PLANNING late for Valentine’s Day because of your busy schedule? Here are some of the options you may want to consider.
LOVE AND SURPRISES
EASTWOOD Richmonde Hotel recommends romantic surprises to shower your significant other with love and affection. These can come in the form of a weekend getaway or an exquisite dinner for two.
Enjoy an intimate night or two in the luxurious comforts of Eastwood Richmonde’s well-appointed rooms via the Weekend Love Room Packages for Php4,235 nett (room only) or Php4,410 nett (room with breakfast buffet). Both packages are inclusive of room accommodations for two, WiFi access, complimentary use of the Fitness Center’s gym and pool, and the convenience of having the Eastwood Mall right beside it.
Rates are valid all weekends of February (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with reservations done through direct booking.
For an exquisite dinner, Eastwood Richmonde offers the Love for a Lifetime Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 14, 2017. It is a scrumptious five-course meal made up of Chicken Vol au Vent (amuse bouche), Grilled Spiced Shrimp Skewer and Creamy Roasted Squash Soup (starters), a Surf & Turf entrée of Grilled Fillet Mignon and Prawn Thermidor, and unlimited cakes and pastries at the dessert buffet for Php1,580 nett per person, inclusive of whisky cocktail, Spanish sparkling wine, and 10% discount on bottle orders of Ernest & Julio Gallo California wine.
For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 570-7777.
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is located at 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.
FOR this season of romance, Discovery Suites Manila puts together four creative ways to help you show your loved one the stuff that romance is made of.
One: Share an exquisite meal at the hotel’s 22 Prime steakhouse. Ignore your cell phone and other gadgets on hand during dinner and get a chance to win an overnight stay in a dreamy suite, a Php2,000 gift certificate for food and beverage, or a pair of Miladay earrings. This no-gadgets challenge is on for dinner from February 1 to 28, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at 22 Prime.
Two: Enjoy a four-course dinner at the Roof Deck with a wine and flower bouquet for two for Php5,500 nett on February 14, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Three: Book for a lavish four-course dinner amid the glimmering skyline at 22 Prime for Php2,000 nett per person(inclusive of a box of pralines) from February 9 to 18.
Four: Have a sweet time together in a plush suite with wine and cheese to cap off the night, available from February 9 to 18. Choose between a Junior Suite (Php5,500 nett) and a One-Bedroom Suite (Php6,500 nett), both of which come with a breakfast buffet for two, high speed Internet access, and one complimentary parking slot.
For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 719-8888.
Discovery Suites Manila is located at 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
SHADES OF VALENTINE
ARE you ready for a palm-twitching yet satisfying indulgence? The Red Room at Marriott Hotel Manila’s Marriott Café awaits you for Valentine lunch (Php1,950) or dinner (Php2,700) on February 14. The Red Room is filled with the most tempting pastries and chocolates such as decadent cakes, brownies, pralines, French macarons and eclairs.
Or drop by the Marriott Café Bakery and get your loved one a box of six luscious and naughty My Sweet Fifty cupcakes with iconic toppers for Php500 and maybe pair it with a special blend of Oh, My Vanilla milkshake, made from English breakfast tea, for Php275.
More lip-biting choices can be found at Marriott’s Greatroom Lobby Lounge and Still Whiskey Bar. Their Shots and Spanks drink list includes such seductive cocktails as Cuff Love, Punish Me, Pinch of Please and Pretty in Kink, which you can sip leisurely together while electric soundtracks from the Fifty Shades movie surrounds the lobby from February 1 to 15.
Also for Valentine’s Day, Cru Steakhouse has reinvented a dish from the menu of the coveted Charity Ball in the Fifty Shades movie—The Dom—and serving it to guests for Valentine dinner. It is a special dessert with a chocolate dome that melts when a warm chocolate ganache is poured over it, thus revealing the heavenly trio of hazelnut cake, truffle gianduja and chocolate sorbet.
For inquiries and reservations, call 988-9999.
A MEANINGFUL OCCASION
MARCO Polo Ortigas Manila invites everyone to celebrate love and create a meaningful Valentine with a romantic overnight stay and/or a lovely Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner.
Have an exquisite overnight stay in a Continental Deluxe Room or Superior Suite with breakfast for two at the Continental Club Lounge and a Valentine’s dinner at Cucina. Better yet, how about dining in the comfort of your room for Valentine dinner? A special setup with flowers can be done for room dining just for this romantic occasion.
Dine and unwind for a delightful lunch and receive a special red rose with a heart-shaped chocolate at Php3,000 per couple. Or opt for a romantic evening dinner and receive the same special gifts, plus two glasses of Rosé at Php5,888. Bring in three couple friends and enjoy a Valentine’s group dinner package that comes with a bottle of Rosé.
And if you like Rosé, why not make the romantic moment even more special by choosing a luxurious Möet and Chandon in Möet Rosé Impérial Emoéticon? It’s available for in-room dining, Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge, Lung Hin, Cucina, and Connect lounge for the entire month of February.
Other choices for Valentine—enjoy a tapas buffet with a Valentine’s drink at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge for Php2,600 on February 14; or enjoy each other’s company as you relax and get pampered with Flow Spa’s 2 hour and 30-minute Perfect Pair package? It is a combination of body scrub, body massage, and an Algotherm facial, with complimentary glasses of wine to be served before or after the treatment; available for the whole month of February.
For inquiries or reservations, call (632) 720-7777.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. and Sapphire St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
A ROMANTIC SOJOURN
IF you prefer the Manila Bay area for your romantic sojourn on Valentine’s Day, the stage is set at Diamond Hotel Philippines for a nice surprise—from gastronomic romance, cozy ambiance, soulful music and soothing entertainment to luxurious accommodations.
Romance comes alive with an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room for Php9,500 nett per night. From February 13 to 15, the hotel’s Valentine Room Packages include breakfast for two, lunch or dinner buffet for two at Corniche, unlimited Wi-Fi access in the room for two devices, access to the Health Club and Spa and swimming pool, and two glasses of Rosé wine.
As for romantic dinners, Corniche Restaurant sets the mood for a special gastronomic venture of carefully crafted cuisines plus live entertainment provided by an acoustic trio on the night of February 14. Sumptuous Valentine Lunch and Dinner buffets from February 13 to 15 are priced at Php2,980 nett per person, inclusive of a glass of Rosé wine.
On the same dates, Yurakuen Restaurant provides a Japanese option with its Ai No Kotaeru White Day (Answer Love on White Day), a dinner set menu priced at Php2,680 nett per person. To up the mood for romance on Valentine’s Day itself, February 14, a flute and guitar duo serenades diners with beautiful love songs.
Over at the Poolside, a wonderful Valentine al fresco date is possible on February 13 and 14. A four-course set dinner with a glass of Rosé wine, plus entertainment by a featured piano and lounge singer, Precious and Kiko, can be enjoyed at Php6,800 nett for two persons.
Dinner at the Lobby Lounge means a four-course dinner with a glass of Cava for Php3,200 nett for two persons and a complimentary 6-inch cake; while Bar 27 on the 27th Floor sets couples soaring high with an evening of entertainment provided by a showband for Php1,800 nett consumable per person.
To make things even more romantic on February 14, all ladies dining in any of the hotel’s dining outlets will receive a Valentine memento.
For room reservations, call (632) 528-3000 extension 1141. For restaurant reservations, call (632) 529-3000 extension 1121.
Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at RoxasBlvd. Corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila.
BE HAPPY IN LOVE
REVEL in romantic bliss on Valentine at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas with a sweet escape and a charming dinner date.
Book a room from February 1 to 28 and get amazing discounts on room rates with the hotel’s special Valentine promotions. Bed & Breakfast Package consists of room accommodations, a filling breakfast buffet for two at Richmonde Café, Wi-Fi access and complimentary use of the Health Club’s gym and heated indoor pool at Php4,000 nett (Deluxe Room) and Php4,500 nett (Junior Suite). Valentine’s Room Package goes a step further with room accommodations, breakfast buffet for two, Wi-Fi access, use of gym and pool, and a complimentary bottle of wine plus Cheese Platter for Php4,500 nett (Deluxe Room) and Php5,000 nett (Junior Suite).
Say “Ciao, Amore!” for dinner at the Richmonde Café on February 14, as it serves an Italian-inspired feast for lovers complete with an appetizer buffet, a salad bar, soup, ntrée choice of either Grilled Salmon Steak or Rib-Eye Steak in Mushroom Sauce, and a luscious array of cakes, pastries and fresh fruits at the dessert station, for Php1,380 nett per person, inclusive of a glass of wine.
For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 638-7777.
Richmonde Hotel Ortigas is located at 21 San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
A COUNTRY ROMANCE
IS Tagaytay your idea of a romantic getaway? Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay has paved the way for an unforgettable Valentine experience.
For guests who can ignore their cellphone and other gadgets to carry on a meaningful conversation with a loved one during dinner at Restaurant Verbena between February 1 to 28 gets a chance to win an overnight stay in a themed suite, a Php2,000 gift certificate for food and beverage, or a pair of Miladay earrings.
Book a themed Deluxe Suite for Php10,800 nett or a Premier Suite for Php11,800 nett from February 12 to 15, and delight in wine and cheese at sundown, chocolates or cake at turndown, a 30-minute massage for two, and a 10% discount on food and beverage at Restaurant Verbena.
Finally, dining at Restaurant Verbena becomes an even more pleasurable experience from February 9 to 18 with its offer of a three-course dinner featuring Lobster Ravioli, Grilled USDA Beef Tenderloin or Pistachio Crusted New Zealand Lamb Chops at 1,525 nett per person. Premium tables are available at Php5,000 nett for two, inclusive of a hand bouquet and house wine.
For inquiries and reservations, call(632) 529-8172.
Discovery Country Suites is located at 300 Calamba Road, San Jose, Tagaytay City.