What: Christmas Tree Lighting Where: DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton Pune hosted its annual tree-lighting ceremony last month, marking the onset of the Christmas festivities in the city. The special attraction this year was a uniquely designed, eco-friendly Christmas tree that had only a few natural elements, which were put together by the team. Sharing his thoughts behind the ideation of the tree, General Manager, Aditya Shamsher Malla said, “Together, the team at the hotel came up with this initiative as a demonstration of our deep-rooted commitment to the environment. The end product was a beautifully designed tree, put together with just a few natural elements like bamboo, jute and string. It’s a wonderful work of creativity by the team and has become a special attraction at the hotel.” Adding to the theme of social awareness, the hotel, associated with a local NGO, invited a group of underprivileged children to be a part of the tree-lighting ceremony. The children were seen enjoying the evening and interacting with the hotel staff. A short set of Christmas carols was also performed by the group, adding to the festive cheer. This was followed by the lighting of the wonderful tree and a special appearance from Santa Claus, who delighted all with a bag of special treats. The evening came to a close with a warm send off to all the invitees and a vote of thanks from General Manager, Aditya Shamsher Malla.