Usher in the Chinese New Year 2015 with a myriad of activities, Chinese gastronomic delights, and charms and prosperity ornaments. The Sunday Times Magazine wishes you all the luck this Year of the Wood Sheep.
Invite prosperity and good tidings at Diamond Hotel Philippines from February 16 to 20. Corniche restaurant will offer a scrumptious selection of popular Chinese dishes for the Lunch and Dinner buffets, giving diners a chance to pick a prize at the Prosperity Tree and join the raffle. And on the Chinese New Year’s day itself, the Philippine Ling Nam Athletic Federation will be spreading luck at the four corners of the hotel at 11 a.m. for the much anticipated Lion and Dragon Dance. From 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., join the 10-minute feng shui consultation at the upper lobby with Angel Macalino, a complimentary for Corniche diners. For inquiries, call 528-3000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
@Club Paradise Palawan
Offering equally exciting festivities is Club Paradise Palawan with promotional room rates starting at a Hillside Room. For a truly festive celebration, the resort will be offering a special four-course Chinese New Year Dinner. For inquiries, call 719-6971 to 74, or e-mail at email@example.com.
Invite luck and partake in welcoming the year of the wooden sheep with a traditional Dragon Dance on February 19 at F1 Hotel. Continue the celebration at F All Day dining Restaurant and have a taste of your all-time favorite Chinese-inspired dishes masterfully crafted by F’s culinary team. The auspicious lunch or dinner buffet is available from February 16 to 22. For inquiries, call 928-9888, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
From February 18 to 22, gather the family for a banquet feast at Dusit Thani’s Basix all day dining restaurant and savor a buffet spread of Chinese dishes A special dragon dance performance await diners for lunch on February 19. The hotel also brings you a bounty of gifts to celebrate a prosperous new year. You can enjoy the best rates in the metro and genuine Thai hospitality all in the luxury of a five-star hotel. One of three auspicious prizes also awaits you upon check-in. Spring Delights room package is available until March 21. For inquiries, call 238-8888, or e-mail email@example.com.
@Discovery Shores Boracay
Discovery Shores Boracay promises an incredible Chinese New Year holiday filled with amazing delights, with promotional room rates in a Junior Suite. This is inclusive of the Chinese New Year Dinner buffet, a savory spread of international and traditional Chinese specialties, at Sands Restaurant. For inquiries, call 720-8888 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the season of love, the Chinese New Year is usually welcomed with resolutions on spending money wisely. Luckily, this time is also marks McDonald’s annual coupons. This year, McDonald’s is giving customers the chance to enjoy good food at great value and save as much as P32 with the Meals of Fortune coupons, available at stores or through the McDo PH App, and valid via Dine-In, Take-Out, Drive-Thru and McDelivery. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/McDo.ph.
Rustan’s Supermarket kicks off a series of activities in-store to celebrate the Chinese New Year this February. Sapphire cardholders are in for an exclusive treat with a free five-minute Fortune Telling Session with famed Chinese astrologer Hanz Cua. Find out your fate on February 16 at Shangri-La; February 17 at Glorietta; February 18 at Rockwell. February 19 also marks Fortune Cookie Day in all Marketplace by Rustan’s and Rustan’s Supermarket branches. Join the revelry and welcome the Chinese New Year in a festive mood with Dragon and Lion Dance presentations in the following Rustan’s Supermarket branches throughout the month: Makati, San Antonio, Alphaland, Ayala Alabang, P. Guevarra, Tomas Morato, and Katipunan.
@Richmonde Hotel Ortigas
Have a taste of your favorite Oriental dishes as you welcome the Year of the Sheep with Richmonde Café’s Chinoy Festival. Welcome good luck and good fortune as you partake in a culinary journey complete with an array of Chinese-inspired dishes Pinoys have always loved.Revel in a bountiful spread of Chinese classics such as Xiao Bai Cai Salad; Fukien Fried Chicken; Spicy Hoisin Stir-fried Pork with Mushrooms; Salt and Pepper Squid and the crowd-favorite Lechon Macau. An assortment of dim sums, dumplings and noodles completes this Asian fare. The gastronomic feast is available at the Weekday Lunch Buffet from February 16 to 18, 2015 and February 20, and at the Friday Dinner Buffet on February 20. For inquiries, call 689-8419 or visit www.richmondehotels.com.ph.
In celebration of the most important festival on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Marriott Hotel Manila ushers in the year of the wooden ram with gifts of good fortune. Bestow wealth and tranquility to your loved ones with a luxurious gift hamper filled with Chinese treats such as X.O Sauce, gold coins and Dilyan Green tea for. For those who wish to share happiness, Marriott Manila’s double prosperity fish are carefully molded into two koi fish at 270 grams each, and are elegantly packed in red oriental boxes sealed with a golden symbol for good fortune. To keep up with the traditions, the hotel is spreading auspicious blessings by giving away ampao or red envelopes with vouchers from Versace Jeans, Bric’s Milano and Massimo Bononi. These offerings are available until February 19. For inquiries, call 988-9999 or visit manilamarriott.com.
Guests are invited to celebrate the lunar new year at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. To usher in the Year of the Goat, the hotel will have a festive firecrackers display at the lobby driveway and a traditional lion and dragon dance around on the eve and the day of new year. Another traditional treat during Chinese New Year is tikoy, also known as nian gao or year cake. Tikoy is available for purchase at the hotel’s tikoy booth. View the Chinese New Year dining offers and festivities at www.bit.ly/grandcny2015. For inquiries, call 814-2580 or e-mail email@example.com.
@Marco Polo Ortigas
Celebrate authentic Cantonese cuisine this Year of the Goat at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Lung Hin restaurant. Traditional New Year staples such as Suckling Pig, Double Boiled Chicken with Fish Maw in Almond Essence Soup will be prepared by resident Executive Hong Kong Chef Cheng Yeung Kwan. The 11-course Chinese New Year set menus are available until February 19. For inquiries, call 720-7777 or visit www.marcopolohotels.com.
The Year of the Sheep is around the corner meaning it’s time to consider how to spend the Chinese New Year holidays with your family and loved ones. Dubbed as a gourmet heaven and a shopping paradise, Hong Kong is one of the best destinations to visit this festive season. Priceless Hong Kong is now offering MasterCard cardholders an array of unique priceless experiences and new offers carrying its wish of good fortune for visitors to the city this Chinese New Year. Be ready to explore the best of the city state from shopping and dining to travel and entertainment. For inquiries, call the Priceless Hong Kong hotline at (852) 3758-7487 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is celebrating the Chinese New Year with lucky and cute zodiac animal plush toys. For kids and kids-at-heart, take home cuddly Chinese zodiac animal stuffed toys this Chinese New Year. Shoppers can also enjoy up to 70 percent off from participating establishments at Lucky Chinatown until February 25. They can also win round-trip tickets for two to Macau when they spend P2,500 during the sale. For more information, visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.
@New World Makati Hotel
New World Makati Hotel ushers in the Chinese New Year with modern Oriental flair. Guests are invited to receive a shower of good luck at the most auspicious spots of New World Makati Hotel on February 19. Feng shui expert Princesse Lim Fernandez from the Yin & Yang Shop of Harmony guides guests on the age-old Chinese traditions and best practices to achieve happiness and prosperity. The traditional eye-dotting ceremony will be followed by a vibrant dragon and lion dance prior a delectable feast. For inquiries, call 811-6888 local 3338 or visit www.newworldhotels.com.