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The Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria — What to Expect?

The Crowne Plaza is a global brand and chain of business hotels managed by the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) which includes its more famous sister brand, the Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts.

Much like the one in the Philippines, they cater mostly to business travelers and operate in almost every major city in the world. Their hotels are usually located in city centers, business districts or airports.

Built-in 2014, The Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria is the first Crowne Plaza property in Manila. It is strategically located at the central business district of Ortigas Center, at the heart of Metro Manila in Pasig City.

 

THE CROWNE PLAZA MANILA GALLERIA
Ortigas Ave, Corner Asian Development Bank Ave, Quezon City
Website: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/quezon-city/mnlcp/hoteldetail
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +632 633-7222

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Family Escapades

Donatela Hotel Bohol: Aidan’s 14th Birthday Destination Celebration

We celebrated our son Aidan’s birthday in Donatela, one of the best resorts in Panglao Island, Bohol.

Donatela is a 7.5-hectare sprawling green resort integrated into a botanical garden with a cliff house view of Bohol Sea.

The blog started as a love letter to our would-be offsprings when our first son, Aidan, was born 14 years ago.

Here is a travel guide for those deciding to go on a destination birthday celebration in Bohol.

DONATELA HOTEL
Address: Km. 16 Hoyohoy Tawala, Panglao Bohol
Telephone: +63 38 510-8472
Mobile: +63 917 526-6001
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Donatela Hotel
Instagram@donatela.hotel
Websitehttps://www.donatelahotel.com/

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#Hotels, Family Escapades, Staycation

Sheraton Manila Hotel: Yugi’s 5th Birthday Staycation

Sheraton Manila is back and currently on soft opening, with the basic rooms and amenities opened. It’s a business hotel but with emphasis on Filipino Food and Family Fun while on business.

We celebrated Yugi’s 5th birthday at Sheraton Manila as requested by the little one. Here is a guide for those going on a celebration staycation experience at Sheraton…

 

Sheraton Hotel Manila (Across Naia 3)
Address: 80 Andrews Avenue, Pasay City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 902-1800
Facebook: Sheraton-Manila-Hotel
Website: www.marriott.com/sheraton-manila-hotel

Related Post: S Kitchen Sheraton Sunday Fiesta Buffet! @SheratonManila

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Travel, Bicol, Boracay Island, Dumaguete, Family Escapades, Siargao, Staycation

10 Best Hotel Resorts in the Philippines! (2019)

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The Philippines is arguably one of the best travel destinations in all of SE Asia, home to 36,289 km of beautiful coastline which includes some of the worlds most renowned reefs, beaches, and biodiversity. In fact, just this year, Siargao, Boracay, and Palawan islands have been ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (respectfully), as the “Top 5 Islands” in all of Aisa.  It’s not surprising then, that these prime locations are alluring to travelers from around the globe, people who want to sample the natural beauty of the Philippines.

2018 has been a great year for tourism in the Philippines and 2019 is projected to do even better.  So if you are planning a trip to the Philippines for 2019 here are our picks for the best Hotel Resorts to visit in the new year.

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#Hotels, Family Escapades

BALAY INDANG NEW YEAR: A 2015 Reflection on What Matters Most

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We usually escape to the cool weather of Tagaytay for New Year’s Eve. For us, it’s a time to rest and spend time with the family and welcome the coming year.

BALAY INDANG is more beautiful now compared to the time we first blogged about it in 2007 (Read: Balay Indang, The Red Ginger Farm and Garden). In 2013, they put up a sister B&B named after it’s founder–WILSON’S Tagaytay: A Secret Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Place in Tagaytay.

It was the perfect place to relax and reflect on the things that matter most and prepare for 2015. 

Here’s a photo essay of the highlights of our Balay Indang New Year, and my first ever family travel video…

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, #Travel, Baguio, Family Escapades

A MANOR at Camp John Hay Baguio Christmas! (A Photo Essay) @TheManor_CJH

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MANOR at Camp John Hay is one of the best places to spend Christmas in the Philippines. You get the cold December weather, log wood cabin accommodations, actual pine Christmas trees, and a romantic restaurant, Le Chef, to complete the festive experience.

Here’s a photo essay of our MANOR at Camp John Hay Baguio Christmas….

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#Hotels, Family Escapades

SOFITEL: Ultimate Foodie Staycation Experience! @SofitelManila

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We love SOFITEL because it’s the only hotel in Manila with a luxurious resort-like feel and an awesome view of the Manila Sunset. It’s also considered a Foodie Haven where one can experience Spiral, the Best Buffet in Manila, and explore authentic French cuisine and wine. It also has  Le Spa, which is one of the best couples spas in Manila today.

We got invited by Sofitel to check out the Ultimate Foodie Staycation experience in Manila …  

SOFITEL Staycation Series 2014

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Family Escapades

LE SPA: Secret Wine Lovers Treatment at Jardin d’Eden @SofitelManila

 Read First: LE SPA “Duo” Couples Romantic Ritual @ Sofitel

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LE SPA is our favorite spa for the most luxurious couples massage in Manila. We enjoyed our LE SPA “Duo” Couples Romantic Ritual in the Harmonie room last time.

For a limited time, Le Spa at Sofitel introduces a unique “Vinotherapy”, using the latest in wine cosmetics from Les Sources de Caudalie with traditional massage treatments. They also use organic beauty products from Thémaé, harnessing the power of tea for beauty rejuvenation.

Check out Le Spa’s Wine Lovers Treatment experience…

SOFITEL Staycation Series 2014

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#Restaurants, Family Escapades, Food

SPIRAL BUFFET: Our Top 10 Favorites in SPIRAL Sunday Brunch, the BEST Buffet in Town! @SpiralManila @SofitelManila

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SPIRAL is the gold standard for the most extensive and interactive gourmet dining buffet in Manila. A year after it was launched, it continues to be hailed by foodies as Manila’s BEST buffet. 

Here are our Top 10 Favorites in SPIRAL – the BEST buffet in town…

SOFITEL Staycation Series 2014

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#Restaurants, Family Escapades

LE BAR: Romantic French Dinner with Wine Pairing @SofitelManila

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LE BAR is the lobby bar of Sofitel Hotel, which is a bistro, music lounge, and Galette – Patisserie and Chocolaterie in one. It’s the best place to eat in Sofitel as an alternative to Spiral, where you can enjoy food and pair it with an extensive list of French and European wines. 

Check out the Romantic French Dinner with Wine Pairing at LE BAR…

SOFITEL Staycation Series 2014

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