MANILA – After Okada’s Cove Manila canceled its planned “record-breaking” balloon drop event on New Year’s Eve, the Peninsula Manila has also announced shelving a similar event.
In a Facebook post on Monday, The Peninsula Manila said it will no longer have its balloon drop “as it is not in keeping with our sustainable luxury vision 2020 philosophy.”
“We at The Peninsula Manila have traditionally celebrated welcoming the New Year with a party, but oftentimes it’s all too easy for the celebrations to come with a big price tag for the planet,” the hotel said.
“We wish to inform our guests and the general public, however, that New Year’s Eve at The Peninsula Manila will be celebrated with great enthusiasm,” it added.
Hours before The Peninsula Manila made the announcement, photos of the balloons to be used for the hotel’s New Year’s Eve event went viral online.
While many netizens praised the Makati establishment for its decision, others were not satisfied as they asked The Peninsula Manila where the balloons, which have been inflated, will be brought.