IT TOOK around 10 minutes for the tram to get from the Manila Hotel to Intramuros via Bonifacio Drive. It was a warm morning on the country’s 121st Independence Day celebration and media guests were on a cultural tour from the hotel to the Walled City. First stop (among six locations): Fort Santiago.
FORTY YEARS after The Manila Hotel celebrated the traditional Filipino festival Flores de Mayo for the first time by combining fashion, artistry and culture, the hotel is reviving this tradition by partnering with the Designers Circle Philippines and the Office of the Mayor of Manila. Called Pagsulyap sa mga Reyna: Flores de Mayo at The Manila Hotel, it will be held in the Maynila Ballroom on May 1, 4 p.m.
LOVE ISN’T a simple affair to be conducted in silence and secrets at the Manila Hotel. For its Valentine’s Day offering, a concert-cum-dinner called A Taste of Love, love will be grand, shouted across the rooftops and sweeping lovers off their feet.
A WORK of colorful chaos, a memento of places travelled, and beauty as seen through an evolving image of a woman’s face are just some of the artworks on view at Manila Hotel’s newly opened Art Gallery.