Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times...
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

- Unending Love, Rabindranath Tagore

Isn’t your love for each other as fluid and unending like water for chocolate? It is as natural, familiar and endearing as the first moment you held each other’s hands and as wonderful as knowing that someone appreciates you for who you are, makes you feel like you could do anything and lets you believe in miracles and forever after. Celebrate these timeless splendors of love amidst The Heritage Hotel Manila’s perfect milieu. Capture love’s soft radiating glow in your inamorata’s eyes and find solace in the quiet and intimate conversations peppered with symphonic laughter on February 14, 2009, Valentine’s Day amidst a Romantic 5-Course Dinner at the 10th floor Roof Terrace or a Valentine’s Buffet Dinner at Riviera Cafe

Even Hollywood celebrity couples Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes would envy your saccharin-rich moments together as you gaze upon the celestial nightscape and share a Romantic 5-course candlelit dinner for two al fresco replete with free flowing wine while being serenaded by a quarter. Let the love of your life know that he or she is the number one in your heart. And why not create an unforgettable big proposal both of you have been longing for? At the Heritage Hotel’s inimitable backdrop, the one you’re destined to be with will surely say yes for a lifetime of happiness. Book now as limited seats are available.

Sizzle your passion in the luscious 5- Course Dinner of Amuse Bouche, Tomato Salad with Pesto Bread & Parmesan Cheese with Touched of Homemade Vinaigrette and Mixed Green, Cream of Three Mushroom (Button, Shitake, Morel),Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Red Wine Onion Compote & Balsamic Reduction served in Mashed Yam and Sauteed Asparagus or Deep Fried Chicken Roll with Thai Vegetable & accompanied with Olive Rice Sweet Chili Sauce and Italian Cheese Cake with Compote of Strawberry.

Or opt to have a Valentine’s Dinner buffet for you to share a rhapsody of flavours and enchanting live entertainment to bring you closer as one heart and one soul in a truly memorable celebration of boundless love.

Finally, escape from your busy lifestyle, find the time to do no other thing except soar high to love’s eternal promise and simply bask in each other’s company to rekindle the ardour you have for each other through a Romantic Weekend Room Promo inclusive of an Overnight Stay at the newly refurbished Club Room with Breakfast for Two (2), cocktails and other Club perks at the Millennium Club Lounge and Free Scheduled Shuttle Service to SM Mall of Asia. Experience a new brand of opulence at the Heritage Hotel’s newly refurbished Club rooms featuring the most notable paintings of Nestor Olarte Vinluan, an internationally-acclaimed visual artist.

For inquiries and reservations, please call 854-8888 or e-mail or . The Heritage Hotel Manila is a member of the Millennium & Hotels and Resorts.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


There are things that you could surely count on at the onset of the Chinese New year: The ubiquitous lion and dragon dance, red packets and, of course, a spectacular Chinese New Year fete at the Singaporean owned Heritage Hotel Manila.

In the auspicious Year of The Earth Ox, more than 300 revelers from the diplomatic corps, corporate circle and media flocked to the Artists' Ballroom for the toe-curling goodness of the Singaporean-inspired Yu Sheng Prosperity Toss, jaw-dropping production numbers and a captivating Chinese-inspired fashion show especially designed by the young hot designers of La Salle College International under the tutelage of renowned fashion designer Danilo Franco and Gerry Katigbak.

To herald the Year of the Earth Ox with joie de vivre, Mr. Eddie Yeo, the Heritage Hotel’s General Manager together with Mrs. Mary Yeo, his spouse, H.E. Ambassador Aloy Ratnayake, Embassy of Sri Lanka; Mr. Sadek Osman, Charge de Affaires, Embassy of Libya; Mr. Hadi Osman, Embassy of Libya; H. E. Ambassador Selverajah, Embassy of Singapore; Mrs. Mary Selverajah, spouse of Singaporean Ambassador; Mrs. Rosilawati Rasidi, spouse of Malaysian Ambassador; H.E. Ambassador Dato' Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi, Malaysian Embassy led the ceremonial toss of the only authentic Yu Sheng Prosperity Salad in Philippine shores. Participants from the power corridors of Manila gamely shouted “Lo Hei!” in jest for wishes of abundance, good health and success in 2009.

Also present at the dinner Indonesian Ambassador Prof. Irzan Tandjung, Thai Airways General Manager Mr. Nivat Chantarachoti, Singapore Airlines General Manager Mr. Clinton Tan, Singapore Tourism Board Area Direcor Ms. Lynelle Seow Lui-Chern, Russian Embassy’s Mr. Alexander Serov, Royal Thai Embassy’s Mr. Chacorn Suchiva, South Korea’s Col. Tug Ho Rhewy, US Embassy’s Arthur Lontoc as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Raymund Toledo,

La Salle College International Director Gina Icanom and socialites Fe Dixon, Geena Zablan and noted society columnists were spotted partaking the Yu Sheng Salad Prosperity Platter as well as the rest of the 8-course Chinese set dinner especially prepared by the Heritage Hotel’s Executive Chef, Chef Sunny Goh.

Heritage Hotel’s Marketing Communications Manager Ms. Romina Gervacio, hosted the colorful and glamorous occasion amidst the splash of Chinese scarlet ambiance, golden emblems reeking with symbolisms of good fortune and guests in their glittery Cheong Sams simply delighting in the good spirits of the Chinese New Year celebration.

To further add sparkle to the affair, the Singapore Tourism Board, HUGO BOSS Red, L’Oreal and Haagen Dazs supported the Heritage Hotel’s Chinese New Year event.

As guests relish the good vibes of the authentic Chinese dinner, Ms. Faith Cuneta rendered a special number followed by song numbers from the Heritage Twins and Ms. Chiara King, Sales Manager, Belly Dancing by Heritage Hotel’s Joyce Paguia, the 1st prize winner of the Hotel’s and Restaurant Management Association of the Philippines Dance Contest and a crowd-pleaser dance medley performance from the Heritage Hotel’s usually mild-mannered Accounting and Housekeeping Staff turned to dancing kings and queens.

As a finale, Ms. Gigi Gaw, Director of Sales and Marketing put on her killer boots and strutted her stuff in a tailor-made Chinese/Western fusion creation to lead the sales and marketing team to a unique collection of Chinese designer clothes courtesy of La Salle College International.

As a tradition, in the spirit of achieving balance and harmony in the Year of the Earth Ox, The Heritage Hotel Manila, the Heritage Hotel once again launched a unique Wishing Earth Ox fund-raising drive to benefit the Shepherd of the Hills Foundation, a non-government organization dedicated to help improve the lives of the abandoned and street children.