Marriott Hotel Manila is up to another milestone as the premiere hotel opened its newest space seven years after it launched the Marriott Grand Ballroom, as it formally inaugurated its exhibition center the MGBX. Apart from its newest breakthrough, Marriott Bonvoy in partnership with all the Marriott properties in the country launched the very first Marriott Moments A Fair – Life’s Big Events Expo on July 23 and 24, 2022 in partnership with Themes & Motifs, one of Asia’s renowned wedding and events exhibit organizers. The event was opened and the new convention center was formally inaugurated with a unique ceremonial raising of coffee cups and top honchos toast to the success of the program, concluding this year’s Marriott Moments A Fair from last May 2022 industry launch with a tea party where tea cups were raised to signal the countdown to the big day.
Meet the newest convention space in town
It was in July 2015 when Marriott Hotel Manila (Marriott) launched the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the biggest ballroom in the country and now one of the sought-after event venues with its state-of-the-art facilities and pillarless halls. Seven years later, Marriott is adding another huge venue to its portfolio with the opening of MGBX, a 4,400 sqm convention space located at the Level B1 of the Marriott Grand Ballroom. The ‘X’ in its name stands for the exhibition which also connotes “collaboration” and “partnership” where individuals, groups, and industries can grow and unite.
Present at the launch of MGBX were Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. (TIHGI) Chairman Kevin Tan, Multi-Property Vice President- The Philippines - Marriott International Bruce Winton; Anna Vergara, General Manager of Sheraton Manila Hotel; Richard Masselin, General Manager of Sheraton Manila Bay; Charleymagne Magabo, Director of Sales and Marketing of Clark Marriott Hotel; Market Director of Sales and Distribution-The Philippines-Marriott International Cristy Carreon; and Archie Nicasio, Cluster Director of Marketing Communications, Marriott Hotel Manila, Sheraton Hotel Manila, and Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo.
The newest convention space also completes the hotel’s offering to the M-I-C-E segment, one of the tourism industry’s fastest and growing sectors. MGBX is expected to host various conferences and exhibitions that will cater to all kinds of interests in the future.
Moments made grander
With the opening of MGBX comes another event to look out for every year at the Marriott. Still, part of the overarching campaign behind Marry Me at Marriott 8th Edition and My Favorite Travel Channel, Marriott Moments A Fair – Life’s Big Events Expo is the much-anticipated gathering of suppliers for all kinds of life milestones that will surely provide a celebration that is spotless, picture perfect, memorable, and truly a Marriott Moment.
This momentous on-ground exhibition would not be possible without Themes & Motifs, the official partner of Marriott Moments A Fair known for bringing in the best of the best wedding and social suppliers under one roof.
Marriott Moments for a cause
Following the success of the 8th edition of Marry Me at Marriott last June 25th, Marriott Moments A Fair – Life’s Big Events Expo had gone beyond the usual as they make every moment count with the special package for all kinds of events. The special life’s event package was kicked off during the Marry Me event and concluded on the last day of the fair. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Save the Children Foundation.
Successful campaign series
Archie Nicasio, Cluster Director of Marketing Communications, shares that the success of the Marriott Moments campaign is not only the success of Marriott Philippines but also the success of the event industry. “We at Marriott are very happy, grateful, and humbled with the success of the initiatives we curated to help not only our own, but also the whole travel, tourism, and event industry. May this just be the start of the annual gathering of the industry's finest here at the new MGBX.”