Easter Treats

(The Philippine Star) - March 29, 2015 - 12:00am

Pen Days of Easter

MANILA, Philippines - At The Peninsula Manila, an elaborate chocolate Easter garden created by Executive Pastry Chef Aaron Maree and his team will be on display at Escolta and The Lobby for a social media contest. At stake are tickets to the The Great Easter Egg Hunt and Easter playground, plus a two-night Easter staycation. To join, guests must take a photo of themselves at the chocolate Easter garden, post it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #PenDaysofEaster and answer the question “What makes Easter a special time for you and your family?”

An elaborate Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet will take place in Escolta. Two children per table have complimentary access to the The Great Easter Egg Hunt and Easter playground. Experience the magic of Hamleys, London’s oldest and most loved toy shop. The Hamleys Easter Playground will have toys, ice cream and cotton candy stations, a photo booth, and more. On April 5, the Easter Egg Hunt will be at 1 pm for ages 4-6; 1:30 pm for ages 1-3; and 2 pm for kids ages 7-12.

The Pen Days of Easter room package is inclusive of an Escolta buffet breakfast for two adults and two children, a P1,000 dining credit at The Lobby and a special Easter gift, valid until April 30. A minimum two-night stay is required. For inquiries, call 887-2888 or visit the website peninsula.com.


Easter break at Dusit

From March 28-April 5, guests can soak up the sun and revel in the summer festivities that Dusit Thani Manila has in store. On Easter Sunday, watch as the hotel’s grand lobby turns into Coney Island as stilt walkers cum jugglers, mime artists, and a roaming magician perform spectacular acts. Live bunnies are also on sale on April 5 at the hotel lobby.

For inquiries and reservations, visit www.dusit.com with promo code BESTEASTER or call 238-8888.


Easter FUN-tasy at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Make the most out of the long weekend and book an Easter Wonder Family room package. Kids will enjoy their own hotel check-in desk and personalized kiddie room amenities. Package also includes a choice of a lunch or breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids, complimentary access to the Piccolo Kids Club play area, surprise turn-down gift for the kids, use of the indoor infinity pool, scheduled shuttle service around Ortigas malls, and a late check-out of up to 4 pm. Available from March 30 to April 5. Extend the hotel stay on the second night and your birth year rate charge shall apply.

On April 5, the hotel gears up for a Hop and Hunt Easter Egg Event at 10 am. A scrumptious Easter Brunch feast awaits the diners at Cucina. Café Pronto will be turned into a wonderland of sweets perfect to cap off the Easter Sunday celebration. For more information, call 720-7777 or visit www.marcopolohotels.com.     


Hotel Jen Manila egg-tivities

Hotel Jen Manila (formerly Traders Hotel) offers exciting treats and a playground of fun EGG-tivities for the whole family this Easter Sunday, April 5, 11:30 am to 3 pm.

Guests can enjoy an EGGstravagant lunch buffet at Latitude, featuring international cuisine and a wide spread of children’s all-time favourites  for the little ones, inclusive of fun-filled and action-packed Easter activities.

Let your kids embark on a creative culinary adventure with Jen’s first ever Easter cooking activity highlighting make-your-own pizza, cookie decorating, Easter wrap and more with executive sous chef Dirk Fiedler. Limited slots only. The hotel will accommodate the first 20 kids who sign up for this activity.

Easter will not be complete without egg-hunting! Experience the thrill of the hunt for the Easter eggs and enjoy other fun activities such as building a nest and egg painting, movie time, face painting and more. Loot bags and other prizes will be given away during the event.

For inquiries, call 795-8888 or email food&beverage.hjm@hoteljen.com.


The hunt for the best Easter at Marriott Manila

At Marriott Manila, an adorable Easter bunny will lead the festive activity for children of all ages attending the Sunday brunch at Marriott Café on April 5. Prizes including lunch or dinner buffet for four await the little one with the most number of eggs collected. Kids will surely be entertained with a magic show, face painting and loads of loot.

At Market Café, Executive Chef Meik Brammer has tasty gourmet delights to satisfy your cravings. The buffet spread consists of luxurious surf and turf selections, while butcher crafted meats include foie gras, beef rib eye, beef sirloin and lamb patties. Sip your way to unlimited milk shakes, iced teas and martini selections. At Java Plus, nibble on chocolate Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies.

Have a colorful and memorable experience when you avail of the special Easter room package and get 50 percent off on the second night, inclusive of daily buffet breakfast for two and 20 percent off on Marriott Café and in-room dining during your stay valid from March 30 to April 5. 

For inquiries, call 988-9999 or visit manilamarriott.com.


Pororo’s Easter adventure at Raffles and Fairmont Makati

Grab a basket and travel down to the Raffles and Fairmont Makati Ballroom to join Pororo and his friends as they embark on Pororo’s Great Easter Adventure this April 5, starting at 10 am. Clap hands and dance to the beat as the little penguin and his animal friends stage an interactive, fun-loving musical performance, join the “Decorate Your Own Pororo Easter Basket” contest, Easter egg hunt, and egg painting activity!

For inquiries, call 555-9840 or email dining.makati@raffles.com.


Awesome Easter at Taal Vista Hotel

Enjoy the cool Tagaytay weather this summer at Taal Vista Hotel. Barbecue buffet at Café Veranda every Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm. Culinary delights await this Holy Week with Taal Vista Hotel’s Summer Seafood buffet at Café Veranda from April 2 to 5. Kids can join in on the Easter excitement with games, prizes, an Easter Egg hunt and lunch buffet on April 5.

For inquiries, call 917-8225, 0917-8091254 or visit www.taalvistahotel.com.


“Easter-cation” at Seda Hotels

Hop off to Seda hotels in exciting local destinations and make the most of the Easter holiday at very special rates from April 1 to 5. Seda in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig offers almost 50 percent off best available rates for an overnight stay, and an additional discount for two consecutive nights or two rooms in one night in a deluxe room, club room, and suites.

With the hotel located just beside High Street, spending the Easter holiday at Seda BGC gives guests the opportunity to observe tradition and participate in the Holy Week activities lined up in the area. These include Stations of the Cross covering the whole stretch of High Street (March 29-April 5), Lenten concerts and a children’s event on Easter Sunday.

For dining, Seda BGC’s Misto restaurant will maintain its regular hours and will offer additional a la carte dishes suited for the Lenten season. Straight Up roof deck bar will also be open during the Lenten break, without guest entertainers.

Seda Nuvali in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Seda Centrio in Cagayan de Oro, and Seda Abreeza in Davao City also offer special rates for overnight stays and two consecutive nights or two rooms in one night.

For inquiries, call 945-8888 or email bgc@sedahotels.com.


A cozy Easter at Edsa Shangri-La

Bask in heartwarming Easter fun at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila. Overnight accommodation for a minimum 3-night stay at a freshly renovated Tower Deluxe Room, is inclusive of breakfast at HEAT for two adults and two kids below six years, valid from March 29 to April 5.

Kids go on a trip to Cozy Land with Dibo the Gift Dragon. Tons of fun treats await such as Easter egg hunting, an Easter show with performances by Dibo and Friends, a s’mores station, cupcake decorating, a yummy Easter lunch set, giveaways, and more on April 5, 1 pm at the Isla Grand Ballroom.

At HEAT, learn to make Easter baskets and decorate their own Easter eggs. Included in the buffet are unlimited milk shakes, iced tea, champagne, sparkling wine, red and white wine, and concoctions from a specialty Bloody Mary bar.

Summer Palace just got better with Chef Tony Sum’s return. The acclaimed chef with over 15 years of culinary experience has whipped up new and exciting dishes.

Celebrate with a decadent wine dinner at Paparazzi. A range of iconic vintages will be served, complemented by a special five-course dinner. Cocktails start at 7 pm, dinner at 8 pm.

Usher in the season of new beginnings with chic parties at CHI, The Spa which include cocktails, signature treatments, replete with personal butler service and private transport.

For inquiries, call 633-8888 or email reservations.esl@shangri-la.com.


Easter getaway at Sofitel

Celebrate Easter with friends and family in an oasis of well-appointed rooms, extensive recreational facilities and an Easter program inspired by faith, trust and pixie dust.

Rates, inclusive of breakfast for two adults and two children (11 years old and below) at Spiral, include tickets to Peter, Pirates and Pixies – a Sofitel Easter Egg Hunt on April 5, at Grand Sunset Pavillion. Additional tickets are available, exclusive to guests availing of the Easter Getaway package until April 5.

Celebrate Easter by indulging in the featured offerings of Spiral’s 21 dining ateliers enhanced by live recreational stations for children at La Veranda. With balloon twisting, coloring atelier for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs, a mini nail salon and more. Limited tickets are available for diners to Peter, Pirates and Fairies; Sofitel’s Easter Egg Hunt. The Sunset Bar’s signature Easter barbecue buffet is on April 3 to 4, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

From April 2 to 5, 2:30 pm to 6 pm, enjoy a chocolate buffet to enhance our traditional Afternoon Tea. Served with a glass of sparkling wine.

For inquiries, call 551-5555 or email h6308-fb12@sofitel.com


Cherokee-inspired Easter at Richmonde Café

Native American cuisine boasts of sumptuous courses with the perfect balance of simple flavors and savory tastes that never fail to impress.

 On April 5, all trails lead to Richmonde Café’s Cherokee Easter Barbecue lunch buffet, a Native American Indian-inspired buffet that will celebrate the indigenous cuisine recognized worldwide for its inviting zest and notable dishes. End the  Lenten Season with a bang and say “Osiyo!” to a spread of classic, American-themed comfort chows like red cabbage coleslaw, potato salad, and more. Cherokees are also known to be meat lovers and Richmonde Café’s meat selection won’t disappoint.

Fun Easter activities such as an Easter egg hunt, cupcake decorating, and arts & crafts also await kids 6 years old and below, so don’t forget to bring along the little ones.

The Cherokee Easter Barbecue Lunch Buffet is available on April 5, from 11:30 am to 2 pm at the Richmonde Café. Kids 5 years old and below eat for free.

For inquiries, call 689-8419 or visit www.richmondehotels.com.ph.


Easter escape at the Manila Pavilion Hotel

Manila Pavilion Hotel will be offering a hassle-free Lenten retreat with specially designed room packages. The Relax and Recharge room package comes with free powerbank while the Slumber Tumbler room package which offers our signature tumbler. Both are inclusive of breakfast for two at Seasons Café and complimentary use of the swimming pool and unlimited use of WiFi.

Patisserie offers a line up of Easter goodies. To get free kiddie pass to the Easter Escape activity at the new Alcuaz Function Room on Easter Sunday, starting at 11 am, just have a single receipt purchase of P2,000 from Seasons Café starting until April 4. On Easter Sunday, lunch buffet diners at Seasons Café will automatically have a free pass to the event. There’s also walk-in rate for kids and adults inclusive of plated food and drinks.

For inquiries, call 526-1212 or visit www.waterfronthotels.com.ph.

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