Now I know: this was the best place in town to watch the recent Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey boxing match. If only that one didn’t turn out to be one heck of a peek-a-boo fight, courtesy of Clottey 😀
The city’s newest five-star hotel, Marriott Hotel Manila, presents Velocity Bar – a topnotch sports and entertainment bar that will be the hang-out of expats and dyed-in-the-wool yuppies in due time. A hole-in-the-wall this is not, as this place has lots of couches, lounge chairs and private rooms to accommodate as much as 200 people at a given time. In two simple words: huge. And posh!
What to expect here: large LCD screens scattered in strategic areas, state-of-the-art sound system, and we even spotted a Nintendo Wii console just in case you want to engage in your own fun games.I figure that the bar is ideal for true-blue sports and gaming aficionados or those looking for a new hang-out to chill in.
Local beers are priced at P175 while imported ones (like Stella Artois, Budweiser, Grolsch etc.) cost P225. However, a great bargain can be had during their Happy Hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily when selected drinks like San Miguel are offered at a 50 per cent discount.
Velocity Bar also has a lean and mean food menu consisting of their bestselling Velocity Burger with blue cheese, Sticky Fried Chicken Wings and Szechuan Black n Pepper Squid. Also on offer are salad, pastas, sandwiches, desserts and Asian specialties like Chicken Satay. Prices range from P280 to P780 – a bit on the high side, but then again, what can you expect from a 5-star hotel?
Many thanks to Marriott Manila marketing communications manager Michelle Garcia for giving us a preview of the hotel thru Velocity Bar. We still have to see the whole of the 342-room complex, or taste their buffet 😀 But it certainly looks impressive. We love hotels, and am glad there’s another addition to the bustling landscape. And this one’s much nearer to home too 😉
Marriott Hotel is at No. 10 Newport Boulevard
Newport City Complex, Pasay City
Telephone No. 988-9999