Monthly Archives: February 2013

Why You Need to Take a Vacation with Your Family

Have you been working countless hours trying to get caught up with projects at work and you are just about burnt out and need some time off? Do you want to regroup with your family and take some time so everyone can rest and relax in fun city? Then you need to find New Orleans hotels so you can find the right room that will meet your family’s needs.  There are many hotels to choose from and you will find one that fits within your price range when you search for rooms online.

What to Look for When Reserving a Room

Has it been a while since you last reserved a hotel room for you and your family? If you haven’t taken a vacation in years, then you should know what you should look for when you are reserving your hotel room. You should look for the various types of amenities that the hotel offers that will help make your stay more comfortable. Does the hotel offer a shuttle service or continental breakfast? You should also keep in mind is that the price of a hotel room will usually be higher if the hotel offers additional amenities to their guests.

Relax and Unwind With Your Family

When you are planning your vacation, you will be able to figure out what you want to do with your family while you are spending time together. Do you want to go to the beach or relax by the poolside? You’ll also be able to go out to eat at fine restaurants that aren’t available where you live. You’ll have a relaxing time once you book all your rooms, flights, and rental car on a travel deal website.

Get Love-struck with Chocolate at Marriott Manila

What is it about love that it’s always associated with chocolates?

Head for Marriott Hotel Manila now and celebrate this love month with a lovely interplay of food and chocolate.

Loving and romantic couples can enjoy that perfect meal: attractive yet real, wholesome yet sometimes a little naughty, surprising but not startling. All elements can be found at Cru Steakhouse. While steak is the main draw at Cru, the dessert revelation is a marvelous night cap.  Try the dessert revelation (P600 net): a triple treat of vanilla, chocolate and raspberry ice cream flavors. This limited Valentine offer starts when the rich, hot sauce of dark Swiss chocolate is lavishly poured onto the dome. It is meant for sharing,  which will surely seal the date night.

Another option for a romantic evening can happen at the Marriott Café. Tasty buffet, for only P2,300 net from February 13th to 16th, the spread is made unlimited and extra endearing for Valentine’s Day.

To notch up the Valentine evening, get a Suite Surrender room package from February 9 to 16 and get billeted for a night or more in our executive suite with your honey to send sparks of romance for only P16, 000++, inclusive of a heartily-prepared in-room breakfast for two and with a flower set up.  What’s more? Get into the luxe life with an exclusive pick up and drop off experience within Manila courtesy of Jaguar!

As if this is not enough, step into the The Great Room located at the lobby and get artsy with our chocolate carving showcase the whole month of February. Sweetened with passion and hand carved with love, find inspiration from our chocolate carving exhibit featuring Valentine staples from hearts, cupids, couples, signature bag and a Ducati motorcycle.  Made of purely imported chocolate, these masterpieces are for selling too.

While at the Great Room,  better try the Valentine drinks. Bartenders proudly present the Chocolate Concoctions, also available the whole month of February for only P350 net. Made of lip smacking and thick chocolate transformed into a drink with a hint of alcohol, rev up your quiet time with our chocolate-inspired drinks: blended tiramisu, chocolate cherry bomb, and chocolate martini.

Really, there’s no other place to make your Valentine’s Day the best day, but at Marriott Manila.

For inquiries or reservations, call 988-9999.



An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City. Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40″ full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from weddings to gala dinner celebrations.

From Chateau 1771 with Love

Hey folks, it’s time to treat your loved ones to some place special. Head now for Chateau 1771 and experience fine dining at its best!

For the first time in twenty five years, Chateau 1771’s executive chef Vicky Rose Pacheco introduces her top picks for lunch and dinner set menus for the Valentine’s Day: a feast of light, fresh and festive for lunch while dinner features the rare French classics.

If you’re going there for lunch, check out the watercress soup with lavash bread and its relieving, sophisticated texture, truly heartwarming and oozing with revitalizing nutrients.

Then for the main course, try the seared U.S. beef tenderloin with blue cheese stuffing (P1, 300+), with grilled eggplant, zucchini, broccoli drizzled with roasted potatoes and fragrant roasted potatoes in olive oil, rosemary, and thyme, the 200 grams of pan seared beef laced with roasted garlic bacon sauce is brimming with juices and stuffing in every slice.

If you’re not into meat, go for the baked fish of the day (P1, 100+), grilled and made tender with lemon, capers, thyme, and almonds. Pair this with the risotto and add on squid, shrimps made tasty in chicken and fish stock then topped with butter and parmigiano reggiano as a tasty finish.

Chilean Seabass in Salt

Finish this hearty lunch with the white cloud melon sabayon, a refreshing dessert, lightly sweetened with poached meringue on whisked custard with melon and amaretto.

But if you’re opting for a romantic dinner date, a must-try is Chateau 1771’s hot French dinner affair. Start with a soup, Swiss brown mushroom vol-au-vent with greens, edible flowers and pomegranate dressing. Delicately baked and in-house made, the French puff pastry round shell is filled with a creamy mixture smacked with garlic and thyme then deglazed with wine.  For an intriguing and heartwarming full-bodied taste, try the Swiss browns or the baby Portobello as the star in this soup.

US Angus Bone in Rib Steak

Using a prime steak cut, the U.S. Angus bone-in rib steak with café de Paris butter (P2,600+), Duchess potatoes, and grilled ratatouille is every inch an irresistible meat from its cut to flavor. A ¾ inch thick slab of meat with the bone-in, it’s meant to be smothered with café de Paris butter spiced up with tarragon, rosemary, basil, and thyme with a spike of cognac.

Now, if you want your date to be something more exciting and out of the ordinary, go for the French countryside comfort–the Rougie duck leg confit (P2, 400+).

Rougie Duck Leg Confit

Another rare find, the duck meat is cured with salt, cooked in a special Dutch oven with the most-prized duck fat giving the flavor more depth and producing a velvety piece of meat. Get to taste a super tender meat that almost falls off the bones!


Chateau 1771 – Greenbelt 5 is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every Sunday to Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.n. for Friday to Saturday. For reservations, banquets and catering services, please call 729-9760 to 61 or (0917) 8626467.

Chateau 1771 is a member of the Chateau 1771 Group of Restaurants that include Sentro 1771 in Greenbelt 3, Sentro 1771 in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City and Café 1771 in El Pueblo Real de Manila, ADB Avenue cor. Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Sun Name Ur Number SIM


I know some people love to name their things. I have a friend who calls her DSLR, Bitoy. Another calls her car, Amanda. People love to customize and make their experiences more persona.

Sun Cellular’s latest offering lets subscribers choose their mobile number for free. This is another first in the market. Sun Name Ur Number SIM is a prepaid SIM. A customer may opt for a 0943-9-NUFFIE, 0943-8-ILUVNN, or any combination they want.

The good news is that the service is not only offered to post-paid subscribers but also to the pre-paid subscribers. Now, all Sun Cellular subscribers get to enjoy a more personal communication with friends and loved ones.

The feature comes with a Sun Call and Text Combo 50 load, valid for 5 days. This comes with 200 Sun text messages, 200 text messages to other networks, and 70 minutes of Sun calls. All these for only P59.

Head now to the nearest Sun retailers or Sun Shop and get your personalized number with Sun Name Ur Number SIM!