Rejoice In The Spirit of Festive Season

Melaka, Malaysia, 12th December 2015 – December is always a joyful time. As another year finishes, it’s time to gather with friends and family to celebrate Christmas and usher in the New Year. Be enchanted to an unforgettable Christmas and New Year celebrations with a series of gastronomic spreads presented by Executive Sous Chef Fezerin and his culinary team.

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Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner

Date: Thursday, 24 December 2015
Time:   7.00pm – 10.30pm
Adult: RM168 nett  *Child: RM95 nett

> Complimentary welcome drink upon arrival and exclusive party pack

Let our Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner please you gastronomically with a sumptuous spread of fresh, succulent seafood and meats.

1 Seafood on Ice platter

Seafood on Ice Platter

Enjoy a variety of seafood such as Oysters, Crayfish, Crabs, Mussels and Tiger Prawns, and appetizers like Pan Seared Tuna on Marble Vegetable, Mussel with Confit Potato and Turkey Slice with Spinach Salad. Indulge in a selection of festive main courses including Boneless Tube Roll Duck with Turkey Slice, Chermoula Baked Chicken Breast, and Mexican Fish Pie.

6 Christmas Log Cake

Christmas Log cake

If you love something hot from the stove, head over to our chefs manning stalls like Goulash of Beef Marrow Bone, Traditional Roasted Stuffed Chicken, Wrap Minced Lamb Wellington, Roasted Horseradish Beef and Yolk Share Pudding.

3 Boneless Tube roll duck with turkey slice

Boneless Tube Roll Duck with Turkey Slice

4 Goulash of Beef Marrow Bone

Goulash of Beef Marrow Bone

With Christmas goodies such as Cherry Cheese Cake, Christmas pudding, and traditional desserts like Vanilla Ginger Crème Brulee and Log Cake, you will be spoilt with our wide array of sweet endings to round off a perfect meal!

The celebration continues on Christmas Day with a leisurely festive High Tea Buffet can be reserved at RM71 nett for adult and RM50 for child.

5 Mexican Fish Pie

Mexican Fish Pie

         

New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner

Date: Thursday, 31 December 2015
Time:   7.00pm – 10.30pm
Adult: RM168 nett  *Child: RM95 nett

> Complimentary welcome drink upon arrival and exclusive party pack

Reminisce the spectacular season at New Year’s Eve buffet dinner with succulent fresh oysters, Crayfish, Crabs, Mussels and Tiger Prawns.

Starting with appetizers like Rolled Seaweed Seafood Terrine, Pan Seared Tuna on Marble Vegetable and Grill Marinated Baby Squash. On the buffet are gourmet dishes like Baked Herb Crusted Lamb Crown on Ratatouille, Pan Seared Fish Fillet with Saffron Chili Flake Sauce, Buttered Baby Cocktail Potato, Lotus Leaf Wraps with Special Rice and Baked Hawaiian Capsicum Rice.

2 Pan Seared Salmon Fillet Creamy Cilanto Chilli Sauce

Pan Seared Salmon Filled with Creamy Cilanto Chilli Sauces

Diners will also be swooned over by live-manned stalls offering charcoal grill station like BBQ meat and seafood, Chicken and Beef Satay, Otak-Otak and choice of baked fish. Meanwhile, the carving station comprises Traditional Roasted Stuff Chicken, Beef Wellington and Roasted Garlic Leg of Lamb, keep the ambience abuzz with activities.

Be delighted by dessert selection such as Cocoa Cream Caramel, Avocado Honey Tart, Pineapple Tiramisu, Chinese Pancake, among others.

Meanwhile, New Year’s Day High Tea Buffet is priced at RM71 nett for adults and RM50 nett for children. 

* Child aged between 4 – 11 years old

Reservations can be made through call at 06-289 3399 or email Food & Beverage fb@phileahotel.com.my.

 

Turn your holiday season into a real vacation at Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka.

 

Festive Room Package

24 December 2015 or 31 December 2015
RM998 nett per room per night

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Pavilion Room

Rate includes:

  • One night accommodation in Pavilion Room
  • Daily breakfast for 2 persons
  • Festive dinner for 2 persons
  • Unlimited access to the swimming pool, kids playroom, games room, gym and sauna

To book your stay, call 06-289 3399 or email Reservations resv@phileahotel.com.my.

All prices are inclusive of 10% Service Charge and 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

 

Christmas Wish Tree for Wings Melaka and Environmental Friendly Festive Decorations at Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka

Melaka, Malaysia, 5th December 2015 – Philea Resort and Spa rings in Christmas with a caring initiative that will bring joy to the children and young adults of Wings Melaka.

Philea has launched the Christmas Wishing Tree on 1st December 2015 and visitors or guests to the resort will find the tree in the lobby putting up with colorful ornaments and wishes. Children from Wings Melaka were invited earlier to place their Christmas wishes on the wish cards which have been hung on the tree. Resort guests and local alike are welcomed to make a child’s wish come true and put smiles on their faces by picking a wish card from the tree. All the gifts collected will be distributed to the children and young adults on 22 December 2015.

Speaking about the initiative, Lim Beng Weh, the resort General Manager said, “As a value based organization, we at Philea believe in making a meaningful contribution towards the society. All through the year, we keep doing small and big initiatives for a larger social cause. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and we would like to share this joy with the less fortunate.”

“Apart from taking care of our guests, it has been Philea’s culture to constantly serve the community around us. This is the second year that Philea has undertaken the Christmas Wish Tree charity program and it makes all of us very happy to see the joy on the faces of the children as they see their wishes transform into reality. We hope to continue this for many years to come,” said Tee Mei Fong, Assistant Marcom Manager.

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Tee Mei Fong, Assistant Marcom Manager, invites guests and public to participate in the Christmas Wish Tree CSR project for a noble cause.

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The Christmas  wish card from one of the children and wish for this Christmas is to have a big school bag.

Wings Melaka is located in Tengkera, a non-profit organization providing a range of educational programs designed to help special needs children and young adults. Most of them are mentally challenged with special needs and suffering from conditions such as Down Syndrome, Autism and other learning disabilities.

This festive season, the resort continues its commitment by promoting green practices through festive decorations. This year, the resort has created environmental friendly snowman and deer to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. The snowman was built from 300 recyclable plastic bottles which collected from the guest rooms. As for the little wooden deer, they are transformed from discarded tree trunks and branches that stand beautifully in the lobby. Public is invited to view and snap some photos for memory with the wood sculptures.

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Wooden deer made from discarded tree trunks and branches.

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The wooden deer stands beautifully in the lobby for viewing.

“Last year, we also made up an environmental friendly Christmas tree from pull tabs which donated by schools and some other organizations. We will keep this tradition alive and continue to share our green efforts,” she added.

Resort Staff Roll Up Sleeves to Help the Community

Melaka, 8th January 2015 – About 30 team members from Philea Resort and Spa Melaka were mobilized to give their time in service of others at Wings Melaka in Tengkera to demonstrate its commitment to community.

This is the first CSR initiative to kick start the year 2015 with a clean-up campaign that has been a month in the planning. Celebrating community and its people is a long-standing culture of Philea to help grow thriving communities where we live and work.

The objective of this initiative is to show care for the special needs children in our community and to provide them a comfortable learning environment. The campaign was organized before they return from school breaks on 8th January 2015. It started at 10.30am and took about six hours to clean up a double storey ancient building, including its air-conditioners, ceiling fans, window frames, toilets, kitchen, pantry and teacher’s offices.

“Apart from taking care of our guests, it has been Philea’s culture to constantly serve the community around us. I am delighted that our teams were active in their communities by spending their precious time away from works volunteering to help others for a good cause. It does not matter how small the campaign is, as long as the aim is for the betterment of the communities. This effort also directly helped Wings Melaka saved from outsourcing it to the cleaning agency and contractor,” mentioned Lim Beng Weh, the resort’s General Manager.

“We are very thankful to the resort’s team and management and it is truly a provision from God who send forth his angel to work alongside with us. They have blessed us with a great team spirit, love and compassion for community work to kick start our ministry in year 2015. Thumbs up for the great effort!” said Chan Saw Si, the Manager of Wings Melaka.

Wings Melaka is a non-profit organization providing a range of programs designed to help people, especially children, with special needs and their families. While the initial focus of Wings Melaka programs were on younger children, over the years, Wings Melaka expanded its programs to also include teenagers and young adults with special needs.

Connie (left) and Carmen (right) are both doing the wiping and mopping making the study room bright and shine

Connie (left) and Carmen (right) are both doing the wiping and mopping making the study room bright and shine

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Hadi is servicing one of the air-conditioners

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Gabrielle climbing up on the ladder to clean one of the fans

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All the staff and teachers from Wings Melaka gathered in front of Wings Melaka for a group photo after the completion of the spring cleaning

Meanwhile, the resort has also launched the complimentary Weekend Hop-On and Hop-Off Shuttle Services operating on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, make it another add-on service provided exclusively for our in-house guests and the shoppers. First in Melaka, the shuttle bus will depart from the resort to the most popular shopping destination in town, Mahkota Parade. The resort is offering in-house guests a few shuttle options, a convenient way for guests to get to the shopping hot spot at anytime of the day. Guests may board at fixed schedule from the resort which is 9.30am, 2.00pm, 5.00pm and 9.30pm to the shopping complex.

The shoppers from Mahkota Parade can also hop on to the shuttle bus for a free tour to Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka. The shuttle pick-up point is adjacent to the taxi station at Parkson Mahkota Parade which scheduled to depart at 11.00am, 3.30pm and 6.30pm. Shoppers who hop on to the shuttle bus will be given some special discount vouchers such as 20% off on buffets which including Surf and Turf Dinner Buffet (Friday and Saturday) and Weekend High Tea Buffet (Saturday and Sunday). Shoppers will also receive 20% off on our a la carte menu at selected restaurants. In addition, senior citizen aged 55 years and above gets to enjoy 50% off on our buffets. Last but not least, if you are a massage connoisseur, that’s a great thing because we are giving 20% off on selected spa treatments at Tanjung Wellness Spa.

Resort staff posing in front of the shuttle bus with one of the children from Wings Melaka.

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Ring-Pulls Christmas Tree For a Good Cause

Melaka, 16th December 2014 – At the start of Christmas season, staff at Philea Resort and Spa show concern for the environment and encouraged recycling by making a Christmas tree measuring at eight-feet tall, made from approximately 30,000 aluminium ring-pulls bedecked with sparkling ornaments.

The objective of making this green Christmas tree is to raise awareness on environmental issues and to encourage our staff and guest to practice 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle in creative ways. It took about a month to illustrate, sketch, weave and assemble the ring-pulls on the tree structure. More than 100 staff involved and contributed in this meaningful project. The tree is now being displayed at the lobby illuminated with colorful lightings.

In November, the resort also had an opportunity to work with 80 students from Pay Fong High School to experience an out-of-the-classroom educational field trip to learn about hotel management and green practices. The students were introduced on the resort operations, activities and architectures. They were also taught by our Marcom Executive, Mr Yow Han Fuh on handy environmentally-friendly craft using the ring-pulls while the resort is in the preparation for eco- Christmas tree project.

“The recycled aluminium ring-pulls which donated by the public, including the Pay Fong 2 Primary School, Pay Fong High School and some anonymous donors who brought the ring-pulls to us by the bucketful over four years. These ring-pulls weighed approximately 90kg and will be sent to local recycling center after Christmas to raise funds for the Wings Melaka. Wings Melaka is a non-profit organization providing a range of innovative learning opportunities to children with special needs and their families,” says Tee Mei Fong, the resort’s Assistant Marcom Manager.

“In year 2011, we made up an eco-Christmas tree from discarded drinking bottles collected from guest rooms and meeting rooms. Besides, we also utilized recycled items like newspapers, magazines and cardboards to build another eco-Christmas tree in year 2012. This year, we practiced the same again by creating the tree using discarded aluminium ring-pulls in our effort to increase awareness and disseminate information on good practices of reducing waste and recycling. I’m very proud of my team for this achievement,” mentioned Lim Beng Weh, the resort’s General Manager.

Apart from taking care of our guests, it has been Philea’s culture to constantly serve the community around us. The resort staff will also be volunteering to take part in the upcoming spring cleaning project at the centre of Wings Melaka on 5th January 2015 before the children return from school holidays on 8th January 2015. The objective of this initiative is to help the centre to save cost from outsourcing the yearly spring cleaning project to a third party agency. Added to that, this is also an effort to show care for the special needs children in our community to provide them a comfortable learning environment.

For the upcoming Christmas holiday, we are once again serving Christmas Eve dinner buffet featuring international gourmet delicacies priced at RM139++ per adult and RM83++ per child. Expect to feast in some scrumptious dishes such as Boneless Tube Roll Duck in Guacamole Cream Sauce, Bake Lamb Crown on Ratatouille and Bake Prawn with Cheese and Garlic.

Besides the freshly cooked food, another highlight of Christmas Eve Buffet is the live cooking stalls include Stir Fried Stall, Hot Plate Special, Christmas Carving, Charcoal Grill Selection, Italian and Western Specialty and more. For desserts, indulge in Christmas Pudding and Cookies, Christmas Log Cake, Macaroons and Warm Apple Strudel with Cinnamon Cream.

To usher in the New Year, there will also be a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner priced at RM139++ per adult and RM83++ per child, featuring an exquisite selection such as Grilled Salmon served with Ginger Cilantro Sauce, Seaweed Rolled Chicken Leg on Ratatouille and Braised Lamb Shank with Chinese Herb Sauce. To complement the New Year’s Eve buffet spread, more than 10 action stalls set up would be doling out delicious delicacies such as BBQ Charcoal Grill, Sushi and Chicken Sharwama. To end the meal with a sweet treat, guests can choose from a selection of desserts including Double Layer Tiramisu, English Truffle and Berries Meringue.

During Christmas Day and New Year Day, there is a high-tea buffet priced at RM52++ per adult and RM31++ per child (child aged between five to 12 years old).

For reservations or enquiries, call us at 06-289 3399 or email info@phileahotel.com.my.

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Yow Han Fuh putting the final touch up on the eco Christmas tree.

Yow Han Fuh putting the final touch up on the eco Christmas tree.

The Wings Melaka located at Tengkera, Melaka.

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The Christmas tree is now being displayed at the lobby illuminated with colorful lightings.

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The tree made from approximately 30,000 aluminium ring-pulls bedecked with sparkling ornaments

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The Wings Melaka located at Tengkera, Melaka.

 

8,888 Packets of Bubur Lambuk Distributed Free at Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka

Melaka, 26 June 2014 – For the 5th consecutive year, Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka is giving out free bubur lambuk to the public before the Ramadan month sets in.

About 100 resort associates get together starts from 9.00am this morning to prepare the traditional bubur lambuk. The bubur lambuk, a must have delicacy during the fasting month, were distributed to passing vehicles in front of the resort, which was turned into a drive-through.

The ‘bubur lambuk ala Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka’ has been a regular delicacy enjoyed by Malaccan for the past four years.

“This was our fifth year embarked on the bubur lambuk giveaway Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. The objective of this programme is to express our appreciation and to strengthen the relationship between the associates and the local community and to mark the holy month of Ramadan”, said Lim Beng Weh, the Hotel Manager.

The porridge was prepared by the culinary team led by Executive Sous Chef, Fezerin bin Senafi. After hours of cooking 400kg of rice, 10kg of dried shrimp, 20kg of cashew nuts, 50kg of chicken and 50kg of beef plus condiments, it was finally ready at 2pm for distribution to the public. This tasty and filling delicacy contains both flavors which are chicken and beef making it an ideal Buka Puasa dish.

“We have also given out approximately 400 packets of bubur lambuk for underprivileged communities include Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng, Kompleks Rumah Anak Yatim Fatimah Al-Zaharah (KAYFAZ) and Rumah Budak Laki-Laki Tun Abdul Aziz”, mentioned Tee Mei Fong, Senior Marketing Communications Executive.

The event was graced by the Guest of Honour, Datuk Wira Hj. Othman bin Muhamad, Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri Melaka and Datuk Lim Chow Beng, Director Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Melaka.

Also during Ramadan, the classic buffet themed ‘Culinary of Malaysia’ will be available at the resort from 29 June to 25 July 2014. Guests will be spoilt for choice with generous spread of special occasion dishes and cuisines from all around the 14 different states of Malaysia. The buffet is priced at RM75++ per person and RM45++ per child.

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About 100 associates get together to pack the tasty porridge into individual container for distribution

About 100 associates get together to pack the tasty porridge into individual container for distribution

YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad (second from right) and YB Datuk Lim Chow Beng (first from left) stirring the bubur lambuk together with the management of Philea Resort & Spa Mr Lim Beng Weh, Hotel Manager (second from left) and Chef Fezerin bin Senafi, Executive Sous Chef (first from right).

YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad (second from right) and YB Datuk Lim Chow Beng (first from left) stirring the bubur lambuk together with the management of Philea Resort & Spa Mr Lim Beng Weh, Hotel Manager (second from left) and Chef Fezerin bin Senafi, Executive Sous Chef (first from right).

YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad and YB Datuk Lim Chow Beng giving out bubur lambuk to a motorist heading to Malacca city via Ayer Keroh Tol.

YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad and YB Datuk Lim Chow Beng giving out bubur lambuk to a motorist heading to Malacca city via Ayer Keroh Tol.

Associates of Philea Resort and Spa Melaka distributing the porridge to passing motorists entering to Malacca city via the Ayer Keroh Toll here.

Associates of Philea Resort and Spa Melaka distributing the porridge to passing motorists entering to Malacca city via the Ayer Keroh Tol here.

YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad handing over the porridge to Puan Rosnani from Kompleks Rumah Anak Yatim Fatimah Al-Zaharah (KAYFAZ)
YB Datuk Wira Hj Othman bin Muhamad handing over the porridge to Puan Rosnani from Kompleks Rumah Anak Yatim Fatimah Al-Zaharah (KAYFAZ)