Even if you can’t bring your dad to the Land of Smiles because of the pandemic, you can still make him feel the warm Thai hospitality just in the corner of Ayala, Makati and EDSA and make your Father’s Day a memorable celebration.
Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts has been operating since 1948 and is headquartered in Bangkok with 36 international hotels and resorts in 12 countries. It started its operation in the Philippines back in 1995 after acquiring Hotel Nikko in Makati, and renamed it to Dusit Thani Hotel in 2008.
Here are the reasons why you should rediscover this hotel especially this Father’s Day weekend.
I had a chance to dine with my friends at The Pantry Restaurant in Dusit Thani Manila last May and I was pleased by how friendly and accommodating the staff were from the lobby guards, receptionists to the servers. They conveyed an authentic sense of hospitality, combining the Thai brand of smile and Filipino hospitality, making each guest feel very much welcome.
You can enjoy and have pictures at its serene Oriental garden, which features a koi pond at the center and surrounded by trees, shrubs, and a golden Buddha. The sight makes you feel you are out of the city while enjoying the delicious buffet and drinking a glass of sparkling wine.
As you enter the Pantry Restaurant, you will notice a wide selection of wines, which your dad would surely love to glance at and order as part of your celebration.
If you’ve been to Thailand, this hotel will remind you of that country with its interior design, which combines gold and violet. This is the design seen in Thailand’s famous temples and landmarks. You will also be welcomed by a display of the popular tuktuk, Thailand’s version of our pedicab tricycle.
The hotel’s restaurant offers a wide selection of Thai, Filipino, Indian, Italian, and Pan-Asian cuisines, majority of ingredients are organic and sourced locally. Your dad would have a grand time choosing among the food to eat!
Enjoying the luxury of a five-star hotel and restaurant need not be expensive as The Pantry of Dusit Thani Manila is offering a 50 percent discount this Father’s Day celebration from June 18 to 20. Your dad and your family can enjoy a weekend buffet experience featuring beer, wine, and whiskey stations. Add to that, all dads dining will get a 50 percent discount on Geaux Friday, Saturday Night Grill, and Sunday Brunch. Wine selections will be offered at the retail wine pop-up shop for a lower price. Please call the hotel first for reservations and inquire about their health protocols.
As we celebrate Father’s Day, let us all show how we appreciate all the hard work and sacrifices of our dads. A simple greeting and hug, and even a simple celebration, bring joy and meaning to fatherhood. Even if they are no longer with us, just smile while thinking of your dad and your prayers will surely reach him above.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The author is a vlogger who loves to travel and share his experiences on his YouTube channel “The Wayner.” R-Wayne is also an advocate of heritage conservation, environmental protection, animal welfare, and a certified HR professional.