This Valentine’s Day, give your special someone the romantic staycation she deserves!
Here are some special staycation deals being offered by hotels…
1. SOFITEL MANILA
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila presents a gastronomic feast centered in love and romance as it presents Make Me Melt this Valentine’s Day 14th of February 2019. A fusion of love and flavors, Spiral celebrates chocolate indulgence featuring a sumptuous feast of chocolate infused dishes. Experience a one of a kind culinary journey as Spiral’s artisan chefs skillfully create dishes expressing love, romance and sweetness.
Sweetness makes everything lighter as our culinary artisans prepare an unconventional yet exciting twist as they present a chocolate fusion of dishes for a gastronomic journey on the day of love. Have a taste of Takoyaki balls served with chocolate mayonnaise sauce in the Japanese Atelier. Excite your gastronomic curiosity as your favourite sushi rolls gets a sweet touch with a Dragon roll avocado chocolate and mayonnaise sauce. Be fond of a chocolate twist at the Chinese Wok prepares Steamed Chocolate Pig buns at the dimsum atelier. Indulge your palate in a luscious chocolate reduction with a Beef Prime Rib with balsamic chocolate sauce at the Churrasco Atelier. In a delightful fusion of savory and sweet, the Filipino Atelier shares a succulent take on the Filipino favourite with Chicken Adobolate. An interesting combination of the juicy and tender grilled pork belly is prepared in the Korean Atelier serving Korean Pork Belly with a chocolate infused marinate. A hint of spice heats up the Thai Atelier with a Seared Beef Fillet in chocolate chili sauce. The French Atelier is delighted to present a flavourful dish featuring Pumpkin filled Chocolate Ravioli with Sage brown butter, pears and hazelnuts and a Strawberry, Banana, Chocolate Pizza. A sweet take on the Roti Pratha served with chocolate and cheese at the North Indian Atelier. Indulge in more chocolate fusion dishes at the La Patisserie including the Choco Chili Brownie Tart, Chocolate Pavlova with Strawberry Cream, Bailey’s and Coffee Cheesecake, Raspberry Chocolate Parfait, Cherry Dark Chocolate cake and Chocolate Peanut Butter pie with Guava jelly.
Make Me Melt at Spiral on the 14th of February 2019 with rates available at Php3,000 nett per person for lunch and Php4,500 nett per person for dinner.
L’amour Pour Toujours Proposal with Sunset Bar’s Love by Design
Celebrate l’amour pour toujours (Love Always) at the most romantic setting in the city and dine amidst Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s iconic poolside landscape. Wine and dine underneath one of Sunset Bar’s private canopies with the stunning panorama of the Manila Bay as your harbor deck backdrop. Enjoy a bespoke dining experience with an exclusive four-course dinner featuring an abundance of grilled specialties served by your very own butler. The romantic ambiance is enhanced with live musical string performance to serenade the celebrating couple. Enjoy an intimate bayside Valentines underneath the starlit skies in a special outdoor dining experience.
Love by Design is available at Php20,000 nett for two (2) inclusive of a 4-course dinner menu, a bottle of Champagne, a bouquet of three (3) roses, a box of pralines and live performance by a violinist. Three days advanced reservation is recommended.
Valentine’s Day at Sunset Bar
Indulge in a sweet and exclusive dinning experience featuring Sunset Bar’s Valentine’s special serving signature barbecue dishes and an upgraded buffet selection for Valentine’s at Sunset Bar. Celebrate the night full of love in an al fresco rendezvous with live musical entertainment to serenade you.
Valentine‘s at Sunset Bar dinner buffet on the 14th of February 2019 is set at Php8,000 nett per person. Inclusive of unlimited local beer, iced tea, special cocktails and Wine of the Month.
Valentine’s Day Room Package
Treat your loved one to a Valentine’s Day Staycation and experience a romantic seaside getaway. Escape to an urban oasis in the heart of Manila for a romantic sojourn available at Php10,300 nett inclusive of breakfast for two (2) at Spiral, 30-minute Foot Reflexology for two (2) at Nail Artisan, La Boutique Cash Voucher worth Php500, Le Spa Cash Voucher worth Php500, Vietura discount voucher and 20% discount on Sunset Bar’s barbecue buffet. Validity period is from February 1, 2019- February 16, 2019.
Spend the day of love at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila with a romantic retreat inclusive of a Valentine’s Dinner at Sunset Bar for two (2) on February 14, 2019, breakfast for two (2) at Spiral, 30- minute Foot Reflexology for two (2) at Nail Artisan, La Boutique Cash Voucher worth Php500, Le Spa Cash Voucher worth Php500 and Vietura discount voucher. Room package rates start at Php16,041 nett.
For inquiries and reservations on the featured Valentines offers, please call Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila at +63 2 573 5555 or email [email protected] For restaurant offers, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email [email protected]
2. OKADA MANILA
Bask in romance and luxurious Valentine’s meals
Red is truly the color of February 2019 as Valentine’s Day approaches. Celebrate this romantic occasion in style at Okada Manila restaurants!
Craving Japanese? Enbu’s Valentine’s Dinner Set Menu for February 13 to 15, 2019 includes a choice of sushi, sashimi, or assorted appetizers, prawn and vegetable tempura, a special Enbu Valentine dessert, and a choice of luxurious main courses such as Australian Wagyu Steak, Saikyo Yaki (miso-marinated black cod with rice) and Hitsumabushi (eel with rice). This dinner set is attractively priced at P2,200++* per guest.
For those looking for a Korean kick to their romantic meal, Goryeo has them covered with a special Valentine’s Day Set Menu available for lunch and dinner on February 14, 2019. For only P3,888++ per diner, treat your taste buds to silver cod porridge, sarcodon mushroom with duck dumplings, wrapped snow crab with vegetables and mustard sauce, mung bean pancake, Damyang province-style chargrilled beef with rice in lotus leaf, and Korean pear sorbet with red velvet cake.
Nothing says ti amo better than a lovely three-course Italian dinner! At La Piazza Ristorante Italiano, you and your date can enjoy the San Valentino Dinner for Two (P9,888++ for two) on Valentine’s Day itself. Complete with a saffron risotto with red-wine braised beef cheek medallion, herb-buttered salmon fillet with potato gnocchi and seafood sauce, a chocolate dome and passionfruit slices for dessert, antipasti buffet, and free-flowing wine, this deal will definitely impress your special someone as you bask in the intimate ambiance and the sweet serenades of the restaurant’s harpist.
Go all out romantic and treat your date to a special Valentine’s Dinner by the Fountain on February 14, 2019. Located right at the heart of Okada Manila, The Fountain offers a breathtaking view of the world’s largest multicolor dancing fountain and makes for an unforgettable setting for your Valentine’s dinner date. For only P9,888+ for a table for two, enjoy three-course dinner with free-flowing wine and refillable antipasti—and expect your special someone to rave about this meal for the weeks to come!
Medley Buffet is offering A Love-Filled Feast for dinner guests on February 14 and 15, 2019. Enjoy a specially curated Valentine’s buffet spread, free-flowing beverages, and live entertainment for only P3,000 (nett) for adults and P1,500 (net) for children. And to make this occasion extra-special for your loved ones, throw in a The Retreat Spa voucher for Him or Her for only P800 (nett)!
And to take home to romantic spirit, get the sweetest, heartfelt gifts from the Pastry Shop at Okada Manila! Treat your loved ones to Cupid’s Confections, handcrafted delights that Okada Manila’s pastry chefs have made with love. Choose from cakes, praline and truffle gift boxes, cookies in a glass jar, and indulgent chocolate bars—prices start at P365.00”
You deserve only the grandest celebrations this February—and there’s nowhere grander than Okada Manila! For more information on Okada Manila’s events and promotions, visit the website www.okadamanila.com, like Okada Manila on Facebook, and follow @okadamanila on Twitter and Instagram.
3. HILTON MANILA
For the true romantic at heart, Valentine’s Day would always remain a special day to celebrate love.In this season of love and romance, Hilton Manila has special Valentine’s dining and staycation offerings to impress and delight.
Win your significant other’s heart all over again with a picture-perfect romantic Valentine’s Day dinner by the expansive resort-style lagoon poolside, featuring an indulgent 5-course Degustation Menu at PhP 2,500++ per person.Start your meal with cream of cauliflower soup, parsley oil and smoked tanigue followed by an entrée of cured salmon with herbs.The main course is a sous vide Australian beef fillet, truffle and potato puree with greens, herbs and jus.Finish on a sweet note with dark chocolate, raspberry and mint heart-shaped macaron, white chocolate ganache, rose petals and pistachios, and petit fours.Each table will be getting an adorable bear stuffed toy to remember this special day.
Cap off a sumptuous dinner with drinks and bar bites while catching a live band entertainment at the New York-inspired Madison Lounge and Bar.
Better yet, surprise your loved one with a staycation to remember in one of our stylish and contemporary guest rooms that comes with Hilton’s signature features such as the Serenity bed,
55-inch smart LED TV, a well-appointed bathroom with separate bathtub and rain shower, plush bathrobe and towels, and Crabtree and Evelyn premium bathroom amenities. For Hilton Honors members, an advanced digital room selection and Check-In, as well as Digital Key / keyless entry are also available using the Hilton Honors app.Rates start at PhP 10,870+++ inclusive of an overnight stay in a standard guest room and a delicious buffet breakfast for two at Kusina.
Hilton Manila is located at 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City.For bookings and inquiries, please call +632 239 7788 or send an email to for restaurant reservations; or for room reservations.
4. CITY OF DREAMS MANILA
City of Dreams Manila celebrates the season of love and passion with romantic offerings that include delightful menus at signature restaurants The Tasting Room, Crystal Dragon, and Nobu Manila; sweet treats as thoughtful gifts from Chocol8 and Café Society; Valentine’s weekend acoustic nights at The Garage; a dreamy staycation package at Nobu Hotel; and revitalizing spa treatments at Nobu Spa and Nuwa Spa.
The Tasting Room
Bringing in a Michelin-star dining experience distinguished by its contemporary French cuisine infused with Asian influences, and complemented by exceptional service and elegant ambiance, The Tasting Room is a fitting choice for a memorable Valentine’s dinner date.
Available from February 13 to 15, The Tasting Room’s five-course Valentine’s dinner menu at Php 6, 600++ per person begins with Lentils Hummus with Hazelnut Oil, Grey Shrimp, Tiger Prawns and served with Socca; and Crackers served with Eggplant, Apple, and Mint; followed by Grilled Foie Gras Terrine with Artichoke and Port Wine; Cod served with Pineapple, Coriander And Sesame Seed; Smoked Grim Beef Tenderloin with Coffee, Salsify and Hazelnut; and concluded with an indulgent dessert of Chocolate Ginger Tart with Exotic Fruits and Pomegranate.
The set menu comes with an option for wine pairing at Php 3, 100++ which consists of Pascal Jolivet, Pouilly Fume, Sauvignon Blanc 2016; Babich, Gewurztraminer 2012; Louis Jadot, Pouilly Fuisse, Chardonnay 2015; Penfolds Bin 389 2011; and Jurancon, Clos Lapeyre 2013 respectively.
For an enchanting evening to spark romance, The Tasting Room’s Valentine’s dinner comes with a complimentary welcome glass of Henriot Brut Champagne, a gift of Mexican hot chocolate cube and lemon cake, and complimentary long-stemmed red roses for the ladies.
Ideal for an impressive Valentine’s dinner date that explores Japanese-Peruvian flavors, Nobu presents a five-course Valentine’s Weekend Omakase with Sake Cocktail Pairing from February 14 to 16 at Php 10, 000 nett for two persons or Php 5, 000 nett for one (optional).
The Valentine’s Nobu Omakase dinner includes Zensai, or a Chef’s selection of appetizers paired with Sake Rosé composed of TK 40, rose petal syrup, lemon, mint, ginger ale, and Kumomo; Nobu Sashimi Platter which consists of Ceviche, Big-eye Tuna with Chocolate Balsamic Sauce and Oyster with Maui Onion Salsa; seasonal selection of Nobu Sushi which includes Toro, Nobu Tamagoyaki, Lapu Lapu, and Salmon with a serving of Spiced 40, a medley of spiced syrup with notes of anise, vanilla and cinnamon; Don Papa Rum; cherry syrup; lemon; and egg white; Brick Oven Roasted Slipper Lobster Tail with Lobster Miso Cappucino and Sweet Corn Kakiage; Sous Vide Australian Tenderloin with Nobu Bonito and Uni Egg Sauce, Crab, and Umami Vegetables and a serving of Strawberry Adzuki Bean Entremet with Kinako Cookie and Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream.
Staycation at Nobu
For celebrating important occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Nobu Hotel provides a blissful escapade with its Dream Celebration package starting at Php 14,088 nett. The package includes a complimentary breakfast for two at Nobu Restaurant and Php 5,000 worth of dining credits at any of City of Dreams Manila’s operated restaurants such as Nobu Manila, Crystal Dragon, The Tasting Room, Red Ginger, Jing Ting, and Café Society, and more.
The package also provides guests with a special turndown amenity; 25% discount on food and beverage items on at any of City of Dreams Manila’s operated restaurants; 20% discount on Dreamplay and K-Golf; 10% discount on VR Zone at The Garage and Dreamshop at DreamPlay; complimentary local calls; and complimentary shuttle service to and from SM Mall of Asia.
A contemporary Japanese oasis with signature massages, Nobu Spa highlights the Romantic Indulgence package for two at Php 8,999 for the whole month of February. The package includes a choice of either an indulgent Chocolate Body Scrub or a soothing Express Facial Scrub; and is followed by the Yin Yang Couple’s Harmony Massage which uses harmonious energy movement based on the principle of Qi, set to enhance relationship energies of couples. To make the spa journey more memorable, a complimentary long-stemmed rose, a box of chocolates, and a bottle of red wine are given to each couple.
For inquiries and reservations, call 800-8080 or e-mail [email protected] or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.
5. I’M HOTEL
At I’M Hotel, we recognise and celebrate love in and forms this February and would like to take the opportunity to not just celebrate romantic love, but also kinship, family ties, friendship, and self-love. Whether you need to rekindle your romance, love yourself that little bit more, or reconnect with your family and friends, our packages are designed to help you fall in love all over again. All packages are good for the whole month of February, with the exception of the Love on Top Valentine’s dinner promotion, happening for one night only on February 14.
LOVE ON TOP (VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER ON FEBRUARY 14)
Having sold out the past 2 runs, this special dinner is happening for its 3rd edition with an even better menu.
For one night only, romance your significant other under the stars with a lavish 4-course dinner prepared with love by our executive chef at the country’s only jellyfish rooftop bar with a 360-degree unobstructed view of the city. This romantic affair is accompanied by live acoustic music to make for a truly spectacular experience. This year’s menu features a molecular twist, with our Executive Chef whipping up lobster, fish, and beef dishes with a theatrical finish.
Make a special wish with your Valentine with our Japanese wishing charms to seal your love. This dining experience also includes a take home gift for your significant other.
Avail this exquisite set dinner at only P4,070 nett per couple (or P2,035 nett each).
Opt for the wine pairing for an additional P990 nett per person only to put an extra twinkle in his (or her) eye. The dinner consists of 2 seatings which you can pick from. You may select the first seating from 6PM to 8PM or the second seating from 830PM to 1030PM.
Advanced reservations are highly recommended and can be made by emailing [email protected], or calling +632 7557 888.
1) THE FULL PACKAGE SPA-CATION (VALID FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY)
Our best-selling spa-cation package gets an update this February for the lovebirds who want to nest all day in the comforts of our hotel.
From only 11,980 nett for a 1 night’s stay and 17,660 nett for a 2 night’s stay, the full package spa-cation includes:
· Buffet breakfast at The Common Good
· Complimentary welcome minibar
· 1 hour massage at I’M Onsen Spa
· Complimentary upgrade to spa private couple’s suite with ensuite steam/sauna room or private Jacuzzi (subject to availability)
· Buffet dinner at The Common Good
· Use of swimming pool and gym facilities
· Complimentary access to Club Lounge
· Complimentary wifi access
· Complimentary Valentines’ gift
· Complimentary late check-out till 2pm
ESCAPE TO ROMANCE AT I’M ONSEN SPA
Don’t have a whole day to spare for our staycation packages and yearning for some private time with your significant other?
A 3 hour blissful escape at I’M Onsen Spa is all you need to set the tone for romance. Start with a private steam treatment and indulge in a chocolate body scrub made with the finest cacao beans. Discover the magic of chocolate which is scientifically proven to regulate blood circulation, stimulate endorphin production, protect your skin from UV damage, and smooth out wrinkles!
This treatment also includes a full body Aromassage and Japanese facial, leaving your skin radiantly tender and smelling absolutely divine.
Treatments for this package are done in a private VIP couple suite with an ensuite steam room or jacuzzi so you can relax with your loved one in absolute seclusion.
Bask in the afterglow with a sumptuous buffet at The Common Good and take home a calamansi body scrub or a box of exquisite chocolate pralines to end the experience on a sweet note.
This couples package is priced at P8,000 nett. Advanced reservations are highly recommended and can be made by visiting www.imonsenspa.com, emailing [email protected], or calling +632 7557 877.
6. SEDA BGC
Celebrate the occasion with special buffets, a room package and other treats
February 2019, Manila…..Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Seda BGC with its dining offers at Misto restaurant and Straight Up roof deck bar.
For the traditional date, Misto presents Cupid’s Feast, a buffet with a fine selection of main dishes and a variety of sumptuous starters and desserts to complete the feast. A glass of sparkling wine enhances the flavors. Dinner buffet on February 14, 2019 is Php1,500++ from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
A different kind of setting is offered at Straight Up, Seda’s popular roof deck bar that stuns for its amazing view of the metro skyline, cool music and extensive fare. Its Valentine’s Day buffet includes roast lamb, roast beef and suckling pig plus a range of other hot dishes, appetizers and desserts amid jazz/lounge music from a guest singer. Tickets to Rhythms and Eats on February 14, 2019 are available at Seda BGC’s front desk at Php1,900++ per person. Buffet will be open from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, after which a la carte dishes will be available until 1:00 am.A wine buffet provides a tempting option at Php800 nett per person from 6:00 – 10:00 pm.
For an extended celebration, Seda BGC also offers a Valentine room package on February 14, 2019. It comes with an overnight accommodation, a complimentary bottle of wine in the room, Valentine buffet dinner at Straight Up for two persons, buffet breakfast for two persons, complimentary WiFi, and use of the e-lounge and gym.
Another way to delight:Sweets and Treats, to give as presents or for one’s personal indulgence, available the whole month of February. Red Velvet Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Macarons and Pralines can be ordered at Misto starting at Php350 nett per box.
For inquiries or reservations, please call Seda BGC at 945 8888 or email . Seda BGC is located at 30th Street cor. 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
7. MOVENPICK HOTEL (MACTAN CEBU)
Are you looking for a way to woo your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Fall in love all over again at one of the most romantic destinations, Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu. There is no better way to spoil your loved one than with one of the resort’s dinner specials on 14 February 2019.
Ibiza Beach Club, the hotel’s award-winning dining and entertainment venue, offers couples its Balearic-inspired signature 15-course grill, with generous servings of delectable meats and seafood. The dinner is priced at only PHP3,500 nett per person, inclusive of free-flowing Manny O. wines.
Couples can book any of the private dining spaces such as Cabana, Garden Gazebo, Beach Front and Spa del Mar terrace, which they can enjoy exclusively for four hours, from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm. This is packaged with a butler-serviced private dinner, featuring a five-course menu created by the hotel’s “Chef Wars” champions, along with a bottle of Manny O. Celebrus Brut sparkling wine and a scoop of Mövepick Ice Cream. Each couple is offered the package rate of PHP10,000 nett for a dinner in either Cabana I or IV. The same rate applies for those who wish to have the dinner setup at the Beach Front or Spa del Mar terrace. Other venues, such as the Garden Gazebo and Cabanas II and III, are also available for exclusive use at PHP8,000 nett per couple.
Make the most out of your quality time and book Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu’s Suite Packages, offered only for overnight stays on 14 February 2019. Make it a Valentine’s Day celebration to remember with a romantic overnight getaway in a suite, complete with sumptuous dinner and breakfast for two.
Enjoy a dreamy escapade in a Suite King room for only PHP24,000 nett, including a complimentary Valentine’s Day dinner at the Ibiza Beach Club and breakfast served in bed the following day.
Treat your sweetheart to ultimate indulgence by booking the Presidential Suite at only PHP 80,000 nett. Your booking comes with a welcome pick-up service from Cebu City via a Porsche Cayenne and a butler to attend to your needs. Your 5-course dinner is beautifully set in the privacy of your room, added with a special bouquet and a bottle of Dom Perignon Brut NV. This package also comes with a massage treatment at Spa del Mar, as well as a sumptuous breakfast in bed served with a bottle of Manny O. Celebrus Brut Sparkling Wine.
For reservations, please call +63 32 492 7777 or email [email protected] Visit www.movenpick.com/cebu or follow @movenpickcebu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for regular updates on flash deals and promotions.
ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.