The past few weeks have been fun for us corporate folks. We had a back-to-back long weekend giving us 4-days and 3-days workweeks one after the other. I know that the after effect of this led to spending more hours at work to catch up with the pending tasks but still, a break is a break and I truly enjoyed mine to the fullest. While half of Metro Manila were out of town or out of the country, Paul and I drove about 5km away from home to stay the night at the beautiful Manila Marriott Hotel. We have reached our travel quota for the year so we decided to just stay in town and to have that much needed R&R.
After filling up the forms, I was handed our keycard to our Executive Deluxe (Php. 10,300 estimate) room which was located at the 7th floor. This hotel only has 8 floors so being at the 7th is considered staying at one of the higher floors.
Our room package also includes access to the Executive Lounge where Paul and I hanged out at least 50% of our stay. More on that later on as I'd like to show you our room first.
I love how comfy our bed was! No tug-of-war happened as the sheets were big enough for the two of us. Our room overlooks the well-manicured garden of the hotel as well as part of NAIA 3. I love watching airplanes take off and land so this spot was just perfect for me.
Those who couldn't live without the internet will rejoice to know that each room has FREE WiFi internet access. I enjoyed connecting to my social networking sites all throughout my stay as I was able to update my friends on our amazing dinner and a lot more.
Marriott Executive Lounge
After touring the hotel and watching the kids play in the tub, Paul and I headed back up to the Executive Lounge to check their evening cocktail spread out.
Paul and I left the Executive Lounge around 6PM to get dressed for our dinner date at Cru. Let me tell you more about that on my next entry. All I can say for now is it was one of the best dates we've ever had so far. Right after dinner, we went back to the Executive Lounge to have our night cap. A cup of hot chocolate again for me and decaf coffee for him. We just love the service here as the staff quickly attends to our needs.
The morning after...
Paul had the Filipino breakfast fare complete with garlic rice, longganisa, tocino and egg. He just had a plate as he was still full from our hearty dinner the night before.
We were joined by my Mom and sister Pan who decided to drop by to have breakfast at the Marriott as well. Mom ordered a la carte while Pan availed of the Breakfast Buffet (Php. 1,200++) too. She had a blast! It's really annoying how someone like my sister can eat like there's no tomorrow and can stay so slim. Life is definitely NOT fair. :(
Pan had less than an hour to enjoy the buffet spread yet she really made the most of it. Enjoying the smoked salmon, Japanese sushi, Filipino breakfast, an omelet, more cheese and a piping hot Arroz Caldo. We all ended our meal with a plate of fresh fruits each.
After breakfast, Mommy and Pan bid us goodbye to head home while Paul and I took a nap before checking out. It was truly a fun and relaxing weekend spent making me a big fan of staycations.
Manila Marriott Hotel is located at No. 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex, Pasay City. Call them at 988-9999. Visit their website for rates and more information.