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Sofitel Manila Holiday Promo: Christmas Staycation + New Year Countdown


One of the Christmas booths at Sofitel Manila’s Christmas Walk

The holidays are upon us once again and if you’re looking for a stress-free celebration that you can truly enjoy, look at these offerings crafted and curated by Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. It is a dream come true for all ages, children enjoy the festive atmosphere and activities while adults can relax and get the holiday break they deserve.

Here’s a toy I bought at the Christmas village, each house offers something unique such as Christmas treats, toys, and decor. This Santa Pen is so cute and just P100. Perfect Christmas sock stuffing for kids. The Christmas walk is open to all Sofitel guests. I recommend visiting this attraction then enjoy a meal with the at family Le Bar, Spiral, or the Sunset Bar.

C’est Noël Sofitel Manila Christmas Staycation Package

Superior Room – P7,000 / night
Luxury Room – P8,450
Luxury Club Millésime – P12,250
Sofitel Suite – P15,600


Christmas lobby of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, also known as Christmas walk

Promotional featured inclusions:

– Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children (11 yrs old and below) at Spiral
– Complimentary in-room daily movies
– Le Spa voucher worth P500
– Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle voucher worth P1,500

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s 30-ft Christmas tree with musical decorations and Spiral staircase designed as a piano

Bonne Année Sofitel Manila New Year Staycation Package

*same promotional inclusions with Christmas package but higher accommodation rates + Children’s program for young VIPs at Spiral’s New Year’s Day Breakfast

Superior Room – P10,300
Luxury Room – P11,750
Luxury Club Millésime – P15,500
Sofitel Suite – P18,850


Virlanie Children’s Choir sings Christmas Carols at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

New Year Special with Spiral Breakfast and Tickets to Saint-Tropez Soirée

Saint-Tropez Soirée is Sofitel Manila’scountdown party that welcomes the New Year in a magnifique mix of indulgent gastronomy, musical performances and exciting raffle prizes. The Saint-Tropez Soirée wil be held at the Grand Plaza Ballroom with the rate set at P5,200 nett per person. The following package already includes 2 tickets for this Soirée. Grab this offer now before it’s gone.

Superior room P14,000
Luxury Room P15,000
Luxury Club Millésime P19,000
Sofitel Suite P23,000

Plus the following inclusions:

– 2 Tickets for New Year’s Eve Dinner at Saint Tropez Soirée
– Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children (11 yo and below)
–  Children’s program for young VIPs at Spiral’s New Year’s Day Breakfast
– Complimentary in-room daily movies
– La Boutique voucher worth P500
– Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle voucher worth P1,500


My son will love these Christmas-themed #cutefoods

 

A Merry Little Christmas at Spiral

Sneak peak of Sofitel’s festive offerings—stuffed turkey, suckling pig, leg of ham 

• Christmas Eve Dinner is set at Php5,500 nett per person available from 6pm to 11pm
• Christmas Day Champagne Brunch is set at Php4,900 nett per person available from 12pm to 3pm

According to Sofitel, children on the nice list can expect special treats as Santa makes his jolly rounds on the 24th of December from 7pm and at 12.30pm on Christmas Day.

Book your Christmas holiday staycation plans early

Sofitel offers activities and luxury Christmas and New Year staycation packages and events that will surely make anyone’s holiday merry. It must be one of the most extensive offers in the metro, if not the most. Christmas and New Year are very important, memorable events that everyone wants to be perfect – insert all the holiday horror stories you have here. Why not try a luxury Christmas holiday at the Sofitel?

Christmas selfie with Sofitel Manila’s Giant Christmas Tree. Is this the biggest in Manila?

I have yet to experience a Christmas in Sofitel but I am absolutely considering it because moms deserve to enjoy Christmas and New Year too!  Accorhotel members are also entitled to discounts for the staycation packages.

Contact Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on Facebook or visit www.sofitelmanila.com

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I was invited  by Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila to their Christmas Launch and Tree Lighting Ceremony where these offers were previewed to all media guests.

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

Discovery Suites Ortigas Holiday Offers

Discovery Suites Ortigas is located at 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, 1605, Metro Manila, Philippines. For families who love staycations, is there a better time to stay in a hotel than during the Christmas season? The holiday celebrations make staycations extra memorable with hotel Christmas attractions, decor, and giant Christmas trees.

Watch: Discovery Suites Christmas Lighting with Chosen Children Foundation

At Discovery Suites Ortigas, the hotel’s 20-foot tall Christmas tree was recently lighted. It is decorated with wooden carousel horses and masks that fit right to the theme of “Cirque de Noel” which I think means Circus of the Child or Christmas Circus.

The iconic Discovery Suites Ginger Bread House is now open too, every year the Ginger Bread house attracts both kids and kids-at-heart. Do look for the carousel made from Ginger Bread too.

Holiday room packages

Book from December 1-30 and January 1-31 to avail of holiday room packages that start at P5,000 for a Junior Suite inclusive of breakfast buffet for 2 persons.

The Junior Suite is complete with mini bar and sofa.

My family and I were able to spend a staycation in Discovery Suites Ortigas, read my review (plus hotel tips) .

Also check: Discovery Suites Back to Black (Black Friday & Cyber Monday offer ongoing until today only, Nov. 30)

Of course, there’s also Christmas-themed food fare that are both nice to eat and virtually share with family and friends on Instagram. Just another reason to book your staycation during this festive season.

My husband and I recently enjoyed this 4-course dinner in the romantic setting of 22 Prime Steakhouse, one of Discovery Hotels premier restaurants.


Dessert Platter

My son delights in “cute foods” that have Ginger Bread or Santa Claus on them.


Prime’s Caesar Salad


USDA Prime Angus Rib Eye

Inside the box is a beautiful Gingerbread cheesecake available until January 16, 2016

There’s an upcoming offer that you can avail from December 16-January 1, 2016 from 12:30PM to 10:30PM. This is a 4-course meal featuring Double Smoked Bacon Turkey Roulade and USDA Angus Prime Rib Eye for just Php 2,000 nett.

Are you planning a staycation this Christmas season? Wishing you a merry holiday mommies & kids!

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

Discovery Suites Ortigas Review

We had a relaxing staycation at Discovery Suites two weeks ago, the hotel is running a 50% off promo for the whole month of August.  For our staycation at Discovery Suites Ortigas, we chose the one bedroom suite called “Serendipity” which from Php 9,000+ is now just Php 5,900 nett.

Here are photos of the Serendipity Suite:

Discovery Suites Ortigas’ Serendipity Suite features an entertainment, dining, kitchen areas; one bedroom with twin beds, and a huge bathroom with both bath tub and shower.

Mothers like me will appreciate the sponge and dishwashing liquid provided by the hotel. We usually take out from nearby restaurants and/or eat our leftover takeaway meals inside the hotel. So I am very happy to find plates, utensils, a microwave oven (they even provided a lid for reheating food), a drying rack for the dishes and a kitchen towel.

There’s also a convection oven complete with pots, pans, ladles, and Masflex knives. Since it’s a staycation and I wanted to relax, I didn’t cook inside the room but just spent my time with my son & spouse.

My son liked watching his Disney Junior shows in the living room which also has a nice view of Ortigas as well as a couple of comfy sofas to lounge in. I imagined calling my girl friends in to hang out with for the night. The suite is very spacious, enough to entertain 2-3 more visitors.

The bedroom has its own TV and for privacy, it has its own door you can shut especially if you have guests coming over. We loved how huge the twin beds are, it’s more like having two king beds in one bedroom yet there’s still plenty of space for our personal luggage.

Perhaps my favorite part of Discovery Ortigas’ Serendipity Suite is the bathroom where I enjoyed organizing my personal beauty & hygiene products into the built in shelves. Usually all my stuff gets wet in hotels especially when there’s little space for personal belongings. Inside this bathroom, you have a place for everything like there’s a proper toothbrush holder and the hair dryer is properly attached to the wall, you can easily use it.

So in the bathroom, I enjoyed the overhead shower with consistent temperature, using the hair dryer which I don’t usually do, and just plain taking care of myself and cleaning up well.

My son enjoyed the bubble bath and for a change, we didn’t need to request or ask if the hotel has a bubble bath liquid soap. This is readily available inside the bathroom and it does really foam up. Thanks to the bath tub I had an hour of peace while Ashton enjoys playing in the water.

This picture is the perfect illustration of my relaxing staycation. Ashton busy with cookie making activity provided by the hotel to kids, and I enjoying Press Reader facility of Discovery Suites.

Discovery Suites Ortigas Hotel amenities

Balance Fitness Gym

This is Discovery Suite’s gym which is called Balance Fitness. I worked out twice during my stay and of all the equipment enjoyed the leg press, treadmill, and elliptical the most. It can be intimidating walking into a different gym than you go to, but the staff readily offered a tour of the facilities – including shower, sauna, and locker room.

You’ll notice the quality of their imported and branded gym equipment, although I think some like the chest press equipment are too big for Asians like me. However it wasn’t a big problem when there are plenty of free weights and benches you can use as an alternative.

After my workout, I was surprised to be offered a free banana or cookie. There’s a science behind this but I chose the banana. They also have water and coffee making facilities.

Discovery Suites Playroom

While working out, I sent Ashton and his dad to the playroom. I love when hotels provide a room for kids to play in.

This one had Nintendo Wii which Ashton enjoyed playing. The staff inside the playroom also serves snacks and drinks to both kid and guardian.

Restaurant – Breakfast Buffet

Discovery Suite’s breakfast buffet isn’t the grandest but they have everything you can expect from a Filipino and International breakfast.

Here’s what I ate for breakfast:

Love that you can not only order the regular coffee but also opt for a coffee latte. For kids, the kitchen is ready to serve warm or cold milk and fresh fruit juices.

Location

Discovery Suites Ortigas is located at 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, 1605, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is walking distance from The Podium, SM Megamall, and Shangri-la Mall. Do you like the feeling of enjoying the mall and not thinking about the traffic after? I do! So during our stay we visited the malls quiet a lot and took advantage of living in the city for the weekend.

Are you planning a staycation in Discovery Suites Ortigas? I hope you found this review/guide helpful and I wish you a memorable stay just like ours :)

 

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.