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By Alithea De Jesus

With 23 days before Christmas, buying gifts for the Holiday can be very stressful. Not to mention the fact that you all have to endure the traffic, the long cue to get a parking spot, and of course, the long line to the cashier.

Much as you may perhaps like to dial or text Santa Claus amidst his busy schedule and let him and his docile reindeer led by the adorable Rudolph complete your shopping list so you can sip a hot gingerbread latte and beat the deadline.

But oh dear, Santa’s reindeer are also busy, and for sure busier than you can imagine filling up the sleigh and scheduling the distribution of gifts to the nice and not so naughty people on their list.

So with that, you have to accept and deal with the reality that you couldn’t disturb Santa to accommodate your “Pasa Buy” request, and that you only got a little time to complete your long list as you prepare for your reunion and gift-giving.

But don’t fret. As The Westin Manila officially welcomed the holiday season on November 8, 2023, they also launched their festive offers and packages and for sure they can help you do your Holiday Shopping Spree stress-free.

According to Meegee Yap, the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing, “Preparing for the holiday season has been a thrilling and exciting experience for everyone on our team. We put a lot of heart into making this season Green & Bright for all. Aside from our Christmas, and New Year buffet events at Seasonal Tastes, we’re also offering well-curated options and great ways to taste the season and spread the holiday cheer.”

Thoughtful presents

Visit the hotel’s Gift Boutique in the Lobby Lounge for all of your gift-giving needs. The shelves are brimming with selections ranging from sweets to wholesome treats, as well as home essentials, available both individually and in sets.

Select delicacies are packed in Nourish Bundles which feature handcrafted Christmas confections along with organic wine, classic Christmas treats, local, artisanal flavors and plant-based pantry staples such as pancake mix, carrot thin crackers, almond butter, and granola mix. 

Due to popular demand, the hotel is also offering gift baskets filled with home essentials and personal care items. Guests may choose from the Heavenly Collection, which includes popular Westin products such as the Heavenly® Robe and towels, White Tea bath and amenities, and the Sleep Well Lavender Balm.

If you’re looking for something more personal and unique, give your loved one the gift of wellness. You can either order Heavenly Spa gift vouchers, which are only available for a limited time, or book them a spa appointment via

Fur-babies are also in for a treat. The hotel’s A La Bark menu now includes its first take-out delight. These homemade bites are packed with flavor and nutrients, and come in unique and festive shapes that you can feed to your pet dogs on the road or give as a present to other furry friends.

To view the selection and rates, check out the hotel’s Holiday Guide 2023 through this link 

Festive eats and cheers

The holidays are the perfect reason to eat, drink, and be merry with loved ones. 

The Lobby Lounge’s Twelve Cocktails of Christmas is this season’s toast of the town, with a dozen concoctions to add extra cheer to your day.

For any intimate get together with loved ones, order the Westin Holiday High Tea featuring limited-edition flavors. This assortment of sweet and savory bites includes one round of coffee, tea or Moscato good for two persons. You can also opt for the to-go version which comes in a takeout tower and is ideal for any celebration or get together at home. 

Taste the finest of the season and treat your family to the ultimate seafood and meat indulgence with Christmas and New Year buffets at Seasonal Tastes. Special holiday selections include Seafood Paella, Beef Prime Rib Roast, Italian Style Roast Pork “Porchetta”, Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb, Slow Roasted Whole Turkey, Grilled Bratwurst and Veal sausages, and more. The Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinner buffets are each priced at P4,350 nett per person.

Bring the whole family to the Lobby Lounge for the New Year’s Eve Countdown and After Party. Dance and party from 10:00PM to 1:00AM with cocktail food and cool beats by a guest DJ. Tickets are sold at P2,250 nett per person, inclusive of one round of drink. 

For table reservations, e-mail or call +632.8256.2020. 

Home for the holidays

Make The Westin Manila your home this holiday season. Enjoy the comfort of premium accommodation in the heart of the city, as well as convenient access to leisure centers and shopping malls. 

The Holiday Getaway room package includes breakfast for two persons, an Afternoon High Tea, a festive giveaway, and a P1,000 food and beverage credit. This is valid for stays until January 7, 2024. For rates and bookings, go to 

For a fun and memorable weekend staycation with your pet toy dog, book the Pup-tacular Package. This offer is good for overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Room for two adults and includes a pet fee good for a maximum of two toy dogs per room with weight not exceeding 15lbs each. The package also includes a Heavenly Dog Bed setup in the room, breakfast buffet and Afternoon High Tea for two adults, and a PHP 1,000 credit on A la Bark Menu which is available on Saturdays and Sundays at the Lobby Lounge veranda. This room offer is available on Saturdays and Sundays until end of year 2023, except on December 24, 2023. For rates and bookings, go to to know more. Follow @westinmanilahotel on Facebook and Instagram for new promotions, updates, and announcements.

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