That Magico Natale feeling at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

photo-11The most festive holiday is upon us again! You could clearly see it as streets are lit up with those fancy lights and colorful ornaments. At Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, one would get that magico natale feeling as the hotel was decked with Venetian decorations. Last November 24, the lighting for this event was held at the hotel’s sky lobby. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the event due to work. Yes, I am a real employee after all. Haha. But I was able to get the hotel’s official photos. And just by seeing those photos, it made me sad missing it. It looked fun and exciting! Just check out the pictures below. 🙂

Gino Quillamor hosted the festive event.
Gino Quillamor hosted the festive event.
Frank Reichenbach, who is the general manager, welcomed corporate clients, in-house guests, and media partners for gracing the event.
Frank Reichenbach, who is the general manager, welcomed corporate clients, in-house guests, and media partners for gracing the event.
Sisters of Mary Boystown caroled the night away.
Sisters of Mary Boystown caroled the night away.
Star Music’s acoustic duo, Migz & Maya, set the holiday mood as they performed holiday ballads.
Star Music’s acoustic duo, Migz & Maya, set the holiday mood as they performed holiday ballads.
Together with Frontier Ortigas Hotel and Resort Corp. president, Lily Pedrosa, and celebrity Max Collins, the tree was that aims to save and preserve the Philippine Eagle, at the same time bring a smile to less fortunate kids for just Php 600.
Just as the season of giving is around the corner, the hotel unveils its Wings of Hope, a tree consists of Philippine Eagle stuffed toys. Children from its partner charity, Riversprings School, were present to receive the first five eagle stuffed toy. Together with Frontier Ortigas Hotel and Resort Corp. president, Lily Pedrosa, and celebrity Max Collins, the tree was that aims to save and preserve the Philippine Eagle, at the same time bring a smile to less fortunate kids for just Php 600.
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Frank Reichenbach and Max Collins
Lily Pedrosa and Frank Reichenbach with kids from Riversprings School
Lily Pedrosa and Frank Reichenbach with kids from Riversprings School
Kids from Riversprings School performed their hearts out on the stage.
Kids from Riversprings School performed their hearts out on stage.

It did look like a fun event and for a good cause too. Even though I missed this, there are still plenty of reasons to drop by Marco Polo Ortigas Manila this season.

The launch of the festive holidays

            Guests will be serenaded with by chosen choirs for Christmas carols on all weekends of December. Santa will be in town for a meet and greet on December 11, 18, 24 and 25. A Venetian treat awaits the young ones on December 17, as Piccolo Kids Club holds activities and workshops that the kids can attend. Nothing lights up the holiday season more majestically than with a long-standing tradition of celebrating the holy mass on December 24 and 31 at the 7th Floor, Grand Ballroom.

Yuletide holiday stays

Share meaningful journeys with your loved ones with special holiday getaway offers that will surely make the season more magical. Enjoy the yuletide season with a stay filled with privileges such as Php 1,200 worth of dining credit at Cucina or Lung Hin, and a complimentary upgrade to the next room category for a minimum of two nights. Book this Venetian Holiday Getaway from November 7, 2016 to January 15, 2017, and stay from December 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017. Price starts at Php 7,300.

Celebrate the coming of a prosperous new year with a getaway together with the special ones starting at Php 8,000 for stay from December 30, 2016 to January 3, 2017. It comes with two complimentary tickets to the much awaited New Year’s Countdown Party at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge, which includes one standard drink per ticket, the best way to spend New Year’s Eve. 

Bountiful celebrations

            The season of gift giving has already started in Marco Polo Ortigas Manila with hampers and takeaways perfect for the coming holidays. Take this opportunity to share the holiday’s bests and express the season’s greetings with the Café Pronto hampers that are prepared with love and care, perfect for the special friends and family. Old English fruit cake, Dresden stollen, chocolate Santa Claus, paella base and rice, and Parma Ham are just some of the goodies to enjoy with the Grazie Hamper at Php 9,690. Opt for something a bit light with treats such as Stilton cheese, Dundee cake, vanilla kipfel, Marco Polo signature XO Sauce, and many more, paired with a bottle of red wine, for the Felice Hamper at Php 13,275. Make it personalized and enjoy selecting from a line-up of delightful items for the make-your-own hampers.

Holidays are made more festive with Marco Polo’s finest and most delicious delicacies cooked to perfection.  Choose from US roasted prime rib, roasted and glazed ham, stuffed Christmas turkey, or Peking duck for takeaways and indulge and savour these holiday staples with loved ones.

            Celebrate the season with a wide spread of holiday delights for sumptuous lunch or dinner, perfect for an evening of mirth and merriment, at Cucina. A whole line up of savory dishes that are specially prepared by expert chefs can be enjoyed in this holiday feast. Opt for a fine and exquisite holiday celebration with authentic Cantonese dishes at Lung Hin, bringing the most luxurious experience with its carefully crafted set menus for Christmas, New Year Countdown, and the New Year. These authentic dishes combined with the spectacular view and the ambience are a perfect match for a one fine holiday celebration.

            Fill your hearts with new hopes and reach out for new opportunities. Toast the New Year with the picturesque view of the Manila skyline filled with fantastic fireworks, while listening to the Spirit of ’67. Festive cocktails will be flowing to make the coming of the New Year more exciting. Cover charge starts at Php 1,250 per person, inclusive of one welcome drink.

Yes…many reasons to drop by indeed. And just to tickle your tastebuds, just check out their mouthwatering dishes below. 😉

Ossobucco with Soft Yellow Polenta
Ossobucco with Soft Yellow Polenta
Stuffed Christmas Turkey
Stuffed Christmas Turkey
Italian Porchetta
Italian Porchetta
Old English Fruit Cake
Old English Fruit Cake

And I just made myself drool over on this side. Just look at that Italian Porchetta! Lovely and yummy I bet 😛 I also bet too that having your holidays here with your loved ones would be extra special. With all the festive events, delicious dishes and amazing customer service, one would get that special Christmas Magic only at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. 🙂

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Marco Polo Hotel,
Sapphire Street cor. Meralco Avenue,
Ortigas, Pasig City
Official website:  http://www.marcopolohotels.com/en/marco_polo/hotels/philippines/manila/marco_polo_manila/index.html
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  1. The fruitcake looks tempting…and reminds me to choose between this, Conti’s, or Mary Grace!

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