This festive season, The Lobby glistens with holiday cheer as a 45-foot high Christmas Tree, decorated with gold, silver, crystal and ruby ornaments, stands tall by the main entrance. Perfectly complementing the enormous Christmas tree is a white twig Advent Tree, glowing all day with thousands of festive lights. The tree has 24 lamps with a gift box inside which will be opened every afternoon starting December 1 by a lucky guest chosen by Santa. The chosen guest will help light the lamp of the day and will receive the surprise gift inside the gift box.
Other highlights of the season include a Santa's Workshop, the Christmas Concert, an Oscars-themed New Year's Eve Ball and festive dining delights. For table reservations, visit the giant gingerbread house at The Lobby which is open from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekends.
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On The Map
The hotel's grand fountain façade at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues is a major and much-photographed city landmark.
The Halo-Halo dessert at The Lobby was deemed "The Best Legal High" by Time magazine in 2006.
of chocolate are created each year in the hotel's chocolate room by three hearing-impaired confectioners.
The Perfect LOCATION
The Peninsula Manila
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226 Makati City, Metro Manila,
Republic of the Philippines
|Telephone||+63 2 887 2888|
|Airport Distance||9 km from Ninoy Aquino International Airport / 7 km from Manila Domestic Airport|
|Nearby||Ayala Shopping Centre, Greenbelt Mall|
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