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.
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.
Tucked away in the heart of Makati’s Central Business District, The Alpha Suites is possibly one of the most overlooked if not the best luxury serviced apartment in the city.
Offering a wide range of stylish, well-equipped suites that are more spacious and up-to-date than those of other neighboring luxury hotels, The Alpha Suites is not your typical staycation hotel in the block as it offers unbeatable value for such well thought out and designed interiors that millennials would surely enjoy.
Siama Hotel is one of the most visually stunning and beautifully designed hotels that we’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Inspired by the charming countryside of Sorsogon PHL, Siama seamlessly blends natural and modern architecture into a space that is calm and relaxed yet, at the same time, bold and welcoming.
Sustainability and nature, which are reflected throughout the entire hotel, were the main inspirations that went into the design.
Locally sourced materials were used in its construction, and great care was taken to ensure that the hotel has as small an impact on the surrounding environment as possible.
But looks alone isn’t what makes Siama one of our favorite hotels. The service and food are top-notch, and Siama is a great starting point if you plan to visit the many tourist attractions in Sorsogon.
Quietly tucked away on the outskirts of Sorsogon City in the Province of Bicol, Philippines, Siama is a destination perfect for those who appreciate nature, great food and great company.
Seda Abreeza Hotel is an urban lifestyle hotel located at the heart of Davao City, that’s conveniently just a pedestrian lane away from the upscale Abreeza Mall!
You’ll get that Filipino lifestyle experience whenever you’re staying at Ayala Land Inc.’s hotel brand, Seda. From indulging in Davao’s best flavors to modern accommodations, and notable amenities right in the middle of the city – that’s perfect for both business and leisure travelers.
Seda Hotels is a homegrown chain, currently holding eight other branches across the country – Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Quezon City, Nuvali, Taguig and Davao. With a resort hotel set to soon in Palawan.
ASCOTT Makati is one of the best staycations I had in Metro Manila. Besides its convenient location amidst the busy Makati Central Business District and the Ayala Malls.
We love its spacious designer serviced apartments perfect for short- and long-term stays for business and family staycations who are after the feeling of home, but with a butler and 24-hour services and facilities.
I love to think of it as my own furnished apartment complete with my own kitchen, bedroom, living room and bathroom. They offer chic and sophisticated 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments as well as studio units perfect for traveling individuals.
Ascott Makati is managed by The Ascott Limited of Singapore, the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator.
amba Hotel is a homegrown hip business hotel that inspires creativity among local artists, promotes Taiwanese culture through local products and local eats and, most importantly, provides fast wifi connectivity.
There are three amba Hotel locations in Taipei—Ximending, Zhongshan and Songshan. You can hop from one location to another to experience the different neighborhoods of Taipei.
We all agree that this is the best place to stay in fun Taipei. Here’s why…
Holiday Inn Express, the first of its kind in the Philippines, opened this July 2018. Located in Newport City, the hotel provides convenience for smart and savvy business travelers with its close proximity to the airport. This differs from the Holiday Inn in Makati, as the Express focuses on limited services at a reasonable price.
Holiday Inn Express is a globally recognized brand that focuses on three things – safety, comfort, and service. The old Remington Hotel has been refurbished to match the look and feel of all HiEx branches across the world.
I stayed for a night to experience the convenience they have to offer…
Holiday Inn Express Newport Manila
Address: #1 Jasmine Drive, Resorts World Manila, Pasay Airport Area, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila Telephone: +63 (02) 908 8600 Email: [email protected] Website: www.hiexpress.com
Siargao Bleu, by far, is one of the better resorts we had the pleasure of staying in. The unique design and architecture perfectly encapsulate, the laid-back provincial feel of the entire island. And while it’s the only Triple-A resort in Siargao, the establishment doesn’t come off as too bourgie or high-class.
Perfect for a romantic getaway or with a small group of family or friends, Siargao Bleu is for people who love the island life and, at the same time, know how to relax in style.
Located at the heart of Siargao and minutes away from Cloud 9 Surfing, the resort draws guests from all around the world.
Surfing season is the busiest time in Siargao and the resort is typically booked. The popularity of Siargao Bleu makes it one of the most frequented resorts on the island so booking ahead of time is recommended.