Welcome the Year of the Pig with great food, a lot of romance, and the best leisure deals!
Manila, Philippines — This year, February is a month of two important red-letter calendar events: the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day! It’s time to celebrate these two memorable occasions with exciting offers like no other.
Okada Manila (hotel info), the grandest integrated resort and destination for world-class entertainment in the metro, is throwing a February celebration for the books: complete with prosperity rituals, mouthwatering feasts, and a great deal an unforgettable suite experience.
Amazingly auspicious deals on feasts and suites
There’s no better way to celebrate this wonderful occasion than with a lavish, indulgent feast shared with great company and loved ones.
At Red Spice, share the blessings of prosperity with deliciously auspicious lunch and dinner menu offerings such as radish-stuffed scallop in superior sauce (P1,416++), wok-fried fish fillet with salted egg (P800++), Great Wall jellyfish and abalone (P1,278++), and deep-fried custard bun (P120++).
Yu Lei brought together an unforgettable feast with a lavish New Year set menu, available for lunch and dinner on February 4 and 5, 2019. For only P6,888++ per person*, diners get to indulge in a spread fit for royalty, complete with eight types of Chinese New Year appetizers, double-boiled flower mushroom and chicken soup, stir-fried prawns and broccoli in chili sauce, roasted chicken, steamed red grouper, braised pork knuckle, salmon fried rice, and a delightful deep-fried black sesame ball.
Dim sum lovers will also get a great deal on a special Yu Lei Chinese New Year Dim Sum Selection for only P588++ per order, which comes with braised pork knuckle in black vinegar sauce, four pieces of deep-fried taro balls with minced pork, fat choy and dried oyster, and four pieces of steamed shrimp dumpling shaped like lucky goldfish with superior soup.
For those looking for a Korean style Lunar New Year celebration, try the Seollal (Korean Lunar New Year) Set Menu, available for lunch and dinner guests from February 2 to 6, 2019. Though slightly different in flavor and texture from a traditional Chinese New Year feast, this set menu brings together auspicious food items as enjoyed by Koreans the world over. Indulge in the traditional soup tteokguk (anchovy soup with rice cakes), modeum jeon (assorted Korean pancakes), and shikhye gwail (sweet rice drink with fruits) for a prosperous year for only P1,300++ per head (also includes a selection of banchan side dishes and Korean plain rice).
To fully immerse in Okada Manila’s Chinese New Year festivities, guests can enjoy two nights in one of the hotel suites—and get the second night at half the rates**! Available for guests staying in the resort until February 28, 2019, this special deal applies for Junior, Premium, and Executive Suites where the whole clan can celebrate, relax, and be entertained in style.
* Minimum of two dining guests to avail of the special price
** Guests must book the suite until February 26, 2019. Special rate not available for non-suite rooms or bookings for Fridays and Saturdays.
A celebration of good fortune
Don’t retire the party hat just yet as Okada Manila throws the grandest, most auspicious Chinese New Year bash in town! On February 5, 2019, the celebration begins at 11AM with a lavish, traditional ritual for prosperity and good fortune led by renowned feng shui Master Charlie Chao.
Master Chao, formerly the president of the International Institute of Chinese Esoteric Sciences Studies, has conducted research in esoteric and geomancy sciences in China and Japan, and is a prominent author-expert on subjects such as feng shui, geomancy, and Yi-Jing (I-Ching) divination.
With Master Chao at the helm of the ceremony, the world-class lifestyle and entertainment destination will be staging key ritual elements such as incense lighting, lion dance performances, a table set with auspicious food and décor, and simulation of firecracker lighting to drive away bad energies.
One of the highlights of a great Chinese New Year celebration is the cai qing, in which the lion dancers go around a property to receive gifts of ang pao (red envelopes) and leaves for them to “eat” while performing to a rolling crescendo of cymbals and drums. In Okada Manila, the cai qing will be performed in the Pearl Wing, the Coral Wing hotel lobby, the casino area, and restaurants to bring blessings of good fortune to the whole property, businesses, and guests.
“Okada Manila, along with Master Charlie Chao, really strived to include key elements of traditional lunar new year celebrations to invite and share fortune and good luck to everyone, including our guests and their families,” said Shirley Tam, Okada Manila Senior Vice President – Loyalty, Promotions & Events. “And because it is the Year of the Pig, often recognized as the most abundant and auspicious in the Chinese zodiac, Master Chao will also lead a ceremony of cutting a roast pig to ensure good luck whole year round.”
Red is truly the color of February 2019 as Valentine’s Day approaches. Celebrate this romantic occasion in style at Okada Manila restaurants!
Craving Japanese? Enbu’s Valentine’s Dinner Set Menu for February 13 to 15, 2019 includes a choice of sushi, sashimi, or assorted appetizers, prawn and vegetable tempura, a special Enbu Valentine dessert, and a choice of luxurious main courses such as Australian Wagyu Steak, Saikyo Yaki (miso-marinated black cod with rice) and Hitsumabushi (eel with rice). This dinner set is attractively priced at P2,200++* per guest.
For those looking for a Korean kick to their romantic meal, Goryeo has them covered with a special Valentine’s Day Set Menu available for lunch and dinner on February 14, 2019. For only P3,888++ per diner, treat your taste buds to silver cod porridge, sarcodon mushroom with duck dumplings, wrapped snow crab with vegetables and mustard sauce, mung bean pancake, Damyang province-style chargrilled beef with rice in lotus leaf, and Korean pear sorbet with red velvet cake.
Nothing says ti amo better than a lovely three-course Italian dinner! At La Piazza Ristorante Italiano, you and your date can enjoy the San Valentino Dinner for Two (P9,888++ for two) on Valentine’s Day itself. Complete with a saffron risotto with red-wine braised beef cheek medallion, herb-buttered salmon fillet with potato gnocchi and seafood sauce, a chocolate dome and passionfruit slices for dessert, antipasti buffet, and free-flowing wine, this deal will definitely impress your special someone as you bask in the intimate ambiance and the sweet serenades of the restaurant’s harpist.
Go all out romantic and treat your date to a special Valentine’s Dinner by the Fountain on February 14, 2019. Located right at the heart of Okada Manila, The Fountain offers a breathtaking view of the world’s largest multicolor dancing fountain and makes for an unforgettable setting for your Valentine’s dinner date. For only P9,888+ for a table for two, enjoy three-course dinner with free-flowing wine and refillable antipasti—and expect your special someone to rave about this meal for the weeks to come!
Medley Buffet is offering A Love-Filled Feast for dinner guests on February 14 and 15, 2019. Enjoy a specially curated Valentine’s buffet spread, free-flowing beverages, and live entertainment for only P3,000 (nett) for adults and P1,500 (net) for children. And to make this occasion extra-special for your loved ones, throw in a The Retreat Spa voucher for Him or Her for only P800 (nett)!
And to take home to romantic spirit, get the sweetest, heartfelt gifts from the Pastry Shop at Okada Manila! Treat your loved ones to Cupid’s Confections, handcrafted delights that Okada Manila’s pastry chefs have made with love. Choose from cakes, praline and truffle gift boxes, cookies in a glass jar, and indulgent chocolate bars—prices start at P365.00.
You deserve only the grandest celebrations this February—and there’s nowhere grander than Okada Manila! For more information on Okada Manila’s events and promotions, visit the website www.okadamanila.com, like Okada Manila on Facebook, and follow @okadamanila on Twitter and Instagram.