Yuletide galleon transforms Heritage into fantasy island
() - December 12, 2010 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines –  Ushering in a festive, joyous and children’s fantasy-filled Yuletide celebration, Heritage Hotel GM Eddie Yeo and Indonesian Ambassador Kristiarto Legowo recently led the ceremonial toast for the symbolic maiden voyage of the hotel’s elaborately designed, 18-foot tall galleon docked on a holiday wharf.

The Heritage Hotel’s lobby is transformed into a fantasy island where Peter Pan lives forever in youthful allure, pirates are marooned, blissful Christmas melodies by the JJS string ensemble fill the air, and the aroma of the gingerbread house, Basler Brunsli, heart cinnamons and other Yule treats tantalize the palate.

“Previously, we showcased various themes to dazzle the imagination and light up the inner child within each one of us... Successively, the hotel was spellbound into adornments of adventures: Under the Sea, Santa’s Wonderland, North Pole Express and Yuletide Towers of London,” Yeo said.

“This year we are unveiling the Heritage Yuletide Galleon to launch a million and one adventures of the imagination... We take inspiration from notable writers Robert Louis Stevenson who was stirred by the map sketches of his stepson in creating ‘Treasure Island’ and J.M. Barrie who was moved by the theatrical games of the Davies children in publishing ‘Peter Pan’... and quite recently the grand creator of vivid childhood escapades Disney with its Pirates of the Caribbean franchise,” Yeo added.

Since Christmas is a special time to give back to the community, the Heritage Hotel has started its traditional wishing well to raise funds for underprivileged children.

This year’s proceeds will benefit orphans of Asilo de San Vicente de Paul, one of the oldest and notable orphanages in the country.

Sis. Nieva Manzano, Asilo administrator, was present to witness the ceremonial contributions to the wishing well.

The Heritage Yuletide Galleon will be on display until Jan. 2, 2011.

For inquiries or dining reservations, call Heritage Hotel Manila at 854-8888 or e-mail at foodbev@heritagehotelmanila.com.

The Heritage Hotel Manila is managed by the Millennium Hotels and Resorts, which has more than 100 properties worldwide.

ASILO BASLER BRUNSLI EDDIE YEO AND INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR KRISTIARTO LEGOWO HERITAGE HERITAGE HOTEL HERITAGE HOTEL MANILA HERITAGE YULETIDE GALLEON HOTEL MILLENNIUM HOTELS AND RESORTS NIEVA MANZANO PETER PAN
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