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.

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