As part of the Hotel’s celebration of its 5th Anniversary, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila presents the Philippine debut of premiere pizza acrobat, Chef Pasqualino Barbasso, who performs at the hotel from 28 August to 5 September 2019.
Chef Pasqualino hails from Palermo in Sicily, where he developed his skills as a pizzaiolo as part of his family’s tradition. He is a two-time World Champion of Pizza Acrobatics, and recently completed tours showcasing his talent at the Marco Polo Hongkong, Niccolo Chongqing, and Niccolo Changsha. With over 25 years of pizza-making experience, Chef Pasqualino heads a pizza school in Italy, where he champions the art and intricacies of making this beloved culinary staple.
He has showcased his acrobatic talents in restaurants across the world, including Brazil, the United States of America, India, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and Argentina, to name a few. Chef Pasqualino is set to enthrall the young and the young-at-heart with his wacky pizza stunts when he visits Cucina for La Vida Italia from 28 August to 15 September 2019. For more information and reservations, please call (02) 7207720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Explore Discover Experience
Nestled in the vibrant and growing commercial business district is the first purpose-built 5-star Marco Polo hotel in the country offering distinguished guests 316 large and well-designed rooms and suites, including two (2) Continental Club floors that accords unrivalled privileges and benefits. Adjudged to be the most beautiful in town and one of the best among Marco Polo hotels in the world, it is exclusive for guests who desire a higher level of luxury on top of our impressive new Continental Club lounge.
The hotel, a product of sophisticated design and well-planned development, is bestowed as the first sky hotel in the country with dedicated floor areas exclusively for business and recreational use. The floors are accessed via high-speed elevators including a wellness hub called Flow which houses a full-service spa, indoor infinity pool and fully-equipped fitness center plus the first sky lobby in the Philippines nestled at the 25th level of the hotel tower offering unparalleled views of the cityscape.
Adding to Manila’s best dining destinations are four (4) specialty outlets that your guests can choose from. Cucina, the all-day dining restaurant that features live show kitchens; Lung Hin , the contemporary Chinese restaurant serving traditional and authentic Cantonese cuisine in a new, fresh and modern style; Café Pronto, the relaxed and friendly coffee area offering a wide range of designer coffee, specialty teas and freshly baked items good for dine-in or to go; and VU’s, the first of its kind sky bar and lounge located at the topmost 45th floor of the hotel, offers Mediterranean tapas, signature cocktails, wines, sprits, and champagnes amidst awe-inspiring vistas.
For momentous social events and corporate meetings, the Marco Polo Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 600 guests. In addition, the eight (8) state-of-the-art function rooms can accommodate 250 guests. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet service is available all throughout the hotel to provide savvy business and leisure travelers a balanced lifestyle of work and play seamlessly.
About Wharf Hotels
The Spirit of Discovery
Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong and currently operates 17 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, China and the Philippines. Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the new luxury collection, positioning the brand as contemporary chic. The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, opened in January 2018 as the brand’s flagship, with one new Niccolo hotel currently under development in China following successful openings in Chengdu, Chongqing, Hong Kong and Changsha. Marco Polo’s 13 international deluxe hotels in established locations within China, Hong Kong and the Philippines maintain their ethos to explore, discover and experience a destination, drawing on the philosophies of their namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveller, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture – just as Marco Polo’s modern travellers are today. Further details are available at wharfhotels.com.
About Global Hotel Alliance
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together 33 brands with over 550 hotels in 77 countries. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands. GHA’s award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides 13 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture wherever they travel. For more information, visit discoveryloyalty.com.
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