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Efficient 24h Apartment Hotel in Makati

By: Elena Grace Flores

Makati (Photo credit: Puck777)

While contemplating the disasters happening in the Philippines, I can’t help remembering my previous accidental stay in a neighboring hotel in Makati – during one of the powerful floods that ever hit Luzon just last year.  Since our house in San Antonio Village cannot be accessed by my visiting friends from Cebu due to the flooded entrances – as they were scheduled at that time to arrive the next day, I searched over the internet for the best deals I could find. I found this 24h Apartment Hotel in Makati from Agoda. This video does not do justice with regards to my wonderful experience there:

24h Apartment Hotel, Makati, Philippines Hotel

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Apart from the 24h arrangement wherein you do not have to worry about check-in and check-out time because the 24 hours stay starts from the time you checked in and expires at the same time the next day – it was no sweat for me to take care of my guests. They were transported from and to the airport at minimal rate, good food were served anytime they need to dine, accommodated in a clean but well-equipped rooms and treated like a family member when safety measures were imposed during the calamity. Will write the details of the experience in my next blog. Try the 24h Apartment Hotel when visiting Makati.

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A Treat at Seda BGC

By: Elena Grace Flores
It was a nice Friday morning when I received a follow-up call from Genny Puno, the Communications Manager of Seda Hotel at Bonifacio Global City – advising me to arrive a bit earlier than lunch time because the restaurant that she reserved for us was expected to be full due to corporate group arrivals.

Going to BGC from Makati was supposed to be a quick ride – but it still took me 30 minutes for some reasons. Seda BGC is located at 30th Street cor. 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. I was greeted by the gentleman at the front desk who hooked me up with the host for that day.

Seda BGC
Seda BGC

Genny then ushered me to Misto, the restaurant for the lunch gathering along with two other media guests. This is where the hotel serves buffet breakfast daily and an Executive Lunch on weekdays. You can choose to sit indoor or outdoor. Stylized photographs cannot be ignored along with contemporary wall art and decors that enhance the neat look of the place.

It was refreshing to view the familiar selections on the buffet table. The salad greens were definitely chosen from organic botanical suppliers – as per the earthly freshness registering in my senses of sight and smell. Other selections although limited were obviously planned carefully but the steaming beef delicacy took majority of my interests. It was so tender, saucy and so good. Executive Chef Romualdo “Pepe” Castillo really did a good job in designing a well-coordinated package that one can’t refuse.

Deluxe Room
There was a great need to take a walk after the sumptuous meal – so going up to inspect the hotel rooms was not a bad idea. At this point, there’s no problem selling the Deluxe, Club and Suite rooms at an average rate of 4,500 Pesos. Published rates range from 6,000 to a bit more than 8,000 Pesos. Modern connectivity is an added value of the Deluxe rooms on top of the cozy furnishings and amenities. The Club rooms are more or less the same as the Deluxe rooms but with extended facility called the Executive Club Lounge. Personalized service is being offered here from check-in to refreshments. The kitchenette facilities are the attraction for the Suite rooms. This is where families can stay and enjoy the benefits of home cooked meals.

Straight Up Roof Deck Bar
Further on to the inspection was a short glimpse at the swimming pool area that is equipped with lockers and shower rooms. This was after the visit to the roof deck bar, the Straight Up. It was indeed a cool place for easy listening and cocktails – bur mind you, if you are a health enthusiast – the famous Filipino pork delicacy, Crispy Pata is being served here. It must be a treat while mesmerizing in this elevated magical setup overlooking the cityscape. Just limit your intake and you will be okay.

Seda BGC is indeed another profitable property of Ayala Land – being the first hotel to open in this well-developed Bonifacio Global City project – that caters mainly to travelling business executives and returning Filipino migrants. It was indeed a smooth visit as the name depicts – Seda is silk in the local vernacular. Wondering how it’s like in Seda Abreeza Davao and Seda Centrio CDO.

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