New Year’s Eve is never complete without a dazzling display of fireworks, fantastic food, and music to usher partygoers into the New Year.
If you love to eat, you can welcome 2016 at Discovery Primea Makati’s “Glitter & Gold” 4-course set menu with champagne to toast, Diamond Hotel’s delicious Corniche Buffet, or Vask’s NYE Special. Should you want free flowing Dom Perignon, Spiral Buffet at Sofitel Plaza Manila offers guests a special package dinner so you can toast all you can!
If you’re more into the club scene, you can catch the Bass Jackers at Chaos, City of Dreams Manila or take a dip at The Palace Pool Club’s New Year’s Eve Ball. If that’s not your style, then you could revel in the color of the year at Pangaea’s New Year’s Eve White Party, Sofitel’s Venice-Themed New Year’s Extravaganza: Canaval Venetzia, or Discovery Ortigas’ “Live to Tell”, a New Year’s Eve party featuring Madonna’s best hits!
You can catch some awesome local acts at Eastwood’s New Year Countdown featuring stars like Rico Blanco, Christian Bautista, and some of Manila’s best DJ’s.
Here’s a handy guide to some of the best places to go for this New Year’s Eve…
1) The Palace
The Palace will be hosting some of the most anticipated New Years Eve parties in all four of its venues including Valkyrie Nightclub, The Palace Pool Club, Revel, and Naya.
After the countdown, clubbers can witness an explosive fireworks display at 2AM while they’re joined by world-class acts like Dutch DJ Alvaro and local DJ’s like Ace Ramos, Mars Miranda, Martin Pulgar, Marc Naval, Kat DJ, Nix Damn P, and many more.
Expect a New Year’s dinner package at Naya by Chef Mikko Reyes and a special Cocktail by Erwan Heussaff. The three-course menu starts at Php1,500+
THE PALACE POOL CLUB
9th Ave cor 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila
Mobile: +63 917 689-8888
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 5 pm onwards, Sunday: 3 pm onwards
2) Eastwood, Quezon City
Partake in Eastwood’s New Year Countdown, starting 6PM, with local acts including Rico Blanco, Christian Bautista, Marlisa Punzalan, Kyla, Techy Romantics, Imago, and international singing sensation, Dawin.
The party will be hosted by radio jock, Joyce Pring, and news anchor Andrei Felix. By midnight, partygoers can expect a brilliant show of fireworks and Eastwood’s famous “Dazzling Star Drop” (Eastwood’s version of New York City’s Time Square countdown), which will be followed by an amazing release of 10,000 wish balloons!
Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge
Telephone: +632 709-9888, 709-0888
Mobile: +63 917-8380111
3) Pangaea, City of Dreams Manila
Pangaea at City of Dreams Manila brings you the New Year’s Eve White Party, starting 10PM, on Thursday, December 31st together with Johnnie Walker and Ciroc Vodka. You can dance the night away with music by international musical act, DJ Erok. Note: Don’t forget to wear white!
City of Dreams, Manila
Email: PangaeaTableReservations@cod-manila.com / MichelleMendoza@cod-manila.com
Mobile: +63 917 381-3398
4) Chaos, City of Dreams Manila
Pangaea’s sister club, Chaos, will be hosting a heart-pumping New Year’s Eve party with none other than the Bass Jackers. In partnership with Moet & Chandon & Hennessy, Chaos brings you a countdown party like no other on Thursday, December 31st!
City of Dreams, Manila
Email: ChaosTableReservations@cod-manila.com / MichelleMendoza@cod-manila.com
Mobile: +63917 562 8229
5) Sofitel Plaza Manila, Harbor Garden Deck & Spiral Buffet
(courtesy of http://www.wheremilan.com/)
Sofitel celebrates the 31st with “The New Year’s Extravaganza: Carnival de Venezia”, an extravagant Italian-themed celebration famous for its partygoers’ elaborate costumes, masks, and lively dances! Be part of the midnight countdown while the night sky transforms into beautiful display of light and color at Harbor Garden Deck.
The carnival will feature a variety of barbecued specialties with an Italian flair accompanied by musical acts including the 10-piece chamber orchestra, Manila String Machine, and the 7-piece full band, Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas.
Carnival de Venezia starts at Php4,712+ per person that is inclusive of a buffet, Italian food, free-flowing beer, iced tea, and of course sparkling wine to toast!
Per head: P 4,712+
Welcome 2016 with a feast as Spiral enhances its culinary offerings with this season’s specialties of turkey, holiday roast, seafood platters and prime rib!
New Year’s Eve Dinner Set (7pm-11pm):
Php5,550+ per person with a glass of a featured 2006 vintage champagne
Prestige Package is available for New Year’s Eve Dinner (7pm-11pm):
Php30,000+ featuring free-flowing Dom Perignon and a half bottle of Grand Cru White or Red
New Year’s Day Brunch (12pm-3pm):
Php3,721+ per person with free-flowing champagne
SOFITEL LUXURY HOTELS Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard Pasay City 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines
Facebook: SPIRAL MANILA
Telephone: +632 832-6988 or 551-555 Loc. 6988
6) 71 Gramercy, Makati
Celebrate new year above them all! Watch the fireworks BELOW you all over the city. Dine exquisitely with a specially prepared 5 course meal for P3,888+ by Chef Carlo Miguel! For those that want a more sophisticated celebration far from the bedlam come on over to @71Gramercy.
Book your tables now before its too late! Tickets are also limited. For more information, call +639178477535 or +639178094093.
Kalayaan Ave., Cor. Salamanca St., Century City, 1210 Makati, Philippines
Mobile Numbers: (+63 917) 847-7535, (+63 917) 809-4093
Facebook: 71 Gramercy
7) Discovery Primea, Makati
Discover 2016 at Discovery Primea Makati with its New Year’s dinner featuring pre-dinner cocktails, a 4-course set menu, and champagne to toast!
What’s on the Menu:
Confit Black cherry compote, brioche, port-sherry Gastrique
Prawn ravioli, dill cream
Grilled U.S. prime Rib eye
French Chanterelle Mushrooms and Asparagus
Potatoes “Boulanger”, Creamy Onion “Soubise”, Truffle Sauce “Bordelaise”
Chocolate Marquise Toasted pistachios, roasted strawberries
Lemon custard, puff pastry
Vanilla Panna cotta
Coffee cream sauce, chocolate beans
6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1226, Philippines
Telephone: +632 955-8888
Facebook: Discovery Primea Makati
Witness a spectacle of lights at the Vask Anna Deck as the sky fills with a thousand colors. Enjoy your view of the fireworks around the metro while the guest DJ’s serves up an eclectic palette of beats to send you off into 2016!
Consumable rate starts at:
Php10,000 for Anna Deck Couches (good for 10 persons) and Php5,000 (good for 5 persons).
C-Couches are set at Php8,000 (good for 8-10 persons).
A more intimate New Year’s Eve dinner awaits you at Vask Tapas Room. Indulge in their featured set menu served from 6PM to 10PMwith a complimentary glass of Cava!
What’s on the Menu:
Fresh Oyster (Lychee Espuma, Uni)
Chorizo “Joselito” Bomb
Foie Terrine (Foie Gras Mi-Cuit, Vask Raspberry Jam, Brioche Crackers)
Tiradito (Yellow Fin Tuna, Kinilaw, Pickled Arosep)
Lobster (Porcini Quinoa, Cashew Nuts, Mushroom, Emulsion)
Sour Ribs (Wagyu, Soymansi, Onions, Garlic Casein, Tilanum)
Mango Sphere (Mango Mousse Sphere, White Chocolate Chestnut Ice Cream)
Torrija (Biroche, Milk, Anise Ice Cream)
VASK MODERN TAPAS & GASTRONOMIC CUISINE
5th Floor, Clipp Center, 11th Avenue Corner, 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(Beside CVC Law Building. Near The Goose Station and St. Michael the Archangel Church in BGC)
Telephone: +632 217-6563
Mobile: +63 920 974-4742 or +63 917 806-5292
Facebook: VASK Modern Tapas & Gastronomic Cuisine
9) The Manila Hotel
Eat to your heart’s delight with Manila Hotel’s “Broadway New Year’s Countdown” Cross-over Dinner Buffet! All Prestige Premium cardholders get a 50% off for a minimum of 2 to maximum of 10 diners.
For reservations, please call 527-0011 local 1262 to 1263.
Participating branches include:
THE MANILA HOTEL
One Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +632 527-0011
Facebook: Manila Hotel
10) Discovery Suites, Ortigas
Ring in 2016 with a vibrant fireworks display at Discovery Suites gleaming in the equally stunning Ortigas skyline. A pulsating dance floor awaits at Columbus, where Human Race will perform Madonna’s best hits at “Live to Tell”.
Dinner starts at 7PM, 22 Prime (Show: 10pm, Columbus Function Room, 42nd floor)
25 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone:+63 2 719 8888
Here are the room rates for NYE:
Junior Serendipity Suite:
1 Bedroom Serendipity Suite:
Breakfast buffet for two (2) in a Junior Suite and One Bedroom Suite
High Speed Internet Access for unlimited devices and PressReader
Use of swimming pool and Balance Lifestyle Fitness Club
Terms & Conditions:
Prior reservation is required.
Rates are inclusive of applicable government taxes and service charge.
Offer may not be used in conjunction with other promotions and discounts.
Valid on 31 December 2015
11) Diamond Hotel Philippines
Shine bright like a Diamond at Diamond Hotel’s NYE party with buffet from 6PM to 11PM! While you dine, you can also party with Retrospect, Xarchy Band and DJ Marx Monterola starting at 8:30pm.
Get a chance to win roundtrip airline tickets for two (2) to Bohol!
Deadline for submission:
December 31 at 11pm
January 4, 2016 at 12nn at Corniche, Diamond Hotel Philippines.
Roxas Boulevard, Corner Dr. J Quintos Street, Manila
Telephone: (632) 528-3000
Live an Awesome Life,
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P.S. We usually spend New Year’s Eve quietly outside Manila with the family. Happy New Year!