FIRST LOOK: Luneta Hotel reopens

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 11 2014 12:32 PM | Updated as of May 12 2014 06:59 PM

MANILA -- The Luneta Hotel, a historical structure in Manila, has reopened its doors on Friday, May 9.

Built in 1918, it is located in front of the Rizal Park along Kalaw Street in Ermita.

The soft opening of the hotel was attended by guests and visitors including Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and celebrity tour guide Carlos Celdran.

A Mass and a thanksgiving ceremony were held during the hotel’s soft relaunch.

The Luneta Hotel's exterior and facade. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The Luneta Hotel's exterior and facade. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com

 

The Luneta Hotel's exterior and facade. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
Details of the roof and viewing penthouse. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com

 

Details of the roof and viewing penthouse. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The hotel's main entrance. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com

 

The hotel's exterior. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
Celebrity tour guide Carlos Celdran provides a short historical background. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
Celebrity tour guide Carlos Celdran provides a short historical background. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The NHA building marker is unveiled during formal ceremonies. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The NHA building marker is unveiled during formal ceremonies. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
National Historical Commission of the Philippines chairperson Dr. Maria Serena I. Diokno speaks at the opening ceremonies. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
A priest commences the blessing of the hotel. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The signage of Luneta Hotel in the style of the 1900s. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
A gate guard salutes during the singing of the National Anthem. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
A gate guard stands beside the Luneta Hotel's signature flag. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The hotel's main lobby. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The staircase leading to the main lobby. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The sitting room near the lobby. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The Luneta Hotel's bar and thematic high chairs. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
A priest walks by as he commences the blessing of the hotel. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
Fountains adorn the roof converted into a viewing penthouse. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
A view of the roof fountains. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The viewing floor at the topmost floor overlooks the Rizal Park across Kalaw Avenue. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
A view of the roof fountains. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
A detail of the staircase's wrought-iron design characteristic of the period of the 1900s. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
Chandeliers at the main lobby. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
Detail on the wrought-iron circular design on the lobby partitions. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
Checkered floors and glass framed doorways can be seen at the rooftop viewing area. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
Gargoyle designs for every floor ledge. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
Gargoyle designs for every floor ledge. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com