Hilton Manila recently launched ‘Staycay 2.0 Your Way’: a well-curated, worry-free family staycation experience highlighted by an overnight stay, exceptional culinary offerings at the hotel’s Kusina Sea Kitchens and Hua Yuan, and for Premium stays, upgrades such as pizza-making activity for kids, 3-hour use of the Vega Poolside Cabanas and use of a Polaroid camera to capture each memorable moment. Staycay 2.0 is part of Resorts World Manila 2.0 (RWM) property-wide initiative to further level-up customer service and overall RWM customer experience.Read more
The best treats are normally the ones you never really expect.
This is pretty much how I would put in a single sentence my short but sweet stay at Winford Hotel and Casino in Manila.
Little did I know that right smack in the middle of the bustling Manila scene, I would happen to chance upon a delightful escape that rivals the experience one gets from the usual, more established hotels in the metro.
I’m sure that some of you who probably live in and around Manila already know about Winford Hotel and Casino. It’s actually not hard to find since the place is strategically located just a stones throw away from commercial establishments and malls. But for someone like me who only passes through the busy city of Manila every so often, it was a truly pleasant surprise — even more pleasant when I experienced staying at Winford with my family for a couple of nights.
Boracay is one of the most visited islands in the Philippines. It is pretty much the go-to destination for locals and tourists alike not just for summer but all year round. And with good reason.
Just recently, Boracay has once again been named Conde Nast’s, “World’s Best Island”, which isn’t really any surprise to anyone who’s been to this breathtaking paradise. That’s why it’s no wonder that many of Boracay’s visitors come to its beautiful beaches to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and to de-stress.
But, let’s face it. With all the available accommodation options on the island, it really is quite difficult choosing which place to stay at. We all want to stretch our budget whenever we’re away on travel, right? But not to the point of compromising quality service, naturally. If you’re the type of person who is looking for the perfect balance of comfort and affordability, I’ve got just the right place for you.
This wonderful hotel which you can call your “home away from home” during your getaway is called, Azalea Boracay.
If you’ve been following my blog for a good amount of time now, you’re probably aware that last year, I had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful staycation at Midori Clark Hotel and Casino located in the Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga.
During my staycation here, I was able to try their Deluxe Room which I absolutely loved. Back then, they were still on soft opening… and yet, it didn’t feel like it since their service was amazing already.
Well, just a couple of days ago, I was able to visit Midori Clark Hotel and Casino again. And this time, I was able to stay at Midori’s highest room configuration — the MIDORI SUITE.
When it comes to hotels and finding a place where one can have a relaxing getaway, there are tons of options around. But there are only a few that really stand out no matter how brief one’s stay is.
One such place that impressed me a whole lot is the newly opened Somerset Alabang Manila. I had the pleasure of staying here just a couple of weeks ago and I must say, every praise I’ve heard that was said about this establishment is truly well deserved.
Although my stay at Somerset Alabang Manila was very brief (overnight, actually), I made sure to take advantage of the room we stayed in and make the most of the time we had.
When choosing a hotel to stay at with family, whether for a quick staycation or an extended reprieve from the busy work load, what are the major considerations that you take into account that affect your decision making?
Well, if you happen to be in Metro Manila and considering a place to take family to that’s logistically accessible and equally enjoyable to spend a couple of days at, you might want to put Hyatt City of Dreams Manila on your shortlist.
It seems like only bigger and better things are in store for the rapidly developing city of Angeles — particularly the Clark Freeport Zone.
With plans of moving airline terminals to this bustling location and a much talked about (and eagerly anticipated) rail transport system in the planning stages, everything appears to be looking up.
One such establishment that is slowly making its mark and drawing people from far and wide is the newly opened Midori Clark Hotel and Casino — a 9,000 square meter property located inside the Clark Freeport Zone.
Tagaytay is one place I never grow tired of visiting. It’s one of the best escape destinations that isn’t too far from Manila, making it easily accessible and convenient to travel to.
Apart from its pleasant climate, scenic Taal Lake and Volcano, and mouthwatering bulalo, I recently discovered a new restaurant that has given me more reason to keep on returning to Tagaytay — Amacena at One Tagaytay Place Hotel.
Amacena is an incredibly cozy and easygoing restaurant that boasts of a great selection of dishes carefully concocted and prepared by Executive Chef Luigi Muhlach. If his name sounds familiar, then you’re probably an ‘80s kid. Luigi Muhlach used to go by his childhood name — Igi Boy — a household name back in the day when his showbiz parents (and good friends of mine), Aga Muhlach and Janice de Belen, used to mention his name regularly on television.
My recent trip to the “Queen City of the South” to do a pre-opening visit to Vikings Luxury Buffet Cebu was a particularly pleasant one. Of course, much had to do with the amazing company I was with. But another reason why I enjoyed my trip so much was also because of the hotel I stayed in — Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu.
What’s in a name?
Well, if you’re an establishment that happens to be associated with the name, “Nobu”, then clearly a lot is riding on the reputation that precedes it.
When Nobu Hotel Manila first opened its doors last year together with City of Dreams Manila’s official coming out party, it immediately became one of the most talked about and much sought after hotels in the country. And with good reason.
Nobu has become a brand known for qualities such as beauty, comfort and attention to detail. Their restaurants and hotels constantly provide the kind of excellence that has made them the destination of choice of individuals who seek great food and impeccable service.
Nobu Hotel Manila, as with all other Nobu Hotels around the world, is inspired by world-renowned Chef, Nobu Matsuhisa, and his dazzling array of hip, modern restaurants. Partnering with him is none other than Academy award winning actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood producer Meir Teper. Their establishments are designed by the internationally-acclaimed Rockwell Group, whose hand also created the look and feel of Nobu restaurants throughout the world.
My wife and I were able to have a short but very fun staycation at Nobu Hotel Manila just recently and I just have to say, the experience was nothing short of incredible.
And if you’ve never stayed at Nobu Hotel Manila and have been wondering what to expect there, then you’ve come to the right place!