Enjoy a European Staycation and Get a Chance to Win Tickets to Anywhere in the World!

Article by Desa Desiree Tayting | Photos by Jeanne Dizon

No plans for the nearing holidays yet? This hotel got you, fam. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila has come up with exciting offers for your family this holiday season, such as the chance to win two tickets to anywhere in the world. You did not read that wrong! Read on to find out how. 😉

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The Sofitel Christmas Tree looks so magical from this point.

Our favorite French luxury hotel came even more alive as their 30-feet Christmas Tree lit up on November 21, 2017, marking the beginning of our favorite time of the year. If you can’t get enough of feeling like a Parisienne (we feel you, Sofitel never fails to do that!); their deals for the holiday’s theme, Art de Noel, are perfect for you and your family!

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Gras and Pimentel during their musical performance

It was also an amusement to witness a musical performance of popular Christmas tunes by Sofitel Ambassadors Tanguy Gras and Dave Pimentel with the use of water-filled glasses! There were also several performances of traditional Christmas songs sung by the angelic voices of the Virlanie Children’s Choir – truly heavenly!

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The kids from Virlanie Foundation rendered performances, making the night feel a lot like Christmas.

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A check of 650,000 pesos was handed to Virlanie Foundation.

We all felt the love and support during the handing over of a Php650,000 check to Virlanie Foundation, which was raised from the recently concluded family run called the Sofitel Goblin Run. It was the highlight of the evening.

Fun runs have actually been organized by the hotel since 2004 to raise money for the benefit of Virlanie Foundation, a non-government organization that helps the street children of Manila. Sofitel ambassadors have been active in participating their programs, such as “Teach to Reach” and “Adopt a Child”. This moment was perfect as this is indeed the season of giving. The kids were also given early Christmas presents.

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That smile is priceless!

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Truly mouthwatering!

As the hotel executives lit up the lights, a feast of over-flowing gastronomic offerings commenced. We couldn’t help but take a glass of sparkling wine with us as walked around the hotel and feasted our eyes on the enchanting installations and melodic animations, all bringing up a chorus of French elegance and Filipino creativity.

You don’t need to book a flight to feel the European vibes now; just let Sofitel do its magic. If you opt to enjoy a Christmas staycation at Sofitel, you’ll get a nice overnight stay with breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children at Spiral, including perks and vouchers at Le Spa, Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle, and more.

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Filled with enchanting installations, Sofitel gives off that European vibe.

Walk through the colorful Christmas market or Le Marché de Noël upon entering the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila lobby, as well, and make sure to grab some roasted chestnuts and a glass (or two?) of their aromatic mulled wine! Plus, Santa will make his rounds, so watch out for him!

Now, want to find out how you can win those travel vouchers? Just celebrate New Year’s Eve at Sofitel and you might be able to win and choose your dream destination in the process! Not only that, they will also have a lucky draw featuring gift vouchers to relaxing Sofitel sojourns, luxury gifts from Coach, Samsonite and Guerlain, and more.


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These bottles of goodness were presented during the tree lighting.

To find out more, follow Sofitel on social media! Now, who’s up for a European-inspired holiday? Have a lovely staycation!

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Atang Dela Rama, Pasay

(02) 551 5555