MANILA – Check out these promos offered by hotels, restaurants and malls in Metro Manila and beyond this Holy Week break.
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Araneta Center in Cubao is holding an "Easteravagant Sunday" celebration on April 16 at Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and New Farmers Plaza.
By presenting at least P500 worth of single receipt, kids can enjoy activities like Face Painting Balloon Twisting, Magic Show, and Basket and Egg Design at Gateway Mall and Ali Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can also participate in inflatable play areas at the New Farmers Plaza.
Children are encouraged to come in their favorite garden-themed costumes for a chance to join the Easteravagant Costume Contest in Ali Mall and Gateway Mall. Participants, aged 3-12 years old, will be parading their costumes at 2 p.m. Cash prizes and gift packs await the winners.
Buddha-Bar Manila levels up the fun and excitement of the Easter Sunday celebration as it sets its exquisite place for a Magical Easter this April 16.
An Easter lunch buffet will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at P950 per adult and P475 per child aged 10 and below, with the rate inclusive of free-flowing non-alcoholic drinks and a Magical Play Pass.
The restaurant will also have an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m., as well as magical shows and games. Those who are not availing of the buffet can still join in the activities by purchasing a Magical Play Pass at P250 each.
For inquiries and reservations, call 856-6719, 856-6859 or (0998) 983-3918.
CITY OF DREAMS MANILA
Luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila has lined up a host of Easter-themed promotions for dining and events.
DreamPlay’s Easter Sunday celebration: Set on April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at P1,799 net per child and P1,499 net per adult. The rate includes an Easter buffet brunch at Chez Gingy, all day park access, Easter activities, goodies, and a “Secret of the Master” movie pass at the Dream Theatre.
Nobu restaurant’s Easter Sunday brunch: Set on April 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at P3,880++ per person. The rate includes dishes such as Roasted US Prime Ribeye, Authentic Kobe Beef Fried Rice, Chicken Foie Gras Gyoza, Whole Fish New Style and Nobu Style Roasted Chicken. An additional P990++ or P1,990++ per person applies for the standard alcohol drink package and premium champagne drink package, respectively.
Wave Poolside Bar’s barbecue dinner buffet: Set on April 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at P999++ per person. The rate includes freshly grilled Angus beef burgers and Frankfurt and Hungarian hotdogs with sides and sauces, Paella Negra, a halo-halo station, a dessert corner with local rice cakes and cake rolls, and one round of iced tea, soft drinks, fresh juices or shakes. Guests who opt for free-flowing non-alcoholic drinks, local beers and cocktails pay a supplement of P700++ per person.
Red Ginger’s Easter dishes: Available throughout April are a la carte offerings such as Cha Thrung or Vietnamese-style baked egg meatloaf, Red Ginger’s Eggs Benedict, Telur Masak Merah or Malaysian-style spicy braised eggs, Sate Telur Puyuh or char-grilled quail egg skewers, Angus Beef Short Ribs with Sunny Side Up, Spicy Egg White Fried Rice, and Coconut Pudding with Mango Yolk and Palm Sugar Caramel.
Café Society’s Easter-inspired goodies: From April 6 to 16, guests can choose from treats such as Pastel Chocolate Eggs, Easter Carrot Cake, Milk Chocolate Eggs, Chicken People Chocolates, Duck and Rabbit Chocolates, Hot Cross Buns, Easter Egg Breads and Easter Ensaymada with Salted Egg.
For inquiries and reservations, call 800-8080 or e-mail [email protected]
Be a part of Costa Coffee's online Easter Egg Hunt and bring home prizes from London's favorite coffee shop.
Costa Coffee will post a 180-degree photo of an Easter egg hunt venue, and fans will be asked to spot it. Participants must comment their screenshot and say why they love Costa Coffee using the hashtags #CostaCoffeeEasterEggHunt and #LondonStyle.
The 5 best answers will get a chance to win, with the results to be announced on April 17. Winners must present a digital voucher when claiming their prizes from April 19 to 23.
Costa Coffee has branches at Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Place Antipolo, Robinsons Selections Venice Grand Canal, Tera Towers Bridgetowne in Quezon City, One World Place Bldg. in BGC, Citywalk 1 Eastwood City, The Block SM North Edsa, Robinsons Supermarket Robinsons Galleria and UP Town Center.
Hop on to Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila on April 15 and 16 to experience an excellent Easter weekend celebration.
Easter Weekend Escape: Set on April 15 and 16 starting at P6,399++. The rate includes an overnight stay, Easter Sunday brunch for two, two tickets to Angry Birds Eggcellent Easter, and complimentary access to the swimming pool and the fitness center.
Angry Birds Adventure Land: Set on April 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at P730++ per person aged 3 and above. The rate includes an egg-citing activity yard, giant slingshot, inflatables and an eggs-pedition quest by age group. Kids can also watch the “Angry Birds” movie while enjoying a kiddie buffet.
Angry Birds Eggcellent Easter: Set on April 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at P814++ per person. The rate includes activities such as face painting, hair and nail salons, magic show, movie screening, cookie and cupcake decorating, Easter egg hunt and a kiddie buffet. Guests will also be treated to a meet and greet session with Angry Birds’ Red mascot.
Easter Sunday Brunch at Café 8: Set on April 16 at P1,630++ per person. The rate includes a bountiful buffet with carvings of Wagyu beef, fresh seafood, an Angry Birds-themed dessert station with a chocolate fountain, and one ticket to Angry Birds Eggcellent Easter.
For inquiries and reservations, call 863-2222 or visit http://www.crimsonhotel.com.
Spend Easter Sunday hopping from one activity to the next at Diamond Hotel.
Hoppydee-Hop Room Packages: Available from April 10 to 16 at P5,000 nett per night. The rate includes an overnight stay, breakfast for two at Corniche, access to the swimming pool, use of the Health Club and Spa, 20% discount on massage and reflexology, and one free ticket to the Hoppy Easter party.
Hoppy Easter Party: Set on April 16 at P1,000 nett per person. The rate includes activities such as face and egg painting, cupcake decorating, photo booth, glimmer tattoo, kids’ salon, live musical entertainment, a magic show, an assortment of sweets, and a take-home snack box.
For inquiries and reservations, call 528-3000 or e-mail [email protected]
EDSA SHANGRI-LA, MANILA
Edsa Shangri-La, Manila invites the kids to don their crowns and tiaras for the hotel's fairytale-inspired Easter party at the lower lobby of the Tower Wing, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are priced at P2,000 net per person, for both kids and adults, inclusive of surprise loot and a snack buffet.
Games and activities include an Easter egg hunt, play houses, Lego area, activity booths, interactive storytelling, coloring activities, kiddie salon and spa, a magical show in the Isla Grand Ballroom and others.
Guests may also enjoy special Easter Sunday dining offers such as HEAT's streetfood-inspired lunch spread at its all-new Sunday Mercato. Kids will surely be entertained with fun activities including caricature drawing and enjoy the food carts around the restaurant serving hotdogs, fries, popcorn, cotton candy, dirty ice cream, bibingka and bicho-bicho. After a hearty meal, guests may shop from several kiosks at the Garden Wing hallway for Filipino goods ranging from food and beverage to bags and more. Price for buffet is at P2,615 nett per person.
Meanwhile, Easter treats such as colorful chocolate pralines and Easter egg and bunny cakes that are also at The Bakeshop until April 16.
Celebrate Easter with these cracking treats from Lush, like the new Chick ‘n’ Mix bath bomb with comforting tonka absolute and refreshing bergamot oil to add a little spring to your step; and the new Flopsy face wash jelly with cleansing fresh carrot infusion and carrageenan extract.
Lush stores are located at Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Estancia at Capitol Commons, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Robinsons Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia and Trinoma.
MANILA PAVILION HOTEL
For all the kids and families looking for a short-haul yet warm and luxurious break this Easter, here are some of Manila Pavilion Hotel’s offerings.
Easter goodies at Patisserie: Available from April 1 are Easter-themed treats such as Surprise Easter Eggs, Easter Egg in a Basket, Easter Bunny, Hen and Rooster with Egg Basket and Bunny Lollipops.
Easter Eggs-travaganza at Alcuaz Function Room: Set on April 16 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at P999 per adult and P799 net per child aged 4 to 12 years old.
For inquiries and reservations, call 526-1212.
MARCO POLO ORTIGAS MANILA
Gather up and go hippity-hopping this Easter as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila cracks the bunnies’ egg surprise for all guests.
Sweet Easter Egg-scape: Available from April 7 to 17, starting at P5,900 per night. The rate includes an overnight stay, breakfast for two adults and two kids aged 6 and below at Cucina, 20% savings on Piccolo Kids’ Club’s Hop Hop and Away, and 20% savings on the hotel’s restaurant and bars.
Piccolo Kids’ Club’s Hop Hop and Away: Set on April 16, with rates starting at P1,400 per person. Kids can enjoy workshops such as luggage making and cupcake decorating, a magic show, balloon twisting and egg painting, and an Easter brunch.
Bounty Bunny Feast: Set on April 16 at Cucina, with homemade chocolate bunnies made in front of the guests.
For inquiries and reservations, call 720-7777 or e-mail [email protected]
Marriott Manila sets sail to an underwater-themed Easter Celebration this April.
Easter-rific Staycation: Available from April 9 to 16 at P12,500++ per night. The rate includes buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids, P700 worth of dining credit at the pool bar, complimentary extra bed and two tickets to the Easter Egg Hunt.
Sea-ventures Sunday Brunch: Set on April 16 at P2,700 per person. The rate includes a buffet spread of fresh seafood, international delicacies, foie gras and steaks, DIY pasta stations, a selection of desserts and a free pass to the Easter Egg Hunt.
Easter-themed treats at Marriott Café Bakery: Spread cheer with Felchin chocolates shaped in decadent bunnies and eggs and Egg Ninjas.
For inquiries and reservations, call 988-9999 or visit http://manilamarriott.com.
NEW WORLD MANILA BAY HOTEL
On Easter Sunday, guests can choose from a variety of special offerings at Market Café, The Fireplace, and Li Li. A bunny mascot will visit all dining outlets to give treats and smiles to all guests.
At Market Café, diners will be treated to a special Easter-themed lunch spread for P2,500 net per guest. Li Li has an all-you-can- eat dim sum for only P988 nett inclusive of free-flow of iced tea.
At The Fireplace, diners can avail of the special Easter menu the entire Holy Week until April 16. Enjoy a 5-course dinner paired with a glass of white wine for only P2,800.
But the highlight is the annual Easter Egg hunt with Dibo the Gift Dragon along with his friends Ello and Bunny. Kids can watch magic show and acrobatic performances, or participate in culinary and crafting activities. Tickets are available for P1,500 net.
Come in your best Easter-themed costume and get a chance to win a special prize.
For inquiries and reservations, call 252-6888.
Be ready as Robinsons Malls holds its annual Easter celebration on April 16.
Some of the activities include Easter egg hunting, an arts and crafts workshop, magic shows, different games, a sweet treats corner, puppet shows and balloon twists, among others.
Customers need to present a minimum receipt ranging from P300 to P3,000, depending on the mall. For more details, follow Robinsons Malls on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA MANILA
Embark on an exciting superhero voyage as Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila takes you to a magnifique quest of color, adventure and imagination.
Easter Getaway at Sofitel: Rates start at P8,500+++ per night. This includes breakfast for two adults and two children aged 11 and below at Spiral, complimentary in-room family movies and two tickets to Hero’s Quest at the Harbor Garden Tent for Saturday bookings.
Hero’s Quest: Set on April 16 at P1,150 net per person. The rate includes an Easter egg hunt, a magic show, a Superhero University, games and prizes.
Easter Lunch/Dinner at Spiral: Available from April 14 to 16 starting at P3,000 nett per adult and P1,650 nett per child. The rate includes access to Spiral’s 21 dining ateliers, children’s activities, an appearance of the Easter Bunny and live performance by Hans Dimayuga.
Sunset Bar Easter Special: Available from April 13 to 15 at P2,800 nett per adult and P1,400 nett per child. The rates include dishes such as burgers, hotdogs, barbecue, Filipino street food, popcorn, ice cream, halo-halo and refreshing drinks.
For inquiries and reservations, call 832-6988.
THE PENINSULA MANILA
Hop to The Peninsula Manila this Easter with carnival-themed playgrounds, fun-filled egg hunts, staycations and a family-friendly buffet.
Pen Days of Easter Room Package: Available from April 6 to 17 starting at P8,800 per night for a superior room. The promo includes two complimentary tickets to the Peninsula Easter Carnival Funfair (for those staying on Black Saturday and Easter Sunday for children ages 12 and under), 20% discount on food and beverage outlets and laundry services, flexible check-in and check-out time, an Easter-themed welcome amenity, and complimentary breakfast for a family of two adults and two children ages 12 and under at Escolta.
Easter Carnival Funfair: Set on April 16, from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. at P1,000 net per person. The rate includes Easter-themed crafts and activities, an egg hunt, photo taking with Peter Bear, a bouncy castle, ring tossing, shooting gallery, balloon twisting, popcorn and cotton candy, and an Easter buffet.
Champagne Brunch: Set on April 16, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at P2,650 per adult, P3,750 per adult with free-flowing champagne, and P1,800 per child 12 years old and under. The rates include a seafood bar, freshly baked breads, cured meats, spreads and jams, custom-made omelets, waffles and pancakes, a carving station, salad offerings and a selection of fruits, among many others.
For inquiries and reservations, call 887-2888.
VILLA DEL CONTE
Make your Easter egg hunt extra special with Villa Del Conte’s Ovicinis.
Made from premium chocolates from Padova, Italy, this Easter treat is wrapped in a cute bunny pouch which contains 8 pieces of candy coated, dark chocolate with hazelnut cream filling.
Available all Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Magnolia.