Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oktoberfest Manila at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Oktoberfest 2011 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Over 4,000 guests trooped to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s newly-refurbished Harbor Garden Tent for the 74th year of the Oktoberfest in Manila earlier this month.

Sofitel GM Goran Aleks and guests,
including Emy Arcilla of CATS Motors and Frank Chng of Canon Philippines


This grand event, which was held in cooperation with the German Club Manila, was another exciting celebration of traditions, entertainment, and authentic Bavarian food and drinks evocative of the authentic Oktoberfest in Munich.

Sofitel GM Goran Aleks with the ambassadors
of Austria, Switzerland and Germany


We were just here last June.


In celebration of the 179th year of the Oktoberfest worldwide, the Harbor Garden Tent was decorated in the Bavarian colors of white and blue. Authentic Oktoberfest tables and benches set up gave a festive beer garden fair setting.

Ladies were dressed in the traditional dirndls and gentlemen in lederhosens to give it an authentic Oktoberfest spirit.


Guests at the Oktoberfest at Sofitel last year

The guests enjoyed a colorful Bavarian culinary spread prepared by Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s executive chef Eric Costille,  consisting of fresh roasted pork knuckles, roasted calf, laugen rolls, grilled sausages and mouth-watering German pastries -- all paired with ice cold San Miguel beer free.

Guests at the Oktoberfest at Sofitel last year

The Bavarian Sound Express, well-known from previous Oktoberfests in Manila, made the guests dance on the table tops all night long.

TRAVELIFE Magazine was a proud media partner of this very successful event.

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Oktoberfest Manila 2012 was made possible by San Miguel Brewery Inc., Jaguar, Green Power German Engineered Energy Solutions, Etihad Airways, Bell Floorcoverings Inc., Land Rover, Bauer, Solane LPG, BDO, BAUER, Canon, Apo View Hotel, Puma, Cornerstone International Philippines, Technolux, Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa, Dusit Thani Manila, STEAG State Power Inc., El Rio y Mar Island Resort Palawan, Club Paradise, Petron, Conlins, BDO, DMCI Homes.

Minor sponsors include: SIEMENS Power Operations Inc., AEG-Stiebel Eltron and BESTANK, SONY, Alta Vista de Boracay, Makati Shangri-la, Holiday Inn Galleria Manila, ANDRITZ Hydro, CATS Motors, Santa Fe Relocation Services, Gourmet Farms, Sea Explorers Philippines, The Manor Camp John Hay Baguio, STAMM Logistics, SANTIS Delicatessen, DB Schenker, CS Garment Inc., Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Plantation Bay Resorts and Spa, Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort, Mighty Corporation, Transwing Balikbayan, The Zen Institute, Philippe Tordjman Salon, and Le Spa.



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