Celebrate the Lunar New Year at these hotels

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If you’re looking for a place to ring in the Lunar New Year and looking to indulge yourself in lip-smacking Chinese cuisines, we’ve got you covered. Here is a compilation of some of the Spring Festival-inspired hotel deals that will surely lift your spirits and tickle your taste buds.

Century Park Hotel

To welcome the year of the pig, guests of Century may want to avail themselves of the sumptuous Chinese dishes to be served at the lunch and dinner buffets at Café in the Park, for P1,495 nett per person, today, Feb. 4. There’s also going to be an eye-dotting blessing ceremony at the Atrium Lounge. It’s a ritual that empowers the lion to bring attendees protection, good luck, health and prosperity. It will be followed by a lion and dragon dance, accompanied by drums and cymbals. For the finale, a grand fireworks display will light up the sky.

F1 Hotel Manila

Tomorrow, Feb. 5, at F1 Hotel Manila’s F All Day Dining, a bountiful lunch buffet awaits guests. Priced at P1,699, the buffet menu is created by the hotel’s executive chef, Angelo Timban. It features such dishes as black pepper crab, prawn with chili garlic, lechon macao and steamed lapu-lapu in sweet soya sauce. In addition to the variety of tasty Chinese culinary flavors, F1 Hotel Manila, which is located in Taguig City, will also treat its guests to a lion dance performance.

I’M Hotel

The Singaporean-Chinese chef Alfie Seah, who has more than three decades of culinary experience and has worked as a master chef in other hotel chains, is curating extravagant banquets at I’M Hotel in Makati City. A six-course banquet is priced at P1,688 nett per person, while an eight-course banquet costs P1,988 nett per person. Available from Feb. 4 to 6, each set dinner features seafood, meat and vegetable dishes that symbolize good health and wealth. The ingredients of those dishes, meanwhile, represent prosperity, harmony and health. One particular dish to look forward to is the Norwegian salmon yusheng, also known as the “garden of wealth.”

Luxent Hotel

At this Quezon City hotel, foodies will surely delight in the authentic Chinese dishes on offer not only this Lunar New Year’s Day but the entire February. Try their unlimited dim sum, rice toppings and hot or cold tea at the Lush Bar and Lounge, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., for P500 nett per person. At the Garden Café, a buffet of fine Chinese cuisines prepared by Luxent’s expert chefs awaits families and groups of friends. It costs P1,288 nett per person and is available from Feb. 4 to 10. On the former date at 5 p.m. at the hotel’s lobby, guests will get to see a traditional lion and dragon dance.

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Feng Shui master Joseph Chau will grace Marco Polo Ortigas’s celebration of the Lunar New Year on February 5. At 11 a.m., at the ground floor lobby, Mr. Chau will facilitate a Taoist ritual blessing ceremony the hotel’s guests are encouraged to attend, which will be followed by dragon and lion dance. Hailing from Hong Kong, Mr. Chau has been practicing Feng Shui for more than 30 years and is a globally revered expert. In addition to the ceremony Mr. Chau will lead, Marco Polo Ortigas is offering guests the opportunity to share their blessings through the gift of nian gao, popularly known as tikoy. It’s available in gold bar and round variants, starting at P798, at Lung Hin.

Midas Hotel and Casino

Midas Hotel and Casino offers a special Chinese New Year buffet tomorrow. For only P1,500 nett per person, one can feast on flavorful pork dishes, including spareribs, hakaw and pork asado, as well as a selection of other tasty dishes like the Chinese roasted duck, tausi chili garoupa, braised beef brisket and stir-fried xiao mien noodles. To further sweeten the deal, each dine-in guest who has availed of himself or herself of the buffet will get one angpao that contains a special surprise.

Pan Pacific Manila

Until Feb. 28, guests of Pan Pacific Manila in the country’s capital can avail themselves of Lunar New Year-inspired goodies and treats. These include small round tikoy (P388 nett), big round tikoy (P488 nett) and taro cake (P488 net). Those who love stuffed toys will be delighted to know that the hotel is offering cuddly stuffed toy pigs (starting at P788 nett). For a minimum of P2,500 single receipt purchase of products from any participating outlets, one can pick an angpao from the Prosperity Tree and take home exciting prizes as well as complimentary dining and room deals. Today, at 6 p.m., at the hotel’s lobby, there will be a lion and dragon performance.

Widus Hotel and Casino

Located in the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga, Widus Hotel and Casino is ushering in the Lunar New Year with promos and scrumptious food. On Feb. 5, guests can enjoy splendid gourmet dishes by the hotel’s seasoned culinary team at the lunch and dinner buffets for only P999 nett per person at Salt Resto. Have a relaxing staycation with family or friends or both at the hotel for rates that start at only P6,400. The hotel’s promotional package is inclusive of breakfast and lunch buffets for two at Salt Resto, complimentary welcome drinks, free use of gym amenities and swimming pool, and unlimited Wi-Fi access.