Celebrate the holidays at these fine hotels

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Hotels are making the Christmas season even more Christmassy with their awesome deals, discounts and treats, some of which are listed below. But hurry up, these festive offerings are for the taking for a limited period of time.

The Peninsula Manila in Makati City is holding a “Pen Days of Christmas” promo. For a minimum of P12,400 per night in a deluxe room, one gets the following additional benefits in return: buffet breakfast for two adults and two children under the age of 12 at the Escolta restaurant; complimentary Peninsula Santa hamper (one per stay); 20% savings off at the hotel’s food and beverage outlets (except at Escolta on Christmas eve); a special Christmas gift (one per stay, to be received either on Christmas eve or Christmas Day); complimentary shuttle service to nearby malls; complimentary use of the hotel’s fitness center, spa facilities and swimming pool; and complimentary Wi-Fi connection and local city phone calls. This promo is valid only until Jan. 10, 2018 (except from Dec. 29 to 31, 2017). Those who will book a suite can avail themselves of a 50% savings on a second room — superior room to grand deluxe room categories.

At the Shangri-La at the Fort, in Bonifacio Global City, booking a holiday staycation can save one as much as 10% on the best available room rate; the price starts at P8,550 per night. Besides the discount, an individual or family staycationing for the holidays are allowed the use of the gym at Kerry Sports Manila and outdoor swimming pools, as well as access to wired and wireless Internet services. The offer is valid from until Jan. 7, 2018, except on Dec. 24 and 31, 2017. Reservations can be made until Jan. 7, too. But if a family happens to be staying at the hotel on Christmas eve, its members cannot miss the delectable five-course dinner, which includes a glass of Imperial Piscine. The dinner is priced at P4,500 net per person. The following morning, on Christmas day, they can avail themselves of a four-course brunch, which costs P3,500 net per person and is going to be prepared by Nathan Griffin, chef de cuisine of the Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar.

Since Dec. 1, Hotel Jen Manila in the capital has started accommodating people who have availed themselves of the hotel’s holiday special offer — a stay at its deluxe room, and its attendant benefits, which include a buffet breakfast for two persons at the Latitude restaurant, a 20% discount on either lunch or dinner at the same restaurant, a complimentary shuttle to SM Mall of Asia (one of the largest shopping centers in Asia) and late check-out, until 3 p.m. The promo will last until Jan. 31, 2018. It will not be in effect on Dec. 31, 2017, though. But one can take advantage of a different but no less exciting promo: Countdown to 2018 at Windows by the Bay. That celebration includes unlimited cocktails and light bites, a glass of sparkling wine for toasting and music from a guest DJ. Registration will start at 10 p.m.

For the holiday season, Marriott Hotel Manila in Pasay City is offering a holiday room package, which starts at P12,888. This includes a nice mix of delights: premium room accommodation at the new West Wing; P3,000-worth of food and beverage credits per night of stay that may be used in any food and beverage outlet (Marriott Café, Cru Steakhouse, Man Ho, in-room dining, Still, Gourmet Express and Great Room); P1,500-worth of Christmas Train credits per night of stay; and a special nightly holiday turndown amenity. It is only valid until December 30, 2017, and one is required to use the promotional code H09 when making an online reservation. There is a special offer for members of Marriott Rewards, which is valid until Dec. 30. For every night of their stay in a deluxe suite at the West Wing of the hotel, they earn 2,000 bonus points. The required promotional code is M12.

Discovery Primea in Makati City is knocking 15% off the best rates for its Business Flats and Business Suites, and 20% off its Executive and Primea Suite throughout the holidays. In addition, guests checking in get to enjoy 20% off all food and beverage consumption, even a complimentary use of the hotel’s handy smartphones during their stay. The offer will last until Jan. 14, 2018, and when booking, use the promo code PXMAS. While staying at Discovery Primea, try the splendid Italian, French and Spanish cuisines at Restaurant Tapenade on Christmas eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s eve. If that is not enough, there is another restaurant at the luxury hotel, FLAME, where the executive chef Luis Chikiamco and his team prepare and serve multi-course meals that are playful, ambitious and sublime. Afterward, one can head to Terazi Spa for a 90-minute relaxing massage, which also entitles guests to a complimentary voucher for a full-body scrub.

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