It’s the season of festivities, from endless family gatherings and get-togethers to countless lunches and dinners. Marriott Manila has got you covered for the busiest yet most wonderful time of the year, from Christmas hampers and sweet treats, a scrumptious on-the-go feast ideal for Noche Buena, holiday staycation packages to grand and flavorful gatherings!
Festive Treats for Everyone
Cake in can makes the perfect go-to gift this holiday season. This can of happiness comes in various flavors such as Carrot Cake in Can (Php 550), a dense and moist pound cake generously topped with mascarpone flavored cream cheese frosting, and crunchy bits of caramelized walnuts. If you are looking for something more sinful and indulgent, try the Chocolate Fudge Cake in Can (Php 550), a chocolate moist cake with salted caramel Belgian dark chocolate ganache, strawberry confit, and chocolate cocoa glaze. If you’re craving for a taste of home, there’s the traditional Dark Fruit Cake in Can (Php 450) covered with fondant and loaded with mixed nuts, glazed fruits, and four kinds of spices or the Banana Bread with Walnuts in Can (Php 450), the Marriott signature moist, sweet cake-like quick bread.
How does edible Christmas Baubles sound like? These baubles are not for the eyes only, Marriott Café Bakery has opulent 120g Christmas Baubles (Php 300), truffles filled with salted caramel, strawberry or pistachio ganache and 30g Holiday Hemispheres (Php 70 for a set of 2) which are hollowed milk and white Belgian chocolates. There’s also a Christmas Praline Selection (Php 550 for a box of 9), an elegant box filled with Manila Marriott’s homemade Belgian chocolates, and 120g Christmas Chocolate Blocks (Php 300), hand-decorated Belgian milk or dark chocolate.
It isn’t Christmas without gingerbread. The smell of mixed spices creates a sensation of warmth. In Marriott Café Bakery, this popular spiced biscuit comes in a 715g Gingerbread Chalet (Php 780), hand-decorated with snow-covered roof peak, arched door, and candy icing decorations, a 60g Gingerbread Man (Php 65), and a local version of the treat, a 70g Gingerbread Carabao (Php 90).
What better way to spend the Yuletide mornings with a cup of coffee, tea or warm milk, and a slice of spiced bread filled with glazed fruits and raisins such as the sticky-sweet 350g Cinnamon Wreath (Php 300), 350g Pecan Maple Leaf (Php 300) studded with pecans and maple frosting, the 250g Christmas Raisin Bread (Php 300) and, the dense and sweet 500g German Christmas Stollen (Php 500), a holiday staple in its native Dresden filled with sweet almond.
Indulge in rich and decadent chocolate cakes with a hint of citrus flavors such as the Lemon Hazelnut Praline (Php 900) which is a hazelnut sponge, chocolate mousse, lemon cremeux, lemon praline cake, and crispy praline feuilletine and the Mango Vanilla Gianduja (Php 900) with Gianduja mousse, vanilla Chantilly, mango jelly, mango cream, chocolate crumble, and Gianduja sponge. If you’re more of the dark chocolate person, the Chocolate Buche de Noel (Php 900), a chocolate genoise roulade, dark chocolate ganache, mascarpone vanilla butter cream, and meringue mushrooms is the perfect cake to dig in. Matcha lovers will be over the moon with the Maracaibo Green Tea (Php 900) with green tea sao palme cream, mascarpone cream, mango jelly, Maracaibo sponge, and chocolate croquantine. Apart from the sinful treats, there’s also a healthier and a more environmentally friendly way to enjoy desserts, the Carabao Cheesecake (Php 2,200) uses locally-sourced carabao milk with graham crust topped with seasonal local fruits.
Make way for more Christmas-themed chocolates such as the 90g Santa Claus in Sleigh (Php 250), 75g Chocolate Christmas Tree (Php 220), 75g Big Belly Chocolate Santa (Php 220), and 90g Chocolate Christmas Elements (Php 250) in dark, milk, and white Belgian chocolates. Don’t miss out on the chewy 100g Holiday Nougat Bites (Php 250) made with honey, roasted nuts, chopped candied fruit, the perfect gift for family and friends. Start filling up your Christmas baskets with these treats until December 26, 2019!
Celebrate at Home or Wherever
Bring home or take these impressive holiday feast package on your holiday celebrations! The Whole Roasted Turkey (Php 6,680 nett) and Smoked Bone-In Ham (Php 5,700 nett) package that comes with sides dishes are perfect for 10 to 12 persons! 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, penne and mushroom in alfredo cream, creamy whipped potatoes, sautéed carrots and baby corn, green beans and pumpkin fricassee, organic garden salad, homemade signature pies, and walnut and pumpkin pies. The latter includes a 4-kilogram smoked bone-in ham with two sauces in garlic gravy and pineapple, herb and pine nuts rice pilaf, sautéed carrots sand baby corn, corn on the cobb in garlic and herb butter, penne pasta salad with sundried tomatoes, basil dressing, homemade signature pies, and apple and pumpkin pies. Whichever you choose from the two, your holiday feasts will surely be warm, filling, and memorable. Orders should be placed for a minimum of 48 hours. Packages are available until January 1, 2020.
You’ve got a long Christmas gift list, but don’t know what to give? Manila Marriott’s festive hampers is the answer to your dilemma. Choose from a Grand Hamper (Php 4,888++) with a choice of Canyon Road Merlot, Chardonnay or Zonin Proseco, Ground Coffee (120g) or Organic Green Tea, Ceramic Mug and Metal Insulated Tumbler, Gingerbread Man Cookie, Big Belly Chocolate Santa, Christmas Chocolate Blocks, Fruitcake in Can, and a Christmas Praline Selection (box of 90). There’s also the Deluxe Hamper (Php 3,688++) with a choice of Canyon Road Merlot or Chardonnay, Ground Coffee (120g) or Organic Green Tea, Ceramic Mug or Metal Insulated Tumbler, Gingerbread Man Cookie, Big Belly Chocolate Santa, Christmas Chocolate Blocks, and Banana Bread in Can. But if you’re the type who loves to customize your gift, you can also create your hamper and fill it with handpicked items from Marriott Café Bakery. All of these are available until January 1, 2020.
Feast Not to Be Missed
The holidays is about the spending time with your loved ones and catching up over a hefty feast! Celebrate the festive season with good food at Manila Marriott. Come together for a Thanksgiving Dinner (6PM to 10:30PM) on November 28 for Php 2,900 at Marriott Café. Gather for the Festive Sunday Brunch 2.0 (11:30AM to 3PM) at the Marriott Café on December 1 for Php 3,500 and December 8, 15, and 22 for Php 3,100. On Christmas Day, savor a flavorful feast with a Christmas Eve Dinner (6PM to 10:30PM) for Php 3,300, Noche Buena Buffet (11:30PM to 1AM) for Php 1,900, Christmas Day Lunch (12AM-3PM) for Php 3,300, and Christmas Day Dinner (6PM to 10:30PM) for Php 3,300. Welcome the year 2020 with a New Year’s Eve Dinner (11:30PM to 1AM) for Php 3,300, New Year’s Day Lunch (12PM-3PM) for Php 3,300, and New Year’s Day Dinner (6PM to 10:30PM) for Php 3,300. Apart from festive gatherings, join the evening mass on December 24 (9PM) and 31 (7PM) at the Manila Ballroom of Marriott Hotel Manila.
Adding to the excitement is Spot Santa! Keep a close watch because Santa Clause will be dropping by at Marriott Café during Karneval Sundays and on Christmas Day for an exclusive photo opportunity from December 8, 15, 22, and 25 (12PM, 1:45PM, and 2:30PM)
Wherever you are as long you are with your family and loved ones, it’ll always be a Christmas to remember, but what can make it even better? A luxurious overnight stay at a five star hotel! The Holiday Room Package starts at Php 18,888++ for a Premium Balcony room and Php 21,888++ for an Executive Room. Both packages is inclusive of an Executive Lounge Access, Php 3,000 F&B credits per day of stay and may be used in any Marriott Manila F&B outlet and Christmas Train, valid from December 1 to 30, 2019. The New Year Room Package starts at Php 55,888++ for a Premium Balcony and Php 57,888++ for the Executive Room. Both packages is inclusive of two (2) VIP tickets for the New Year Grand Countdown party valued at Php 18,000 each, an Exclusive Lounge Access, Php 3,000 F&B credits per day of stay and may be used in any Marriott Manila F&B outlet and Christmas Train, valid on December 31, 2019.
Grand New Year’s Celebration
If you still don’t have anything planned this coming New Year, save-the-date and catch the most awaited Grand Countdown 2020 on December 31 (7PM) at the Marriott Grand Ballroom and enjoy premium cocktails, 5-star dining, and spectacular performances. Younger party goers will also love our Grand Countdown Kid’s Zone where they can do crafts, watch movies, make s’mores, and enjoy other kid-friendly activities. Ticket for Gold is at Php 15,000, VIP at Php 18,000, and SVIP at Php 20,000. A mass will also be hosted on New Year’s Eve at 6PM at the Diplomatic Hall exclusive for the Grand Countdown Party attendees while the dinner and show starts at 7PM. Seats fill up fast, so make your reservations now.
A Gift that Gives Back
Share the joy of Christmas! With every purchase of each handknit toy made by the women in Ifugao region at Php 750 (Jack, Tutti, and Snooch) and Php 500 (Bella), you aid in spreading the hope by raising funds for Save the Children.
For more information on Marriott’s Christmas offers please call (02) 8988 9999 or visit www.manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, follow @manilamarriott at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.