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MANILA LIFE NEWSLETTER JUNE 2014 FATHER’S DAY FLAVOURS OF INDIA

45 YEARS. 45 BLESSINGS. SAPPHIRE WEDDING PACKAGE


LET US BE YOUR GUIDE THIS JUNE AND DELIGHT IN THE CUISINE WE OFFER. WHO NEEDS A SUPERHERO WHEN YOU HAVE DAD. He spoilt you day after day. Now it’s your turn. This Father’s Day, give the king of your heart a present he will truly enjoy - a sumptuous five-course set menu at Prince Albert Rotisserie. June 2 to 30 Php2,500++ Prince Albert Rotisserie

EXOTIC FLAVOURS OF INDIA This month of June, Cafe Jeepney brings flavours and spices to its lunch and dinner buffet. Featuring traditional favorites punctuated with selected Indian dishes such as Tomato Rasam, Paneer Tikka Hariyali, Dal Makhani, Vegetable Biryani and Ghost Roganjosh. June 15 to 20 Php1,650++ per person Cafe Jeepney

REAL MEN DRINK BOURBON Nothing says “brawny man” like a glass of bourbon. To pay tribute to the Man of the House, Gambrinus Bar and Sol y Sombra will highlight different brands of bourbon served either neat, straight up or mixed. June 1 to 30 Gambrinus Bar and Sol y Sombra


PHILIPPINE NATIONAL DAY Celebrate your national spirit with Filipino-inspired buffet at Cafe Jeepney featuring homegrown dishes such as Ensaladang Talong, Kilawin, Grilled Pampano with Seasalt and Calamansi and Halo Halo. June 12 Cafe Jeepney


LET US HELP YOU CREATE THE WEDDING OF YOUR DREAMS. In commemoration of our 45th Anniversary, InterContinental Manila presents THE SAPPHIRE WEDDING PACKAGE. Inclusions: * Special Honeymoon Gift - 3D/2N stay at InterContinental Hanoi or Holiday Inn: Phuket, Mai Khao or Bangkok * Overnight stay in a Junior Suite for the couple * Overnight stay in two Deluxe rooms for the family * Dinner for two at Prince Albert Rotisserie * Sapphire treats * 5-tiered Fondant Cake or Cupcake tower


HOTEL NEWS INTERCONTINENTAL MANILA CELEBRATES ITS 45TH ANNIVERSARY. InterContinental Manila, the longest operating international chain hotel in the Philippines, is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year having officially opened its doors to the global community on April 11, 1969. To commemorate the event, the hotel held several activities aimed to reward guests and members of the InterContinental community. The 45th-year anniversary celebration of InterContinental Manila commenced with an exhibition showcasing entries taken by select participants of the 45th Anniversary Photo Contest where they were allowed to take photos of hotel rooms, restaurants, and other hotel facilities. The exhibit also featured archived photographs showing the hotel’s construction phase in 1968, hotel inauguration, the opening team of the hotel and rare photographs of the original design of guestrooms and outlets.


As part of its anniversary campaign, InterContinental Manila hosted a series of activities with the theme “45 years, 45 blessings”. The roster of activities included random acts of kindness such as Free Ice Cream treats for hotel guests and passers-by, FREE Stored Value MRT cards at the Ayala Station, free parking tickets at Glorietta Parking, free snacks to taxi drivers, and free fresh bananas and water to runners at Ayala Triangle Gardens. Since its opening, InterContinental Manila has been known for its legacy of unparalleled service, a landmark hotel that mirrors Filipino hospitality, history, and world class service. Aptly called the “Grand Dame of Makati”, the hotel has been a frontrunner of numerous accolades and awards from the past to present, including TTG Travel Awards as the Best City Hotel in Manila for 2012, World Travel Awards’ Philippine Leading Hotel for 2013, and as honorary awardee during the 2013 Mabuhay Awards for being the sole surviving pioneer member of AHRM since its establishment in 1974. While activities for the 45th anniversary have already been concluded, InterContinental Manila continues to celebrate it solid reputation for fine service and memorable InterContinental experience, 45 years and beyond.


HOTEL NEWS INTERCONTINENTAL MANILA ACED THE FIRE SAFETY AWARDS InterContinental Manila grand slammed three distinctions at the recently held 16th 2014 Annual Fire Safety Compliance Awards Program. Consistent for thirteen years, InterContinental Manila bagged the sought-after the 7-Star Award of Distinction for Fire Safety Compliance for meeting all requirements of the Fire and National Building Code of the Philippines. For effectiveness and readiness to respond during fire emergencies as measured through brigade procedures and report, the hotel likewise received a 7-star for Building Fire Brigade Award for eleven consecutive years. In recognition for the level of commitment to fire protection and life safety, The Corporate Fire Safety Award was awarded with 7-star distinction for the eight year. The Annual Fire Safety Compliance Awards Program is joint project of the city of Makati, MAFSAFI, Rotary Club of Makati, Makati Commercial Estate Association, Inc. and the BFP-Makati which aims to measure compliance in Fire and Building Code of the Philippines.


HOTEL NEWS INTERCONTINENTAL MANILA RACES FOR THE 2014 NAT GEO RUN InterContinental Manila joins the race to save Mother Earth as employee volunteers run at the National Geographic Earth Run 2014 last April held at the Bonifacio Global City. Volunteers joined hundreds of runners from Metro Manila as they compete for 3k, 5k, 10, 21, and 42k run category. A refreshing breakfast awaits participants at the Grand Ballroom after the run.


HOTEL NEWS KIDS AT WORK FOR MOTHER’S DAY Hardworking moms working at InterContinental Manila were given a special Mother’s Day treat this May with “Kids @ Work”. Moms with kids ages 6 to 18 are invited to join for an afternoon filled family bonding activities at Bahia function room. Our Area General Manager, Mr. Christian Pirodon graced the event for the Meet and Greet with the participants. The kids were toured around the different areas of the hotel followed by a baking class where kids learned the basic to pastry design and cooking.


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INSIDER GUIDE PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY JUNE 12 One of the most significant achievements in the Philippine’s history is Independence Day on June 12, 1898 as it marks the end of the Spanish rule which lasted for more than 300 years. The proclamation was held at the balcony of General Emilio Aguinaldo’s residence in Kawit, Cavite where thousands of people are in attendance to witness the formal unfurling of the Philippine flag and the first public orchestration of the national anthem. June 12 was a declared national holiday in the Philippines.

PINTADOS FESTIVAL JUNE 29 Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival is celebrated in commemoration of the feast day of Sto. Nino, the infant image of Christ. Street pageantry and native folk dances of locals from Leyte and Samar sporting artistic costumes or unique body tattoos are the main attraction for tourists flocking Tacloban at this time of the year.


EVENTS CALENDAR WHAT’S ON THIS JUNE 1 REAL MEN DRINK BOURBON @Gambrinus Bar and Sol y Sombra

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DAD’S DAY SET MENU @Prince Albert Rotisserie

7 KIDS COOKING CLASS: Senior @Prince Albert Rotisserie kitchen

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EXOTIC FLAVORS OF INDIA @Cafe Jeepney

LAST DAY OF EXOTIC FLAVORS OF INDIA @Cafe Jeepney

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KIDS COOKING CLASS: Junior @Prince Albert Rotisserie kitchen

LAST DAY OF REAL MEN DRINK BOURBON DAD’S DAY SET MENU

We look forward in seeing you at InterContinental Manila. For bookings and table reservations, please call 793 7000.

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INTERCONTINENTAL MANILA NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2014