The Grand Dame Revives Flores de Mayo

The Flores de Mayo at The Manila Hotel is a grand Filipino tradition that combines fashion, artistry and culture.This year, the hotel will partner with the Designers Circle Philippines and the Office of the Mayor of Manila, to revive this unique event. Pagsulyap sa mga Reyna: Flores de Mayo at The Manila Hotel, will be held in the nostalgic, historic setting of the Maynila Ballroom on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at four o’clock in the afternoon.

The first Flores de Mayo at the Manila Hotel was founded in 1979 by Ben Farrales, hailed the Dean of Philippine Fashion, and organized under the Congregacíon del Santissimo Nombre del Niño Jesus. Through the years, countless beauty queens and celebrities have participated in the traditional procession as sagalas, wearing the elegant designs of such notable designers as Joe Salazar, Renee Salud, Cesar Gaupo and Malu Veloso.

Thirty salagas will take part in this year’s traditional procession, wearing Filipiniana couture by the members of Designers Circle Philippines, who number respected names such as Johnny Abad, Renee Salud, Roland Lirio, Alfie Ong, Fanny Serrano and Malu Veloso.

The traditional procession will start from the Maynila Ballroom at 4:00 p.m. It will circle the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park, and return to the hotel where garlands of flowers will be offered to the Blessed Virgin. The sagalas will then proceed to a private dinner.

Guests who wish to view Flores de Mayo or participate in the procession are invited to avail of our exclusive Flores de Mayo Package. Stay in one of our elegant Tower De Luxe Rooms at only PHP 5,999 net a night for two adults and two children ages twelve and below, with buffet breakfast and Filipino Afternoon Tea at the Lobby. The Flores de Mayo Package is only available from April 30 to May 2, 2019.

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