SEDA NUVALI is a lakeside eco-lifestyle hotel by the AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts Group, located in the Nuvali area in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. SEDA is the Spanish word for silk. It also describes the seamless hospitality and service the brand is known for.
Here’s a guide to planning your awesome staycation in SEDA NUVALI…
From Taiwan’s L’Hotel de Chine Group comes PALAIS DE CHINE, a 5-star hotel inspired by the sophistication of Eastern Palaces with the elegance of their Western counterparts. It’s a visual treat to stay here. Best of all, it’s located in the heart of the transport hub in Taipei. 🙂
Here’s a photo essay of our stay in Palais De Chine…
PALAIS de CHINE Hotel Taipei No. 3 Sec. 1 Chengde Road Taipei 103 Taiwan, R.O.C. Telephone: +886 2 2181-9999 Email: [email protected]
AMARI WATERGATE is a 5-star hotel in Central Bangkok. It’s strategically located in front of Platinum Mall near the Pratunam shopping area.
I was a bit apprehensive about going to Bangkok because of the Martial Law situation there, but Amari Watergate gave me a warm Thai welcome. This erased all my doubts and fears about the safety and security in the capital.
Check out my Amari Watergate Bangkok experience…
AMARI WATERGATE HOTEL 847 Petchaburi Road, Pratunam, Rachatavi, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand 10400 Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Amari Watergate Hotel (aff link)
For a quick breakfast, order this grilled ham and cheese sandwich with a nice toasty cheese on top.
TLJ Breakfast (RM 12.9). Sunny side up, beef bacon, potatoes, a lice of sour dough with a side salad.
This is the western style breakfast, which is cooked upon order.
Spinach & Mushroom Cheese Panini (RM 16). Sauteed button mushroom & shitake mushroom & spinach with fresh mozzarella & emborg guoda cheese topped on sour dough with a side salad.
I personally like their paninis with a generous serving of ingredients and can be shared between two.
At night, you’ll see a lot of young people hanging out at the cafe.
The view of the Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail intersection at night.
The second floor is the restaurant section with a self-service counter.
My favorite spot is this library section of the cafe.
It’s nice to start your day in KL with a modern French cafe breakfast…a welcome break from the numerous hawker stalls outside. And most of the service staff at TLJ are Filipinos, which is always a treat. 🙂
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….
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 …
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…