Saturday, November 11, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Resorts World Manila Launches Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 For Yuletide Season Celebrations

Our country's Premier entertainment and tourism destination, Resorts World Manila has once again launched the annual Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 (GFM). It was an honor to be selected and experienced the "fantasy funfair" themed festivities together with other CBS Bloggers. On its 8th year, guests get to enjoy various holiday promos in dining, hotel accommodations, and selected retail outlets. I'm so excited to share with you what I had tasted for this Fantasy funfair!

Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 by FaceCebu.net
Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 by FaceCebu.net

A coffee during brunch at Manila Life Cafe at NAIA
A coffee during brunch at Manila Life Cafe at NAIA

A chicken burger during brunch at Manila Life Cafe at NAIA
A chicken burger during brunch at Manila Life Cafe at NAIA

A+ FOR BELMONT HOTEL

In the previous years, I checked-in to Maxim's Hotel. It was grand and I couldn't forget the amazing life I had during my short-day stay. But for this year, I came to experience an A+ service from Belmont Hotel Manila

View of Belmont Hotel Manila from Manila Runway
View of Belmont Hotel Manila from Runway Manila footbridge
Aside from the scenic view of Manila skyline, Belmont Hotel Manila offers travelers the chance to discover true relaxation while waiting for their flights or maybe just do some short staycation.The Hotel is just 5-minute walk away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 3 which is very comfortable and hassle-free for visitors. Not to mention the Runway Manila footbridge got instagrammable backdrops and panoramas which every Millennials would be interested to do a pose.

My signature pose at Runway Manila footbridge
My signature pose at Runway Manila footbridge
Mark Monta at Runway Manila footbridge
Mark Monta at Runway Manila footbridge
And here's some good news for everyone! For the rest of the year, Belmont Hotel Manila offers a Flash Sale! With rates starting at PHP 4,000.00 net (room only), vacationers will surely enjoy the Capital while doing shopping or just visiting a friend or family members during Holiday rush. Personally, I love the intimate space I had in my room. Belmont got clean, comfy and luxurious beddings. The 4K package entitles guests to use the hotel’s rooftop swimming pool and Jacuzzi, and the fitness center and sauna. But if you wish to enjoy sumptuous breakfast buffet of the hotel, you can add PHP 928 to the package. 

Swimming pool at the 11th floor of Belmont Hotel Manila
Swimming pool at the 11th floor of Belmont Hotel Manila






With the ongoing Moscato Nights Festival and Zabana Treats promotions at the hotel’s Rooftop 11 poolside bar and at Café Belmont, Belmont provides the perfect venue for holiday merrymaking, followed by a good night’s rest in the safety and comfort of the hotel.I assure you, you'll get the best experience and relaxation you're craving for this Holiday season.

A cup of coffee during Breakfast at Cafe Belmont
A cup of coffee during Breakfast at Cafe Belmont
Belmont Flash Sale is valid for guests who book directly through the official Belmont website until December 31, 2017, and is subject to change based on hotel’s occupancy and availability at the time of reservation. For inquiries call +632 318-8888 / 903-1999 or visit www.belmonthotelmanila.com for more details and reservations. FaceCebu grades Belmonte Hotel Manila with A+, so book now!


PASSIONATE THANKSGIVING DINNER

Not my first time on a Thanksgiving dinner with a huge number of Media and Blogger friends but during Resorts World Manila's version, I was lucky to share a Cantonese table with the Country's top Media and Bloggers personalities at Passion Restaurant of Maxim Hotel.

Passion Restaurant of Maxim Hotel
Passion Restaurant of Maxim Hotel
The special event was graced with some Entertainment personalities such as It's Showtime's Tawag Ng Tanghalan's Finalists Sam Mangubat and Froilan Canlas, Comedians Alex Calleja and much more. The event ended with a lot of Surprises and prizes from Resorts World Manila for all the members of the Media. 


Café Maxims lets guests create their own Christmas Gifts and Hampers until the New Year, while Asian fusion restaurant Ginzadon serves up its Japanese-Korean Unlimited for the whole month of November for only Php888 per person. French-themed Impressions also offers its thanksgiving Specials from November 23 to 30, while Cantonese restaurant Passion invites guests to indulge in its Lobster Festival for only Php990++ only this November. 




IMPRESS AT IMPRESSIONS

Before I share with you the lovely dishes I had, let me start by introducing LOVE Dish 2017. It's a line of original recipes created with the help of acclaimed celebrity culinary artists Chef Donita Rose, Mark Bautista, Chef Cyrille Soenen, Sam Oh and Dimples Romana, to name a few.

Impressions Restaurant at Maxim's Hotel
Impressions Restaurant at Maxim's Hotel

Impressions Restaurant at Maxim's Hotel
(L-R) RWM’s Mae Bernardo, Chef Donita Rose, Mark Bautista, Chef Cyrille Soenen, Sam Oh, Dimples Romana, Acel Bisa-Van Ommen, RWM’s Archie Nicasio

These delicious Dishes are already available at select signature restaurants. What good about this new festival dishes is that all proceeds from sales will go to Resort World Manila's three partner charities: COR Foundation, Pasay City Social and Welfare Development Office, and Right Start Foundation. Just very timely with the Season of giving. Now, let me give you a preview of these LOVE Dishes!

Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 Love Dishes
Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 Love Dishes

Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 Love Dishes
Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 Love Dishes

Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 Love Dishes Desserts
Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 Love Dishes Desserts

Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 Love Dishes
Grand Fiesta Manila 2017 Love Dishes

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Our 2-day itinerary ended up with a bang! Not a fireworks display but with the world famous play, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (CCBB). I won't forget the playful characters of the show. There is Gian Magdangal who plays Caractacus Potts with his children Albert Silos and Isabeli Elizalde who play Jeremy and Jemima Potts respectively.But these main Characters who executed their roles passionately, are not the scene stealer of the show. Here's a spoiler, you should be prepared to laugh out loud with the characters of Mako Alonso and Reb Atadero. This beloved British family musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang runs from October 21 until November 12.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Main Casts with Cebu Media and Bloggers
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Main Casts with Cebu Media and Bloggers
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Play
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Play. Photo by NindotKaayo.com
But if you miss CCBB, the Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) is also set to present a torrent of OPM concerts for GFM starting off with Ogie Alcasid’s “The Soundtrack of My Life” concert on November 30; Bamboo on December 7; Dingdong Avanzado and Jessa Zaragosa’s anniversary concert on December 8; Manila Sound with Hotdog on December 13; and Aegis in “Ating Sayawin” on December 20.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Main Casts with Gian Magdangal
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Main Casts with Gian Magdangal
As in previous years, GFM will culminate with the grandest New Year’s Eve party in the country. On December 31, The Grand Countdown to 2018 will showcase an unforgettable entertainment line-up featuring Lani Misalucha, Arnel Pineda, Darren Espanto, Giselle Sanchez, and Jon Santos.
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Cebu Blogger

That Presidential Feels At Solea Mactan Cebu Resort

Everybody deserves a break! Sometimes, it applies to any relationships too. A break to free yourself in a bit to replenish one's soul or maybe rejuvenate and earn another energy for a brand new you. Some choose to trek and climb a mountain but most of the people choose to go out of town to inhale some fresh air in the province. How about if I tell you that you can rejuvenate, inhale fresh air and simply relax in a place which is just a drive away from the City? I'm talking about unwinding at Solea Mactan Cebu Resort.

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Pool
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Pool
FaceCebu Blogger Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Now, look at the sky!

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort and Best Western Sandbar Resort, view in sunset
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort and Best Western Sandbar Resort, view in sunset
Panoramic View from the Presidential Suite
Panoramic View from the Presidential Suite

Last week was indeed a long week for me. I was working during Halloween. From October 30 to November 1, I was at the office accepting calls and resolving computer issues from Business Users. Yes, indeed a hell of a week but it was okay because I know I would get an amazing weekend at Solea Mactan Cebu Resort. Not just an ordinary chill but an overnight staycation at the one and only Presidential Suite of the Resort. Who's excited about this experience?

Best Western Sandbar Resort
Best Western Sandbar Resort 
CBS Bloggers at the Pool Bar of Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
CBS Bloggers (L-R: Lloyd Chua, Mark Monta, Kerr Quevedo and Lyssa Amor) enjoying Buko Shake at the Pool Bar of Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Together with other three CBS members, we drove with Uber service from IT Park to Cordova, Lapu-Lapu City. It took us like an hour to arrive at the Resort. It was a warm welcome from the staff most especially at the front desk who did a good job. The sky was clear and bright. I thought we deserve a sunblock for that day. A day before that, we were advised to check in at 3 PM  but the staff was so accommodating that we were allowed to check-in early in our Presidential Suite. This might not happen to everyone but just make sure to talk and ask the people working in the Resort for any possible arrangement.

I'm enjoying the best Buko Shake in Lapu-Lapu City
I'm enjoying the best Buko Shake in Lapu-Lapu City

FaceCebu Blogger at Solea Mactan Resort
Aha! This is my spot!
So let's talk about this Presidential Suite! I'm excited about this part. It's a huge 160m2 suite with an overlooking view of the vast sea of Cordova, Mactan Cebu. It has two spacious bedrooms - one master bedroom in which Lyssa Amor and her bestie Lloyd Chua checked-in, while Kerr and I got the other bedroom with two separate beds which are good for sharing with family and friends and all beds, are clean and comfy. Each Bedroom got a bathroom (bathtub for master bedroom), private balcony, and separate living and sleeping areas. What's really good about Presidential Suite? They got a huge room for entertainment, kitchen and dining activity and oh, their interiors are lovely and adorable. I could not describe more but you can watch the video below for details.




Desserts at Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Welcome Desserts!

FaceCebu Blogger at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu
Just chillin like a villain!LOL

FaceCebu Blogger at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu
Just feelin the comfy bed!

FaceCebu Blogger at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu
I'm ready for a shower!

FaceCebu Blogger at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu
Here's our living room!

FaceCebu Blogger at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu
Look how gorgeous the room is!

FaceCebu Blogger at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu
Hey ya!

Since it was late noon, we then headed to Earth Restaurant to grab some late lunch. This Resto never fails our taste buds. It was actually my second time at Earth and as usual, there's heaven on Earth. Good food with good people, what else you can ask for?

Earth Restaurant in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Earth Restaurant in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort

Earth Restaurant in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Earth Restaurant in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort

Earth Restaurant in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Earth Restaurant in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort

Earth Restaurant in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Earth Restaurant in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
 We went back in our rooms after that two-hour lunch. Yes, you can judge us but we really enjoyed each others company with drinks and food. LOL, We spent the whole afternoon playing with our cameras and shooting good stuff at the Presidential Suite. We took a lot of shots at the bedrooms and entertainment room. Then we explored the huge vicinity of Solea Resort from the infinity and other big pools to the man-made lagoon - we really enjoyed the view. Also, here's a tip. Do not bring your floatie, for just PHP 100, you can already borrow a giant floatie from the reception which is good for an hour. They got a lot of choices - you can get a sweet donut and pretzel, adorable unicorn, bouncy pegasus, colorful slipper, sweet pineapple or yummy pizza. We ended the afternoon rush with a group picture at the famous #Solea sign. We headed back to our rooms to freshen up and of course, just stay and play with our beds. But I personally love the couch while watching TV and having a social media break. It was really a good life.

Caesar Trio Salad - PHP 420
Caesar Trio Salad - PHP 420

Buko Shake for PHP 200
Buko Shake for PHP 200

Best of Koreans at Earth Restaurant
Best of Koreans at Earth Restaurant

Steak of Beef Tenderloin PH 820
Steak of Beef Tenderloin PH 820

Kimchi Rice - PHP 120
Kimchi Rice - PHP 120
It was past 7 when we decided to come down for a dinner. So you know, Solea Resort's Earth Restaurant has a eat all you can buffet? Indulge in authentic Filipino flavors with Earth's Buy 1 Take 1 Buffet Promo for only Php1,200 net (good for 2 persons) The promo applies for lunch (weekdays only) and dinner time only.

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu
That Floatie!

FaceCebu Blogger Best Western Sandbar Resort
Enjoying this shot at Best Western Sandbar Resort

FaceCebu Blogger Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Looking at the view is amazeballs!

FaceCebu Blogger Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Waiting for the sunset!

For me, that short staycation is one for the books! Check out Solea Mactan Cebu Resort and don't forget to mention my blog! (wink)

Contact Details:
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Address: Victor Wahing Street, Alegria Cordova, Cebu, Philippines
Website: www.soleamactan.com
Email: info@soleamactan.com
Phone Numbers:
+63 928-559-1487
+63 (032) 517-8889

Now, let me give you some amazing photos of Solea Mactan Cebu Resort!


FaceCebu Blogger Best Western Sandbar Resort
Aha, that's me!!!

FaceCebu Blogger Best Western Sandbar Resort
Just another sakit ulo pose. 

Best Western Sandbar Resort during Sunset
Best Western Sandbar Resort at Sunset

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu


FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu



FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Resort Cebu


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