It’s Christmas already at The Manor

The Manor lit up its Christmas tree on Saturday at its iconic garden grounds, highlighting the talent of its staff which practically ran the entire event.

The Manor chairman Robert John Sobrepeña led the lighting ceremony where he revealed that balls adorning the 20-foot tree were painted by Autism Hearts Foundation children.

His wife Lissa, a director of the AHF, added that a mural displayed at the hotel lobby — painted by the NGO’s beneficiary — is up for sale.

Proceeds of the sale, as well as the dinner, will go to the AHF.

Performances in the event dubbed as “Spectacular Holidays” were provided by students from around Baguio City.

But the biggest talent-reveal for the famed hotel at the heart of Camp John Hay was the entire production, from the outlandish decor down to the excellent service and great food.

“We have a lot talented people here at the Manor, ” The Manor general manager Ramon C. Cabrera told the Daily Tribune.

Some 300 guests and sponsors attended the P2,000-plate benefit event.

The hotel spent months preparing for what it described as the “biggest event” of the year.

Every year the staff tries to top itself in terms of quality of show and service, according to Cabrera.

The Manor has been holding Christmas Tree-lighting but only in the past decade that it leveled up and made it a full-scale spectacle.

Over the past years, it also embraced different themes, yet its beneficiary remained the same.