Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

The Red Room at Marriott Café

It’s A 50 Shades Valentines at Marriott Manila

Anastacia Steel and Christian Grey come alive again as we celebrate love this Valentine’s at Marriott Manila!

Your relationship may go through 50 shades of love, respect and trust, come V-Day, yours should uniquely standout like the most controversial romance of Christian Grey and Anastacia Steele.

Again this year, Marriott Manila brilliantly adapted the best-selling novel trilogy by E.L. James into their Valentine specials to give you that daring, intimate and memorable affair.

Dinner for two with a view at The Deck, rooftop pool bar of Marriott West Wing

Dinner for two with a view at The Deck, rooftop pool bar of Marriott West Wing

Dine with your Mr. Grey
Like a true Mr. Grey, be on top of your game in a date under the stars at the hotel’s rooftop pool bar, The Deck. For Php 3,500++, have the most romantic 5-course dinner with a breathtaking cityscape view as your backdrop. Be ready to hear your own Ana Steele gush all night on every dish from appetizer to main course – that has a meat or seafood option, and until the dessert. It’s an absolute picture-perfect moment seen in movies.

U.S. Certified Angus Prime Rib eye with side dish at Cru Steakhouse

U.S. Certified Angus Prime Rib eye with side dish at Cru Steakhouse

Shots and Spanks cocktails at Cru Steakhouse and Greatroom

Shots and Spanks cocktails at Cru Steakhouse and Greatroom

Shots and Spanks cocktails at Cru Steakhouse and Greatroom 2

More shots and spanks cocktails at Cru Steakhouse and Greatroom

If a rooftop dinner is not your style, then be an old romantic with an intimate dinner at the multi-awarded Cru Steakhouse. Plush interiors, dim lighting, open kitchen with flaming grill and live music entertainment are few reasons why Cru Steakhouse is a favorite choice of couples. Sealing the deal, of course, is their exquisite menu of premium choices. Their bestsellers will surely captivate you such as U.S. Certified Angus Beefs in different cuts or a huge board with three varieties of steaks. Cru is also a good choice for healthy couples because of their Vegan menu, salads with organic vegetables and locally sourced seafood.

However, if you want an intensely satisfying treat, the buffet spreads at Marriott Café aims nothing but to please. Beyond the overflowing selections of international cuisines, fancy over tempting desserts in the “Red Room” – a delectable take on Grey’s playroom. It is filled with luscious varieties of chocolates, moist cakes, cookies, eclairs and macaroons. Buffet prices are Php 2,100 nett on lunch and Php 2,800 on dinner.

Make Me Blush smoothie

Make Me Blush smoothie

Sweet and Tasteful Fantasies
Swoon over decadent and sultry treats available the whole month of February. To get you right in the mood is the morning pick-me-up smoothie, Make Me Blush, made of fresh strawberries, watermelon and yoghurt. This Ana Steele inspired refreshment is only Php 275, available all day at Marriott Café Bakery. More lip-biting choices are also seen both at their Greatroom lobby lounge and Cru Steakhouse. Begging for attention is the Shots and Spanks drink list. Sip like Mr. Grey with their seductive cocktails in playful names like “My More”, “Cuff Love”, “Restrained”, and “Beseech Me”. Electric soundtracks from the movie will surround the lobby.

Premium Room with balcony

Premium Room with balcony

Valentine Room Package
Go big and go home to Marriott this season of love. Their Valentine Room Package starts at a special rate of Php 15,888++ for an overnight stay in Premium Room with balcony that looks over a vast golf course. More thrilling inclusions are 3-course in-room-dining dinner for two, bottle of wine, a guaranteed late check out of 3pm, and a bouquet of roses. Not to mention, other hotel facilities and wide range of dining options you can revel into.

Skip the “laters, baby”, and just freely celebrate love in so many ways at Marriott Manila. They made seats limited for an intimate affair so better make early reservations.

For reservations and inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit To keep up on the hotel’s latest offerings, follow @manilamarriott at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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Marriott Manila is one with LGBT in Celebrating All Kinds of Love

Why go with just plain red when you can celebrate the spectrum of Love?

Love Won Valentine at Marriott Hotel Manila

For February, Marriott Manila is taking Valentine’s Day in its most colorful form in support of the freedom to love who you love. Whether you’re raising a glass to all kinds of love or celebrating your independence, the hotel has prepared a colorful fete for you to partake.

If your appetite is as big as your love for your partner, Marriott Café satisfies your craving and takes you and your palate on a romantic stroll to a colorful range of international cuisines. Fall in love with their hefty spread of filling choices such as tiger prawns, prime rib, oysters, tepanyaki and foie gras with nimble chefs on standby to cook it the way you desire it. For only Php 2250 for February 13 lunch buffet and Php 2650 for Feb 13 and 14 dinner buffet and Sunday brunch, renew your love with each other in the Café’s “Make Room for Love”. Have the liberty to express affections through the do-it-yourself dessert corner and create rainbow connections with your own confections, to share with your bae.

Make Room for Love at Marriott Hotel Manila Marriott Hotel Manila Celebrates All the Colors of Love

The ideal mate deserves an ideal meal, don’t you agree? If you’re looking for a fancy treat, we suggest you fire-up an intimate dinner with your partner and indulge in the finest steaks and wine in the city at Cru Steakhouse. Don’t miss out on the Strawberry Semifreddo for a sweet ending that’s worthy of sweet sharing, available from Feb 13 to 14 only. A limited edition Valentine offer, this colorful treat is a combination of ice cream and frozen mousse with fresh strawberries molded in two hearts, a reinvention of the classic Italian dessert for only Php 450.

CRU Steakhouse, Marriptt Manila Hotel

Cru Strawberry Semifreddo, Marriott Hotel Manila

Are you a fan of Madonna but don’t have tickets to her show? You and your boo should swing by the Greatroom and get ready to party on the Madonna Madness in celebration of love equality. Take a sip or more of the Mad Mixes inspired by the Queen of Pop such as “Material Girl”, “Take a Vow”, “Vogue” and “Frozen” with price ranging from Php 290 to Php 350 only. And because the hotel wants you to experience the Rebel concert, revel with the hits of the icon of love equality with live performances on weekends for the whole love month.

Looking for a sweet gift for your partner or just an edible souvenir of your vibrant date? Make a quick stop at the Marriott Café Bakery to grab something for your love. Filling for your eyes and tummy, get ready to swoon over their colorful collection of cakes, cupcakes, cookies gelatos and French macarons available until February 14 only.

Love took a leap, conquered and won. Marriott Manila supports love equality and we want to celebrate all kinds of love for the whole month of February 2016. For inquiries, advance orders and reservations, call (02) 9889999 or visit To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

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Diamond Hotel Celebrates Love

Looking for the ideal setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Valentine's Day at Yurakuen Main Dining Area

Check out Diamond Hotel’s Valentine weekend offering with enticing culinary recommendations, charming ambiance and an overall enchanting experience.

This Valentine weekend, February 12-15, 2016, the hotel’s Valentine Room Packages make for an unforgettable romantic sojourn. Stay in a Deluxe Room for only Php 7,300 nett per night inclusive of massage for two OR book the Php 9,500 nett per night package inclusive of lunch or dinner for two. Both room packages are complemented with breakfast buffet for 2 at Corniche, unlimited wifi access for 2 devices, and access to the wellness facilities. Room packages for the Suites and Premier floors are also available.

Satisfy your partner’s food craving with specially prepared culinary dishes. For your sweetheart, Corniche Restaurant offers a Pre-Valentine and Valentine Lunch and Dinner buffets from February 12 to 15, 2016 for Php 2,980 nett per person inclusive of a glass of Moet & Chandon.

At Yurakuen Restaurant, partake of a splendid Japanese feast from February 12 to 15, 2016. An 8-course Kaiseki Set Dinner Menu, priced at Php 2, 480 nett per person inclusive of a glass of Moet & Chandon, awaits couples who want to celebrate their love.

The Sky Lounge on the soaring 27th floor sets you high in love from February 12 to 15, 2016 with an entertaining evening for only Php 500 nett per person inclusive of 2 standard drinks.

The Poolside is the perfect venue for a wonderful Valentine al fresco date from February 12 to 14, 2016. Dine under the stars with your loved one for only Php6,500 nett which includes 6-course set dinner for two with a glass of wine and a violin serenade.

All ladies dining on February 14, 2016 will receive a special gift.

For Valentine gift ideas, visit the Lobby Lounge and select from an array of luscious cakes and melt-in-your-mouth chocolates for your special someone.

Diamond Hotel's Valentine Heart-shaped Cheesecake

Heart-shaped cheesecake

Heart-shaped Macaroons with Raspberry filling 1-min

Heart-shaped macaroons with raspberry filling

Romantic Baked Cheesecake 1-min

Romantic baked cheesecake

Promotions may not be combined with any other discount or offers. Prior reservation is encouraged. Room package is valid for local residents only. Other terms and conditions apply.

For room reservations call (632) 528-3000 ext. 1141 and for restaurant reservations call (632) 529-3000 ext. 1121. Prior reservation is encouraged and room package is valid for local residents only. Promotions may not be combined with any other discount or offers. Other terms and conditions apply.

Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. For inquiries, please call (632) 528-3000 or email For more information on Diamond Hotel Philippines, please visit For hotel updates and special offerings, follow us on Facebook at and Twitter, Instagram and Youtube at @DiamondHotelPh.

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A Magical Couple’s Getaway to Dusit Hotels & Resorts

Stay at Dusit Hotels & Resorts

Escape into a world of Dusit magic where romance never ends. Indulge in an exquisite dinner under the stars or a relaxing couple’s massage, and all the pampering amenities designed to let you savour every moment with your special someone.

Take advantage of the Dusit Gold Valentine’s Special and enjoy a suite romance throughout the Month of Love.

Enjoy a special 30% off for any suite bookings now through Feb 29, 2016 by becoming a member of our Dusit Gold loyalty program. Sign up now for FREE on to take advantage of this limited time offer and a host of other Dusit Gold privileges.

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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.