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YSAY what you want about going out on Valentine’s Day itself—the horrible traffic, the long lines at the movie theaters and the almost hour-long wait for dinner tables—but there’s still nothing more romantic than spending the day of love itself with your special someone. All it takes is careful planning and early reservations, so surprise your significant other with your time-management skills and choose one of these hotspots below to make this V-Day her most memorable.

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Romantic lounge. Let Philharmonic Orchestra violinist and musicologist Marc Christian Chua serenade you and your significant other with the most heart-warming love songs as you partake in a French fashion good-inspired dinner at the Society Lounge. For inquirers call Patrice Freuslon at 0915-6131474 or Andren Dizon at 0915-6131289.

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Music and laughter. Experience an unforgettable evening of music as powerful songstresses Jessa Zaragoza and Geneva Cruz make you fall in love all over again through their timeless love songs and soulful hits. Then, laugh your hearts out as the exceptional Jon Santos entertains you with his witty humor and signature, comedic talent. For inquiries, call The Bellevue Hotel at 771-8181.

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Boracay love affair. Spend a most romantic Valentine’s weekend as you watch the dramatic sunsets and captivating beach scenery of Boracay island. Treat your significant other to a memorable celebration and enjoy sweet deals from the first Triple A resort in Boracay. For inquiries call the Boracay Regency Beach Resort at 523-1234 or log on to www.boracayregency.com.

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Kiss and taste. For Valentine’s Day, Crowne Plaza transports couples in love to one of the most romantic destinations in the world—Italy. The country’s warm and charming atmosphere, delicious dishes and exceptional wine set the mood for a special Valentine celebration. Ciocolatta Baci (chocolate kisses) will be given away to every Juliet that will dine at either Seven Corner’s or Xin Tian Di Restaurant on February 13 and 14. For information and reservations call 633-7222 or e-mail f&b.reservations@ihg.com.

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Rhythm and romance: Party on the day of hearts at Diamond Hotel’s Valentine Pool Party. Chill or groove the night away with exciting mixsets from guest DJs such as Ornussa Cadness, Mia Ayessa, Martin Pulgar and Jeff James, plus the energizing numbers of the Switch Dancers. On Valentine’s Day itself, the party and laughter does not stop when one of Manila’s most versatile bands Arpie and the Multivitamins, brings their performance to the Sky Lounge Bar. For inquiries and reservations call 528-3000 / 305-3000 or e-mail bizcenter@diamondhotel.com.

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Lovin’ steak. On February 13 and 14, lovers can delight in the romantic setting of 22 Prime voted the most popular steak specialty food establishments in the city, and “best steakhouse” for two consecutive years by food and lifestyle website Spot.Ph. Located at the hotel’s 22nd floor, dinner guests will have a panoramic view of the city skyline while partaking of a lavish dinner buffet comprised of a fresh salad station, a seafood bar, a hot selection of savories and desserts. For inquiries and reservations, call 719-6805 or e-mail fbds@discovery.com.ph.

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Honey, my love. Instead of giving simple and ordinary gifts like roses and chocolate, take your sweetheart on the road to romance at Devarana Spa with the “Honey, Be My Valentine,” a romantic spa package using natural honey and a Valentine’s special Cherish essential oil blend. For more information call the Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Manila at 238-8856

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Ice love you. This Valentine’s Day, make someone’s heart melt with Häagen Dazs’ indulgent Valentine’s Day offer. From February 12 to 14 you and your loved one can enjoy Häagen-Dazs’ signature Fondue at selected branches for only P500.
This classic creation features a mouthwatering array of mini ice cream scoops, fresh fruits and patisserie in hot chocolate sauce. Participating branches include SM Mall of Asia, SM Mega Atrium, Robinsons Place Ermita, Edsa Shangri-La, Greenhills (721-0111) and Glorietta 3.

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Earthly love: Spend an environment-friendly Valentine’s at the InterContinental Manila. Avail of the hotel’s “I Love Earth” room package and help preserve planet Earth for future generations. The hotel will donate P500 for each night of its guest’s stay to World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines for environmental-saving projects. Call 793-7000 for reservations or for queries.

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Love stories. Let your love story unfold at the Manila Hotel with special room packages. Avail of “Love Story” until February 28 and, “From Manila Hotel with Love” until February 16. The second package will transform the room into a romantic retreat with a long stemmed rose on the bed and a bathtub filled with rose petals. For reservations, call 527-0011 or visit www.manila-hotel.com.ph.

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Food for the loves. Spice-up your romantic date with a specially designed Valentine buffet spread at Seasons Restaurant at the Manila Pavilion Hotel, or share a more intimate gustatory experience with your loved one by indulging in The Rotisserie’s chef recommended Valentine gourmet set wine-dinner. For inquiries and reservations, call 526-1212 extension 2408 or log on to www.waterfronthotels.com.ph.

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Exquisite expressions. Oakwood Premier’s Executive Chef Jerome Cartailler prepares an exquisite four-course gourmet set dinner with a choice of Baked Salmon Steak or Slow-roasted Lamb Shank. Couples who avail of the Valentine set dinner will receive a complimentary bottle of Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Shiraz Rose. For reservations, call 637-7888.

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Love fair. Whoever your Valentine is on February 14—your sweetheart, your best friend, your gang, or the entire family—there’s something for everyone at Rockwell Center on Valentine’s Week. Watch out for the Baker’s Dozen—Power Plant Malls’s signature pastry fair—where the best and hard-to-find bakers in town get together at the Concourse Level of Power Plant Mall for a weekend. Declare your love, express your feelings and tell it like it is on the Freedom Walls planted around the Mall. For details call 898-1702.

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Win a honeymoon. Mandarin Oriental, Manila is holding a special contest to go with their Valentine’s Day promo. Couples who dine at the hotel’s restaurants need only to present qualifying receipts to get a raffle ticket, which gives them a chance to win one of the following: two roundtrip Business Class tickets to Macau via Philippine Airlines, with a complimentary two-night stay at a Panoramic Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Macau, including breakfast and Spa gift certificates; or two roundtrip Economy Class tickets to Hong Kong via Philippine Airlines, with a complimentary two-night stay at a Premier Room with breakfast, at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. For more information, visit the hotel’s website at www.mandarinoriental.com/manila, or e-mail momnl-reservations@mohg.com. For reservations, call 750-8888.

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Musical Valentine. At 5 p.m. today at select Robinsons Malls, guests are in for musical treats. At Metro East, Lovestruck! A Gleeful Valentine Show, will go on stage featuring a new breed of musical theater performers singing songs from the hit TV series Glee. In Lipa and Starmills Pampanga L’Amore—Songs of Love and Time will feature Broadway classics.

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The Suite life. Antipolo’s Seven Suites Hotel and Observatory offers the “Romance Under the Stars” package, which includes an overnight stay in a suite, complete with flowers and pralines. This package also comes with a delectable full-course dinner for two at the roof deck where couples can enjoy their meal amidst the twinkling stars above and city lights below. For inquiries and room reservations, call 682-0330, 217-5443, 490-6407 or visit the website at www.sevensuites.net.
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