Travel and Tourism

Mother’s Day treats

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Diamond Hotel Philippines is more than enthusiastic to celebrate the day of the most wonderful woman, the modern-day Super Mom. The finest gastronomic varieties and lavish “staycation” indulgences are all set for the woman who deserves no less than the best.

Give your Mom a grand gesture of gratitude by treating her to a Mother’s Day room package from May 9 to 11 at P7,000 nett automatically upgraded to a deluxe palisade room upon check-in, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two, three hours of free Internet, and a pampering facial treatment together with charming gifts from choice partner sponsors.

Highlight the special day with a medley of flavors. The hotel’s Corniche restaurant boasts of culinary assortment from Western and Asian lunch or dinner favorites primed for mom’s special day at P3,000 nett per person. Favored as one of Tatler’s best recognized restaurants in Manila, Yurakuen offers Japanese bento at P1,980 nett per person. And the Cake Club at Bonifacio High Street has prepared lunch or dinner menu sets at P1,800 nett per person. All culinary options are inclusive of pampering massage at Diamond Hotel’s Health Club and Spa for mom.

Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila. For inquiries, call (632) 528-3000 or e-mail at [email protected]. For more information on Diamond Hotel Philippines, visit www.diamondhotel.com.


Mothers all around are in for a luxurious treat this May at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila. The “light of every household” enjoys immense pampering with a relaxing weekend “staycation” with guest rooms from P7,000++, a rejuvenating treatment at CHI, The Spa, or feast to her heart’s content at HEAT all-day dining.

Spend an intimate weekend retreat filled with infinite joys and unforgettable moments with mom in any of the hotel’s well-appointed guest rooms and suites. The whole family, two adults and two kids below 12 years old, may share in a lavish breakfast selection of intercontinental favorites at HEAT all-day dining.

Mom also gets to have her fill of choice wines at the Lobby Lounge with a special wine buffet or high tea for two. While mom enjoys the finer things in life, dad can burn unwanted calories at the Health Club with the kids having the hotel’s free form swimming pool complete with aqua play facility all to themselves. To complete mom’s ideal weekend “staycation,” shopping and leisure centers are also nearby.

No Mother’s Day celebration is complete, without a visit to Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s famed CHI, The Spa. Simply book any CHI Journey for Mom this May, with rates from P3,500, and she gets to receive a complimentary pampering treat from Headzone Salon located at the lobby level.

After a relaxing stay and spa time for mom, HEAT all-day dining fires up the taste buds with an array of culinary gems specially created for Mother’s Day on May 11. As a special treat, moms will receive a gift voucher for a CHI, The Spa foot reflexology treatment, compliments of Edsa Shangri-La, Manila. The Mother’s Day lunch rate is set at P2,505 net, and dinner at P2,155 net.

At the hotel’s refurbished Lobby Lounge, moms and their guests may relax and unwind with a selection of premium wines from around the world, paired with delectable cheeses. Priced at P875 net, the wine buffet is available from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. daily. Filipino high tea is also on offer this month — a modern, decadent twist to the classic treats Filipinos know and love so well. Experience high tea at the Lobby Lounge daily from 3 to 6 p.m., with rate set at P750+.

For inquiries or reservations, call (63 2) 633-8888 or e-mail at [email protected] for rooms and [email protected] for dining.


Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila pays tribute to inspirational women as Spiral celebrates Mother’s Day with “A Mother’s Legacy Fashion Show” on May 13 at 7 p.m.

Witness a fashion show dedicated to showcasing abel Iloco by the finest female weavers from Ilocos Norte. Featured designer Ryan Madamba gives the traditional abel Iloco a modern twist with a luxury resort and evening collection.

Special workshops of female artisans will be interlaced with the 21 ateliers of Spiral, each depicting age-old traditions from abel Iloco from Ilocos Norte, basket weaving from Manila to the elaborate barong embroidery of Taal, Batangas.

Sofitel will honor Filipina leaders during the same evening for their contributions to their respective fields and fulfillment of their role as mom.

This year’s awardees are Rizalina Mantaring, president and CEO of the Sun Life Financial group of companies; Mel Lerma, country manager of Estée Lauder; Mildred Vitangcol, president of St. Peter Life Plans and president of Rotary Club 3830; Cristina Garcia, president of Blue Ocean Marine and Offshore Solutions; Merlee Jayme, chairman and CEO of DM9 Jayme Syfu; Bea The-Tan, Citibank consumer banking manager; Natividad Alejo, BPI executive vice president and head of Retail Segments and Channels Group; and Debbie Namalata, vice president and national sales manager of San Miguel Brewery Inc.

Guests get a chance to win prizes from Estée Lauder.

A Mother’s Legacy Fashion Show at Spiral dinner is set at P2,550++ for adults and P1,300++ for kids. Children aged four and below are free.

For reservations or inquiries, call +63 2 832- 6988 or +63 2 551-5555 ext. 6988 or e-mail at [email protected].


Make mom feel extra special with a sweet treat this Mother’s Day. Make her feel like the queen that she truly is with the Mother’s Day promotion of Luxent Hotel.

On May 9-11, enjoy overnight accommodation for two in a superior room plus daily buffet breakfast for two for only P5,300 net.

Surprise mom with an aromatic treatment as she experiences the Urban Escape Massage at the Reluxe Spa at the second floor of the hotel. Bring her to the hotel’s Garden Cafe to partake of a special buffet lunch and she gets a free gift that she can personally pick out from the Mother’s Day gift table.

On Mother’s Day, the promo includes a special rate of P799 net per person (kids’ rate applies) for a Mother’s Day buffet lunch at Luxent Hotel’s Garden Café. Moms eat for free when accompanied by four persons availing themselves of the special buffet lunch.

Luxent Hotel is located at 51 Timog Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City. For inquiries or reservations, call (63)(2) 922-8888 or visit www.luxenthotel.com.


Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila is trailing in the spotlight to the dedicated women of your life — mothers. Whether you are celebrating Mother’s Day with your mother, sister, wife or grandmother, Crimson Hotel promises an exceptional getaway in the heart of Alabang.

Café Eight is set to excite everyone’s palate with its bigger and wider selection of fresh and delectable international cuisine. Celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy your buffet lunch or dinner for only P1,250++ per person.

At Crimson Hotel, surprises for moms are never-ending because when you dine in a minimum group of five, you get a complimentary gift certificate for an overnight stay in a deluxe room for two, valid for three months after receipt.

Promotions may not be combined with any other discount or offers. Prior reservation is encouraged. Other terms and conditions apply. For inquiries or reservations, call (02) 863-2222.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila is located at Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For more information, visit www.crimsonhotel.com/manila or e-mail at [email protected] Check out facebook.com/CrimsonFilinvestCity or follow @Crimson_Alabang for updates.


For the special woman in your life, surprise her with a relaxing retreat this Mother’s Day at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria. Book and stay until May 31 and enjoy its special rate of P3,500++ inclusive of an overnight stay for two in a deluxe room and complimentary Internet.

On May 11, moms are treated to complimentary health and wellness activities such as yoga, zumba and workshop on healing juices, courtesy of Gold’s Gym and Sugarleaf at the function room starting at 8:30 a.m.

Surprise mom with a healthy retreat on Mother’s Day, and take pleasure in enjoying the hotel’s nutritious buffet spread at Seven Corners featuring food that nourish from Sugarleaf.

Aside from organic produce, Seven Corners is putting the limelight on “super food.” “These are the most potent, super-concentrated and nutrient-rich plant-based food on the planet; they are also both food and medicine,” says Sugarleaf marketing and business development manager Angelo Songco.

Executive Chef Angelo Faoro will also be using these ingredients as part of the special Mother’s Day menu. He is also thinking of incorporating Twinings tea as a final touch to his creations. Aside from its health benefits, tea also adds new and unique dimensions of flavor and aroma to recipes. The buffet price is P2,000++ inclusive of bottomless freshly squeezed healing juices.

At Xin Tian Di, moms get to savor the flavors of heaven on earth with Chinese Executive Chef Sam Lee’s Divine set menus consisting of different modern day Chinese specialties such as Baked Rock Lobster with Mayo Miso and Divine Platter.

For more information or reservations, call Crowne Plaza at 633-7222 or e-mail at [email protected].


Mom deserves nothing but the best on her special day as One Pacific Place Serviced Residences celebrates Mothers’ Day at the Strand Café.

Avail yourself of its family style lunch or dinner good for four to five people. Moms will receive a complimentary summer cooler and a junior-size cake.

One Pacific Place Serviced Residences is managed by Quantum Hotels and Resorts. For more information, call (02) 304-7777 or visit its website and Facebook page at www.onepacificplaceresidences.com and http://facebook.com/thestrandcafemakati, respectively.


Honor the queen of the household by celebrating Mother’s Day at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila where every experience is bound to be meaningful.

Treat mom to a plush sleep experience and book the hotel’s Fresh Encounters room offer. With its introductory room rate of P5,500 net per night, this already includes a sumptuous buffet breakfast for two at Cucina, complimentary high-speed Internet access and late check-out of up to 4 p.m. (subject to availability). 

As bonus, a consumable dining credit worth P800 per room per night will be given to guests to sample the distinct food and beverage offerings of the hotel during their stay. This offer is valid for local residents only.

Take mom out for a dining treat at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant — Cucina. This dining haven will celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10 and 11 highlighting dishes that will surely make mothers feel that they are in for a royal treat. Savor the home-cooked goodness of a seven-hour Slow Roasted Lamb, Steamed Salmon Fillets in classic French butter sauce and some Tortellini Provencale with crushed tomatoes, olives, herbs and olive oil, among many other buffet favorites.   Sweet surprises will come mom’s way as the hotel whips up desserts like the five-flavored Lemon Tart, Mother’s Day Strawberry Cake and some luscious Warm Chocolate Fondant Puddings.

Designed to make mothers feel extra special on their day, a glass of rose wine will be served for their pleasure. Capture the moment as the hotel will also take photographs for the guests’ memorabilia. A more luxurious gift is up for grabs when a mom dines in with a minimum of four companions. Instant raffle prizes such as free hotel “staycations” and buffet gift certificates will be given away along with a chance to take home a much-coveted and exquisitely handmade Ann Ong jewelry piece. 

The Mother’s Day buffet at Cucina will be offered for dinner on May 10 and for lunch on May 11 at P1,988++. For reservations, call (02) 720-7777 local 6622 or e-mail at [email protected]. Visit facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila, follow @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram or experience www.MPMDining.com.


May 11 is Mother’s Day, and it’s made extra special at Lima Park Hotel.

At the Asian Flavours Restaurant, treat mom to a sumptuous buffet lunch or dinner of Corn Puree soup, offerings at the Grand Salad station, Spaghetti Bolognese, Cauliflower and Broccoli Gratinee, Grilled Chicken and Fish Kebabs, Roast Pork Au Jus, and luscious dessert — all these for only P588 nett. 

Why not give mom a dayoff and treat her to Lima Park Hotel’s Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway? For only P3,999 all inclusive, a family of four can spend two days and one night in a standard room that has two queen-size beds, in-private toilet and bath, hot and cold shower, cable television, unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi connection, amenities such as an in-room coffee-making facility, complimentary bottles of water, and toiletries.

Let Mom spend a leisurely day by the expansive Horizon swimming pool sipping her favorite drink as she enjoys the relaxing view of Mt. Makiling. You and mom can also hit the Fitness Center or you can get on one of the hotel’s mountain bikes and go for a spin around the ecozone park. You may opt to jog or do brisk walking around the park early in the morning while the sun slowly rises from behind Mt. Malarayat.

This weekend getaway offer also includes buffet breakfast for four, plus a choice of set lunch or dinner, also for four.

The Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway is good for check-ins on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Call now to reserve a surprise weekend treat for mom at +63 43 981-1555 or +63 917-5042385. E-mail at [email protected] or visit www.limaparkhotel.com.








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