Manila Bulletin in Partnership with The Manila Hotel kicks off HATCH: An Easter Eggchanted Garden Exhibit


It was a day that can be dubbed as Eggs-travaganza last April 11 at one of the the most iconic landmarks in the metropolis.

HATCH: An Easter Eggchanted Garden Exhibit

The Manila Hotel, known to be the well-loved Grand Dame of the Philippines, brings joy to guests this whole month of April as the hotel lobby is transformed into an enchanting garden filled with colorful Easter eggs.

The exquisite collection of Easter eggs is hand-painted by revered Filipino artists, some using innovative materials for a distinctive mixed media design, or going for a more classic look using oil or acrylic on resin; while some are even sculptures. The concept is to give life or transform an essentially static and lifeless object into a dynamic form of art.

HATCH, a project of Manila Bulletin in partnership with The Manila Hotel, is meant to support the Filipino art scene. Initially, this project was organized for local artists to gather during Easter. HATCH placed a modern and sophisticated twist on the traditional ritual of painting eggs by showcasing the exquisite talent of artists from various disciplines in painting on an unconventional and unexpected medium – an acrylic egg.  

The success of HATCH since its initial launch on 2017 is the reason why the exhibit is now on its third year.  This 2019, the egg collection of Manila Bulletin will be hitting 98 in number where each egg has different personalities and stories to tell.

The batch of artists for HATCH 2019 is a combination of artists from Manila Bulletin’s coffee table book Filipino Artists in Their Studios Vol. 2 and artists from the Saturday Group. A press conference was held at The Tap Room where they were introduced along with their works. Guest and members of media were treated to an egg-citing egg hunting activity where gift certificates of overnight stay, buffet dine-ins and other exciting prizes where given away.

In line with the coming Easter celebration, a time to celebrate with your family, friends and little ones, The Manila Hotel has created a range of fun, family-friendly activities that will make this year’s Easter an unforgettable experience.


April 15 to 21, 2019

There is no need to endure a long and arduous drive out of town for the Holy Week. Instead, our Easter Staycation Package lets you luxuriate in one of the hotel’s well-appointed Superior Deluxe Rooms for only PHP 6,999 nett a night, for two adults and two children ages 12 and below. Relish an indulgent breakfast buffet or take a culinary journey at one of the hotel’s specialty restaurants. The promo is inclusive of two complimentary tickets to The Greatest Easter Eggs-travaganza, our fabulous, fun-filled Easter fair (details below). 


2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tent City

April 21, 2019, Sunday

The Manila Hotel makes Easter a fabulous family affair with The Greatest Easter Eggs-stravaganza. Your little ones will experience all the magic of an Easter carnival, complete with an Easter egg hunt, a petting zoo, a bouncy castle, a magic show, plenty of Easter-themed games and activities, and a delightful selection of snacks.

  • PHP 1,000 for 1 child age 12 and below, and 1 accompanying adult
  • Guests who avail of the Easter Staycation Package are entitled to 2 tickets
  • Guests with an accumulated PHP 5,000 in a single receipt, from any of the dining outlets, are entitled to 1 complimentary ticket


April 18 and 19, 2019

Take a break from the fast pace of city life. The Visita Iglesia Package allows you to cocoon in the comfort of a Superior Deluxe Room for PHP 5,800 nett, for two adults and two children ages 12 and below. Experience one of the classic traditions of Filipino Holy Week: the Visita Iglesia. Walk through history via this curated tour of seven churches in historic Intramuros and the surrounding environs, including Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church. The hotel shall provide shuttle service, snacks, a map, and a guide.

  • SCHEDULE. April 18, Thursday: First shuttle at 6:30 a.m., last shuttle will leave the hotel at 6:00 p.m. April 19, Friday: First shuttle at 6:30 a.m., last shuttle at 11:30 am.
  • Prior reservation is required


Champagne Room

April 21, 2019

Let the elegant and romantic Champagne Room be the setting for a luxurious family brunch on Easter Sunday. Partake of an exclusive menu crafted by Executive Chef Konrad Walter and his team. Delicacies and savories include handcrafted veal and mushroom ravioli in light truffle cheese cream, a choice of elegant rosemary-seasoned rack of lamb served with potato gratin and young market vegetables, or black cod on a purée of creamed peas with quenelles of zucchini lemon risotto, and a delicate dessert of swan-shaped choux pastry with snow eggs. The Easter Brunch at Champagne Room is priced at PHP 2,780 nett.


The Lobby

April 1 to 30, 2019

Held in the hotel’s stunning lobby, the Egg-chanted Garden is an exquisite display of Easter eggs painted by well-known Filipino artists. It’s a modern and sophisticated twist on the traditional ritual of painting Easter eggs. Hatch, a project of Manila Bulletin in partnership with The Manila Hotel, is meant to support and showcase the Filipino art scene.

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For more information, please contact

Stephanie Flores, Public Relations & Social Media Manager

+632 527 0011 ext 1267

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