I was oblivious to it at first, what with my month-long trip abroad, followed by a two-week trip to Iloilo to prepare for my wedding. But now, there’s no denying it: The Christmas rush is here, and with it all the stress that comes with all the gift shopping and party planning!
As the only lifestyle blogger in the family and among several groups of friends, everyone expects me to be the one to look for the best hotels for family staycations and restaurants for gatherings this holiday season. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for new places to try and great deals to avail.
Two of my favorite properties, Discovery Suites (click here to book via Agoda) in Ortigas and Discovery Country Suites (click here to book via Agoda) in Tagaytay, made this easier for me with their room and dining packages for the holiday season.
For those who want to celebrate away from home but within Metro Manila, you may want to gather the family and billet them in a bright, spacious suite at Discovery Suites Ortigas. Holiday room packages start at P4,000++ in a Junior Suite from December 1 to 30, 2016 and January 1 to 15, 2017. Enjoy sharing endless stories by the pool or dedicate an afternoon exploring the shopping and dining destinations around.
While you’re there, treat the family to a feast at 22 Prime, their in-house steak house. Enjoy their special set menu featuring Sous Vide Turkey and Grilled Angus NY Striploin from December 16 to January 1 at P1,850++. If you wish to celebrate Christmas Eve in the hotel, 22 Prime offers a set menu highlighting Roast of Prime Rib and Holiday Turkey at P1,770++.
You can also give the gift of a staycation to your loved ones through Discovery Suites’ room or food and beverage vouchers.
If you want to host a party among your friends or relatives in style, choose from Discovery Suites’ four party packages, all with a starry Christmas-themed buffet menu for a minimum of 50 guests. Rates start at P76,925++.
If you want a great holiday getaway with your special someone or the family, take a drive to the cool countryside and look out for a sparkling Christmas celebration at Discovery Country Suites, a charming seven-suite bed and breakfast in Tagaytay.
Enjoy a festive stay in a themed suite with ambient lighting, crisp white sheets, and fluffy pillows. Delight in wine and cheese at sundown, cap off the night with milk and cookies at turndown, and welcome the next day with a hearty country breakfast. With the windy weather and the view of Taal Lake and Volcano, you’re in for the ultimate indulgence. Rates start at P12,500++ in a Deluxe Suite from December 2, 2016 to January 5, 2017.
Why not make your celebration even better with an exquisite banquet while there? Feast on classic holiday dishes at one of my favorite restaurants, the in-house Restaurant Verbena. Try their Honey-glazed Ham with Pink Peppercorn and Roasted Turkey Leg stuffed with Apple Cranberry Sauce at their buffet for Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Lunch at P1,250++.