Artists Lea Salonga, Kuh Ledesma, world-renowned soprano Rachelle Gerodias, Korean baritone Byeong-In Park, Richard Reynoso, UP Concert Chorus, and others will join The Manila Hotel’s virtual countdown event to usher in the New Year.
The Manila Hotel has been holding this annual New Year countdown since pre-war times. This year, however, the New year countdown will be somewhat different. It will be done virtually via a Zoom viewing with awesome prizes to give away.
Guests and customers of The Manila Hotel can join the Zoom party on December 31 from 10:00 PM to watch artists share messages of love and hope through songs, to listen to the words of encouragement from the hotel’s president Atty Joey Lina, and to have a chance to win exciting raffle prizes.
A guest/customer is entitled to one raffle ticket for a minimum single-receipt purchase from the Hotel worth Php3,500. This includes dining bills from Café Ilang-Ilang, the Lobby Lounge, Roma Salon, and even The Manila Hotel’s signature grill restaurant Cowrie Grill in Greenhills; purchases from The Delicatessen, Lobby Shop, and Christmas corner; room bookings for FIT guests; promo purchases; and even Take Out from the regular or the festive menu. Promo runs from December 17 to December 31, 2020, with a 10:00 PM cut-off on the last day.
The Grand Prize is an overnight stay at the world-famous MacArthur Suite worth P500,000 (not convertible to cash). This lavish room in the historic Manila Hotel, where war hero General Douglas MacArthur stayed, has received many illustrious guests over the years, including kings and queens, world leaders, and heads of state. Renovated and modernized, the suite can be booked for special occasions like private dinners and parties or can be used as a luxurious overnight dwelling. Other prizes include suite room and dining vouchers, Prestige memberships, and many more.
The COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to many events this year, so an online gathering like this New Year virtual countdown gives The Manila Hotel a platform to continue its service to Filipinos that began in March with the Mabuhay Meals Food Drive for Frontliners and its partnership with groups like the Rotary Club of Makati Central and others to donate food and PPEs to government-run hospitals like PGH and the Manila Medical Center to name a few.
Through this event, the Hotel is making all of its valued guests partners in a noteworthy endeavor at no extra cost to them. Part of the guest purchases eligible in the 2021 Countdown with a Cause and the raffle will be pooled together to brighten the holidays of displaced workers in the City of Manila affected by the pandemic through a partnership with Manila Bulletin’s Bag of Hope.
For more information on The Manila Hotel’s 2021 Countdown with a Cause, you may call 85270011 or 09989501912. Info and raffle mechanics are also posted on the Manila Hotel’s Facebook and Instagram accounts (@TheManilaHotel).