In the vibrant heart of Araneta City – the home of firsts, Novotel Manila stands tall as a beacon of culinary innovation and empowered leadership.
Led by esteemed Executive Chef Massimiliano Pauletto, the hotel’s culinary team has once again showcased their exceptional talent and passion at the prestigious Philippine Culinary Cup 2023 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
The Novotel Manila Araneta City culinary team emerged triumphant, bringing home a remarkable collection of 17 medals — 3 gold medals in the dream team challenge, 2 silvers for the creative breakfast challenge, and 12 bronzes across various categories, including young chefs, Filipino cuisine, pasta, sous vide, US lamb, US poultry, and US pork challenges.
Novotel Manila invites everyone to savor award-winning cuisines at their exceptional dining destinations. Indulge in a culinary journey at Food Exchange Manila, Gourmet Bar by Novotel, The 6th Manila, and Indulge Gelato.
Novotel Manila also takes immense pride in their Cluster General Manager, Maria Manlulu-Garcia.
Her remarkable achievements were recently recognized at the Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award held in Singapore, where she received the Excellence in Advancing The Status of Women award. The prestigious accolade acknowledges her outstanding contributions to the travel industry, highlighting her exceptional leadership, innovation, and dedication to driving positive change.
Manlulu-Garcia’s accomplishments continue to shine as she secured a spot as a Top 3 Finalist in the major category of Most Inspiring Woman in Travel (Asia) at the inaugural Travel Daily Media – Inspiring Women in Travel (Asia) Awards 2023. The recognition was presented at a gala ceremony in Bangkok, organized by Travel Daily Media, a leading travel trade news agency.
Novotel Manila Araneta City’s culinary triumphs and empowered leadership have set a new standard of excellence in the hospitality space.