4 Hotels That Celebrated Meaningful Endeavors For The Holidays

These Manila hotels kicked off the holiday celebrations with heartwarming activities and initiatives that would leave a positive impact on the Filipino community. 

Many of Manila’s great hotels are more than just the perfect spot for a holiday staycation or celebration. These hospitality establishments often extend their services to the wider Filipino community, especially during the Christmas season. A number of the metro’s accommodations started the holidays with fun activities and initiatives that aim to benefit the country’s underserved communities. 

For those looking to celebrate the Christmas season with loved ones while supporting hotels that leave a positive impact on the lives of others, consider supporting these establishments that have gone above and beyond to spread the holiday cheer:

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Sheraton Manila 

This year’s annual tree and lantern lighting at Sheraton Manila Hotel held special significance as part of the Sheraton Soiree campaign. Welcoming each guest with warmth and the signature Sheraton festive drink, the night set the tone for “Gather to Give.” General Manager Anna Vergara opened the celebration, which emphasized the profound impact of unity and giving during the holiday season. Aligned with the hotel’s white-themed goodwill, she acknowledged Sheraton Manila Hotel’s commitment to building sustainable partnerships and communities.

The lovely Christmas tree at Sheraton Manila
The lovely Christmas tree at Sheraton Manila

Purposeful Giving 

Children of Sheraton Manila Associates, alongside Executive Chef Andrea Burzio, adorned Christmas Chocolate Trees, each carrying a heartfelt dedication card. These treats sweetened the season and supported the education of children of Philippine soldiers through the HERO Foundation Inc.

In the spirit of giving, Sheraton Manila ensured that a percentage of proceeds from every holiday item sold would be dedicated to the foundation. Guests also got a glimpse of featured “Gather to Give” hampers and retail items, perfect for holiday gift-giving. This initiative embodies the essence of the holiday season: a time for joy, sharing, and making a positive impact in the community.

Festive treats from Sheraton Manila
Festive treats from Sheraton Manila

For more information about Sheraton Manila Hotel, you can visit their website at www.sheratonmanila.com or follow their social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @sheratonmanila. You can also reach them by phone at (02) 7902 1800 or 0917 859 7496.

Admiral Hotel MGallery 

Admiral Hotel MGallery ushers in the holiday season with the theme “Once Upon a Filipino Christmas.” This luxury boutique hotel is set to offer its guests an experience with a touch of Pinoy Christmas. It revolves around design, gastronomy, mixology, wellness, and a sustainable community. The theme also encourages guests to reflect on their most memorable festive tales. These include stories inspired by their travels here in the Philippines or stay with the Admiral.

Admiral Hotel's Christmas Tree under its flying paper art installation, "Las Paginas de la Historia"
Admiral Hotel’s Christmas Tree under its flying paper art installation, “Las Paginas de la Historia”

Manila Festive Tales Art Exhibit

Admiral Hotel partnered with Nepatalie “Rico” Aunzo, who goes by the moniker “Pedrong Masipag,” to create 10 masterpieces. These works will be exhibited at El Atrio Lounge from December 2023 until January 15, 2024. Each of the 36 x 36-inch acrylic paintings reflect memorable stories of Filipino Christmas celebrations in Manila and the Admiral Hotel.

A piece from the Manila Festive Tales Art Exhibit
A piece from the Manila Festive Tales Art Exhibit

The hotel invited guests to a preview exhibit of three pieces from the collection. Proceeds from the art pieces will be donated to the hotel’s chosen organization, Childhope Philippines. Childhope Philippines’ vision is to help urban poor children. They fulfill their rights by providing them access to protection and developmental opportunities so they can grow as responsible members of society. Helping Childhope is the hotel’s way of providing support to street children within the community.

Hope with An Angel

Admiral Hotel also launched an initiative called “Hope with an Angel.” The establishment aspires to share the spirit of bayanihan and a light of hope with the country’s underserved youth. Angel figurines made of recycled bottles are available for sale, as well as other Admiral Hotel holiday greeting cards and sticker booklets. On top of the festive tales art exhibit, this initiative will help raise funds for Childhope Philippines.

Every purchase of Admiral Hotel's Angel Ornaments will help lead a child to a better tomorrow
Every purchase of Admiral Hotel’s Angel Ornaments will help lead a child to a better tomorrow

Admiral Hotel MGallery has rounded up several Christmas packages for room with meals stay, Spa packages for two, festive stays, Christmas Fiesta buffet, Noche Buena and even New Year’s countdown in their speakeasy bar Ruby Wong’s.  Admiral hotel has something for everyone this holiday season. For room reservations you may email [email protected], or contact 0917 863 6614 and use the code FTALES.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City

Crimson Hotel in Filinvest City commenced the festive season through a spectacular “Timeless Christmas” Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event was a symphony of holiday cheer, bringing the local community together in a celebration of timeless traditions.

L-R: Chroma Hospitality country manager James Montenegro, TPB COO Margarita Nograles, Crimson general manager Arlene Tongco, and Mayor Raffy Biazon
L-R: Chroma Hospitality country manager James Montenegro, TPB COO Margarita Nograles, Crimson general manager Arlene Tongco, and Mayor Raffy Biazon

The PAREF Woodrose School Chorale kicked off the event with a mesmerizing performance. They truly set the atmosphere with songs that captured the holiday spirit. Distinguished guests joined the festivities, including Ms. Maria Margarita Nograles, Chief Operating Officer of the Philippine Tourism Promotions Board (TPB); Hon. Ruffy Biazon, Mayor of Muntinlupa; James Montenegro, Chroma Hospitality’s Country Manager; and Arlene Tongco, Crimson Hotel’s General Manager. The evening unfolded with the illumination of the “Christmas Garden of Love Tree.”

Holiday of Helping Hands

During the celebration, Crimson Hotel proudly announced its partnership with SOS Children’s Villages Philippines in a heartfelt gesture of goodwill. A portion of the sales proceeds from the hotel’s festive promotions will be donated to the organization. SOS Children’s Villages Philippines has been providing support to the country’s neglected and abandoned children through Family-Like Care. In doing so, they intend to break the cycle of poverty and give every youth a loving home. Through its meaningful initiative, Crimson Hotel aims to spread joy and enable the group to continue its admirable work. 

Proceeds from Crimson Hotel's festive promotions will help support the meaningful initiatives of SOS Children's Villages Philippines
Proceeds from Crimson Hotel’s festive promotions will help support the meaningful initiatives of SOS Children’s Villages Philippines

Indeed, guests who avail of the hotel’s “Holidaze Staycation and Christmas Room Packages” and F&B bundles can take pride in knowing that they’ve helped pave the way for a brighter future for Filipino children. 

For more information and updates about Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, you may visit its official website, or follow the brand’s Facebook, Instagram (@crimsonfilinvestcity), and Twitter (@Crimson_Alabang). 

Joy~Nostalg

Joy~Nostalg Hotel & Suites shared its jubilant message of spreading love during the holiday season through its annual Christmas Tree Lighting event, “The Joy of Giving.” Living up to its name, the hotel made the event extra special by extending happiness and hope to the less fortunate. 

The Joy~Nostalg Christmas tree with recycled Nespresso capsule ornaments from NVC and solar lamps from Liter of Light
The Joy~Nostalg Christmas tree with recycled Nespresso capsule ornaments from NVC and solar lamps from Liter of Light

“This Christmas, our hearts are full as we illuminate lives, celebrating the gift of bringing light, joy, and hope to those in need,” says Odette Huang, General Manager of Joy~Nostalg Hotel & Suites. 

Lighting Up Homes

Joy~Nostalg partnered with Liter of Light, a movement led by social entrepreneur Ilac Diaz. The group turns inexpensive, readily available materials into high-quality solar lighting sources for people with little to no access to electricity. 

The singers of Antholoy.ph holding the solar lamps of Liter of Light, which Joy~Nostalg donated to a community without electricity for a brighter Christmas celebration
The singers of Antholoy.ph holding the solar lamps of Liter of Light, which Joy~Nostalg donated to a community without electricity for a brighter Christmas celebration

Joy~Nostalg’s associates, aptly named “Heartists,” generously lent their resources to the project and contributed 100 solar lamps to the community. They personally assembled and delivered the lights, receiving overwhelming joy and gratitude from the community.

To supplement the effort, Joy~Nostalg reached out to customers, stakeholders, and guests for more contributions. The result is another set of 100 light sources, which the hotel will hand out to 100 families during the holiday season.

Decorating with Care

Joy~Nostalg also teamed up with Nespresso and the Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation, Inc. (NVC) for its special Christmas celebration. A product of this collaboration was the hotel’s beautiful Christmas tree, which featured recycled Nespresso capsules as ornaments. 

A close up of the lovely Nespresso capsule ornaments made by the artisans of NVC
A close up of the lovely Nespresso capsule ornaments made by the artisans of NVC

NVC is an organization that provides proper nutrition for poor children, as well as sustainable livelihood opportunities for their parents. Its artisans recycled a total of 3,700 Nespresso capsules into lovely handcrafted decorations for Joy~Nostalg’s towering tree. The hotel also supported the livelihood of a small Barrio in Bohol, Antequera, by purchasing basket hampers for their season’s fine selection of gifting goodies. 

For more information on Joy~Nostalg Hotel & Suites Managed by Accor, visit its official website or contact +63 2 5318 7888 and [email protected]. You can also follow the premier lifestyle destination on Facebook, Instagram (@joynostalgmanila), and Twitter (@joynostalgmnl).

Photos courtesy of Sheraton Manila, Admiral Hotel MGallery, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, and Joy~Nostalg Hotel & Suites.

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