Fresh, Fluid and Forward Looking!

This is the mantra of Hotel H2O at the Manila Ocean Park located at the back of Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, a prime urban resort development of the China Oceanis Philippines, Inc. (COPI) that formally opened on April 10, 2010, two years after the park started operation.

Considered as the first and only marine-themed urban resort hotel in the Philippines, Hotel H2O imbibes the element of water in everything – from its location to its signature aquarium walls and seafood dishes. It offers a broad range of accommodation with 128 rooms, 19 executive suites plus a host of other amenities like a spacious lounge area, business centre, grand ballroom, function rooms, boutiques and other specialty stores. Rack rates starts at 9,700 Pesos!


When you book a room at Hotel H2O this December, a portion will be given to the Anawim Lay Missions Foundation (ALMS).

The hotel is also home to various exciting lifestyle and leisure activities and brands that starts with its very own Fitness Centre –  a fully equipped gym that provides all guests with a healthy way to start or end their day.

Hotel H2O is also know for its Zenyu Eco Spa that offers a one-of-a-kind negative ion treatment which I have personally experienced a couple of years back.


Zenyu Eco Spa is open daily and offers massage and spa services from traditional Pinoy Hilot (1,450 Pesos/90 minutes) to Hotbed Treatment (450 Pesos), Full Body Fish Spa (350 Pesos), Cold Stone Facial (350 Pesos), and many more. This holiday, they are offering the RENEW package (includes Pinoy Hilot and Body Scrub) for only 1,620 Pesos (original rate is 2,700 Pesos). 

Hotel H2O being an extension of the Manila Ocean Park is just a few steps away from the park’s spectacular Oceanarium experience and other new attractions like the “Trails of Antarctica” where you get acquainted with friendly Humboldt penguins in “penguin Quest” and experience first-hand the sub-zero temperatures of the frozen continent in the “Ice and Snow Village”.

I visited the Oceanarium a couple of Months ago, here’s a quick visual tour of the Manila Ocean Park:

Another new feature is the “Birds of Prey Kingdom,” where you can view up-close one of the most formidable aerial raptors patrolling Southeat Asia’s coastal regions and rivers – the Brahminy Kite.

I also enjoyed the Aquanaut experience when I was there:

Whether you want to come and enjoy a face-to-face adventure with the wonders of coasts, rivers and the deep sea or just relax and take in the Musical Fountain Show at the Aquatica Complex, the Manila Ocean Park is sure to become one of your favorite spot in Manila once you’ve experience it.

After that thrilling experience, whet your appetite with awesome signature dishes from Makan Makan Asian Food Village located at the 2nd level of the hotel and then cap the day (especially at sunset) with the relaxing view and open breeze of Manila Bay at the White Moon Bar just beside Makan Makan.

Makan Makan
Makan Makan

White Moon Bar is the third food and beverage outlet of Hotel H2O that obliges the need for an after office evening hangout in the Metro.

Last night, I was able to witness the grand relaunch of the new and improved White Moon Bar complete with exciting new cabanas and daybeds that entices all visitors to lounge away into the night.


A special bar fare line up welcomes visitors which includes a White Moon Bar Supreme Pizza, Chicken Wings, Calamari Rings, Dimsum Choices, and other more healthy options. Signature dishes like Garlic Crispy Pata and Sizzling Mixed Seafood with Garlic and Herbs are prepared daily.


To complement the ambiance and the delicious food, White Moon Bar inhouse DJ will set the mood to chill as he spins Cafe Del Mar, Ibiza and Buddha-Bar on the mix-table.


The bar can accommodate up to 80 people and is open daily from 4PM to 2AM (Fridays to Saturdays) and 4PM to 12MN (Sundays to Thursdays). The Bar is also open for private events.


This holiday, White Moon Bar is cooking up some cool promos for Christmas and the New Year:

  • Christmas Eve Dinner Party (December 24 – 9PM to 2AM) – Enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Barbecue, Unlimited Cocktails, Local Beer, Juice and Sodas with Live DJ for only 999 Pesos!
  • New Year’s Eve Party (December 31 – 9PM to 2AM) – Enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Barbecue, Fireworks, Unlimited Cocktails, Local Beer, Juice and Sodas with Live DJ for only 1,299 Pesos!


For White Moon Bar reservations, contact 0917-5854835 or 632-2386100.

At Makan Makan, you may also enjoy the following Christmas packages:

  • Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet (December 24 – 7PM to 11PM) – Dinner Buffet, Unlimited Juice and Iced Tea, 2 Bottles of Beer, Acoustic Band, Children’s Choir, Santa Claus Meet & Greet, 7PM Mass for only 999 Pesos (adults)/ 699 Pesos (kids 4-10)!
  • Christmas Day Lunch Buffet (December 25 – 11AM to 5PM) – Children’s Choir, Acoustic Band, Santa Claus Meet & Greet plus Gift Giving for only 575 Pesos (adults)/295 Pesos (kids 4-10)!


You may also want to book the Marina VIP for a consumable rate of 15,000 Pesos good for 30 persons!

Or, contact Hotel H2O to arrange your Christmas Parties for you – package rates starts at 1,600 Pesos per Person. Call 632-2386100 loc. 6171 for assistance.

Here’s a short video of the White Moon Bar Relaunch Event:

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