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December 22, 2015

A Different Kind of Foodie Staycation @DiscoveryPrimea

December 22, 2015

A Different Kind of Foodie Staycation @DiscoveryPrimea




Update 6/29/2016: FLAME: A Burning Passion for Modern European Food with an Asian Twist! @DiscoveryPrimea

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Discovery Primea is a leading luxury residential service hotel and one of the best places for a staycation in Makati.

We love the breakfast at Tapenade, the awesome view of the Makati skyline from the infinity pool, and the unique Hammam Turkish bath experience at Terazi Spa.

Check out this different kind of foodie staycation at Discovery Primea... 

 

DISCOVERY PRIMEA
6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1226, Philippines
Telephone: +632 955-8888
Website: www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com
Facebook: Discovery Primea Makati
Twitter: @PrimeaMakati

 




PRIMEA SUITE ROOM 914

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The premier suite room is a 94 sqm suite with a living room...

 

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...a spacious work area with complimentary high-speed WiFi access...

 

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...a fully furnished kitchen, washer/dryer, and a dining area...

 

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...a master's bedroom with super comfy Discovery Primea Hypoallergenic Goose Feather Mattress...

 

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...this view of the pool, Urdaneta Village, and the Makati skyline...

 

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...a luxurious bathroom for the family with 19" LED TV...

 

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...and The White Company premium bath amenities!

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We usually bring our Playstation to have the boys play interactive games on the 46" LED big screen.

 

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Here's the second bedroom for our boys.

 

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Bathrobes and safety deposit box for the laptop and other valuables.

 

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Shoe horn and fluffy slippers.

 

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There's a second toilet outside the rooms for guest use.

 

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Art Attack surprise for the kids and...

 

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...a chocolate welcome treat!

 

TAPENADE BREAKFAST

We look forward to breakfast at Discovery Primea. Here are some tips to make your morning awesome...

Discovery Primea Mornings-24.jpgDiscovery Primea's Gourmet Breakfast (P1,100 +10% service charge +local tax). Check out the menu.

Begin with your choice of fresh or chilled juices, coffee or tea, seasonal fruits, followed by a continental breakfast selection, and your choice of morning entree.

 

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The salad room at Tapenade is converted into a curated breakfast buffet.

 

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Drink-all-you-can Yakult!

 

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Tapenade's signature salad bar.

 

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Cheeses from Davao, cold cuts, nuts, and preserved fruits for your salad.

 

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We love the fresh vegetable salad and fruits in the morning to kick-off our day!

 

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We tried most of the items on the breakfast menu during our stay. Here are our favorites...

 

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★ Australian Wagyu Beef Tapa with soft boiled eggs, homemade papaya pickle, garlic jasmine rice. 

The tapa is tender and very tasty. Best eaten with rice mixed with the soft boiled egg.

 

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Primea Eggs Benedict with Jamon serrano, toasted English muffins, tomato hollandaise.

The English muffins are a bit heavy. It's best to eat this while the tomato hollandaise sauce is hot! 

 

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Lucban Longanisa "Picadillo" with Crispy potatoes, EVOO fried eggs, garlic jasmine rice.

Naked longganisa topped with fried eggs.

 

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★ Double Smoked Bacon & Leek Quiche. Gruyere cheese, baby greens.

A big slice of quiche with the best ingredients--double smoked bacon and Gruyere cheese.

 

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★ Primea's French Toast. Homemade brioche, maple syrup, strawberries.

I like the cubed presentation of the brioche that is ready to eat in one big bite. 

 

IN-ROOM DINING

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Sometimes it's also nice to just stay in your room and have a good breakfast there.

 

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Egg White Frittata with Zucchini, grilled asparagus, piquillo pepper soffrito.

A super healthy breakfast choice.

 

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Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries, maple syrup, homemade lemon curd.

Thin pancakes made special with ricotta cheese.

 

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"Tinapa" Omelette. Smoked fish flakes, chives, roasted bell pepper salsa.

The omelette is mixed with tasty chunks of smoked fish.

 

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You can also order Chinese congee or this Arroz Caldo.

 

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★ New York City Bagel. Smoked salmon, chive cream cheese, cherry tomatoes, capers.

Ideal for breakfast on the go--all the right ingredients in a bagel sandwich.

 

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When you are inside Discovery Primea, it feels like a different world from the Ayala Ave traffic and Glorietta mall across it.

 

AWESOME EXPERIENCES

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You can take your time during tea at the Gilarmi lounge.

 

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You can choose from a wide selection of TWG Tea.

 

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Enjoy your tea over good conversations with your friends.

  

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It was awesome to know that this is the only hotel with a beautiful chapel! 

 

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You can hear 10 am Sunday Mass and be blessed without leaving the hotel.

 

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Primea's Christmas Tree and Caroling for the Holiday Season.

 

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Don't miss swimming in the 20-meter heated infinity pool on the 3rd floor, which is open from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

 

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Our boys enjoyed the Jacuzzi area in the pool.

 

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The fully furnished gym with friendly staff.

 

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Store with curio items and curated lifestyle stuff.

 

TERAZI SPA

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Terazi Spa Menu. You have to make sure to reserve your Hammam Turkish Bath with signature massage when you book your stay.

 

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Reserve the romantic couple's room...

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...with a well-placed bath tub and bathroom setup.

 

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The therapist gives you the peshtemal cloth to cover your body for a 10-minute excessive steam with a room temperature of 85-100 F.

 

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Your heart rate can double so they require you to regularly douse yourself with cold water. Iced lemon water and an ice pack are provided to cool you down and hydrate you.

 

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Then your entire body is scrubbed while lying down on the heated marble stone bed. Nothing is spared--all your dead skin is removed and it feels so good!

To moisturize your new skin, a bubble bath with Castile soap is poured all over your body. Finally, it is washed off with a gentle massage and warm water. 

  

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DISCOVERY PRIMEA
6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1226, Philippines
Telephone: +632 955-8888
Website: www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com
Facebook: Discovery Primea Makati
Twitter: @PrimeaMakati

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Disclosure: Our staycation was courtesy of Discovery Primea. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Thank you to our friends from Discovery Primea for the awesome staycation and for these Christmas treasure box treats!

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