The Peninsula Manila, Valentine’s Day 2020

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Love is celebrated 365 days a year, but The Peninsula Manila wants the fire to burn extra bright on Valentine’s Day as it helps set the mood for couples to express their amore while indulging in romantic delights that range from listening to Vietnamese harpist and singing sensation Helpoise LaHarpe as she strums at your heartstrings at The Lobby, along with The Peninsula Strings serenading guests in Old Manila, spending the night sipping wine in beautiful guestrooms, delighting in intimate dinners in any of The Peninsula Manila’s legendary restaurants, luxuriating in relaxing massages with your special someone at The Peninsula Spa, nibbling on sweet delights from The Peninsula Boutique, or showering that special someone with blooms from The Flower Shop.

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The Bar at The Peninsula Manila recognized as a World’s Best Hotel Bar

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Beverage Manager, Frederico Deang

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today unveiled its Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Bars, naming The Bar at The Peninsula Manila as one of only 45 bars around the world to earn the accolade.  This comes on the heels of the Forbes Five-Star Awards announcement in February 2019, in which The Peninsula achieved Forbes Five-Star status across all ten of its hotels, resulting in The Peninsula Hotels being the first and only hotel brand to achieve the highest possible FTG rating for all its hotels.

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The Peninsula Manila, Colombian Gastronomic Week

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Truth be told, I have no prior knowledge of Colombian Cuisine, much more Colombian Pacific Cuisine. I thought it would be similar to that of Latin American or Peruvian flavors, but I was totally wrong. It was a classification on its own, especially Colombian Pacific Cuisine. One flavor similar, that ties the region together is that of Cilantro or Culantro.

The Peninsula Manila features Chef Rey Guerrero of  Sabor Pacifico Restaurante in Spices Restaurant on October 4, and 5, 6pm. Like me, you can also have yourself a taste of true Colombian Pacific cooking, and appreciate what the cuisine has to offer.

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The Peninsula Manila, BenCab “Art” Afternoon Tea

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The Peninsula Manila has been a longtime supporter of the arts. Over the last 43 years, it has assembled a sizable collection by some of the most notable names in Philippine art, the likes of Ang Kiukok, Malang, Romulo Olazo, Cesar Legaspi, Sanso, and BenCab among others. But the jewel in its collection is probably National Artist Napoleon “Billy” Abueva’s monumental “Sunburst” sculpture that crowns its soaring lobby under which guests gather every afternoon to enjoy the classic Peninsula Afternoon Tea.

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