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A First and a Last for 2017—New Year’s Eve at Sofitel Manila

Who would’ve thought I’d be spending my last new year’s eve as part of the Chan household at the poolside of a five-star, world-class hotel celebrating and counting down with hundreds of strangers? I certainly didn’t.

Food was overflowing, drinks came non-stop, games were fun, prizes were exciting, and the host was amazing! Yes, the host was my sister—I’m not just obligated to tell you that because she’s my sister but it’s the truth! Of course, everything came with Sofitel’s flair of elegance, sumptuousness, and attention to detail. Celebrating new year’s eve was definitely a first for me! It was truly one for the books—A special and cherished occasion made even more memorable by the luxurious accommodations, service, and celebration.

Take a look below at some snapshots from Saint-Tropez Soriée, Sofitel’s new year countdown celebration!

sofitel family saint tropez soiree new years eve , Fun photo wall for guests as they enter—It really sets the mood for a nautical night!

Fun photo wall for guests as they enter—It really sets the mood for a nautical night!

My mom and her mom, posing by our table at Sofitel's New Year Countdown

My mom and her mom, posing by our table at Sofitel’s New Year Countdown

Janeena Chan hosting Sofitel Manila's New Year Countdown

My sister hosting the night away! Take a look at the stage area they transformed into a yacht!

My sister hosting the night away! Take a look at the stage area they transformed into a yacht!

Sofitel New Year Table Centerpiece, Foie Gras, Dessert Buffet

Janeena Chan Hosting Sofitel Saint Tropez New Years Eve Countdown

Sofitel's gorgeous ceiling lights

Jessika Chan Janeena Chan Sisters New Year Woven Bag by Babe Around Town

People danced the night away! The dance floor AND the yacht-stage were filled with people, young and young-at-heart, dancing to the beat of The Bloomfields! At 11:30 pm, Janeena ushered all the guests to the poolside area for a final performance by The Bloomfields as we get ready to count down to twelve. There were even free-flowing drinks here as well! Everyone, from the party-goers at Saint-Tropez Soirée, to the diners at Spiral and Sunset Bar, to Sofitel’s guests was there, listening to classic rock as we eagerly awaited the fireworks as the year turned to 2018.

Poolside Sofitel New Year Countdown 2018

Fireworks Sofitel New Year

I was handling our Fujifilm camera as well as two phones while taking this shot. Unfortunately, I focused (got mesmerized) by the Kirakira app on Janeena’s phone and failed to take a decent shot with the camera. I did take lots of great bokeh’s though. I just might turn those into free textures one day!

Happy New Year Sofitel 2018

Happy New Year from all of us!

How did you spend your New Year’s Eve? Let me know down below! Maybe next year, we’ll do something a whole lot different!

Next post will be all about chilling at Sofitel on New Year’s Day! Spiral buffet, anyone? 😉

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