Summer in the city

The community quarantine imposed in Metro Manila starting March 15 has canceled many a travel plan of those living in the region. 

Heartbreaking still is that the one-month quarantine falls on this year’s holy week—a precious time for many who only have these few days of absolute rest (as in no work) in a year. 

But we as citizens have the responsibility to take care of ourselves and be mindful of others’ welfare. So while it is disappointing to be stuck in the city, it’s better than putting each other at risk. 

Aside from taking advantage of these days reading books, doing chores, or binge-watching, we can still enjoy the sunny season by using this month-long quarantine to plan our next vacation or quick getaway in the city. 

Summer in the city
Have fun under the sun sipping cocktails at the poolside of Discovery Primea in Makati.
For instance, Discovery Primea in Makati City has a special overnight rate that includes dining and spa. Starting at P9,100 nett for a Business Flat, guests can enjoy the luxury of a gourmet breakfast, complimentary one carafe of Summer Mocktail at Edge or Tapenade, and 20 percent discount on in-room dining service and select Terazi Spa treatments, and a 50 percent discount on the famous brick-oven pizzas of Tapenade. 

Meanwhile, at the heart of Ortigas Center, the Discovery Suites has rates starting at P4,074++ for a Junior Suite, which comes with a breakfast buffet for two persons, access to the children’s activity every Saturday, and 10 percent savings on Restaurant 5 and 22 Prime. 

Summer in the city
Ortigas-based hotel Discovery Suites offers a summer overnight rate available until June. 
Both promotions are available for stays until June. Go to for more information. 

In Manila, Century Park Hotel treats birthday celebrants to a 2+1 promo. The year-round promotion (ongoing until Dec. 30) treats celebrants, with two full-paying guests, to a free Seafood and Prime Rib lunch or dinner buffet.

The birthday promo can be availed on the day itself, seven days prior, or seven days after the birthday. A complimentary birthday cake also awaits the celebrant. 

Summer in the city
Succulent steak served at 22 Prime.
Buffet at Café in the Park now features prime ribs and a flavorful variety of fresh seafood for P1,695 net for adults and P847.50 net for children 6 to 10 years old. Assorted cold cuts and other bestselling dishes will also be served, as well as heavenly cakes and desserts made exclusively by the hotel’s Deli Snack pastry chefs.

“With the start of a fresh decade, we want our guests to experience hospitality from no other than their home away from home, and indulge in boundless pleasures that we offer,” said CPH general manager Anthony Tan.

Call Café in the Park at (02) 8528-5827 or send an email to for inquiries. 

Topics: community quarantine , Discovery Primea , Century Park Hotel , Discovery Suites , Café in the Park
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