Bellevue Lights Up Christmas For the Kids
The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts (BH&R) ushered in the jolliest of seasons at their annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at flagship The Bellevue Manila, BH&R’s five-star property in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Taking center stage at this year’s celebrations is the importance of family, especially children, during the season of giving.
It is the BH&R’s second to be held simultaneously across all four of its properties via livestream in The Bellevue Resort, B Hotel Alabang, and B Hotel Quezon City; and their first to be led by spritely kid host, 12 year – old Naima Narciso, daughter of B Hotel Alabang Hotel Manager Ms. Glennis Narciso, who has been with The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts for 15 years now. Also gracing the exciting affair were Chairman Mr. Johnny Chan; The Bellevue Manila Managing Director Mr. Patrick Chan; Mr. Dustin Chan, Managing Director for The Bellevue Resort; and B Hotels Managing Director Mr. Ryan Chan.
In keeping with the Christmas spirit of giving and the importance of family, Patrick Chan, joined by his children Gabby, Raffy, and Sebastian, presented gifts to the special beneficiary of this year’s Tree Lighting ceremony—SOS Children’s Village Alabang, a non-profit organization that provides long-term family-based care and assistance to children in need. Mr. Chan also shared about the Bellevue Kids Club, a regular weekend event where parents and guardians bring their kids together to participate in activities such as arts and crafts, storytelling, kitchen activities, nature explorers, and more. Ongoing for 4 years, the Bellevue Kids Club has been an instrumental part of BH&R’s family-centered services, allowing kids to gain new experiences and meet other kids.
To officially kick off the Christmas season at Bellevue, Chan and his children led the tree lighting and lit up the BH&R properties altogether, promising to be part of the cause to create a brighter world for the many children who bring light to the world around us. As the display of lights illuminated the halls of The Bellevue Manila and its sister hotels, mesmerized onlookers were serenaded by Himig ng Muntinlupa, official choral group of the City Government of Muntinlupa.
At The Bellevue Resort in Panglao, Bohol, world-renowned Lobo Children’s Choir performed for guests as they joined the ceremonies via livestream. On behalf of the Chan family, general manager Rommel T. Gonzales led The Bellevue Resort’s celebrations, acknowledging special guests that included students from STEPS (Specialized Training and Education for Philippine Students), a program supported by The Bellevue Resort to improve the quality of life for the underprivileged by means of educational support, livelihood training, and teaching health awareness through organic gardening and seminars. The students were gifted with school supplies, toys, and a chance to enjoy some special Bellevue Kids Activities, such as cookie and cupcake decorating.
Also highlighting The Bellevue Resort’s celebration was the presence of International Gold Award winner and Bohol’s “Chocolate Princess” Dalareich Polot, who acknowledged the resort’s efforts in promoting the Boholano Culture. Polot recently won at the APEC Business Efficiency and Success Target Award (APEC BEST Award), which was held earlier this year in La Serena, Chile.
It is truly the most wonderful time of the year at The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts, where children and families are celebrated in this time of giving!