Celebrate Chinese New Year
at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Blissful blessings for the Year of the Earth Pig

CELEBRATE auspicious beginnings on Chinese New Year with Marco Polo Ortigas Manila tomorrow, February 5, 2019, as the hotel ushers in the Year of the Earth Pig in every possible way according to tradition.

One is making auspicious and staple glutinous rice cakes called nian gao (better known as tikoy in the Philippines) available to everyone. Partaking of it is a symbolic way of making the family “stick” together the whole year through. At Marco Polo Ortigas, the nian gao comes in two forms—the gold bar, which is available in boxes of one and two pieces and in brown sugar flavor; and the traditional round tikoy, which is available in orange and brown sugar flavors. Prices start at Php798 per piece.

More nian gao, better known as tikoy

Feast over “lucky” dishes to attract good luck and good fortune. Marco Polo Ortigas’ Chinese executive chef Terry Lai has come up with two special authentic Cantonese set menus at Lung Hin. Check out this lineup of auspicious dishes: Suckling Pig Cold Cuts Combination, Steamed Live Garoupa with Minced Garlic in Supreme Soy Sauce, and Braised Abalone with Fish Maw in Oyster Sauce (for 10 heads). Also available in the special a la carte menu is the classic Salmon Yu Sheng Prosperity Toss Salad, which is a platter bearing mounds of different ingredients, such as smoked salmon strips, carrots, cucumber, radish and pomelo. On cue, the salad is tossed way up high using chopsticks by everyone standing around the table. Condiments such as sesame oil and plum sauce are then mixed in, and everyone partakes of the ‘messy’ salad for good luck.

Feng Shui Master Joseph Chau

Lion and Dragon Dance

To make the Chinese New Year celebration even more exciting Feng Shui Master Chau Kam Shing (also known as Joseph Chau) lends his presence and leads in a ceremonial blessing ritual, followed by Dragon and Lion Dances.

All these are happening at the hotel’s Ground Level on February 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, call (02) 720-7720.


(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.)

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Chinese New Year Lunch Buffet
at F1 Hotel Manila

CELEBRATE the Chinese New Year tomorrow, February 5, 2019, with an auspicious lunch with family and close friends at F1 Hotel Manila’s F All Day Dining. The hotel’s executive chef, Angelo Timban, has created a lunch buffet menu that includes auspicious dishes such as Black Pepper Crab, Prawns with Chili Garlic, Lechon Macao, and Steamed Lapu-lapu in Sweet Soya Sauce. Guests can enjoy all these dishes—and more—for only Php1,699 per person.

The Lion Dance is performed to drive away evil spirits and bad fortune

Dine in a festive atmosphere as Lion Dance performances take place all around the hotel, which is decked in red and gold lanterns and ang pao (red envelopes)—activities and motifs that attract good luck and good fortune.

For inquiries and reservations, call(02) 908-7888. For online booking, visit www.f1hotelmanila.com.


(F1 Hotel Manila is located at 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.)

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Diamond Hotel Welcomes
the Year of the Earth Pig

Triple Cooked Crab with Beehon is a lucky dish to indulge in during Chinese New Year

DIAMOND Hotel Philippines welcomes the Chinese New Year, which happens to be the Year of the Earth Pig, with a Dragon and Lion Dance, gastronomic celebrations featuring traditional lucky dishes, Feng Shui consultation, and staycation packages.

Over at Corniche, diners get to explore the aromatic flavors of Chinese cuisine from February 2 to 5, 2019, as the hotel’s Chinese Chef Yang Yong presents a good spread in the buffet for Php2,880 nett per person. What’s more: With a minimum spend of Php5,000, diners are entitled to “Pick-A-Prize” for a chance to win gift certificates from the hotel.

Go for the lunch buffet on February 5, the auspicious day of the Chinese New Year, and catch the Dragon and Lion Dance performed by the Philippine Ling Nam Athletic Federation as well as Chinese instrumental music by Kim Hwa Ensemble. Together, they clear the path for prosperity and good luck in the Year of the Earth Pig. For a minimum spend of Php5,000 at the Corniche lunch buffet on February 5, diners also get a free 10-minute Feng Shui consultation with Angel Macalino.

To complete the Chinese New Year experience, lucky charms that are designed to attract wealth and positive energy in the Year of the Earth Pig are for sale at the hotel lobby for the occasion.

For an even more exciting celebration, Diamond Hotel offers its Chinese New Year Staycation promo at Php8,000 nett per night in a Premier Room from February 1 to 6, 2019. A shou sui “we time” overnight stay includes buffet breakfast for two, unlimited Wi-Fi access, 30% discount at Food and Beverage outlets except Corniche, Room Service, and alcoholic drinks, plus complimentary shuttle service to Intramuros and Mall of Asia during the weekend. On February 5 itself, in-house guests get 20% off on laundry and massage services. Simply use the promo code LUCKY when booking via diamondhotel.com.

For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 528-3000.


(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila.)


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Richmonde Hotel Iloilo Celebrates
Dinagyang Festival 2019

The Pool Deck Area of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo

IT’S time to pack your luggage and finally make your plans to visit Iloilo come true. It’s Dinagyang Festival 2019 time in this Western Visayan province. Touted as one of the Philippines’ most colorful and spectacular religious and cultural festivals, the Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo is a vibrant and unique experience to remember. So it is the best time to book a flight and hotel accommodations for that ultimate festival experience.

Deluxe Twin Room

Overnight stays at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo include breakfast at The Granary the next morning

The adjacent Living and Dining areas inside a Suite Room

Richmonde Hotel Iloilo makes it easier for you with its Dinagyang package. Book a room at the hotel from January 25 to 27, 2019, and get it at a discounted price—Php8,500 nett for a Deluxe Room, Php9,000 nett for a Premier Room, and Php15,500 nett for a One-Bedroom Suite, both for single or double occupancy. Accommodations include a hearty breakfast buffet for two adults and two children five years old and below, as well as WiFi access, and use of the Fitness Center’s gym and picturesque swimming pool.

A minimum two-night stay is required for check-ins on January 25 and 26, 2019. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 33 328-7888, email rhireservations@richmondehotel.com.ph, or book online with instant confirmation at www.richmondehoteliloilo.com.ph.

And while the Dinagyang festivities are ongoing during your three-day stay, get to sample authentic Ilonggo cuisine right where you are. Richmonde Hotel Iloilo presents, for just one special night, Tabu-an sa Dinagyang, a heritage dinner buffet featuring the heirloom dishes of Iloilo’s premier chef, Rafael ‘Tibong’ Jardeleza II. It takes place at the hotel’s Pool Deck Area on January 26, 2019, Saturday, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m..

Chef Rafael ‘Tibong’ Jardeleza II

A strong advocate of Ilonggo cuisine, Chef Tibong consistently promotes his native cuisine and supports efforts to preserve it. He has organized Ilonggo cooking competitions among culinary schools in Western Visayas and has been featured in countless media entities (online, print and TV) to educate the public on the true identity of Ilonggo food.

More than just Batchoy, Pancit Molo and KBL (Kadios, Baboy at Langka), Chef Tibong is expected to wow Tabu-an sa Dinagyang diners with his specialties, such as Roasted Lamb, Lechon, Lengua con Setas Oliva, and Tenderloin Steak.

Supporting Chef Tibong is Richmonde Hotel Iloilo’s very own Chef Jeffrey Ticao and his kitchen team, who will showcase delectable treats like Kinilaw na Isda, Paella Negra, Paella Valenciana, Pancit Guisado, and Almondigas.

Tabu-an sa Dinagyang is present in partnership with San Miguel Beer. Tickets are priced at Php2,000 nett per person and includes San Mig Light Beer and Bottomless Lemonade. Music is spun by DJ Enzo of Fatboidjs during the sumptuous dinner feast, and fireworks take place at 9:00 p.m.

For inquiries and reservations, call Richmonde Hotel Iloilo at +63 33 328 7888 or send an email to rhireservations@richmondehotel.com.ph.


(Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is located at Megaworld Blvd. corner Enterprise Road, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.)

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Diamond Hotel Philippines Presents
Exciting Happenings This January

Grilled salmon, hotate teppan and assorted sushi at Yurakuen

DIAMOND Hotel Philippines welcomes the new year with exciting dining promos and room packages this January 2019.

Sumptuous smorgasbord at Corniche. Bond with family and/or friends over a sumptuous lunch or dinner buffet. Try the buffet restaurant’s new buffet theme night, which features Flavors of China, for Php2,880 nett per person.

Power lunch or dinner at Yurakuen. If Japanese is your cup of tea, then you should dine on Japanese food and satisfy your craving at Php1,500 nett per person.

The Lobby Lounge

Filipino delicacies and snacks at the Lobby Lounge. The snack bar offers a Merienda Buffet, priced at Php588 nett per person, and consisting of the hotel’s versions of local merienda favorites served with a cup of hot tea.

Enjoy great cocktails at Bar 27

Cocktails at Bar 27. Take advantage of the awesome view from the 27th floor and catch the beautiful Manila Bay sunset at Bar 27. Relax and leisurely enjoy a refreshing Manila Sunset cocktail or any other signature cocktail and get a second glass at 50% off.

Premier King Room

New Year staycation. Enjoy a relaxing staycation and book a luxurious Deluxe Room with the 2019 New Year Blast room promo for Php6,000 nett per night from January 13 to 31, 2019 using the promo code OLRNY. The room promo comes with Php2,019 worth of dining credits valid at any of the hotel’s restaurants, so you can have a filling dinner on the check-in date or a satisfying lunch on the check-out date. The room package also entitles guests to a buffet breakfast at Corniche, Wi-Fi acess, 20% discount on massage and laundry service, scheduled shuttle service to and from Intramuros, SM Mall of Asia and Robinsons Place Manila on weekends.

Now you can also purchase a Php2,000 dining voucher, via onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com, for only Php1,000 until January 18, 2019. The dining voucher can be used for any food and beverage items at Corniche, Lobby Lounge or Bar 27.

Whatever makes you happy so you can jumpstart the new year with a sound mind and in high spirits!


(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila. For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 528-3000 extension 1121.)


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