Remember those first couple of years after college when you and your friends would always agree to have your holiday reunions in the most economical grill and inuman places? Well, now that you've managed to get a few salary increases and climbed a few notches up the corporate ladder, get-togethers in more sophisticated places aren't too far-fetched because let's be real—you now have the money to pay for them (and besides, it's just a once-a-year thing).
So if your BFF reuinion is still wanting a venue, consider celebrating in a place where there are folks more than willing to accommodate you, like a full-serviced hotel with all the entertainment ammenities you'll need:
Marco Polo Ortigas
P3,800 (Christmas Eve Dinner); P1,800 (Noche Buena); P2,888 (Christmas Day buffet); P3,800 (New Year's Eve Dinner)
Aside from its Whimsical Winterland extravaganza for guests, you can also enjoy an indulgent feast at Cucina on Christmas Eve as they present a buffet which includes Roast Angus Beef Rib Eye, Caramelised Ham, and Crispy Duck Breast on Mango Basil Sauce. All-time Filipino faves are also on the menu, such as Pancit Palabok, Cebuano Pork Humba, Bibingka, and Puto Bumbong. If you're staying or visiting for the New Year's, expect a spread of Iberico Pork Loin with Apple Sauce, Chinese Barbecue Duck, and Gratinated Prawns, Mussels, and Salmon with Wholegrain Mustard Cream.
Seda Hotel Vertis North
P12,600 for a three days/two nights say for two adults and two children
If you and your BFFs are planning a staycation and some are bringing along their families, then booking in a cozy place liket Seda Hotel Vertis North may be a good option. Stay in a Deluxe Suite inclusive of a buffet breakfast and a thoughtful little gift of a brown teddy bear. While you're there, have your friends' kids enjoy a Santa meet-and-greet on December 24 and 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Manila
P4,400/person for Christmas dinner at The Peak; P5,500/person for New Year's Eve dinner at The Peak; P3,500/person for New Year's Eve countdown at The Peak
In case you didn't know, the tallest building in Metro Manila is the Grand Hyatt in BGC, and from its 60th to its 62nd floor is The Peak, which has everything—from a bar, to a grill, to a music lounge, to an events area that you can rent. It's a great place to reserve a table at if you're the kind of person who loves to celebrate with smooth liquor and good music.
P4,000/person for Crescendome: The All-Star Anniversary with Afrojack; visit The Cove Manila's Facebook page and stay tuned for New Year's Eve rates
If you still love to go clubbing, The Cove at Okada Manila is the spot for you. Crescendome: The All-Star Anniversary is wrapping up on December 15 with the 8th best DJ in the world, Afrojack. For their New Year's Eve countdown, BBC Radio 1's DJ Pete Tong will be coming over, so better bookmark that as well!
New World Makati Hotel
P2,500/person for their New Year's Eve Party
Welcome 2019 at the New World Makati Hotel and enjoy an open bar complete with late night snacks. Reserve for four people and get the chance to win a two-night stay at New World Millenium Hong Kong Hotel and two roundtrip business class tickets courtesy of Philippine Airlines!