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Farewell to Mandarin

ONE-SHOULDER neoprene cutout gown,Michael Leyva

Mandarin Oriental was one of the first international chains of five-star hotels that opened in the metro 37 years ago. The building was designed by National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories | Read More »

Memories of Mandarin Oriental, Manila, linger on

MANDARIN Oriental, Manila general manager Torsten van Dullemen, Manila Mandarin Hotel Inc. chair Nonoy Colayco, Sandie Castro Poblador, Paola van Dullemen, Manoling Poblador

Following the announcement of the impending closure of Mandarin Oriental, Manila, on Sept. 9, the hotel celebrated its memorable journey spanning 38 years with four gastronomic farewell events at its two signature restaurants, Tin Hau and The Tivoli. Dubbed as “MeMOries: Best of the Best,” the gatherings marked the grand finale before Mandarin closes its doors for good.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

We will miss The Tivoli


When we were kids, family members would take turns choosing where to eat out. Mom would start by asking dad, then herself, and then the eldest kid, down to the youngest.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Bidding goodbye–with a nine-course degustation dinner

RISOTTO Acquerello, Crema di Scampi, Bulacan River Prawn, Lattumi Sperm Sac of Tenu, Roman Ciccioli KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Parting, they say, is such sweet sorrow. Or a delicious one, as in the case of a nine-course dinner served last Friday at The Tivoli, signature restaurant of Mandarin Oriental, Manila.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Bye to the blues

THE BLUE Rats at Martinis in June 2013

It’s not only Mandarin Oriental, Manila’s loyal guests and employees who are saddened by the hotel’s imminent closure; regular patrons of its bar, Martinis, will surely miss watching the bands that play there, most especially The Blue Rats.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »