Saturday, December 18, 2021

City of Dreams Manila Heralds The Holiday Season with Dining Treats and Leisure Stays


Decked in sparkling décor of the quintessential Christmas colors of red and gold, Safety Seal-certified City of Dreams Manila sets the tone for a merry and bright celebration of yuletide traditions, while observing government guidelines on hygiene and safety protocols. 

The luxury integrated resort indulges guests with enticing leisure stay deals, delightful gustatory choices from premium restaurants, an array of custom-made holiday goodies perfect for gifting to families and loved ones, and other exciting offers.

A Taste of Christmas at Crystal Dragon and Nobu Manila

Curated holiday menus ideal for festive celebrations await diners at the award-winning signature restaurants Crystal Dragon and Nobu Manila.

Guests can look forward to Crystal Dragon’s premium five-course Festive Season Set Menu showcasing premium Cantonese and regional Chinese specialties. Available from December 20 to January 1 for lunch and dinner at P3,600++ per person, the menu consists of: Chilled 10-head Chilean Abalone and Cuttlefish with Bonito-infused Vinaigrette Jelly; Braised Sea Treasures and Crab Meat in Fish Broth; Steamed Cod Fish Fillet with Fragrant Garlic, Ginger and Pickled Radish; Wok-fried Australian Beef Tenderloin with Fragrant Szechuan Pepper Sauce; Wok-fried Fragrant Crab Meat Rice with Seafood and Egg White; and Chilled Pear in Oolong Rose Tea accompanied by Steamed Pandan Bun with Salted Egg Custard filling, and Caramelized Winter Melon and Walnuts.

Nobu Manila, apart from its famed Sunday Brunch exclusively available for the month of December, highlights world renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s new-style Japanese cuisine in its six-course Christmas and New Year Omakase menus. Infused with Japanese-Peruvian flavors, the globally popular restaurant’s holiday Omakase menus are available for P5,600++ per person on December 24 to 25 and December 31 to January 1 respectively. Al fresco dining is available at Nobu’s scenic cabanas and patio, while two private rooms are also offered for indoor dining.

The Christmas Omakase starts with a zensai of Spicy Tuna with Crispy Rice, to awaken the palate for the six courses that follow: Nobu Sashimi Platter consisting of Ankimo (monkfish liver) with Yuzu Miso, Yellowtail Tartare and Pacific Oyster with Nobu Salsa; an assortment of Nobu Sushi consisting of  Hirame Kobujime (flatfish cured in seaweed) with Dried Miso, Salmon New Style, Botan Ebi (shrimp) Tiradito and Tamago, as second course; followed by Nobu’s signature Black Cod Miso with Foie Gras and Hajikami (pickled ginger sprout). The menu continues with an indulgent dish of Braised Beef Cheeks with Seasonal Mushrooms, Daikon, Roasted Garlic, and Nobu Cabernet Demi Reduction; and ending with Clear Soup with Udon Noodles and Negi, followed by a luscious dessert of Dark Chocolate Souffle with Christmas Pudding Ice Cream and Cinnamon Sugar.

For its six-course New Year Omakase menu, Nobu Manila entices diners with a complimentary welcome champagne and zensai leading to the first course of Nobu Assorted Canapes: Seared Engawa (fluke fin) with Kizami Yuzu (yuzu peel), Taco Carpaccio, Wagyu Taco, and Chicken ‘Nugget’ Katsu; followed by seasonal selection of Nobu Sushi Cups of White Fish Umajime, Botan Ebi and Salmon Belly. Sea Bass Tempura with Cilantro and Jalapeno and Red Onion Salsa sets the palate for the fourth and fifth courses, consisting of Surf and Turf Duo of Umami Marinated Salmon with Pickled Tomato Salad and Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras Emulsion, Mushroom and Sweet Potato Korokke (croquette); and Chawanmushi (steamed egg custard) with Assorted Seafood, Truffle and Green Tea Sea Salt. Matcha Tiramisu with Red Bean Paste and Gekkeikan Sake concludes the Omakase.

Delightful Yuletide confections at Café Society

Café Society highlights holiday traditions with an array of neatly packaged decadent treats and celebratory gift ideas, available until December 31. 

These include handcrafted chocolate Santa Claus confections, chocolates in Christmas tree-designed boxes, and other fancy chocolate creations. Holiday cakes, breads, cookies, and pastries that evoke the flavors of the season such as gingerbread towers, gingerbread figures of boys and girls, apple-cinnamon glazed cake loaf, chocolate truffle loaf cake, almond babka bread (fluffy brioche dough), fruit mince and mini pies, and stollens (cake-like bread with its origin in Germany), are other unique offers.

At the retail boulevard, various restaurants offer impressive choices of American, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian specialties that are as tempting as the shopping and retail therapy that will draw diners to the luxury shops along the strip.

Holiday staycation at Nüwa Manila, Nobu and Hyatt Regency

Luxurious and relaxingly safe respites beckon at City of Dreams Manila’s three luxury hotels with appealing holiday leisure stay deals perfect for families. Overnight rates start at P6,500++  at Hyatt Regency , P9,400 net at Nobu, and P16,400 net at Nuwa and include a complimentary set breakfast for two adults and two children below 12 years old, complimentary minibar items, a special welcome amenity, voucher for 20% discount at City of Dreams Manila’s operated restaurants and in-room dining and 20% discount on applicable select spa services at Nobu Spa and Nüwa Spa. Booking and stay period is from November 15 to December 30, and prior reservation is required.

Ensuring a worry-free stay for its guests, the three hotels take pride in also receiving from the Department of Tourism  the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp of approval the world’s first safety and hygiene stamp certifying the property’s commitment to comply with global health standardized protocols.

For inquiries and reservations, call 8800-8080 or e-mail or visit Explore more of City of Dreams Manila’s promotional offers, rewards, or instantly check Melco Club points with the new Melco Club App, available for free download on iOS and Android. 

About City of Dreams Manila

The luxury integrated casino resort City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. Officially opened in February 2015, City of Dreams Manila is operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation.

The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City in Parañaque, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail, dining, and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities.

The integrated resort features three luxury hotel brands, each awarded with an accolade by Forbes Travel Guide (FTG): Nüwa Manila (Five-Star), Nobu Hotel, and Hyatt Regency, City of Dreams Manila (Four-Star) for four consecutive years since 2018. FTG also awarded Nuwa Spa with Five-Star rating for two years running since 2020, the first spa in the country to be awarded with this top rating. Impressive restaurants and bars, a retail boulevard, health and wellness centers, and distinctive entertainment venues, including the family entertainment center DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed interactive play space.

City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations. For more information, please visit

About Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation

Integrated casino developer Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (“MRP” or the “Company”) is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:”MLCO”), the developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia and Europe.  MRP’s subsidiary, Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation (“Melco Leisure”), which developed City of Dreams Manila along with SM Investments Corporation, Belle Corporation and Premium Leisure Amusement, Inc., is responsible for the operation and management of the luxury integrated resort.

For more information about MRP, please visit:

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