The Manila Hotel celebrates 105th anniversary

People often travel to visit historic and iconic sites in a city. For Manila, there countless landmarks to choose from, but in the spotlight this month is The Manila Hotel, also known as the Grand Dame by the bay, that just celebrated its 105th anniversary.

The Manila Hotel’s Fiesta Pavilion dressed for the hotel’s 105th anniversary

The Manila Hotel’s spread of delicious Western selections

The Manila Hotel is a repository of history, a witness to the events that have happened over the course of a century. It has withstood the test of time and continues to be a venue for some of the metro’s grandest celebrations and gatherings.

Jose De Venecia Jr., Dr. Crispulo J. Icban, and Chairman Basilio Yap

The Manila Hotel Resident Manager Christopher Orta with Atty. Christina Faye Condez

Now, as it celebrates its 105th anniversary, close a thousand guests came to the grand event, filling up The Manila Hotel’s Fiesta Pavilion with cheer.

Richard Lo, Dulce Baybay, Niza Forschler, and Klay Tan

The Manila Hotel interior designer Rachy Cuna, Vice President for Sales, Natalie T. Ramirez, and Nohezi Soriano

Of course, no Filipino celebration is complete without a feast, and so The Manila Hotel’s spread of Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Western cuisine, and carving stations was a main attraction alongside entertainment provided by none other than Ryan Cayabyab and the RC Singers. 

Chief Legal Councel of the Philippine President Atty. Salvador Panelo singing with Ryan Cayabyab

Rotary Club Capuyao Circle District 3820

The Manila Hotel President Atty. Jose “Joey” D. Lina Jr. enthusiastically acknowledged the presence of the Chairman of the Board, Basilio C. Yap, as well as members of the board and dignitaries, luminaries, and clients.

Cecile Guidote Alvarez, Chairman Basilio C. Yap, Vice Chairman Emilio Yap, and Heherson Alvarez

Deogracias Victor Savellano with Dina Bonnevie

To pay tribute to The Manila Hotel that has grown to become a well-recognized symbol of Manila, Atty. Jose shared a walk through of the hotel’s history with a four-minute video highlighting the hotel’s milestones, celebrities and heads of state that have visited, and other events that have contributed to creating its heritage status.

The Manila Hotel Executive Vice President Ricky Yap and Solar Entertainment Chairman Wilson Y. Tieng

Manila Bulletin Head of External Affairs Barbie Atienza

With a hint of nostalgia and as a nod to the good that lies in The Manila Hotel’s future, Atty. Jose ended his speech with a reminder of The Manila Hotel’ brand values: old world manners, a sense of theatre, every detail considered, celebrating our history, and extraordinary and service from the heart.

Now, that is truly worth a toast. Cheers to The Manila Hotel! 

The Manila Hotel is located in One Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines. Guests can call +63 527 0011 for inquiries and bookings.

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