Bed weather calls for staycation with the family

Published July 11, 2021, 2:32 AM

by Manila Bulletin

Bring the kids to ‘Happy Rainy Days at The Pen’

Watching or listening to rain pattering against the window while you’re safe and dry inside is one of life’s simple pleasures. Now as Manila slowly drifts toward the rainy season, one can’t be faulted for looking forward to a lot more of these cozy, peaceful moments. And there’s probably no better way to enjoy bed weather than with The Peninsula Manila’s “Happy Rainy Days at The Pen” room package.

Should the skies open up with rain, here’s a list of the “Happy Rainy Days at The Pen” room package inclusions that will brighten up you and your family’s mood and lift your spirits during your staycation.

Cozy family room

SANCTUARY The deluxe room with its king bed and bright, airy space even when it is raining outside

In a newly-renovated deluxe room (or upgrade to a suite), enjoy warm and personalized service amid beautiful interiors, which will have you forgetting all about the hectic life outside. A maximum of two adults and two children ages five and below are allowed in a room.

Hearty, unhurried breakfast

BREAKFAST UNDER THE SUNBURST This is how to get a great day started, with all the energy food on the breakfast menu at The Lobby

Who doesn’t love a great big hotel breakfast when on holiday? Normally we’re all in such a rush in the morning, grabbing a quick bite before heading off for work that you could only dream of having an eggs Benedict. But when on staycation, you and the family have the time to relax and tuck into a sumptuous Lobby breakfast of local and international specialties like pork tocino, daing na bangus, and longganisa or pancakes, bircher muesli, and other treats.

Lazy, leisurely afternoon

Nothing quite says that you’re at The Peninsula Manila than experiencing the acclaimed Classic Afternoon Tea. Served daily at The Lobby, which has long been recognized as one of the most elegant meeting places in Manila, this revered tradition that can be shared by two is accompanied by Martin Avila tinkling the piano keys daily at The Upper Lobby.  Afternoon Tea for two may also be served in-room.

Free ice cream

Don’t believe the myth that you should only eat ice cream in the summer. Rainy weather season is a great time to eat ice cream, maybe even the best time because it means you get to eat ice cream without the stress of having to lick your melting ice cream before it starts dripping everywhere. Adult guests who book the “Happy Rainy Days at The Pen” room package can choose two pints from The Peninsula Boutique’s brand-new line of inventive alcohol-infused ice creams and sorbets. Families with children can opt for two pints of icy milk, fruit, and nut-laden ice cream creations instead the kids will love.  The ice cream in pints may be enjoyed in-room or at The Lobby.

Gifts shopping for a cause

Beautifully designed and Filipino-made, The Peninsula Manila does its part in supporting local businesses with its artful welcome amenities for children and adults from Looking for Juan. For every confirmed stay, the hotel, together with Looking for Juan, will donate two books to children from underprivileged communities. Take part in supporting local art and create a generation that reads!

Looking for Juan is an on-line social enterprise store that is home to socially-relevant and art-infused merchandise that is the result of years of collaborative efforts with Filipino creatives to promote children’s literacy, explore national identity, and broaden public awareness for Philippine art, culture, and the environment.

Guests will each get a set of welcome amenities from Looking for Juan consisting of two storybooks or activity books for children from Canvas or two art face masks for children inspired by characters from Canvas storybooks (one size only at 6” x 5” for children ages 6 to 10; made from PRO+TEK fabric, a DOST-PRI certified PPE and mask material that is stretchable, washable, and reusable). If without children, guests may avail of the other welcome amenities option consisting of a set of eight gift art cards with envelopes featuring different artworks from Canvas storybooks or one art magnet featuring designs from the storybooks

This is the July to August staycation the whole family can enjoy in Makati’s safest staycation hotel. Rates for “Happy Rainy Days at the Pen” start at P9,000 for a deluxe room, exclusive of taxes. Call +63 (2) 8887 2888 (trunk line), extension 6630 (Room Reservations), e-mail [email protected], or inquire through PenChat, the hotel’s 24-hour e-concierge