Esteemed Luxury Lifestyle
Widely known as Clark’s premier one-stop leisure destination, Widus Hotel and Casino is a close and convenient 90-minute drive from Manila –making it the perfect getaway place for everyone and anyone who’s looking for a break from all the hustle and bustle in the metro.
Being a renowned deluxe hotel in Clark, Widus offers the finest accommodations for guests on either business or travel. With its 233 elegantly designed rooms; each designed to provide both luxury and comfort, guests can expect nothing but exceptional standard of hospitality for a highly pleasurable stay.
“We are offering a totally new hotel experience for everyone, indeed, a refreshing Widus lifestyle to keep,” shared Alfred Reyes Widus general manager.
One can experience utmost excitement as they try their luck at Widus Casino, an approximately 4,500 square meter Las Vegas-style gaming space featuring 150 slot machines and 25 gaming tables where one can play baccarat, blackjack, pontoon, roulette, poker and other games.
For some fun under the sun, guests can also engage in sports and recreations at the gym, or at the pool. Superb relaxation for those aching to have some pampering will surely enjoy Aisia Spa services. Local tourist attractions are also very much accessible within the area alongside the numerous Duty Free Shops and malls for those last-minute shopping sprees.
Celebrations, business functions, and special events are also made more memorable and convenient at Widus Convention Center. One can choose from its main hall, Vegas, or its six specialized function rooms: Macau, Nevada, Atlantic, Dakota, Monaco and Reno. Depending on the target seating capacity, a hall can be transformed into a classroom or even a theater style set-up which can accommodate 650 people. With its state-of-the-art facilities, WCC hosted respective meetings for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings in Clark.
Living up to its commitment to continuously redefine luxury, Widus also delights its patrons with gastronomical indulgences with its diverse food and beverage outlets: Salt, Malt, Prism Lounge and W Lounge.
World-Class Fine Dining Experience
Satiating palates in the north is Widus’ new addition to Pampanga’s already widely acclaimed culinary fame, this time in the fine dining scene: Peppers 21.
A first of its kind in Central Luzon, the fine dining steakhouse created a bold yet impressive introduction when the world famous 21 day dry-aged steak premiered on its opening last March.
“We aim to give only the best luxury lifestyle as we bring in world-class fine dining experience here at Widus with Peppers 21,” Reyes shared.
The 60-seat restaurant situated atop Widus Casino –overlooking the lush green landscapes of Clark, features tasteful modern contemporary design combined with relaxed plush interiors capped in elegant furnishing.
With limited seats, the place lends a sense of exclusivity to its guests. Romantic couples, on the other hand, can enjoy privacy at a special area in the restaurant which Reyes describes as an “ideal for those who would like to propose to their girlfriends.” While corporate accounts, or those who would come in groups for celebrations or business meetings could also be accommodated in two exclusive 20-person seating-capacity rooms.
Reyes said that the much talked about steakhouse is to set the bar high among other fine dining restaurants as it offers sophisticated yet approachable dining ambiance complemented by the attentive and gracious service.
21-Day Dry-Aged Goodness Cooks Its Way Up North!
Backed with an eclectic culinary experience from around the world, Widus Executive Chef Johnny Rodriguez crafted an indulgent menu that perfectly complements the restaurant’s polished look.
Part-Mexican and Part-American, Rodriguez trained in the kitchens of Shanghai, Los Angeles, Phuket, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., and Jakarta. He also honed his skills in Cebu, Bermuda and Netherland Antilles before bringing his culinary expertise to Clark where he broached the concept of dry-aging for a steakhouse.
“The menu is a blend of both classic favorites and rich modern day flavors which is highlighted by our world-class steaks featuring the in-house 21-day dry-aged Mulwarra grass-fed beef,” Rodriguez said.
Using only high-quality fresh ingredients sourced from both here and abroad, Rodriguez together with his culinary team carefully crafts the prime steaks in dry-aging chillers where select steaks are aged for 21 days –a feature which sets them aside from any steakhouse in the Philippines.
“Although wet-aged or regular prime cuts of steak are good in flavor and texture, dry-aged steaks, however, go through a process where its natural enzymes allow the meat to tenderize while developing an intensified and concentrated flavor resulting to that uniquely brown beefy roasted taste”, Rodriguez added.
Under Rodriguez’ tutelage, Peppers 21 kitchen is carried out by the capable hands of its resident sous chef, James Van Haght.
A charming British young talent from Cebu, Van Haght runs a live kitchen together with seasoned kitchen staff –making sure each plated food is always presented in superior quality and prepared in a manner that allows the intrinsic flavors of the ingredients to shine through.
“We make it a point that we do not only serve good food but excellent quality dishes which passed directly through me to assure that everything from the taste to the plating is exceptional,” Van Haght explained.
Although taking pride on being a pioneer of in-house dry-aging, Peppers 21 is far from being just another steakhouse.
“Aside from the steaks, the Foie Gras appetizer is a huge hit and as is the imported Jumbo Scallops wrapped in Jamon Serrano drizzled with truffle honey. The grilled New Zealand Frenched Lamb Rack seems to also be a popular choice,” Van Haght added.
Pepper 21 also offers an impressive selection of old-world and new world wine to add to the flavorful steaks and the myriad of dishes carefully prepared by their culinary team –surely the new go-to place of both steak lovers and wine enthusiasts.
For more information and updates about Peppers 21 call (045) 499-1000 or visit www.widus.com today.