Hotel Celeste, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, spills over the vibrant and elegant vibe of its rooms as it creates the theme of several dining establishments on its lobby floor.
Boutique hotels hold a unique charm rarely found in traditional hotels. Moreover, they exude an intimate ambiance as achieved by its stylish interiors and well-thought-of decor. It is in this department that Hotel Celeste needs no introduction. The first boutique hotel in Makati has taken this to heart as it created three dining outlets oozing with different personalities.
Edward and Wallis evokes a very homey, stylish feel. The interior of the restaurant, with its flamboyant display of furniture and chandeliers, makes for an instant eye candy.
“The concept of the restaurant is something like Edward and Wallis’s sitting room, wherein they invite their friends to try out the food that the couple themselves have tried in their travels. So when you see the menu, you have a bit of American, French, Italian, bit of everything because they love traveling,” General Manager Tricia Sarabia shared.
Chorizo Frito, Grilled Prawn Risotto, Broiled Rib Steak, Osso Buco Milanese, Beef Bourguignon—these are just some classic recipes found in its well-curated menu.
For desserts, discover sweet comforting bliss with Crepe Suzette, Tiramisu and Creme Brûlée.
Tricia added that they only serve food that her family (who owns the hotel) themselves would be back for. “We don’t want a menu that is limiting the market to just special occasions. We want people to celebrate their birthdays and have their get-togethers here.” She added that her mom was very careful in terms of pricing the menu items.
The forty-seater restaurant is open for elegant lunches and bespoke dinners.
What is a hotel without its watering hole? To fill this need, Hotel Celeste named its bar after an American writer who won the Pulitzer and also the Nobel Prize—Ernest Hemingway. More than the awards, he was also famous for his love of drinking during his time.
Hemingway’s Bar. The drinking spot is filled to the brim with exciting promos. Avail of its Happiest Hour from 4 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for only P850 per person. It comes with three drinks with one appetizer. If wine is your thing, then sip to your heart’s delight with its wine-all-you-can promo for P750 per person on weekends from 4 to 8 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, however, from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., drinking takes a back seat. Flock over to this bar for a taste of its Weekend Brunch. The hot items are ordered on the à la carte menu and served hot and fresh. Breakfast is priced at P545 net.
Alice and Elizabeth. The idea of being fun and quirky while still having the royalty feel dominates this tea, coffee and sweets corner. The free-spirited aura and undeniable positivity of the two icons create a relaxing nook to have a much-deserved me-time. In the words of Alice in Wonderland, “Would you like an adventure now or shall we have our tea first?” Go down the rabbit hole with Alice and Elizabeth as you partake of some English afternoon tea.
Aside from these three establishments, Xanadu sky lounge is set to open at the rooftop of the hotel in a few months. It will be a tribute to what the place, where the hotel stands, was before. Relive the bohemian disco lounge lifestyle once again.
Whether one is in the mood for comforting classic dishes, an afternoon tea and snacks, or a pint of beer, there is a lot to experience at Hotel Celeste. Whatever it is that might tickle your dining fancy, this boutique hotel has got the right personality to match it.