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Celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day at the Grande Dame

Happy February! This month is extra special as it contains two big celebrations—Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. Both are red-letter days for everyone. Families, friends, and couples, both young and old, are now making plans on how to best spend these memorable dates.

Manila Hotel's Champagne Room

Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room

Celebrate the Year of the Fire Monkey

Mabuhay Palace's mouthwatering dishes for its special Chinese spread. Families of four and couples can choose from set menus for only P2,288 Net.

Mabuhay Palace’s mouthwatering dishes for its special Chinese spread. Families of four and couples can choose from set menus for only P2,288 Net.

Do you believe in predictions? Well, there’s no harm in knowing what the year has in store. According to the forecast, 2016 will turn out to be a lucky year for those born under the Monkey sign—especially those whose births fall under the element of fire.

On Feb. 7, the eve of the New Year, Chinese lanterns and red flowers will adorn the halls of the Manila Hotel, the Grande Dame. Guests are invited to take part in the revelry of the Dragon’s Eye-Dotting Ceremony, replete with a special lion and dragon dance. In addition, world-renowned feng shui expert Master Joseph Kam Shing, together with his son Master Vittorio Chau, will share their forecast for the year.

Of course, the event will not be complete without the traditional nian gao or tikoy. This traditional treat is made from glutinous rice flour, which symbolizes longevity, progress, and a better life. Beautifully packaged in oriental gift boxes, these famous and well-loved delicacies are available for purchase at the hotel’s prosperity booth at the Grand Lobby.


There’s no need to fuss over Valentine’s Day preparations. Manila Hotel has everything covered and prepared just for its special guests. Honeymoon suites. Romantic dinner for two. Flowers. Chocolates. Fine wine. Signature massages at the Spa. Even Valentango, a romantic spectacle of live tango music and dance performances by professional tango dancers. These are but a few of Manila Hotel’s delightful surprises. “Make your loved one fall in love with you again on this special day. Celebrate love and happiness over a lavish Cantonese dinner prepared by executive chef Sun Bing at the Mabuhay Palace,  enjoy the eight-station buffet at Café Ilang-Ilang, or share a special six-course dinner by  executive chef Kinrad Walter under crystal palms at the Champagne Room,” says Dr. Enrique Y. Yap Jr., the hotel’s executive vice president.

Sweet treats for Valentine's Day

Sweet treats for Valentine’s Day

So whether you are looking to spend these events with your families and friends or escape to an urban sanctuary with just your special someone, make your choice the Manila Hotel.

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