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Posted in Celebrations, Dating, Hotels/Restaurants/Bars, Rest and Liesure, Tourism by Erineus on February 13, 2009

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Experience a romantic world of affordable luxury and limitless indulgence in this season of hearts. Check out Genesis Hotels & Resorts Corp.’s managed properties that are strategically located in various lifestyle zones to suit your needs.

Have a fabulous Hearts Day at the brand new A.Venue Hotel Suites on Makati Avenue in Makati City. Be a world-class lover as you treat your special someone to an unforgettable, intimate Valentine get-together in a cozy one-bedroom suite for only P6,555 net per night and enjoy the following perks: complimentary buffet breakfast for two, special fresh rose for your partner, complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, special set dinner menu of your choice, and bottled mineral water replenished daily.

Also enjoy other perks such as newspaper in the room, use of the infinity pool and fitness center, allotted parking space overnight and late checkout the following day up to 2 p.m. with no extra charge.

The room package is available on Feb. 12-15.

Feast on the Day of Hearts and sample specially prepared Valentine dinner set menus at Granvia Café. The set menus start at P1,350++ per person and above, inclusive of a complimentary glass of red or white wine or champagne.

When in the Ortigas Business District, try out the Astoria Plaza on J. Escriva Drive. Enjoy a sweet break with your loved one as you nestle in the comfort of a one-bedroom suite for only P6,650 net, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two, a bottle of wine and a relaxing massage for the couple.

If you wish, dine on Feb. 13 and 14 at the hotel’s 35th floor and indulge in a five-course meal paired with wine and liquor for P1,299++.

Want to get away from city life and try something different? Hie off to cool Tagaytay City for that intimate Valentine weekend. Check in at One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites and avail yourself of cozy deluxe room accommodations, breakfast and dinner for two with a glass of wine — all for only P5,600 net. Couples who check in get surprise gifts with freshly baked goodies from Rowena’s Delicacies and a chance to win on-the-spot raffle prizes courtesy of the A.Venue Hotel Suites in Makati and Outback Steakhouse. The room package is available on Feb. 13-14.

Mount Malarayat Hotel and Suites welcomes its guests to its exclusive grounds in Lipa City, Batangas. Its renowned golf course and mountain range views provide the perfect backdrop to superb Valentine accommodations.

Have a private and intimate Valentine holiday in a deluxe room with set breakfast and Valentine dinner for two for only P4,800++ per room per night.

Bellarocca in Marinduque is in the pipeline among Genesis’ distinctly managed properties as it offers locals as well as foreigners the ultimate island getaway.

Bellarocca is located off the southern coast of Marinduque. Its luxury villas (most with its own infinity pools and Jacuzzis), spas, wellness center, and other resort-hotel amenities complete the luxury package that await the “rich and famous” in this island paradise.

The buildings are painted in immaculate white, perched on Bellarocca Island’s 300-foot cliffs and hilly terrain. This makes Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa a mirror image of the famous island of Santorini in Greece — with a big difference. Because it is a tropical island, Bellarocca, unlike Santorini, is luxuriantly green. Its arriving guests will approach the island in a dramatic way, on board a luxury yacht, beholding the island’s promise of luxury, relaxation, beach activities, and unadulterated “this-is-my-island” feel and excitement.

For more information, call (+632) 635-5588 or 634-3784 or check out all Genesis-managed properties at www.genesishotels.com.


Spend a romantic evening with your loved ones at the Executive Plaza Hotel. Avail yourself of the affordable rate of P2,800 net for double or twin occupancy with breakfast for two.

Ka Chika Coffee Bar and Restaurant at the lobby level of the hotel offers a romantic lunch or dinner date with the Drink of the Month — Love Passion Drink (P175), mesmerizing cherry strawberry with vodka.

Valentine temptations are tenderloin steak cooked in Forestiere sauce, sautéed and buttered mixed garden vegetables in season with steamed pandan rice, and grilled tuna steak with lemon butter sauce and buttered garden vegetables in season served with steamed pandan rice.

A special memorabilia exclusive only from the Executive Plaza Hotel awaits couples once they avail themselves of any of these Valentine specials.

The promo is valid for the whole month of February. For reservations or inquiries, call 523-1000.

The Executive Plaza Hotel is located at 1630 A. Mabini st., Malate, Manila.

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Valentine’s Day is big in Manila! Heart-shaped chocolates, petit fours and cakes with “I Love You” written in icing fill the shelves of the Peninsula Boutique at the Peninsula Manila. It is a day for sparkling glasses of champagne and candlelit dinners.

Whether it’s an elegant meal in Old Manila or your favorite pizza or pasta in Mi Piace, celebrate it with candles, wine or champagne at the Peninsula Manila and fall in love all over again.

Valentine gift ideas at the Peninsula Boutique are: miniature truffle box, P260++; small red box with truffles, P710++; medium red box with truffles, P820++; big red box with truffles, P910++; big chocolate heart with truffles, P1,050++; medium chocolate heart with truffles, P750++; and six-piece chocolate box with truffles, P350++.

For inquiries or orders, call the Peninsula Manila at 887-2888 local 6769 or 6771 (Peninsula Boutique).

What’s Valentine without flowers? Place your orders for the most beautiful blooms at the Peninsula Flower Shop (extension 3551).

Say “I Love You” with a romantic Valentine getaway until Feb. 15. Room rates are: superior room, P7,500++; deluxe room, P8,500++; grand deluxe room, P9,500++; and premier suite, P18,500++.

The package includes choice of buffet breakfast in Nielsen’s Restaurant or in-room American, Continental, Filipino or Spa breakfast for two adults and two children below five (poolside set breakfast for two adults and two children below five is available on Feb. 14-15, subject to availability);      aromatherapy massage at the Peninsula Spa for two adults (once per stay); three-course in-room champagne dinner for two adults;  medium box of Peninsula chocolates; special Valentine turn-down amenity; use of gym facilities and outdoor swimming pool at the Peninsula Spa; welcome fruit basket; complimentary local calls; and complimentary high-speed wired Internet access.

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Love is in the air. It’s the perfect time for couples to escape and rendezvous, and Hyatt Hotel and Casino, Manila is the ideal romantic urban hideaway, right in the heart of the city.

Renew the passion by spending a night in one of the hotel’s guestrooms. Book an overnight stay between Feb. 13 and 15 and enjoy a selection of value-added amenities.

Stay in a standard guestroom and enjoy such treats as welcome drinks at the Music Bar, daily buffet breakfast for two at Market Café, unlimited access to the Club Oasis fitness center, free use of the outdoor pool and choice of the Mind and Body Harmony or the Vital Point Balancing massage at the Spa at Club Oasis.

Book a Club Room and get all these added frills, plus exclusive access to the Regency Club Lounge, offering complimentary pre-dinner cocktails and all-day coffee and tea.

Guests who book a two-night stay will automatically be upgraded to the next highest room category.

On Valentine’s Day, make your way to a cozy table for two and enjoy the charming ambience and sumptuous cuisine of Hyatt’s Li Li on the fifth level.

A special eight-course dining experience awaits couples for only P2,288 net per person. Enjoy exotic Cantonese specialties, such as stir-fried diced beef tenderloin with sweet walnuts in XO chili sauce, steamed scallops filled with shrimp mousse, fried rice with assorted meat wrapped in lotus leaf, and braised cod fillet with minced bean paste.

Couples who avail themselves of this special set menu will enjoy free-flowing red and white or sparkling wines.

For bookings or more information, call Reservations at 245-1234.

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Diamond Hotel Philippines begins the year on a note of love by offering the perfect pre-Valentine date event.

“Sentiments,” a Valentine show featuring the King of Acoustic Pop Nyoy Volante, will delight lovers on Feb. 13 starting at 9 p.m. with an opening performance by Firm Session.

At P2,500 net per person, it is more than just a Valentine show. It’s a night spent in luxury at Galaxias at the 27th floor with soothing music, a glass of sparkling wine, cocktails and a fantastic view of the Manila nightscape.

Ticket holders may also avail themselves of 15 percent discount at Restaurant Le Bellevue on the same night.

Continue the romantic interlude into the evening and stay overnight in one of Diamond Hotel’s plush rooms. Rate starts at P5,500 per night in a superior room with buffet breakfast for two on Feb. 13 and 14.

For ticket inquiries, call 305-3000 local 1167, 1121, 1912 or 1905.

Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Boulevard Boulevard corner Dr. J Quintos st., Manila. For inquiries or reservations, call 528-3000 or 305-3000, e-mail at bizcenter@diamondhotel.com or log on to www.diamondhotel.com.

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Lovers, friends and families will find a range of options to suit their mood and fancy at InterContinental Manila this Valentine season. Cupid’s Valentine Nest, a made-for-love overnight room package for local residents, is available on Feb. 13 to 15.

For just P12,800++, stay in a Club InterContinental deluxe room, where a bottle of chilled sparkling wine and chocolate-covered cherries will be served in the room upon arrival.

The package also includes a three-course dinner for two at the poolside garden, rose petal turndown with a pamper pack of aromatherapy candles, massage oil and bath salts, breakfast for two in bed, a teddy bear and surprise gift and late checkout at 4 p.m.

At the Prince Albert Rotisserie, a four-course dinner inspired by famous lovers will be offered on Feb. 13 and 14 for P3,750 net per person.

Pay P4,189 net per person and in addition to the dinner, gain entry, plus a free drink, to the L.O.V.E. (Love on the Verge of Euphoria) disco party at One Ayala, formerly Where Else, on Feb. 13, from 8 p.m. onwards. The disco party will rock to the music of the 80s and 90s.

Couples availing themselves of the four-course Valentine dinner will be gifted with a pair of Valentine slippers each, a rose for the lady, a gift certificate valid for lunch at the restaurant, and products from Shiseido and Suriya Spa.

A sumptuous buffet of international and local culinary delights will be served at Café Jeepney on Feb. 13 and 14 for only P1,842 net per person.

Pay P2,281 net per person and also gain access, plus a free drink, to the L.O.V.E. disco party. Buffet diners will receive surprise gifts from Suriya Spa and Shiseido.

Love songs, wine and fondue for two set the stage for a most memorable rendezvous at Gambrinus Bar from 3 p.m. onwards. Live music entertainment perfect for romancing and reminiscing is on from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Another equally charming option is the three-course candlelit dinner at the poolside garden on Feb. 13 and 14. It is priced at P3,070 net per person. For P3,509 net per person, guests will be allowed entry, plus a free drink, to the L.O.V.E. disco party.

The L.O.V.E. disco party at One Ayala on Feb. 13 is priced at P750 net per person, inclusive of two rounds of drinks, nuts and chips. Groups of 10 can stay in a private lounge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Valentine sweets, cakes and chocolates will be on sale at the Jeepney Deli Shop.

For more details or reservations, call 793-7000 or drop by the Valentine Desk at the InterContinental Manila lobby.

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Make your heart melt with so much love at the Sulo Hotel’s Sweet Valentine offering on Feb. 13 and 14.

On Feb. 13, have a candlelit pre-Valentine eat-all-you-can sit-down dinner at Café Paraiso or avail yourself of the Sushi Bar’s “Japanese for My Sweet Promo,” a complete bento meal with appetizer buffet for only P1,200 net per head.

On Feb. 14, share your love with your special someone or with the family at the Café Paraiso’s buffet lunch and dinner with more than 50 dishes offering a fusion of Filipino, Western and Chinese cuisines.

All meals come with complimentary fresh red roses from Sunflower Flower and Gifts and special heart-shaped chocolates from Delicatesse Food Corp., plus a chance to win a romantic vacation for two in one of the finest hotels in Baguio City.

For inquiries or reservations, call (02) 924-5051 to 71 or log on to www.sulohotel.com.ph.

Column: Tourism
Source: Philippine Star
Updated February 06, 2009 12:00 AM

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