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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Vegan Take on Filipino Dishes by Marriott Hotel Manila

Filipino cuisine has gained its rightful global position to be “the next big thing”. How it has evolved while keeping its authentic roots is the secret ingredient. But this is just the beginning. Marriott Hotel Manila takes the Filipino cuisine to a new level – Vegan level on that note. The hotel took inspiration from the growing vegan or plant-based eating community in the country. It’s a culinary treat catering to various, if not all, cravings such as foodies, vegans, healthy seekers and any appetite who’s up for something new.

“We thoroughly studied and searched for quality plant alternatives that provide the same aroma, texture and flavor to replace the meat.”

adds their Executive Chef Meik Brammer.

They challenged the popular “meaty” dishes such as Bicol Express, Sisig and Bacolod Inasal to an all-vegetable makeover. Substituting the pork in Bicol Express is a variety of mushrooms such as portabello, shitake and Tagaytay’s oyster mushroom. Mushrooms already are rich and meaty textured perfect to combine with their homemade spicy coconut cream.

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Bicol Express (using mushroom) Vegan Take on Filipino Dishes by Marriott Hotel Manila

Sisig turned into a hearty fare by using banana hearts (puso ng saging) and breadfruit (kamansi) instead. These are tasteful ingredients and can easily be mistaken as pork with eyes closed.

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Sisig (using banana hearts and breadfruit) Vegan Take on Filipino Dishes by Marriott Hotel Manila

For Bacolod Inasal, they chargrilled high-protein alternative tofu to be dipped in traditional Iloilo vinegar, sinamak.

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Bacolod Inasal (using tofu) Vegan Take on Filipino Dishes by Marriott Hotel Manila

Marriott’s fresh take on the local cuisine makes it more available and fascinating. Vegan or not, indulge in a buffet-style for only Php 1,950 on lunch every Saturdays to Fridays and Php 2,100 on dinner every Sundays to Thursdays. Enough reason to take pride in local and healthy eating.

Cru Steakhouse is located at Marriott Hotel Manila’s G/F and is open from 6pm to 10:30 pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 6pm to 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. While, Marriott Café Bakery is located at the G/F and is open from 6am to 10:30pm. For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

Marriott Manila Joins Earth Hour with Dinner in the Dark

Marriott Manila Joins Earth Hour with Dinner in the Dark

As the whole world turns off lights on March 25 for Earth Hour, Marriott Hotel Manila brings back their illustrious Dinner in the Dark at Cru Steakhouse. Due to popular demand, this unique dining experience returns in the most perfect and darkest night.

Marriott Manila Joins Earth Hour with Dinner in the Dark

Dinner in the Dark first came to the Philippines at Cru Steakhouse last October 2016. It returns this year with a 4-course exceptional fete for only Php 2,500 per person. How does it work? Blindfolds are provided to be worn as you take a seat and finish the last dish. Dishes are kept hidden for you to unfold by your tasteful judgements.  A guide stands by for basic instructions and desciptions of what’s on your plate. Without the sense of sight, all your other senses will awaken to appreciate every flavor of the food and your ability to see.

Marriott Manila Joins Earth Hour with Dinner in the Dark

Don’t just hide yourself in the dark on Earth Hour. As nature takes rest, jump up your appetites for this rare dining experience. Hit the dial button and see you in the dark!

Marriott Manila Joins Earth Hour with Dinner in the Dark

For more information, please call 988 9999 or visit www.manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

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.

Marriott Manila’s Mooncake – A Well-Preserved Tradition

It has been said that the second most important festival in China is the Mid-Autumn festival and one cannot celebrate without the traditional Chinese pastry called mooncakes. One with the festivity and in preserving traditions, Marriott Hotel Manila introduces their version of the moist Chinese delicacy. Meticulously handcrafted by brilliant chefs to spread love in every bite, the hotel’s mooncakes have tasteful patterns on the crust of the pastry skin, which envelops the dense and delish filling.

The hotel, considering the discerning tastes of patrons, made three variants to choose from depending on their fancy; the Lotus paste made of Lotus seed are considered to be the most delicious and luxurious filling for mooncakes; the red bean paste is sweet and is the most commonly used filling for the traditional pastry; while the red date filling is made of ripe fruits of the jujube plant that makes a dark red paste with a fruity tang and a pinch of sourness. While the hotel’s mooncake is a marvel to the palate, it is an ideal gift with its elegant red box with intricate gold embellishments. Be it for a gift to your loved ones, a thank you token to corporate friends, or just for yourself indulgence, Marriott Manila’s mooncake gift set suits every purpose for only P1888 nett for every box of 6 and is available at the hotel’s Marriott Café bakery and Crema starting September 1 until September 15, 2016 only.

 Marriott Café Bakery is located at Marriott Hotel Manila’s G/F and is open from 6am to 10pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 6am to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. For orders and inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.