Saturday, January 13, 2018

A KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel

Celebrated Christmas in January with my KTG family!



Last weekend, The KTG stayed over at F1 Hotel in BGC for our super late Christmas party. Being that there are a lot of us in the group, we figured it would be best to just plan the party way in advance, so more people can guarantee their attendance! (Hey that rhymes! Haha)
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
We all met up at F1 Hotel's Premier Lounge where we checked in and had snacks before lunch. 
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
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Coffee, tea, and juices available for the guests

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Assorted cookies and cake! 

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Lounge seats for when you want to relax

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
And some books and magazines for when you want to read!

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Soon, we all headed downstairs for lunch at F All-Day Dining. There, we met F1 Hotel Manila's new executive chef, Chef Angelo "Chubby" Timban. Chef Chubby has previously worked at Resorts World Manila, Discovery Suites, Shangri-La Boracay, Traders Hotel, and Manila Pavilion. With all the experiences he's accumulated the past years, Chef Chubby definitely more than ready to take on Bonifacio Global City.
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Chef Chubby is now leading all of F1 Hotel's kitchen operations, from F All-DayDining, Canary Lounge, to their banquet and social events.

I've always loved the seating at F1 Hotel. It's so comfy!

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Two very different soup options: Pumpkin Soup or Seafood Laksa

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Salad station

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Assorted meats and cheeses! Always a plus!

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Customize your noodle bowl!

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The Japanese station! My favorite! Not in photo: salmon and tuna sashimi

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
F All-Day Dining is known for offering contemporary Filipino and international cuisine. What to try:
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Gochuchang Chicken

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Grilled Squid

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Pork Pastrami

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Beef Ribs Adobo

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Lechon Cebu

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
And finally, the dessert station:
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
So much to choose from! P.S. Their creme brulee is SO GOOD!

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Bread and Butter Pudding

After lunch, we all headed to our respective rooms to rest a bit and get ready for our various activities. Some went to the gym, some went swimming, some decided to walk over to High Street.
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Here's what Cess and I did..
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
We finished preparing our gifts for the KTG fam, which Mark and Bianca bought a week before and Richie gave out during dinner. Now that's what you call team work! ;)

Oh and before I forget: ROOM TOUR!
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KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 HotelKTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
So much space! The beds are huge, too! P.S. This is my second time at F1 Hotel.
Read about my stay at their Fort Suite and their different amenities, like the pool, gym, and the spa here.
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Soon, it was time to get ready for dinner. Since I haven't any clue on how to put on make-up, I lounged and took a bunch of selfies while waiting for Cess to finish hers.

We headed down to F1 Hotel's Infinity Ballroom which they decked out for us that evening.
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
We enjoyed a bunch of dishes from F1: Herb Roast Chicken with Hoisin Mint Jelly, Fish Roulade in Creamy Mushroom Masala (my fave!), Tinapa and Aligue Pasta (Tim's fave!), Wok Fry Ratatouille, and Crispy Pork Belly with Blackforest Sauce. Huge thanks to F1 and Chef Chubby for this amazing feast!
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 HotelKTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 HotelKTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Aside from those, we also enjoyed some delicious ham pandesal from The Plaza Premium Baked Ham, cheeses (truffle cream cheese spread, raclette, and more) from La Petite Fromagerie, and slushie drinks from Swizzle Mobile Bar!
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 HotelKTG Christmas at F1 HotelKTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
We capped off the night with some Serenitea (loved their Okinawa!) and Brooklyn Pizza!
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
During the course of the night, we exchanged gifts, drank some wine, and sang like crazy!
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
It's always fun with The KTG!
Photo from Rochkirstin

At 12:30am, Cess and I went up to our room to get ready for our massage. It was the perfect way to end the night.
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
The following morning, we woke up at 7am to have breakfast.
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
My breakfast date!

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Our plates. Can you guess which one's mine?

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Bacon - a breakfast staple at F1!

KTG Christmas at F1 Hotel
Thank you, F1 Hotel, for the wonderful weekend! Visit F1 Hotel's website to learn about their upcoming promos and events! F1 Hotel Manila is located at 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City.
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