January 4, 2021

Horizon Club Benefits at the Lobby Lounge, Edsa Shangri-La Manila

New Normal Update

The Horizon Club Lounge at Edsa Shangri-La Manila remains closed while Metro Manila is placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Guests who booked a Horizon Club Room or Suite, as well as Golden Circle Diamond members, can still enjoy their Horizon Club benefits at the Lobby Lounge.

If you are staying in a Tower Wing Horizon Executive Room or a Tower Wing Deluxe Suite, this is great news for you because the Lobby Lounge is also located in the Tower Wing. This means that you no longer need to walk all the way to the Garden Wing where the Horizon Club Lounge is located.

Horizon Club Benefits

A Horizon Club Lounge welcome letter will be handed to you upon check-in at the front office. Below are the Horizon Club benefits listed in the welcome letter as of January 2021:

  • Set breakfast menu served daily from 6:00am to 10:30am at HEAT Restaurant
  • Plated afternoon tea set served daily from 2:00pm to 4:00om at the Lobby Lounge
  • Evening cocktails and plated canapes served daily from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Lobby Lounge
  • All-day refreshments: soda (may be delivered to room) and coffee (to be consumed at the Lobby Lounge only)
  • One suit pressing OR laundry allowance of Php 785 for the entire stay
  • Complete concierge services
  • Late check-out at 4:00pm subject to availability of the room

Horizon Club benefits are accorded to up to two registered guests staying in the same room. Please note that afternoon tea and evening cocktails are to be consumed at the Lobby Lounge only.

Health & Safety Protocols

Below are the health and safety protocols implemented at the Lobby Lounge:

  • You are required to wear a facemask and face shield when entering the restaurants.
  • Safe physical distancing is strictly implemented.
  • Face-to-face dining is not allowed, even among family members.
  • Dining utensils are wrapped in table napkins.
  • Alcohol wet wipes and facemask envelopes are provided to guests.
  • The dining staff is required to wear a facemask, face shield, and gloves.
  • Dishes are covered with a cloche when being served to guests.

Afternoon Tea

You can enjoy the afternoon tea anytime from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Just tell the lounge attendant that you are availing of the Horizon Club Afternoon Tea. As soon as you are seated, the lounge attendant will offer you drinks from the beverage menu:

Non-Alcoholic Beverage Menu
Tea Collection English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Peach, Oolong Tea, Green Tea with Jasmine, Pure Peppermint, Chamomile
Coffee Freshly Brewed Coffee, Americano, Espresso, Double Espresso, Ristretto, Caffe Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato, Caffe Mocha, Hot Chocolate
Refreshments Mineral Water

Chilled Juice - Apple, Canberry, Grapefruit, Pink Guava, Mango, Orange, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Tomato

Soda - Coke, Coke Light, Coke Zero, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Sarsi, Royal, Schweppes Tonic Water, Schweppes Soda Water, Canada Dry Ginger Ale

In our case, we ordered chilled orange juice and ginger ale. When our Afternoon Tea Set arrived, we then ordered oolong tea and cappuccino. Please note that the Afternoon Tea Set served to Horizon Club guests only includes scones, sweet pastries, and cakes. I do hope that they replace some of the pastries with tea sandwiches.

During our visit, the Afternoon Tea set served to us included mini banana bread, financier, cookies, madeleine, scones and jam, cheesecake, pecan tart, seasonal fruits, and Funky Monkey chocolate bar. The menu changes on a day-to-day basis.  

Evening Cocktails

Evening cocktails run from 5:00pm to 7:00pm daily. The Lobby Lounge did not get too busy, considering it was a long weekend during our stay. The lounge attendant recognized us and immediately had us seated and offered with drinks from the alcoholic beverage menu:

Alcoholic Beverage Menu
Wines NV Prosecco (Borgo San Leo), 2019 Chardonnay (Condor Peak), 2019 Merlot (Condor Peak)
Cocktails Mai Tai, Margarita, Daiquiri, Whiskey Sour
Spirits Absolut Vodka, Jack Daniel's, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin, Havana Club 3 Years, Olmeca Blanco Tequila
Beer San Miguel Light, San Miguel Pale Pilsen, San Miguel Cerveza Negra, San Miguel Super Dry, San Miguel Premium Lager, Corona Extra

We ordered Prosecco and Whiskey Sour. A platter of assorted cheeses and a basket of soft rolls were also served to us. Instead of a canapes buffet set-up, plated canapes are served to every Horizon Club guest.

The canapes menu changes every day and consists of cold appetizers, soup of the day, a selection of hot dishes, and dessert. It is important that you inform the lounge attendants if you have food allergies or dietary restrictions. This will allow them to prepare alternative canapes.

First to be served were the cold appetizers. The platter inluded egg mayo sandwich, Parma ham, Emmental cheese, olives, and seasonal fruits. I particularly love the smoked turkey and cream cheese wrap. I wasn't able to finish the spicy tuna maki rolls. I ordered ginger ale to accompany these appetizers.

Next to be served was the soup of the day. The beef noodle soup was flavorful and generously served with egg noodles. It warms the tummy and prepares it for the hot dishes. In the meantime, I enjoyed another glass of prosecco.

The featured hot dish of the day is sweet and sour fish served with garlic French beans and jasmine rice. Consistent with my previous Horizon Club Lounge experiences here at Edsa Shangri-La Manila, the Horizon Club evening cocktails experience here at the Lobby Lounge can also pass as dinner.

As mentioned earlier, the hotel can arrange an alternative dish for you should you have food allergies or dietary restrictions. For those allergic to seafood, the alternative dish offered that evening was this ribeye steak served with potato wedges and buttered vegetables. The steak went really well with red wine.

The evening ended with this sharing platter of dessert. Those macarons look very delightful but I enjoyed the chocolate symphony cake and the matcha raspberry cake the most. We ordered cappuccino to pair with the dessert. This intimate dining experience lasted for two full hours.

Breakfast at HEAT Restaurant

Horizon Club and Suite guests, as well as Golden Circle Jade and Diamond members, enjoy their breakfast benefit at HEAT Restaurant. Set Breakfast is served at HEAT Restaurant, except during holidays and long weekends when Buffet Breakfast may be served. Breakfast is available daily from 6:00am to 10:30am. Read more ►

Lobby Lounge
Lobby Level, Edsa Shangri-La Manila
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact: +63 (02) 8633-8888
E-mail: manilaedsa@shangri-la.com
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