Chinese New Year in the city’s top hotels   | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Traditional Chinese New Year dragon and lion dance
Traditional Chinese New Year dragon and lion dance
Traditional Chinese New Year dragon and lion dance
Traditional Chinese New Year dragon and lion dance


To welcome the Chinese New Year, The Peninsula Manila is mounting a traditional dragon and lion dance at The Lobby  from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Jan. 28.

Three-course Lucky Lunch and Dinner Specials at The Lobby will go for P1,250 (exclusive of taxes), 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m. Executive chef Franco Diaz and his team will use ingredients with symbolic meaning during the New Year.

The Peninsula Manila, tel. 8872888, extension 6694


Prosperity Salmon Fish and Yu Shang with Fruit Salad
Prosperity Salmon Fish and Yu Shang with Fruit Salad


City of Dreams Manila offers dining options and entertainment signifying good luck, happiness and prosperity. Crystal Dragon serves exclusive Chinese New Year-themed a la carte and set menus from Jan. 16 to Feb. 11, while 24-hour casual Chinese dining at Noodl8 offers sumptuous dishes for all of January and February.

Themed gift items perfect for the festive occasion are likewise available at Café Society.

At The Shops at the Boulevard on the upper ground level, a three-day Year of the Rooster festival from Jan. 27 to 29 showcases a variety of Chinese New Year-themed activities and performances, as well as a God of Fortune spreading gifts and good cheer to guests.

For evening entertainment, guests can head to City of Dreams KTV, with special Chinese New Year a la carte dishes and unlimited Tsing Tao beer in the package.

Set Menus include the Chinese New Year Happiness Menu with Prosperity Salmon Fish Yu Shang with Fruit Salad, Braised Eight Sea Treasure and Shredded Abalone Broth, and Double Flavor of Chinese New Year Nian Gao Platter, among others; the Chinese New Year Abundance Menu with Prosperity Salmon Fish Yu Shang with Rock Melon Salad, Steamed Sea Grouper with Shredded Ginger in Homemade Soy Sauce, and Roasted Chicken Roll filled with Foie Gras and Wild Mushrooms; and a la carte offerings such as  Shredded Roasted Duck with Fresh Fruit Salad in Dressing,  Braised Dried Oyster and Black Mushrooms Roll with Sea Moss,  Wok-fried Shanghai Rice Cake Sliced with Selected Seafood, and more.

The Chinese New Year Happiness Menu is priced at P3,680+ per person, while the Chinese New Year Abundance Menu is at P6,680+, both for a minimum of four to six persons. A la carte offerings range from P460+ to P1,680+.

Crystal Dragon is open daily for lunch from 12 to 3 p.m. and dinner from 6 to

11 p.m.

At Noodl8, diners can celebrate the New Year with authentic Chinese and Korean fare any time of the day.

Prices for the  a la carte dishes range from P310+ to P688+. Noodl8 is open 24 hours a day on the main gaming area, ground floor.

For reservations, call 8008080 or e-mail [email protected].


Lucky Meal for the Rooster Year, salt and pepper
Lucky Meal for the Rooster Year, salt and pepper


From Jan. 28 to Feb. 4, a set of Chinese-inspired dishes awaits at The Lounge and from Room Service.

Start with a serving of Crispy Vegetable Spring Roll with Sweet Chili Sauce and a bowl of Chinese-style Chicken Corn Soup; then a choice of main course of either Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs with Chinese Five-Spice or Beef with Broccoli with Oyster Sauce plus a siding of Yang Chow Fried Rice or Stir-Fry Noodles; and ending with a dessert of Almond Lychee, all for P650 nett, inclusive of a glass of iced green tea.

Guests also get 10 percent off this “Lucky Meal for the Rooster Year” when they order from Room Service.

For inquiries and reservations, call 5707777. Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City; e-mail [email protected] or log on to; and Twitterand Instagram at @Richmonde_ERH.


The traditional lion and dragon dance happens on the eve of Jan. 27. Prosperity and warm wishes are shared with Xin Tian Di’s signature Koi Fish Tikoy (nian gao), available until Jan. 31 for P1,088+.

The classic Yu Sheng Salad is available beginning Jan. 16. Choose from the three versions:  Fortune Yu Sheng (Salmon Fillet with condiments) at P868+; Glory Yu Sheng (Sliced Abalone with condiments) at P1,088+; or Vegetarian Lo Hei (Mixed Seasonal Fruits with condiments) at P728+.

Executive Chinese chef Peter Yeung’s selection of auspicious Chinese New Year Set Menus (price starts at P9,938 nett for four persons) and a la carte menus are also available; each Set Menu includes a box of Koi Fish Tikoy.

Call 6337222 or e-mail [email protected].


Holiday Inn and Suites Makati
Holiday Inn and Suites Makati


Holiday Inn Suites Makati celebrates the Year of the Fire Rooster. On Jan. 27, 28 and 29, it will offer the Chinese New Year Book & Buy promo. For a minimum of two nights in a deluxe room, guests can enjoy a special weekend rate at P4,500+ for the first night and P2,017+ for the second night, or savings of 50 percent. For weekdays, room rates starts at P5,500+ on the first night and P2,017+ on the second night.

Guests availing of the promo will enjoy 50 percent off the buffet breakfast at Flavors Restaurant; kids aged 12 and below stay and dine for free.

Stay dates valid until Dec. 29. Call 9090888 or e-mail [email protected] for details and information.


Guests can enjoy room packages and culinary offerings, as well as festive activities, beautiful artworks and a special appearance by feng shui expert Joseph Chau.

Upcycle artist Jevie Pagaguitan transforms The Gallery into a beautiful garden with prosperity trees made of upcycled materials. Chinese merchants selling feng shui items, paintings and Chinese delicacies create a feel of a Little Chinatown.

On Jan. 29, good fortune, great food and live entertainment are offered in a Chinese New Year Brunch Buffet celebration at The Grand Ballroom. For  P1,588++ per person, troupes of colorful dragon dancers, traditional Chinese theater performances and acrobats will entertain guests, while Mr. Chau leads the Chinese New Year ceremony at the lobby prior to the luncheon at the ballroom.

Diners who avail of the Chinese New Year Brunch at the Grand Ballroom are entitled to join the raffle for a chance to win an overnight stay in a Presidential Suite for four persons.

From Jan. 27 to Feb. 4, guests can also look forward to Chinese culinary favorites at Café Eight. Guest chef Adrian Lim creates sumptuous specialties such as Suckling Pig, Longevity Noodles, Jelly Fish in Peanut Sauce and assorted Dim Sum for lunch at P1,238+ per person and for dinner at P1,418+ per person. Buffet rates include free-flowing beverages such as wine, beer, juice and sodas.

For a staycation, guests can book direct and use the promo code CNY2017 to avail of the Lucky Rooster Room Package from Jan. 28 to 29 with a special rate starting at P5,888+ inclusive of buffet breakfast for two, complimentary Feng Shui Guide for 2017 by Mr. Chau, complimentary tickets for two to the Chinese New Year Brunch celebration and late checkout at 6 p.m. Guests who book the package get a chance to win an overnight stay for two in an Executive Club room.



Local residents are invited to have a reunion staycation  in a tropical sanctuary without leaving the city, with room rates starting at P7,000+ for stays from Jan. 13 to 29. This includes breakfast buffet at Heat for two adults and two children below six years and a complimentary box of fish tikoy.  On weekends, fun-filled kiddie activities abound with the dynamic Cubs and Cubbies program.

Guests can welcome positivity with a lion and dragon dance blessing ceremony with drumrolls, eye-dotting and coin tossing rites in the main lobby of the hotel on Jan. 28, 10 a.m.

Summer Palace’s royal feast of set menus are good for a party of 10 persons. Named Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity, they are especially prepared by Executive Chinese Chef Tony Sum and his creative culinary team. Price starts at P21,888+, and set menus are available from Jan. 27 to Feb. 11 for lunch and dinner. Dishes include Steamed Codfish Fillet with Sea Urchin, Fried Crab Claw in Kam Heong Sauce, Mongolian-style Beef Steak and more. The feast becomes extra special with the traditional Yee Sang or Yu Shang, a popular practice also known as the “Prosperity Toss.” Yee Sang consists of more than 20 ingredients all chosen for their symbolism; it is considered  a must-have dish for Chinese New Year festivities to attract happiness, wealth and good fortune.

Summer Palace’s celebrated fish-shaped tikoy is priced at P1,388+ for a single box. A variety of shapes and delectable flavors is also available: radish cake, pumpkin cake, round and water chestnut at P888+ per box and gold bar tikoy at P688+.

A relaxing start to the New Year is a rejuvenating spa break at CHI, The Spa. There are wellness massages, hammam treatments and signature massages which start at P2,500+.

Plan your workout goals for the year as Edsa Shangri-La Manila’s Health Club offers unique workout experiences with five dedicated fitness zones for an environment ideal for users of all levels. Rate is P10,000 per month.

For inquiries or reservations, call 6338888 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit or stay connected, like, follow @edsashangrila on Twitter and @edsashangrila on Instagram.


Ceremonial lion and dragon dance
Ceremonial lion and dragon dance


Marriott Manila ushers in the Year of the Fire Rooster with a chest box filled with three traditional delicacies: tikoy (nian gao), radish cake (lo bak ho), and taro cake (wu tao gao).

Executive Chef Law Wui Wing prepared these delicacies in the most flavorful and authentic way. The round-shaped 750-gram tikoy, with a classic sweet taste symbolic of the Chinese culture as it means “higher year,” attracts wealth and luck throughout the year. Meanwhile, the 500-gram radish and taro cake slices are made using prime ingredients from Hong Kong. These cakes signify good fortune and prosperity.

The elegant red oriental box—whether shared with others as it symbolizes an abundance of luck and prosperity, or placed at the center of your New Year table spread—is available for only P1,388 at Marriott Café Bakery, Crema, and the newly opened Man Ho Chinese restaurant.

Man Ho makes your New Year celebration more memorable with a lavish 11-course feast. Choose from two set menus:

The Good Fortune for P36,888+ includes marinated radish and black fungus as starters, assorted barbecued meat combination with a tender suckling pig, braised dried oyster with garlic and vegetables, braised fish lip soup with sea cucumber and black mushroom, sautéed clam meat and sliced chicken with celery chili sauce, steamed live tiger Garoupa fish, deep fried crispy chicken, stir-fried kai lan with ginger sauce, fried rice cooked in Fujian style, and desserts like sweetened red bean cream with dumplings, custard bun with egg yolk, and coconut pudding with red bean.

The Infinite Happiness Set for P42,888+ includes appetizers like smoked fish and Japanese cucumber, roasted goose in Hong Kong style (a rare and first in Manila), roasted suckling pig, braised conpoy with dried oyster and vegetables, braised fish maw soup and shredded duck, sautéed scallops with asparagus in XO sauce, steamed live pink Garoupa fish, poached seasonal vegetables with salty egg and preserved egg, fried rice with diced chicken and salty fish, sweetened red bean cream with dumplings, steamed custard bun with egg yolk, and coconut pudding with red bean.

Gift box with tikoy, Radish Cake and Taro Cake
Gift box with tikoy, Radish Cake and Taro Cake

Make your reservations to catch these set menus from Jan. 28 to Feb. 11.

Marriott Manila welcomes the Fire Rooster with a ceremonial dragon and lion dance on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. Join the celebration to attract good spirits and push negative energies away!

For inquiries, call 9889999 or visit Follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @manilamarirott on Instagram.


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