Araneta City, also known as the City Of Firsts, has long been known as the Metro’s Christmas Blueprint as family time, community and holiday merriment have been the focus of what the holidays should revolve around. Without fail, this blueprint has proven to be successful for decades. Even before the eye-catching yuletide displays, a lot of QCitizens, and even those who lived in the far-flung provinces of Luzon, consider Araneta City as their home for the holidays.

Since the pandemic and for the previous two Christmases, Novotel Manila has released original music compositions with uplifting messages devoted to its supporters and front liners to touch the hearts of numerous Novo-Fans. This time around, Novotel Manila switches things up and opts for a different way of using a video narration to touch the hearts of its viewers entitled “Home” produced by the hotel’s Marketing Communications team in collaboration with Halikon Films director Arvin “Kadiboy” Belarmino and director of photography and editor Tristan Cua.

The Hotel’s moving narrative depicts the life of a busy vlogger, Hayley, who no longer has time for her parents. But since it is the Christmas season, it’s a common tradition for Filipinos to reconnect and gather for the holidays. It is a relatable story as we have all occasionally been caught up in life’s busyness, yet Novotel Manila embraces every heart yearning for true love and connection. Families, couples, and friends can enjoy and make themselves comfortable in their one and only home in the City of Firsts, thanks to all the festive deals planned by the hotel’s Heartists for this special season.


Enjoy the best time of the year with Merry Magical Stays curated to satisfy the needs of families seeking a joyous staycation. Bed, breakfast, and dinner packages in December start at PHP 8,000 nett for non-holiday dates, while stays during the holidays (December 24 and December 31) start from PHP 12,000 nett. Each merry magical stay includes complimentary use of the InBalance Fitness center and pool, free use of the Kids Club by Novotel for one hour per day for two children, and a 10% discount on all massage treatments at the InBalance Spa from 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Early check-in and check-out are also included, subject to room availability.


This is the official season for overindulgence and festive meals. Bring the whole family to Food Exchange Manila to enjoy a wide array of festive buffet selections such as Roasted Tandoori Australian Lamb Leg, Roasted Turkey, Roasted Chimichurri Salmon, Singaporean Chili Crab, Glazed Christmas Ham and much more for only PHP 2,888 nett per person. Choose from the highlighted buffet dates: December 24 (6PM to 10PM) Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet, December 24 (11PM to 2AM) Christmas Midnight Buffet or Noche Buena, and December 31 (6PM to 10PM) New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet. A glass of red wine, white wine or a special holiday beverage is served to each diner as a beautiful end to the meal.


Every ending is followed by a fresh start. The days till 2023 are being counted down at Novotel Manila. On December 31 from 7PM to 1AM at Monet Grand Ballroom, join in the fun and enjoy a memorable countdown celebration with lots of delicious food, sparkling drinks, great music, and merriment with family and friends for only PHP 2,888 nett per person, inclusive of 1 glass of sparkling wine or sparkling juice. Admission begins at 7 PM, and the buffet is available from 8 PM to 11 PM. This offer is available to in-house guests for just PHP 2,223 nett per person.

With your family and friends surrounding you this Christmas season, find the meaning of true ‘’home’’ this holiday season at Novotel Manila, a home for every heart. Packed in this highly regarded international brand hotel is a complete experience where you would feel at home and take time to enjoy the moments that matter. For inquiries and reservations, please call (02) 8 990 7888 or email More information about Novotel Manila Araneta City, its facilities and services are available at

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