Edsa Shangri-La hotel denies John Mayer trashed their presidential suite
Edsa Shangri-La Manila has denied allegations that John Mayer and his entourage trashed the hotel’s presidential suite, reports Manila Bulletin. The Grammy-award-winning musician supposedly paid $8,000 (over P300,000) for "(destroying the) furniture and fixtures" of the suite he stayed in for his concert held October 1 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
According to Inquirer.net, Edsa Shangri-la Director of Communications Lesley Anne Tan sent two statements on October 9 to formally address the issue. Tan said in the first statement that "such allegations are completely false and untrue." In the second one, she said Mayer’s visit was "very successful without concern."
Manila Standard Today columnist Harold Geronimo Tweeted on October 7: "Mayer apparently ran wild inside the Presidential Suite, broke expensive vases, lamps, desks etc. The result: temporary closure of the suite." Geronimo claimed his source is from "within the group." Reacting to Edsa Shangri-la’s statement, he said, "(For your information), the hotel was a major sponsor of the concert. Now I understand."
The Philippine Star columnist Cecile Van Straten, a.k.a. blogger Chuvaness, also wrote about the supposed incident in her blog. She added, "(Mayer) refused to have his picture taken and had specific instructions: ’If I don’t say yes, that means NO.’" On October 9, she posted the second statement sent by Edsa Shangri-la. She said, "Now all I wanna say is, sure na ba kayo? XO!"
John Mayer performed "Your Body is a Wonderland" on October 1 at the SM Mall of Asia.
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