THE Love Month of February reaches its climax on February 14, Valentine’s Day itself, with hotels and restaurants trying to outdo each other with Valentine’s Day packages that ensure a memorable celebration.
If you have not yet made plans, here’s a rundown on what’s going on in the metro:
MY VALENTINE AT DIAMOND HOTEL
Diamond Hotel Philippines presents My Valentine, an array of Valentine offers designed to set hearts a-flutter—via a romantic urban getaway, intimate dinners, and sweet gift ideas.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than spending the night in a luxurious Executive Suite with the Make Room for Love package. For Php19,000 nett per night, enjoy the breathtaking view of the magnificent Manila Bay from your room, plus a complimentary dinner buffet for two at Corniche. Or opt for a Premier Room at Php13,000 nett per night or a Club Room at Php14,000 nett per night. If you need some pampering, you may book an Executive Suite for Php18,000 nett per night or a Club Room for Php14,000 nett per night, both inclusive of a relaxing foot reflex and Php2,000 worth of dining credit.
If staycations are not your thing and just want a romantic dinner, Diamond Hotel offers a number of options:
At Corniche, partake of a Valentine’s buffet for Php3,380 nett per person and get a chance to win an overnight stay for two with breakfast buffet for every Php5,000 spent. On February 14 and 15, 2019, there will be live piano entertainment during lunch and a quartet will regale diners with songs during dinner.
Enjoy each other’s company at the Lobby Lounge with a four-course set menu and a glass of Cava. Make it an intimate date at Php3,300 nett with a complimentary slice of cake while a soothing saxophone plays in the background.
At the Poolside, experience al fresco dining under a beautiful night sky. A set five-course dinner, priced at Php2,800 nett per person, is best enjoyed with musical accompaniment by a soulful duo.
Then cap off the evening with a glass or two of your favorite cocktail drink at Bar 27. The place offers a spellbinding view of the cityscape at night, which is great for enjoying a four-course set menu with a glass of red wine. Packaged at Php3,500 nett for two persons, the romantic dinner comes with live band entertainment.
All ladies dining on Valentine’s Day will receive a special memento from the hotel, and it is an added treat to have a roving violinist serenade couples on February 14. Live entertainment is available only on February 14 and 15, but the hotel’s dining promo also covers February 13.
For room reservations, call (632) 528-3000 extension 1141. For restaurant reservations, call (632) 529-3000 extension 1121.
(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila.)
L’AMOUR AT EASTWOOD RICHMONDE HOTEL
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s Eastwood Café+Bar celebrates Valentine’s Day with L’Amour, a Valentine’s Day dinner feast filled with delectable dishes that are as rich and exquisite as love and as passionate and dreamy as a French romance.
This special Valentine’s dinner buffet, which is taking place on February 14, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., features a lavish spread of mouth-watering international dishes highlighted by favorite carvings as the entrées, such as U.S. ribeye, Australian leg of lamb, U.S. turkey and Chilean salmon. These are complemented by Paella Valenciana and Paella Negra with various sidings.
The antipasti station is teeming with cold cuts, cheese, chorizo, olives, grapes, artichoke, as well as munchies like walnuts, almonds, dried apricots, crackers and bread sticks. Also in the buffet are a salad bar and a soup station. There’s also a kids’ station, where there’s plenty of spaghetti Bolognese, Quorn nuggets and chicken fingers.
But the pièce de résistance can be found at the dessert counter, which showcases an assortment of chocolate confections, from candies to cakes to pastries.
Priced at Php1,750 nett per person, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s L’Amour Valentine’s Dinner Buffet comes with bottomless flavored Mimosa plus live piano entertainment. What’s more: Kids aged 10 and below who dine with their parents get 50% discount and a toy.
For inquiries and table reservations, call (632) 570-7777.
(Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is located at 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.)
LOVE AT FIRST BITE AT F1 HOTEL
Celebrate the day of hearts in comfort and style in a Fort Suite at F1 Hotel Manila with the hotel’s Comforts of Love Room Package. A staycation for two from February 11 to 15, 2019, priced at Php7,700 per night, comes with an in-room massage for two, breakfast in bed in the morning and a complimentary bottle of wine.
For a romantic dinner date on February 14, Love at First Bite is a package that combines a delightful Valentine’s Day dinner and a night of music. Priced at Php2,288 per person, it has Jet Barrun serenading diners in two sets—the first set running from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and the second set taking place from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.
For room reservations and inquiries, call 908-7888 or visit www,f1hotelmanila.com.
(F1 Hotel Manila is located at 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.)
SPARK LOVE AT RICHMONDE ORTIGAS
Ignite passion and romance this season of hearts with Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ month-long Valentine offerings. Opt for a staycation any time from February 1 to 28, 2019, and enjoy two Spark Love Valentine packages—Bed and Breakfast (from Php3,900 nett), whose cozy accommodations come with a filling breakfast buffet for two at Richmonde Café; and Valentine Package (from Php4,600 nett), with room accommodations, breakfast buffet for two, a bottle of wine and a cheese platter that can be served in-room or at either The Exchange or Richmonde Café.
Valid only for local residents, these promotional rates are inclusive of taxes, service charge, WiFi access, complimentary use of the Health Club’s gym, steam/sauna rooms, and heated indoor pool, plus free parking.
For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 638-7777 or book online via www.richmondehotelortigas.com.ph.
(Richmonde Hotel Ortigas is located at 21 San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.)
SWEET LOVE AT MARCO POLO ORTIGAS
Celebrate all things sweet and lovely this Valentine’s month with Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, which offers a romantic overnight stay on February 14, 2019, Valentine’s Day. Book a room and get a complimentary upgrade to a Premier Room, which comes with an intimate dinner for the couple in the comforts of their room. Dinner consists of U.S. MacDonald’s Premium Angus Beef Tenderloin and a bottle of Cadet d’Oc Chardonnay. Reservation may be made via firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 720-7777.
For Valentine dining, there’s a tempting love-themed buffet spread at Cucina from February 13 to 15, 2019. Reserve a table for Php1,399 per person for lunch and Php2,888 for dinner. A special a la carte menu will be available during dinner, with items such as Chicken Piccata on Tomato and Olive Ragout with Tagliatelle in Basil Pesto and Grilled Australian Lamb.
An intimate dining experience also awaits diners at Lung Hin. Its authentic Cantonese dishes are crafted to perfection, served in the ambiance of romance, through special set menus made available on February 14 and 15.
A dinner date can be made even more memorable with a good view of the metro at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge. Dine on February 14, available at Php3,000 per person, and enjoy a welcome drink of Prosecco upon arrival as well as live performance by the Silk Band beginning at 9:00 p.m.
For delightful desserts, head for Café Pronto, where Valentine-inspired pralines are available until February 15.
For more information, call (02) 720-7720 or email email@example.com.
(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.)