PASKOnstelasyon Shines Brightest at Sheraton Manila Hotel and Marriott Hotel Manila

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Let's follow the Marriott Bonvoy constellation of Stars this Holiday season - Each day of the week, one hotel will light up its lantern or Christmas tree but this time, we attended the Brightest stars at Sheraton Manila Hotel and Marriott Hotel Manila.

Sheraton Manila Hotel 

We flew to Manila to personally witness the PASKOnstelasyon of Marriott Bonvoy Hotels. First Night was all about the Christmas beauty of the Sheraton Manila Hotel. 


THEY PUSHED THE BUTTON! Present at the Christmas Tree Lighting were no other than Sheraton Manila Hotel General Manager Anna Liza Vergara, Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano and the one and only, Mr. Kingson Sian, President and CEO, Newport World Resorts who led the lighting activity.

Philippine musical artists Michael Williams, Gab Pangilinan, Myke Salomon, and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, together with Saxophone player Josh Espinosa serenaded some Christmas Music while attendees enjoyed a festive dinner at The Kitchen of Sheraton Manila Hotel.

Marriott Hotel Manila

Caption by Ian Ray Garcia


After 5 consecutive nights of lighting giant Christmas trees and the Marriot Bonvoy lanterns in Marriot properties across the Philippines, the ceremony finally arrived fittingly at its homecourt, the Manila Marriot Hotel, with a festive celebration held last November 12, Saturday, at the hotel's grand lobby.
"Each of these stars represents specific attributes of our Marriot brand hotels," said Multi-property Vice President - The Philippines, Marriott International, Bruce Winton during the program. 

The said Marriott properties unite in a collective celebration of " Paskonstelasyon", referring to the constellation of The Marriott Bonvoy stars, namely, The North Star (Clark Marriott Hotel), The Vacation Star (Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo), The Destination Star (Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort), The Carnival Star (Sheraton Manila Bay),The Soiree Star (Sheraton Manila Hotel), and The Brilliant Star (Manila Marriott Hotel), each with its own unique festivities and offerings for the holidays. 

"So, this (celebration) is the ultimate one, here at the Manila Marriot Hotel," added Winton. 
Ultimate, indeed, as apart from classic Christmas numbers, the program also featured the live performance of the official Marriott Holiday jingle “Moments With You” by singer-songwriter Acel Bisa van Ommen, former front-woman of famous pop band Moonstar88. Acel also composed the heartwarming tune. 

Executive Chef Meik Brammer also reprised his "annual role" as Santa Claus to the delight of the kids and the kids-at-heart in the audience. 

(PRESS RELEASE) “PASKONSTELASYON” shines brighter at Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo, Sheraton Manila Hotel, and Marriott Hotel Manila

After two years of hiatus, Marriott Philippines kicked off the holidays with a market-wide tree and lantern lighting activity dubbed as “PASKONSTELASYON”: The Marriott Bonvoy Constellation of Holiday Celebrations. 

Considered as a week-long celebration of different Marriott properties in the Philippines, each property was able to light up their trees and lanterns in their own way featuring the distinct identities of each property but was connected by one “PASKONSTELASYON”. 

The unique term is a portmanteau of two meaningful words: “Pasko” or Christmas, and “Konstelasyon” or Constellation which means a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern. This also symbolizes the growing presence of Marriott properties in the country and how it is interconnected with the same heart for the festive season, strengthened by its unifying travel program, Marriott Bonvoy. 

Equally important that week was the kick-off of Marriott International’s GLOBAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK, where all Marriott properties express gratitude and special thanks to all their partners for the trust and collaboration especially during the height of the pandemic. 

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo unveils The Vacation Star

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo finally marks the start of the “PASKONSTELASYON” week

The week started with a heartwarming tree lighting ceremony at the City of Love. Guests were serenaded by the calming voices of the Kinaadman Chorale while treated to a sumptuous feast at the Al Fresco area. A special modern contemporary performance was also presented by the team of Novy Bereber under Sayaw PD, Dance for Parkinson’s nonprofit organization. Courtyard Iloilo also lighted the first star in the constellation which is “The Vacation Star” that symbolizes a well-balanced business, rest, and recreation time perfect for the holiday season. 

Courtryard by Marriott Iloilo’s Executive Committee (L-R) Neil San Felix - IT Asst. Manager, Romelyn Jover - HR Supervisor, Marlon Galo - Asst. Director of Finance, Joy Alonte – Hotel Manager, and Judale De Pedro - LP Manager

An unforgettable musical soiree at Sheraton Manila Hotel

Friday night became brighter as it was Sheraton Manila Hotel’s turn to light their tree. Inspired by local indigenous materials Abaca and Anahaw, the hotel’s dΓ©cor embellished with gold and green trinkets symbolizes life and abundance created the festive atmosphere. Together with the hotel’s General Manager Anna Vergara, the ceremony was graced by the presence of Honorable Pasay City Mayor Imelda “Emi” Calixto-Rubiano, together with Newport World Resorts’ President and CEO Kingson Sian, and the rest of the senior leaders of Sheraton Manila Hotel. 

Simultaneous lighting of the Sheraton Manila Christmas Tree and Soiree Lantern (Onstage L-R) Myke Salomon, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Sheraton Manila General Manager Anna Vergara, Pasay City Mayor Imelda “Emi” Calixto-Rubiano, Michael Williams, Newport World Resorts’ President and CEO Kingson Sian, and Gab Pangilinan. (Foreground L-R) Cluster Director of Marketing Communications Archie Nicasio, Assistant Director of Finance Charris Cresino, Director of Sales and Marketing Lala Quilantang, Assistant Director of Human Resources Alfie Sotto, Director of F&B Mohamed Ali, Assistant Director of Engineering Zaldy de Padua, Front Office Manager Geli Patino, and Saxophonist Josh Espinosa

Right after the lighting of the tree and “The Soiree Star”, guests were enthralled to the unique rendition of Marriott’s official holiday theme “Moments with You” performed by the renowned theater royalties Gab Pangilinan and Myke Salomon, with the First Lady of Philippine Musical Theater, Ms. Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, and stalwart of Philippine theater, Mr. Michael Williams, with award-winning saxophonist Josh Espinosa. 

Later on, guests were directed to S Kitchen to continue the night over delicious food prepared by the team of Executive Chef Kiko Santiago and to a one-of-a-kind SOIREE: THE MUSICAL GATHERING. Everyone was serenaded by the featured thespians with close to the heart songs together with well-known pianist and musical director, Maestro Rony Fortich. 

The musical gathering was also a part of Sheraton Manila’s Soiree series that highlight’s the hotel as a premiere gathering place in the metro. 

The night ended with guests receiving special gifts from Perfume Dessert, and scented candles from the hotel’s very own local memorabilia store, “Pinas Muna”. 

Last but definitely not least --- The Brilliant Star

Ending the week of festivities was the flagship, Marriott Hotel Manila. The day commenced with the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the “PASKONSTELASYON”: The Art of Giving Exhibit, organized by Rotary Club Passport One Marikina, followed by the “PASKONSTELASYON”: The Golden Santa Story, Storytelling and Gingerbread Making Activity with the kids and beneficiaries from Save the Children Philippines and Pasay Social Welfare and Development Department. 

Later that night was the ceremonial lighting of the tree and the Marriott Bonvoy “Brilliant Star” led by Multi-property Vice President in the Philippines of Marriott International Bruce Winton, together with Ms. Universe 2011 3rd Runner Up, and now Ms. Universe Philippines Chariman Shamcey Supsup- Lee, and husband entrepreneur Lloyd Lee with their children, and Department of Tourism Regional Director for National Capital Region Sharlene Batin, with the rest of Marriott Manila’s Executive Committee. 

 (L-R) Cluster Director of Finance Rosanna Lee, Department of Tourism Regional Director NCR Sharlene Batin, Ms. Universe Philippines Chariman Shamcey Supsup- Lee, Multi-property Vice President, The Philippines, Marriott International Bruce Winton, Department of Tourism Accreditation Unit NCR Ivannovich Dmitriv Agote, Resident Manager Melvyn Angeles, Market Director of Human Resources Marian Barnes, Cluster Director of Engineering Marc Creencia, and Director of F&B Mohamed Ali.

Immediately after, Acel Bisa Van Ommen, one of Filipino music’s most resonant voices, together with Malaya Dance Theatre, performed her original composition “Moments with You”, rearranged for the yuletide season by Jeremiah De Leon. 

Christmas at Marriott Manila will never be the same without its iconic Santa Claus! Dressed up in his new gold coat, the Golden Santa himself greeted everyone with his loudest “Ho! Ho! Ho!”. He also didn’t forget to spend time with the kids and give them memorable presents. Kids-at-heart also didn’t miss the chance to snap a photo with Santa and his Gingerbread House located at the main lobby where guests can avail the holiday retail items perfect for gift giving. 

This season is also the best time to share blessings. “PASKONSTELASYON”: Charity Ornaments can be purchased from the Marriott Bakery for only P150 per piece. Proceeds from the ornaments that were sold will go to Save the Children Philippines.

“PASKONSTELASYON” will not be possible without the partners from Cebu Pacific, Don Revy, Emperador Distillers, Pix and Reel Republik, LuChris Printing, Perfume Dessert, and Jesi Mendez Salon. 

Never too late to experience the Marriott feels

Marriott Manila, Sheraton Manila, and Courtyard Iloilo had prepared yuletide offers that you surely don’t want to miss. Visit @manilamarriott, @sheratonmanila, and @courtyardbymarriottiloilo to know more about these irresistible packages. 

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