Last year, a good friend introduced me to Marco Polo. I can say that he’s gorgeous and chic, very kind and accommodating, warm and gracious. What more can I ask for? So I kept coming back to get to know him more.
Now, if only Marco Polo was a guy then we’re already like steadily dating for a year now but no I’m definitely referring to the 5-star awarded hotel in Ortigas, Manila.
A lot of people from my social media were asking why am I always at Marco Polo. I’m definitely not one of their ambassadors (although that would be very cool) or a shareholder (I wish) but there’s just something interesting in getting to know more about a hotel, what it can offer and the special experiences and memories that one can create with each visit. It’s like getting to know someone very interesting… Every conversation seems to be more and more fascinating, amusing and captivating. (Something that we look forward to experience every time we meet someone new, right?)
- AFTERNOON TEA WITH MY LADIES
It’s been a long time since I had a catch up with my friends Pam and Danica and it’s so nice to have just a relaxing afternoon with them. Both of them are very productive wives, moms and businesswomen. In short, we all needed the Afternoon Tea bonding that we had together. And to chat over a delicious set of afternoon tea delights at the Connect Lounge was just the perfect idea for a nice day off.
- MY SPECIAL NEW YEAR DINNER WITH MY GENTLEMEN
I’ve been wanting to have an intimate (heart-to-heart) date with my dad and brothers for a very long time now. Thank God that it finally happened last January 2. What’s the best way to date them at the beginning of the year? To let them indulge with authentic and super good Cantonese dishes at Lung Hin. (I want them to make busog while I talk, haha.)
It was a very special start for my year as I consider it as a break through just to be with them and to talk about things while enjoying every dish that were lavishly served on our table. Another thing that I love was how we were able to share about our goals for the year.
I also made sure to welcome them with something that they can keep – a personalized artwork with my painting on it, a verse that will encourage them, and a list of what I appreciate about them and pray for them all written with the artwork. I hope they liked it and I pray to have more quality time with them.
- MEETING NEW PEOPLE WHILE CELEBRATING CHINESE NEW YEAR
Experiencing a preview on how it is to celebrate Chinese New Year at Marco Polo while meeting new and interesting people were just the perfect combination. I had a very wonderful lunch over some of the Chinese New Year offerings at Lung Hin while getting to know another productive moms Mafae and Annalyn. (I’m surrounded with beautiful and productive women, yey!)
If you still don’t have plans for Chinese New Year today, celebrate it in a special way with the traditional and modern Cantonese culinary techniques by Executive Chinese Chef, Raymond Yeung. Enjoy the taste of authentic Yin and Yang set menus with your family and friends and take advantage of the symbolic glutinous rice cakes, special koi-shaped coconut flavored round cake and delectable golden pineapple pastry until January 31st.
The beginning of the year seems very busy as just after our traditional New Year and Chinese New Year comes the Valentine’s season! Are you ready for it?
I still don’t have any concrete plans for Valentine’s but being solo I want to make it special this year. Whether you’re single, in a relationship or married you can always make every occasion special…And here are just some of the options for us.
Valentine Offerings to surprise yourself (haha) or your loved ones with:
- Stay, Dine and uhmmm just spend the night together…
Overnight Stay in a Superior or Premier Room with breakfast and dinner for two at Cucina or have an exclusive overnight stay in a Continental Deluxe Room or Superior Suite with breakfast for two at the Continental Club Lounge and a Valentine’s dinner at Cucina. Or you can dine in the comfort of your suites with a special set up of flowers that will await you and your loved one for a more romantic suite Valentine to remember. (Sweet as!)
- Special Lunch or Dinner for two – yes please… (or bring along your other couple friends)
Dine and unwind for a delightful lunch and receive a special red rose with a heart shaped chocolate at Php 3,000 for two persons. Or opt for a romantic evening dinner with the same special gifts paired with two glasses of Rosé at P 5,888. Bring in three couple friends and enjoy a Valentine’s group dinner package that comes with a bottle of Rosé . (Group date.)
- Just Chill on Valentine’s
Enjoy a tapas buffet at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge with a Valentine’s drink for P2,600 on February 14 while enjoying a romantic evening with the Manila skyline.
- Ultimate Bliss / Spa Experience… (I might take this option but with the “who”?!)
Relax and enjoy the company of each other with Flow Spa’s 2 hour and 30 minute perfect pair package. A combination of body scrub, body massage and an Algotherm facial plus a serving of complimentary glasses of wine before or after the treatment. (Available for the whole month of February.)
So, what about you? What kind of memories have you created at your favorite hotel?
Let’s make every moment meaningful.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
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