THE Lenten season is when the world remembers and relives the passion and death of Our Messiah, Jesus Christ, to save mankind from eternal destruction. After fasting and staying off meat as well as making sacrifices and atonements for a whole week, everyone looks forward to Easter Sunday because it is a celebration of Christ’s resurrection. It is a celebration of life, of the triumph of good over evil, of God’s unconditional love for mankind.
So, mini celebrations are held everywhere on Easter Sunday.
MARCO POLO ORTIGAS MANILA
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila offers a special Easter staycation in the hotel. A special package is available from April 14 to 28, 2019, with rates starting at Php6,400. A well-deserved break from the city’s hustle and bustle, it comes with complimentary services such as the use of the hotel’s indoor, temperature-controlled swimming pool on Level 22.
For Easter Sunday, diners will be in for a treat with special selections from Cucina and Café Pronto. More than just a filling family lunch, there will be sweet Easter-themed goodies to feast on.
The highlight of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s celebration, however, is the Easter Sunday event on April 21, 2019, called A Nautical Adventure. Set sail and navigate the friendly seas with magic, arts and crafts, and games. For tickets, contact the Catering Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+632) 720-7777 local 6310.
(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.)
F1 HOTEL MANILA
It will be an enchanting Easter for everyone with F1 Hotel Manila’s Enchanted Forest Easter Party on April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday. For only Php1,798 per person, From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Infinity Ballroom displays the grandeur of Easter celebration, with game stations, photo booth, balloon twisting, face painting, egg decorating, bubble show, Easter egg hunt, loot bag and more. A ticket entitles one to all these, plus buffet lunch for one person.
Kids who come in their best enchanted character costume also get a chance to win an amazing prize.
For those who wish to spend a relaxing night at the hotel this Lenten season, F1 Hotel Manila offers the Happy Easter Room Package, which is available from April 14 to 21, 2019. Choices include a family staycation in a City Suite for Php5,300 per night, and a luxurious stay in a Fort Suite for Php6,400 per night. Both are inclusive of buffet breakfast for two persons, complimentary use of the swimming pool, and a 30% discount on Enchanted Forest Easter Party ticket.
Guests who are looking for a good meal this Holy Week, indulge in a buffet a la minute at F All Day Dining. The chefs are ready to cook your special Lenten meal from a selection of leafy greens, freshly prepared vegetables, fun toppings and delicious dressings at Php600 per set meal. This offer is available only on April 18 to 20, 2018.
(F1 Hotel Manila is located at 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; with telephone number 908-7888.)
DIAMOND HOTEL PHILIPPINES
Diamond Hotel Philippines has its own Easter activity on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. It is called Easter Spectacle: Kids’ Party on Parade, and it takes place at the Diamond Ballroom from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to come in the character they wish to be, such as a superhero who saves the world, a beautiful princess who believes in happily ever after, and an astronaut with a space mission.
Tickets to the event are available at Php1,000 per person, inclusive of a take-home snack box, a load of fun activities, and a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 4 in the grand raffle draw. Diamond Indulgence Cardholders are entitled to Php100 off the price, with a maximum of four tickets for purchase at this discounted rate.
A day full of fun, games and surprises, the Easter event features face painting, kinds’ salon, and glitter tattoo. There is also a photo booth, where the little guests in costumes get to strike their best glamor shot for posterity. There will also be live musical performances and magic show.
Delightful bites will likewise be available for sale at the foyer during the event, where kids and adults can have a hearty fill of delicious snacks, such as freshly baked cookies, juicy hotdogs in a bun, and spaghetti and chicken combo.
Another Easter offering from Diamond Hotel Philippines is the Easter Staycation Package available from April 14 to 21, 2019. With rates starting at Php6,500 nett for an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room inclusive of one free ticket to the Easter event, the package also includes buffet breakfast for two at Corniche, use of the Health Club and Spa, access to the swimming pool, 30% discount in all dining outlets except in-room service, minibar and alcoholic beverages, and 20% discount on massage and reflexology. There is also a weekend shuttle service that can bring guests to and from Robinsons Place Manila, Intramuros and Mall of Asia.
For room reservations, call 528-3000 extension 1141. For ticket inquiries on the Easter event, call 528-3000 extension 8461.
(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila.)