ADMIRAL Hotel Manila-MGallery ushers in the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony held on Nov. 15, 2023 at its sophisticated Filipino Spanish-inspired lobby restaurant, El Atrio Lounge.

With the theme, "Once Upon A Filipino Christmas," the luxury boutique hotel offers its guests an experience with a touch of Pinoy Christmas, revolving around design, gastronomy, mixology, wellness and a sustainable community.

The event was graced by Manila Mayor Maria Sheilah "Honey" Lacuna-Pangan, who led the tree-lighting ceremony together with Admiral Hotel Manager for Rooms Marie Buenaobra and Hotel Manager for F&B Operations Quentin Renard.

Also present at the event were Coron, Palawan Mayor Mario Reyes Jr., Coast Guard Commo. Genito Basilio, director of Coast Guard Strategic Studies and International Affairs Center, guests, partners and friends from the media.

"We wish to celebrate all the wonderful festive stories from your most cherished moments of the Christmas season, whether it's a new memory or a rekindled old one. From the most beautiful places you visited to the sumptuous meals you enjoyed and the traditions you shared with loved ones," Admiral Hotel General Manager Matthieu Busschaërt said.

The offerings run until January 2024.

The choir from The Philippine Coast Guard (Strategic Studies and International Affairs Center Performing Arts) serenaded guests with a lineup of festive songs while Admiral's very own Aleah Almanzar from the Housekeeping Department showcased her talent with a special song number accompanied by pianist and music arranger Alejandro Melbourne Laurente.

Admiral Hotel partnered with Nepatalie "Rico" Aunzo, who goes by the moniker Pedrong Masipag, to create 10 masterpieces to be exhibited at El Atrio Lounge from December 2023 until Jan. 15, 2024. Proceeds from the art pieces sold will be donated to the hotel's chosen organization, Childhope Philippines.

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