New World Makati Hotel welcomed the holidays with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on November 26, 2019. The event was graced by guest of honor Makati Mayor Abby Binay; hotel executives Regional Vice President; General Manager Marcel van Mierlo; and Director of Sales & Marketing Jann Delgado; and the evening’s host, television personality, Pia Guanio-Mago.
New World Makati 25th Anniversary
As New World Makati Hotel proudly celebrates its 25th anniversary, the 25-ft tall Christmas tree included silver and white ornaments to highlight this milestone. The hotel’s beneficiary – SOLV Foundation Children’s choir – sang a medley of classic Christmas carols: “Joy To The World”, “Away In A Manger”, and “Bituin”.
Pia’s daughters led the countdown along with the mayor and hotel executives before the towering tree lit up, signaling the beginning of holiday festivities at New World Makati Hotel. Opus One then came down the lobby’s staircase singing “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year” while guests looked at th tree.
General manager Marcel van Mierlo gave Christmas treats to the The SOLV Foundation Children’s Choir as a token of appreciation. A party at the hotel will also be done in their honor in December. A portion of the hotel’s proceeds will also go to their foundation, a non-profit organization that cares for street children in Makati.
The program concluded with an encore performance by Opus One; with a medley of English and Filipino Christmas songs and ending with their rendition of “Better World”.
Gift of Giving
To raise more donations for the SOLV Foundation and in celebration of its anniversary, New World Makati Hotel is also holding an ongoing Holly Jolly Raffle. This includes luxurious stays at New World hotels in Asia with premium airfare for two; two roundtrip tickets to Tokyo, Japan; the latest Apple gadgets – iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, and AirPods, as well as Belo Skin treatments. Specifically, the promo runs from December 1 to 31, 2019. For information, guests may also call New World Makati Hotel at +63 8811 6888 or email [email protected] and [email protected].