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Hotel Celeste

What made Bea’s 9th birthday even more memorable, apart from her videoke playdate with friends, was our overnight stay at Hotel Celeste — a posh boutique hotel in Makati with one-of-a-kind rooms that combine sophistication and utmost comfort. Its modern European-inspired interior design and furnishings are truly awe-inspiring. The word “opulent” easily comes to mind. … Continue reading »

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Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

My parents just recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary or Ruby Anniversary (yes, I was a honeymoon baby!) and we thought of treating them to a nice hotel stay and a strictly-family anniversary lunch in Makati. They came all the way from Olongapo City, where I grew up and where they still reside, and I … Continue reading »

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Dusit Thani Manila

The “suite life” can be quite addicting — a luxury that’s really nice to enjoy once in a while. And I guess once you’ve tried a suite accommodation it’s hard to go back to standard hotel rooms. For our daughter Bea’s 8th birthday weekend, we decided to hole up in a hotel suite again and … Continue reading »

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Weekend at New World Hotel

I think the word staycation was especially coined because of people like my husband who hate going out of town for some relaxation and leisure time. A staycation, according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, is a vacation spent at home or nearby — which means, no long drives or airport hassles involved. With only about … Continue reading »

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The Mandarin Oriental Club Experience

Dear Mandarin Oriental Manila, You just don’t know what a tremendous blessing you have given me this year. I am one of the winners of your wonderful “MOMents in Our Family Tradition” photo contest which you hosted on facebook a few months ago. As the second place winner, I received a complimentary weekend stay at … Continue reading »

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