Christmas sparkles like crystals at Conrad Manila

On the hotel’s third level, facing the breathtaking Manila Bay, stands Conrad Manila’s 16-ft tall Christmas tree. Adorned with glistening crystal beads and shimmering ornaments, it exudes an elegant charm that adds a touch of enchantment to the festive atmosphere.  

The delicate, custom-made crystal strands, illuminated in serene blue hues, gently cascade from the top to the bottom, creating a waterfall effect that further enhances the overall magical experience.

“It’s a Magical Christmas for Conrad Manila,” said Fabio Berto, the hotel’s general manager. “It’s always about magic here — from the sparkling beads and the blue color of the tree to the holiday feasts and room packages we offer. The Christmas tree is very unique. We use it every year and add new exciting touches every time. 

CONRAD Manila’s 16-ft Christmas tree adorned with crystal beads and sparkling ornaments.

Conrad Manila’s festive season kicked off last Tuesday, 14 November, transforming the hotel into a magical land with twinkling lights and charming decors all around the hotel. 

“Conrad Manila is a prime location and we want people to feel the true spirit of the holidays — spending time with family, friends and the community and creating wonderful memories when they stay with us,” shared Berto. 

The ceremonial Christmas Tree Lighting was held at the hotel’s Main Lobby, attended by Pasay City Representative Antonino Calixto, Pasay City Mayor Imelda “Emi” Calixto-Rubiano, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. executive committee chairman Hans Sy, SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation president Elizabeth Sy, SMHCC executive vice president Peggy Angeles and several diplomats.  

JASMINE Fitzgerald sings Les Miserables’ ‘I Dreamed A Dream.’

Guests were serenaded with classic Christmas tunes performed by Bernie Pasamba Strings and some Broadway hits from singer and theater performer Jasmine Fitzgerald and music ensemble and classical-pop crossover male group Qu4tro. 

Festive packages

To complete the magical Christmas celebration, Conrad Manila has rolled out a roster of festive packages for this year. 

For Brasserie on 3, the lavish lunch and dinner buffet spread featuring traditional Filipino holiday dishes will run until New Year. Must-tries are castañas, puto bumbong, bibingka, cochinillo, slow-roasted sirloin steak and a selection of fine wines and cocktails. 

Bru Coffee Bar offers curated hampers and a range of pastries and cakes. China Blue by Jereme Leung presents its Christmas Set Menu, offering deep-fried lobster salad and lychee pineapple seafood dumpling, golden roast duck with fragrant barbecue sauce, braised top shell, chicken and assorted mushroom fish lip soup. For the New Year Set Menu, special dishes include Yin Yang combination platter, roasted suckling pig with crispy mantou sheet, mango hawthorn and citrus dressing, roasted duck with special lychee sauce. 

 C Lounge has New Year ‘80s-themed Countdown Party with handcrafted drinks and special live performances. 

Conrad Manila also has room packages to enjoy the festivities in style. 

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