‘Tis the season for never ending family gatherings, gift giving, endless lunches and dinners—the most wonderful time of the year is here. Marriott Manila has a lot in store for the busiest yet most joyous occasion, from Christmas hampers and treats to special dining and accommodation packages.
Deck the Halls with Sweets and Treats
Marriott Café gets in the holiday mood with a stellar selection of festive sweets. There’s no better representation of Christmas than gingerbread cookies, log cakes, chocolates, and the good news is these festive treats are available starting November 8.
Gingerbread has been part of the Yuletide tradition with its long history of variations. In Marriott Café Bakery, this popular spiced biscuit comes in the flavors classic and red velvet 60-gram Gingerbread Man (Php 65) and 715-gram Gingerbread Chalet (Php 780) hand-decorated with colored icing. Another variety of this Western treat takes inspiration from the Philippines, the 70-gram Gingerbread Carabao (Php 75) which is a hand glazed cookie with Belgian nutty dark chocolate. Indulge with a slice of the Yule log cake, whether it’s the Matcha Logcake (Php 850) with rich matcha mousseline, Strawberry Yule Log (Php 850) filled with strawberry Chantilly and coulis, or the Chocolate Buche de Noel (Php 850) with caramelized hazelnut that are all equally decadent. But if you’re longing for a taste of home, a Maracaibo Christmas Garden (Php 850) with Maracaibo chocolate diplomat cream, a dense and sweet Stollen Bread (Php 500), Dark Fruitcake (Php 550) loaded with mixed nuts, glazed fruits, and spices, Dundee Fruitcake (Php 400) or the Banana Loaf with Walnuts (Php 300) is the best dessert to end a Christmas dinner with your family.
The assortment of goodies doesn’t end there. Marriott has chocolate bars and crafted Santa sculptures made with the finest Swiss chocolate to make the perfect holiday presents: the handmade 75-gram Big Belly Chocolate Santa (Php 175), 220-gram Santa Claus (Php 430), 220-gram Nicholas Cap (Php 430), 220-gram Christmas Chocolate Bar (Php 350), 200-gram Milk Chocolate Coated Marshmallows (Php 200), and 140-gram Milk Chocolate Coated Matcha Marshmallows (Php 200) are all visually- and palate-pleasing treats.
Christmas dinner needs extensive preparations. There’s no time for getting stuck in heavy traffic, waiting in line at the grocery, and spending hours of cooking, or if you’re invited to a party but don’t have the time to cook, you wouldn’t dare come empty-handed, right? Marriott knows your holiday dilemma that is why they can do the heavy work for you.
They have a Holiday Turkey Roast (Php 6,600) and Smoked Bone-In Ham (Php 5,600) package. The first includes a 5-kilogram whole roasted U.S. turkey in garlic maple glaze and classic stuffing with two sauces in mushroom gravy and cranberry, macaroni and cheese casserole with bacon bits, sautéed baby potatoes with garlic confit, roasted organic sweet carrots in thyme and honey glaze, green beans and cauliflower cassoulet, chef’s garden salad, and walnut pumpkin pies. The latter includes a 3-kilogram smoked bone-in ham with two sauces in garlic gravy and pineapple, creamy whipped potatoes, sautéed Brussel sprouts in smoky bacon, roasted organic sweet carrots in thyme and honey glaze, corn on the cobb in garlic and herb butter, penne pasta salad with sundried tomatoes in basil dressing, and apple and pumpkin pies. Whichever you choose from the two, your Christmas dinner will surely be warm, filling, and memorable.
Good Tidings to Share
Share the Yuletide merriment with luxurious hampers crammed with the finest holiday delicacies and Marriott signature items. The Grand Hamper (Php 3,988 nett) is filled up to the brim with jamon, La Carreta Spanish Marisma Rice, Canyon Road Merlot, Marriott Signature Mango Jam, “Buko” Organic Coconut Spread with Sea Salt, Santa Hat chocolate, and Truffle Croquant Flakes. The Posh Hamper is stuffed with a Chocolate Nicolas Hat, Truffle Croquant Flakes, Marriott Signature Mango Jam, “Buko” Organic Coconut Spread with Sea Salt, and Hardy’s Nottage Hill. Whoever you plan to give these hampers to will definitely be delighted.
Home for the Holidays
Wherever you are as long you are with your family and loved ones, it’ll always be the best Christmas, they say. But in Marriott, they make sure that guest’s experience is always brilliant, so why not enjoy an overnight accommodation at the Marriott West Wing with these three packages. The Holiday Room Package starts at Php 15,000++ for a premium room accommodation and Php 18,000++ for a premium balcony with executive lounge access. Both packages is inclusive of Php 3,000 F&B credits per day of stay and may be used in any Marriott Manila F&B outlet and a Php 1,000 Christmas Train credits per day of stay, valid from December 1 to 31, 2018. The New Year Room Package A starts at Php 55,000++ for a premium room accommodation and Php 60,000++ for the executive room. This package is inclusive of two (2) SVIP tickets for the New Year Grand Countdown amounting to Php 17,000 each and a brunch for four (4) at Marriott Café. The New Year Room Package B starts at Php 88,000++ for the premium room and Php 92,000++ for the executive room. For the latter, aside from the brunch for four (4) at Marriott Café, it will also include four (4) SVIP tickets to the New Year Grand Countdown. The last two packages are valid until December 31, 2018 only.
Celebrate with Marriott
Marriott elevates the festivities by creating unique holiday experience for their guests. A life-sized gingerbread train will be showcased at the hotel lobby where you can take photos and buy delectable treats starting Php 65. Just a short walk from the main hotel, Christmas displays will illuminate the vast lobby of the Marriott Grand Ballroom.
“We never run out of food,” as they say in Marriott, so celebrate Thanksgiving with a dinner buffet on November 22 (6:30pm-10:30pm) for Php 2,800, a festive Sunday brunch starting December 2 to 23 (11:30am-3:00pm) for Php 2,750, Noche Buena buffet (11:30pm-1:00am) for Php 1,800, and Christmas Day lunch (11:30am-2:30pm) and dinner (6:30pm-10:30pm) both for Php 3,100, and New Year’s Eve buffet (6:30pm-10:30pm), New Year’s Day lunch (12:00pm-3:00pm) and dinner (6:30pm-10:30pm) for Php 3,100, all at Marriott Café. CRU Steakhouse will also have a bistro lunch (11:30am-2:30pm) on Christmas Day and New Year for Php 2,500. Amidst all the festivities, let us not forget the reason why we celebrate Christmas with an evening mass on December 24 (9:00pm) at the Marriott Grand Ballroom.
Want to have a grand New Year’s welcome? Bring your family and friends to the most awaited Grand Countdown 2019 on December 31 (7:00pm) at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Diplomatic Hall and enjoy premium cocktails, 5-star dining, and spectacular performances. Ticket for Gold is at Php 12,500, VIP at Php 15,000, and SVIP at Php 17,000. A mass will also be hosted on New Year’s Eve at the Diplomatic Hall exclusive for the Grand Countdown Party attendees and simultaneously at the Marriott Hotel Manila, Manila Ballroom (7:00pm).
Spirit of Giving
“Put people first and serve our world,” Marriott strongly believes in these values. This Christmas, give hope and help raise funds to the children from the Philippine School for the Deaf. Marriott encourages everyone to share their blessings by purchasing Marra the Panda pillow/blanket for Php 800. All proceeds from this fundraising event will jumpstart the construction of additional dormitories for the school for more indigent students.
For more information on Marriott’s Christmas offers please call (02) 988 9999 or visit www.manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, follow @manilamarriott at Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.