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A romantic journey at Marco Polo Ortigas

MANILA, Philippines - Spend a weekend of romance at one of the hotel’s cozy rooms, with a choice of a buffet breakfast for two at or an intimate in-room Valentine breakfast for two, available from Feb. 13 to 15. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila also offers a romantic getaway available on Feb. 13 and 14, inclusive of a Valentine brunch for two at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge.

Book a Continental Club Room on Feb. 13, inclusive of a romantic Valentine Dinner for two at the Hotel’s VIP Continental Club Lounge. Enjoy premium amenities and special Continental Club privileges while staying at the topmost floors of the hotel tower.

Cucina invites all diners to fall in love with its luscious Valentine-themed buffet spread dubbed Amor Mio available from Feb. 9 to 14. Celebrate romance in the sky at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge with delectable buffet tapas amid spectacular views of Manila, inclusive of one welcome drink Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge is located at the topmost floor of the hotel and will be open for lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Feb. 14.

For inquiries, call 720-7777, visit www.marcopolohotels.com or email [email protected]

Sylviane Terlin serenades guests at Huma Island Resort and Spa

This Valentines Day, be captivated by French singer Sylviane Terlin at Huma Island Resort & Spa as she renders alluring songs over an exquisite Valentine’s Day dinner. She will be singing famous songs by France’s national chanteuse Édith Piaf and other romantic songs from different parts of the world. Share this special night with the one you love only at Huma Island Resort and Spa.

For more information, call 553-0119 or visit www.humaisland.com.

A rosy rendezvous at B&P

 Share the love with B&P’s Valentine set meal – starting with a serving of cheese squash blossom tempura served with kesong puti and walnuts followed by cheesy Monte Cristo sandwiches with poached eggs and hollandaise. Creamy mixed berries panna cotta completes the hearty meal.

For the whole month of February, enjoy B&P’s signature gourmet dishes with the breakfast-in-bed themed set meal for two. 

Ladies who will dine in on Feb. 14 will receive complimentary flowers from Island Rose.  

For inquiries, drop by B&P’s branches in 515 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City (631-3252), Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato Ave. (374-7730), McKinley Hill, Taguig City (833-0440) and Robinsons Cyberscape Alpha along Garnet Road in Ortigas (997-3218).

Hotel Monticello’s “Love at the Luxe Sanctuary”

Tagaytay’s newest boutique hotel gem, Hotel Monticello, announces its attractive and affordable “Love at the Luxe Sanctuary” promo for couples who want to spend a relaxing weekend at the hotel this February. The package is inclusive of an overnight accommodation for two, breakfast and dinner for two, massage for two at the Spa, a bottle of wine, chocolates, and a bouquet of flowers for the lady.

The 41-room Hotel Monticello is located along General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway (past Km. 60), and proudly banners its luxurious facilities, similar to those of bigger deluxe hotels in the metropolis, but with rates that are easy on the pocket. For inquiries, visit www.hotelmonticello.com.ph or call (046) 4131111 or (Manila Sales) 834-7672.

Yoga for two on Valentine’s eve 

On Feb. 13 at 10 a.m., LiFE Yoga hosts “Power of Two”, a two-hour partner yoga designed to open the heart and create powerful bonds between you and your partner.  

 The partner yoga will blend and balance opposite or contrasting energies  between you and your partner with specific postures, pranayama (breathing techniques), hand gestures and meditations. Internationally certified Kundalini Yoga teacher Rosan Cruz leads “Power of Two”. 

LiFE Yoga is located at the 2nd floor, Forbestown Center, 8 Forbestown Road, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

For inquiries, call 886-7500.

Discover Romance at Discovery Suites

This Valentine season, Discovery Suites and Discovery Country Suites have all that it takes to make timeless memories.

22 Prime in Discovery Suites Ortigas entices its patrons to break from their virtual chains.  With the “no phones during dinner” challenge, couples who do not pick up their mobile phones for the duration of the meal will be rewarded with a chance to win an overnight stay in a one bedroom suite and a P2,000 food and beverage voucher at 22 Prime.

For those looking for a weekend getaway, rooms are inclusive of a wine and cheese platter. Valid from Feb. 8-15.

Make the drive to Tagaytay and visit Discovery Country Suites’ acclaimed Restaurant Verbena for a three-course meal featuring lobster ravioli and a glass of Moët Chandon. Reserve in advance and get a seat by the garden and watch a movie in an outdoor theater. Tuck in for the evening in any of the well-appointed suites inclusive of a massage for two, and your choice of a wine and cheese platter or cake.

Jen becomes your Cupid

Couples will be welcomed with a buffet of sweet treats and a complimentary bottle of house wine to accompany your romantic stories. This package also includes a buffet dinner at Kitsho or Latitude for two. Roses and pralines for the ladies will be Jen’s special gift.    

At Kitsho, try the ala carte buffet. A bottle of sake awaits the couple with roses and pralines for the ladies.

At Windows By The Bay, be inspired with the bright lights of the city and imagine you and your special someone spending a lifetime together. Valid from Feb. 12 to 14, inclusive of one bottle of wine, Valentines platter, roses and pralines for the ladies. For inquiries, call 795-8888 or email food&[email protected].

Century Park Hotel

Century Park Hotel keeps the love going as we continue to welcome the New Year with treats to match this month’s significant celebrations.

Experience the merriment at the Atrium Lounge on Feb. 7 at 7pm as we greet the Year of the Red Fire Monkey with a lively dragon dance. Café in the Park joins the Chinese New Year celebration with a special dinner buffet on Feb. 7 and lunch and dinner buffet on Feb. 8.

For Valentine’s weekend, indulge in Café in Park Valentine dinner buffet on Feb. 12 and 13 and lunch and dinner buffet on Feb. 14. Century Tsukiji offers its special Japanese dinner buffet on Feb. 13 and lunch and dinner buffet on Feb. 14, inclusive of unlimited iced tea. Enjoy a specially-prepared Valentine special set menu and group appetizer accompanied by tlive entertainment at Atrium Lounge.

End your romantic adventure with our Valentine room package available until Feb. 15. Packages are inclusive of a bottle of red wine, box of chocolate pralines and buffet breakfast for two. Book a junior superior suite and enjoy an unforgettable set dinner for two right in the comfort of your own room. Enjoy bubbly and cheese for two from Feb. 12 to 14, available for room service.

For more information, call 528-8888 or email [email protected]. ?

Viva Live reunites Circus and Minstrels

Get ready for over-the-top singing and dancing, lots of romantic memories and a grand sing-along time as Viva Live brings back the famed Greatest Hits Circus Band and New Minstrels Reunion at the Kia Theater in Araneta Center, Quezon City, on Feb. 13.

Titled “The Best of Our Love,” the show stars Basil Valdez, Hajji Alejandro, Eugene Villaluz, Ray-An Fuentes, Ding Mercado, Louie Reyes, Pat Castillo, Jacqui Magno, Tillie Moreno and Ali Sotto, singing their biggest hits such as Basil’s You, Hajji’s Tag-araw, Eugene and Louie’s Nothing I Want More, Tillie and Ray-An’s Umagang Kay Ganda, plus many others in grand production numbers. 

Tickets are available at TicketNet 911-5555 or at Viva Live 687-7236.

Valentine’s at Dusit Thani Manila

Take the entire family for an evening by the poolside at the Dusit Thani’s Family Date on Feb. 13.

Couples can enjoy a romantic dinner at the Club Lounge with a gourmet four-course-set menu. Ladies get red roses and a box of chocolate-covered strawberries.

The Pantry offers delectable farm-to-fork fare, spirits and beer, and a box of chocolate-covered strawberries. Benjarong and UMU will be dishing out Valentine’s dinner set menus. Whisk your Valentine away for an overnight stay inclusive of buffet breakfast for two, Valentine dinner, chocolates and bottle of wine. For inquiries and reservations, call 238-8888.

Month-long Valentine’s at City Garden Makati

For those seeking a relaxing interlude, choose City Garden Hotel Makati’s room-and-spa package, inclusive of an overnight stay, unlimited wi-fi access, and a buffet breakfast for two.

For a more romantic experience, indulge in the room-with-dinner package. Stay in an executive room and then go on that Valentine’s date you’ve always dreamed of – an intimate dinner for two at the Roof Deck restaurant with its breathtaking views of the city’s glittering skyline.       

If it’s just dinner you prefer, check out City Garden Makati’s Valentine’s Special. This mouthwatering meal starts with roasted golden tomato soup, followed by your choice of pan-fired halibut steak with herb sauce or flaming filet mignon with chive butter, and concludes with a special dessert fittingly called “Love Boat”. All promos are offered throughout the month of February.

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

From Vivere Hotel & Resorts with love

With Vivere Hotel’s “Sparkles of Romance,” indulge in an overnight package with buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids, bottle of wine, one hour Swedish massage for two, chocolate cake, a free shuttle service within the vicinity of Alabang, 10 percent discount at Vivere Azure, and 10 percent discount on “With Love” moonlight dinner on Feb. 13 and 14. Valid until Feb. 29. The Nest Dining in the Sky offers the “With Love” moonlight dinner on Feb. 13 and 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Get the chance to win a room accommodation for two and two complimentary Valentines passes to “With Love” by following and tagging The Nest Dining in the Sky and Vivere Hotel’s Instagram and Facebook account. Upload a vintage couple photo of any of your relatives using the hashtag #thenestalabangwithlove. Photo contest is until Feb. 10. Complete details of the contest are posted on The Nest Dining in the Sky and Vivere Hotel’s Instagram and Facebook page. For inquiries, visit www.viverehotel.com.ph or call 771-7777.

Je t’áime de 21 façons at Sofitel

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates with Je T’aime de 21 Façons or I Love You in 21 Ways.

Indulge in 21 Dishes of Love with an aphrodisiac twist featured in Spirals including truffle, oyster, chocolate, coffee, honey, chili pepper, maca spice, figs, artichokes, chai tea, and more, available on Feb. 11 and 12 for lunch and dinner.

Le Bar’s set dinner for two features four courses with dessert and sparkling wine or Valentines cocktail for two and a gift from Jewelmer. Let your loved one know how much your care with thoughtful treats that say ‘I Love You’. From a sweet message spelled with pralines to a giant heart-shaped offering of artisanal chocolates only at Spiral 2 Go. A Romantic Poolside dinner buffet is available on Feb. 12,13 and 14. Sunset Bar stages a sumptuous buffet of dishes with a hint of aphrodisiac specials with a glass of sparkling wine, and fireworks on Feb. 14 at 9pm. Ladies receive a red rose for this heartwarming occasion.

For inquiries, call 551-5555 or email [email protected]

The Peninsula makes special memories

Chef Gregory Georges at Escolta suggests enjoying his love-laden repast on Feb. 12 and 13 with a fruits de la mer seafood dinner buffet, or on Feb. 14 with Sunday Brunch. The Feb. 14 afternoon tea buffet from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or tapas buffet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. under The Lobby’s magnificent “Sunburst” is all one needs to stoke the fires of love. Old Manila on Feb. 12 and 13, welcomes couples with a five-course menu with a glass of champagne. On Feb. 14, couples may enjoy a romantic four- or five-course set lunch menu and a five-course dinner with a glass of champagne. On Feb. 13 and 14 Spices offers the exotic flavors of India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam with an à la carte menu. Ladies dining on Valentine’s Day will receive a gift of Peninsula chocolates.

Say “I Love You” with the Ruby Valentine Room Package that is inclusive of an Escolta buffet breakfast for two adults and two children under 6, a P1,500 dining credit at The Lobby (once per stay), a special Valentine’s Day gift and a pair of monogrammed pillow cases for the couple. Valid from Feb. 1 to 21.

For inquiries, call 887-2888 or visit www.peninsula.com.

Special Valentine escape at Acacia

Love fills every room with the Cupid’s Lair Room Package available from Feb. 12 to 14 with a stay in a deluxe room inclusive of buffet breakfast, an intimate three-course dinner for two in the privacy of their room and a special turndown amenity of wine and chocolate dipped strawberries.

The Lobby at Acacia offers a three-course menu available from Feb. 12 to 14 for lunch and dinner. Acaci Coffee Shop will be brimming with scrumptious eat-all-you-can dishes for lunch and dinner and for Sunday Champagne Brunch.

On Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Acacia Ballroom, Acacia Hotel Manila presents a Valentine show entitled #AcapeLOVE: A Night of Acapella Music featuring musical group Pinopela. Tickets are inclusive of six-course dinner with a glass of wine.

For more information, call 720-2000, email [email protected] or visit their website at www.acaciahotelsmanila.com.

Romance your senses at Lucia Ristorante

Tucked in the quiet corner of San Lorenzo Drive and Arnaiz Avenue in Makati, you and your special someone can savor Lucia’s authentic Italian dishes. Dine in for dinner from Feb. 12 to 14 to catch Lucia’s four-course Valentine meal. Dinner starts with an amuse bouche paired with Italian sparkling wine. Appetizers followed by beetroot cappuccino and parmigiano tuile while antipasto is a homemade burrata and tomato carpaccio salad in balsamic vinaigrette. Main course is a choice between a mouthwatering potato crusted baked salmon with roasted bell pepper coulis and spinach risotto and the succulent beef medallion with pumpkin and potato puree in truffle sauce. For dessert, choose between cherry walnut cheese cake or rich dark chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis candied nut. Lucia Ristorante is located at 02 San Lorenzo Drive corner A. Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City. For reservations, call 836-0023.

Diamond Hotel celebrates love

From Feb. 12 to 15, Diamond Hotel’s Valentine room packages make for an unforgettable romantic sojourn inclusive of massage for two or choose the package inclusive of lunch or dinner for two. Both room packages include breakfast buffet for two, unlimited wifi access, and access to the wellness facilities.

Corniche Restaurant offers lunch and dinner buffets from Feb. 12 to 15, inclusive of a glass of Moet & Chandon.

At Yurakuen Restaurant, enjoy eight-course Kaiseki set dinner menu, inclusive of a glass of Moet & Chandon.

The Poolside is the perfect venue for an al fresco date. Dine under the stars with your loved one with a six-course set dinner for two, a glass of wine. All ladies dining on Feb. 14 will receive a special gift.

For reservations, call 528-3000.


Create the perfect #CrimsonLove story in Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan or the urban cityscape of Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Crimson Filinvest City Manila from Feb. 12 to 14 with a Valentine weekend room offer inclusive of buffet breakfast, bottle of wine and chocolates for the ladies. 

The chef has prepared a savory buffet spread with international selection, aphrodisiac dishes, luscious chocolates and desserts in light of the occasion at Cafe Eight. 

At Tempo, with its elegant interiors, four-course menu prepared by our Executive Chef and a harpist is definitely a top choice.

Saffron Cafe will have a wide selection of International cuisine.  Azure Beach Club will be the perfect choice for the romantic yet more relaxed dining experience with a valentine set dinner with four courses.


Feel in Goldland Millenia Suites, where guest will be treated with much love to feel the vibe and romance with an overnight stay in a one bedroom suite with complimentary breakfast for two. A relaxing massage awaits the guests in the comfort of their own room. To cap the night, a special dinner awaits in Café Millenia. Complimentary shuttle service to the nearby malls is also included. Valid until Feb. 29.

Love, dine, unwind at F1 Hotel

On Feb. 14, make the evening memorable with the one you love with a romantic dinner in the Sound of Love Valentine concert to be held at Infinity Ballroom. The romantic atmosphere shall be complemented by the serenading voice of Vanessa Monot and scrumptious five-course dinner which comes with a glass of wine. Dinner starts 6:30 p.m. while concert starts 8:30 p.m.

Get to spend a cozy getaway in a Fort Suite, inclusive of in-room breakfast for two persons; welcome bottle of wine and chocolate sampler; Php 900 discount on the Sound of Love Valentine dinner; complimentary use of the gym and pool facilities; and unlimited Wi-Fi and/or internet access. Valid until Feb. 28.

For reservations, call 928-9888 or email [email protected].













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