Onçe Islas: Your Complete Guide to Zamboanga City’s Eco-Cultural Isles

Posted on October 3, 2018

Dubbed “Asia’s Latin City”, Zamboanga City has long flaunted its strong Hispanic heritage as seen in its most famous historical landmark, the 17th-century colonial fortress Real Fuerza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza, and the Spanish-based Creole called Chavacano used as a lingua franca among the different ethnolinguistic groups in the city. Onçe Islas or Eleven Islands, however – a cluster of mostly uninhabited islands and islets belonging to the remote barangays of Panubigan and Dita, 40km northeast of theRead More

The Mini Suites at Eton Tower Makati: Cozy and Convenient Stay at Legazpi Village

Posted on August 5, 2018

After having reviewed The Mini Hotel, an affordable boutique hotel by Eton Properties on Hong Kong Island, I was thrilled to hear that the Mini hotel brand was opening in Makati City, Philippines! Housed in the 40-storey Eton Tower Makati, The Mini Suites is the only hotel conveniently linked to the Dela Rosa Pedestrian Overpass, providing easy, direct access – rain or shine – to neighboring office towers like The Enterprise Center and the Greenbelt shopping malls. Greenbelt 5, for example,Read More

Seda Capitol Central: The Place to Be in Bacolod City

Posted on July 31, 2018

Rising next to the Capitol Lagoon, it’s hard to miss Seda Capitol Central, the newest hotel to open its doors in the heart of Bacolod City. The 155-room hotel  is one of the key developments of Capitol Central, a rising government complex centered on the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol, currently co-managed by Ayala Land, which has bought up and leased properties in the area for various developments, including the soon-to-open Ayala Capitol Central Mall, located just a short walk away fromRead More

Mercure Jakarta Kota: A Classic Hotel Near The Historic Quarters of North Jakarta

Posted on July 28, 2018

Located near the historic core of Indonesia’s capital, Mercure Jakarta Kota is a great choice for those who want to explore the city’s heritage enclaves in North Jakarta like Glodok, the capital’s Chinatown, and Kota Tua, the old town where Dutch colonizers established the colonial outpost called Batavia. The 243-room accommodation – the first Mercure hotel in Indonesia – stands along the TransJakarta BRT line, conveniently linking it to the rest of the metropolis. In terms of decor and culinaryRead More

Keraton at The Plaza: Unrivaled Luxury in Central Jakarta

Posted on July 4, 2018

Want a taste of the high life in the Indonesian capital? Driving into the shopping district of central Jakarta, it’s hard to miss Keraton at The Plaza Hotel, which occupies the first 22 floors of a 51-storey skyscraper attached to Plaza Indonesia, one of the premier shopping malls in the city. Opened in 2011, the hotel became the first member of Starwood’s The Luxury Collection — a brand of high-end boutique properties — to launch in the country. Taking itsRead More

YOTEL Singapore: A Really Cool, Futuristic Hotel at Orchard Road

Posted on July 3, 2018

The coolest place to stay in Singapore has opened its doors along the shopping district of Orchard Road. The YOTEL brand launches its Asian flagship hotel in Singapore, after successfully opening in New York and Boston. Inspired by luxury airline travel, YOTEL Singapore marries stylish design with technology, producing a futuristic space-age accommodation with streamlined hallways lit by the purple glow of mood lights. YOTEL’s color palette and trendy design reminds me of W Bangkok. One will notice the high-techRead More