Festive Yuletide Treats from top hotels in Metro Manila

  Ruby Asoy-Lebajo  /    Dec 11, 2015


Christmas is definitely in the air so experience and indulge on wonderful holiday delights from top hotels in the metro. Get ready as ExperienceTravel.ph takes you to these hotels and savor its array of food choices and other delightful treats.

Beautiful colors and delicious flavors at Diamond Hotel

Diamond Hotel recently lighted its 25-foot Christmas tree at its spacious lobby. The giant Christmas tree is adorned with dolls in colorful national costumes from all over the world and festive holiday ornaments. For its Christmas theme, the hotel showcased It’s A Small Worldto celebrate peace and unity among nations.

It also featured live performances from the CENTEX Children's Choir; Bayanihan, the Philippine National Folk Dance Company; and the special appearance of the cast of the Korean non-verbal musical Cookin' Nanta.This year, the hotel’s charity beneficiary is the “A Class of Your Own Scholars” of CENTEX, a project ofChildren’s Hour. Every purchase of handcrafted ornaments from Diamond Hotel worth P200 help student scholars pursue their academic journey. The ornaments will then be displayed at the Christmas tree with the donor’s name on it to encourage the sharing of blessings to make this Christmas a remarkable one for the kids of the foundation.

To order Christmas Goodies, Hampers, Party Platters  or Gift Certificates, call Diamond Hotel at 528-3000 ext. 1121, 9am-5pm, Mondays to Fridays; or e-mail restaurant_rsvn@diamondhotel.com. Orders must be placed at least 3 days before pick-up or delivery date and 7 days prior to your event for the catering service. Payment is through cash or credit card.  A minimum of P8,000 net is required for free delivery to one address only. Deliveries cover Greater Metro Manila only and pick-up venue will be at the Christmas Lobby Counter of Diamond Hotel.

Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. For inquiries, please call (632) 528-3000 or email bizcenter@diamondhotel.com, or visit www.diamondhotel.com.

Delightful offerings at Richmonde Hotels

Enjoy a relaxing night in one of Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ cozy guest rooms after a harried day of shopping in the neighboring malls just a stone’s throw away from the hotel, and avail yourself of discounted rates as low as P3,900 nett  from December 10, 2015 to January 11, 2016 (except December 31), and as low as P4,800 nett  on December 31, 2015. Rates include complimentary breakfast buffet, use of the Health Club’s gym, steam/sauna room, and heated indoor pool, and other exciting perks for a more pleasurable stay.

Meanwhile, the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Room Packages available on December 24 and December 31, respectively, come complete with a traditional dinner feast at the Richmonde Café. The Christmas Eve Room Package starts at P5,500 nett, inclusive of Christmas Eve dinner buffet and breakfast buffet for two adults and two children aged 5 years and below. The New Year’s Eve Room Package starts at P6,500 nett, with New Year’s Eve dinner buffet and breakfast buffet for two.

There’s also the New Year’s Eve Countdown Room Package starting at P5,800 nett that includes two tickets to the hotel’s Countdown Party and breakfast buffet for two. And for a completely indulgent New Year’s Eve revelry, the New Year’s Eve Celebration Room Package which starts at P7,800 nett, comes with New Year’s Eve dinner buffet, Countdown Party tickets, and breakfast buffet for two.

For inquiries and reservations, call 638-7777. Richmonde Hotel Ortigas is at 21 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For other details, email rho@richmondehotel.com.ph or visit www.richmondehotels.com.ph.

At Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, experience the Holiday No-Frills Room Packages (valid December 20 to 30, 2015), with rates starting at P5,750nett for a Superior Room that includes a hearty buffet breakfast for two adults and two children 5 years old and below. Enjoy their Christmas Holiday Packages (December 24  and 25) that feature a well-appointed guest room, splendid Christmas Eve Dinner or Christmas Day Lunch buffet, plus breakfast at the Eastwood Café+Bar (two adults and two children 5 years old and below) for as low as P7,910nett.

Expect a stylish welcome to 2016 on December 31 with the New Year’s Eve Room Packagesstarting at P8,460nett and P10,220nett for a night of revelry with two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party and buffet brunch for two. If you want more time to relax after the holiday festivities, there’s the New Year’s Eve Countdown Bundle which offers a two-night stay, either from December 30 to January 1 or December 31 to January 2, two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, and daily buffet brunch for two, for just P13,095nett.

All packages include complimentary use of the Fitness Center facilities and the rooftop pool. So for your worry-free, last-minute Christmas shopping, head off to the swanky Eastwood Mall that’s literally just a few steps away via the hotel’s second floor.

For inquiries and reservations, call 570-7777 or log on to www.richmondehotels.com.ph or connect via Facebook.com/EastwoodRichmondeHotel, Twitter.com/Richmonde_ERH, and Instagram.com/Richmonde_ERH. Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is located at 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City (beside Eastwood Mall). Access from the mall is at the 2nd level.

Holiday Treats at Century Park Hotel

Experience Century Park Hotel’s special room packages starting with the Classic Superior room for only P5,000 net/room/night and Deluxe/Junior Suites/Park Tower Suites at P6,000 net/room/night, inclusive of complimentary buffet breakfast for two plus P500 credit in all Food and Beverage outlets. Promo is until January 15, 2016.

There will be also be a traditional Christmas Eve Mass on December 24, 2015, 10pm at the Grand Ballroom.

Let the joyous lyrics and cheerful tones of musically-talented children serenade everyone at the new Atrium Lounge. Then partake of traditional Yuletide favorites on Christmas and New Year’s Eve lunch and dinner buffet at the Café in the Park. Children 7-12 years old get 50% off and a free dining adventure for kids 6 years and below.

Welcome the New Year with wonderful entertainment from special guest artists and pianist at the Atrium Lounge on December 31. For P300+ per order, start a sumptuous experience with the hotel cocktail buffet from 8:30pm to 12mn and be delighted with specially made concoctions with a tinge of Christmas spirit to set you in the holiday mood.

Indulge in delectable native Yuletide fares daily from 2pm to 12mn. Taste the mouth-watering bibingka” and puto bumbong accompanied by your choice of either a piping hot cup of salabat or tsokolate” to complete your Yuletide gastronomic revelry.

You can also avail of a variety of deli favorites at the Deli Snack, from hams (honey-glazed, smoked, chicken ham and other varieties); liver parfait, European sausages and Christmas sweets like Stollen, log cakes, cookies, chocolates, and a lot more. Drop by our charming Deli Christmas booth for Yuletide goodies and home-made delicatessen items, available daily from 12nn to 10pm until January 3, 2016.

A grand display of collectible figurines, dolls and other items also await everyone via a Yuletide exhibit from Precious Moments starting December 2015. Call (02) 528-8888 or email information@centurypark.com.ph for more details. The Century Park Hotel is owned and managed by Maranaw Hotels & Resort Corporation.

Discovery Primea holiday packages

Celebrate the good life at Discovery Primea via its special holiday staycation package and enjoy a suite of your choice. Design your stay further by choosing the gourmet experience you want fancy from its gastronomic offers. Promo runs from December 1, 2015 to January 10, 2016. Room rates start at P9,808 nett (includes Gourmet Breakfast for two at Restaurant Tapenade, a Christmas welcome amenity and savings of 15% on food and beverage). Contact the Room Reservations team now or book online at www.discoveryprimea.com to create your own holiday experience.

The hotel is also offering a Christmas Eve Dinner on December24, 2015 at Restaurant Tapenade, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, with aSet Menuthat costs P2,800 nett with a glass of Prosecco. Indulge in Restaurant Tapenade’s sumptuous take on a classical Italian Christmas tradition that’s all about family and the bounties of the sea. Feast on Spaghetti Fra Diavola (Grilled Prawns and Scallops, Cherry Tomatoes, Chili Flakes and Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and Pan-Roasted Black Cod, topped off with Chocolate and Orange Cannoli Siciliano.

Then enjoy a Christmas Day Lunch onDecember 25, 2015 atRestaurant Tapenade, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, also at P2,800 nett with a glass of Cava. Relish the holidays further with a choice on the main entrée, including Braised Lamb Shoulder or Grilled U.S. Beef Loin fillet, then Spanish “Cotillion” Chocolate Cake caps the meal on a sweet note.

There is also New Year’s Eve Dinner on December 31, 2015at Restaurant Tapenade, 6:30pm – 10:30pm, with a P3,000 nett set menu that includes a glass of champagne. An indulgent Pan-Fried Duck Foie Gras starts off the fete, followed by Roasted U.S. Angus Tenderloin Tartuffato. Divine dessert choices include Hazelnut Ice Cream in Berries and Orange Reduction.

For its New Year’s Day Lunchon January 01, 2016 atRestaurant Tapenade, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, aFeliz Año Nuevo set lunchcosts P2,500 nett with unlimited sangria, and access to the Tapenade Salad Room. For a truly authentic Spanish celebration, the table is laden with classic festive favorites such as El Cochinillo de Sandoval (Roasted Suckling Pig, slow-cooked to tender, crisp perfection) and Paellas de Año Nuevo (a New Year’s Day Sampler of Paella), among others.

Finally, the hotel’s Glitter and Gold:  A New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Countdown is happening on December 31, 2015 at Shakespeare and Cervantes. Cocktails: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm; dinner: 8:00 pm onwards for P6,500 nett. Then marvel at Discovery Primea management and staff who will put on an elegant, festive welcome to 2016 with pre-dinner cocktails, a 4-course set menu, and champagne to toast. The Yellow Lane Band leads the night’s festivities.

With all these options to make, one can definitely have an unforgettable merry-making, gift-giving and get-togethers that fill the season. Merry Christmas!