High Society at Johnny’s Milestone

Everybody’s favorite host Johnny Litton celebrated his birthday this year at the Grand Ballroom of The Bellevue Manila.

The theme for this year’s party was based upon the 1950’s film “High Society” from the Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly era. As guests entered the main lobby of The Bellevue Manila, a very sleek latest model Lexus was situated to one side providing for many photo opportunities. The ladies came in Grace Kelly inspired dresses which definitely added to the glamour of the evening.

Gracing the event with their presence were Johnny’s family, friends and colleagues in the business and social circles as well as several government officials like Congresswoman Imelda Marcos, Sen. Cynthia Villar and Gov. Chavit Singson together with members of the diplomatic corps including US Ambassador, H.E. Sung Y Kim, E.U. Ambassador H.E. Franz Jessen with his lovely wife Madame Wang Qi, Israeli Ambassador, H.E. Effie Ben Matityau, Russian Ambassador H.E. Igor Khovaev, Ambassador to the US Babe Romualdez, Ambassador to Spain Philippe Lhuillier with his wife Edna, Ambassador Mercy Tuason, former Ambassador to the Court of St. James Jesus Tambunting with his wife Marge, former Ambassador to Spain Lani Bernardo with his wife Conchitina, Philippine Hotel Owners Association Inc. president Arthur Lopez and wife Letty, and Bonifacio Landmark Realty and Development Corp. president Hans Hauri and wife Bo just to name a few.

Other notable guests were Ambassador Victor Garcia and wife Connie, Consuls Louie and Mellie Ablaza, Consul Betty Chua, Consul Helen Ong, Consul Fortune Ledesma, Consul Agnes Huibonhoa, Consul Fausto Preysler, and Consul Evie Costa.

As Johnny delivered his monologue on stage, he mentioned how the night was all about love and friendship without any political bias nor boundaries. He fondly talked about his loving wife, Tere, the days he worked for former First Lady Imelda Marcos, who was listening from her seat, his unforgettable days in showbiz and of course, he shared stories relating to his long-time and new-found friends.

Throughout the evening, short video clips from the High Society film were played as well as excerpts from Johnny’s hit TV show “Oh No It’s Johnny” that was definitely nostalgic for most of his guests. It was definitely a star-studded night with song performances by Jose Mari Chan, Janet Basco, Arthur Manuntag and Kathy Mas. A dance performance by Grace Gobing, and a grand finale by Club Mwah capped the evening. A special segment in the program was titled the “Stars of the Night” which awarded a handful of guests who certainly dressed for the occasion with well-deserved prizes.

Also adding to the success of the evening was the hard-working team of The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts led by Chairman Johnny Chan with his sons, The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts managing director Patrick Chan, B Hotels managing director Ryan Chan and The Bellevue Resort managing director Dustin Chan. With overflowing wines from Titania Wines, giveaways from Rustan’s, Aficionado, Beabi and Laneige and the official TV partner 2nd Avenue, it was definitely a night to remember! Happy Birthday and more to come Ninong Johnny!!! Cheers!!!