Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Lighting the Whimsical Winterland at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

The season of joy has officially begun as the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award Winner unlocked the doors to Winterland with the golden key with the ceremonial tree lighting last 21 November.

This year’s theme comes from the classic tale that brings a magical journey. Guests were welcomed by the voices of a choir group with a set of Christmas carols. Afterwards, General Manager, Frank Reichenbach, welcomed corporate clients, in-house guests, and media partners for gracing the event.

“Christmas is a time for family and true friendship. This year’s there, Whimsical Winterland, brings to life the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We are pleased to present how the world can and is indeed more vibrant, enchanting, and delightful when viewed through the eyes of innocence. It is by revelling in childlike wonder, like Alice did in the beloved children’s story, that we may begin fully embracing what this season means for all of us,” said Mr. Reichenbach.

Guest of honour, Officer-in-Charge and City Administrator of Pasig City Atty. Dianeth Valencia, graced the event to celebrate with the hotel. “We are happy to take part in this event as the hotel and the city’s goals are the same in terms of celebrating Christmas. We really can feel and smell the Christmas at Marco Polo,” says Atty. Valencia.

Sharing the spirit of Christmas, the children of Riversprings School were gathered to light up the 25-foot Christmas tree together with the owning company, Xin Tian Ti, officially starting the magical journey. The spectacle of lights bringing wonders to the whimsical decorations brought guests a nostalgia reminiscent of the classic book. Afterwards, the hotel’s associates surprised everyone with a performance over a classic holiday song. 

Just as the season of giving is around the corner, the hotel also announced the 3rd year of the Wings of Hope program. This year, guests are encouraged to adopt an eagle stuffed toy for a minimal fee of Php 650, with proceeds supporting the Philippine Eagle Foundation’s efforts in preserving and looking after the national bird. 

Resident Manager Roel Constantino concluded the event with a few words, “Fuelled by the spirit of discovery and the heartfelt commitment to serve, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is proud to be among the most recognized institutions in the hospitality and travel industry. We hope today’s celebration inspires everyone here today to make real what others deem impossible and to remain as curious as ever.”

Experience a classic tale told in a magnificent way through a menagerie of curious characters, sweet parties, and wonderful things at Whimsical Winterland. 

To know more about the hotel, visit Make reservations at (+632) 720 7777. Follow the Hotel in Facebook at or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

About Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
After two decades, a welcome transformation to the Ortigas skyline is finally unveiled with the opening of the brand new Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. 

Nestled in the vibrant and growing commercial business district is the first purpose-built 5-star Marco Polo hotel in the country offering distinguished guests 316 large and well-designed rooms and suites, including two (2) Continental Club floors that accords unrivalled privileges and benefits. Adjudged to be the most beautiful in town and one of the best among Marco Polo hotels in the world, it is exclusive for guests who desire a higher level of luxury on top of our impressive new Continental Club lounge. 

The hotel, a product of sophisticated design and well-planned development, is bestowed as the first sky hotel in the country with dedicated floor areas exclusively for business and recreational use. The floors are accessed via high-speed elevators including a wellness hub called Flow which houses a full-service spa, indoor infinity pool and fully-equipped fitness center plus the first sky lobby in the Philippines nestled at the 25th level of the hotel tower offering unparalleled views of the cityscape.

Adding to Manila’s best dining destinations are four (4) specialty outlets that your guests can choose from. Cucina, the all-day dining restaurant that features live show kitchens; Lung Hin , the contemporary Chinese restaurant serving traditional and authentic Cantonese cuisine in a new, fresh and modern style; Café Pronto, the relaxed and friendly coffee area offering a wide range of designer coffee, specialty teas and freshly baked items good for dine-in or to go; and VU’s, the first of its kind sky bar and lounge located at the topmost 45th floor of the hotel, offers Mediterranean tapas, signature cocktails, wines, sprits, and champagnes amidst awe-inspiring vistas.

For momentous social events and corporate meetings, the Marco Polo Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 600 guests. In addition, the eight (8) state-of-the-art function rooms can accommodate 250 guests. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet service is available all throughout the hotel to provide savvy business and leisure travelers a balanced lifestyle of work and play seamlessly.


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