As traffic worsens with the holidays, more families are considering holing up in their homes or sticking close to their neighborhoods. Fortunately, there’s a staycation option where they can still celebrate in a festive venue but without having to brave city traffic.
This month, Makati City offers a holiday extravaganza designed to make this Christmas delightful and memorable. Take the family on a great holiday Makati staycation at Raffles Makati, Fairmont Makati, and Holiday Inn & Suites Makati with Mastercard’s amazing offerings.
Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
Enjoy a relaxing vacation at the Holiday Inn & Suites Makati and get a complimentary stay at a chosen Holiday Inn partner hotel abroad. Each overnight booking on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday on Best Available Rate entitles one to a complimentary overnight stay at either Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit 22 or Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong. Guests can also avail of the 2+1 offer on buffet lunch or dinner at Flavors Restaurant.
Stay period is until Dec. 31 while complimentary night redemption at either partner hotel is until March 31, 2017.
On the lookout for stocking stuffers but dread the traffic jams and the long lines at the cash register? Holiday Inn & Suites Makati has a Gingerbread House at the ground-floor lobby stocked with all sorts of delightful goodies for everyone on your list.
Choose from prepacked chocolate hampers or fill your own with pralines, chocolate Santas, penguins, snowmen, jars of cookies, lollipops, candy canes and marshmallow treats. There is also a selection of big and small gingerbread houses to choose from.
If you want to make a grand impression at a Christmas party, place an order for the hotel’s Christmas Macaron Tower—150 French macarons in five delicious flavors: strawberry, mascarpone, mango, blueberry and pistachio.
Raffles and Fairmont
At Fairmont Makati, they have weekend room packages at 50-percent off including daily breakfast for two at their all-day dining restaurant Spectrum, complimentary high-speed internet access and local calls, 1+1 for lunch buffet at Spectrum and 50-percent off regular treatments at Willow Stream Spa.
Raffles Makati offers 30-percent off on their Best Available Rates package on weekends which includes daily breakfast buffet at Spectrum for two, complimentary high-speed internet access and local calls, classic Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktails at Writers Bar for two, and priority waitlist for room upgrade.
While it’s tempting to just enjoy the cozy rooms in these top Makati properties, there are other things worth doing… and they’re all located inside the hotels. Guests at Long Bar during Happy Hour will be treated to a choice of one tapas (appetizer) while groups of four can avail of the 3+1 offer for lunch or dinner buffet at Spectrum (except Sunday lunch).
Need to unwind? Willow Stream Spa offers 30-percent off on regular spa treatments from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Thursday.
Makati ups the ante this holiday season with exclusive privileges at Rustan’s for bookings made at Raffles Makati, Fairmont Makati and Holiday Inn & Suites Makati using one’s Mastercard. Get a voucher for P500 off with a minimum purchase of P5,000 at Rustan’s Makati. Platinum, World Elite and World Mastercard holders are entitled to expert assistance from Rustan’s personal shoppers, free delivery of purchased items, and complimentary use of the VIP Lounge.
Take in the sights and the city’s mesmerizing lights with a visit to the Ayala Triangle Gardens’ Festival of Lights. A signature tradition of Makati, the lights-and-sounds show is one of Conde Nast Traveller’s Seven Most Spectacular Lights Shows in the World, which promises to take you once again into a giant Christmas wonderland.
Amaze the kids with Circuit Makati’s interactive outdoor Christmas tree. Measuring 56 feet high, the Christmas tree installation, which can be experienced from the inside out, is sure to entertain guests with an immersive experience, giving them magical dreams to remember.
“Christmas is all about family, friends and all the people we hold dear. What’s a better way to experience the joys of this season than by sharing new experiences with those you truly love, in a city that offers something for everyone? Makati’s holiday offerings, made possible with Mastercard and our partners, promise priceless memories for everyone,” said Shiella Aguilar, project development manager of Makati.
Avail of the Makati staycation packages by logging on to www.makeitmakati.com, or by contacting the Reservation Desks of the participating hotels.
Whether it’s a staycation with family, a feast with your dearest friends or de-stressing time at the spa, Makati can make it all happen. Discover priceless experiences with your Mastercard and make your holiday this 2016 an even more unforgettable one. Make it Makati. Make it Mastercard.
The 2016 Priceless Makati Staycation is made possible by Mastercard, Raffles Makati, Fairmont Makati and Holiday Inn & Suites Makati.
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