Hotel Round-Up: Where to Go and What to Do on Valentine’s Day (Part 1)

    Manila’s premier establishments offer romantic options for celebrating Valentine’s Day in the city. Whether it’s dining out or booking an overnight stay, couples and singles are spoiled for options.

    Diamond Hotel

    Avail the Suites for the Heart room promo from February 13 to 15. Celebrate with a Valentine overnight stay in an Executive Suite for Php15,500 nett inclusive of buffet breakfast for two, unlimited wifi access, and in room body massage. You may also book online at www.diamondhotel.com and use the promo code: SUITEHEART.

    Dine at the Corniche Restaurant for a special gastronomic experience with a free glass of Rose Wine from February 10 to 14 at Php3,180 nett per person. A pianist playsthe keys during the lunch hour and on February 13 and 14 , a quartet provides the musical backdrop for dinner.

    Yurukuen offers the sanbai gaeshi (thrice the return)  in an intimate Japanese feast from February 10 to 14 with its Ai Ni Kotaeru White Day (Answer Love on White Day), a Dinner Set Menu, at Php 2,880 nett per person. A Trio performs  at dinner on February 13 and 14 .

    Experience Romance at the Poolside against the setting sun with the hotel’s Valentine al fresco dinner on February 13 and 14. The five-course dinner set menu comes at Php2,800 nett per person.

    A saxophonist plays at Lobby Lounge during dinner with a glass of Cava on the side at Php1,600 nett per person. Cap the night with live music over cocktails at at Bar 27  and Just the Two of Us platter of tapas for only Php2,400 nett per person.

    Diamond's Valentine Cake

    Diamond's Valentine Cake

    All ladies dining on February 14 will receive a Valentine memento. Promotions may not be combined with any other discount or offers. Prior reservation is encouraged. Room package is valid for local residents only. Other terms and conditions apply.

    For room reservations call (632) 528-3000 ext. 1141 and for restaurant reservations call (632) 529-3000 ext. 1121. Prior reservation is encouraged and room package is valid for local residents only. Promotions may not be combined with any other discount or offers. Other terms and conditions apply.

    Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. For inquiries, please call (632) 528-3000 or email guestservices@diamondhotel.com. For more information on Diamond Hotel Philippines, please visit www.diamondhotel.com. For hotel updates and special offerings, follow the hotel on Facebook, YouTube and Google+ at Diamond Hotel Philippines, and Instagram and Twitter at DiamondHotelPh.

    Nobu at City of Dreams

    Lovers, romantics and even the unattached, who opt to celebrate the occasion as a Single’s Awareness Day with friends, have premium dining options at the luxury integrated resort. Nobu Hotel’s restaurant outlets include European cuisine and a Michelin-star experience at The Tasting Room, Japanese-Peruvian fare at Nobu Manila, premium Chinese and Cantonese delights at Crystal Dragon, to chocolate fondue and chocolates at Red Ginger and Café Society.

    The Tasting Room

    The Tasting Room at NÜWA (the rebranded Crown Towers) introduces Chef de Cuisine Frederic Thevenet’s fresh, contemporary take on haute French cuisine infused with Asian influences, with  a five-course Valentine’s Tasting Menu: starting with the appetizer of Smoked haddock with lentils, egg yolk, caviar, brandade (salt cod and olive oil emulsion) and lettuce; followed by the Lobster Tartare with clementine orange, lambanog (coconut liquor), sauce Américaine, and vegetables à la grecque; and Pineapple Papaya with banana ketchup, celery jelly, and pink pepper, for an intermezzo. Then comes the main course – Tenderloin Beef Pot Au Feu with crosnes (Chinese artichoke), leeks, and truffle vinaigrette; ending with the Chocolate Papillote with pear.

    The Valentine’s Tasting Menu is at P5,000++ per person and to heighten the romance, there is wine pairing at P2,500++ per person. As an added Cupid’s treat, a live chocolate station will be available for diners and lady guests will be provided with a bouquet of red roses.

    Nobu's Yellowtail Sashimi Jalapeno and Kumamoto Oysters with Nobu Salsa, Caviar, and Yuzu Lemon

    Nobu's Yellowtail Sashimi Jalapeno and Kumamoto Oysters with Nobu Salsa, Caviar, and Yuzu Lemon

    Nobu's Strawberry and Ivoire Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Dacquoise and Praline Ice Cream

    Nobu's Strawberry and Ivoire Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Dacquoise and Praline Ice Cream

    Nobu Manila

    At Nobu Manila, chefs have prepared a seven-course Valentine’s Day Omakase dinner menu on February 13 and 14. The indulgent dinner starts with the Yellowtail Sashimi Jalapeño and Kumamoto Oysters with Nobu Salsa, caviar, and Yuzu lemon, followed by the Ika sushi, Lapu-lapu sushi, and Negi Toro trio platter. Further delighting the senses are the Seared scallop Inaniwa pasta with truffle butter; the Uni Butter-crusted beef tenderloin with confit potato, caramelized onion, and sake soy; and the Aka Dashi soup and Asari clam, concluded by the Strawberry and Ivoire Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Dacquoise and Praline ice cream. The Valentine’s Omakase is at P4,299++ per person. 

    Crystal Dragon

    Crystal Dragon’s award-winning Cantonese cuisine is made even more special with the Valentine’s Day five-course dinner set menu available on February 13-15, consisting of: Shredded Roast Duck with Fresh Fruit Salad in Dressing, Braised Seafood Broth with Lobster and Scallop, Oven Baked Marinated Cod Fish Fillet with Cheese and Fragrant Garlic, Tea-Smoked Fried Rice with Scallion and Ohmi Wagyu Beef, and Double Boiled Bird’s Nest with Ginseng and Oven Baked Crispy Cheese Tart, all paired with aromatic Jasmine tea. The Valentine’s dinner set menu is at P4,980++ per person.

    Red Ginger

    From February 5 to 14, Red Ginger offers a chocolate fondue platter during lunch and dinner, for which a variety of flavors are offered: white chocolate, strawberry and black pepper; salted caramel and Don Papa Rum; or dark chocolate and mint. The fondue is at P388++ per serving, and comes with assorted tropical fruits, coconut-flavored marshmallows, cashew nut brownies, and pandan cake.

    Café Society

    Valentine’s confections available from February 9 to 15 include  Chocolate Love Bear, Milk Chocolate Love Bar, White Chocolate Love Bar; Chocolate Pot of Lollies, Chocolate Strawberry Truffle, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, Strawberry Bavaroise, and Latte Chocolate Cake. Prices start at P250 net. The Valentine-themed hampers are offered from P1,500 net and up, depending on the selection of the mentioned chocolate items, and each containing an adorable plush teddy bear.

    For restaurant reservations and gift item inquiries this Valentine’s Day, guests can call 800 8080, e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com, or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.  

    Nobu Deluxe King

    Nobu Deluxe King

    Nobu spa

    Nobu spa

    Nobu in City of Dreams offers two new accommodation packages and three spa packages for the love month of February.

    Couples booking the “Moments Made Perfect” room package will enjoy a luxurious overnight stay in a Nobu deluxe room with buffet breakfast for two, P5,000 dining credits that can used for an intimate dinner in any of the City of Dreams Manila-operated restaurants such as Nobu Manila, Crystal Dragon, The Tasting Room, Red Ginger, Jing Ting and Café Society, and a special Valentine’s amenity.

    For a rejuvenating experience, couples can opt for the “Stay Well” overnight accommodation in a Nobu deluxe room with buffet breakfast for two and a Valentine’s treat, a 60-minute renewal massage for two at the Nobu spa and P3,000 dining credits.

    The “Moments Made Perfect” and “Stay Well” Nobu room packages are at P12,888 and P14,888, respectively. The Spa Harmony, Couple’s Indulgence, and Nobu Sparty packages are priced at P5,398, P5,998, and P7,998, respectively. For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 800 8080, e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com, or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com. Terms and conditions apply.  

    Shangri-la at the Fort

    Executive Chef Joris Rycken and his team have prepared carefully crafted menus for guests who wish to experience an exceptional day dedicated to love.

    High Street Café

    Nine culinary neighbourhoods of High Street Cafe feature a hearty spread of signature and iconic dishes of the restaurant. The Valentine’s dinner is available on February 14 priced at Php 3,400 nett per person inclusive of a free flow of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. For inquiries and reservations, please call (632) 820 0888 or email highstreetcafe@shangri-la.com.

    High Street Cafe

    High Street Cafe

     High Street Lounge

    Executive Pastry Chef Anthony Collar presents Valentine’s themed afternoon tea with decadent dishes to tease and savour. Exquisite desserts like High Street Lounge’s signature strawberry shortcake, Kirsch handmade rolled truffles with griote cherry and chocolate dipped financier are available at the special afternoon tea set priced at Php 1,500 nett for 2 persons with a choice of coffee or tea choice of coffee or tea. Upgrade the experience with a glass of Champagne imperial piscine cocktail for an additional Php 700 nett per person.

    This experience is available daily starting February 9 until the 15th, from 2 to 6pm. For more information, please call (632) 820 0888 or email highstreetlounge@shangri-la.com.

    Wine and Cheese Date Night

    Indulge on a Valentine’s cocktail buffet featuring artisanal cheeses, premium cold cuts, a carving station and a lovely dessert spread by Executive Pastry Chef Anthony Collar. Pair these fabulous eats with a free-flow of love potions showcasing red, white and sparkling wine, beer, soda, juice, coffee, tea and a special Valentine cocktail made by Executive Mixologist, Ulysse Jouanneaud. This experience is priced at Php 3,500 nett per person, on February 14th from 6:00 to 10:30 pm.

    For inquiries and reservations, please call (632) 820 0888 or email highstreetlounge@shangri-la.com. Advanced reservation is highly recommended.

    Raging Bull Steak

    Raging Bull Steak

    Samba

    Samba

    Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar

    Chef De Cuisine, Nathan Griffin’s 4-course set menu features seasonal specials like the Seared Citrus Marinated King Scallops, Grilled Black Cod with Truffle Crumbs and Josper Grilled Australian Grainge Tenderloin. The menu is priced at Php 5,200 nett per person inclusive of a glass of premium Champagne. For inquiries and reservations, please call (632) 820 0888 or email ragingbullchophouse@shangri-la.com. Advanced reservation is highly recommended.

    Samba

    Enjoy the flavours of Peru at Samba on level 8 with a Valentine’s dinner set menu prepared by Chef De Cuisine Carlo Huerta. The 4-course set menu features authentic Peruvian favourites like the Salmon Acevichado Con Tamal De Arroz and Asado De Res Criollo Con Pure De Apio Nabo. This set menu is priced at Php 3,200 nett per person inclusive of a glass of bubbly.

    For a more intimate setting, Samba offers a
cabana package inclusive of a 5-course set menu
priced at Php 18,000 net for 2 persons, inclusive
of personal butler service, a bottle of premium
champagne and custom-made Tiki cocktails by
our guest international bartender and “Tiki
Maestro” Daniele Dalla Pola.

    For inquiries and reservations, please call (632) 820 0888 or email samba@shangri-la.com. Advanced reservation for is highly recommended

    Lobby

    A selection of Valentine delights are available at the goodie counter located in the lobby in front of High Street Cafe. Chef Anthony Collar and his creative team of chefs designed a whole line of cosmetic-inspired desserts for a unique gift for any makeup maven, beauty junkie, fashion fanatic, sporty girl or a home bird. The special Valentine’s day collection includes an array of fruity chocolate lipsticks, dark chocolate serums, colourful fruity nail polish syrups, skin deep jam lotions, sun kissed sweetheart bronzing chocolate pearls and cheek to cheek marshmallow compact powders.

    Flower arrangements made by local florist, Teddy Manuel will also be available for purchase at the goodie counter. The Valentine’s lobby counter is open daily from 7am to 10pm starting February 3 until the 15th.

    Chocolate Lipsticks

    Chocolate Lipsticks

    V-Day Room Amenities

    V-Day Room Amenities

    A Valentine Staycation

    Make this year’s celebration more memorable in one of the hotel’s luxurious rooms and suites with sweeping views of the metro, then wake up in the morning to a hearty breakfast. Deluxe Rooms start at Php 13,500 ++ with: Buffet breakfast for two (2) at High Street Cafe or in-room dining, complimentary wireless and wired internet access, and access to Kerry Sports Manila’s gym and outdoor swimming pools. Guests are welcomed with dark chocolate truffles and wine. A rose and a chocolate heart come with the turndown services.

    All room rates are quoted in Philippine pesos, subject to service charge and prevailing local government taxes. Advanced bookings are highly encouraged. For room reservations and further information, please call (63 2) 820 0888, email reservations.slfm@shangri-la.com or visit http://www.shangri- la.com/manila/shangrilaatthefort/offers/section/rooms-suites/

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