The World’s Palate

MARCO POLO OR­TI­GAS MANILA of­fers a dis­tinct culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence in each of its lux­u­ri­ous din­ing des­ti­na­tions

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E mbody­ing the ad­ven­tur­ous spirit of its name­sake ex­plorer, Marco Polo Ho­tels across the globe have long been home to many world vis­i­tors. Lo­cated in the bustling com­mer­cial busi­ness district bor­dered by Man­daluy­ong, Pasig, and Que­zon City, Marco Polo Or­ti­gas Manila show­cases the same renowned hos­pi­tal­ity in con­tem­po­rary de­sign, cu­rated ser­vices, and top ameni­ties. With a pas­sion for travel in its her­itage and a love for lo­cal cul­ture, the best of Asian tra­di­tions merges with western cul­ture to make lux­u­ri­ous stays pos­si­ble with­out ever com­pro­mis­ing on com­fort. This five-star ho­tel exudes el­e­gance and warmth. From state-ofthe-art fa­cil­i­ties to so­phis­ti­cated suites, ev­ery ex­pe­ri­ence has been de­signed for ex­cel­lence. Marco Polo Or­ti­gas Manila’s dis­tinc­tive restau­rants con­trib­ute to the metropo­lis’ di­verse din­ing des­ti­na­tions. Culi­nary ad­ven­tures await in the ho­tel’s sig­na­ture bars and cafes. Each is symbolic of a trip to an­other part of the globe scat­tered through­out this beau­ti­ful high-rise.

A DIF­FER­ENT WEL­COME

Café Pronto on the ground floor is a Mecca for cof­fee lovers. Ca­sual and chic, the vi­brant space houses a va­ri­ety of pas­tries, breads, and savouries, like hand­made gourmet sand­wiches. Freshly baked scones are paired with sweet jam and a vast se­lec­tion of flavour­ful teas, like the re­fresh­ing Earl Grape Iced Tea. In­dulge in deca­dent cakes and sweets with a side or­der of the sig­na­ture Silk Road Iced Cof­fee topped with marsh­mal­lows and meringue. As a ho­tel that de­fies con­ven­tion, its lobby is fit­tingly sit­u­ated on the 24th floor and right be­side it, an in­ter­ac­tive kitchen and buf­fet con­cept that ex­per­i­ments with a plethora of cuisines. At Cucina, the ho­tel’s all- day din­ing hub, flavours cater to ev­ery dis­cern­ing palate in a va­ri­ety of sta­tions which serve sea­sonal de­lights. In­te­ri­ors de­signed by Filipino artist Jing­goy Buen­suceso and floor- to- ceil­ing win­dows that open up to a charm­ing city view

CULI­NARY AD­VEN­TURES AWAIT IN THE HO­TEL’S SIG­NA­TURE BARS AND CAFES. EACH IS SYMBOLIC OF A TRIP TO AN­OTHER PART OF THE GLOBE

il­lus­trate a fu­sion of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional.

HEIGHT­ENED SENSES

The 44th floor opens onto a feast of dim­sum and freshly caught seafood cooked in de­li­ciously tra­di­tional ways. Lung Hin trans­ports din­ers to Hong Kong, pre­sent­ing au­then­tic dishes with con­tem­po­rary flair. From the house favourite sautéed beef cubes with duck liver to the three­flavoured-prawns in salted egg, sakura sauce, and blue­berry, the restau­rant’s chefs cre­ate to ex­cite the senses. With sleek in­te­ri­ors and an un­par­al­leled view, Lung Hin re­de­fines Chi­nese din­ing in Metro Manila. Perched on the ho­tel’s 45th and top­most level is Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge. Here, guests cap off the evening with a vast se­lec­tion of sig­na­ture cock­tails, like the Sap­phire Road and mouth­wa­ter­ing wines and spir­its. The cre­ative hub jives to a dif­fer­ent set of per­form­ers each night as the mood shifts and the ho­tel lights up the ur­ban sky­line. To learn more about Marco Polo Ho­tels, visit mar­copolo­ho­tels.com.

OP­PO­SITE PAGE ( In­set) Cucina; Wok- Fried Wagyu Beef and Crispy Av­o­cado Roll with Goose Liver from Lung Hin; The view from Lung Hin

THIS PAGE ( In­set) Lung Hin; A breath­tak­ing city view from Cucina; The Sig­na­ture Paella Mixta at Cucina

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