“I always feel loved in Manila,” shared Paris Hilton, American socialite, heiress to the Hilton Hotels and Resorts group, international celebrity, and now Philippine real еstatе ambassador.
Paris arrived last March 9 to formally launch her first real еstatе collaboration called The Azure Urban Resort Residences, which had a beach club named after her. She was here in 2011 to then sign the agreement, and as promised, returned at its completion.
Behind closed doors with only select family and friends of Century Properties Group’s chief executive officer Jose E.B. Antonio in attendance, GMA News Online was able to converse with Paris on Thursday at The Azure as she rested in preparation for the VIP launch that night.
Paris, casually dressed in an all-black ensemble and coming from a press conference earlier, was still in high spirits and graciously obliged guests requesting for a photograph with her. “Thank you very much,” Paris would generously quip when complimented.
John Victor Antonio, co-chief operations officer of Century Properties Group, said, “Having Miss Hilton as our ambassador reflects the overall feel of this development, an urban paradise that’s fun and definitely a stand out. Being the first residential community with indoor manmade beaches and having the Paris Beach Club with specifications by Paris herself heightens that experience.”
“I’m blown away with how the beach club turned out and I was able to enjoy everything during the week,” said Paris who also promised that this won’t be her last visit.
Century Properties chairman Jose E.B. Antonio earlier said there will be a second Paris Beach Club soon.
The night then led to a beach-themed launch with good music, drinks, and food, and ladies in mermaid suits splashing their colored tails by the “shore.” Brazilian-Japanese model Daniel Matsunaga together with his friends were enjoying the “beach” and swimming, since last night’s weather was beach-friendly as well.
Spotted too were local celebrities like Ana Roces, Anthony and Maricel Pangilinan with kids Ella and Hannah, Ruffa Gutierrez with her brother Raymond, Bubbles Paraiso, and other personalities who all came in their summer wear. Event photos were posted on social media sites with the hashtags #ParisReturns and #CenturyProperties.
Tim Yap will also air his one-on-one interview with Paris Hilton on his show The Tim Yap Show on GMA-7 in the coming days.
To end the party and her Manila visit with a bang, Paris, in a sequined ensemble, performed a set of songs that pleasantly surprised the crowd.
Source: GMA News Online | March 14, 2014