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G1 Lodge: Modernizing Cordilleran Architecture at the Heart of Baguio

Baguio is best known as the summer capital of the Philippines, and it continues to be one of the most favorite destinations of every Filipino traveler because of its cool, chilly weather all year round.

On my fourth trip to Baguio, I stumbled upon a relatively new and inexpensive hotel that still reflects the traditional Cordilleran culture and design that Baguio is known for. 

G1 LODGE
2 Leonard Wood Road Baguio City
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/G1LODGE/
Contact: +63 917 888 1864
Email: [email protected]

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#Hotels, Staycation

20 Best Staycations in Manila of the Decade (2020)! Part 1

We have experienced almost all the best hotel staycations in Manila in the last decade with our four boys.

Here’s to the family’s top ten memorable stays in the metro during the last ten years—from the grandest rooms, to the fanciest breakfasts and restaurants, to the most exciting pools and kids facilities, down to the most excellent service and spa treatments:

1. OKADA MANILA STAYCATION (Overall, the Best Staycation Experience in Manila!)

Dubbed as “Manila’s Grand Icon,” OKADA Manila in Entertainment City is a 44-hectare oceanfront Japanese Integrated Resort with a steel and glass facade.

It’s the flagship Okada Manila resort and the largest integrated resort in Manila, combining a 993-room Y-shaped hotel, 10 restaurants, 4522 square meters of ballroom and function rooms, Asia’s largest ultra-luxury indoor beach club and the world’s largest multicolor dancing water feature in one massive complex.

Read more: OKADA Manila: How to Experience the Best Family Staycation Ever @OkadaManila

Verdict:

Okada Manila is one of our family’s best staycations ever because they have the best rooms, the best spa, the best restaurants, not to mention an amazing fountain.

We enjoyed relaxing in the room in between the food trips in their restaurants. The Casino areas are off-limits for the kids so make sure to have a conversation with them explaining why.

This is an awesome place to create lasting memories celebrating life’s milestones and special occasions in Manila.

 

OKADA MANILA
Address
: New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City, 1701, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +632 8880 7555
Email: [email protected]
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FacebookOkada Manila
Instagram@okadamanila
Website: www.okadamanila.com

Rates:
The cheapest weekend rate for Premium King Suite: ₱ 32,000/night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Okada Manila’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Okada Manila (9.3 Superb ratings)*
Agoda.com | Okada Manila (9.2 Exceptional ratings)*

OKADA Staycation Series:
• OKADA MANILA: How to Experience the Best Staycation Ever?! @OkadaManila (2018)
• LA PIAZZA: Your Next Italian Romantic Date with an Awesome View of The Fountain @OkadaManila! (2017)
• COVE MANILA: Southeast Asia’s Biggest Beach Club & Nightclub! @OkadaManila (2017)
COVE MANILA: Sunday Brunch + Pool Party? @OkadaManila (2018)

 


* DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links where the site gets a commission if you decide to purchase from that link with no additional cost to you. We only feature awesome experiences on the site properly disclosed as sponsored or paid at our own expense. The commission will help the site continue our awesome service by paying for the website’s cost, maintenance and review expenses.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Thank you for the continued support!


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#Hotels, #Philippines, Palawan

SEDA LIO: Palawan’s First Sustainable 5-Star Resort


Seda Lio, the latest undertaking at the acclaimed Lio Tourism Estate, is a bold project that not only offers the best in luxury and relaxation but also happens to be the first fully sustainable resort in the Philippines.

It’s a wonderful beach resort that prides itself on responsible eco-tourism and sustainability in a country that is already feeling the effects of climate change.  This is why Seda Lio stands out as one of the best new resorts, and why it’s our pick for one of the top resorts to visit in the Philippines for 2020.


Let’s be perfectly honest, words like, sustainability, eco-friendliness, green-tourism, etc. are popular terms that have become a sort of catchphrase that clever marketers use to tap into an ever more environmentally conscious tourism industry. While the terms themselves may be tossed about to appeal to certain consumers, it’s always great to come across an establishment that actually puts these ideas into practice.

This is a big deal as the Philippine government is slowly in the process of rehabilitating the hundreds of tourist destinations in the country in a fight that hopes to preserve what little pristine real estate is left.  It’s an uphill battle that can be won with common sense and deep respect for the environment, putting Seda Lio at the forefront in a world trying to cope with man-made climate change.

 

SEDA LIO
Lio Tourism Estate
5313 El Nido, Palawan
Philippines
Phone: +632 7956 8888
Web: https://lio.sedahotels.com/
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @sedalioresort
Instagram: sedahotels

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#Hotels

Unplan Shinjuku: My First Capsule Hostel Experience in Japan

On all my trips across Japan, I’ve always wanted to stay in one of those tiny yet cool looking capsule hostels that you see all over Tokyo. You know, those small pod-like sleeping spaces that are just big enough to fit a single bed and a couple of your belongings.

Luckily, after our family vacation in Tokyo, I had an extra day and some alone time to spend a night in a popular capsule hostel in Shinjuku.

 

UNPLAN SHINJUKU
5-3-15 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan 160-0022
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @unplan_shinjuku/
Facebook: UNPLAN Shinjuku
Website: https://unplan.jp/shinjuku

Check out low Unplan Shinjuku rates and availability from their website.

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#Hotels, #Philippines

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo: Where to Stay in Iloilo!

The Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo, located just a stone’s throw away from Festive Walk shopping hub and right next door to the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), making it ideal for business travelers, vacation goers,  and participants of MICE events. Plus, the wedding of my cousin was in ICC, so it was the perfect hotel for my family to stay in during the preparations.

If you’re looking to enjoy upscale accommodation and world-class hospitality during your visit to Iloilo, checkout my staycation in Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo…

 

COURTYARD ILOILO
Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City 5000 Philippines
Telephone: +63 33 330 7600
Facebook: Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo
Instagram: @courtyardbymarriottiloilo
Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ilocy-courtyard-iloilo/

Check out low Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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Staycation

No. 8 China House: The Grand Hyatt Chinese Lauriat Experience!

The Grand Hyatt Staycation Series
Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC!
No. 8 China House: The Grand Hyatt Chinese Lauriat Experience!
The Cellar: The Best of Grand Hyatt’s Spanish Tapas Bar!
The Grand Kitchen: Guide to the Grand Buffet, Meatless Mondays and Sunday Brunch
The Peak by Grand Hyatt: A Sneak Peek of the Highest Restaurant in Manila!

No. 8 China House, named after its auspicious location on 8th Avenue in BGC,  is a modern Chinese restaurant serving fine Cantonese cuisine. This is one of the best lauriat experiences we had in Manila because of the exquisite interiors of its private rooms, the auto-rotate lazy susan table and its Cantonese specialty dishes.

Here are some tips on what to order and how to organize your next fine lauriat dining celebration…

No 8 China House
5th floor, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner, 35th St, Taguig
Operating Hours: Open Daily
Lunch: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Telephone: +632 8838-1234
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
Facebook: Grand Hyatt Manila
Website: Grand Hyatt No.8 China House

Check out low Grand Hyatt rates and availability from Booking.com.

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#Hotels, Staycation

Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC!

❗️As featured in 20 Best Staycations in Manila of the Decade (2020)!

The Grand Hyatt Manila is a most luxurious staycation in the tallest hotel in Manila located in a prestigious address along BGC’s 8th Avenue.

We loved hanging out in the rooms and the Grand Club lounge; going on a food trip from Cantonese food at No.8 China House, to Spanish food at The Cellar, to Western, Filipino and Vegetarian favorites at the Grand Kitchen; and relaxing at the Illume Spa.

Here’s our guide for your next grand family staycation experience in BGC:

 

Grand Hyatt Manila
Address: 8th Avenue corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Manila, Philippines, 1634
Telephone: +632 8838-1234
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
Facebook: Grand Hyatt Manila
Website: Grand Hyatt Manila

Rates: The cheapest weekend rate for Grand King: ₱ 8,500 /night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Grand Hyatt Manila’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Grand Hyatt Manila (9.0 Superb ratings)*
Agoda.com | Grand Hyatt Manila (9.0 Exceptional ratings)*

The Grand Hyatt Staycation Series
Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC!
No. 8 China House: The Grand Hyatt Chinese Lauriat Experience!
The Cellar: The Best of Grand Hyatt’s Spanish Tapas Bar!
The Grand Kitchen: Guide to the Grand Buffet, Meatless Mondays and Sunday Brunch
The Peak by Grand Hyatt: A Sneak Peek of the Highest Restaurant in Manila!

 


* DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links where the site gets a commission if you decide to purchase from that link with no additional cost to you. We only feature awesome experiences on the site properly disclosed as sponsored or paid at our own expense. The commission will help the site continue our awesome service by paying for the website’s cost, maintenance and review expenses.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Thank you for the continued support!


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#Hotels, Staycation

CRIMSON BORACAY: The Most Awesome Family Experience in Boracay!

We had the best family staycation ever on the island at Crimson Boracay because of its family-friendly foam party, the awesome villas with plunge pools, the food at Azure Beach Cafe and the never boring activities in this sprawling property in Station Zero. Best to just stay and enjoy the resort with the family throughout your stay.

Here’s our guide for your awesome family experience at Crimson Boracay…


First Things First

Crimson Boracay, designed by WATG (Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo), makes use of a geometric landscaped architecture that provides ocean views at every angle of the sloping property.

Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
Barangay Yapak, Boracay 5608 Philippines
Telephone: +63 (36) 669 5888
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
Instagram: @crimsonboracay

Check out low Crimson Boracay rates and availability.

The resort provides direct transfers from Caticlan port to Crimson Boracay in Station One using their own private speed boat service.

You get a warm drumbeat welcome as you take off your shoes, imbibe the Boracay vibe and walk towards your home villa at the resort.

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#Hotels, Staycation

Midori Hotel: Zen Living in a 5-star Luxury Hotel in Clark

Set in a lusciously green landscape in the rising business district of Clark, Pampanga, the Midori Hotel & Casino is one of the newest and biggest 5-star luxury hotel-casinos in the city.

It is located just 5-minutes away from Clark International airport, which caters to both domestic and international flights, and about 1.5 hours from Manila.

The hotel is positioned as the premier hotel in the North and is hailed as the new gateway to Clark.

MIDORI HOTEL & CASINO
Recto St, Clark Freeport, Angeles, Pampanga
Website: https://www.midorihotel.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midoriclarkhotel/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midorihotelcasino/
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +63 45 308 8888

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Staycation

The Sphere Manila x Little Flour Makati Staycation!

The Sphere Serviced Residences is a cool place to stay at the heart of Salcedo Village for your next family staycation in Makati. The rooms are bigger with a chic modern fit-out and a fully equipped kitchen to enjoy nice meals in the room.

Breakfast is served at the Little Four Cafe for an awesome morning start, and you can enjoy the cafe during lunch, dinner and dessert sessions. It’s a central place where you can have your business meetings around Makati, while your family enjoys the room and dining at Little Flour.

Check out our The Sphere Manila x Little flour staycation with the family.


First Things First

The 120-room serviced residences, owned by Singapore-based Six Stratos, is located on the 21st-26th floors of The Stratosphere.

The Sphere Serviced Residences
The Stratosphere 136 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati
Operated and managed by Hospitality Innovators, Inc. (HII)
Telephone: +632 8635-7288
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: The Sphere Serviced Residences
Instagram: @thespheremanila
Website: www.thespheremanila.com

Check out low The Sphere Manila rates and availability from Booking.com.

(L-R) Lisa Zakharka (Group Director), Alec Yatco (The Sphere Operations Manager), Luis C. Monserrat (HII Founder and CEO), Mitzi Gonzales, Agnes A. Luna (HII Executive Vice President and CFO)

There are 20 well-appointed studio and one-bedroom suites per floor, all managed by Hospitality Innovators, Inc. (HII).

The Stratosphere lobby, sandwiched by Starbucks and Little Flour Cafe, also serves as the check-in counter of The Sphere.

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