V-DAY GUIDE | Drink all you can, dine under the stars at Novotel’s love and luck fest

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Enjoy fine wines from Australia and New Zealand at Novotel Manila in Araneta Center this Valentine month. Photo from handout courtesy of the hotel.

Rekindle your love affair or express your love for family at Novotel Manila Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City. Lots of special room and dining promotions await guests at this city’s premier lifestyle and entertainment hub at it celebrates Valentines month and the start of the auspicious Year of the Dog.

Valentines promotions
What’s a date without hearty food? Enjoy a well-curated feast of gourmet and international dishes at the Food Exchange Manila’s lunch or dinner buffet with rates reasonably starting from Php1,088 nett. This offer runs from February 10 to 14.

Couples dining on February 14 will be serenaded by the night’s performers as they sip a glass of wine along with their meal. Ladies receive a special box of chocolates from the Executive Pastry Chef, Manuel Sy. Valentine’s Day dinner buffet is at Php2,500 nett per person.

Dine under the stars on Valentines Day at the Versailles Garden of Novotel Manila Araneta Center. Photo from handout courtesy of the hotel.

Feeling a little more extravagant? Novotel has prepared À La Belle Étoile (Under The Beautiful Star) at the Versailles Garden, located at the 7th floor of Novotel Manila Araneta Center.

Sample the executive chef’s five-course menu perfectly complimented by live romantic music, to include Smoked Duck Mousse on Cranberry Jelly and Basil Aioli, 3 Flavored Sea Bream Roulade on Saffron Dill Cauliflower Sauce, Oyster Velouté with Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Crostini, Beet Risotto with Asparagus, Mushroom Fricassee, Beef Medallions or Salmon with Broccoli Polenta Cake on Pomegranate Jus, and finished off with Strawberry-Banana Mousse with Peanut Crunch and Caramelized Walnuts. The ladies get free pralines. Couples are invited to cap off the night with music for dancing under the stars. À La Belle Étoile dinner set menu is priced at Php2,500 nett per person.

Food Exchange Manila’s hearty Valentine’s Day buffet. Photo courtesy of Novotel Manila Araneta Center.

Gourmet Bar by Novotel offers Cupid’s Arrow and Love Potion No. 9. priced at Php320 nett, as its drink of the month.

The party vibe continues with guest DJ Pauly at The 6th Pool Bar and Lounge on February 16 with Freedom Fridays: Love Stings. Bring friends and colleagues to celebrate the weekend with cocktail all you can for Php599 only, or drink all you can for Php799. Happy hour starts at 5 p.m.; main party at 8 pm.

A generous spread of auspicious dishes await guests celebrating Chinese New Year this month at Food Exchange Manila in Novote Manila Araneta Center. Photo courtesy of Novotel Manila Araneta Center.

Chinese New Year treats
Diners celebrating the Year of The Dog, which starts on February 16, will delight in the many lucky dishes at Food Exchange Manila’s Chinese station. Chef Allan Meng has prepared treats like Beijing Duck, Cucumber Jellyfish in Garlic Sauce, Homemade Dumplings, Spicy Seafood, Cantonese Fried Noodles, Steamed Fish in Soy Sauce, and many more. Buffet rates start at Php1,488 nett per person.

Valentine room specials
Till February 28, the hotel’s popular Love N Luck package offers overnight accommodations and buffet breakfast for two adults and two children ages 15 and below from Php7,300.00 nett.

Added treats to this special promotion include a choice of either two complimentary buffet lunch or dinner vouchers at Food Exchange Manila, or two complimentary vouchers for a one hour Swedish/Combination massage at InBalance Spa. The Love N Luck package is good for up to three adults, with additional surcharge of only Php2,000 to include extra bed, buffet breakfast, and choice of complimentary inclusion for the third adult.

On Valentine’s Day (February 14), Novotel Manila Araneta Center has a special room package from Php9,300.00 nett. It includes overnight accommodation, dinner buffet for two persons at the Food Exchange that evening, and breakfast buffet for two adults and two children on February 15.

For inquiries and reservations, please call (+632) 990-7888 or e-mail H7090@accor.com. More information about Novotel Manila Araneta Center, its facilities and services are available via www.novotel.com, www.accorhotels.com, or www.novotelmanilaaranetacenter.com.