As the yuletide season draws nearer, a wave of merriment cascades through the halls of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu.
Taking on the motif of a Filipino Christmas, merriment at the resort is marked with Filipino-inspired décor, plus that distinct warmth and afterglow of a Filipino home. Akin to the traditional Noche Buena—taking center stage amidst the flurry of the season is the resort’s selection of feasts, promising a holiday that is not only merry and bright, but also palatable.
Guests are in for a treat the moment they step inside, as the Lobby Lounge serves the season’s rendition of its well-loved High Tea. Here guests get to pair their choice of premium tea with a serving of yuletide-themed savory snacks, canapés, shortbreads, pralines and more. The Christmas High Tea is a sweet start to the festivity, as it will be available beginning Dec. 1.
Come Christmas Day, guests can choose from a whirlwind of flavors at the resort’s restaurants, such as the seafood masterpieces at Cowrie Cove, the modern Italian fares at Acqua, and the intercontinental variety at Tides.
The restaurant’s seaside al fresco restaurant, Cowrie Cove, will let guests ring in Christmas Day with a panoramic view of the scenic Mactan Channel. The restaurant will offer a four-course set dinner of seafood masterpieces made from the freshest catch. Cowrie Cove’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day set dinner menus served with a glass of champagne are at P2,500++ per person. The dining experience is made more festive with tunes by the resort’s resident DJ.
At Acqua, guests will dine with flair and gusto as they indulge in a set menu of Italy’s finest. An antipasti buffet will highlight the restaurant’s Christmas Eve spread. Acqua’s four-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day set dinner menus are priced at P2,100++ per person and comes with a glass of prosecco, while its turkey-based set lunch for Christmas Day is at P1,800++ per person.
An indulgent feast awaits guests at Tides this Christmas. The restaurant will delight guests with its variety of options, including a carving station, a miniature buffet counter for kids with their all-time favorites and a dessert station offering mouthwatering yuletide-themed pieces. On top of such deliciousness, guests will feel enchanted as a choir serenades them with the season’s melodies.
Tides’ Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner buffets are at P2,250++ per person and come with free-flowing red and white wine. On Christmas Day, the restaurant’s famous fun lunch—also known as Funch—will be available at P1,750++ per person.
Guests at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu have plenty to be excited about this season, as they ring in Christmas in a seaside wonderland accented with traditional Filipino décor, and where the most enjoyable and sumptuous of feasts take place.