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Crown Towers at City of Dreams Manila Offers Bespoke Staycation Experiences

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 At the Crown Towers in City of Dreams Manila, a truly memorable experience awaits couples and families as luxurious and comprehensive packages allow for a meaningful celebration of life’s precious moments with those who matter most. From August 1 to December 15, 2015, newlyweds and couples can avail of a romantic and relaxing retreat package, “Dream Honeymoon”, while families are in for an exhilarating treat with the “Family Dream Staycation”.

For Couples: Dream Honeymoon

Newlyweds going on Honeymoon or couples seeking an oasis of respite from the hustle and bustle of the city can avail of a romantic package for two called “Dream Honeymoon”, couples can avail of either a luxuriously-appointed Executive Suite, or Deluxe Pool Villa, both of which come with a personal butler available ‘round-the-clock, ensuring personalized service throughout the guests’ stay. Upon check-in, guests are welcomed with complimentary sparkling wine and chocolate pralines, and can enjoy a drawn bath with petals in the evening. Breakfast for two at the hotel’s lobby lounge, Crystal Lounge, is also included in the package.

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Couples who avail of the package are likewise entitled to a one hour massage inside their suite or villa, or at the Crown Spa’s treatment rooms. Guests can upgrade their treatment room to a Spa Suite for an additional fee, which comes with a private shower, soft seating, and soaker tub. For optimum relaxation and wellness, steam rooms, saunas and vitality pools are located in the men’s and women’s separate locker rooms.

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To cap off a perfect evening, the couples package includes a PhP 3,000 net dining credit in any of Crown Towers’ fine selection of restaurants: The Tasting Room, for Modern European cuisine via a personalized degustation menu prepared by Chef de Cuisine and 2-star Michelin Chef William Mahi; Crystal Dragon, for premium Cantonese and regional Chinese cuisine by Chef de Cuisine Chan Choo Kean; Crystal Lounge, for a wide selection of premium spirits and afternoon tea treats; Breezes, the hotel’s poolside bar; and Signature Club Dining, exclusive to Signature Club members. The dining credits may also be availed of for in-room dining.

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“Dream Honeymoon” is available at PhP33,000 nett for a 166 sqm Executive Suite, and at PhP40,000 nett for a 145 sqm Pool Villa, which also offers an outdoor patio and sitting area.

For Families: Family Dream Staycation

Mom and dad also have ample time to unwind with their kids on a fun-filled vacation with the “Family Dream Staycation” package. A one night stay offers 24-hour butler service, along with breakfast at Crown Towers’ Crystal Lounge for two adults and two children 12 years and below. Welcome treats await the family, along with a complimentary teddy bear for each child as a turndown amenity. For the ultimate family bonding experience, the package includes complimentary four-hour passes to DreamPlay, the DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space featuring attractions inspired by DreamWorks movie franchises such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon. The passes provided are for two adults and two kids below 18 years old.

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The “Family Dream Staycation” is priced at PhP 25,000 net for the Executive Suite, and PhP32,000 net for the Pool Villa. The package is priced for two adults and two children 12 years and below.

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Crown Towers: Luxury at its Finest

Crown Towers is City of Dreams Manila’s luxury hotel, with 274 rooms, suites and villas, and offers a distinctive experience for those seeking refinement in every aspect of their stay. With interiors designed by world-renowned architect Michael Fiebrich, Crown Towers’ luxuriously appointed rooms and stylish spaces exude warmth and elegance. Its bespoke service, coupled with highly-trained, multi-lingual staff, cater to the most discerning of travelers.

The hotel is comprised of two towers: Tower Suites, and Resort Tower. Tower Suites has 80 rooms, suites and villas, each with round-the-clock, 1:1 butler services. Villa guests also have the option of choosing from eight room amenity brands, including: Hermes, Acqua di Parma, Salvatore Ferragamo, L’Occitane, Ren, Bulgari Green, Bulgari White, and Chopard.

600-thread count sheets beckon guests to take a revitalizing nap before heading out to the free-form swimming pool where they are welcomed with a hydrating Evian spritzer, a refreshing smoothie or fruit snack, and a complimentary loan of Christian Dior sunglasses for women and Ray-Ban eyewear for men. Guests may likewise reserve one of four poolside cabanas for up to four hours at a moderate fee which comes with lounge seating; a flat screen TV; access to the Crown Spa’s wet areas, such as the vitality pool and steam room; a complimentary jug of the juice or smoothie of the day; and a serving of fruits.

Fitness enthusiasts are also entitled to complimentary training consultations and sessions exclusive to Crown Tower’s guests at the fitness center, replete with state-of-the-art equipment from Precore.

Crown Towers at City of Dreams Manila elevates the ideal staycation experience by offering a mix of leisure, dining and entertainment venues, ideal for both couples and families. Guests are ensured of a comprehensive and memorable vacation nestled within the conveniences of the city’s thriving pulse.

Interested parties may book a reservation online through City of Dreams Manila’s website www.cityofdreams.com.ph, call 800 8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com.

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So nice to visit the new Crown Towers in City of Dreams

Crown Towers Manila is comprised of two towers. Tower Suites has 80 rooms, where 7 lavish villas are located. Rooms at the Tower Suites range from 53 to 56 square meters for the Crown Deluxe Category and 66 square meters for the Crown Premier. Suites, meanwhile, range from 102 square meters for the Junior Suite, and go up to 166 suites for the Junior Suite. Two Pool Villas are 166 square meters in size. The Crown Villa is spacious at 453 square meters. Meanwhile, the lavish Presidential Villa is a bi-level retreat with its own spa, and is 548 square meters in size. The Resorts Tower, meanwhile, offers 174 chic, spacious rooms. A Superior King or Queen room is at 36 square meters; a Resort Deluxe room is at 50 square meters, and the Resort Suite ranges from 74 to 82 square meters.
Its 254 rooms, suites and villas feature complimentary, high-speed Internet access; flat-screen smart TVs; telephones with personal voice mail; JBL docking stations; and luxurious bathroom amenities.

The Tower Suites at Crown Towers assures its guests of a personalized and pampered stay, ensured by round-the-clock, 1:1 butler service. Villa guests can likewise choose among 8 room amenity brands, including: Hermes, Acqua di Parma, Salvatorre Ferragamo, L’Occitane, Ren, Bulgari Green, Bulgari White, and Chopard.

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The Presidential Villa of the Crown Towers Hotel at has its own spa, it’s own gym with a Treadmill, an elevator to go up and down the villa and 2 guest rooms
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 View from the Presidential Villa of the Crown Towers Hotel at City of Dreams.  No one has stayed here yet since its newly opened, it’s 549 sq meters, 2 floors, 3 bedrooms, dining room and living room, pantry, patio and costs P340,000.00 a nightCrown Towers City of Dreams (15)

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City of Dreams Manila is a lavish integrated resort & casino featuring a dazzling array of entertainment & attractions, 3 award-winning hotels and exquisite dining & shopping destinations, located at the heart of Entertainment City, by Manila Bay.

City of Dreams Manila is a lavish integrated resort & casino featuring a dazzling array of entertainment & attractions, 3 award-winning hotels and exquisite dining & shopping destinations, located at the heart of Entertainment City, by Manila Bay.

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This was one of my favourite spots during this visit to New York!!!  A friend was staying here so we visited him and took a tour as well of the hotel and it was just what I expected – BEAUTIFUL!Baccarat Hotel NYC (2)

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While waiting or before entering the elevators, make sure to look up!!Baccarat Hotel NYC (51)

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Even inside the elevators there are crystal candelabrasBaccarat Hotel NYC (6)

In the entrance of the rooms are Baccarat pieces encased on a pedestal
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A peek at the room.  The mirror is also a television :-) Baccarat Hotel NYC (9)

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We went to the Grand Salon
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BEAUTIFUL!
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Go further down the Grand Salon and there is a beautiful barBaccarat Hotel NYC (38)

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Inside the Grand Salon is a Petit SalonBaccarat Hotel NYC (42)

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Around the Henry Hotel

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Since the Henry Hotel is part of a compound of homes and occupies only 6 out of the 15 houses there, there are still other residents and other houses there

Like Jojie Lloren :-)  This is also where he meets his clients.
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Love old homes, you can never build them from scratch and they have so much historyAround the Henry Hotel (17)

Peeking through the window of Jojie Lloren’s home!! So nice!!!Around the Henry Hotel (3)

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 All the houses in the compound look the same but the ones renting may have changed or refurbished them a bit so they all have their own unique character

I don’t know whose home this is :-)Around the Henry Hotel (7)

There is a gallery there but we were not able to enter since it was closed the time we were there
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If you walk around the gallery, there are many works of art around the perimeter
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The Henry Hotel Manila

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We went to visit the new hotel of Hanky and Christine Lee. The Manila version of the The Henry of Cebu.  Exactly a year ago we visited the Henry hotel in Cebu which is the original and the first

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Here in Manila, it is a gated place so you can be assured of security.  This was a compound for a family with 15 houses.  Now they rent out 6 of the houses for The Henry Hotel
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The main house of the hotel which has the reception, the coffeeshop and some roomsThe Henry Hotel Manila (5)

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How cool are the people that work for The Henry Hotel :-)

Jisen who took us aroundThe Henry Hotel Manila (10)

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This is the Classic room.  Interiors by Eric ParasThe Henry Hotel Manila (20)

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All rooms more of less are the same – but the aparadors differ and are all vintage :-) but refurbished The Henry Hotel Manila (26)

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Each house has a suite which is on the ground floor The Henry Hotel Manila (32)

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More privacy as those bushes thicken :-)The Henry Hotel Manila (41)

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Interesting shower :-)  Its open and it is by the toilet The Henry Hotel Manila (37)

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Apt 1B in The Henry Hotel Manila

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We were at the US Embassy so after our morning there, we decided to have breakfast at Apt 1B which was nearby already.  We wanted to see the new Henry Hotel by Hanky and Christine and Apt 1B operates the coffeeshop of the hotel.  It is by the reception area- look for the secret door :-)Apt 1B in The Henry Hotel Manila (2)

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Villas at Banyan Tree

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There are three kinds of villas in Banyan Tree – depending on what view you like :-)  Beachfront for beach :-)  Lagoon Villa for Lagoon and mountain and Hillside Villa which is in the hill :-)  and overlooking the beach and the whole resortVillas at Banyan Tree (17)

Lagoon Villa – Each villa has a bike which you can use around the resort.  You can also call the golf car if you are lazy to bike! haha!!Villas at Banyan Tree (2)

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Hillside Villa – one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom.  This is really beautiful since it is on the mountain but its a bit far from the beach Villas at Banyan Tree (38)

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Another beautiful place discovered!!! This time in Central Vietnam.  If you want solitude, peace, relaxation and time away from the world, this is a good place to be :-)  It’s an hour and a half from Danang airport and there is nothing around the place, so you have no choice but to stay and just relax haha!!Banyan Tree (32)

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I love the lanterns!!!  This area is the land of the lanterns because they are near Hoi An where all the lanterns are manufactured

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There are two scenes here from the resort – Mountain and Sea – You can choose which side you prefer :-)
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Intercontinental Asiana Ho Chi Minh

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We wanted to stay in Park Hyatt hotel but it was under renovation.  So we stayed in Intercontinental Asiana which was also a bit in renovation mode but it was very okay.  We enjoyed our stay and the location is quite good since we just walked to the places we wanted to go to

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Logo being trimmed in the garden below :-)

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