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It’s the season to gather with family over Easter festivities at Raffles and Fairmont Makati. Throughout the month of March, the young and young-at-heart are invited to celebrate with luxurious staycations, Easter-themed activities, and gastronomic affairs.

Start off Easter by planning a family getaway from April 7 to April 16. At Fairmont Makati, rates start at P6,900. The Easter room package includes breakfast buffet at Spectrum for two, a 20 percent discount on a la carte treatments at the Willow Stream spa, and 20 percent off when dining at food and beverage outlets.  On the other hand, at the luxe all-suite Raffles Makati rates start at P12,900. The special offer includes an American breakfast buffet for two at the hotel’s elegant brasserie Mireio, Classic Afternoon Tea and evening cocktails for two at the Writers Bar, a 20 percent discount on massage treatments at the Willow Stream spa, and 20 percent off when dining at food and beverage outlets. Families staying at the hotel can also enjoy complimentary breakfast buffet meals for children ages 12 and below.

Have a giant dose of family fun with the Easter Egg Painting activity at the Fairmont Makati Ballroom on April 16. Children can participate in the Do-It-Yourself Easter Egg Painting activity and other games and let their imaginations run wild at the Easter-themed Gymboree play area from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Throughout the event, indulge in the kids buffet, which is filled with all-time favorites, such as spaghetti, savory mini-burgers and fries, and hot-dogs in a bun, to name a few. The Easter Egg Painting event is offered at P995, and additional guests can avail of the kids buffet at P495.

Families may also gather at the hotel’s several food and beverage outlets during the Easter season. At Spectrum, delight in an Easter Sunday Brunch over a live-culinary theater of savory international cuisine and whimsical Easter-inspired desserts on April 16 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy at P2,777 per person and add P850 to relish unlimited cocktails, mocktails, and house wines. Little ones ages 12 and below get 50 percent off when dining, and will be given a special rainbow egg. Lunch may also be taken at Mireio, which offers “Weekends at Provence: A Family Affair.” Savor endless servings of Provencal-inspired passaround appetizers, live-station of freshly-made risotto, Eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs with truffles, a family sharing of main course, and a delightful dessert and cheese buffet. The “Weekend at Provence: A Family Affair” is offered at P1,980 per person. Those who dine at Spectrum and Mireio at this time also get a 20 percent discount at the Easter activity at the Ballroom.

Guests may also head to the Fairmont Lounge to gather over the Easter Afternoon Tea throughout the month of April from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Delight in an Easter-themed medley of pastries and savory tea-cup sandwiches for two. Available at P1,250, upgrade to a glass of white or red sangria for two at P559.

Of course, family get-togethers are never complete without classic, freshly-baked goods. Chocolate delights shaped as Easter eggs and bunnies, as well as delectable cakes and macarons, are the order of the day at Cafe Macaron. These sweet treats are available from April 7 to April 21. Specially crafted, customized whole cakes can be pre-ordered two days before pick-up date.

Prices are subject to service charge and applicable government charges. 02 795 1888; 02 7951840; raffles.com; fairmont.com

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