Christmas destinations in the city | Inquirer Business

Christmas destinations in the city

/ 03:20 AM December 22, 2018

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Get-togethers are happening simultaneously, dinners with friends we haven’t seen in a long time are finally pushing through and we get to make up for lost time and catch up with the whole family.

Still undecided of where to have your Christmas Eve dinner or how to treat your family on Christmas Day? We have rounded up some offerings around the city you might want to see.

Grand Hyatt Manila
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

The happiest time of the year is here and Grand Hyatt Manila is making sure it will only get merrier with its grand and gilded yuletide festivities.

Get your Christmas dinner party going with Grand Hyatt Manila’s Pork Terrine, Christmas Turkey and Roasted Mulwarra Rib-eye and other scrumptious savory dishes. Take your pick among Grand Hyatt Manila’s top-notch restaurants: The Grand Kitchen, The Cellar, No. 8 China House and The Peak Grill—for your Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day feast.

For more information on Grand Hyatt Manila’s Grand Gilded Yule, check out their Facebook page,

Hilton Manila
Newport Boulevard, Pasay City

Craving for both local and international favorites this holiday season? Head over to Hilton Manila for its holiday-inspired buffet which features local and international dishes. Hilton Manila’s Kusina offers a mouth-watering selection of sustainable seafood cooked “dampa-style” and the most decadent array of desserts. Festive lunch buffet rates start at P1,850 per person.

Executive Chef Dennis Leslie has specially-curated Christmas-inspired treasure chests filled to brim with sweet and savory delights, unique gourmet treats and freshly baked goodies. The hotel’s Gingerbread Gift Shop at the ground floor has delectable Christmas treats you can bring home to family and friends, too.

Can you think of a more perfect gift for the foodies this holiday season?

To book a table at Hilton Manila’s Festive lunch buffet or if you want to order in advance the hotel’s Christmas Treasures, you can call (632) 239-7788 or email mnlph_f&[email protected].

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo
Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Begin a new Christmas tradition with your family and friends right at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo. The hotel’s Christmas Eve dinner buffet from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on the 24th is a treat to look out for.

Feast on Courtyard’s slow-roasted US prime rib, turkey and special glazed ham along with 16 other food sections and a glass of white, red wine or cocktail, all for only P1,588 per person. Or get treated to a free 45-minute chorale concert at 8 p.m. at the lobby before heading to the Christmas Eve Mass which will be celebrated at the hotel’s ballroom at 9 p.m.

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On Christmas Day, gather with loved ones again at the Courtyard’s Lunch Buffet, available from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For inquiries and ticket reservations please call (033) 330-7600 or email [email protected].

Aruga By Rockwell
Waterfront Drive, Makati

Aruga By Rockwell offers a Yuletide Getaway package that one can definitely not refuse. Those planning a Christmas staycation in the city can enjoy exciting discounts and gifts, which include breakfast at Aruga Cafe by Mesclun, Rustan’s Marketplace gift certificate (for one bedroom and two bedroom suites only), and a Santis Christmas basket.

For inquiries and reservations, you may call (632) 818-0000 or email [email protected]. You may also visit Aruga’s website at

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
Eastwood, Quezon City

Christmas Eve is for getting together with your loved ones and feasting on good food. Make your reservation at Eastwood Cafe+Bar. You can also partake of the Christmas Eve dinner buffet on Dec. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the Christmas Day lunch buffet on Dec. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children aged 6 to 12 years get a 50 percent discount while those 5 years old and below eat for free. For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 570-7777.

Have your fill of all things delectable and sweet at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s lobby. Spot the gingerbread gypsy wagon and choose from the awesome selection of baked goodies. To order, call (632) 570-7777 or email [email protected].

TAGS: Aruga by Rockwell, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Grand Hyatt Manila, Hilton Manila

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