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Love is in full bloom at The Manila Hotel

Love, Exclusively at The Grande Dame

 

Woo her with fine wine, Ecuadorian flowers and a helicopter ride over Manila bay before sunset

Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his third wife 300 years ago. In 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the English throne to prove his love for two-time divorcee, American socialite Wallis Simpson. In Indecent Proposal, David Murphy (Woody Harrelson) agreed to his wife Diana (Demi Moore) spending a night with business mogul John Gage (Robert Redford) in exchange for one million dollars only to give it all up for a save-the-hippos charity fund in the end. In real or reel life, men have done the noble and the foolish in the name of love. What about you? What have you planned for your special someone in this month of hearts?

All That Romance

The Manila Hotel has everything planned out for you! This February, you can surprise your fiancée, wife or family with packages all tailor made to fit your budget. If you’re a Prestige member, your party can stay in the Grande Dame’s Sunset, Sunrise, Tower, Veranda or Intramuros suites (Php14,500 nett) and avail of the hotel’s “Nostalgia with Love” promotion. This includes breakfast for two at Café Ilang-Ilang, massage for one at the Spa, a bouquet of  flowers and pralines. The  “Grande Dame’s Heart” package (Php20,000 nett) offers, in addition, an evening of love songs with David Pomeranz as you enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the Tent City. Thereafter relax in a Superior Deluxe room and enjoy the hotel’s various amenities.

Love is in full bloom at The Manila Hotel

Love is in full bloom at The Manila Hotel

 

The Ultimate Valentine’s Gift

 For that “wow” factor, you can choose from two high end room packages. The gentleman who avails of the “Say I Do” package (Php500,000 nett) opts for class and an enthusiastic display of affection. Imagine an overnight stay in the newly refurbished Mac Arthur suite complete with his and hers butlers to wait on you while you enjoy your three-course private in-room dining as you converse over a harpist’s strings or a flutists’ notes. Surprise her with Ecuadorian roses at dinner’s end and a water color portrait,too! Romantic turn down amenities from the hotel’s skilled chocolatiers and personalized wine glasses are also available. Arrive and leave the hotel in style on board a chauffeur-driven luxury car for that extra “oomph” and you’ll surely get a resounding “yes” to your proposal.

Saccharine Surprises! Decadent chocolates and cuddly bears are available at the lobby.

Saccharine Surprises! Decadent chocolates and cuddly bears are available at the lobby.

 

Serenade your special someone with sweet music from a harpist.

Serenade your special someone with sweet music from a harpist.

 

 What would you give in the name of love? A box of chocolates, a piece of jewelry, a love letter, perhaps? For some these gestures will suffice but for a select few, there is no limit. Aptly called “Sky’s the Limit”, Manila Hotel’s ultimate romantic package includes a piece of heaven and then some. Whether it’s for a proposal, a romantic stay or a renewal of vows, this is the perfect package for you. An overnight stay at the luxuriously appointed Presidential Suite awaits the special guests who will have his and hers butlers on 24 hour duty. Amaze her with a 15-minute romantic helicopter ride over Manila Bay before sunset while your five-course dinner is being set up in the room. Drink champagne in your personalized wine glasses by Calligraffi as a harpist plays sweet music. Receive his and hers cufflinks and stud earrings from Jewelmer, a floral bouquet arrangement by renowned florist Rachy Cuna, bespoke perfume from Dior, made-to-measure modern barong from Jo Rubio, Ecuadorian roses, a valentine gift from Victoria’s secret, his and hers massage and a host of other extravagantly beautiful things including a Rolls Royce ride. A priest and pastor will also be present for a renewal of vows ceremony, should you wish. The price? A cool million.

Enjoy a ride over Manila Bay on board this copter provided by Air Taxi Ph.

Enjoy a ride over Manila Bay on board this copter provided by Air Taxi Ph.

If you’ve got literary or musical inclinations, you may want to join the hotel’s love letter and song writing competitions. Know more about the mechanics and the prizes in http://bit.ly/TMHLoveInPenAndPaper  and http://bit.ly/TMHLoveAndRhythm .

No matter the cost or lack thereof, the most important thing is to have love that is pure and true. Have a meaningful Valentine’s Day everyone!

 

Experience a one-of-a-kind month of hearts only at The Manila Hotel. Stay period is from February 1 to 28, 2017. For more information call +632 527 0011 or visit www.manila-hotel.com.ph

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Luck and Love at the Grande Dame

 

Happy February!  This month is extra special this year as it contains two big celebrations – Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.  Both are red letter days for everyone.  Families, friends , couples, both the young and old are now beginning to make plans on how to best spend these memorable dates.

 

Celebrate the Year of the Fire Monkey

Do you believe in predictions?  Well, there’s no harm in knowing what the year forbodes.  Based on the Chinese Calendar, 2016 will turn out to be a lucky year for those born under the Monkey sign –especially those whose births fall under the element of fire.

On February 7, the eve of the New Year,  chinese lanterns and red flowers will adorn the halls of the Grande Dame.  Guests are invited to take part in the revelry of the Draogn’s Eye Dotting Ceremony complete with a special lion and dragon dance.  In addition, world-renowned feng shui expert Master Joseph Kam Shing together with his son  Master Vittorio Chau will share their fortune predictions.

Know your fortune as told by Master Joseph Chau

Know your fortune as told by Master Joseph Chau

 

Of course,  this event would not be complete without the traditional “Niangao” or tikoy.  This traditional treat is made from glutinous rice flour which symbolizes longevity, progress and a better life.  Beautifully packaged in oriental gift boxes, these famous and well loved delicacies are available for purchase at the Hotel’s prosperity booth at the Grand Lobby.  Head on to the Mabuhay Palace for mouth-watering dishes with their special Chinese spread.   Families of  four and couples can choose from set menus for only PhP2,288.00  Net.

 

Big Love

 There’s no need to fuss over Valentine’s Day preparations.  Manila Hotel has everything covered and prepared just for its special guests.  Honeymoon Suites. Romantic dinner for two. Flowers. Chocolates and fine wine. Signature Massages at the Spa. Even  Valentango ( a romantic spectacle of  live tango music  and dance performances by professional tango dancers).   These are but a few of their  delightful surprises.  “Make your loved one fall in love with you again on this special day.  Celebrate love and happiness over a lavish Cantonese Dinner prepared by Executive Chef Sun Bing  at the Mabuhay Palace,  enjoy the 8 stations-buffet at Café Ilang-ilang or  share a special  6-course dinner by  Executive Chef Kinrad Walter under crystal palms at the Champagne  Room,” says Dr. Enrique Y. Yap Jr., the hotel’s Executive Vice President .

A romantic dinner for two while watching Valentango is something you shouldn't miss!

A romantic dinner for two while watching Valentango is something you shouldn’t miss!

 

Sweet treats at the Valentine's booth.

Sweet treats at the Valentine’s booth.

 

So whether you are looking to spend these events with your families and friends or escape to an urban sanctuary  with just your special someone,  make your choice the Manila Hotel.

Happy Hearts' Day!

Happy Hearts’ Day!

 

For room reservations and room promotions , please call 527-0011 local 1175 to 1178.

 

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