Filipinos are a romantic lot, so Valentine’s Day is a big deal around here.
If you’re after an extra-special celebration — one of those fancy, big date night affairs — then a good way to do this is to book a meal or overnighter at one of Metro Manila’s many hotels, where special multi-course menus and staycation deals are offered.
The sheer volume of promos available can get pretty overwhelming this time of year, though, so here’s a short list of some of the holiday specials that the Coconuts Manila crew found particularly promising.
Indulge in a little molecular gastronomy in hip Poblacion
Poblacion’s five-star I’M Hotel has a four-course gourmet meal couples can try on Valentine’s Day. Priced at PHP3,700 per couple (US$70.97), the meal is said to be inspired by molecular gastronomy.
Diners can also expect to watch live entertainment and receive complimentary gifts.
Note: There will only be two dinner seatings that night — one from 6pm to 8pm, and the other from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.
Register by calling 632 755 7888 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Try a five-course omakase set
Nobu Manila at City of Dreams in Parañaque is having a Valentine’s Day omakase from Feb. 14 to 16. Priced at PHP10,000 (US$191.80) for two people, the omakase has five courses, including a sushi platter, a serving of brick oven-roasted slipper lobster tail, and sous vide Australian tenderloin.
To make reservations, call 632 691 2882, or 632 691 2885.
Have a pool-side dinner for two curated by a top chef
Those in the mood for a pool-side dinner for two can turn to Hilton Manila in Pasay, which is hosting a five-course dining menu that was curated by its Executive Chef Dennis Leslie.
The meal will be priced at PHP2,500 (US$47.97) per person on Valentine’s Day.
They’ll also be giving away a plush toy to cap off the evening.
Call for reservation at 632 239 7788.
Relax over wine at this Quezon City bar
People looking for a chill date can head over to Seda Vertis North‘s Straight Up bar in Diliman, Quezon City. On Feb. 14 from 4pm to 1am, two people can have a bottle of wine and a cheese platter for PHP2,500 (US%47.95).
Call 632 739 8888 or email email@example.com
Have a romantic staycation in Manila’s historic district
Boutique brand Amelie Hotel in Malate, Manila is having a sale on its rooms from Feb. 13 to 17.
Expect to see up to 40 percent off their published room rates, with rooms available for PHP3,900 (US$74.82) per night and above.
Aside from staying in the rooms, guests will get to start their morning with a breakfast buffet, get a free one-hour massage, and even a 20 percent discount at the hotel’s Braska Restaurant.
Call 632 875 7888 to book.
Support Coconuts and rep your city
Now you can wear your love of Coconuts proudly across your chest. That’s right, we’re getting into the merch business with the launch of our official online store, The Coconuts Shop.
Our first product is that ultimate wardrobe mainstay: the white T-shirt.
If you want to rep your city, we’ve also launched Coconuts City Logo Tees for Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, KL, Jakarta, Bali, and Yangon.
They’re all sold exclusively at The Coconuts Shop – at a special introductory price of S$29 until Sep. 30, 2020!