Paradise in Proximity: Luxury Staycations in the Heart of the Metro

Without leaving the city, you can unwind and relax in these nearby luxury staycations. A holiday doesn’t need to be hours away from the Metro.

Looking for a quick holiday without having to travel for hours? 

While it’s tempting to plan a vacation to destress from our day-to-day engagements, it would be very convenient to have closer options in the city. This saves time and maximizes your intention to disconnect from life, even just for a little while.

The good news is this: there are hidden gems in plain sight waiting for you, and they’re right in the heart of the metro! 

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Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s urban oasis

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila is the quintessential luxury retreat in Manila where you can have your very own oasis in between the hustle and bustle of the city. It is strategically placed in close proximity to retail, shopping, recreational and leisure. Its location brings guests to the converging cities of Mandaluyong, Pasig, San Juan, and Quezon City.

The hotel’s lush gardens surround the property with manicured greens surrounding its iconic lagoon swimming pool, making it the ideal destination for your next memorable holiday.

Azure waters of Edsa Shangri-La, Manila's lagoon-shaped pool
Azure waters of Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s lagoon-shaped pool/Photo via the Edsa Shangri-La, Manila official website

About 631 guestrooms and suites make up the hotel. The Tower Wing and the Garden Wing are Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s two wings. You can find the variety of their rooms here. Discerning guests get to enjoy elegance and comfort, thoughtful hospitality, and thorough safety and security upon checking in. 

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila's Executive Suite
Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s Executive Suite/Photo via the Edsa Shangri-La, Manila official website

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila also offers a wide range of dining experiences for guests with refined palates. It provides some of the city’s fine restaurants and bars. Guests can also enjoy high tea, wine buffets, gourmet snacking, and order cocktails and grilled food by the pool. Healthier options and special wellness menus are available for vegetarians at the hotel’s Chi, The Spa.

In the hotel, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment in conference and function rooms can be catered to guests’ needs. Edsa Shangri-La, Manila can also personalize your intimate affairs through their upscale events space. Visitors can expect elegant decor, banquet services, and the hotel’s finest beverage options.

Wellness activities and facilities for kids may also be availed in the hotel for your convenience and relaxation.

The Peninsula Manila Hotel’s luxury retreat

The Peninsula Manila is a five star luxury hotel that is located in Makati City, Manila’s central business district. Being in a business district lets its visitors easily unwind for a quick staycation yet stay connected with their professional lives. 

It is known as the “Jewel in the Capital’s Crown” for its presence in the country’s primary business district without straying away from being a haven of comfort, quality service, and fine cuisine.

Guests can choose rooms as they have a variety of spacious yet classy accommodations. You can check their rooms and rates right here.

The Peninsula Suite at The Peninsula Manila
The Peninsula Suite at The Peninsula Manila/Photo via The Peninsula Manila official website

The hotel also features facilities for elegant affairs and business occasions. They have enchanting venues for life celebrations such as weddings, and at the same time they have dedicated spaces for meetings and other business functions.

The Peninsula Manila provides wellness facilities such as spas, their swimming pool, and a fitness haven so that even while on a holiday, guests can keep up with their fitness lifestyles. 

Spa facilities at The Peninsula Manila
Spa facilities at The Peninsula Manila/Photo via The Peninsula Manila official website

They also feature several mouthwatering choices for dining, which ranges from Asian delights, to classic French, and eventually, modern global dining. Check their premium choices here to fit your palate’s needs.

Riverfront holidays at Novotel Suites Manila

Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua is nestled in a majestic riverfront development in between the cities of Mandaluyong and Makati. This latest luxury hotel held its soft opening in December, and is said to redefine the concept of an urban retreat.

With Century Properties’ venture in hospitality in partnership with Accor, a global powerhouse in the same industry, they have created an oasis in the middle of the city which combines grandeur and familiarity. This offers local and foreign travelers a remarkable vacation experience.

Guests can choose between four types of rooms: Standard, Deluxe, Superior, and Premier.

A king bed in a Premier Suite with gorgeous city and river views at Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua
A king bed in a Premier Suite with gorgeous city and river views/Photo via Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua
The infinity pool with chaises and sets of tables and chairs in Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua
The infinity pool with chaises and sets of tables and chairs/Photo via Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua

Their facilities include an infinity pool, their restaurant named Tempus, kids’ corner, fitness facilities, meeting rooms, private dining, and a movie theater.

Banner photo from Edsa Shangri-La, Manila

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