Ms. Boots Anson-Roa attends 1st Philippine Film Festival in the UAE
Emirates Grand Hotel, the 50-storey tall tower conveniently located in the heart of Dubai’s business and commercial district, hosted the stay of well-respected Filipino veteran actress Boots Anson Roa who attended the recently concluded first Philippine Film Festival in the UAE (PFF-UAE).
Frank Owens, Group General Manager & Area Director Business Development, Emirates Grand Hotel said: “We are greatly honoured to welcome one of Philippine cinema’s most talented stars to our property. Ms. Anson-Roa is a well-respected celebrity and well-loved by the Filipino audience. They were very glad to see her and she was very nice to accommodate all their requests for autographs and pictorials. I’m sure she enjoyed her stay!”
Ms. Anson-Roa starred in the family-oriented film Botelya, one of the four award-winning films shown at the film festival. Other films screened for free were Rosario, Ded na si Lolo (Grandpa is Dead) and the classic film Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon”. The veteran actress who is also the director of MOWELFUND discussed about the significance of films to the Filipino culture and the current state of the film industry. She was joined by another veteran film director and thespian Soxie Topacio.
Emirates Grand Hotel has been a preferred residence of regional and international celebrities visiting Dubai because of its convenient location which provides access to the city’s major attractions such as Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building; Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest shopping mall and the Dubai Fountain. The 409-room hotel which is specially designed to cater for both business and leisure travellers is known for its Arabian hospitality, chic interiors including the exquisitely finished rooms that are equipped with all the comforts of your own home.