Diamond Hotel Says ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’

DIAMOND Hotel Philippines rings in the Chinese New Year with a wide range of activities and special promotions meant to auspiciously usher in the Year of the Rat. First among 12 animals to have been given a year to represent in the Chinese zodiac, the Rat is considered as the harbinger of renewal and fresh beginnings, and so the Year of the optimistic Rat promises to be a year blessed with grand abundance.

In anticipation, Diamond Hotel gets ready to draw good fortune with traditional Chinese delicacies and activities this weekend, including a Feng Shui consultation, dim sum and noodle making demonstration, a vast selection of authentic Chinese dishes at the Corniche buffet, and Dragon and Lion dances, among others.

Chinese Chef Yang Yong

The celebration starts with Live Dim Sum Making and Noodle Pulling Demonstrations, alternately, from January 20 to 26, 2020. Dim sum chefs draw oohs and aahs as they showcase their unmatched talent for creating mesmerizing dim sum designs with specialized techniques. Noodle pulling experts stretch noodle doughs as far as the eyes can see and end up with perfectly fine noodles.

Chinese cuisine being rich, distinct and yet familiar to Filipino diners, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Corniche puts Chinese dishes up front on the buffet spread. From January 23 to 26, 2020, Chinese chef Yang Yong and his team showcase a vast selection of authentic Chinese specialties for Php3,180nett per person. For a minimum spend of Php5,000 at the buffet, guests are entitled to Pick-a-Prize at the hotel’s Prosperity Tree for a chance to win gift certificates and other premium items.

Also available at Corniche are Chinese lauriat set menus made up of authentic Chinese fine dishes served at an exclusive dining area within the restaurant. These lauriat feasts are skillfully crafted by Chinese chef Yang Yong, who is backed by over 20 years of experience in Oriental cuisine.

Yee Sang or Yu Sheng Salad is a prosperity salad that is tossed on Chinese New Year for good luck. The higher the toss, the more luck the new year is supposed to bring.

To satisfy dim sum cravings, Corniche has put together the Weekend Dimsum Delights, featuring an extensive selection of steamed, baked and fried dim sum at Php999nett per person. The dim sum comes in different forms, colors, shapes and tastes, and is within your chopsticks’ reach every Saturday and Sunday lunch.

On January 25, which is Chinese New Year itself, a huge celebration takes place at the hotel lobby, including a Dragon and Lion dance by the Philippine Ling Nam Athletic Federation at 11:00 a.m. as well as live Chinese instrumental music played by the Kim Hwa Ensemble. Free 10-minute consultations with Feng Shui expert Angel Macalino are going to be available for a minimum spend of Php5,000 at the Corniche lunch buffet. Add to this the fact that diners at Corniche will receive ang pau (red envelope containing cash gift) containing vouchers of up to 40% off at the restaurants on their next visit.

Finally, Diamond Hotel’s Chinese New Year celebration includes a staycation package starting at Php5,000 nett per night in a Deluxe Room, available from January 20 to 26, 2020. This room offer is made more luxurious with buffet breakfast for two, unlimited Wi-Fi access, 30% off on dining, 20% on laundry, massage and reflexology services, and complimentary shuttle service during weekends to Intramuros, SM Mall of Asia, and museums.

Book a staycation via www.diamondhotel.com, using the promo code PROSPER, or buy dining vouchers at onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com. For reservations, call (632) 8528-3000 extension 1121.


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


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