FIVE days to New Year’s Day, and the countdown to 2019 is definitely on! Whether you are staying home and just dining out with the family on New Year’s Day or you are planning to check into a hotel to join in the New Year’s Eve revelry, with fireworks and Champagne toasting, here are some of the offerings that you might want to consider…
SPECTACULAR VIEW, GRAND TOAST
To welcome the New Year, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila stages a grand toast at the Continental Club Lounge and Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge on December 31, 2018.
At the Continental Club Lounge, guests can enjoy dinner with a ringside view of the city’s fireworks for Php3,000 per person. There’s a special spread for everyone to partake of from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. When the clock strikes twelve, fireworks will light up the sky with bursts of color and brilliance.
Over at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge, The Royal Countdown will be on and will see crowds of merry revelers raise teacups of bubbly champagne to toast the magical year that was and usher in yet another productive year. With a cover charge of Php1,500 per person, guests are greeted with a welcome drink upon arrival and ushered in to partake of gastronomic dishes and a wide range of drinks. Crowd favorite Real Groove Band takes on the stage at 9:30 a.m. to provide everyone with an exquisite brand of live entertainment.
Tables at both The Continental Club Lounge and Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge are available for reservations via telephone number (02) 720-7720 or email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at the corner of Meralco Ave. and Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.)
WELCOMING 2019 WITH A BANG
Diamond Hotel Philippines welcomes 2019 with a resounding bang via a countdown party on December 31, 2018. This grand send-off takes place at Corniche, Lobby Lounge and Bar 27.
At Corniche, it begins with the New Year’s Eve Dinner, buffet style, from 6:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Celebrate new beginnings with a glass of Champagne, party favors and access to the New Year Countdown Party with live entertainment by Streamcast, Yellow Lane and Zynczation. Partaking of the buffet spread, priced at Php3,880 nett per person, gives diners a chance to win round-trip airline tickets for two to Bohol.
Over at Yurakuen, a mouth-watering Japanese Dinner Set Menu awaits guests who are welcoming the New Year at Diamond Hotel. Priced at Php7,890 nett for four persons and Php10,880 for six persons, this Japanese group celebration includes entertainment by an acoustic duo.
Guests may also opt to ring in the New Year at the Lobby Lounge and savor a lunch or dinner set menu with a glass of sparkling wine at Php1,680 nett per person.
Another option is to go for the Midnight Pica Pica Buffet spread at the Mezzanine Area, with access to the New Year Countdown Party, from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., for Php980 nett per person.
How about popping the Champagne and waiting for midnight at Bar 27? On the 27th floor, with cocktails in hand, guests can happily send off 2018 and welcome 2019 while taking in the magnificent view of the Manila cityscape and fireworks in the sky for Php1,280 nett per person. The amount is consumable and comes with live entertainment by the Xzel Band.
These New Year’s Eve countdown offerings can be purchased via onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com. Or call Diamond Hotel at (632) 528-3000 extension 1121 for inquiries and reservations.
(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila.)
Festive celebrations take place at F1 Hotel Manila, touted as the Home of Happy Experiences, starting with Festive Flavors happening at F All Day Dining from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for Php2,199 nett per head.
The year-end celebration culminates in a vividly colorful countdown to 2019 via Color Blast New Year’s Countdown, held at F1 Hotel Manila’s Canary Lounge on December 31, 2018. Held in partnership with Color Manila and priced at Php1,988 nett per head, the countdown starts at 10:00 p.m. and ends around 1:00 a.m. In between, the hours will be filled with unlimited spirits from Stella Artois and Jack Daniels, while the New Year’s Toast will be taken care of by May Sparkling Wine.
Finally, the long holidays do not end with the New Year countdown at F1 Hotel Manila, as it goes on with Joyful January Room Package. Available from January 1 to 15, 2019, it is an extension to the yuletide celebration, as it offers hotel staycation in a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast for two for Php5,600 nett per night to welcome a new year, a new beginning.
For inquiries and reservations, call 908-7888.
(F1 Hotel Manila is located at 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.)