Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Lighting Starry Nights at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila officially welcomes the holiday season with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila has kicked off the festive season with a dazzling Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the hotel’s 24th floor Sky lobby last Saturday, November 5, 2022. The six-time Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award Winner marked the long-awaited beginning of a wonderful yuletide season with this year’s theme, “Starry Nights”.

General Manager Colin Healy led the ceremonial affair with special guest Pasig City Vice Mayor, Robert “Dodot” Jaworski Jr., and Department of Tourism’s Regional Director for NCR, Ms. Sharlene Batin. Some of the hotel’s guests, clients, and partners were also in attendance for the joyous event. “We are delighted to celebrate the value of being with colleagues and loved ones after 2 years of virtual meet-ups brought about by the pandemic. This year’s theme “Starry Nights” symbolizes how we at The Marco Polo, want to bring back the true magic and warmth of Christmastime with the powerful strength and shining starry light of hope—even during dark times.” said Mr. Colin Healy.

The ceremonial tree lighting event also marked the launch of the renewed partnership between the hotel and Bikes for the Philippines and will be participating in their BIKE SWAP program for the hotel’s employees. The Bike Swap Program ensures a safer and faster travel for the hotel’s associates by swapping their unsafe bicycles with more road-worthy ones. For Marco Polo and Bikes for the Philippines, the bicycles serve more than just their face-value purposes for the employees-- more than helping them get to and from their homes safely, they see these bicycles as tools of empowerment. They hope to promote responsible riding and road safety among their associates, especially within their home city of Pasig, whose leaders embrace more initiatives to look after not just their people, but also the environment.

Resident Manager Joy Barleta concluded the event with a few words, “Hope is a powerful thing. It inspires us to do the impossible and helps us carry on during difficult times. Hope comes to all of us in many different forms, whether it be encouraging words, inspired thoughts, a shining star during the darkest of nights, or even in the form of a bicycle. Our hotel is one of the buildings that displays bright lights and colors every evening in Ortigas, and we are proud to be a beacon of light this Christmastime.”

For more information about Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, its promotions, and available stay packages, please call (+632) 7720 7777 or visit Subscribe to updates via social media through the Hotel’s official social media accounts: and @MarcoPoloManila on Instagram.

About Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila

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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; CafĂ© 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. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 78 countries.

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