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Marco Polo Ortigas marked the long-awaited beginning of a wonderful yuletide season with this year’s theme, “Starry Nights”.

Marco Polo Ortigas, the six-time Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award winner, marked the long-awaited beginning of a wonderful yuletide season with this year’s theme, “Starry Nights”.

General Manager Colin Healy led the ceremonial affair with special guest Pasig City Vice Mayor, Robert “Dodot” Jaworski Jr., and the Department of Tourism’s Regional Director for NCR, Ms. Sharlene Batin. Some of the hotel’s guests, clients, and partners were also in attendance for the joyous event. “We are delighted to celebrate the value of being with colleagues and loved ones after 2 years of virtual meet-ups brought about by the pandemic. This year’s theme “Starry Nights” symbolizes how we at Marco Polo, want to bring back the true magic and warmth of Christmastime with the powerful strength and shining starry light of hope—even during dark times.” said Mr. Colin Healy.

The ceremonial tree lighting event also marked the launch of the renewed partnership between the hotel and Bikes for the Philippines, which will be participating in their BIKE SWAP program for the hotel’s employees. The Bike Swap Program ensures safer and faster travel for the hotel’s associates by swapping their unsafe bicycles with more road-worthy ones. For Marco Polo and Bikes for the Philippines, the bicycles serve more than just their face-value purposes for the employees– more than helping them get to and from their homes safely, they see these bicycles as tools of empowerment. They hope to promote responsible riding and road safety among their associates, especially within their home city of Pasig, whose leaders embrace more initiatives to look after not just their people, but also the environment.

Resident Manager Joy Barleta concluded the event with a few words, “Hope is a powerful thing. It inspires us to do the impossible and helps us carry on during difficult times. Hope comes to all of us in many different forms, whether it be encouraging words, inspired thoughts, a shining star during the darkest of nights, or even in the form of a bicycle. Our hotel is one of the buildings that display bright lights and colors every evening in Ortigas, and we are proud to be a beacon of light this Christmastime.”

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Credit: Featured photo taken from a screengrab of video

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