Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sunday, December 06, 2015
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Celebrating the spirit of Christmas comes easy in Makati City where thoroughfares are pedestrian-friendly. A simple stroll at the business district, for example, can transport a city dweller or tourist to a wonderland of lights. Especially palpable along Ayala Avenue is this festive charm where holiday displays dot the strips of shops and high-rise buildings. Near the corner of EDSA, the 68-storey Discovery Primea stands to continue the tradition of this warm Filipino season.

The recent ceremonial lighting of Discovery Primea's Christmas tree at its lobby signaled the start of a joyous calendar for guests of the hotel. Gathered at the Gilarmi Lounge with other attendees, I caught up with a few traveling buddies and discussed plans for the season over a glass of martini and a few tasty treats.

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Esteemed Reputation

The five star hotel is the first and only Philippine brand to become a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection. With 141 rooms and suites, plus 90 serviced residences, it's known for attentive and exclusive personalized service. This is why discerning travelers can't help but muse about its elegant rooms that come replete with modern luxuries such as High Speed Internet Access for multiple devices, a Nespresso machine, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), an additional LED television by the bathtub and complimentary PressReader (a digital access to newspapers and magazines worldwide).

Christmas Calendar

For guest who want to celebrate the holiday season, the hotel has a list of gustatory delights to experience. All throughout the month of December, Christmas Hampers and Goodies (tasty treats) can be had at the lobby.

Come December 24, a Christmas Eve Dinner can be arranged at the hotel's Restaurant Tapenade for indulging in a festive set menu of Italian cuisine. The next day is when Christmas Day Lunch can commence at the same venue for another festive set menu. Between 2:00pm and 5:00pm of the same day, guests can sample a generous spread of tea sandwich favorites, scones, and Primea's holiday pudding via the Holiday High Tea at the Gilarmi Lounge. Before the night is over, the option to experience the hotel's Holiday Night Cap (desserts galore) at the same venue can be quite tempting.

Night cap with fellas at the Gilarmi Lounge

New Year Revelry

As for New Year revelry, the last day of December can be a fancy way to have set menu dinner at the hotel's Restaurant Tapenade. Expect Pan-Fried Duck Foie Gras, Roasted U.S. Angus Tenderloin Tartuffato and divine sweet endings of Hazelnut Ice Cream in Berries and Orange Reduction. For oenophiles, the Tapas and Jazz at the Gilarmi Lounge can be a fantastic way to end the year.

Discovery Primea redefines an indulgent stay in any season of the year. More than being luxurious, it's memorable.

Discovery Primea 

Official website of Discovery Primea
Official website of The Discovery Leisure Company

Address: 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines 1226
Phone: +63 2 955-8888 or +63 2 988-2988 or +63 917-6799-4567


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