Catch the holiday feels at New World Makati Hotel with festive dining feasts and gift-worthy treats

New World Makati Hotel invites family and friends for that much-awaited Christmas celebration to cap off an unforgettable year. Those looking to come together for a holiday like no other will find an array of festive dining feasts as well as gift-worthy treats to share with those they hold near and dear.

Gift-worthy Goodies at The Shop

New World Makati Hotel’s Christmas hampers and baked goodies at The Shop are an ideal way to show loved ones how special and cherished they are.

Readily made hamper boxes come in three varieties: Grand, Deluxe, and the large and small Tangerine Box. The largest one is the Grand box which includes a fruit cake, chocolate tree, rocky road marshmallows, pralines box of 20, Christmas stollen bread, Christmas cookies, chocolate Santa, Christmas mendiant, and a bottle of wine.

The Deluxe hamper comprises a fruit cake, chocolate tree, box of mendiant, Christmas cookies, chocolate Santa, rocky road marshmallows, and a bottle of wine.

A choice between a large or small Tangerine Box comes with a chocolate tree, Christmas cookies, and rocky road marshmallows for the large box; while the small box contains Christmas cookies.

The Grand, Deluxe, and large and small Tangerine Boxes are priced at PHP7,000, PHP4,500, PHP900, and PHP450, respectively. Build your own hamper boxes are also available for a minimum spend of PHP4,500. All prices are in nett.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining Offers

All-You-Can-Eat Feast at Cafe 1228

Gather over a festive feast with all-you-can-eat a la carte dishes such as roasted turkey, grilled herb and garlic striploin steak, lamb chops, shrimp, blue crab, clams, and mussels, paired with a selection of salads, pizza, pasta, and more at the Western and seafood stations of Cafe 1228. For Asian and local favorites, there is lechon de leche with paella rice, oxtail kare kare, spicy beef caldereta, pancit palabok, and pork spare ribs as well as select dim sum and noodles.

Cafe 1228’s Christmas feasts are priced at PHP2,000 nett inclusive of one glass of sparkling, white or red wine, and free flowing soda, chilled juices, and iced tea.

Set Menu & All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum at Jasmine

At Jasmine, guests will have a choice among four set menus and two vegetarian set menus, each comprising eight courses.

Set Menu 1A includes Suckling pig barbecued combination platter, Double boiled chicken soup with Chinese herbs, Steamed prawn with garlic vermicelli, Braised assorted mushrooms with fungus and bamboo pith, Spareribs with mango, mayonnaise and garden salad, Braised e-fu noodle with honey barbecued pork, Glutinous dumpling with milk chocolate and peanut filling, and Hot taro cream sago with pandan and coconut.

Set Menu 1B highlights Combination platter of Cantonese style roasted duck and roasted pork belly, Assorted seafood with wintermelon and conpoy soup, Garoupa fillet with mango and mayonnaise in lettuce cup, Braised abalone with shiitake mushroom and premium oyster sauce, Wok-fried diced beef tenderloin with XO sauce, Fried rice with barbecued pork and vegetables, Glutinous dumpling with milk chocolate and peanut filling, and Chilled mango cream sago.

Set Menu 2A features Suckling pig barbecued combination platter, Japanese conpoy with abalone shells, seafood and bamboo pith soup, Wok-fried prawn with butter and Chinese bun, Pan-fried egg with bean curd and special meat sauce, Wok-fried diced beef with chicken and XO sauce, Dan dan noodle with minced pork, Chilled mango cream sago, and Steamed piggy bun with milk egg cream.

Set Menu 2B has Cold prawn salad with mango and cucumber, Pumpkin seafood soup, Braised sea cucumber with shiitake mushroom, Wok-fried beef ribs with black pepper sauce, Braised assorted vegetables with bean curd, Fried rice with Chinese sausage and taro, Chilled almond bean curd with fruits, and Steamed piggy bun with milk and egg cream.

Vegetarian Set Menu 1 has Crispy fried bean curd sheet roll with assorted vegetables, Corn and tofu soup, Minced vegetables with mushrooms in lettuce cup, Assorted vegetables with fungus and bamboo pith, Braised country style bean curd with Taiwan pechay, Fried rice with assorted vegetables, Fried sweet taro with sesame seeds, and Hot red bean cream and lotus seed.

Vegetarian Set Menu 2 includes Crispy taro with tofu salad, Assorted vegetables with seaweed soup, Minced assorted vegetables with fried vermicelli, Fried bean curd and abalone mushroom with truffle oil, Crispy eggplant with sweet chili sauce and pine nuts, Country style fried rice with cashew nuts, Fried sweet taro with sesame seeds, and Hot red bean cream with lotus seed.

Set Menu 1 (A&B) and 2 (A&B) are priced at PHP1,888 and PHP2,088, respectively and include one glass of red or white wine, iced tea, soda or local beer. Vegetarian Set 1 and 2 are at PHP1,388 and PHP1,588, respectively and include one round of iced tea, soda or local beer. All prices are in nett.

Guests can feast to their heart’s delight on favorites such as barbecued Honey roasted pork, steamed “Har gao” shrimp dumplings, “Xiao long bao” Shanghainese pork dumplings, “Shao mai” pork and crab meat dumplings, and Barbecued pork buns, as well as Fried wonton dumplings, Seafood taro puffs,
Barbecued pork puffs, and much more.

Festive additions include Cheese and Chinese chive dumplings, Scallop and fish roe dumplings, Shrimp and cheese spring rolls, Wok-fried beef tenderloin with sweet walnuts and XO sauce, Deep-fried shrimp mango with mayonnaise, and desserts Hot red bean cream lotus seed and Chilled almond bean curd with fruits.

A selection of rice, noodle, and congee dishes are likewise available such as Fried rice “Yeung chow” style, Chicken congee with shiitake mushroom, and Braised e-fu noodle with minced pork, salted fish and spicy sauce.

All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum is available for lunch service only at PHP1,588 on 24 December and PHP1,688 on 25 December and is inclusive of one round of iced tea, soda or local beer. A limited a la carte menu will likewise be available.

Christmas Cocktails at The Lounge

The Lounge is making spirits brights with an array of Christmas cocktails comprising Berry Smash, Eggnog, Red Sangria and White Sangria. Each cocktail is priced at PHP495 nett. A minimum spend of PHP800 nett on these drinks entitles guests a chance to win a special prize.

Bring New World Home with Holiday Platters

Those who choose to celebrate the Yuletide season at home can savor the festive flavors of New World with premium holiday platters ideal for intimate celebrations. A choice of eight set menus or a curate-your-own menu are available and is deal for families or groups of ten.

To view each of the eight set menus, guests can visit the website here.

Set Menus 1 to 4 are priced at PHP13,000++ while Set Menus 5 to 8 are at PHP15,000++. Optional drink add-ons are canned soda or chilled juice, local beer or a bottle of red or white house wine. Add-on rates will apply. Delivery fee is PHP600 within Makati and BGC, PHP1,200 for Taguig and within Pasay, Manila, Mandaluyong and PHP1,500 within the rest of Metro Manila.

The New World Makati Holiday Brochure can be viewed here.

For inquiries and reservations, guests can fill up the online order form, call +632 8811 6888 ext. 3679, send a message on Viber at +63 917 888 4194 or e-mail fbreservations.manila@newworldhotels.com.

Details and images provided by New World Makati Hotel in a recent press release.

Fantasies brought to life with Victoria Court Suites’ themed rooms

Motels came out of the need among motorists for places to stopover and rest.  A portmanteau of the words “motor” and “hotel,” motels are usually located along higways with no-frills – almost spartan – rooms immediately facing the parking area to give motorists immediate access to their vehicles after their stopover.

Over the years, however, the concept of motels has deteriorated to one mostly related to illicit activity.

Victoria Court, one of the more premium motel brands, has taken steps to go beyond the seedy impressions of its business.  It began by transitioning its service concept from a motel to a drive-in hotel with bigger rooms, luxurious amenities and a classier atmosphere that guarantees privacy, courtesy, prompt service,and world-class facilities and housekeeping.

A few years ago, Victoria Court began to offer themed rooms – large quarters decorated and laid out with outlandish concepts in mind – thereby expanding its potential clientele to include those looking to have themed parties, engagement revelries and bachelorette bashes.  With this innovation, Victoria Court has cemented its appeal beyond the usual market among motels, while retaining the hint of naughty mischief.  (I organized a very memorable bachelorette party for a friend here a few years ago precisely for this reason.)

Victoria Court continues to innovate of this concept, regularly introducing new themed rooms inspired by pop culture.

Victoria Court, Pasig

In its recent event held at its Panorama property in Pasig, #VCTwistedFiction, it showcased some of its popular themed rooms by inviting bloggers and cosplayers to bring their fantasies to life.  Bloggers collaborated with the cosplayers in setting up and photographing the rooms in dramatic or playful scenes in the featured rooms.

Victoria Court, Pasig

Curious yet? Check these out:

Bachelor’s Pad.  Ladies, invade your men’s space by having your girls’ night out here, playing pool or pretending that the the boys are in the kitchen, making you a sandwich.

Victoria Court, Pasig

Victoria Court, Pasig

Victoria Court, Pasig

Cirque.  If you ever dreamed about running away to join the circus, here’s your chance.  In this room, you can be the ringmaster of your own show.

Victoria Court, Pasig

Victoria Court, Pasig

Victoria Court, Pasig

Venice.  Here you can picture yourself as the muse of a Renaissance artist and daydream among the romantic canals surrounded by works of the masters.

Victoria Court Pasig

Victoria Court Pasig

Victoria Court Pasig

Moulin Rouge.  Step into Satine’s opulent budoir and relive the heyday of Paris’ colorful demimonde.

Victoria Court Pasig

Victoria Court Pasig

Victoria Court Pasig

Oval Office.  See what it’s like to be the most powerful person in the Free World for a night.

Victoria Court Pasig

Victoria Court Pasig

Victoria Court Pasig

Princess Jasmine.  In this Arabian Nights-inspired room, you can get on a magic carpet ride and explore a whole new world.

Victoria Court Pasig

Victoria Court Pasig

Victoria Court Pasig

Victoria Court has certainly come a long way from the original motel concept into a venue for outlandish and fantastic revelries.

Victoria Court’s Panorama property is located at #1 Canley Road, Oranbo, Pasig City.  For inquiries and bookings, call +63 2 6719782 to 84 or +63 917 VCSERVE (8273783).  For more details, visit http://www.victoriacourt.biz.

Five-hour stays in the themed rooms are priced at:

  • Php12,000 (Cirque, Princess Jasmine, Venice, Oval Office, Moulin Rouge, Space Wars and Fifty Shades); Php1,200/hr in excess of 5 hours
  • Php8,000 (Bachelor Pad, Hive (Big), Asgard and Chips); Php900/hr in excess of 5 hours
  • Php5,000 Divine and Hive (Small)); Php900/hr in excess of 5 hours

Corkage Fees:

  • Food: Php2,000
  • Drinks: P2,000 (bringing of beer is not allowed)