Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Celebrate Anniversaries The Manila Marriott Hotel Way



The heart of marriage is memories; 
and if the two of you happen to have the same ones 
and can savor your reruns, 
then your marriage is a gift from the gods.


Me and hubby celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary last April 17 at the Manila Marriott Hotel. We were also here during our 10th. This year, Manila Marriott Hotel has made our special day truly memorable.




I booked Manila Marriott Hotel's Experiences - Ultimate Romance Package via the mobile app. This package includes an overnight accommodation in a deluxe golf view room, a one hour couple massage at the Quan Spa, a three-course romantic meal at the Cru Steakhouse paired with a bottle of house wine and a buffet breakfast at Marriott Cafe.


The Experience




The newly-updated app of Marriott let's you check-in and check-out using your smartphone.  Check-in can be made at 4 pm before your day of arrival. I was so excited to use this feature I checked-in the day before. 




A notification will be sent to your mobile as soon as your room is ready. There is a counter dedicated to those checked-in via mobile. The room access keys were ready when we arrived. Our spa appointment and dinner reservation were also taken cared of.




I always invade the mini bar and hubby always send for the Club Sandwich. Manila Marriott's Club Sandwich is made up of layers of toasted whole wheat bread, crisp bacon, roast turkey breast, tomato, iceberg lettuce, mayonnaise. The best we've tasted.




This is the view from our deluxe golf view room. It felt like even the clouds conspired with the hotel to make our afternoon snack more enjoyable.




We've got two hours to spare before our spa appointment. I brought a good book by the pool and took a quick dip afterwards.




How do you beat the summer heat? A giant Halo-Halo will do the trick!


The Quan Spa




The Quan Spa is located at the 2nd floor. You'll pass by the spa's front desk on your way to the pool. We were advised to arrive fifteen minutes earlier than our scheduled treatment.




All the staff at Manila Marriott Hotel exudes positive vibes. You'll feel the genuineness of their smile. Having a quick conversation with Jana and Maui while they arrange for our spa treatment already destressed me. 




A refreshing drink made of ginger and honey was served at the lounge. We were asked to answer a few questions then we were led to the Couple Treatment Room.




The shower / locker room




The therapy included in our Ultimate Romance Package is the Aroma Fusion Massage. 

Rediscover the ancient arts of aromatherapy and Swedish Massage and experience the healing powers of essential oils as we help you journey towards total relaxation. We use different blends of oils at different times of the day (1 hr or 1.5 hrs, PhP2,600/3,300)



 She is Ms. Jhen, one of the massage therapists assigned to us. Thanks for the most relaxing spa experience.


Dinner at Cru Steakhouse





Our reservation at Cru Steakhouse was an hour after the wonderful experience at the Quan Spa. It's now time for a gastronomic delight.  We were served first with a bottle of Grant Burge “Benchmark” Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley, Australia and a bottle of San Pellegrino. Arrived right after on a breadboard is a trio of bread -- Parmesan, Spinach and Tomato and two types of spread -- Pesto Butter and Goat Cheese.



Grilled Tomato Caprese for our Amuse Bouche



Baby Spinach Salad


I don't like spinach but when I crumbled the parmesan crisp and combined it with a few spinach drizzled with light mustard dressing, a walnut, a crumble of bleu cheese, tomato and orange I fell in love with the salad.




The chef is already grilling the steak while we're halfway done with our salad. I had mine cooked medium well.  The 250g Grilled Certified Angus Beef USDA Prime Rib Eye is juicy, tender and was perfectly cooked the way I wanted. 




The steak is complemented with Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Potato and Onion Gratin served in hot iron pot. I loved the potato and onion gratin but I find the grilled portobello mushroom too sweet for my taste.




Our delicious dinner was capped of with White Chocolate Cheesecake and Mango Ice Cream

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The Surprise





It was past nine when we returned to our room. An anniversary cake was waiting for us. We really feel so loved by Marriott. An hour later....




Another cake was brought in our room from Cru Steakhouse.




And a card signed by the Cru Team!  Thank you so much for the awesome dining experience and the thoughtful well wishes Sam, Cindee, Matt, Rina, Joen, Deth and Angel. I hope I got all your name right.




I am blessed with a wonderful husband. Thank you for the love, care, patience and generosity. I'm so excited to celebrate our next anniversary.


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Manila Marriott Hotel
No 10 Newport Boulevard,
Newport City Complex,
Pasay City, Manila, 1309
(02) 988 9999



15 comments:

  1. This is very detailed as if I experienced everything..even eating the food!

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    1. One of the most memorable anniversary celebrations we had in our 11 years of marriage :) And yeah, the food at Cru Steakhouse was soooo good!

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  2. First of all, happy annversary! Looks like you really had a good one. :) i've never been to marriott but looking forward to have a staycation there as well.

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  3. A happy anniversary to you and your husband and wishing you more years to celebrate together. I admire Marriott for keeping its standards and never disappointing its guests. Truly, the hotel knows how to treat customers lavishly.

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  4. Happy anniversary! Naglaway ako sa halo-halo ni hubs mo. What a lovely anniversary surprise from Marriott. I wonder if any of our Bacolod hotels do the same. :D

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  5. Happy Anniv to you and your hubby! I've never been to Marriott but it looks like you had fun. Loved their surprises too :)

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  6. You look so cute together! You looked like you really had fun! <3 Happy anniversary! <3

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  7. Happy anniversary! You are both look sweet. I love that kind of app marriot hotel have. Its making check in and check out easier. Cheers to stronger relationship!

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  8. It's almost April 17 again, where are you celebrating it this time? Advance 12th Anniv to the two of you :) - Sonnie

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  9. Happy anniversary!!! This is certainly a relationship goal :) The entire celebration from Marriot Hotel was awesome - from the food to the spa. But what made me like this post even more is the celebration of love you two demonstrate :)

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  10. Congratulations on your Happy Anniversary. Definitely something worth celebrating! Marriott hotels are wonderful, it sounds/looks like you had an incredibly luxurious stay

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  11. aw so sweet!! Happy Anniv. and congrats!

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  12. I know this is quite late but, happy anniversary to the both of you! It's just good to see a couple celebrating their love together. Anyway, the Marriott Hotel experience was great! I bet you felt extra special when they brought cakes into your hotel room. :)

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  13. Happy Anniversary! Marriott Hotel is a very nice place to stay. Hope you enjoyed. :)

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  14. Happy Anniversary Ate Roselle! :) Looks like you and Kuya really had a great date at Marriott. Nice package you got. I hope other hotels in the country would adapt the mobile app check-in so you customers won't have to worry about meeting the check-in time especially if he/she will be coming from a province or even from another country.

    Louise

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