Thursday, June 13, 2013

Revisting the New Spiral in Manila

Spiral is not an unfamiliar place to most of us. In fact, it has been the same in terms of the warmth it offers to its guests ever since and their signature spiral staircase is still there but more radiant than ever. So, what's new?

Why new?
If you remember, an unexpected natural weather disturbance named 'Pedring' hit Metro Manila last quarter of 2011 and Spiral inside Sofitel Manila was one of the most affected one. This made the management decide that they will renovate the affected areas and apply precautionary measures. Currently, they are at the last stages of it which involves installing a "wave dissipating" system before it even reaches the sea wall.

Spiral re-opened last November 2012 and this was not the first time I dined here after the reopening. I just felt that having eaten here multiple times might mean that I am enjoying my dining experience and I'd like to share them here as well.

Facts
Now, they no longer call specific areas of their buffet line up "stations". They call it "Atelier". In France, an atelier is an artist’s special workshop. Their chic and trendy uniform are designed by Rajo Laurel and the uniform during the day differs from the night. Designed by Spin Design Studio of Japan which was also responsible for the new restaurant design of Ritz Carlton Hong Kong.

There are several private dining areas now (none before) and they have 6 to be exact which can fit around 8 to 12 guests each room but they have there 3 rooms with adjustable walls so you can have your events or gatherings of up to 36 pax. (Private dining rooms as a minimum consumable amount that differs per room)

A new section they call the "La Veranda" is also a nice addition to the new Spiral. It features an electronic retractable roof curtain which they open at night for you to have a better view of the night sky. This is also a nice location to watch the sunset while sipping a drink or two at the bar. La Veranda is open up to 3am and it's also a good location for events as it can house up to 80pax.

One cannot help but notice how this luxury hotel has touches of local works like the 4 huge Capiz chandeliers plus some Capiz lamps accents by the dining area.

A new addition is the "Spiral to go" counter where you can take some of the goodies made here in Spiral by their chefs to take home.

For the buffet line up, it's coming up on my next post. :)

Spiral
http://www.sofitelmanila.com/en/spiral.html
Address: CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard, Pasay
Phone: (02) 551 5555

Operating Hours
Open daily for Breakfast Buffet: 6:30am to 10:30am
Lunch Buffet from Monday to Saturday: 12:00nn to 3:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 12:00nn to 3:00pm
Dinner Buffet: 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Cheftonio
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