• Family Staycation: Where to Go for the 8 Remaining Long Weekends in 2015

    Relax and spoil yourself a little in these raved-about hotels
  • The weekend is something every mom or dad who works 9-to-5, five days a week, looks forward to, and when it's a long weekend, even moreso!

    Thankfully, there are eight more long weekends happening this year:
    June 12-14 - Independence Day
    July 17-19 - Eid'l Fitr*
    August 21-23 - Ninoy Aquino Day
    August 29-31 - National Heroes Day
    September 24-27 - Eidul Adha*
    November 28-30 - Bonifacio Day
    December 24-27 - Christmas
    December 30-January 3 - New Year

    As such, why not indulge a little? Book a room and stay overnight in these hotels/resort for optimum rest, relaxation, and bonding time with the family for an experience you and the kids will never forget.

    Holiday Inn & Suites Makati : At the Center of Everything
    Not a lot of people are aware that a  hotel sits on top of the New Glorietta  Mall at Ayala Center in Makati. The Holiday Inn & Suites signage occupies but a narrow portion of the mall facade along Palm Drive, but it's the only one they scrimped on. On everything else, they went big.

    Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

    Upon arrival, one will be led to the fourth floor where the Front Desk is located. Service is prompt and effortlessly friendly, making one feel right at home.

    Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

    The rooms are well-appointed, and are fitted with thoughtful touches: free Wi-Fi connection, HDMI- and USB-to-TV plug-and-play outlets, activity kits (crayons and coloring pages) and a cute teddy bear to keep the kids entertained, adjustable bedside reading lights that allow one to read a book in bed without disturbing the others, and a choice of soft or firm pillows to ensure you get a good night's sleep in the soft, king-size bed.  

    Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

    Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

    You will not run out of dining options at the Holiday Inn & Suites with its three dining outlets: Flavors restaurant offers local and international favorites, including a child-friendly menu that encourages the young ones to try different cuisines.

    Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

    Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

    Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

    If you prefer to keep to your diet, there's Citron Lobby Bar which is unique in the sense that its menu is prepared according to blood type compatibility, without compromising your taste or satisfaction. Lastly, the Oz Bar is where mom and dad could escape to once the kids are asleep for a few drinks al fresco or a quick dip in the ample-sized pool. If you're still craving for a particular type of food, the hotel is literally a few steps away from the Glorietta Mall.

    Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

    There is much to be said about the facilities and amenities of the facilities of Holiday Inn & Suites, but what one remembers upon leaving its premises is how good its people made you feel: the personalized service (the housekeeping personnel on the floor greets guests by name), the warm hospitality, and the staff's genuine desire to please. "Stay impressed," its slogan says, and indeed we are.   

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    Holiday Inn & Suites Makati is located at the Glorietta Mall, Palm Drive, Ayala Center, Makati. To book a room, visit their website or Like their Facebook page.

    Text and watermarked photos by Lei Sison

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