A HOLE NEW WORLD : The MANILA PEN, Post-Trillanes
the MANILA PENINSULA Hotel
has a perfectly subtle, almost subliminal way
to remind guests of its' new place in history...
"Look Ma, a Bullet Hole!!!":
Evidence of the overkill at the Front Desk
Despite its inadvertent "holistic" new look,
it still is the best hotel lobby in MetroManila
for a 5-star San Miguel Beer!
A sparkling 30-foot tree complementing
the cozy lighting of the lobby.
The red wreath marks the spot
where GMA's tank brashly crashed in,
in order to validate a parking ticket.
This grand marble staircase
has now been renamed the
"Kapamilya Waiting Area"
to honor ABS-CBN's detained reporters.
Kudos and Season's Greetings
to the management and staff of the
now and forever,
the most Christmassy hotel in the Philippines!!!