There is still time to have dinner at Marriott Hotel Manila and enjoy the unique gustatory experience of Thai cuisine.
Join the Thai Dinner Party tonight, which starts at 6pm onwards.
The Thai Dinner Party is part of Marriott International Hotels’ bid to break the Guiness World Record as the The World’s Largest Thai Dinner Party.
The “Worldwide Dinner Event” takes place during Marriott International’s customer appreciation week. The event is also Marriott’s way of saying thank you to its best customers by treating them to a dinner bursting with flavors and a gift box filled with favorite Thai recipes.
The event is happening simultaneously in all chains of Marriott International Hotels to compete for the world record.
Representatives from the Thai Tourism Authority and Thai embassies around the world as well as media are expected to join in the festivities.Hotels, Marriott Hotel Manila, Thai food, The World's Largest Thai Dinner Party | Comments
by guestblogger, Nono Delid who blogs at Steel Connect
It’s not too often that you get to see in the flesh the NBA stars. Kobe Bryant came for a Nike event at Bonifacio High Street and went without us even seeing his shadow. When All Star Agent Zero, a.k.a. Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards came to Adidas in Powerplant Mall in Rockwell two summers ago, we had to carry our kids in our arms for a good one hour just for them to get a glimpse of him; all we saw were all heads of the other fans wanting and pushing in front.
So, Saturday, April 17 was a great day for us when we got our invitation to be among the select few who will meet and greet BJ Armstrong at Marriott Hotel Manila‘s Velocity Bar. Thanks to Michelle Garcia, Marketing Communications Manager of Marriott Hotel Manila for the invite!
BJ Armstrong (BJ stands for Benjamin Jr.), was a one time All Star guard (1994) who played along with the great Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the great Chicago Bulls during their first magnificent 3-peat run as NBA champions from 1991-94. Playing out of University of Iowa, BJ Armstrong was Chicago’s 1st round draft pick and 18th overall during the 1989 NBA draft. Standing at 6’2″ and playing point guard, he was directing the plays of the Bulls frontline, at the same time, dishing out treys in clutch plays. In fact, during the 1992-93 season, he was the three point king. After Chicago, he played for Golden State, Toronto, Orlando and finally went back to Chicago. His last NBA game was a memorable one, as he revealed in an earlier interview with sports analyst/columnist Quinito Henson. As a Bull once again, they played a road game in Detroit (Michigan), his home city. At present, BJ, as an agent, handles several players, including Derrick Rose, Chicago’s superstar and 2009 NBA rookie of the year. Interestingly, some of his Chicago’s lesser known teammates played in our PBA. His contribution to basketball, especially in teaching the young kids the foundation and fundamentals of basketball brought him here in here in Manila as a special guest of NBA Asia, to promote their Jr, NBA program where kids 12-14 years old are trained under the watchful and expert handlinng of their coach, Frank Lopez.
Frank Lopez was with BJ’s party last Saturday, and as the crowd zoomed on BJ, I approached him as he was sipping his drink alone. Dressed like an NBA referre, Frank says, he has worked with the NBA for many years now. He started with the Orlando Magic organization way way back, when Shaq O’Neal and Penny Hardaway were still there. They hold playing sessions at the Jose Rizal University gym and he’s ably assisted by past PBA stars, like Benjie Paras, Ronnie Magsanoc, and Elmer Cabahug.This week, they must have already chosen their top 8 players from among the pool of 40 players.
Another NBA man we met at Marriott’s Velocity Bar was a pleasant guy, whom despite his impeccable English accent and all, while conversing with the foreigner guests, we knew all along was a Filipino. His business card says Carlo Singson, the Senior Manager, Business Development and Marketing Partnerships, NBA Asia, Limited with office listed in Hong kong. Carlo was born and grew up here, studied high school in La Salle Greenhilss but finished his college degree in the US. When asked who so far is their greatest product in this Jr. NBA program, he mentioned Keifer Ravena, star of the champion Ateneo Blue Eaglets team and son of a PBA great, Bong Ravena of the Purefoods team. And oh yes, how could we miss Jama Mahlalela, the good-looking Director of Basketball Operations of NBA Asia, Limited who wooed the crowd with his dashing looks.
Back to BJ, he says he’s going back to the US in time for Game 3 of the Celtics-Bulls 1st round play-off match. When I asked his opinion on the chances of the East’s 8th seeded Bulls against the league leading top seed Cavs of King (Lebron James), he just raised a thumbs up sign. Well maybe, it as just for good luck for his beloved Bulls squad (who is a definite underdog), to prevent a 4-0 sweep by a team tipped to go all the way to the finals. But there’s one thing we both agree: it’s still going to be a Laker and Kobe’s year.
Here are photos for posterity’s sake.
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PASAY, MANILA – This Lenten Season, Marriott Hotel Manila adds an egg-stra special touch to the holidays. Celebrate with us and step into a blissful retreat with your family with lots of fun and surprises!
From March 29 to April 4, stay for a minimum of 2 nights for only $105++ per day and enjoy a daily buffet breakfast for 2 at Marriott Café. Avail of this offer and we’ll throw in 2 tickets to the Easter egg hunt activity for free!
Easter Brunch and Eggciting Hunt
Come Easter Sunday, April 4, the hotel will be jam-packed with eggstravagant offers. From 11am to 3pm, feast on a wide selection of local and international delights in a buffet at Marriott Café for only Php1850nett. In line with the season, the cuisine features sumptuous Easter specialties and a special dessert counter to give your meal a sweet finale. What’s more, you’ll also get a free entrance to the Easter egg hunt activity when you grab a bite of this buffet.
Kids will surely jump for joy for a fun filled and action packed activities from 2pm to 4pm at the Grand Ballroom. For only Php500nett, kids can enter a world of barnyard-inspired Easter Egg hunt and play with bouncy inflatable’s, participate in egg hunting, egg painting, magic tricks, face painting and other activities in store for them. Treats from Monterey and Magnolia Chicken plus goodie bags filled with Hershey’s, Orion Chocopie, Sipahh straw, Total Girl Magazine and Star Paper Stationary are sure to be a sweet surprise too.
As Easter is a time for the family, Marriott Hotel Manila is the best place to spend it in.
Marriott Hotel Manila is set in the world class tourism complex of Resorts World Manila. Ideally located in Newport City across NAIA Terminal 3 the hotel is merely a 15-minute drive from Bonifacio Global City and Makati Business District. Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest rooms that offers luxurious bedding, high-speed internet, 40″ full high definition LCDs with IPTV and the new remote jack pack plug-and-play system. Hotel facilities include Quan spa, 6 meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom, 5 superb restaurants, outdoor pool and a health club. For inquiries and reservations, call 988-9999 or visit www.marriott.com/mnlap
PASAY, MANILA – Sundays have always been set aside as a day of relaxation, an opportunity to re-energize and to spend time with loved ones. This is why Marriott Hotel Manila is proud to introduce its Sunday Champagne Brunch at Marriott Cafe, a day made up of delectable food, free-flowing champagne, sparkling wines, and fun-filled activities for children.
Every Sunday, from 11:30am to 3:00pm, Marriott Café will feature a smorgasbord of international cuisine, such as fresh seafood on ice, delicious dim sum, Chinese BBQ with Peking duck, delightful salad selections, and carving lights with prime rib. Afterwards, indulge in sinful desserts, scrumptious artisan breads, a chocolate fountain, and more!
For Php2200nett, guests can savor the Champagne Brunch, with free flowing Moet Chandon champagne and a selection of quality sparkling wines. Guests can also choose to enjoy the brunch with unlimited sodas, iced tea, coffee, and tea for only Php1650nett. Children below 12 years old get in for Php825nett, while children below 6 years old get in for free.
Marriott Café’s bright and modern interior offers a distinctive atmosphere for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Crisp service and balanced design create the perfect ambiance above all others. What’s more is the children corner at the hotel lobby that features kid’s activities, clowns, magic’s, face painting, and balloon twisting.
Marriott Café is located at the Ground Floor of Marriott Hotel Manila, located across NAIA Terminal 3. For more information and reservation, call (632)988-9999 or visit www.marriott.com/mnlap.
ABOUT MARRIOTT HOTEL MANILA:
Marriott Hotel Manila is set in the world class tourism complex of Resorts World Manila. Ideally located in Newport City across NAIA Terminal 3 the hotel is merely a 15-minute drive from Bonifacio Global City and Makati Business District. Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest rooms that offers luxurious bedding, high-speed internet, 40″ full high definition LCDs with IPTV and the new remote jack pack plug-and-play system. Hotel facilities include Quan spa, 6 meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom, 5 superb restaurants, outdoor pool and a health club.
While there, perhaps you’d also like to check out their Quan Spa for some rejuvenation and relaxation.;)
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