Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Alabang recently held its Christmas Tree Lighting themed “Dito Tayo sa Pasko”, an event punctuated by the many elements that characterize a truly Filipino Christmas celebration.
A towering Christmas tree festooned with sinamay streamers, capiz shell ornaments, and woven miniatures became the scenic centerpiece at the main lobby of the hotel.
Officiated by hotel General Manager Arlene G. Tongco (2nd from right), Chroma Hospitality Country Manager , James Montenegro (left), Chroma Vice-president for Sales and Marketing Carmela Bocanegra (right), and Mr. Roger John Smith, deputy city administrator of Muntinlupa, the tree lighting ceremony also included the formal turnover of Chroma Hospitality’s donation to Project Pink Support Group, the proceeds from October’s Passionately Pink campaign in support of breast cancer conquerors and their families. The organization was represented by Ms. Angie J. Laborte
In her opening remarks, Tongco stated, “I believe that Christmas 2022 is going to be one punctuated by meaningful gatherings in light of the seclusion we all felt throughout the duration of the pandemic.”
Marking a festive atmosphere, bountiful merienda feast featuring traditional Filipino delicacies normally served during the Misa de Gallo (dawn Masses) including fluffy bibingka, puto bumbong, and steaming cups of just-whisked tsokolate were served to invited guests while a choir made up of employees of the City Government of Muntinlupa serenaded guests with popular Christmas tunes.
Live Love Local for the Holidays
Dito Tayo sa Pasko also serves as the culmination of Chroma Hospitality’s Live Love Local program wherein hotels under the Crimson, Quest, and Timberland brands showed off the finest products made by local artisans using uniquely Filipino materials or ingredients.
It also celebrates the best of Filipino hospitality through a selection of staycation packages that will give families a welcome – and elegant – change, a home away from home for the Holidays with uniquely local flair and flavor.
This spirit extends to the different dining offerings and gift selections at Cafe Eight and Baker J where traditional dishes of the Filipino Pasko are given a delectable continental treatment: an East Meets West twist that is bound to delight the senses in numerous ways. Likewise, Alibi Lounge Bar’s Holiday cocktails add a grown-up spin to traditional treats, definitely perfect for making merry this Christmas and the New Year.