Saturday, December 9, 2017

Holiday activities and events at top hotels in Metro Manila

TRAVELIFE shortlists festive holiday activities in local hotels around Metro Manila that friends and family can enjoy during this Christmas season.



Activities
- Meet and Greet Santa at the Main Entrance during weekends of December.
- Christmas Choir at The Shops during weekends of December & Christmas Day
- Christmas Bazaar exclusive for Dream Rewards members


European themed decor at City of Dreams Manila

Staycation
Option to stay at the Hyatt, Nobu or Crown Towers Manila and avail of exciting packages with spa, dining and DreamPlay experiences.

Entertainment
DreamPlay: 
It’s “Shrek the Halls” at DreamPlay. Children and the entire family can experience a Shrek-style Christmas! Celebrate the yuletide season with Shrek and the Gang from December 2 to January 2, 2018.


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Chaos Night Club: 
New Year’s Eve Countdown Party with bands Brad & Nina and Jason & Anna together with Chaos resident DJs Khai Lim & David Ardiente 

KTV at Chaos is a perfect choice for a Holiday videoke night with state of the art facilities, delightful food and beverage and uniquely-designed interiors 



Yuletide-themed cookies and cocktails at City of Dreams Manila

Christmas Goodies
Baskets of holiday goodies will be for sale at The Gingerbread House until January 8, 2018. A spruced up Classic Holiday Hamper which costs Php 1,988 net contains items such as assorted Christmas cookies, Panettone, Christmas Banana Bread, fruit cake, red wine, and stuffed toy

For a more elegant assortment, the Pacific Holiday Hamper delights with Christmas chocolate cake, Panettone, assorted pralines, Christmas cookies, fruit cake, stollen bread, luxury jams, red wine and a stuffed toy.


Pan Pacific Manila Christmas Buffet

Activities
- Pan Pacific's very own Butler Chorale will serenade guests with novel arrangements of much-loved Christmas carols at the lobby from December 16 to 24, 2017. 

- On December 31, people can say “hello” to 2018 in style at the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party where night owls who want to party the night away can enjoy a buffet spread amidst live performances by PureSound Band, a glass of sparkling wine, and a spectacular fireworks display.


Pan Pacific Manila Gingerbread House

Holiday Feasts
On December 24, a sumptuous Noche Buena will be available at the Pacific Lounge of the Pan Pacific Manila. While on Christmas Day, seasoned chefs prepare a festive Christmas Brunch Buffet.



Staycation
The Holiday Staycation package of the Crimson Hotel Filinvest Manila includes an overnight stay in a deluxe room and a buffet breakfast for two persons. Guests may also opt for 3 Days and 2 Nights Holiday Staycation package which includes two nights stay in a deluxe room, buffet breakfast for two persons for two days, a Christmas-themed room setup and late check-out at 4 PM. Both packages also have a Santa’s Surprise Treat and shopping credits at Santa’s Café for kids. These special offers can be booked until January 5, 2018.


Home for the Holidaze Room Packages, 
Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila

- For a one-of-a-kind Christmas staycation on December 24 with the whole family, Crimson Hotel offers three room packages the guests can choose from. The Deck the Halls room package includes an overnight stay in a deluxe room, buffet breakfast for two persons, Santa’s welcome amenity and shopping credits for kids at Santa’s Café.

- If you prefer a fuss-free festive celebration, get the Bright & Merry room package which has Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet for two persons at Café Eight. This package includes accommodation, buffet breakfast for two persons, Santa’s Surprise Treat and shopping credits for kids at Santa’s Café. Guests can also stay as early as December 23 if they avail of the 3 days, 2 nights package.


Celebrate the Festive Season at Cafe 8, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila

- This Mistletoe Magic room offer includes buffet breakfast for two persons for two days, a Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Café Eight, Santa’s Surprise Treat, dining credits worth P1,000, shopping credits for kids at Santa’s Café, and late check-out at 4 PM. 

Holiday Feasts
The Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet offers a lavish selection of beetroot and vodka marinated salmon with a citrus fennel salad, terrines, roast turkey with Chipolata sausage, chestnut stuffing, Christmas pudding, and mince pies.


Ho Ho Holiday Hampers at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila

The Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at Café Eight will keep the Yuletide spirit up with a mimosa salad, Gravlax with oriental five spices and orange sauce, seafood bisque, Indian spiced duck leg confit, and Christmas cakes


- The Lobby Lounge will be overflowing with breads and chocolate creations such as assorted French macarons, chocolate snowmen, Christmas cookies, and assorted truffles to satisfy everyone’s cravings.



Activities
Listen to the sweet symphony of Christmas carols as you gaze around the halls of the tinsel town with the group, together with the Psalm of David Orchestra and the Children’s Joy Foundation, from Fridays to Sundays for the whole month of December, to make you feel the holiday light.


Santa Claus visits Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

- Rudolph’s bell rings for the Sundays of December as Santa Claus comes in his sleigh to get the Christmas wishes, and take snapshots with the nice kids. Catch him this December 10 and 17 and on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day.


- The spirit of Christmas is not complete without the long-standing tradition of celebrating the anticipated holy mass. Rejoice in holiday tidings for this festive season on December 24 and December 31.


Choir performances at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

- Bring hope to less fortunate children through the Wings of Hope campaign. On its second year, give a smile by sending them a Philippine Eagle stuffed toy together with a heartfelt message they could keep in this favorite time of the year. The Wings of Hope tree will be up in the hotel’s sky lobby during this season.  

- Come to a confectionery and delightful journey as the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award Winner Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings Chocolate Tinsel Town: Sweet Christmas Celebrations.

Holiday Feasts
On December 24 and 25, indulge in Oriental dishes at Lung Hin restaurant, including pan-fried foie gras and crispy Hong Kong chicken; pan-fried garoupa fillet with truffle oil and sugar peas, and steamed live crab and red vinegar. 

Or order premium dishes such as baked lobster with Cheese sauce and vermicelli, steamed live abalone with garlic, and crispy suckling pig platter.


Lung Hin Holiday Feast, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

- Auspicious celebrations are up for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with two special set menus to enjoy. Experience Lung Hin dining with special dishes including pan-fried diced abalone with chicken and tea leaves in barbecue sauce, steamed garoupa with Chinese sausage in supreme soy sauce, and the favourite crispy suckling pig platter

Or opt for authentic dishes like Roasted Peking Duck (2 Way), double-boiled chicken soup with sea cucumber, deep-fried duck bone with salt and pepper, and stewed e-fu noodles with barbecue diced beef.

Activities
Enjoy the beautiful fireworks at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge this New Year’s Eve and raise a glass to a good year that was. The nightlife odyssey in Ortigas brings two special packages that guests can enjoy with the dear ones. 

Have a taste of the Sky Bar’s signature dishes: beef salpicao with roasted garlic cloves, shallots, and scallion, with other filling dishes like breaded spaghetti and cheese parcels with tomato salsa, and shrimp tempura with pickled ginger and wasabi mayonnaise, for the Shimmer Package, good for three to four persons.


Sparkling New Year at Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

The Dazzle Package includes sizzling pork sisig; Chicken satay with peanut sauce, compressed rice cake, cucumber, and Onion; goujons of garoupa with lemon and tartare sauce; and potato wedges with bacon, chive, and yoghurt dip. 

As a promising hub of quality entertainment, crowd-favorite, Spellbound Band, takes the center stage from 9:30 PM. Enjoy listening to the band’s tunes with festive cocktails such as White Chocolate Martini and Gluewein. Book until December 28 for your New Year’s Eve celebrations and have fun with this one-of-a-kind experience.

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