New World Hotel General Manager Mark Heywood expressed his appreciation for the confidence entrusted with them through the years and for keeping New World Hotel as the number 1 hotel of choice in Manila on TripAdvisor. He also wished everyone a Christmas full of love and joy, and another year of prosperity.
The event was well-attended by its loyal guests, clients, and media friends and was made even more special with the presence of Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan. The musical performances of the kids from OB Montessori Manila, New World Hotel homegrown talents Soup of the Day band, and Ms. Classica Samson brought extra shimmer to the celebration.
Make Christmas a little brighter with your small acts of kindness at New World Manila Bay Hotel. You may also visit Kythe Foundation’s website Kythe.org for other exciting exclusive merchandise for a cause.