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Rainy day staycation at The Peninsula
AS MANILA slowly drifts towards the rainy season, one can’t be faulted for looking forward to cozy, peaceful moments indoors. And there’s probably no better way to enjoy the Manila thunderstorms than with The Peninsula Manila’s “Happy Rainy Days at The Pen” room package.
Here’s a list of the “Happy Rainy Days at The Pen” room package inclusions that will lift one’s spirits during a staycation on a cloudy day: a rainy-day retreat in a newly renovated Deluxe Room (or upgrade to a suite) with personalized service amid beautiful interiors (a maximum of two adults and two children ages five and below are allowed in a room); breakfast at The Lobby with local and international specialties like pork tocino, daing na bangus, and longganisa or pancakes, bircher muesli, and other treats one never really has at home; Peninsula Classic Afternoon Tea (that can be shared by two), served daily in The Lobby, accompanied by Martin Avila tinkling the piano keys daily at The Upper Lobby (Afternoon Tea for two may also be served in-room); and, surprisingly, ice cream on a rainy day, as adult guests who book the room package can choose two pints from The Peninsula Boutique’s new line of inventive alcohol-infused ice creams and sorbets (families with children can opt for two pints of icy milk, fruit, and nut-laden ice cream creations instead) which may be enjoyed in-room or at The Lobby.
Guests can enjoy Filipino-made welcome amenities for children and adults from Looking for Juan — an on-line social enterprise store that is home to socially-relevant and art-infused merchandise that is the result of years of collaborative efforts with Filipino creatives to promote children’s literacy, explore national identity, and broaden public awareness for Philippine art, culture, and the environment. For every confirmed stay, the hotel together with Looking for Juan will donate two books to children from underprivileged communities.
Rates for this July to August staycation start at P9,000 for a Deluxe Room, exclusive of taxes. For inquiries or further information on the room package, call 8887-2888 (trunk line), extension 6630 (Room Reservations), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the website peninsula.com, or through PenChat, The Peninsula Manila’s 24-hour e-concierge by using this link: https://bit.ly/PenChatFacebook.
Safe escapes at Lio Beach
LIO ESTATE Resorts is introducing its e-commerce platform for travelers who want to visit the resorts in El Nido. The new online scheme provides convenient booking, flexible rebooking and cancellation, and exclusive discounts within one website. Lio Beach embraces digitization as a vital step towards tourism recovery in line with safety standards, and simplifies the travel planning experience by showing only the best available offers, available dates, and travel requirements.
Ayala Land’s first sustainable township development in El Nido, Lio has its own airport which connects it to Manila and other destinations. It has grown into a self-contained beach community town with hotels, resorts, and commercial establishments along a 4.2-km coastline, as well as nature trails and lagoons supervised by certified environmental stewards.
Among the packages travelers can avail of online now are: the Huni Lio Travel Bubble Package (approved by the Department of Tourism), which includes end-to-end travel solutions such as pre-arranged RT-PCR swab testing, a dedicated carrier by AirSWIFT, a four day-three night stay in Huni Lio, and low-density nature activities under the “Be GREEN, Be Clean” Enhanced Care Program; the Casa Kalaw Leisure Travel Package, designed for solo travelers or small groups who prefer to explore at their own pace, it offers three day-two nighs accommodations, daily set breakfast, and free access to beach recreational amenities and activities (antigen testing is required for guests coming from Palawan); and, Work From Paradise Long-Term Stays, a special program which combines a beach setting and being connected to work. It follows a Travel Bubble format and includes lodging at Balai Adlao, roundtrip airport transfers, access to lounge areas, discounts on use of LTE pocket Wi-Fi, and use of Seda Lio’s swimming pool and gym.
Park Inn by Radisson opens in Bacolod
THE RADISSON Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental province. The family-friendly Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod is located within the SM City Bacolod mall, providing guests with instant access to extensive retail, F&B outlets, entertainment facilities and the SMX Convention Center.
The property features 150 modern rooms ranging from 25 to 49 sqm, including Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, and Junior Suites. All rooms come equipped with king or twin beds, bathrooms, and amenities such as bedside USB ports and free Wi-Fi. There are separate outdoor pools for adults and children, in-room spa services, a fitness center, and jogging path. The hotel offers guests a choice of four restaurants and bars: Arima, an all-day dining destination that serves a wide range of international dishes; DASH, the ground floor “Grab & Go” concept; Lobby Lounge, a casual café and juice bar; and Marapara Plaza an al fresco venue that specializes in comfort food and cool drinks. Guests can also visit Art Cove, the hotel’s gallery space dedicated to showcasing the work of local artists and photographers with regular exhibitions.
For corporate travelers and meeting planners, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod features three function rooms suited to a variety of events including business meetings, training sessions and media briefings, all supported by audiovisual equipment and professional services.
Radisson Hotel Group now operates five Park Inn by Radisson properties in the Philippines, located in Clark, Davao, Iloilo City, North EDSA (Quezon City), and Bacolod, as well as an upscale Radisson Blu hotel in Cebu City.
Hotel discounts for safe staycations
UNIVERSAL bank EastWest is making staycations more worthwhile for its credit cardholders through exclusive discounts and perks with its hotel partners. EastWest credit cardholders get access to special benefits across a wide selection of hotels:
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar — Offers 40% off on published rates on all Standard Rooms and Casas inclusive of breakfast for two, a walking tour, kalesa and tranvia rides, beach and swimming pool access, and Wi-Fi. Groups of four may avail of the Beach Perfect Packages which, on top of their corresponding rooms and standard inclusions, also offer the use of the beach cabana with P2,000 credits at Dapitan Bar, P1,000 dining credits at all major food and beverage (F&B) outlets, and P1,500.00 water activity credits. All guests are also entitled to a free appetizer for a minimum single receipt F&B purchase of P1,500.
Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort — Offers 30% off on its villas with breakfast, welcome refreshments, 24/7 butler service, and exclusive access to the resort and its partner facilities. Guests will also get 15% off on their total F&B bill at The Ambassador’s Reception and Nicci Pool Bar and Lounge.
Discovery Primea (for quarantine stays) — Offers a complimentary box of Tapenade pizza for guests who stay in an Executive Suite for a minimum of seven nights, while those who stay in a Primea Suite for a minimum of seven nights will get two Tapenade pizza boxes.
Taal Vista Hotel — Offers room rates for as low as P4,300 per night with a breakfast buffet for two pax and a welcome kit with face masks, sanitizer, and alcohol wipes. Guests can also enjoy a 10% discount at the Veranda and Taza restaurants for a la carte meals, as well as a 20% discount at the Veranda buffet on Saturdays and Sundays.
Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa — Offers 30% off on published rates on rooms inclusive of breakfast and roundtrip transfers for two people with a minimum two-night stay, topped with 10% off the total F&B bill and 10% off on Narra Spa services.
Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel — Offers 30% off on published rates on rooms inclusive of breakfast for two pax, as well as 10% off the total F&B bill.
Two Seasons Boracay Resort — Offers 30% off on published rates on rooms inclusive of breakfast for two pax, as well as 10% off the total F&B bill.
Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay — Offers an all-in four-day/three-night stay package inclusive of private round-trip air travel via AirTaxi.PH. Offer is inclusive of a stay at a Signature Beach Front Villa, daily breakfast for two, P7,000 resort credits that can be used for dining, AUM Spa, and Sports and Leisure activities, 15% savings on Sports and Leisure activities and AUM Spa, and 50% savings on selected drinks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at J’s Pool Bar.
The District Boracay — Offers a four-day/three-night stay in a Deluxe Room starting at P4,900 per night and includes breakfast, a massage, and a roundtrip transfer from and to Caticlan Airport for two. Guests can also enjoy 10% off on all F&B outlets for a minimum single receipt spend of P1,000 as well as 10% off on Upperhouse Spa services.
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort — Offers 30% off on published rates on rooms inclusive of breakfast for two pax. Guests can also enjoy 15% off on F&B, 5+1 on day tour packages, and 20% off on Amuma spa services plus a one-time 15-minute Amuma Sampler massage.
Bluewater Sumilon Beach Resort — Offers 30% off on published rates on rooms inclusive of breakfast and dinner for two pax as well as roundtrip boat transfers. Guests can also enjoy 15% off on F&B and 5+1 on day tour packages.
Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort — Offers 30% off on published rates on rooms inclusive of breakfast for two pax. Guests can also enjoy 15% off on F&B and 5+1 on day tour packages.
Acacia Hotel Davao — Offers its Deluxe Room at P4,500 per night inclusive of breakfast for two pax and offers 10% savings on the total F&B bill.
For more information on these hotel promos, visit bit.ly/EWBCreditCardPromos.