Okada Manila unveils The Garden

The Garden

TIMELY to the Yuletide season, Okada Manila has launched The Garden that offers guests either a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis at the onset of the holiday rush, or simply get together with their loved ones.

Boasting a lush open space, it provides the best seat to marvel at the majestic Manila Bay sunset. It’s also ideal as an open-air venue for any occasion or event.

This newest attraction of the integrated resort and casino is neatly manicured with verdant foliage, palms and other green ornaments. Well-lit pathways are inviting for a brisk walk or stroll while inhaling the fresh air coming from the sea. Visitors may opt to seat or lie on the carpet-like grasses that abound or laze around the seats or gazebos on ground.

“The Garden is more than an outdoor space—it’s an integral part of Okada Manila where guests can enjoy life’s best moments under the sky with people they treasure the most,” said Ivaylo S. Ivanov, vice president for hospitality at Okada Manila.

The Retreat Spa

Drumming up the festivities is a grand Christmas tree, which stands tall along The Fountain Foyer. Taking off from this and the launch of a Zen-like attraction, this hotel and gaining facility at The Entertainment City celebrates the holidays in style with an exciting lineup of events and promotions across its numerous attractions in the coming weeks.

Feel the season’s vibe with choir performances from the award-winning Himig Rizalia. The group will render Christmas carols on all weekends of December until the 23rd.

For the kids and kids at heart, the resort cum casino will hold a meet and greet with Saint Nicholas himself at Santa’s Cabin by the Crystal Corridor junction on selected dates until December 25, from 3 to 5 p.m.

On weekends until December 16 and daily from December 21 to 25, the Yuletide Kiddie Jam at PLAY will offer activities, such as storytelling time with Santa, Christmas caroling, and fun games. Those who come in Santa outfits can get a complimentary pass for both child and guardian for their next visit, as well as 50 percent off on a six-month Moon Pass.

Okada Manila grand Christmas tree and Gingerbread house

What’s more, PLAY has fun activities in store during its Kasambahay Appreciation Day on December 9. These include arts and crafts, Pinoy Henyo, Zumba and more.

Sit back and relax at The Retreat Spa salon with its grooming and wellness services. Bring home its variety of Yuletide spa gift sets. These festive jute-box hampers come with a complimentary treatment voucher to use on the next visit or gift to a loved one.

The salon also offers exclusive packages for partygoers. Yuletide Glam Packages start at P2,500 plus guests can enjoy 25-percent off add-on services like manicures, pedicures, root touch-ups and hair treatments. Then, hydrate and re-energize for the next celebration with the Hangover Recovery Package.

Family and friends can celebrate over a scrumptious meal at Okada Manila’s restaurants with their special treats. Guests get to enjoy delightful homemade items created by Executive Pastry Chef Josef Teuschler, in a life-size Gingerbread House.

Enjoy hassle and worry-free holiday feasts at Kiapo with special set menus that will bring mouthwatering flavors to Christmas reunions, as well as the Ultimate 8 Samgyeopsal from Goryeo, which delivers the most delectable Korean experience for the whole month of December. A wide array of dining options for international cuisines are available at Enbu, La Piazza, Medley, Red Spice, Lobby Lounge and Yu Lei.

Southeast Asia’s largest indoor beach club and nightclub, Cove Manila, is set to mark its all-star anniversary with Crescendome, which will bring in world-renowned disk jockeys Snake and Afrojack on December 7 and 15, respectively.

Come New Year’s Eve, Okada Manila is set to make the standard of its fireworks bigger than ever, with something very special planned along the entire venue and for its visitors.

“Our guests will never run out of fun and exciting experiences here at Okada Manila. Bring the whole family, barkada and even your colleagues for unforgettable holiday celebrations,” Ivanov said.

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Roderick L. Abad graduated from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, with a degree course in Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. He has 12 years of journalism experience, starting as a Special Features Writer in a major daily newspaper. In 2006, he moved to the BusinessMirror in the same capacity and, eventually, became a beat reporter. To his credit, he was a finalist in the 2011 Holcim Journalism Awards for Sustainable Construction and the 2013 Lasallian Scholarum Awards. He remains affiliated with the BusinessMirror as a contributor.

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