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Bright And Cheerful Christmas Décor Inspo From Local Marriott Properties

“PASKONSTELASYON” shines brighter at Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo, Sheraton Manila Hotel, and Marriott Hotel Manila

After two years of hiatus, Marriott Philippines kicked off the holidays with a market-wide tree and lantern lighting activity dubbed as PASKONSTELASYON: The Marriott Bonvoy Constellation of Holiday Celebrations

Considered as a week-long celebration of different Marriott properties in the Philippines, each property was able to light up their trees and lanterns in their own way featuring the distinct identities of each property but was connected by one PASKONSTELASYON

The unique term is a portmanteau of two meaningful words: Pasko or Christmas, and Konstelasyon or Constellation which means a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern. This also symbolizes the growing presence of Marriott properties in the country and how it is interconnected with the same heart for the festive season, strengthened by its unifying travel program, Marriott Bonvoy. 

Equally important that week was the kick-off of Marriott International’s Global Customer Appreciation Week, where all Marriott properties express gratitude and special thanks to all their partners for the trust and collaboration especially during the height of the pandemic. 

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo unveils The Vacation Star

The week started with a heartwarming tree lighting ceremony at the City of Love. Guests were serenaded by the calming voices of the Kinaadman Chorale while treated to a sumptuous feast at the Al Fresco area. A special modern contemporary performance was also presented by the team of Novy Bereber under Sayaw PD, Dance for Parkinson’s nonprofit organization. Courtyard Iloilo also lighted the first star in the constellation which is “The Vacation Star” that symbolizes a well-balanced business, rest, and recreation time perfect for the holiday season. 

Courtryard by Marriott Iloilo’s Executive Committee (L-R) Neil San Felix - IT Asst. Manager, Romelyn Jover - HR Supervisor, Marlon Galo - Asst. Director of Finance, Joy Alonte – Hotel Manager, and Judale De Pedro - LP Manager | Courtesy of Marriott Properties

An unforgettable musical soiree at Sheraton Manila Hotel

Friday night became brighter as it was Sheraton Manila Hotel’s turn to light their tree. Inspired by local indigenous materials Abaca and Anahaw, the hotel’s décor embellished with gold and green trinkets that symbolizes life and abundance created the festive atmosphere. Together with the hotel’s General Manager Anna Vergara, the ceremony was graced by the presence of Honorable Pasay City Mayor Imelda “Emi” Calixto-Rubiano, together with Newport World Resorts’ President and CEO Kingson Sian, and the rest of the senior leaders of Sheraton Manila Hotel. 

Sheraton Manila Hotel’s General Manager Anna Vergara officially welcomes everyone to PASKONSTELASYON: The Sheraton Manila Hotel’s Tree and Lantern Lighting Ceremony | Courtesy of Marriott Properties

Later on, guests were directed to S Kitchen to continue the night over delicious food prepared by the team of Executive Chef Kiko Santiago and to a one-of-a-kind Soiree: The Musical Gathering. Everyone was serenaded by the featured thespians with close to the heart songs together with well-known pianist and musical director, Maestro Rony Fortich. 

Performing Broadway’s Greatest Hits On-stage (L-R) Myke Salomon, Gab Pangilinan, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Michael Williams, and Maesto Rony Fortich on the piano. | Courtesy of Marriott Properties

The musical gathering was also a part of Sheraton Manila’s Soiree series that highlight’s the hotel as a premiere gathering place in the metro. 

The night ended with guests receiving special gifts from Perfume Dessert, and scented candles from the hotel’s very own local memorabilia store, Pinas Muna

Simultaneous lighting of the Sheraton Manila Christmas Tree and Soiree Lantern (Onstage L-R) Myke Salomon, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Sheraton Manila General Manager Anna Vergara, Pasay City Mayor Imelda “Emi” Calixto-Rubiano, Michael Williams, Newport World Resorts’ President and CEO Kingson Sian, and Gab Pangilinan. (Foreground L-R) Cluster Director of Marketing Communications Archie Nicasio, Assistant Director of Finance Charris Cresino, Director of Sales and Marketing Lala Quilantang, Assistant Director of Human Resources Alfie Sotto, Director of F&B Mohamed Ali, Assistant Director of Engineering Zaldy de Padua, Front Office Manager Geli Patino, and Saxophonist Josh Espinosa | Courtesy of Marriott Properties

Last but definitely not the least --- The Brilliant Star

Ending the week of festivities was the flagship, Marriott Hotel Manila. The day commenced with the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the PASKONSTELASYON: The Art of Giving Exhibit, organized by Rotary Club Passport One Marikina, followed by the PASKONSTELASYON: The Golden Santa Story, Storytelling and Gingerbread Making Activity with the kids and beneficiaries from Save the Children Philippines and Pasay Social Welfare and Development Department. 

Marriott Manila’s The Brilliant Star | Courtesy of Marriott Properties

Later that night was the ceremonial lighting of the tree and the Marriott Bonvoy “Brilliant Star” led by Multi-property Vice President in the Philippines of Marriott International Bruce Winton, together with Ms. Universe 2011 3rd Runner Up, and now Ms. Universe Philippines Chariman Shamcey Supsup- Lee, and husband entrepreneur Lloyd Lee with their children, and Department of Tourism Regional Director for National Capital Region Sharlene Batin, with the rest of Marriott Manila’s Executive Committee. 

Shamcey Supsup-Lee with husband Lloyd Lee and children | Courtesy of Marriott Properties

Immediately after, Acel Bisa Van Ommen, one of Filipino music’s most resonant voices, together with Malaya Dance Theatre, performed her original composition “Moments with You”, rearranged for the yuletide season by Jeremiah De Leon. 

Christmas at Marriott Manila will never be the same without its iconic Santa Claus! Dressed up in his new gold coat, the Golden Santa himself greeted everyone with his loudest “Ho! Ho! Ho!”. He also didn’t forget to spend time with the kids and give them memorable presents. Kids-at-heart also didn’t miss the chance to snap a photo with Santa and his Gingerbread House located at the main lobby where guests can avail the holiday retail items perfect for gift giving. 

Marriott Manila’s The Golden Santa | Courtesy of Marriott Properties

This season is also the best time to share blessings. PASKONSTELASYON: Charity Ornaments can be purchased from the Marriott Bakery for only P150 per piece. Proceeds from the ornaments that were sold will go to Save the Children Philippines.

PASKONSTELASYON will not be possible without the partners from Cebu Pacific, Don Revy, Emperador Distillers, Pix and Reel Republik, LuChris Printing, Perfume Dessert, and Jesi Mendez Salon. 

Marriott Manila, Sheraton Manila, and Courtyard Iloilo had prepared yuletide offers that you surely don’t want to miss. Visit @manilamarriott, @sheratonmanila, and @courtyardbymarriottiloilo to know more about these irresistible packages.