One of my greatest luxuries is going on a hotel staycation. It’s like leaving your ordinary life behind and stepping into a world where you can walk to your favorite shopping destinations, order room service, have a great view of the city, and have a heater in the shower. Some of my favorite assignments are staycations (travel, too, because it means holing up in a five star hotel), and I go on my own dime every now and then.
Earlier this year, I was invited to stay over the Seda Hotel in Bonifacio Global City. I fell in love with the elegantly-designed lobby, the spacious room in neutral colors, and the Straight Up Bar in the roof deck with a great view of BGC.
Now, Seda is expanding its reach after it opened a hotel in Vertis North, becoming Quezon City’s largest hotel. Because of its size, Seda has plenty of room in terms of design and it did not disappoint.
The splendor begins the moment you enter the lobby. The high-ceilinged lobby has a tasteful design dotted with pieces and seating areas designed by Filipino designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Vito Selma. The paintings on the walls are by Jaime Zobel de Ayala.
Beyond the lobby is Misto, a 250-seat full-scale international restaurant with a show kitchen and a revolving buffet to suit the season and the guests’ tastes. Misto also has a warm design with tons of tables and large booths for more intimate gatherings.
Upstairs, there are 438 rooms and suites for the traveler or the staycationer. True to form, the hallways and the rooms are done in neutral colors to invoke a feeling of peace and serenity.
There are currently four types of rooms available: Deluxe Rooms, studio-style Premier Rooms, Club Rooms, and Suites with a separate master bedroom and living room.
The Deluxe Room is a comfortable space with the standard amenities. The Premier Room is slightly larger and features a bathtub perfect for relaxing after a long day of work or shopping.
The Suites come with impressive amenities, including a bath tub and a walk-in closet. The soon-to-be opened Presidential Suite will feature a master bedroom, a guest room, a living room, a bath tub, and a kitchenette.
Guests in Club Rooms, Suites, and the Presidential Suite have access to the Club Lounge, a luxurious area with a separate buffet breakfast, express check-ins and check-outs, afternoon tea and cocktails, all-day coffee, tea, and non-alcoholic beverages, iMac stations, work desks, reading materials, a wide-screen LED HDTV, and secretarial service.
Those who want to maximize their staycation in the hotel can make use of the pool. There’s also a spacious gym and a spa with a steam and sauna. The Straight Up rooftop bar is the perfect place to hang out after hours, with a homey feel and a cozy atmosphere. For those who want to explore the city, Vertis North and TriNoMa are just steps away from the hotel.
Other Seda properties are located in Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Nuvali, and Iloilo. A second tower is being added to the BGC hotel. More are expected to open in the next three years.
From July 1 to September 30, 2017, guests can check in at a Deluxe Room at Seda Vertis North for P6,600 nett a night with P1,000 worth of credits at Misto Restaurant. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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