Eggs-traordinary Easter Celebration
at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo

Easter staycation in a Deluxe Twin Room at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo

Easter staycation in a Deluxe Twin Room at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo

ILOILO serves as a serene sanctuary to guests who want some peace and quiet this Holy Week, and Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, the city’s premier world-class hotel within the cosmopolitan township of Iloilo Business Park, can be their home for the moment.

The hotel becomes an even more exciting retreat this long weekend with its Eggs-traordinary Easter promotion. Ongoing until April 2, 2018, the Easter promotion lets guests enjoy the cozy and luxurious rooms at nightly Holy Week Room Rates of Php4,300 nett in a Deluxe Room, Php4,800 nett in a Premier Room and Php8,300 nett in a One-Bedroom Suite. The latter comes with a living room, dining area, walk-in closet, powder room, bathtub and separate shower. Room rates are inclusive of breakfast buffet for two adults and two children aged 5 and below at The Granary, Wi-Fi access, and use of the Fitness Center’s gym and pool.

Suite Room complete with living and dining areas

Suite Room complete with living and dining areas

Enjoy breakfast buffet at The Granary

Enjoy breakfast buffet at The Granary

Pool Bar

Pool Bar

What’s more: In-house guests from March 29 to April 1 get to enjoy a relaxed and laid-back Easter Weekend Breakfast Buffet, which means breakfast is extended until 12:00 noon. That is six hours of buffet service starting at 6:00 a.m. Walk-ins can also partake of this extended breakfast buffet at Php675 nett per adult, while children aged 6 to 12 are given a 50% discount and children aged 5 and below get to eat for free.

On Easter Sunday, the hotel treats little ones to Kids’ Day Out, an afternoon full of poolside fun and surprises. The Easter Sunday Kiddie Party takes place on April 1 from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the 7th Floor function rooms and Pool Bar. There are exciting party treats such as a filling snack buffet, swimming pool access, magic and bubble show, photo booth, loot bags, Easter egg hunt, and a chance to win raffle prizes. Tickets are priced at Php895 nett per child and Php650 nett for an accompanying adult.

For inquiries and reservations, call Richmonde Hotel Iloilo at (6333) 328-7888. For room bookings, contact Room Reservations direct at 0917-5809642.

 

(Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is located at Megaworld Boulevard corner Enterprise Road, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City 5000.)

 

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Easter Promos 2018:
Fun Treats and Staycations

It's an Easter Family Hoscape at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila this Sunday

It’s an Easter Family Hoscape at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila this Sunday

AFTER a week of fasting and spiritual reflection, everyone looks forward to Easter Sunday because it is the culmination of not just Holy Week but of the entire Lenten season. It is the day of rejoicing, as, in the history of mankind, it is the day that Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, rose to eternal life and saved mankind from the ravages of sin.

This is why everyone rejoices come Easter and hotels and restaurants offer special treats just for the occasion, including Easter Egg Hunting activities, dining promos and exciting staycation packages. Here are some of them:

MARCO POLO ORTIGAS

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, a Forbes Travel Guide Twice in a Row Five-Star Award winner, offers a relaxing family staycation with premium accommodations inclusive of privileges and benefits that kids will surely enjoy. These include breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids under age 6 as well as complimentary wireless Internet access and use of the hotel’s indoor infinity pool and gym.

It has also laid out special culinary treats in all of its five signature food outlets—freshly baked pastries and a wide variety of coffee and tea at Café Pronto; stylish delights for an afternoon tea at Connect Lounge; live action stations showcasing world-famous dishes at Cucina; authentic Cantonese cuisine at Lung Hin; and cocktails over the stunning views of the metro at Vu’s Sky Car and Lounge.

For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 720-7777, visit www.marcopolohotels.com or email manila@marcopolohotels.com.

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

RICHMONDE HOTEL ORTIGAS

Richmonde Hotel Ortigas has designed a blissful and relaxing vacation complete with all the essentials that can be enjoyed at discounted rates this Easter.

Superior Room at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

Superior Room at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

Heated indoor pool at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

Heated indoor pool at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

It's an Easter Break Escape!

It’s an Easter Break Escape!

Enjoy an Easter Afternoon Tea at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

Enjoy an Easter Afternoon Tea at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

Available until April 1, 2018, for as low as Php3,100 nett per night for a two-night stay, Easter Break Escape offers a peaceful Holy Week sojourn that includes buffet breakfast for two at Richmonde Café, Wi-Fi access and complimentary use of the Health Club’s gym and heated indoor pool. What’s more: All in-house guests on March 29, 30 and 31 will be entitled to complimentary Afternoon Snacks at The Exchange from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. For regular overnight stays, rates for room accommodation (without breakfast) start at Php3,500 nett.

On Easter Sunday, breakfast will be extra special for little ones with Easter Sunday Kiddie Corner taking place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. This is open to children of in-house guests availing of the breakfast buffet on April 1, and it allows kids to enjoy arts and crafts activities and bring home loot bags with snack tokens.

On a more serious note, Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at the SRS Room on the Third Floor of the hotel.

For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 638-7777 or book online at www.richmondehotelortigas.com.ph.

(Richmonde Hotel Ortigas is located at 21 San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.)

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Tribute to the Graduate
from Diamond Hotel

Excited Caucasian female college graduate hugs her mother after graduation. She is smiling cheerfully. She is wearing a black cap and gown.

STUDENTS have to work very hard and spend long hours studying to get good grades and make their parents proud. So, when they graduate, they deserve not just a pat in the back but a special graduation treat. Diamond Hotel Philippines translates that special graduation treat into exquisite dining offers and an exclusive room package.

For those special dining options for graduates and their families, Corniche Restaurant lays out a grand buffet spread and offers graduation dining packages for a party of six at Php9,800 nett and for a party of ten at Php14,800 nett. Over at Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant, there is the Eat-All-You-Can Yakiniku, a filling feast for Php8,800 nett for a an intimate party of four and for Php21,000 nett for a bigger party of ten.

What’s more: Every Php20,000 spent at the Corniche Buffet or for the Eat-All-You-Can Yakiniku at Yurakuen entitles graduates to a free overnight stay with breakfast for two, while a Php15,000 spending entitles graduates to four cocktail drinks with one pica-pica platter at Bar 27. All graduation packages, available until May 15, 2018, come with one round of standard beverage and one graduation cake.

To avail of the restaurant offers, graduates simply have to present a proof of graduation.

For a special staycation treat, Diamond Hotel offers the Tassels to the Right room package in a Deluxe Room for Php4,999 nett per night. The overnight stay includes breakfast buffer for two, Wi-Fi access, 20% discount on food and beverage and laundry, access to the Health Club and Spa, and swimming pool and scheduled shuttle service to and from Intramuros, Mall of Asia and Robinsons Place Manila. To avail of this staycation promo, which is available until March 31, 2018, visit www.diamondhotel.com and use the promo code GRAD18 to book a room.

For restaurant reservations, call (632) 529-3000 extension 1121, and for room reservations, call (632) 528-3000.

 

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

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Marco Polo Ortigas Offers
Special Treat for Graduates

Cucina's signature dish, Paella Mixta

Cucina’s signature dish, Paella Mixta

IT’S graduation season, and Marco Polo Ortigas Manila joins the nation in celebrating this special milestone by offering a special treat for graduates: Graduates get to dine for free at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Cucina, for every four paying guests, simply by presenting a copy of the graduation invitation and a valid ID.

Exquisite fresh seafood at the Seafood Station

Exquisite fresh seafood at the Seafood Station

Available for lunch or dinner buffet, the special treat also includes a special sumptuous treat at every buffet station at Cucina. Redefine your seafood experience with delightful fresh catches and gourmet picks at the Seafood Station, such as rich and delicious clams and mussels, and tender and juicy crabs and prawns. Experience savory and fine meat at the Carving Station, with world-class Roast Beef and Pork Loin cooked to perfection. Have a taste of the all-time Cucina favorite and signature dish, Paella Mixta, and relish authentic Asian and Italian cuisines at the Noodles and Pasta Station, with slices of freshly baked pizza available all the time. Finally, put that powerful finishing kick to the lunch or dinner buffet with exquisite sweet treats at the Dessert Station.

Pasta dishes are prepared a la minute at the Pasta Station

Pasta dishes are prepared a la minute at the Pasta Station

An indulgent staycation in the hotel’s well-defined rooms with special amenities is also highly recommended for the new graduates and their respective families.

For more information on Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s graduation promos, contact (632) 720-7777 or book online via www.marcopolohotels.com.

 

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

 

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Garlic Mushrooms
(Jolly)

Garlic Mushrooms

Garlic Mushrooms

ONE of the easiest dishes to prepare is Garlic Mushrooms. If you suddenly find yourself without food in the house and there’s no time to cook something complicated, it can come in handy. Besides taking very little effort and time to prepare, Garlic Mushrooms is also delicious and satisfying. It often serves as an appetizer, but it can also be a great main dish—especially on days when you do not feel like eating something heavy on the tummy. It is perfect for Meatless Mondays, a healthy eating and healthy living campaign being promoted by Jolly, which is a leading brand of canned vegetables and fruits exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation in the Philippines.

1 can Jolly Whole Mushrooms (400 grams), drained
1 Tbsp. Jolly Claro Palm Oil
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 head garlic, chopped
2 Tbsps. soy sauce (may use liquid seasoning or oyster sauce)
chopped parsley

1. Heat pan over low heat. Add oil and butter. When the butter melts, add garlic and then sauté until fragrant.
2. Add Jolly Whole Mushrooms and soy sauce.
3. Toss until mushrooms are coated with butter and garlic.
4. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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