Celebrate the Lunar New Year at One Pacific Place
Dandi Galvez (The Philippine Star) - January 26, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and people are getting caught up in the celebrations. Admit it, anyone who remotely knows their Chinese animal sign secretly anticipates the horoscope for their life this year. However, here’s one fearless forecast for anyone who passes by One Pacific Place Serviced Residences in Makati City — a truly delightful gastronomic treat for the Year of the Wooden Horse.

From Jan. 27 to 30, One Pacific offers a sumptuous Chinese buffet at The Strand Café and Restaurant located on the ground floor. Sure to help you welcome the New Year with a smile on your face and a full stomach, the line-up includes a well-prepared menu of traditional Chinese favorites.

Start with appetizers such as Pork Siomai and Deep Fried Spring Rolls complemented by Oriental, Mixed Green or Chicken and Cabbage Salads, then move on to Yangchow Rice, Chow Mian, Braised Mushroom with Young Corn, Szechuan Squid, Chicken and Mushroom in Oyster Sauce, Sautéed Chili Pork and Beef Broccoli. There’s even authentic Savory Chicken served at the carving station. It’s an all-you-can-eat extravaganza at only P499 a person.

The hotel’s special Lunar New Year offer is not the only thing that’s got everyone excited. One Pacific recently welcomed brand new general manager Melisse Salvano into their family. Previously general manager of The Malayan Plaza at Ortigas Center, Salvano brings with her years of experience in managing a hotel property. “One Pacific Place has many unique features from the Malayan Plaza, yet because both hotels are managed by Quantum Hotels & Resorts each has the same high service standards among the staff. This makes the adjustment from one hotel to the other far easier for me.”

What makes One Pacific Place lucrative to the business district is its highly convenient location — at the heart of the city but also in an area which is quiet and away from the frenetic energy of Makati. It also offers serviced residences, which offer all the conveniences of home. More than just warm beds and spacious living areas, any room type from the one-bedroom premier upwards has a kitchenette where you can cook and prepare your own meals.

Guests — business travellers in particular — have the convenience and accessibility to major commercial establishments, multinational offices, banks, embassies, schools, and hospitals. Popular malls Greenbelt and Glorietta are a few minutes’ drive away; Makati Medical Center can quickly answer your medical needs; the Ayala Triangle offers restaurants and jogging paths in one area; and along One Pacific’s street at H. V. dela Costa, numerous businesses can be found leading all the way to Makati Avenue.

Apart from The Strand, One Pacific also has entertainment and wellness facilities such as a state-of-the-art gym, 25-meter lap pool, jogging path, function rooms for banquets and corporate events, lounges with Wi-Fi access, recreation facility, and a kids’ playroom.

Since being posted last December, Salvano plans on further strengthening One Pacific’s presence and awareness in the Makati Central Business District. “Here at One Pacific, we offer a venue for banquets, corporate events and meetings; and from the beginning we have had a strong food and beverage section.”

The saying “A way to a person’s heart is through his stomach” holds true as One Pacific gets ready to usher in the Lunar New Year with a strong start. Immediately after that, the hotel starts offering its immensely popular Mongolian Buffet starting Feb. 1. If you are even remotely within the area you owe it to yourself to drop by and check out its delicious offerings and luxury amenities.


One Pacific Place Serviced Residences, managed by Quantum Hotels and Resorts, is located at 161 H.V. de la Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call (632) 304-7777. For more information, check out its website at www.onepacificplaceresidences.com. Photos by Fernan Nebres



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