Wine flowed as a variety of canapės and sweets were served to the people who were waiting patiently for the start of the evening’s festivities at New World Makati Hotel. At 7:15 to be exact, the SOLV Children’s Choir opened the program with an angelic version of “Away in a Manger ” and “Bituin”. Local celebrity and host of the night Pia Guanio-Magno welcomed all the guests present. “Happy Silver Anniversary to New World Makati! I know everyone is excited to see the tree get lit up but first we’ll call on the hotel’s executives to give a few words, ” Pia said.

All Lit Up! New World Makati Hotel celebrates 25 years with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The hotel’s amiable Sales and Marketing Director Jann Capistrano Delgado (who, by the way, has been with the hotel for 24 of its 25 years) looked gorgeous in a light pink cocktail dress and white coat. She recalled the many changes that the hotel has undergone over the years and how its guests have shown continued patronage. General Manager Marcel Van Mierlo looked dashing in his suit and gave a short season’s greetings.

The SOLV Children’s Choir- Support the hotel’s A Holly Jolly Christmas Raffle and help send these kids to school.

My family and I have celebrated many birthdays, holidays and New Years at New World Makati Hotel. Staying here is like coming home.

Shortly after, the attention was shifted to the center of the lobby. Makati Mayor Abby Binay, the hotel’s top executives, and Pia Guanio with husband Steve and daughters Scarlett and Brooklyn gathered in front of the white Christmas tree. The countdown began and the 25 foot Christmas tree was lit! Everybody clapped and cheered! What a beautiful moment indeed. Laser lights merrily danced on the ceiling on top of the sparkling tree.  Then the all-male singing group Opus One took to the looby staircase and sang “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

Opus One serenades the guests at the Sparkling Silver festivities.


Herald the Holidays! Back at one of my favorite hotels — New World!

To raise money for the hotel’s beneficiary SOLV Foundation and in celebration of its silver year, New World Makati Hotel is holding a Holly Jolly Raffle. There are 25 exciting prizes up for grabs including luxurious stays at New World Hotels in Asia, Apple devices (IPods, IPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5) and BELO skin treatments. All you have to do is spend a minimum of Ph5000 to get a raffle ticket.
So come one, come all! Dine and Stay at New World Makati Hotel this holiday season and experience quality service, excellent food and cozy accommodations at reasonable rates.

With a pocketful of glitter,


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