PLACE OF COMFORT
A hotel offers a weekend respite in the heart of Makati’s business district
For a weekend of relaxation, Makati isn’t exactly a top-of-mind destination for vacationers. As one of the major hubs of business in Metro Manila, the city’s gray structures do not naturally evoke visions of languid pursuits, but behind the façade of commerce, Makati is a hospitable city that has more to offer than a firm handshake.
This holds true for Makati Diamond Residences, neslted in the heart of Makati’s business district. A straightforward place where business and pleasure come in a healthy mix, the hotel is a place of powerplay on weekdays that easily transforms into a place of comfort come weekends. Between the months of May and September, when the monsoon season rains down upon us, Makati Diamond Residences offers refuge within its walls for the ultimate staycation.
Guests who avail of the Ultimate Staycation package can look forward to the use of the hotel’s various amenities, starting off with breakfast for two at Alfred’s, named after Batman’s near-mythical butler, or, for the late riser, some takeaway snacks at Baked. Saturday can be spent exploring the hotel’s lifestyle areas like the Private Cinema, Lap Pool, Yoga Studio, and Fitness Center. For the health buff, complimentary personal training sessions and TRX classes are available.
For a rejuvenating precursor to the week, guests can spend their Sunday in the comfort of their beds with a hot beverage from TWG tea set up in the room and have a pick of their Sunday read from over 5,000 newspapers and magazines from Press Reader. If some pre-Monday prep is necessary, complimentary WiFi is also available, so connecting to your network for business or pleasure need not be a worry.
Makati is a playground for movers and shakers, but between business and pleasure, it can also be a place of repose. On days when home is a plane ride away, seek comfort in world-class lodges. While it’s true that there’s no place like home, it can also be said that there’s no place like a good, well-serviced hotel room. Makati Diamond Residences. 118 Legazpi St., Legazpi Vill., Makati City. (02) 317-0999. For more details, go to www.makatidiamond.com/ UltimateStaycation.
A WELL-DESIGNED SPACE IS NECESSARY TO SOOTHE THE MIND ON YOUR STAYCATION. MAKATI DIAMOND RESIDENCES' INTERIOR HAS A MASCULINE LOOK WITH CLEAN LINES AND AN ART DECO-INSPIRED LOBBY.