Even amid all the Qs, hotels still get ready for Mom’s Day

Published May 6, 2021, 4:01 PM

by Johannes Chua

Qs or quarantines (with different classifications) have drastically affected the hospitality industry this past year, especially hotels that missed out on events, special holidays, and two summer seasons.  But even with the restrictions imposed by government, the hotels in Metro Manila did not just become stagnant and helplessly allowed their corners to be filled with cobwebs and dust. While others became quarantine facilities, some hotels took this “break” to upgrade their facilities, train their staff, or put in place new service improvements in preparation for the time when “revenge tourism” explodes after the pandemic.

While hotels may not yet receive staycation guests, their restaurants (especially those with outdoor seating) have been busy creating new menus and culinary treats. They are not missing out on this year’s Mother’s Day celebration. Available for dine-in (in limited capacity, so better reserve early) or take out, enjoy these treats prepared by our (dearly missed) hotels.

Celebrate mom’s day at home with Sofitel Manila’s first cloud kitchen Easy Peasy

This Mother’s Day, staying in has never been more delectable as Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila presents its first cloud kitchen, aptly named Easy Peasy.

It is mom’s holiday and what better way to make her feel like a queen than ordering in a hearty spread—easy peasy. Easy Peasy features favorites, classics, and new specialties delivered straight to one’s doorstep. With just a few taps of the fingers, epicures can get a taste of treats such as Sofitel’s signature chocolate chip cookies, French croissant, pain au chocolat, a pizza and pasta menu, Hainanese chicken, spicy Thai red beef curry, Tex-Mex staple slow-cooked steak fajitas, and prime US-grade Rib Eye steak, just to name a few.

“Easy Peasy is only the beginning of endless possibilities for us and our guests to travel through taste with various cuisines, explore new food trends, and reimagine the Sofitel gastronomic experience. As we celebrate a holiday in honor of the special woman in our life, there is nothing more perfect than a scrumptious gift for mom to express our love,” shares executive chef Bettina Arguelles.   

Easy Peasy’s menu is available daily, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and may be ordered directly through Facebook, phone, or email, as well as through major food delivery platforms.

All about mom at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila has whipped up special offers and food takeaways for the most important women in our lives. It’s going to be “All About Mom” as we celebrate Mother’s Day safely at home with the family.

Sweet, spice, and everything nice? Café Eight makes dining at home more exciting with “Thai’s the Limit” – a flavor-packed lunch or dinner takeaway that the whole family can savor on mom’s special day. Complete from appetizer to dessert, this Thai-inspired feast is good for four and served in a self-heating portable hotbox for P 1,500 net: Thai Shrimp Cake, Pomelo Salad, Thai Grilled Chicken, Pad Thai, and Sticky Mango Rice.

For the whole month of May, Firehouse Pizza offers the perfect bundle of flavor for the woman who deserves the best. Treat Mom to a pizza date at home with a selection of one signature pizza, one pizza of the month, eight pieces parmesan fried chicken wings with garlic aioli, one pan of Bolognese with your choice of pasta, and six orders New York cheesecake – all these for only P2,000 net.

Cap the celebration on a sweet note with cakes as sweet as Mom from Baker J’s delectable cakes. Get 25 percent off on Baker J gâteaux – Choco Royale, Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, Red Pearl, and Mango Graham.

To make the day more extraordinary, moms will receive a free Rustan’s Gouache canvas pouch bags with a minimum purchase worth P 1,500. For more details, visit www.crimsonhotelfilinvestcity.com.

The Peninsula Manila promises the safest stay in Makati’s only essential business workers’ hotel

Despite these challenging times, we know that connecting and maintaining key business relationships are more important than ever to keep your business running smoothly. So, if you’re an essential worker (think first responder, you work in pharmaceuticals or the BPO industry, you’re a doctor or a nurse, or ongoing projects in construction, food manufacture, and farming are keeping you on the road, etc.) and thinking of traveling at this time, you might be wondering: What’s the safest hotel for essential business workers to stay in in the Makati Central Business District (CBD)? The answer is The Peninsula Manila.

The Peninsula Manila is accredited by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the Department of Tourism to serve as a staycation hotel, and is currently the only accredited staycation hotel in the CBD.

“Only staycation hotels are allowed to take in essential business workers,” says Loleth So, The Peninsula Manila Director of Sales and Marketing.

A warm welcome, a complimentary Rapid Antigen Test for one, guest rooms and public areas designed with the health and wellbeing of guests, a flexible 24-hour stay, a daily in-room breakfast for two, and much more are just some of the amenities and programs the hotel has prepared for essential business workers who book the “Get Back to Business” room package. Room rates start at P6,300, inclusive of taxes.

The Peninsula Manila is a recipient of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp from the Department of Tourism, one of the first three Philippine hotels to receive the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp. This is only awarded to globally-recognized businesses who have made it their priority to adopt globally-standardized health and hygiene protocols.