Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is best known as the Philippines’ “First Sky Hotel” taking its guests up to 45 floors above the bustling Ortigas area. Aside from its colossal structure, the luxurious hotel has also consistently kept a five-star rating from the Forbes Travel Guide since 2017, and to this day continues to bring guests outstanding service through its world-class rooms and facilities.
But while one would quickly think of business visits or relaxing staycations when it comes to Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, what some might not realize is that the luxurious hotel also houses premier dining outlets that also offer the awe-inspiring view of the Ortigas skyline, and these posh culinary spaces are open to everyone, not just those staying in the hotel. Below are the culinary outlets you can now visit at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila!
The Cozy Café Pronto
On the first floor of the hotel is their most accessible dining outlet, the Café Pronto. This in-house café is a casual and chic spot where one can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea paired with the shop’s sweet and savory selection of sandwiches, breads, croissants, cakes, cookies, and more.
Get your fix fresh and fast at the Café Pronto from 7 AM to 7 PM on weekdays, and 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM on weekends and during public holidays.
A Bountiful Buffet at Cucina
Located on the hotel’s 24th floor, Cucina is a spacious buffet restaurant offering a free flow of international and local dishes. Their buffet selection may not the biggest in the city, but Marco Polo Ortigas Manila takes pride in the quality of its well-curated spreads that aren’t overwhelming to guests.
Start light by visiting their salad station, enjoy some maki and sushi from their Japanese section, and check out their seafood station’s rich selection of blue crabs, prawns, and mussels. Their Chinese section also offers hearty noodle soups and some delicious dim sum which is their highlight for the month, with more dim sum choices available every Friday and Saturday.
Head over to their carvery counter and you can enjoy their mouthwatering US Prime Rib or a tempting Lechon that comes with a crave-worthy crunchy skin. They also have a sumptuous Paella that’s freshly cooked on the pan, a pasta section where you can pick the ingredients for the chefs to cook, homey Filipino foods, and a Thai food station with dishes that really burst with flavors. End your meal on a sweet note with their selection of fruits and delectable desserts.
Cucina’s breakfast buffet (P1,500 net per person) is open daily from 6:30 to 10:30 AM, while their lunch buffet (P2,280 net per person) operates every Thursday to Sunday, from 12 noon to 2:30 PM. Their dinner buffet (P2,550 net per person) is open every Thursday to Saturday, from 6 PM to 10 PM. Note that prices may change during the holidays and Cucina’s menus constantly change to use the freshest seasonal ingredients. You can check with their team via (632) 7720 7777 for the latest selections.
The Contemporary Hub of Connect Lounge
Across Cucina and the hotel’s main lobby is the Connect Lounge, a nice lounge area that brings together a business center and social space. Connect Lounge also offers an assortment of light snacks and drinks which one can indulge in while enjoying the stunning view of the Ortigas skyline from the hotel’s 24th floor. The contemporary hub is open daily from 11 AM to 9 PM.
A Splendid Fare at Lung Hin
On the 44th floor, visitors will find Marco Polo’s award-winning Lung Hin restaurant, which serves modern and authentic Cantonese fare. The luxurious resto greets guests with its expansive and elegant main dining area with its large windows also giving diners a view of the city skyline. They also have private rooms that are perfect for more intimate gatherings.
The dishes being served at Lung Hin are just as exceptional as the place. Indulge in their selection of dim sum such as the classy Steamed Shrimp Dim Sum topped with gold leaf; Steamed Shrimp with Chinese Cabbage dumplings; and Deep-Fried Shrimp Dumplings with Mayonnaise.
Have your pick at their mouthwatering Hong Kong barbecue options such as the Crispy Roasted Suckling Pig, Roasted Peking Duck, and their signature Roasted Barbecue Pork. You can also have a hearty helping of their signature Fried Rice with Seafood and Scallops, Pan-Fried Crispy Egg Noodles with Prawn Balls and Minced Pork, and their Fried Angus Beef Hofan.
The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM for lunch, and from 5:30 PM to 10 PM for dinner. Check out the full menu of Lung Hin at the Marco Polo Hotels website.
Good Times with a View at Vu’s Sky Bar & Lounge
Finally, the sky’s the limit for anyone seeking a good sip at Vu’s. The first-of-its-kind sky bar and lounge offers a 180-degree unobstructed view of Metro Manila, and serves sumptuous samplers alongside their signature cocktails and spirits. There are also al fresco areas to bring guests closer to the city night sky. Every Friday and Saturday, bands also perform live giving more life to the place.
Unwind and revel up in the sky every Wednesday to Thursday from 5 PM to 1 AM, and Friday to Saturday from 5 PM to 2 AM.
Through their well-curated lineup of restaurants, each offering excellent service and exceptional food, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila really puts quality as its top priority. The hotel’s General Manager Colin Healy knows this first-hand having been a former executive chef on top of his hospitality background.
“Marco Polo Ortigas Manila prides itself in its certified service excellence not only through our rooms and amenities but also through our gastronomic offers,” said Healy. “Our team of skillful chefs, bakers, baristas, and bartenders work hard behind the scenes daily ensuring that our guests are taken on a culinary adventure
each time. With our enhanced safety protocols in place, we encourage more people to explore and discover our hotel, creating meaningful memories here.”
Enjoy an elevated guest experience right at the heart of the metro when you book a stay or dine at the in-house restaurants of Marco Polo Ortigas. For more details and reservations, visit the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila website or contact them via (+632) 7720 7777. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram to be updated on their latest offerings and promos.