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By Alithea De Jesus

The Christmas season is an occasion that Filipinos will not forget to celebrate. It’s the longest holiday celebration in the country and even to the Filipinos living abroad. Because this is the season to be grateful, to share best-loved goodies and spend longer time with the families and loved, and hand over our gifts as a show of love and good tidings.

While the celebration this year would be a bit different, the spirit of Christmas will not stop us to have a little merry-making with our family, friends, and associates. And Novotel Manila Araneta City makes sure to bring cheerful and delicious tidings this holiday season with a line-up of unforgettable dining feasts. The hotel’s culinary selection is sure to end your meal on a festive note.

Novotel Manila has made your Holiday celebration simple and easy, as they prepared Christmas hampers that would be perfect for everyone at home or in the privacy of your space. Choose from a wide selection of “Celebration in a Box” with selected cheese, premium cold cuts, honey jar with honeycomb, caramelized nuts, olives in a jar, cracker bread, focaccia log, Auro chocolate, and a bottle of red wine, or opt for “Masagana holiday hamper” with your all-time Filipino favorites such as queso de bola, smoked tuyo in a jar, Auro chocolate, chili garlic sambal, chocolate chip banana pound cake, holiday pork ham and a bottle of red wine. Available from December 1, 2020
to January 1, 2021.

Spark joy in your homes with goodies prepared not just for one but for the whole family! Freshly baked and freshly prepared Ube and Cheese Ensaymada, Garlic Cheese Bread, Mochi, Box of Cookies, Auro
Chocolates and Chocolate Banana Pound Cake will surely be a hit on your holiday tables.

Christmas menu planning made easy and more convenient with our Home for the Holidays Christmas Platters available from December 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. We’ve got a list of flavors to curate your own Christmas Feast including a good selection of appetizers, salads, pasta/paella/ roasted chicken, beef, pork, and seafood. Holidays are made more cheerful as Novotel Manila invites you to a confectionary and delightful sweet journey. Experience the unforgettable combination of overflowing indulgent goodies from Indulge Gelato, homemade chocolate bars, use jack fruit and coconut and
mango log cakes.

Show grand gestures with grand gifts to share with the hotel’s Christmas feast good for sharing for 4 to 5 persons. The hotel’s finest savories showcase one show-stopper after another, boasting aromas to choose from, such as a choice of 2 salads or appetizers, 2 hot entrees, 1 rice or pasta, and 2 desserts. Compliment it with a choice of a bottle of wine or sparkling juice.

Place your orders in advance and visit our Holiday Booth at the Gateway Mall Activity Area, Level 1 until December 15, 2020. For bulk orders, at least two days lead time is required before the day of pick-up. Payment is through cash or credit card.
For Christmas Feast and TakeMeOut holiday orders please call, +632 8990 7999 or 0949 886 5591 or email

A Grateful Heart that Gives Back

Share the joy of Christmas! With every purchase of Celebration in a Box, you aid in spreading gratitude by raising funds for the chosen community front liners. This is the Heartists of Novotel Manila’s way that have been instrumental in keeping the hotel area safe while keeping on with the operations in the midst of a pandemic.

For the first time employees of Novotel Manila Araneta City launched ”Grateful Heartists” a video campaign and original jingle showcasing the appreciation it shares to the community of front-liners in a thankful holiday effort.



Adding more color to the lives of the children of our community this season of giving by purchasing SiningSaya, the SiningSaysay Exhibit Children’s Workbook. This is a 24-page workbook containing activities that kids will surely enjoy while learning more about Philippine Culture and History. This is an initiative by J. Amado Araneta Foundation and Gateway Gallery in partnership with Adarna House to support the victims of Typhoon Ulysses. All proceeds of the bookselling will be donated to Operation REACH (Relief Efforts of Araneta City to Help) the help displaced families affected by the typhoon. The said book is also available for purchase at Indulge Gelato of the hotel.

TIS THE SEASON FOR GREAT STAYCATION DEALS as Novotel Manila brings GREAT HOLIDAY SALE at the Gateway Mall! Our way of giving back to all our loyal Novo-fans the best staycation deals! Starting November 15 until December 15, 2020, discounted room vouchers will be available at our Holiday Booth located in Gateway Mall Activity Area, Level 1. HOLIDAY SALE ROOM OFFER starts at PHP 4,399 nett. Overnight stay for 2 adults and 2 children (15 years old and below) with buffet breakfast at Food Exchange Manila. You may also score discounted dining vouchers of our award-winning, Food Exchange Manila for only PHP 1,099 nett per person for lunch or dinner buffet at Food Exchange. Terms and conditions apply. PER DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-108407 Series of 2020.

Our Celebration Hamper comes with selected cheeses and cold cuts, honey jar with honeycomb, caramelized nuts, jar of olives, cracker bread, focaccia log, Auro chocolate bar and a bottle of red wine


Your dining tables won’t be complete this holiday season without your all-time Filipino favorites! We’ve thoughtfully curated a Masagana Holiday Hamper to bring you traditional and familiar Filipino tastes for only PHP 2,500 nett. This includes quezo de bola, pork ham, smoked tuyo in jar, bangus in a jar, mixed vegetable atchara, chili garlic sambal, box of cookies, chocolate chip banana pound cake, Auro chocolate bar and a bottle of red wine to cap it off
Complete your holiday dining plans with our Classic Bûche de Noël (Christmas Yule Log Cake) and tickle your fancy for sweets! Check out our list of desserts available from December 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


The Christmas dining table won’t be complete without our sumptuous and lip-smacking Roasted Whole Chicken available from December 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. Order in advance until December 15 and visit our Holiday Booth at the Gateway Mall Activity Area, Level 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
The Succulent Roasted Pork Ham, a symbol of prosperity and part of Filipino tradition to celebrate the Holidays in every home


Curate your own Christmas Feast perfect for the Holiday Festivities for only PHP 3500 nett good for 4 to 5 persons. This package includes your choice of 2 salads/appetizers, 2 hot entrees, 1 rice / pasta, 2 desserts and a bottle of wine or sparkling juice


Novotel Manila Araneta City is a modern hotel with 401 modern guest rooms and suites and is located in Quezon City’s business and leisure district and was the first Novotel in the Philippines. With the Smart Araneta Coliseum right next door, the Gateway Tower Mall nearby and public transport (MRT, LRT and Araneta Center BusPort), it is a prime location from which to explore the city.

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