Have a Merry and Jolly Feast at Novotel Manila Araneta Center

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Holiday Season is in the air! The best way to celebrate this festive season is spending some quality
time with the family, bonding with friends and a well-deserved relaxation with your work buddies.

 In the Philippines, holiday bonding is synonymous to meticulously prepared gatherings wherein each member of the family or “barkada” prepares their sumptuous dishes and make sure that the venue for the former has a jolly and merry atmosphere, but, admit it or not, due to the fast-paced environment that we have in the metro, as much as we want to give our best during this season, we cannot give the utmost attention to this gatherings.

To make this Holiday Season extra special, Novotel Manila Araneta Center provides the best options for a merry and jolly family reunion, barkada gathering and work buddy party.


  A group of twelve (12) can exclusively have fun with a gala dinner while a group of twenty (20) can have a two (2) hours open bar with cocktail and carving station which includes Novotel Manila Araneta Center’s mouthwatering and delectable Roasted Turkey, Lechon Bacolod and Ham, with the backdrop of the breathtaking view of the metro at the prestige 695 square meters Presidential Suite of Novotel Manila Araneta Center for as low as Php 60,000.

Lechon Bacolod cooked in white wine.

 Cranberry Glazed Ham, Canadian Style 

Herb Stuffed Roasted Turkey

 A group of sixty (60) can also #SaborTheMoment at Novotel’s wine and tapas bar, Sabor Bar de Vinos for four hours for as low as a consumable rate of Php 60,000 and for Php 80,000 experience the best Havana Night of Luau Parties at Novotel's  6th Pool Bar and Lounge.

Christmas Cooler at Sabor Bar de Vinos.

 To make sure that everybody will experience the best jolly and merry holiday, Novotel Manila Araneta Center’s in-house event manager will assist personalized concepts from intimate Christmas Party Set-Ups on meeting rooms or grand reunions on their pillarless ballroom with the maximum of 1,500 people.


Contemporary and non-smoking room of Novotel Manila  Araneta Center

Christmas staycation for the whole month of December starts at Php 7,500 net which includes
comfortable and spacious rooms designed to provide all the needs of each member of the family,
complimentary buffet dinner and breakfast for two at the Food Exchange Manila. Children below 15
years old also get to stay and have breakfast absolutely for FREE.


Christmas is in the air at The Food Exchange Manila.

Noche Buena Feast at the Food Exchange Manila starts from 6PM to 9PM. Novotel’s premium
carvings, Lechon Bacolod cooked with white wine, Cranberry Glazed Ham, Canadian Style Herb
Crusted Prime Rib and Herb Stuffed Roasted Turkey, along with other delectable dishes and desserts
at Food Exchange Manila is only for Php 2,588 while the Midnight Christmas Buffet starts from 11
PM to 1 AM for only Php 1,988 net.

A wide variety of dishes at the Food Exchange Manila

Mouthwatering seafood dishes

Yummy cakes and pastries 

All-time Filipino favorite desserts

Celebrate 2019 New Year’s Eve at Novotel Manila Araneta Center at the 6th Pool Bar and Lounge &
Versailles Event Garden and Tent for only Php 2,019 net.


Extend the merry and jolly vibe to your family and friends by visiting http://bit.ly//HolidayGoodies2018  and share to them Novotel’s gift choices of Cash Card with denominations of Php 100, Php 1,000 and Php 5,000; Stay, Dine and Relax Vouchers; and Christmas goodies and Hampers.

Leave your stress behind and celebrate a Merry and Jolly Holiday at Novotel Manila Araneta Center!

For more details you may visit the following website and social media accounts:




For inquiries and reservation you may visit or reach Novotel Manila Araneta Center at:

Novotel Manila Araneta Center
General Aguinaldo Avene, Araneta Center, Quezon City
(02) 990 7888

All-Time Favorite Filipino Dishes Takes Center Stage with Eatigo's Finest Deals!

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Admit  it  or not but when you hear Filipino cuisine, the top dishes that pops in your mind are Filipino staples such as  Adobo, either chicken or pork, steaming bowl of Sinigang, spicy and meaty Sisig; and Halo-halo filled with macapuno, nata de coco, beans, ube chunks, and topped with creamy leche flan.

Savoring this delectable dishes during the month of August or  "Buwan ng Wika"  makes us closer to our origin, our culture.  Eatigo, a mobile app that provides exclusive deals from top restaurants that serves Filipino cuisine, can help satisfy your cravings at an equally sweet price. Rightfully hailed as the leading online reservations platform for thousands of restaurants around Asia, Eatigo has given its users the ease of scoring time-based discounts of up to 50% off on participating restaurants.

Here are some restaurants and cafe that serves Filipino dishes under Eatigo:

Sentro 1771 in Greenbelt, for one, serves up Filipino food with modern twists. The café has a
homey ambiance and serves Sinigang na Corned Beef, Rated GG, and Lamb Caldereta.

The Food Club, an opulent buffet restaurant that leaves intimidation outside the door. Experience a gastronomic adventure that treats both your hungry palates and your eyes through their live show kitchens.

Crisostomo has a no-fail modern yet authentic take on Filipino food that mom, dad, and the entire clan will undoubtedly enjoy.

Sisig Society is a crowd-pleaser which leaves every customer hungry for more of their irresistible, classic sisig.

Barrio Fiesta serves one of the best Crispy Pata in Manila. The former is a mouth-watering bowl of pork knuckles fried to a golden crisp.

Rufo’s Tapa nothing is more comforting than a breakfast plate of silog, may it be tapsilog,
longsilog, or tocilog at Rufo's.

All of these restaurants are readily available on Eatigo, allowing you to snatch up deals that go as high as half-off from the total bill. Just download the app from the App Store or Google Play, sign up, and start scouting for deals.

So the next time you’re on the hunt for good ‘ol Filipino food, just bring out your phone and open your Eatigo app. Just like a homemade Pinoy dish, it’s easy, uncomplicated, and unquestionably delicious.

Nauvoo Farm Resort : Hidden Gem at the Foot of Mount Arayat

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Started as a retirement house of an OFW couple, Nauvoo Farm Resort is now considered as a hidden gem at the foot Mount Arayat in Pampanga.

Irving and Loudes Nogoy named their supposed retirement heaven Nauvoo which means beautiful in Hebrew. The name of the resort greatly fits the former because of its serene ambiance that is situated with greenery and flowering plants; and the majestic view of Mount Arayat.


Orchard Village, Barangay Ayala, Magalang, Pampanga


From Cubao

Ride a Victory Liner going or will pass through Dau, Pampanga.
 Alight at Dau Terminal
 Ride a Jeepney going to Marquee Mall. Fare costs Php 13.
 Alight at Ayala Terminal
 Ride a tricycle at Ayala Terminal and tell the driver that you are heading to Nauvoo Farm Resort. Fare costs Php 90-100.

To date Nauvoo Farm Resort has seven (7) rooms perfect for intimate vacation for couples, bonding with the whole family, relaxing trip with friends, retreat or soul searching, and even for corporate and company trips.

Each room is fully equipped with every travelers needs such as Free WiFi, Air-condition, TV with cable channels, Personal Refrigerator, Coffee Maker ( with complimentary instant coffee, tea and bottled water), Bath and Pool Towels, Toiletries such as liquid body soap, shampoo and conditioner.

Sampaguita (Php 4,250)

Sampaguita is good for four (4) persons. It has two (2) queen-sized beds with wooden furniture such as cabinets and table; and bathroom with hot and cold shower.

It has a balcony where guests can dine or just relax while enjoying the serene ambiance.

Dama De Noche ( Php 4,780)

Dama De Noche like the Sampaguita Room is good for four (4) persons. It has two (2) queen sized bed,  wooden furnitures, bathroom and balcony. The only differnce between the two is the space of the room. Dama de Noche is more spacious with Sampaguita.

Rosal (Php 12,750)

Rosal is good for 12 persons. It has bunk beds made of bamboo, living room, one (1) bathroom and a balcony.

Ilang- Ilang (Php 14,850)

Ilang-Ilang is good for 14 persons. Like the Rosal room, it has a living room, bathroom and bed bunks made of bamboo but aside from this, Ilang-Ilang has  a duplex with two (2) queen sized beds.

For Overnight Accommodation check in time is 3:00 PM while check out time is 12:00 NN. Food are not allowed inside Nauvoo but beverages such as liquors and beers are allowed, but with corresponding corkage fee.

Nauvoo can serve breakfast, lunch and dinner upon prior arrangement before staying in the resort. 

The meals served in Nauvoo can be enjoyed while staying at the comfort of the guests balcony or at the gazeboo near the swimming pool area. 

Breakfast costs Php 175 while Dinner costs Php 220. The meal is inclusive of generously served juice/coffee, two (2) viand, rice and dessert. 

Nauvoo Farm Resort has two (2) Swimming Pools where the guests can enjoy the view of Mount Arayat. Both pools are open for Day Trip and Overnight Stay. Guests can also use or rent their videoke machine.

The Farm also has a banana and coffee plantation and will soon create a man made stream with waters coming from Mount Arayat. 

Aside from the recreational facilities of  Nauvoo Farm Resort, the former has a function hall for family and barkada gatherings; and company conferences. 

Nauvoo Farm Resort offers Daytime (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM), Nighttime (5:00 PM to 11:00 PM) and All Day (8:00 AM to 11:00 PM) Event Packages. The former includes the use of swimming pool, function hall, BBQ Grill, tables and chairs for 60 pax. Additional pax costs Php 150.


Nauvoo Farm Resort requires 50% down payment to confirm their guest booking. Paymentd can be made directly thru the following Bank Accounts:

BPI Savings 


Guest’s payment can be refunded if the accomodation is cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival or accomodation schedule. 

To know more about Nauvoo Farm Resort you may visit the following website and social media accounts:



For inquiries you may reach Nauvoo Farm Resort at:

Mobile : +63 917-467-4620 / +63 928-672-0863

Swagman Hotel : Economy Hotel in Manila

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Swagman Hotel is an Austrian go-to and one of the preferred economy Hotel of Filipinos, foreign businessman and travelers around the world for almost 30 years. It is situated at the heart of Ermita and is accessible to Ermita church, convenient store (711), Manila Business District, Tourist Spots (Luneta, Intramuros, Manila Ocean Park and National Museum of the Philippines), Malls ( SM Manila, Robinsons Ermita) and public utility vehicles. The Hotel is also 3-minutes walk from US Embassy and about 40-minutes drive from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.


 411 A Flores Street, Ermita, Manila


From Cubao

• Ride a jeepney going to T.M Kalaw, Manila (Fare costs ₱21.)

• Alight at T.M Kalaw Avenue
• Walk until you reach L. Guerrero
• Turn left to L. Guerrero
• Turn right to Plaza Nuestra Senora De Guia
• Walk until you reach Swagman Hotel

From UN Avenue

• From UN Avenue, Taft Station, ride a tricycle going to Swagman Hotel (Fare costs ₱50)

• From UN Avenue, Taft Station walk until you reach TM Kalaw Avenue,

• Ride a Jeep going to Baclaran-Quiapo (Fare costs ₱8)
• Alight at Arquiza/ Marcelo H del Pilar Intersection,
• Turn left to Plaza Nuestra Senora De Guia,
• Walk until you reach Swagman Hotel


• They have free AirPort transfer on the following schedule:

5:00 A.M. , 10:00 A.M, 12:00 NN

3:00 P.M, 6:00 P.M, 12:00 MN

Swagman Hotel is formerly owned by an Australian who used to live in the Philippines. The hotel is one of the favorite hotels of Australians and other foreigners who visit the Philippines because of its strategic location. 

A few years ago, The Oriental Hotels and Resorts acquire Swagman Hotel and renovated the former into an all-inclusive Hotel.

Swagman Hotel offers 45 neat, spacious and affordable rooms that suit the preference of their guests. To date, Swagman Hotel has 4 types of rooms- Economy, Deluxe, Family, and Executive.

Rooms at Swagman Hotel are newly renovated and refurbished. Each room is fully equipped with the necessities that every traveler requires, from toiletries to fresh towels, work desk, aircon, television, and wifi.

An accommodation at Swagman Hotel includes a free breakfast buffet for two (2) at Outback Cafe.

Swagman Hotel provides Free Airport Transfers to NAIA and Clark on the following schedule daily to assist and provide their guest with a convenient and hassle-free trip.

Swagman Hotel has a function hall that is perfect for a wedding (since the hotel is just a few blocks away from Ermita Church), anniversary,  and birthday reception. The function room can also accommodate corporate events and conferences.

The Function Hall can accommodate up to 120 pax for a classroom set up and 150 pax for a cocktail, theater and banquet layout.

Outback Cafe is one of the reasons why Australians keep on coming back to Swagman Hotel. The cafe serves mouthwatering, and flavorful dishes from steaks, salad, All-time Filipino comfort dishes, and desserts.

The Cafe also serves a breakfast buffet for walk-in guests and caters events and activities every Saturday like their Grill All You Can Saturday.

To calm and further relax their guests and walk-in clients after a busy day at work or exploring Manila, Swagman Hotel serves luxurious and private Spa and services at the second level of the Hotel. The Spa services include body massage, hot stone massage, and body scrub.

For online booking and to know more about Swagman Hotel you may visit the following website and social media accounts:



For inquiries, you may contact or visit Swagman Hotel at:

411 A. Flores Street, Ermita, Manila
(02) 536-9999 or (02) 536-1111

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