MANILA -- After being awarded its third consecutive five-star rating by Forbes Travel Guide, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila promises guests a jolly good time by welcoming all things British.
For a limited time, the hotel will showcase the best of English food and culture, as interpreted by executive chef Alisdair Bletcher and his team.
“This is first time we encompassed all our areas to one event with a common theme. You’ll see British elements, little hints, here and there,” said Stuart Stancombe, the hotel's director of restaurants, bars and experiences, who hails from the United Kingdon.
The hotel’s main restaurant, Cucina, has special British selections in the lunch and dinner buffet. Featured appetizaers include Smoked Atlantic Salmon, and Ploughman’s Salad. Of special note are the fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, mushy peas, and pork schnitzel in a pub food section. The carving station features a roast beef, Yorkshire pudding with English sides such as colcannon and cock o’ leekie soup.
The Connect Lounge on the 24th floor offers a typically English afternoon tea with scones, pastries, and assorted finger sandwiches.
Guests can also wind down here after a long day with light and refreshing Pimm’s cocktails against the backdrop of the sun setting over the Ortigas CBD skyline
On Friday evenings, the hotel invites guests up to the Vu rooftop bar where the house band plays the best of British pop from the '60s, '70s, and '80s when British artists invaded the American charts.
Marco Polo’s Brit Invasion promotions are ongoing at the Marco Polo Ortigas until March 24 only.