MANILA, 22 November 2018 — The Manila Hotel opened Art Gallery by The Manila Hotel last Thursday, 22 November 2018, with a stunning inaugural exhibit entitled “The Masters” that showcased the works of eight brilliant Filipino artists: Hermes Alegre, Ross Capili, Salvador Ching, Fil Delacruz, Edgar Doctor, Raul Isidro, Raul Lebajo and Mario de Rivera. All highly respected in their field, and recognized locally and internationally for their creativity and vision, the artists made up a powerhouse cast that is a fitting match for the prestige of The Manila Hotel.
Created especially for The Manila Hotel, each artwork demonstrated the artist’s mastery of his genre and gave the public a glimpse of The Master’s personalities, technique and artistic vision.
Designed to be a center for arts and culture in the very heart of Manila, The Art Gallery by The Manila Hotel is a place of inspiration, discovery and learning.
All over the world, there are hotels that have art worthy of museums, and museums that are works of art in themselves. But The Manila Hotel is unique. At 106 years old, it is the most historically and culturally significant hotel in the Philippines. “We are proud of our heritage and also very aware of our responsibility to grow and preserve our legacy. To bring forth this fine art and contemporary art gallery is very much in keeping with our legacy,” says Chris Orta, resident manager of The Manila Hotel.
The Masters will be on exhibit until 30 March 2019. Thereafter, the Art Gallery will mount quarterly exhibits showcasing the works of different artists, ranging from renowned names to promising young creatives.
Established in collaboration with Manila Bulletin, Art Gallery by The Manila Hotel will be a new landmark connecting Filipinos to their cultural and artistic treasures.
The Manila Hotel, the Grand Dame of Manila, has been serving beautiful memories 106 years and counting. Defined by its history, elegance, and world-class service, The Manila Hotel is the hotel of choice for the most distinguished and discriminating guests.