Marriott Hotel Manila Welcomes New Executives

From back-to-back expansion projects, Marriott Hotel Manila starts off 2018 giving a preview to another exciting year to look forward as two high-caliber professionals join its executive roster – Marian Villar-Barnes as Cluster Director of Human Resources and Erwin King-eo as Loss Prevention Manager. With an integrated hotel complex, they are both expected to keep the hotel on top of its game and prepare for more developments in the future.

Marian is a well-known HR professional with a long credible experience in the industry. She is an active member and held the Vice-president position in the Association of HR Managers in the Hospitality Industry (AHRM). Before joining Marriott, she was the Area Manager of Talent and Culture of Sofitel Manila and concurrently provided support for the pre-opening and post-opening requirements of the Accor Group in the country – significantly the recently acquired Raffles and Fairmont hotels. Her competitive career record can be traced back to her being a sports enthusiast, specifically a volleyball varsity player from grade school all the way to college.

Marriott Hotel Manila Welcomes New Executives

Then, she has been keen in pursuing the hospitality industry right off college starting at Westin Philippine Plaza, where she worked her way up from HR Assistant to HR Manager over a 5-year period, and later became the Director for Human Resources in Oakwood Premier for several years. Her multi-property experiences, including the Cluster Director for HR and Training of the Ascott Philippines Group wherein she handled 5 properties in the Philippines, makes her recommendable for the exciting growth of Marriott in the country. Now she plays a significant role to be the HR Leader for Marriott Hotel Manila and soon-to-open properties Courtyard Iloilo and Sheraton Manila.

Meanwhile, Erwin is a Philippine Military Academy graduate with more than 20 years of experience in security operations. He was assigned in different units of the Philippine Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines wherein he retired with a Commander rank in the Navy. He played key roles implementing nationwide security programs serving as Military Aide-de-Camp to then former Senate President Manny Villar, Intelligence Officer in AFP and Presidential Security Group, and Chief Officer in the International Affairs of Philippine Navy Headquarters.

His most recent job was an Executive Officer in the Office for Defense Reform in the Department of National Defense. Even in his personal time, Erwin enjoys sports a lot and reading or watching combat documentaries. Since Marriott Manila is now a top destination for both local and international events, hosting high-profile events like ASEAN recently, Erwin’s expertise is definitely a valuable addition to the team.

As we continue to raise the bar of Philippine tourism higher, we also commit to acquiring brilliant talents to deliver nothing but the world-class service,

says Bruce Winton, Cluster General Manager for Marriott Manila and Courtyard Iloilo. GM Winton also guarantees more exciting movements and news to expect from the hotel especially on career opportunities.

To know more about Marriott Hotel Manila, visit www.manilamarriott.com, or follow facebook.com/manilamarriott, and @manilamarriott on Instagram and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

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Spooky Treats and Tricks at Marriott Manila

Witches, wizards and ghosts have come alive and are on their way to haunt Marriott Manila this Halloween. The hotel doors are now widely open to everyone who is up for freakin’ great treats and tricks! Our pastry enchanters, led by Chef Fil Afable, have come up with both eerie and charming goodies to fill in your pumpkin bags. Creeping out from the oven are crisp finger cookies of Count Dracula and Incredible Hulk for Php 60/2 pieces.

Count Dracula Finger Cookies Made of rich and dreamy peanut butter

Count Dracula Finger Cookies
Made of rich and dreamy peanut butter

Get under the spell of hair-raising confections like the Spider Web Cake, a cheesecake-base covered by luscious chocolate ganache for Php1,800;

Spider Web Cake Choclate ganache draped over creamy no-bake cheesecake and topped by a gumdrop spider with chocolate string legs.

Spider Web Cake
Choclate ganache draped over creamy no-bake cheesecake and topped by a gumdrop spider with chocolate string legs.

Ghost Cupcakes, dark chocolate cupcake topped by fluffy marshmallows on butter cream frosting, that can be purchased per piece for Php 190;

Ghost Cupcake Dark chocolate cupcake frosted with butter cream and topped with fluffy marshmallows shaped in a ghost

Ghost Cupcake
Dark chocolate cupcake frosted with butter cream and topped with fluffy marshmallows shaped in a ghost

and bury your sweet cravings while gorging on Ghoul’s Graveyard Brownies adorned with dark chocolate chips and vanilla shortbread headstones for Php 1,600.

Ghoul’s Graveyard Brownies Dark chocolate chips brownies bleeding with chocolate glaze and vanilla shortbread headstones mark on each slice.

Ghoul’s Graveyard Brownies
Dark chocolate chips brownies bleeding with chocolate glaze and vanilla shortbread headstones mark on each slice.

Lollicakes are given its scare make-over, such as vanilla flavored Mummy Lollicake and ube cake with purple yam frosting Bat Lollicake – both for Php 190 per piece.

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Mummy Lollicake Vanilla cake with a thin layer of meringue butter cream, around with fondant

Bat Lollicake Ube cake with purple yam colored frostings enrobed with black fondant bat

Bat Lollicake
Ube cake with purple yam colored frostings enrobed with black fondant bat

You can’t also miss the rare Pumpkin Icecream made of gingersnap cookie crust filled with creamy pumpkin mix and swirls of raisins, for Php 140/2 scoops. Get unlimited scoop of pumpkin icecream when you dine in our buffet! These Halloween treats are available at the Marriott Café Bakery starting October 20 to 31, 2016.

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Bring your little monster to our Hallow’s Eve celebration on October 30, 2016.  Vamp up your kids in out-of-this-world costumes and indulge in our thrilling lunch boo-ffet at Marriott Café for Php 2,500. Devour on our hefty spread of sustainable seafood, U.S. Certified beef, Western to Eastern cuisines, and ghoulish desserts. As soon as their energies are up, the trick or treat activity begins! Little aliens shall lurk around the hotel to steal fang-tastic loot bags overflowing with goodies. You were told, Marriott Manila is giving away buffet gift certificates for the spookiest kid in costume!

Brooms out, fly in for a fun-frightening Halloween at Marriott Manila.  For inquiries, advance orders and reservations, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

Mother’s Day at Marriott Manila

The time of the year where we raise our glasses in celebration of the superwomen who brought us out to this world is just around the corner and Marriott Hotel Manila believes that it shouldn’t end over a sumptuous meal. Take your mom on a glamorous treat with a hefty meal, bundled with a bunch of glitzy surprises at the hotel’s Marriott Café on May 8, 2016.

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A woman, who dazzles in the kitchen while doing her magic with huge portions of love and dedication in making meals for the family to feast on, deserves nothing but an equally gastronomic fete on Mother’s day!

Marriott Manila’s Marriott Cafe is dishing out only the best for the best with culinary marvels created by their award-winning chefs. Start off with fresh greens and a variety of sauces in their salad station. Get on the roll with the cold cuts and cheese station, perfect to match your choice of bread. Now you’re set to partake on the main course with a wide array of food choices from different stations.

The Gambas Station offers fresh gambas with unprecedented homemade sauces guaranteed to explode in your mouth in every bite. Diverse food choices are available like sushi and sashimi freshly prepared right before your eyes, noodles and dim-sums you can use to create your own soup, a selection of pastas you can pair with your choice of sauce, and some meaty options perfect for the grill.

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The Filipino station features local favorites such as bulalo and kare-kare, that’s guaranteed to be a nostalgic experience in every bite. The teppanyaki station is a sure hit too as you watch the lively chefs prepare your order. Don’t miss out on more highlights such as the US Prime Rib Eye, Foie Gras, and the Sustainable Seafood choices on ice.

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Craving for sweet endings is not a problem with various desserts, chocolate fountain station, halo-halo cart roaming around, the infamous gelatos and the crepe station, are all surefire to sate your sweet tooth. The hotel spikes up the brunch for moms with free-flowing sparkling wine and martini bar perfect to toast and salute the glam moms dinning.

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Marriott Café’s bountiful dinner buffet is at Php 2,650 nett and extravagant Sunday brunch is at Php 2,800 nett.

Marriott Manila aims to spoil mothers on their special day with glamorous treats up for grabs. Diners on Mother’s Day will get a chance to bring home luxe prizes from Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Bobbi Brown and Contours PH.

Get the glam on for moms at Marriott Hotel Manila this Mother’s Day. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

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Marriott Hotel Manila’s Easter-rific celebration

Hunting for fun this Easter? The wilderness awaits you at Marriott Hotel Manila as they give an extra tad of glee to the holidays this Lenten Season. Be it an adventurous retreat for the family or a filling celebration, the hotel has prepared exciting treats and enormous spread that are perfect for both kids and kids-at-heart.

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Hop your way to Marriott Café and be ready to partake on their Easter spread and adventure. Go wild and explore on the café’s vast buffet offerings of international cuisines. Unleash the beast in you with their hefty spread of filling choices and prey on fresh tiger prawns, prime rib, teppanyaki and foie gras with agile chefs on standby to cook it the way you crave it. Never thirst out in the wilderness as the hotel makes sure you’re hydrated with unlimited milkshakes, iced teas and martini selections.  For only Php 2550 nett, enjoy the Safari Sunday Brunch on March 27 and the kids can join the hoard in hunting the golden egg on the Safari field for a chance to catch a Dinner or Lunch Buffet for 4 at the Marriott Café and 1,000 worth of credits for Marriott Café Bakery. More activities are in store for the young adventurers like glitter tattoos and magic show. Take a peek through your binoculars and be on the lookout for stilt walkers and the happy hopping bunny going around the café to bring extra ordinary joy to all the diners. More than the festivities and activities, Marriott Café is giving out loot bags filled with freebies for the early explorers to bring home.

Searching for more delectable fixes? Behind the bushes lie Easter goodies to sate your cravings for sweet treats. Drop by the Marriott Café Bakery and Crema to discover a selection of delightful finds and decadent surprises available from March 13 to 27. Fill your sacks with snacks of the wilderness and choose from exceptional cakes, cupcakes, chocolates and cookies with prices starting from Php 120 and up.

Want to make the most of the Holidays? Book and camp in Marriott Manila’s Deluxe Room for Php 11,800++ for a night and get your 2nd room or 2nd night for only Php 2888++ from March 20- 27, 2016. On top of the daily breakfast inclusion for 2 at Marriott Café, Marriott Rewards members or newly signed up members enjoys MAX kids cooking classes on Saturday, March 26, with freebies and surprise gifts for the little explorers to enjoy.

Get ready for an Easter-rific Fete at Marriott Hotel Manila. For inquiries, advance orders and reservations, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

Marriott Hotel Manila welcomes the Year of the Red Fire Monkey

In celebration of the core festival on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Marriott Hotel Manila ushers in the year of the Red Fire Monkey with an auspicious and distinctive take on “tikoy”. Impart tranquility and harmony to your loved ones with their double prosperity Ti-koi fish at 270 grams each, elegantly enclosed in luxurious red oriental boxes, sealed with a gold stamp symbolizing good fortune. Nian gao, locally called “tikoy”, is believed to bring good luck to both the receiver and the giver making it part of the customs during the Chinese New Year.

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The koi fish is also a symbol of longevity, success and prosperity. Spread good luck tastefully with this gift box at a reasonable price of Php 1,188 available at the hotel’s Marriott Café Bakery and Crema.

To add a fashionable twist to the traditions of the Lunar New Year, Marriott Hotel Manila is partnering with the award-winning jewelry artisan, Ann Ong, to showcase her latest and luckiest designs for this year. Considering the auspicious colors and trends, they are displaying and selling handcrafted bags and intricate jewelries that are believed to bring good energy and prosperity to the bearer, at Marriott’s salient lobby.

As a norm, the ceremonial dragon and lion dance is set to entertain guests and chase away the negative energies on February 9, 5pm at Marriott Hotel Manila and Marriott Grand Ballroom lobbies.

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Marriott Manila’s Auspicious Ti-Koi gift set is available from January 25 until February13, 2016. For inquiries and advance orders, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.