Novotel Manila Araneta Center Celebrates Planet 21 with Healthy N Sustainable Dishes and Sip N Delight

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Last April 21, 2018, AccorHotels celebrated Planet 21. Planet 21 reinforce AccorHotels' commitment to positive hospitality and sustainability. Planet 21 is being celebrated every 21st of April in all AccorHotels worldwide.

This year, Novotel Manila Araneta Center,  celebrated Planet 21 by serving sustainable and healthy seafood dishes and beverages.

Sustainable N Healthy Dishes

Novotel’s Healthy and Sustainable Seafood Dishes uses organic ingredients coming from their farm in El Dorado, San Mateo, Rizal. El Dorado Farm is a 206 hectares land that grows organic vegetables and herbs for Novotel Manila Araneta Center. On the other hand, Novotel partners with Meliomar to make sure that the bounties of the sea that they are using were caught without the use of dynamite fishing and poisoning.


Amuse-Bouche is made of Sustainable Spanner Crab Tortellini with Novotel Manila’s Eldorado Farm Carrot-Saffron Veloute.


Line-Caught Seared Tuna with Organic Avocado Ceviche and Novotel Manila’s Eldorado Farm vegetable and herbs


Bisque from Mangrove Crown Prawns


Sustainable Grilled Herb-Marinated Sword Fish with Creamy Spinach and Vine-ripened Tomatoes from Novotel Manila’s Eldorado Farm on Sweet Potato Purée.


Mango Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Sip N Delight

Sip N Delight is composed of beverages and cocktails made from fruit trimmings that are infused with liquor or juices.

Tea-licious Citrus

Refreshing beverages with the right sweetness from lychee and mango juice and earthy flavors of red tea. This beverage is a MUST TRY!

Spicy 6th Sling

To enable Filipinos to savor this delectable dishes from Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Healthy N Sustainable Dishes and Sip N Delight will be served either as a set or a la carte at Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Gourmet Bar from Apri 21 to May 20, 2018.

Have a “WOW Wednesday”: Dine out with 50% off ALL DAY this April 18!

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To all food lovers out there, this is not a drill! No need to blow your budget to enjoy sumptuous, mouth-watering dishes as the newest, revolutionary dining app brings you WOW Wednesday! Starting this summer, Eatigo offers you 50% discounts ALL DAY at your favorite restaurants one Wednesday of each month.

Dine at 50% off at the metro’s best-selling dining places: Barcino, the home of authentic Spanish cuisines; Dillingers 1903, where steaks and pasta reign supreme; Alta at Ascott BGC, an American and Italian restaurant helmed by world-famous Chef Margarita Fores; Gelatofix, a lifestyle café specializing on a spectrum of dishes that complement their vast gelato flavors; and Vengo, where you can find the marriage of a taqueria and coffee shop in one shop. The impressive list of brands goes on! Check it out on the dedicated WOW Wednesday panel on the Eatigo app.

WOW Wednesday will certainly give you something to beat that midweek slump! WOW Wednesday kicks off this month on April 18.  But seats can be reserved as early as 12 midnight of April 16!

So hurry up! Download the Eatigo App now browse and take your pick from the participating restaurants and experience half-price treats on your eats with Eatigo’s WOW Wednesday! Also, make sure to keep tabs on Eatigo’s Facebook page so you don’t miss out on the next schedules of WOW Wednesday!

About Eatigo

Founded in 2013, Eatigo’s mission is to connect empty tables with empty stomachs by offering time-based discounts of up to 50% every day at all of its participating restaurants through its online website and mobile applications. Having seated over 5 million diners at more than 2,000 venues across the region, Eatigo is the leading online reservations platform for restaurants in Asia, downloaded by more than 1.5 million users. Backed by TripAdvisor with total up to date funding of US$15.5 million, Eatigo is available in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India & Manila and is looking to expand to more countries. Users can choose to dine anywhere, from upscale hotels to popular food chains, and enjoy the same discounts with no strings attached, while restaurants get to fill their empty seats during off-peak hours.

MORIZ PLACE : Intimate Family and Barkada Getaway in Tagaytay

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A few weeks ago, we discovered one of Tagaytay’s hidden gem at the boundary of the former and Indang, Cavite. It is particularly located at Carasuchi- Anuling Road in Mendez Cavite. The latter is a Bahay Kubo but with a modern touch. This hidden gem of Tagaytay is known to many as Moriz Place.

Moriz Place Bahay Kubo.

How to go to Moriz Place


• Ride a bus going or will pass through Tagaytay. You can ride a bus to the following stations:
 San Agustin EDSA Rotunda Terminal ( San Agustin Bus Transit, trip starts from 3:00 A.M to 11:00 P.M )
  Nasugbu Terminal, Buendia ( DLTB Bus Co., the trip starts at 4:00 A.M)
 Park and Ride, Lawton, Manila
 HK Sun Plaza, Pasay (Lorna Express; Erjohn- Almark Transit; BSC or Batman Starexpress Corporation)

• Travel time for Manila to Tagaytay is usually two (2) to two and a half (2.5) hours.

•Alight at Tagaytay proper and ride a jeepney going to Mendez, Cavite.

•Alight at Mendez 711 and ride a tricycle going to Moriz Place. Tricycle fare costs P15-20.


•Ride a van or fx going to Tagaytay. Van terminals going to Tagaytay are located at EGI Mall near LRT Gil Puyat Station (trip starts at 6:00 AM and ends at 8:00 PM), Starmall Mandaluyong, Metropoint Mall, and EDSA Taft MRT Station.

• Travel time for Manila to Tagaytay by fx or van is an hour and a half (1.5) to two (2) hours.

• Alight at Tagaytay proper and ride a jeepney going to Mendez, Cavite.

• Alight at Mendez 711 and ride a tricycle going to Moriz Place. Tricycle fare costs P15-20.


• Drive through South Luzon Express Way (SLEX) and take Sta. Rosa Exit.

• From Sta Rosa Exit, turn right and follow the road going to Tagaytay.

• From Olivarez Rotonda, turn right and drive to Tagaytay- Nasugbu Hiway.

• Slow down upon reaching Green Ats Bulalohan. In 120 meters, turn right onto Maglabe Drive.

•Upon reaching Anuling National High School, turn left

•Then turn right onto Carasuchi- Anuling Street. Follow the road until you reach Moriz Place.

Moriz Place is a modern Bahay Kubo and literally a home away from home. Everything you need, from cooking wares, to WIFI, workspace, comfy beds, television, relaxing patio, bbq grill and even board games is at Moriz Place.

Moriz Place living room.

Infront of the Bahay Kubo is a garden full of flowering plants and bushes. The plants make the surroundings vibrant and relaxing. Garden chairs and tables along with porch swing were neatly arranged in front of the house and serve as the perfect relaxation spot.

The front yard of Moriz Place is spacious and the pathway can serve as a parking space for 2 (two) to 3 (three) cars.

The serene ambiance at Moriz Place.

Garden chairs and tables.

Porch swing.

Chairs and tables were also arranged at the veranda of the Bahay Kubo. Sitting there while getting mesmerized with the scenic view of the garden, enjoying the cold breeze of Tagaytay and breathing some fresh air is calming enough.

Veranda of the Bahay Kubo.

The spacious area of the lodge enables us to access the Bahay Kubo easily. We can reach the back of the Bahay Kubo either by moving around the former or by crossing through the pond bridge connected to the Bahay Kubo. 

Playground at the porch.

Mini pond with small bridge.

A patio is located at the back of the lodge, it is surrounded by trees, flowering plants, and bushes. A small playground is located at one side of the patio where kids can climb and slide on a playground slide and enjoy an outdoor playhouse. The patio also has a bbq grill and gazebo perfect for dining outdoors or for just some bbq party or intimate chitchat with family and friends.

Backyard of Moriz Place.



Grill Station.

The Bahay Kubo, on the other hand, has the typical bamboo floors and wall,  nipa ceiling, and capiz windows. The interior of the Kubo is composed of wooden pieces of furniture and decorated with wooden sculptures and seashells. The Kubo is divided into four parts, the living room, kitchen and dining, bedroom and loft.

Living room.

The living room area is spacious and composed of wooden chairs and tables with vibrant colored pillows. Sculptures made of wood and curtains made of shell serves as an accent to the former. A television is installed in the living room along with a sound system.

Living Room near the Kitchen.

Living Room.

The kitchen, on the other hand, has basic cooking necessities like cooking pans and pots, kitchen utensils, oven, and stove. It also has a fridge for the wares or ingredients bought in the market and microwave for reheating dishes.


The dining area has wooden tables and chairs. They also have readily available plates, saucers, mugs, and glass. You can bring your set of spoon and fork or you can request for the former and latter to the caretaker of the lodge.

Dining Area.

A sliding door is installed in the dining area. The former provides a scenic garden view and as an entry and exit point towards the playground and gazebo.

Scenic garden view.

Adjacent to the living room are the two bedrooms- Master’s Bedroom and Kids Room. The Master’s bedroom is spacious. In the middle of the room is a queen-sized bed, while the corners of the former are occupied by wooden chest drawers, dresser and built in wardrobe cabinet.

Masters Bed Room.

The kid's room, on the other hand, has two single size bed, chest drawer, and a capiz-made chandelier. The kid's room is connected with loft area through a bamboo ladder.

Kids Room.

The loft area has two queen size bed and a play area in between the beds. A wooden chest full of board and card games can be found in the play area along with a small television. Games like Snakes and Ladders, Uno, Dominos, and Sungka will surely give your family a fun and exciting memories at Moriz Place.

One of the beds in the loft.

Play area in the loft.

Board and card games.



✔️ TV and Sound System
✔️Pocket WiFi
✔️ Laptop Friendly Workspace
 Wooden Sofa Set
Rocking Chair
Cleopatra Chair

✔️ W W   


✔️ Cooking Wares (pots, pans, and kitchen utensils)
✔️ Microwave
✔️Plates, Saucer, and Glass
✔️Water Heater
Wooden Dining Table Set 


✔️1 Masters Bedroom ( Queen-Size Bed)
✔️1 Kids Room ( 2 Stanard-Size Bed)
✔️1 Loft ( 2 Queen-Size Bed with play area)
 Mattress, pillows, bed linens and blanket 


✔️2 Bathrooms ( Patio and in between the rooms on the first floor)
Bath Towels


✔️BBQ Grill
✔️Parking Area


Home Away From Home

Moriz Place serves as a home away from home because aside from having access to everything that you have at the former, the comfort and peaceful ambiance of home can be felt at Moriz Place.

Vibrant living room.

The interior of the Bahay Kubo is vibrant and relaxing. Its spacious area and peaceful surroundings will let you relax and unwind. Like home, its a perfect venue to chill and escapade from the busy and hectic Metro life.

Serene Ambiance

Moriz Place is located in a residential area, but amidst its location, the lodge has a peaceful and quiet ambiance.

The backyard of Moriz Place.

The lodge is surrounded by flowering plants, bushes, and trees making the former pleasantly warm and a great spot to bond with each member of the family and friends.

Family and Barkada Bonding

The spacious area of the lodge can accommodate a maximum of 22 pax. With the availability of the furniture, wares, and comfort of home, Moriz Place can serve as a venue for family celebrations and reunions or your barkada's retreat to busy and hectic life in the city.

Interior of the Gazebo.

With the serene and peaceful ambiance of Moriz Place, family and friends can have some time to chitchat, bond and have some quality time together.

Tagaytay Climate

Since Moriz Place is located within the boundary of  Tagaytay and Indang, Cavite, Tagaytay's cool and refreshing breeze can be felt at the latter especially during mid-afternoon and at night.

The Bahay Kubo doesn't have or don't require air-conditioning but fans can be found in every corner of the rooms and the cold weather of Tagaytay can be felt inside the rooms. So don't forget to bring your sweatshirt or jackets!

For online booking and inquiries, you may visit  the following social media  and Airbnb accounts:



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