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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in the Philippines Holds Annual Media Appreciation Party

Media Party 2013

Manila, 18 September 2013­ – Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in the Philippines recently held its annual media appreciation party at Makati Shangri-La, Manila’s Rizal Ballroom. This year’s spy theme was entitled The London Calling, and guests came as their favorite spy characters from movies, TV shows and literature. 

With a theme that centered on espionage, particularly the James Bond series, renowned event stylist Jo Claravall decked the ballroom in stark blacks and whites like a tuxedo, inspired by the elite agent’s choice of wardrobe.  A bar in the middle of the ballroom, courtesy of Moët Hennessy, was the focal point throughout the evening. Specially created cocktail drinks reflecting the theme, including inspirations from James Bond, Mission Impossible’s Ethan Hunt, Austin Powers and Sherlock Holmes, were served. Makati Shangri-La’s Area Executive Chef Paul Lenz created the menu for the evening spread in different culinary stations inspired by the locations in the recent James Bond movie, Skyfall.

Guests had their fill from the different culinary stations, such as the Paris station with breads and nine different types of European cheeses; the Hashima Island station that served authentic Japanese dishes and a range of sushi and sashimi selections; the London station serving roast rib prime beef, baked potato and Yorkshire pudding; the Shanghai station serving authentic Shanghainese noodles; the Istanbul station serving Turkish shawarma; and the Venice station serving the crowd-favorite, asparagus risotto and pasta ravioli.  For the desserts, Makati Shangri-La’s Executive Pastry Chef Romain Renard prepared a whole table of saccharine creations from his new pastry collection at the Monaco station.

The master of ceremony for the evening was Eri Neeman, coupled with live entertainment from The Executives band.  The general managers of each Shangri-La hotel in the Philippines started off the program with a surprise entrance dressed as iconic spy characters.  Makati Shangri-La’s Area Manager/General Manager Reto Klauser came as James Bond, Edsa Shangri-La’s general manager Patrick Schaub as Mission Impossible’s Ethan Hunt, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa’s Amit Oberoi as Sherlock Holmes, and Traders Hotel, Manila’s general manager Gordon Aeria as Austin Powers.

A number of prizes were raffled off, starting with dining and room accommodations, courtesy of the Shangri-La hotels and resorts in Edsa, Makati, Boracay and Mactan, and Traders Hotel, Manila. Major prizes included complimentary stays at Shangri-La hotels and resorts, Traders hotels and Kerry hotels in key Asian cities such as Bangkok in Thailand; Beijing and Shanghai in China; Hong Kong; Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Penang and Putrajaya in Malaysia; Jakarta and Surabaya in Indonesia; Singapore; and Dubai and Muscat, Oman in the Middle East.

The evening culminated with the announcement of the grand prizes – a two-night stay at Shangri-La, Hotel at The Shard, London including buffet breakfast for two, with two business class roundtrip tickets, compliments of Philippine Airlines. The country’s flag carrier recently launched direct Manila-London flights to be inaugurated in November 2013. To cap the program, a surprise draw was held for a three-night stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. with premium economy roundtrip tickets, also courtesy of Philippine Airlines.

The event’s major sponsors also included Fedrigoni and Mini Cooper. For exclusive hotel updates, log on to  www.shangri-la.com/Makati. In the social media channels, Makati Shangri-La, Manila is on Facebook at (/MakatiShangri-La), Twitter (@MakatiShangriLa) and Instagram (@MakatiShangriLa). 

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