Giant Easter egg under development at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Culture Spotlight

Think outside the egg: here's what's happening in Manila's hotels for Easter break

Check out Manila’s biggest chocolate Easter egg, have a hearty seafood feast, enjoy Pinoy street food, or have some good ‘ol massage. You can do these in hotels around the city.
ANCX | Apr 18 2019

City of Dreams Manila

Diverse offerings await families this Holy Week at the City of Dreams. Sweets lovers can savor the indulgent treats at Chocol8 until April 21, including the unique handcrafted Easter chocolates by Head Chocolatier Tweet Obsequio. Café Society also has an array of Easter themed cakes and pastries available until April 21.

For Easter and the rest of the month, Nobu Manila is highlighting an eight-course Omakase for Php 5,600++ per person. On Easter Sunday, from 6 pm to 9 pm, guests are in for a night of great music at The Garage, with performances by Pia Diamante, and former lead vocalist of Freestyle band, Jinky Vidal. To complement the musical experience are dining options from more than 10 food trucks and trailers, with VR (virtual reality) activities. For Php 990 per person, guests can avail of free-flowing drinks for three hours.

Café Society's Easter sweet creations include Lemon Bunny Cakes, Easter Bunny Coconut Carrot Cake, and Easter Egg Cookies

Holiday seekers could also avail of Nobu Hotel’s “Easter Break” packages—an overnight accommodation that starts from Php 13,188 or a two-night stay that starts from Php 23,388. The package includes a complimentary breakfast for two at Nobu Restaurant; a special turndown amenity; and a choice between two DreamPlay “Easter Eggstravaganza” tickets on Easter Sunday, or three DreamPlay tickets and four VR Zone tickets to be used during the guests’ stay dates. Booking period is ongoing until April 20.

For the month of April and May, Nobu Spa highlights its summer pampering sessions with specialized treatments to choose from. The Summer Couples’ Retreat (Php 7,550) features a 40-minute Soothing Dr. Babor Facial and a 80-minute Yin Yang Couples’ Massage.

For inquiries, call 800-8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.

 

Other ways to enjoy the Easter break:

 

Diamond Hotel Philippines

Kids are in for a fun Easter Day celebration with Diamond Hotel Philippines’ costume party dubbed “Easter Spectacle: Kids’ Party on Parade” on April 21, from 10 am to 2 pm. Tickets are available at Php1,000 nett per person inclusive of a take-home snack box. In the grand costume parade, children in their most creative costumes will get a chance to win prizes, including an Apple Watch Series 4.

There will also be face painting, glitter tattoo, and booth activities at Corniche, a meet and greet with Easter characters, musical performances, and a magic show at the Diamond Ballroom. An array of snacks such as freshly baked cookies, hotdog in a bun, spaghetti and chicken combo will be available for sale at the Ballroom foyer. Diamond Indulgence Cardholders are entitled to Php100 off on the ticket price, maximum of 4 tickets only for purchase. For ticket inquiries call 528-3000 ext. 8461 or buy online at onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com. 

Premier King Room

Families may also choose to book the Easter Staycation Package until April 21. Rate starts at Php 6,500 nett for an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room inclusive of one free ticket (per room, per stay) to the Easter event on April 21. 

For those who simply want to relax in the comfort of their own guestroom, the Easterrific Getaway Package is available until April 21 starting at Php5,500 nett for an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room. Both room packages include a buffet breakfast for two at Corniche, wifi access, use of the Health Club and Spa, access to the swimming pool, 30% discount in all dining outlets (except in-room service, minibar and alcoholic beverages), and 20% discount on massage and laundry. A weekend shuttle service can take you to and from famous historical places or nearby shopping centers.

When you book via diamondhotel.com, use the promo code: EASTAY for the Easter Staycation Package and GTAWAY for the Easterrific Getaway Package. For room reservations, call 528-3000 ext. 1141.

 

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Enjoy a well-deserved break with Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s special stay package available until April 28, with rates starting at Php 6,400. Complimentary services include use of indoor temperature-controlled swimming pool on Level 22. Foodies are in for a treat this Easter with special selections from Cucina and Café Pronto—from a filling family lunch to sweet Easter-themed goodies.

Easter Surprises at Cafe Pronto

On Easter Sunday, A Nautical Adventure awaits both the young and young-at-heart. Navigate the friendly seas with magic, arts and crafts, and games.

For more information about Marco Polo Ortigas Manila and its ongoing promotions, contact (632) 720-7777 or check out www.marcopolohotels.com and the hotel’s official social media accounts: facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila and @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Celebrate Easter weekend with a hearty feast at Spiral, including French oysters from L’Ecailler, pan-seared foie gras and shrimp flambé with Pernod from the French Stove, beef prime ribs from the Churrasco, murgh dum biryani from the North Indian Atelier, peking duck rolls from the Peking Duck Oven, and bunny chirashi and spider maki from the Japanese atelier. Then, indulge in sweet treats including bunny lollipops and chocolates from La Patisserie.

The highlight of the afternoon is the unveiling of Manila’s biggest chocolate Easter egg. Measuring 3 ft by 2 ft, the chocolate shell is made of 17 kg Belgian dark chocolate and is filled with 10 kg assorted candies; 20 kg Easter animal goodies made of dark, white and milk chocolates; and 20 kg of the much-loved Sofitel cookies in festive colors. Kiddie sweetheart Jordan Lim, together with his aunt, actress Karla Estrada will join the celebration to officially crack open the giant chocolate Easter egg to reveal its surprises. There will also be live musical performances, colorful animations, children’s activities. A visit from the Easter Bunny bearing special treats await the young ones.

Easter brunch is set at Php4,500 nett inclusive of free-flowing champagne while dinner is set at Php3,500 nett inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine or iced tea.

Sunset Bar barbecue buffet

The Sunset Bar offers other dining options:

• An Easter Barbecue Special is available on April 20 at Php2,700 nett per adult and Php1,350nett per child.

• A la carte specialties and a complimentary fruit platter can be enjoyed at Canopy Dining by the Bay for a minimum of 2 persons and maximum of 4 persons. Fun games and activities are in store for the young ones. Poolside canopy dining is available at 10 am to 10 pm from April 18 to 21.

• Stationed at the Poolside are myriad food stalls with grilled offerings like burgers and Hungarian sausages; Filipino street fare favorites like turon, fishballs and kikiam; sweet delights like ice cream and halo-halo; and refreshing drinks like coconut juice and lemonade. Food stalls at the poolside are available at 12 nn to 7 pm from April 18 to 21.

Le Bar seafood platter

Indulge in a seafood feast at Le Bar at Php2,400 nett. Enjoy oysters, mussels, shrimp and maya-maya either boiled and topped with lemon wedges and cocktail sauce for a refreshing twist or baked with cheese and garlic butter for a savory take. Le Bar’s feast is available from April 15 to 21, 11 am to 9 pm.

• Avail of limited edition VIP chocolate Easter eggs containing an assortment of 6 luscious pralines at Le Bar’s Galette for Php1,800 nett.

For Restaurant reservations and inquiries, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.

Family Suites Bedroom

Room rates start at Php8,000+++ per night for a minimum of a two-night stay. Package includes breakfast for two (2) adults and two (2) children (11 years old and below) at Spiral, complimentary in-room family movies, 10% discount on food at Snaps Sports Bar and Le Bar, 25% discount on Le Spa massage treatments, one session of Resolift face treatment for one person at Vietura, La Boutique cash voucher worth Php500.00, and two (2) tickets to Bricks and Blocks: An Easter Egg Hunt Adventure. For reservations and inquiries on room packages, call +63 2 573 5555 or email H6308@sofitel.com.