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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Ascott Unveils Masterpiece Holidays & City Lights Celebrations

12:07:00 AM

Ascott Limited Philippines (Ascott) is thrilled to present its 'Celebrate Your Way in Ascott' holiday campaign, meticulously designed to showcase diverse and exclusive experiences awaiting guests across Ascott-branded properties in the Philippines—Ascott, Somerset, Citadines, lyf, and Oakwood. This comprehensive campaign features a curated selection of options, ranging from art-inspired celebrations and sustainable experiences to urban adventures, cozy community gatherings, and luxurious indulgences. Aligned with our ongoing Brand360 initiatives, the campaign seamlessly integrates holiday tactical offers while highlighting the exclusive perks of Ascott Star Rewards.

Ascott unfolds a range of holiday experiences across four brands. Ascott, with its 'Masterpiece Holidays,' transforms properties into living masterpieces, incorporating elements from famous artworks and offering guided tours of local art galleries. Somerset's 'Sustainable Seasons of Celebration' focuses on eco-friendly practices, featuring upcycled decors while creating a family-centric atmosphere. Citadines, through 'City Lights & Coffee Delights,' celebrates city charm with guided tours, explores holiday markets, and showcases local artisans. lyf introduces 'Community Cheer & Cozy Coliving,' incorporating a Grinch-themed Christmas Tree, community engagement with games in the property, and a potluck gathering for all guests. Lastly, Oakwood's 'Home for the Holidays' prioritizes relaxation, infusing warm elements and providing wellness offerings to make guests feel at home during the festive season.


To mark the festive season, Ascott unveiled a series of holiday offers and events, commencing with the Christmas Tree Lighting at Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila on November 21.

Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The ceremony, held at Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila on November 21 and hosted by Daniela Laurel, commenced with a warm welcome speech by the Director of Sales and Marketing Denise Olegario. Gwen Contreras, Assistant Residence Manager of Ascott, then shared insights into the decorations and CSR activities. The Nutcracker-Themed Celebration featured a magical Tree Lighting Ceremony, paying homage to the Nutcracker and Ballet tradition, symbolizing the joy of Christmas. The decorations and ambiance meticulously reflected scenes from the heartwarming story of Clara and the Nutcracker, inviting guests to immerse themselves in a world of magic and joy. The event featured a captivating performance by The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and Ballet performances from Steps Dance Studio.


Ascott also launched its annual holiday CSR initiative, "Hopes and Wishes," in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK). The initiative encourages followers to share what they are grateful for this year, with inspiring messages being reposted by the brand, fostering a connection with the Christmas tradition. For every Php200 donation, guests can purchase a wish card, write their personal wishes, and hang the card on the property Christmas tree. Ascott will fulfill one wish per property, and the effort will contribute to the Gawad Kalinga community. Additionally, Ascott expresses gratitude to its recent partner, the Haribon Foundation, with whom a tree-planting activity was conducted on November 16, 2023, at Mt. Batulusong, Kaliwa Forest Reserve in San Andres, Tanay, Rizal. The planting of 1,250 seedlings contributes to ongoing reforestation efforts in the region.


Ascott Philippines Nominated for World’s Leading Serviced Apartment at World Travel Awards 2023

Ascott Makati and Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila are competing for the World’s Leading Serviced Apartment accolade at the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards 2023, recognizing excellence in the hospitality industry globally. This nomination follows the recent recognition of the property as the Philippines’ Leading Serviced Apartment, with Ascott Makati also earning the distinction of 'Asia’s Leading Serviced Apartment.' This acknowledgment reinforces Ascott's commitment to providing quality and excellence to valued guests and partners.

High Street Holidays by Scott’s

Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila invites guests to elevate their holiday season with the 'High Street Holidays' promotions, offering exclusive dining experiences like the Holiday Feast Platter at Scott’s restaurant, Chef’s Table Degustation, and unlimited beer and cocktails during Weekday Happy Hour. Scott’s Corner presents delightful Holiday Hampers. The Christmas Party Package and Midnight Masquerade on December 31 promise grand celebrations. For a seamless experience, book a staycation starting at Php 26,275 nett.

To book, email or call +63 2 8860 9888. For room reservations, contact or call +63 2 8866 8100.


Holiday by the Bay at Bay City Café

Celebrate the festive season at Citadines Bay City Manila with "Holiday by the Bay" offerings, featuring the family-friendly "Bay City Platters" and the Ultimate Holiday Feast with options like Pork Belly Ham and Porchetta. Enjoy "Simbang Gabi Treats" and delightful gifts, including Tin Can Shortcake and Grazing Box of Cold Cuts & Cheese. Welcome 2024 at the "Stars, Sparkles & New Beginnings" New Year Countdown Party on December 31, 2023, for Php 2,999 per person with a 25% early bird discount. For group celebrations, avail Christmas Celebration Packages at Php 2,000 nett per person (Minimum of 100 pax).

To book, call +63 2 8866 8100 or +63 916 261 1612 or email

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The Manila Hotel’s Dining Experience this October

10:25:00 PM


The Manila Hotel, well known for its culinary excellence, joyfully greets the month of October with a selection of dining promotions tailored for its valued clientele.

A Celebration of Beers and Brews
Beer enthusiasts and connoisseurs can partake in a month-long merriment featuring handpicked beers and brews. Ranging from classic lagers to artisanal craft brews, the selection guarantees there’s a beer to cater to every palate. Brands on showcase include San Miguel Light, Pale, Super Dry, Cerveza Negra, and Premium Malt; and Engkanto Lager, Honey Ale, Ube Lager, Mango Nation. Available at the Lobby Lounge, Tap Room, and Pool Bar.


Spooky Confections for Halloween
The Delicatessen presents an assortment of handcrafted confections that reflect both the spooky and sweet aspects of this enchanting holiday. From cookies and cupcakes adorned with ghostly figures to pumpkin lollipops and chocolate-dipped strawberries—these treats are crafted to delight not only kids, but also those who remain young at heart. These sweet bites are available at the Delicatessen from October 15 to November 2, 2023.

All Treats No Tricks for the Kids
In the spirit of Halloween, The Manila Hotel has a special treat in store for the little ones. Junior guests dining at Café Ilang-Ilang, Lobby Lounge, Red Jade, or Champagne Room on the evening of October 31 will receive complimentary Halloween goodies.

Sweet Symphony: Mango Sponge Cake with White Chocolate and Almonds Guests can indulge in our featured cake this October—a delicious confection with luscious layers of mango sponge cake, white chocolate, and crunchy almonds. Available at the Delicatessen for everyone’s enjoyment until October 31, 2023.

M Takeout’s Fresh Offerings
The acclaimed takeout service of The Manila Hotel unveils its latest menu, offering its patrons a new variety of dishes that they can enjoy from the comfort of their homes or workplaces. The highlight of the menu is the introduction of new dishes for Solo Meals & Rice and Noodle Bowls, created to a wider range of tastes and preferences.

Solo Meals encompass a range of cuisines including Filipino, Chinese, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Halal. Each meal is thoughtfully paired with an assortment of proteins, carbohydrates, sides, and dessert, ensuring a well-rounded and satisfying dining experience.

The Rice and Noodle Bowl selection is equally impressive, featuring White Chicken with Ginger Sauce, Spaghetti Amatriciana, Beef Ho Fan Noodles, Penne Pasta Pomodoro, to name a few.

A Holiday Prelude: Festive Merienda Especial
As the holiday season approaches, take pleasure in The Manila Hotel’s Festive Merienda Especial—an assortment of French pastries, mini sandwiches, and all-time favorite Filipino delicacies, complemented by a selection of tea, coffee, or the hotel’s signature hot chocolate. Available from Monday to Sunday at the Lobby Lounge from 10:30am to 6:00pm.

To know more about these offers, please call +632 8527-0011 or +632 5301-5500, email, or visit

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Dragon Court Resumes Service for Manila Prince Hotel’s Anniversary Month

11:10:00 PM


Manila Prince Hotel is thrilled to share the news of the grand reopening of its renowned Chinese eatery, Dragon Court. Situated on the hotel's lobby level, this momentous event is a highlight of the hotel's month-long anniversary festivities and promises to provide a memorable dining experience for patrons beginning on September 27, 2023.

Abundance of Flavors

Dragon Court’s food and beverageteamwent through extensive preparationsto ensure the restaurant maintains its signature taste while introducing new items to cater to the most discerning palates. Guests can expect a wide array of dishes that showcaseChinese cuisine. From delicate dim sum to flavorful specialties, every plate at Dragon Court is crafted with precision and passion. The menu includes timeless favorites such as Shrimp Dumpling, Roasted Pork Barbecue, White Chicken with Ginger and Leeks, Eight Treasure Diced Winter Melon Soup, Honey Beef in Pepper Sauce, Lapu-Lapu Fillet in Soy Sauce, andBaked Mango Tapioca Pudding.


Mid-Autumn Festival Set Menu Packages

In addition to the a la carte offerings, Dragon Court introducesMid-Autumn Festival Set Menu packages which include dice game paraphernalia and special prizes. These packages add fun and excitement to one’s groupdining experience while celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival.


Manila Prince Hotel’s director of sales and marketing, Marvin Kim Tan, expressed hisenthusiasm about the reopening of Dragon Court. "We are delighted to reintroduce Dragon Court to our guests in celebration of Manila Prince Hotel’s anniversary. We are confident that Dragon Court will be another reason for our loyal guests to keep on coming back to our hotel and will definitely attract new clientele.”


Starting September 27, 2023, Dragon Court will be open daily for lunch from 11am to 3pm, and dinner from 6pm to 10pm. For inquiries and reservations, call (+632) 5328 2222 or email

Friday, June 8, 2012

Golf Your Way to Father’s Day at Marriott Manila

1:48:00 PM

Here's something for all Dads this coming Father's Day offered by Marriott Manila. Read the full details below.

This June, we share our own fun way to uniquely indulge every great leader of the family—our dads! At Marriott Manila, we ensure that we’re the perfect venue to celebrate his life and love through golf.

Since it’s another event that deserves a grand blow out, food is always the first thing to consider especially for the man who takes time to enjoy family, hobby, and a good meal of course. If thinking where to eat on his special day, it would be great to consider a venue where dad can enjoy a hole-in-one treat from dining, accommodation, plus his love for golf!

Wake up the whole family a little earlier and head to Marriott Café for a taste of our most-talked about Sunday Brunch. Needless to say, there’s just something so endearing about a brunch especially at Marriott Café which has set the bar on the way we brunch—cozy, comforting, and basically has everything to satisfy an ever-fickle taste buds. For only P2, 500 net, the whole family is in to be treated with a spread that is purely gourmet. You cant’ go wrong with executive chef Meik Brammer’s 17 stations, featuring its newest additions such as oyster bar, chilled seafood, salumiere, cheese studio, homemade pasta, yakitori, Chinese, and tandoor. Plus, Cru Steakhouse also incorporates its specialties such as Angus beef rib eye, strip loin steak, grilled fish, squid and veggies--which of course, every meat lover dad should never pass up! If you’re family is a fan of big, tender, and tasty slabs of steaks, you must have heard about our Cru. Our well marbled, precious steak slices that are usually saved up for special occasions can now be gorged limitless and enough to suffice the price for this brunch. And who would’ve thought that a martini bar is such as pleasure to enjoy this time of they day? With these well-crafted cocktails and great mixes, it will surely set the stage for dad’s extra special event. Plus, our chocolate room that spells decadence is brimming with assorted chocolates and rich cake choices is always worth saving up the space for. Whether it’s for the romantic mom and dad or sweet-toothed siblings, this corner is bound to let you experience a taste of heaven. And if you haven’t tasted just yet our sensational homemade gelato, it’s the best time to savor every flavor, especially the famous Ferrero!

What’s amazing with dads is that, they love all sort of action-packed bonding experience, especially if it’s a golf game. That’s why while enjoying brunch, an indoor putting station awaits all families that is guaranteed to bring fun and can make any family closer than ever. Make sure to bring out the best putt for a chance to win Marriott Manila gift certificates such as overnight stay, Java+, Marriott Café buffet, golf lessons, and freebies when dad makes it hole-in-one.

But if your goal is to surprise dad with a most romantic kind of date, book for a Cru Steakhouse dinner. For this occasion, sous chef Redj Casanova takes it up a notch with a special Father’s Day 4-course menu: Crispy soft shell crab salad, cream of chicken veloute, grilled grain fed Australian rib eye or pan roasted salmon fillet, and dark chocolate soufflé with Bailey’s ice cream--all at P4, 000 net. And since it’s a day to be extra lavish, might as well consider treating him with a wine-by-the-glass which can add a wine tasting dimension to a meal. With its welcoming yet sophisticated fine dining vibe coupled by Cru’s personalized flair of service, dad will surely feel an amazing king of the day experience that he’ll probably talk about for years.

Foie Gras
Another hands-down way to reward a hard working head of the family is by taking him at the Quan Spa, where he’s in to experience a whole new way to wholeness and wellness. Featuring Pevonia Detox massage for only P5, 950 net, this two-hour treatment is designed for distressing, detoxifying, and toning while taking away toxins and impurities of the body. This revered treatment for two hours is using Pevonia’s seaweed wrap teeming with nourishing extracts, guaranteed to revive and refresh a tired body.

A grueling first half of the year deserves a much-awaited break, and kicking back with your family sounds heavenly. Why not take them at Marriott Manila and avail of the mid-year bonus room package? For only P9, 888++ per night when staying for two nights, the deluxe room accommodation is also inclusive of buffet breakfast for two—and an extra 3rd night for free plus a double Marriott Rewards points!

Who said that crafting a special event like this would be such a pain? At Marriott Manila, we offer a simple formula for an occasion that is worth remembering while getting out of the traditional.

For inquiries or reservations, call 988-9999.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Give Mom a Caricature, From Marriott Manila

6:09:00 AM

If there’s one person that has a penchant for delicious, gourmet meal, that’s mom. For someone who cooks up a meticulous meal for the family, it’s no wonder why she has discerning taste buds. With this, there’s surely no other venue where she can indulge and celebrate her love for good food other than Marriott Café. Bring the whole family for Sunday Brunch, where it offers an upscale but a cozy venue to enjoy a promise of bigger, better, and heavier selections for brunch. And not to mention, everything gourmet!

With 17 stations including Cru Steakhouse and chocolate room for only P2, 500 net per head, Marriott Café got everything what a family would crave for from the healthiest greens, house-made pasta, savory steaks, to well-crafted cocktails.

To pay tribute to the woman that matters most, for every minimum of P12, 000 net worth of receipt is entitled to an instant free caricature for mom! Since we believe that whatever hat she wears, mom is always at her most beautiful. On Mother’s Day, we’re adding a dose of cuteness with an exclusive souvenir caricature of her on Sunday Brunch.

And if the whole gang is in the mood to celebrate the day for dinner, Marriott Café offers Ocean Surf exclusively for this Sunday of mother’s day for only P1850 net per head. We know how most moms enjoy getting their hands dirty on rock lobster, crabs, oysters, clams, and shrimps. That’s why our spread is stocked up only with the freshest and tastiest selections, whether it’s enjoyed as is or have our chefs make an exciting twist from it.

What’s lovely about this buffet is that, it’s not only about shells and seafood. The spread is pumped up with big slabs of beef and lamb slices from the carving station and other delicious options from the rotisserie. Swing by at the Chinese Station for authentic dim sums, pork barbeque, marinated chicken, and Beijing style duck. The dessert station decks out as well large array of choices both for sweet toothed and weight watchers.

While for some who plans to go in an intimate, classy venue serving decadent dishes, Cru Steakhouse is the first in mind when making dining decisions. It’s also a venue of choice if you want to be settled in fine dining style of ambience with hands on service and pleasant staffs, who are very much adept on wine pairing too. For mother’s day, sous chef Rej Casanova whips up a surefire hit four course menu: Baby rocket salad with pan fried scallops, mushroom consome, grilled grain fed Australian ribeye with sautéed baby carrots & potato dauphinoise and creamy mushroom sauce or duo of baked mahi mahi and grilled jumbo tiger prawns, capped off with poached cranberries fresh apples vanilla bean ice cream—all these at P4, 000 net per head.

Sitting between your loved one while enjoying a perfectly composed and polished meal is always a great thing; but if it’s added with a weekend break in a snazzy hotel, whose mom wouldn’t love the idea? With this in mind, on offer is the special Mother’s Day room package. Spend a leisurely overnight stay in the deluxe room for only P9, 888++ single/double, inclusive of Marriott Café breakfast buffet for two with P1,000 worth of credits at Quan Spa and Jessie Mendez salon.

Discover Marriott Manila’s exciting take in celebrating Mother’s Day. From the world-renowned service, dining, and accommodation, it’s no wonder why it’s a favorite spot of every fun-loving family.

For inquiries or reservations, call 988-9999.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

First Giveaway Contest: Big Outlet & Travel Sale

1:52:00 AM

I know this is kind of late but I still want to share this for those who don't have their tickets yet for the BIG OUT & TRAVEL SALE 2011.

I'll be giving away four (4) tickets!  TWO WINNERS of TWO TICKETS EACH.

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Leave a comment below with the following details

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Deadline of entries will be on October 11, 2011 midnight.

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