They are offering a suite deal on hearts’ day.
Valentine’s Day is commonly celebrated by exchanging tokens of affection like greeting cards, chocolates, and flowers.
To take it to the next level, perhaps a staycation is in order. It would make sense especially in the Philippines, where February 14 is the most common wedding anniversary.
Here’s where you’re welcome to overstay this coming Valentine’s Day.
New World Makati Hotel offers its Valentine’s experience from February 11 to 14. Guests can expect an overnight stay with red wine and a chocolate heart surprise, strawberry afternoon tea at The Lounge, buffet dining at Café 1228, premium Chinese cuisine at Jasmine, and gifts courtesy of The Shop.
Deluxe room packages at P7,500 include an overnight stay, free breakfast for two, and a heart-shaped chocolate shell containing more sweet treats inside. Meanwhile, the Residence Club Deluxe room package at P9,000 adds free-flowing cocktails and two food items at The Lounge.
The Heart-shaped Chocolate Surprise is available at The Shop in petite and whole sizes for P300 and P1,300, respectively, with advanced orders getting a discounted rate of P1,088. The Shop also offers Valentine’s Gift Boxes that contain the Heart Surprise with a wooden mallet, red or white wine, and an option to upgrade to sparkling wine or champagne.
New World Makati Hotel is at Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati. For more information, visit Manila.NewWorldHotels.com
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila proposes its Romance in the Skies stay package inclusive of breakfast for two, 20% savings in the hotel’s available restaurants, and a signature wine and cheese platter upon arrival.
From February 12 to 15, Cantonese restaurant Lung Hin will prepare two set menus: Cherished and Precious.
The Cherished Set Menu available at P4,380 for two guests contains Stir-Fried Crystal Prawns, Steamed Stuffed Vegetarian Treasure in an Inari Bag, and Deep-Fried Spareribs with Olive and Honey Sauce.
The Precious Set Menu priced at P6,580 for two has the appetizer trio of Steamed Shrimp Dumpling with Gold Leaf, Stir-Fried Squid with Mashed Salted Egg Squid, and Roasted Pork Belly, Baked Slipper Lobster with Supreme Stock, and Sautéed Diced Beef Cubes with Foie Gras.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is at Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig. For more information, visit MarcoPoloHotels.com.
Eat, Pray, Love
City of Dreams Manila offers special Valentine’s menus at its premium restaurants Nobu Manila, Haliya, and Crystal Dragon.
Nobu Manila’s five-course Omakase menu available only on February 14 comes with a complimentary welcome sake cocktail and zensai (appetizer) for P11,000, good for two people. It consists of Nobu Canape Selection of oyster with Nobu salsa, oyster tempura (wasabi aioli, yellowtail jalapeño, and black cod on a bed of butter lettuce), a seasonal selection of Nobu sushi cups (tuna, sea urchin, wagyu beef, and egg), truffle-crusted sea bass (lobster miso butter sauce, baby corn, crispy shiitake mushroom), sous vide Australian tenderloin (dark chocolate, Nobu cabernet reduction, smoked squash, and onion dust), and lime mousse with pistachio curd and mixed berries sorbet for dessert.
Haliya (modern Filipino cuisine) and Crystal Dragon (Cantonese and regional Chinese cuisine) similarly offer limited-time menus for P8,350 good for two and P3,800 per person, respectively.
Meanwhile, City of Dreams Manila’s Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel, and Hyatt Regency Manila offer packages for leisure stays that include an overnight stay for two adults, complimentary breakfast for two, complimentary minibar items, various discounts, and a special welcome amenity. Rates range from P17,900 to P19,400 for Nüwa, P9,400 to P10,900 for Nobu Hotel, and P6,300 to P7,800 for Hyatt Regency Manila.
City of Dreams is at the corner of ASEAN Avenue and Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque. For more information, visit CityOfDreamsManila.com.
Home is Where the Heart is
For couples opting to stay at home, Discovery Primea offers its Primea at Home: Valentine’s Day edition. It is a kit containing a multicourse feast inspired by bistros of France.
The Je T’aime kit contains bistro-style Croquetas and Crostinis, Salad Niçoise, Petite US Bistro Beef Roast with sides, and Flourless Chocolate Cake.
Discovery Primea is at 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati. For more information, visit DiscoveryPrimea.com.
Only Fools Fall in Love
The Peninsula Manila has come up with a Foolproof Valentine room package at P10,000. This includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room and a four-course prix dinner and set breakfast for two at The Lobby.
Additionally, The Pen has made available its Foolproof Your Valentine A la Carte Gift Menu experience where guests can choose to purchase a box of 24 handmade Peninsula chocolates and a dozen Ecuadorian roses for P7,250 to a bottle of Peninsula Champagne at P12,825.
The Peninsula Manila is at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. For more information, visit Peninsula.com.
Hilton Manila goes “underneath the stars” with Deluxe and Premium Valentine’s Packages starting from P10,000.
Deluxe includes a five-course menu, welcome cocktails, wine pairing experience, a glass of sparkling wine, handmade chocolate pralines, and a long stem rose.
Premium, on the other hand, provides the Cabana, Vubble, or Balcony Experience. This is inclusive of a seven-course menu, welcome cocktails, wine pairing, a bottle of champagne, handmade chocolate pralines, and a bouquet of long stem roses.
Hilton Manila is at 1 Newport Blvd, Pasay. For more information, visit Hilton.com.
Banner Photo courtesy of Hilton Manila