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Holiday merry making at Diamond Hotel

MANILA, Philippines – Celebrate the holidays with festive options at Diamond Hotel Philippines. On Dec. 24 and 25, lavish feasts inspired by great cuisines of the world will be served at the various restaurants of the hotel. Corniche restaurant offers Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch and dinner buffets, with a complimentary glass of cava at the dinner buffet. Special set menus are available at the Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant. A set of signature Spanish tapas complemented with free flowing house wine and cava at The Lobby Lounge.

Welcome 2016 at Corniche with an early dinner at 6-11 pm. The dinner includes one drink, party favors, access to the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party and a chance to win two round trip tickets to Bohol. A late night buffet also awaits guests from 11 pm to 2 am which includes one drink and access to the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party.

Yurakuen will have a New Year’s Eve set dinner with a glass of cava and live entertainment. Party all night at the Sky Lounge Music Bar on the 27th floor, inclusive of a drink, party favors and the music of Urban Nation. For inquiries, call 528-3000 ext. 1121.

Traditions at Manila Pavilion Hotel

Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casinos is opening its doors for that perfect holiday staycation. The hotel has come up with affordable luxury room packages for guests to enjoy.

The Christmas Staycation package is inclusive of an overnight stay in a deluxe room with a festive breakfast for two, a welcome gift of either puto bumbong or bibingka and tsokolate or kape barako, use of the fitness center, swimming pool, and WiFi.  The promo is valid until Dec. 30.

The hotel will be holding Misa de Gallo at Manila Pavilion Hotel’s very own Capilla San Lorenzo de Manila.The Season’s Lifestyle Restaurant will be serving regional delicacies.

Visit the Manila Pavilion Hotel at United Nations Avenue corner Maria Orosa Street in Manila. For inquiries, visit www.waterfronthotels.com.ph or call 526-1212.

Crimson Hotel celebrates the season of giving

For the whole month of December, for every Sunday brunch, lunch or dinner buffet you enjoy, you are automatically supporting Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s feeding program for the children of Social Service Department of Muntinlupa. For every full paying brunch, lunch or dinner buffet at Café Eight, the hotel will share nutritious meals with the children of Social Service Department of Muntinlupa.

For all in-house guests staying at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila on December 25, a whole year of complimentary lunch buffeta will be raffled off to one lucky winner.

For reservations, call 863-2222 or visit www.crimsonhotel.com/manila.

Intercontinental Manila bids adieu

Celebrate the legacy of InterContinental Manila as it closes its doors after 46 years of operation. The Memorable Stay room package is inclusive of buffet breakfast for two and 50 percent discount on room rate for the second consecutive night. Valid on stays between Dec. 18 to 30. On the hotel’s final night on Dec. 31, guests may join the farewell celebration with the One Night at One Ayala room package for a deluxe room or club room, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two, and two tickets to the New Year’s Eve countdown party.

InterContinental Manila offers a special banquets package for events until Dec. 30, good for 30 persons.

Counting down the last 30 days of the hotel, diners will be treated to limited edition offers, dining deals, and more.

For reservations, call 793-7000 or email [email protected].

Christmas treats at Seda BGC Hotel

Christmas treats await guests of Seda BGC Hotel with home-made ham glazed with honey, artisanal chocolates, macarons, cookies, chocolate bars and banana bread.

Book a Christmas party in Seda BGC’s fully-equipped Satin Room for up to 100 persons. Buffet menus are available, with ample space for games, presentations, even dancing, and complimentary amenities. For intimate events of up to 80 persons, the Straight Up roof deck bar beckons with its “Three Kings” VIP Cocktail Party Package.

Enjoy a Yule-Month room package inclusive of breakfast for two offered all weekends of December. The Christmas Eve Stay-In room package comes with with set dinner for two on Christmas Eve, buffet breakfast the next day. For inquiries, call 945-8888 and 588-5700. Seda BGC is located at 30th Street cor. 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.

A relaxing staycation this Christmas

Take a break and enjoy your weekends at Acacia Hotel Manila. Take advantage of their easy on the budget room packages and holiday dining offerings.

Try the St. Nick’s Room Package in a deluxe room with buffet breakfast for two at Acaci, 15 percent discount at all restaurants and welcome Christmas drinks.

Mrs. Claus room only package offers a simple rejuvenating overnight stay in a deluxe room, available until Dec. 30 and Jan. 1-10 and inclusive of complimentary WiFi, use of swimming pool and fitness center, and shuttle service within Alabang area.

Drop by The Lobby, 6:30 PM onwards for Yuletide melodies with special guest choirs nightly: San Gregorio Boys Choir (Dec. 20), Friends of Sto. Nino Childrens Choir (Dec. 21), Himig Muntinlupa (Dec. 22) and LPU Harmonic Choir (Dec. 23).

For more information, call 720-2000 or email [email protected].

City Garden Makati yuletide presents

City Garden Hotel Makati has the right Yuletide presents for its loyal guests – an attractive December room promo and a spectacular New Year’s Eve buffet dinner.

Experience a perfect and hassle-free staycation right in the heart of the city’s business district.

The December room promo at P2,800 nett comes with buffet breakfast for two and a 10 percent discount at Jamuah Spa.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style and welcome 2016 with a buffet dinner at the Roof Deck restaurant. Revel at the night sky ablaze with dazzling fireworks as you delight in the buffet spread created by Executive Chef Mario Bassig and toast to the New Year.

For reservations, call 899-1111 or visit www.citygardenmakati.com.

Simbang gabi at the CCP

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) holds the traditional Simbang Gabi at the CCP until Dec. 24, 5 am at the CCP Main Ramp.

The highlight of this year’s celebration is the “Misa de Aguinaldo” or Christmas Eve Mass on Dec. 24, 8 pm at the CCP Main Theater. Our esteemed Philippine Madrigal Singers will again be the mass choir who will also lead the 100-voice chorale, with accompaniment from the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, in rendering “Carol of the Bells” and Handel’s “Messiah” (Hallelujah Chorus). There will also be an excerpt of “Panunuluyan” before the start of the Mass. It will be officiated by Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite, SSP.

For more details, call 832-1125 loc. 1404/1412.

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