AFTER the events of 2020, the new year can only be met with open arms. The Peninsula Manila — known for its New Year’s celebrations — suggests welcoming the new year with family in a manner that is both safe and joyful. While eschewing the grand party of yesteryears, the hotel’s celebration is no less special this year. Over at The Lobby, there will be a New Year’s Eve Six-course Set Dinner Menu (P6,500 for adults; P3,000 for children under 12) served between 8:30 p.m. and midnight, with the Peninsula Strings and Peninsula Jazz Quartet performing throughout. Over at Escolta, a New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet (P6,000 with free-flowing wine; P4,500 for adults; P2,200 for children under 12) will be served, with seatings at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Escolta’s special buffet menu will include salads, Italian antipasti, ripe cheeses, fresh sushi, pasta, holiday hot and cold main course specialties, a carving station with all the condiments and a dessert selection. On New Year’s Eve, Spices offers an Asian-inspired a la carte dinner menu amidst the serene setting of a koi pond and the outdoor pool. The a la carte lunch and dinner will be served at 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 6 to 11 p.m., with minimum consumption of P2,300 for adults and P1,100 for children under 12. For an even more special celebration, the hotel offers the New Year’s Eve Revelry Room Package which includes an antigen test for two, a six-course set dinner menu for two at The Lobby on Dec. 31, a set breakfast for two adults and two children five years old and below at The Lobby, and complimentary use of hotel’s Fitness Center facilities and outdoor swimming pool (rates start at P23,000 for a Deluxe Room). The hotel also offers a New Year’s Eve Stay-and-Dine in Escolta Room Package which also includes two antigen tests, a buffet meal at Escolta on New Year’s Eve, set breakfast for two adults and two children five years old and below at The Lobby, among others (room rates start at P19,000 for a Deluxe Room). For inquiries and reservations, call 8887-2888, or e-mail [email protected] (Food and Beverage) and [email protected] (Room Reservations).