All three Holiday Inn and Resort properties in the country have recently changed their kids’ menu to give way to a new set of choices developed by InterContinental Hotel Group in partnership with Nutrition Australia.
Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, Holiday Inn and Suites Makati, and Holiday Inn Clark join other hotels of the brand across Asia, Middle East, and Africa region. In a news release, Nutrition Australia said the new menu will provide “nutritious, fun, and delicious” meals for children, developing 26 appetizer and main meal dishes, 10 dessert, and 10 drink options.
Holiday Inn and Resort is a family-oriented hotel brand known to provide amenities for children that other chain hotels don’t such as complimentary in-room toys for kids.
At Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, guest 12 years old and below who are dining at the hotel’s Fab Restaurant can eat for free as long as they are accompanied by a dining adult. Two kids per paying adult can avail the complimentary meals.
Each kid can choose either a Tasty Bite (burgers, soups, pizzas, etc.) or Go Local dish (noodles, ramen, congee, etc.), and select from the dessert and drink choices for their free set meal.
The main meals provide a balance of vegetables, meat, and wholegrain foods, and fruit or dairy. The menu has also been designed to reflect colors and flavors that kids enjoy eating, said Nutrition Australia.
“A big part of any family holiday is the food your kids eat,” said Phil Broad, vice president of F&B, IHG. “With this new partnership, we’ll be able to provide a wider variety of healthy options for kids – much more than just the standard burgers, pastas and chips – options which are going to be more nutritious, whilst presented in a fun way. It’s also important that what we serve caters for regional tastes too, so working with a partner like Nutrition Australia will be key in ensuring that local additions are delicious and good for the little ones.”
“Good nutrition is essential for good health at all ages. For children, it is particularly important because healthy eating habits are often formed during childhood,” remarked Lucinda Hancock, executive officer, Nutrition Australia Victorian Division.