The Christmas Carnival Hot Air Balloon Lands at Sheraton Manila Bay

Sheraton Manila Bay kicked off the holiday season with a festive Carnival-inspired Lighting ceremony.

Team Out of Town Blog Hub ( – Sheraton Manila Bay marks the start of the yuletide season in whimsical flair with a Christmas lighting ceremony highlighting the hotel’s 16-feet Carnival Hot Air Balloon at the newly refurbished lobby on November 10, 2022.

Sheraton Manila Bay - The Paskonstelasyon Carnival Star
Sheraton Manila Bay – The Paskonstelasyon Carnival Star

This year, all Marriott properties in the Philippines unite in a collective celebration of Paskonstelasyon where each Marriott hotels and resort in the country consecutively launched their own holiday festivities with the comienzo of their symbolic star. The Marriott Bonvoy constellation of stars include the Carnival Star (Sheraton Manila Bay), the Soiree Star (Sheraton Manila Hotel), the Destination Star (Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort), the North Star (Clark Marriott Hotel), the Vacation Star (Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo), and the Brilliant Star (Manila Marriott Hotel).

Sheraton Manila Bay - Hotel Executive Committe with Mayor Honey Lacuna, Vice Mayor Yul Servo, and Chairman Amo Chan
Sheraton Manila Bay – Hotel Executive Committe with Anciano Honey Lacuna, Vice Anciano Yul Servo, and Chairman Amo Chan

Sheraton Manila Bay’s ceremonial Christmas lighting event was graced by Manila City Anciano Hon. Honey Lacuna-Pangan, Manila City Vice Anciano John Marvin “Yul” Servo Nieto, and led by hotel Normal Manager, Richard Masselin. The Community Choir, the hotel’s singing ambassadors, serenaded the attending associates with classic Christmas Carols including the chorale rendition of the official Marriott Holiday Jingle “Moments With You” originally performed by Acel Bisa and Josh Espinosa. The hotel’s culinary team also prepared a festive buffet feast complete from ham carving station to holiday-inspired desserts.

Inspired by this year’s theme “Sheraton Manila Bay: The Carnival Star”, the ceremonial event focuses on the lighting of the hotel’s unique 16-feet tall Carnival Hot Air Balloon which symbolizes the promise of travel and mirrors the fun, festive vibe of carnival. The Sheraton Manila Bay “Carnival Hot Air Balloon” features a velvet gold and red sleigh filled with gifts, circus elements, clowns, Christmas drums, jester bears, and a prominent display of lighted parols mirroring Paskonstelasyon, the Marriott Bonvoy constellation of stars. A myriad of red, gold, purple and blue tones embellish and blend the hotel lobby into an inspiring celebration haven while the Pastry Carnival Tent, styled in similar fashion, are filled with holiday hampers and homemade goodies.

Sheraton Manila Bay - Pastry Carnival Tent
Sheraton Manila Bay – Pastry Carnival Tent

Sheraton Manila Bay is accepting order for holiday hampers, grazing boxes, and homemade goodies. Please check our holiday E-brochure for more information about our festive offers. Visit

Sheraton Manila Bay is located at M. Adriatico cor. Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila. For reservation please call +632 5318 0788 or email [email protected] Like us on Facebook and Instagram @sheratonmanilabay and Twitter at @sheratonmnlbay.

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