Hilton Manila’s bubble pods for diners

COVID-19 has changed the way we dine, with restaurants adapting to social distancing measures to limit guests. Some establishments in the metro, such as Hilton Manila in Pasay, have taken it a step further by putting up modern-looking transparent bubble pods – nicknamed ‘vubble pods’ – for guests to enjoy dining in isolated spaces under a starry night sky. 

The hotel offers air-conditioned bubble pods

Hilton Manila - Vubble Pods
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Located within Resorts World Manila, the Hilton Manila is now offering air-conditioned bubble pods, or ‘vubble pods’, situated beside the hotel’s swimming pool.

Hilton Manila - swimming poolYou’ll have a view of this pool while dining
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Adorned with leaves and flowers, each pod is perfect for couples looking forward to a new, romantic dining experience in 2021 while social distancing. 

Dinner starts at P10,000 for two

Hilton Manila - Vubble Pods menu
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At P10,000 (~USD208) for two, a dinner in one of their six pods offers you a welcome cocktail, gourmet entrées, and main courses coupled with wines and desserts. You can choose between a grilled chicken caesar or tuna tartar for starters, then garlic butter prawns and rib eye steak or a grilled half tiger lobster for the main course. Desserts include a delectable selection of European desserts such as compote and butterscotch ice cream. 

If you’re dining with friends, there’s an additional fee of P5,000 per person, up to a maximum of 4 guests. And as for the pod’s COVID-19 safety, you’re limiting the amount of people you interact with when you dine inside, as compared to when you’re eating in a regular restaurant.

The pod’s ventilation system is also taken care of, as each pod is air-conditioned and lets air in from the top to allow fresh air inside.

Hilton Manila also offers staycation packages with buffet breakfasts

Kusina Sea KitchenKusina Sea Kitchen
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Hilton Manila also offers a staycation package for quick getaways – at P7,431 (~USD155), the King Guest Room can be enjoyed for one night along with other perks such as a buffet breakfast, dinner at Kusina Sea Kitchen, Hua Yuan or the Vega Night Market restaurants if your booking includes a Saturday, a bath bomb and cocktails in your room, and access to the hotel’s swimming pool.

Dining inside bubble pods

While we’re still under general community quarantine (GCQ), we want to avoid huge crowds as much as possible whenever we go out.

So if you want to be extra distanced from a crowd while dining in public, check out the bubble pods on offer at Hilton Manila, where you can enjoy a safer, modern romantic dinner with a view.

Hilton Manila
Address: 1 Newport Blvd., Newport City, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila
Telephone: 0917 839 7664 (pod reservation), 7239-7788

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