• Celebrations for the Chinese New Year


    @Discovery Shores Boracay
    On Chinese New Year, welcome the year of the Wooden Horse at Discovery Shores Boracay with a Chinese Lunar New Year dinner buffet banquet unlike any other at Sands Restaurant from 6 p.m. onward. For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 720-8888 or (6336) 288-4500 or visit discoveryhotels-resorts.com.

    @Discovery Suites
    Discovery Suites welcomes the Chinese Lunar New Year with a hearty lunch buffet at Restaurant 5 on January 31 and February 1; and a special selection of Chinese-inspired dishes at the hotel’s showcase restaurant 22 Prime from January 27 to February 1. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 719-6822 or 719-8888, or e-mail fbds@discovery.com.ph.

    @Crimson Hotel
    Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila by spending a luxurious break with “A Dash of Luxury” room package. Available until February 2, the special rate per night for a Deluxe Room includes buffet breakfast for two at Café Eight and a welcome lucky ti-Koi. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 863-2222.

    @Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
    Fill yourselves with auspicious entrees at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria’s at Xin Tian Di starting from January 30 to February 13. Chinese Executive Chef Sam Lee puts the limelight on skillfully handcrafted prosperity Dim Sum made with lucky ingredients. Complementing this unique offering is an elaborate set menu signifying abundance: Scallops with Abalone and Seamoss, Yu Sheng Salad and Ang Ku Kueh. For inquiries, call 633-7222 or e-mail cpgm.reservations@ihg.com.

    @Edsa Shangri-La, Manila
    Edsa Shangri-La, Manila celebrates the Year of the Wooden Horse with various festivities and offering. On the weekends of January 25 until February 2, guests may stay at well-appointed guestrooms. Classic Nian Gao or Tikoy delicacies are available at Summer Palace’s satellite counter. And on Chinese New Year, the hotel will hold a colorful Dragon’s Eye Dotting Ceremony complete with a special Lion and Dragon dance. For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 633-8888 local 8803, or e-mail promotions.esl@shangri-la.com.

    @Makati Shangri-La
    To celebrate the coming of another auspicious Chinese New Year, Makati Shangri-La’s Shang Palace offers “Yee Sang,” to be enjoyed with family, friends and business partners from January 29 to February 4. Also known as the “Prosperity Toss”, Yee Sang is a raw fish salad consisting of over 20 ingredients, all chosen for its symbolism and is considered to be a must-have dish for Chinese New Year celebrations. For inquiries, call (632) 813-8888 or email rric.slm@shangri-la.com.

    @Diamond Hotel
    Learn how to attract luck and prosperity this Year of the Wooden Horse with the guidance of Feng Shui master Marites Allen on January 31 at the Diamond Hotel. Entrance to the event includes access to the talk, delightful canapés and a festive buffet lunch at Corniche. The first 100 guests will receive a free copy of the book Lucky Fashion Guide for 2014 Year of the Horse by Marites Allen. For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 528-3000.

    @Hyatt Regency Hotel and Casino Manila
    Celebrate the Chinese New Year with authentic Cantonese offerings Hyatt Regency Hotel and Casino Manila as Li Li serves special set menus that are perfect for welcoming the Year of Horse. Savor thoughtfully selected dishes such as Baked Scallops in Bouillon with Shrimp Mousse, Roasted Hong Kong Style Chicken with Crispy Garlic, Steamed Live Garoupa with Yunnan Ham on Lotus Leaves and more. For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 247-8666 or e-mail cath.mn@hyatt.com.

    @Lucky Chinatown Mall
    Lucky Chinatown Mall opens its month-long Chinese New Year celebrations with “Race to Success 2014.” Highlight of the happenings is the Chinese New Year Countdown, which includes a Chariot Parade in the morning, cultural shows, celebrity performances from Richard Yap and more, plus a Chinese New Year Fireworks Display. The celebration will continue on Chinese New Year Day with performances from Jose Mari Chan, a Chinese Opera show, Old Master Meet and Greet, and more fun activities.

    @Manila Hotel
    Celebrations for the Lunar New Year are already underway at the Grande Dame. On January 31, guests can witness the traditional dragon and lion dances at the Manila Hotel’s Grand Lobby. Feng Shui master Vittorio Chao will lead a special blessing ceremony at 10:30 a.m., also at the lobby. For more information, visit www.manila-hotel.com.ph.

    @Marriott Manila
    It is considered good luck to eat Nian Gao (locally known as tikoy) at this time of the year, as it is a homonym for “higher year,” symbolizing longevity, progress and better life. Get or gift one by availing Marriott Manila’s Nian Gao, packaged beautifully in a red oriental gift box. Available at Java+ until January 31.

    @New World Hotel
    New World Makati Hotel ushers in the Year of the Horse with two premium set menus offered at Jasmine restaurant from January 30 to February 2.The chef’s top recommendations from the menu are also offered for guests who prefer to enjoy à la carte dishes. For inquiries and reservations, call 811-6888 extension 3338.

    @Richmonde Hotel Ortigas
    Welcome the Year of the Horse and keep the good luck flowing as Richmonde Cafe serves everyone’s favorite oriental cuisine with the Chinoy Festival. This special Chinese New Year fare is available at the Richmonde Cafe’s Weekday Lunch Buffet from January 27 to 30, and Friday Dinner Buffet on January 31.

    @Robinsons Malls
    A series of exhibits and specially-themed events will be held in select Robinsons Malls to celebrate the Year of the Wooden Horse. It begins today with the performance of the Philippine Ling Nam Association at Robinsons Magnolia, to be followed by Robinsons Place Manila on January 30. Included in the shows are dragon and lion exhibition, a drum exhibition and wushu and martial arts exhibition. Then, a special run of Chinese Films and Books happens at Forum Robinsons, and a Bamboo Exhibit at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga, from January 27 to February 2. At Robinsons Galleria, a Chinese Food Exhibit take center stage from January 30 to February 2. From January 31 to February 2, workshops and demos like Chinese paper lantern making, calligraphy, Chinese tattoos plus Feng Shui consultations will be held in select Robinsons Malls. Shoppers will also have chance to watch cultural performances, featuring Chinese songs and dances. For more information, call 397-1888, local 780.

    @The Manor @ Camp John Hay
    The Manor at Camp John Hay invites everyone to gallop to the Year of the Wooden Horse amid the pine trees of Baguio City. Families are encouraged to avail of The Manor’s Superior Room at special rates inclusive of breakfast for two, as well as complimentary amenities. For more information, call (02) 584-4892 or (02) 584-4911.

    @Sofitel Philippine Plaza
    Enjoy Chinese New Year celebrations with delicious dishes from Canton, Szechuan, Shanghai and Peking, China only at Sofitel Philippine Plaza. Executive Chinese Chef Mok Chee Wah prepares a special 18 treasures-themed menu available until February 2 at the hotel’s Spiral restaurant. For reservations and inquiries, call (632) 832-6988, or e-mail fbreservations@sofitelmanila.com.

    @Waterfront Pavilion Hotel and Casino Manila
    Waterfront Pavilion Hotel and Casino Manila rings in the Year of the Wood Horse in a weeklong buffet presentation of special Oriental-themed cuisine at the hotel’s all-day interactive lifestyle restaurant, Seasons Café, starting January 27 until 31.


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