23 January 2014

General Manager’s Newsletter                                                                            January 2014 - Series 01

Dear Members:

The 6th Floor Update

The 6th floor, which includes the pools, the spa, and the Filipino restaurant (Balesin Islander), will be fully operational from Monday, January 27, 2014. Please join us on Monday evening from 5 pm to 9 pm for welcome cocktails by the poolside to celebrate this occasion. This invitation is open to members and their guests, so please RSVP to tccreservations@alphaland.com.ph by Sunday, Jan. 26 at 5 pm and let us know how many of you will attend the occasion.

New Year Update at The City Club

The Management and staff wish your family good health and cheer this year! We are sure it will be a year in which the Philippines will rebound stronger than ever from the calamities we experienced in 2013 and enjoy continued growth. 

While some of the Club’s membership was undoubtedly on Balesin Island enjoying the New Year celebrations or out of the country, those who made it to the Club were able to enjoy a sumptuous buffet spread, dancing and popping a few bottles of bubbly at midnight. I share some photos:

Lunar New Year

The year of the Wood Horse is upon us! Wood is related to trees or green, so it is also called the Year of the Green Horse. As I mentioned in last week’s update, we have an exciting lineup of events planned for the Chinese Lunar New Year. 

On January 30 starting at 3pm, Geomancer Aldric Dalumpines will be giving complimentary geomancy consultations for those of you who wish to know your fortune in 2014. This will run until 7pm.  Then at 5pm, we have a Chinese Painting class to be conducted by Cesar Cheng.  A traditional Dragon Dance will kick off the evening to be followed by a sumptuous "Most Auspicious" buffet at Hai Shin Lou. Please call in your reservations early so as to avoid disappointment.

Hai Shin Lou will also feature several special set menus over the holiday period. So as not to be disappointed, please be sure to book in advance. The menus will be available on our website (www.cityclub.com.ph) during the course of this week.

For members who were unable to reserve slots for the Manila Tour organized by Chef Reggie Aspiras on January 23, I have good news!  I am happy to inform you that because of the overwhelming response, Chef Reggie has agreed to conduct a second tour of Manila to be scheduled on February 6. So for those of you who still wish to join, you may now do so. As before, you may call the following numbers to secure your reservation slot:

  • 0917-554-3700/0908-237-2346/400-8496
  • 928-9296/927-3008

Valentine’s Day

Think about celebrating Valentine’s Day at the City Club! A buffet dinner on the 14th February, priced at Php 1,500.00 per person, will feature none other than  Jun Polistico …..

Mr. Golden Voice

… who will serenade us into the night in the atrium. The Marcy Band will start off the evening at 6pm, the dinner will start at 7pm and the show at 9pm. Please reserve your seats now: tccreservations@alphaland.com.ph 

The Valentine’s Special buffet will feature, among other items:

Cream of Pumpkin Soup
Salmon Carpaccio with Wasabi Dressing
Filets de Palad au Sauce de Champagne (Fillets of palad in champagne sauce)
Pommes de Terre Persillées (Parsley potatoes)
USDA Prime Rib of Beef
Pommes Château (Château potatoes)
Haricots Verts au Bacon et à l'Ail  (French beans wrapped in bacon with garlic)
Chou-fleur au Gratin (Cauliflower with cheese)
Plateau de Fromages (Cheese platter)
Fraises à la Chantilly (Strawberries with cream)

Dining at TCC

Each month we shall be promoting a Cocktail or Aperitif of the Month. To start off the Chinese New Year and priced at Php 225.00 (inclusive of 12% VAT) per glass will be Kir Royale. This is a refreshing drink that combines Champagne with a few drops of Crème de Cassis. If you are celebrating any special occasion, this is an ideal starter!

Starting Saturday 25th January, Sakura by Edo San will feature a savor-all-you-can buffet on weekends (Saturday: lunch & dinner and Sunday: dinner).

On Sundays, Mass will be held at 10am in the Function Room on the 4th floor. A sumptuous cross-over brunch will be available in the Atrium featuring signature dishes from our own 6 restaurant outlets. It will run from 11am to 2:30pm. Adults Php 1,000.00 and children (4 years to 12 years old) Php 500.00, 12% VAT included! Promoted Champagne and soft drinks will be FREE FLOW.

Business Center

For the first quarter of 2014 we are offering a special Business Center Meeting Room promotion for 4 hours’ use at Php 2,500.00. It is fully consumable on food & beverage. The Meeting Rooms are an ideal setting for Board meetings, presentations, or private discussions. Please contact Ms. Kathreen Rigby by telephone (02. 737 0000 Loc. 110) or Reservations by email: tccreservations@alphaland.com.ph for your requirements. 

The five Business Center meeting rooms & Library are ideal for private Executive meetings

Last year we were pleased to provide services to several of you for private / corporate events, parties, and seminars. We have excellent facilities at the Club and ample parking facilities. We are just a phone call away: (02) 737 0000) and can also be reached via email at tccreservations@alphaland.com.ph to help you organize your event. 

Sports & Recreation

Basketball Clinic at The City Club!  (Trial and Proper Clinic schedule)

We are offering a free trial clinic for members and guests, on Jan. 25 & 26, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.  The program is conveniently categorized into 3 groups – Basic, Advanced, and Competitive basketball camps.

Thereafter, the Sports & Recreation department is organizing a basketball clinic to start on February 1, 2014. The Integrated Sports Learning Academy (ISLA) Basketball Sports Camp/Program clinic will be conducted by no other than Elmer Reyes, former PBA stalwart, PBA Grand Slam champion, Asian Games bronze medalist, SEA Games Gold Medalist, and Asian Basketball Conference Champion. Classes fill up quickly. For more information, please call the Sports & Recreation Service desk at 737-0000, local 107 or contact us by email at sportsandrec@cityclub.com.ph. To reserve please email tccreservations@alphaland.com.ph

Group Exercise, Wellness & Dance Programs
(Trial Classes & Re-Launch)


Starting the New Year right is what we have in mind for you!  We have developed a schedule for your health and fitness training regimen for the year so you can stay on track throughout 2014 with The City Club’s Group Exercise, Wellness, Dance, and Martial Arts programs, starting with free trial classes.  The classes are for 2 weeks and will start on January 20 and end on February 2.  It is the perfect opportunity to transition from holiday excesses to health conditioning.  Actual programs will commence on February 3, 2014.  So hurry and register now!                             

Pole Dance  Mon & Fri 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Jane
Absolute Hot Yoga             Mon & Thu 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Svet
Flamenco Mon & Thu 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Katsie
Aerial Silk Tue & Thu 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Lala
ZUMBA® Tue & Thu 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Paolo
Mat Pilates     Tue & Fri 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Angel
ZUMBA® Wed & Sat 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Jane
Synergy Circuit Burn Wednesday 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Ferdie
Saturday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Ferdie

For more information, please call the Sports & Recreation Service Desk at (02) 737 0000 local 107 or email us at sportsandrec@cityclub.com.ph.  To reserve a place, please email tccreservations@alphaland.com.ph

I look forward to welcoming you at the Club.


Yours sincerely,

Ian Gray
General Manager