The Earth Dog Arrives at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Auspicious new beginnings with timeless traditions brought abundance as the Two-Time Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award Winner Marco Polo Ortigas Manila welcomes the coming of the Earth Dog during the Lunar New Year.

Releasing of balloons with written wishes

In celebration of the coming of the 11th sign in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac, hotel festivities commenced during the exact Lunar New Year, February 16, with the presence of the International Feng Shui expert, Marites Allen, for that stroke of good luck. The management gathered with guests to celebrate the auspicious season. Traditional eye-dotting were headed by Marites Allen, co-owner of the hotel, Victor Co, and General Manager Frank Reichenbach.

To send away wishes for the new year, guests were given red and gold balloons to write down their hearts’ desires, which were released afterwards.

The lion and the dragons danced their way throughout the hotel as they shower each restaurant and floor with lucky coins and golden chocolates. All areas hanged their ang pao and bokchoy for the dragons to eat for luck and fortune.

Traditional dragon dance (4)

After luck has been spread out throughout the hotel, the celebration began at the hotel’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Lung Hin, starting with the traditional Prosperity Toss with Salmon Yu Sheng. The colourful salad symbolizes abundance, prosperity, and vigor―the three important elements for a good year. The guests then enjoy their lunch featuring the signature dishes from the new well-defined menu that brings a flavourful experience at each dine.

Hotel Owners and Management with International Feng Shui Expert Marites Allen

Attract prosperity with this Lunar New Year at Lung Hin. Redefining luxury travel, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila takes pride as it gets recognized once again in the global hospitality landscape as it covets the Five-Star Award, for the second time, by Forbes Travel Guide. Visit Follow the Two-Time Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award Winner, on Facebook at or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

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