By Jami Ledesma
In these uncertain times, companies all over the world have had to make adjustments as a result of the global pandemic brought about by COVID-19. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety, Winford Manila Resort & Casino (WMRC) has strictly complied with directives issued by health authorities that prohibit any kind of mass gathering.
During this interim while we remain temporarily closed to leisure guests, WMRC has been designated by the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Tourism (DOT) of being a “Quarantine & Essential Stay” hotel.
This special privilege is aligned with the advocacy of WMRC to be of service to our countrymen during these challenging times, as we open our doors to front-liners and OFWs in need of a safe haven as they go about their duties.
In light of recent developments in the government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, WMRC is optimistic that we, along with other hotels and resorts in the country, will be given the go signal by authorities to reopen our doors to the public very soon.
“The health and safety of our guests and employees remain our top priorities,” says Jeff Evora, President and Chief Operating Officer, WMRC. “With the possibility of the government permitting hotels and resorts to resume full operations imminently, we are well-prepared to welcome back leisure guests—whether they are visiting tourists or local residents simply looking for a luxurious staycation.”
In anticipation of this, WMRC has reopened its Poolside Dining area on the 11th floor. Our open air deck not only provides guests with a panoramic 360-degree view of the city, but allows for added safety precautions as diners may enjoy delicious freshly-grilled barbecue dishes, among others, in an al fresco setting for their peace of mind. Poolside Dining is now open daily from 4PM to 11PM, with BBQ at Poolside every Friday and Saturday from 6PM to 11PM. Interested diners may call (02) 8528-3600 for reservations.
In line with WMRC’s mission to prioritize the safety of its guests and employees, the casino hotel continues its partnership with ECOLAB, the global leader in hygiene technologies that protects people and resources. Through this collaboration, guests can always be assured of the highest disinfection standards in the industry to keep their health and wellness above everything else.
In the meantime, guests and members of WMRC may continue to experience the flavors of the luxury hotel’s food & beverage team via Poolside Dining or its food delivery service, Winford on Wheels. Among the bestsellers are the Winfredo’s Pizza lineup, which stays true to its Manileno roots by fusing each pizza variant with a distinct local flavor.
Sisig Pizza is a delightful Filipino dish made from parts of pig-head and chicken liver, seasoned with calamansi (Philippine lime), onions, chili peppers, and served with a sunny-side up egg; Quattro el Quezo is a rich combination of mozarella, cheddar, quezo de bola, and kesong puti, served with a helping of truffle honey for that irresistible sweet and salty taste; and Pizza con Salpicao is a delicious stir-fry beef dish seasoned with Worcestershire, butter, red chili pepper flakes, and garlic confit.
Currently, WMRC is offering a buy one get one promo, wherein diners may avail of a free Margherita Pizza with a purchase of any Winfredo’s Pizza.
“Aside from our continuous efforts to serve our loyal patrons a wide array of quality meals, we continue to invest a lot of time and money in sanitizing the entire property for everyone’s safety as we await the green light from health authorities to fully resume our operations,” added Evora.
For inquiries, interested parties may call the Winford hotline at (02) 8528 3600, or send a text message to 0917 878 8670 or 0917 872 8583.