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Countdown to 2017: What to do and where to go on New Year’s Eve


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Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge

Start the year off on the right foot and treat yourself to some fun and relaxation. Save yourself from the stress and hassle of preparing—and cleaning—at home for the upcoming festivities. Instead of staying in, check into the Metro’s top hotels for a one-of-a-kind staycation complete with dining, entertainment, and recreation as we welcome another year.

Check out what hotels have to offer this New Year’s Eve:


Sit back, relax, and unwind as we bid 2016 goodbye. Bellevue Hotel’s Yearend Escape promo offers 3D/2N of luxurious and relaxing treats: a 3D/2N stay at a Main Wing Deluxe Room for P16,700 nett or a 3D/2N stay at a Tower Wing Deluxe Room for P17,700 nett, inclusive of two tickets to the New Year Countdown Party at Vue Bar on December 31.

Dance your way into 2017 and party with the crowd while All Access Areas perform live tunes. Rates are P2,650 for adults and P1,800 for children. Doors open at 7 PM and show starts at 8 PM.

Tickets are available at the front desk. Seat reservations are on a first to purchase basis. For more information, call 771-8181 or


Count down to 2017 the Great Gatsby way—fashionable, mysterious, and extravagant. Party the night away with live band entertainment playing top charts dance hits, lavish buffet featuring International dishes, party poppers, and the grand 2,017 pieces balloon drop at the Deck Bar.

For P2,038, enjoy culinary pleasures at the Crimson Grand Ballroom and free-flowing bubbly for an additional P1,000. Stay at Café Eight from 6 PM until after midnight for P1,838 and P2,838 for unlimited beer, bubbly, wine, soda, and juices. Party under the stars with the DJ spinning electrifying dance hits of 2016 at the Deck Bar for only P409, inclusive one free drink from 10 PM onwards.

A party-filled night calls for some peace and quiet. Indulge and relax with Crimson’s New Year’s Ever packages for December 31, 2016. For P8,399, guests will enjoy a luxurious accommodation in a deluxe room, breakfast for two (2) at the award winning Café Eight, plus Great Gatsby Countdown to 2017 party access for two persons. Relax in a deluxe room and indulge in a New Year’s day brunch for two at Café Eight for P6,799. Overnight stay in a deluxe room with breakfast for two at Café Eight is valued at P5,999.

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 863-2222 or visit


The best way to end and start the year is with some fun and R&R. Diamond Hotel lets you welcome 2017 with a bang with two special packages for New Year’s Eve. Celebrate from the comfort of your own room with the Year-end Weekend Room Package at the rate of Php7,500 nett  for a Deluxe Room inclusive of buffet breakfast for two. But if you want the total party package, get the New Year’s Eve Room Package for Php12,300 nett. This includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room, New Year’s Eve dinner buffet for two at Corniche, and access to the New Year’s Countdown Party.

Take your pick among Diamond Hotel’s outlets. Dine in elegance at Corniche and indulge in the holiday’s finest for P3,380 nett per person inclusive of buffet dinner and a glass of Cava sparkling wine. Party in style at Bar27 to live performances by J-Project Band and DJ Galdwin Gutierrez, while enjoying a better view of the Manila Bay skyline. Enjoy a midnight buffet at the Lobby Lounge for P880 nett per person or join the New Year’s Countdown party at the Mezzanine for only P880 nett per person.

For room inquiries and reservations please call (02) 528-3000 or e-mail


Make the last night of the year the most memorable and welcome 2017 at Dusit Thani Manila’s Black Tie Party on December 31. Take advantage of the perfect fireworks viewing spot and the exclusivity at the Club Lounge while being serenaded by Karel Marquez. For P5,880 nett for 2 persons, treat yourselves to a 4-course menu with a glass of champagne upon arrival and wine pairing for every course. Dinner starts at 7:30pm.

Join the grandest party at Dusit Thani Manila’s Poolside and dance the night away to the exceptional beats of DJ Euric and Roda King. For P1,800 per person, kick-off the new year with unlimited standard spirits, beer and wine from 8 PM to midnight. Dine in Benjarong and UMU and avail of the complimentary access to the New Year’s Eve Poolside Party.

For big groups and families, packages inclusive of unlimited drinks from 8 PM to 12 MN are as follows:

-Superior Table good for 8-11pax- P10,000

-Deluxe Table good for 11-16pax- P15,000

-Grand Table good for 18-22pax- P20,000

For reservations, call Restaurant Reservations at (02) 238-8888 loc. 8841 and 8430 or visit


Enjoy front row seats by the bay as the evening skies come alive at midnight to cap off 2016 complete with live entertainment and a cocktail buffet perfectly paired with amazing views of the Manila Bay.

Choose from Conrad Hotel’s New Year’s Eve packages which comes with premium spirits and wines:

-Cocktail buffet from 8-10 PM for P3,600 nett per person.

-Drinks and canapés buffet from 10PM-2AM for P2,600 nett per person

-Limited al fresco seating also available at P30,000 nett for a maximum of six persons.

For reservations and inquiries, please call (02) 833-9999 or email


Celebrate the last minute of 2016 in style. Embrace prosperity and joy with Media Noche at Seven Corners and experience a grand welcome party featuring Crowne Plaza’s resident DJ while dining on a bountiful feast for only P1,500 nett per person. Media Noche starts at 11:30 PM.

For a more exciting countdown, get your party shoes on and dance the New Year’s Eve away at the Glitz and Glam New Year Revelry at the 4th level foyer. Enjoy free-flowing refreshments and delectable hors d’oeuvres for only P1,000 nett per person. Party starts at 11:00 PM.

Spread the holiday cheer by spending more time with your loved ones! Stay for two (2) nights and enjoy 50% off on your second night.

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 633-7222 or email


The perfect spot to watch the fireworks and wait until the clock strikes twelve is high above the city. This is exactly where Vu’s (pronounced as \ˈvyüz\ or ‘views’) Sky Bar and Lounge. Nestled on Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s 45th floor, the premier Ortigas attraction will offer special packages on December 31, 2016 to help you toast to the a new year through a night and experience to remember.

Watch the city light up as you enjoy good music courtesy of Spirit of ’67 band from 9PM onwards. Treat yourself, loved ones, and friends to welcome drinks and well-curated line-up of Filipino, Spanish and Mediterranean dishes complemented by Vu’s’ featured and specially-crafted cocktails.

Cover price for the New Year’s countdown is P 1,250/person.

Vu’s is open daily from Mondays to Sundays, 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM, and Sundays, 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM. To know more about Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge and the other signature dining outlets of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, visit or call (632) 720 7777.


The start of 2017 just got better! Spend the holidays at New World Makati Hotel in their stylish, spacious rooms, dynamic dining experiences, and entertaining New Year’s festivities in perfect proximity to the city’s leading lifestyle center.

Celebrate at New World Makati’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at The Lounge. The Silver package (P1,800 nett) includes one glass of Chandon and unlimited chilled juice, carbonated drinks, and local beer. Toast to the New Year with their Diamond package (P2,500 nett), which includes one glass of Chandon, Unlimited chilled juice, carbonated drinks, local beer, liquors, and wine.

Exclusive holiday season rates and special benefits for a minimum stay of two nights are available from 15 December 2016 to 10 January 2017, inclusive of breakfast buffet for two, other special treats, and complimentary passes to the New Year’s Eve countdown party at The Lounge:

-Superior room at P5,400 per night

-Deluxe room at P6,400 per night

-Residence Club Deluxe room at P8,000 per night

-Director suite at P14,000 per night

-Specialty suite at P24,000 per night

-Presidential suite at P32,000 per night

For reservations and inquiries, call (02) 811-6888.


There’s no better way to look back on 2016 than with a New Year’s Eve celebration like no other. Reward yourself for making 2016 your best year yet with Novotel’s New Year’s Eve stay package, available at P 12,000 nett for two (2) adults and two (2) children, inclusive of buffet dinner for two (2) at the Food Exchange Manila.

Novotel’s Food Exchange Manila’s New Year’s Eve buffet spread includes a selection of iced flavored teas, red, white or sparkling wines, as well as party favors and access to the merriment beginning10PM at The 6th Pool Bar and Lounge, for only P3,888.00.

Cap off the year with the most happening countdown party in the metro: Revel N Delight! Head to The 6th Pool Bar and Lounge on December 31st and dance to your hearts’ content.  Groove with the ReVerse Band and let their tunes guide the merrymaker in you as we welcome 2017. Tickets are available at P 1,000.00 inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine and party favors to ring in the New Year.

For more information and reservations, call (02) 990-7888 or log-on to


Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila takes you to picturesque Paris as they ring in the New Year in a grand celebration nonpareil. For P4,850 nett per person, guests will be transported to a magnificent Parisian soiree, gastronomic offerings, scenic backdrops, and pulse-racing entertainment. Punctuate the evening’s festivities with the evening sky bursting in vibrant colors with Sofitel’s annual firework display.

Dress to the nines as you count down to 2017 and get a chance to win Sofitel’s grand raffle of a holiday in Paris, France inclusive of roundtrip flights, 3D/2N accommodation for two, and an exclusive tour of the Nicolas Feuillatte Winery in Champagne.

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 551-5555.


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