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Here’s Where You Can Spend Your Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year (commonly called ‘Chinese New Year among Filipino folks) is coming right up and if you still don’t know where to spend it, worry no more! You don’t have to go out of town, as here are some hotels and resorts where you can celebrate for more fortune and luck.

Parklane International Hotel

Pig out at Cebu Parklane International Hotel for the Year of the Pig with with some Chinese New Year Offerings. They’ll be serving  Chinese cuisine through a lunch or dinner buffet and For a single receipt at a minimum spend of Php 3,000.00, you’ll get a chance to win a mystery prize from the Tree of Fortune at Manuel’s Restaurant!

Seda Hotel

You can also indulge in a festive culinary adventure at Seda Hotel’s Misto.  Traditional red lanterns will be put around the restaurant and will offer an exquisite feast of several well-known Chinese delicacies and recipes including a dim sum spread, sweet and sour dishes as well as a noodle station. Also, a traditional and colorful Lion Dance will take place at the lobby.

Marco Polo Hotel

Greetings like Gong Xi Fa Cai will be all over the Hotel as you enter into the Year of the Earth Pig at Marco Polo Plaza! There will be a giant Yee Sang bowl at the lobby where special guests  will be tossing the salad with Marco Polo’s signature giant chopsticks. Also a eye-dotting ceremony followed by the auspicious drum beats of the traditional lion and dragon dance will keep the celebration going. To complement the celebration, there will be Chinese Cuisine at Café Marco with Culinary Impressions of China. If you dine during lunch or dinner on these dates, you can get a chance to win one roundtrip ticket to Macau care of Philippine Airlines.

Hai Shin Lou

Still at Marco Polo, Hai Shin Lou will be celebrating their first Chinese New Year in the Queen City of the South. As tradition dictates that one should eat tikoy (or nian gao) during Chinese New Year to ensure sweetness in the coming year. It is also said that eating it will bring in money, prosperity and continuous loving relationships. So now you can bring this glutinous rice cake home or give them out as gifts to family, friends or colleagues. If you book your tables early they will also be serving carefully curated Cantonese dishes and a Dim Sum menu!

Harold’s Hotel

You can bring in good fortune this February 5 as you celebrate the festive Year of the Pig at Harolds. There will be a delicious Chinese buffet spread. You guys can also try your luck and get a chance to win amazing prizes from the magnificent Prosperity Tree when you dine in groups of three.

Crimson Hotel

There is a good reason why you should celebrate Chinese new year at the resort because festive drums and music, longevity noodles and an auspicious feast will all be there to serve you and your family. It wards off the negativity and also attracts good energy with the sounds of the fire crackers as we light them up at the resort’s porte cocher. They will also serve elaborate Chinese and Oriental fare that’s worthy for the celebration such us Sichuan chicken, a variety of freshly made dimsum, kung pao chicken, sweet and sour snapper, and also for attracting good charm and luck, you’ll definitely need to have some sticky and sweet desserts too.

Maayo Hotel

Be entertained by the mesmerizing traditional lion dance performance from the Cebu Centennial Lions Club on February 5, Chinese New Year just right at their Hotel Lobby. And indulged in the Year of the Earth Pig with prosperity and happiness through a festive themed buffet at Uma Restaurant. Gather your loved ones and eat through a sumptuous spread of your favorite Chinese dishes.

 

Quest Hotel

If your thinking of spending your Chinese New Year near the center of the city, then you can witness a spectacular Lion Dance Ceremony at the lobby of Quest Hotel. Accompanying with a bountiful feast of sumptuous Chinese cuisine including roasted Peking Duck. There will also be a prosperity toss that symbolize an element of fortune for the family.

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

You can also indulge in masterful culinary delights especially created by Chef Boon Boon Hoe, and a revelry of vibrant tradition, as you welcome the Year of the Earth Pig. There will be 3 exclusive set of menus at Shangri-La’s Tea of Spring, which is Blissful Celebration Set Menu, Grand Fortune Celebration Menu and Abundant Blessing Celebration Set Menu. A Chinese New Year Buffet at Tides will be over flowing with savory time-honored Chinese favorites!

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Careless’ WAVY BABY Takes Over Sinulog

Careless’ first ever music festival, Wavy Baby, is bound to make the return of Sinulog one for the books.

Wavy Baby is a two-day music festival happening on January 13-14, 2023 at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City, Cebu with a lineup of over 20 artists recognized both locally and internationally.

Wavy Baby will feature international performers Pink Sweat$, Bambam, Sunmi, The Rose, Bag Raiders, Manila Grey, and Yultron. All artists signed under Careless namely, James Reid, Massiah, Jolianne, Lesha, August Wahh, Issa, SOS, Destiny Rogers, and A-Team will also be performing. Other Filipino acts include Ben & Ben, December Avenue, Urbandub, Franco, Denise Julia, and more. The festival will also feature local Cebuano acts such as Cookie$, The Sundown, Mandaue Nights, Three Legged Men, and Wonggoys.

Careless’ CEO, Jeffrey Oh, says “We’re really excited to do Wavy Baby in Sinulog because it’s the biggest and most historic festival in the Philippines. We want to build a festival that brings the best of the Philippines and the world together to meet and celebrate life and culture, which is what Sinulog is all about. We call it Wavy Baby because we want a wavy lifestyle and a wavy mindset. It also pays homage to Sinulog because the Sinulog symbols are water and the baby Jesus so it’s also a nod to that as well. We’re excited to be part of the Cebu family and build something special that hopefully we can repeat year after year.”

The festival itself will be held at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City, Cebu. There will be an Artist Lounge, VVIP Lounge, a VIP Area in front of the stage, Cocktail Pods, Sponsor’s Hives, and Market Pod.

The Cocktail Pod serves as an area for anyone to purchase drinks at the venue while the Market Pod is designated for food and other merchandise that will be sold. The Sponsor’s Hive will be where Wavy Baby’s brand partners will have different booths that festival goers can visit.

Regular Tickets are priced at Php 8,510 for VIP and Php 4,260 for General Admission. One-day Passes are also now available at Php 5,540 for VIP and Php 2770 for General Admission.

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Wavy Baby Website – www.wavybabyfest.com 

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CEBU KALEIDO: A Night of Fashion and Celebration at Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa

Miranda Konstatinidou’s beautiful beach wear and jewellery worn by her guests at an intimate beach party at Crimson Resort in Mactan. Konplott is Miranda’s luxury fashion accessory brand sold in Europe, worn by fashion icons and celebrities (no, it’s not sold locally) while her exclusive beach wear in silk are fabric designed by her, are also sold in high end resorts around the world. Meanwhile, Crimson Resort in Mactan will officially close temporarily for a makeover as most of their beachfront villas were damaged heavily by last December.s super typhoon Odette. Here’s to a great reopening of Crimson in a few months. (photography by Steffen Billhardt)

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Largest Skechers Store in the Philippines 
Opens at Ayala Center Cebu

Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company™, is continuing its expansion in the Philippines with the opening of its largest store in the country at Ayala Center Cebu.

Following the recent opening of five (5) locations in Metro Manila and one (1) in North Luzon, the new Skechers store in the queen city of the south, Cebu City, is in the heart of the region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, and sets the global lifestyle brand up to deliver stylish and innovative footwear and apparel to more Filipinos in the Visayas.

 

“We are delighted to continue our expansion in the country with the opening of our largest store in the Philippines here at Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City,” shared Skechers Philippines country manager Sue Pasustento. “With its prime location and an extensive offering of Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories, this store will be a showpiece for the brand and allow more Cebuanos to directly experience the comfort, style and innovation that defines Skechers around the world.”

Located on the 1st Floor of Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City, the latest Skechers store in the Philippines features a mid-century modern style inspired design, opening the interior space to bring in the outdoors. The 3,400-square-foot store will offer a wide range of Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories including fashion product, lifestyle looks and Skechers Performance shoes for sport enthusiasts, including Skechers GO WALK, one of the brand’s best-selling categories.

Skechers’ offering is enhanced with the company’s signature comfort innovations—including its patented Skechers Arch Fit Technology™, Skechers Max Cushioning Technology™, Skechers Hyper Burst Technology™, Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam®, Skechers Relaxed Fit Technology™ and Skechers Stretch Fit Technology™.

Skechers’ wide selection of versatile and functional apparel, which include hoodies, jackets, sportswear and shirts, as well as socks, backpacks and hats, allows consumers to dress head-to-toe in active lifestyle looks. 

Established in 1992, Skechers’ reputation for style, innovation, quality, and comfort have helped the brand expand worldwide. In 2021, the company transitioned its operations in the Philippines, becoming a directly owned operations and expanding its capital investment in the country. Skechers now has five stores in Metro Manila and seven total retail destinations across the Philippines.

 

About Skechers USA Philippines, Inc. and Skechers USA, Inc.

Skechers USA Philippines, Inc. is operated by Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), The Comfort Technology Company based in Southern California. Skechers designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company’s collections are available in over 180 countries and territories through department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through digital stores and 4,308 Company- and third-party-owned physical retail stores. The Company manages its international business through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint venture partners, and distributors. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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