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Shangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes

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I visited the office of Horizon Homes in Shangri-la Hotel Makati
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 And you can get a glimpse of how the interiors of the development will be.
The interiors of Shangri-la at the Fort are by Manny Samson. Manny Samson lived in LA for two decades and came back to live in Asia. He has done several projects all over the world, majority of which are in Asia. To name a few, St. Regis and Ritz Carlton in Bali, Shangri-la Mactan, Solaria Resorts and Casino and many more. He does only resorts and hotels. His style is subtle luxury. And according to Julie, there will be many Filipino materials and designs used in the development. Subtle luxury =class = Shangrila-la.  This is my friend Julie who is the Director of Sales and Marketing for this developmentShangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes (10)Shanrgila at the Fort Manila pre opening

Beautiful Chandelier that will be in the lobby of the hotelShangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes (4)

Pina barong material framed Shangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes (2)

Beside the hotel will be the residential part of the development and it is called Horizon HomesShangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes (11)

Subtle luxury is like this beautiful Mother of Pearl handle on the drawer of the cabinet Shangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes (5)

The other office of Horizon HomesShangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes (8)

Julie beside the model of Shangrila at the FortShangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes (6)

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 In exactly a year from now, the Horizon Homes will be turned over to the unit buyers and it will be 20 floors of residential condos with 98 units which includes the Penthouse unit. This will be on top of 41 floors of Shangri-La at the Fort.  We are looking forward to this new development because for sure this will be a beautiful one. The Kwoks are very hands on for this project so you can be assured of the quality that Shangri-la is known for. Shangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes (7)

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There will be a mall and a fitness club ( Kerry Sports )Shangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes 30th Street

Interiors by Manny Samson.  I like his concept of subtle luxury – it means beauty with class.  It means beauty without having to scream or brag about it.  It’s there but in a humble and quiet way.  Shangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes Manny Samson about

 

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Common area where the pool will be.  There will be function rooms which you can rent out to have private dinners and entertain guestsShangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes (1)

 If you are interested, give Julie a call.  They just opened up two more floors for sale.  This will be a very exclusive residence in the FortShangri-La at The Fort and Horizon Homes (3)

Aruga Residences by Rockwell

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I’ve always dreamt of living in Rockwell. It’s true when they say “Be careful what you wish for….dream for… or even worse …pray for!” Because today my dream came true :-)  I just checked in Aruga services apartments at the Edades Tower for a staycation and it’s so nice!!!!

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Aruga in Filipino means “exceptional care” I love it here.Aruga Residences Rockwell (26)

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I like serviced residences because it’s like staying in a hotel but in a more spacious and it’s  more relaxed environment because it’s like your home…. and without having to pay suite prices :-)Aruga Residences Rockwell (11)

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We stayed in a two bedroom so this is the other roomAruga Residences Rockwell (18)

And this is the Master BedroomAruga Residences Rockwell (19)

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They have a golf car to take you around Rockwell :-)Aruga Residences Rockwell (8)

My gosh! They even have an IT guy on standby. Very important for me! haha!! Good thing he gave me access for 5 devices haha!! Aruga Residences Rockwell (2)

 The beautiful swimming pool of Edades Tower and Garden Villas which is shared with the Aruga Serviced Apartments – 3rd level. We had a wonderful stay.  I want to live in Rockwell!!! Aruga Residences Rockwell (27)

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Very important!  :-)  Access to the mall right across Aruga Residences Rockwell (28)

 Secret passage from and to the Powerplant mall and Aruga serviced apartments.

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Aruga Residences Rockwell (4)You need your apartment key as access so it’s safe plus there’s a security guard  it’s right beside The Marketplace by Rustan’s so it’s so convenient!!! Love it here! Wait didn’t I just say that? :-)

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Bellevue Manila

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Staycation is the “in” thing now :-)  I am definitely joining this trend! haha!!  Checked in Bellevue Manila in Alabang.  After a wonderful experience in Bellevue Resort in Bohol,

Previous entry:  Bellevue Resort Bohol February 23, 2014

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There are two wings in this hotel- Main Tower and Tower WingBellevue Manila (18)

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Two bedroom suite Bellevue Manila (2)

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No need to go to the Spa because the Spa can go to you!Bellevue Manila (7)

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Second bedroom which is a connecting room to the suite Bellevue Manila (9)

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Each tower has its own pool.  This is in the Main Tower Bellevue Manila (19)

Where there is a Jing Monis Salon :-)Bellevue Manila (20)

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The other pool in the Tower WingBellevue Manila (23)

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ROMANTIC GETAWAY OFFERS FROM THE COUNTRY’S PREMIER BEACH HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS – DISCOVERY SHORES BORACAY OR CLUB PARADISE PALAWAN

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FROM YMV & ASSOCIATES - ROMANTIC GETAWAY OFFERS

ROMANTIC GETAWAY OFFERS

FROM THE COUNTRY’S PREMIER BEACH HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS –

DISCOVERY SHORES BORACAY OR CLUB PARADISE PALAWAN

  

This February and March, enjoy romantic getaway deals from the country’s premiere beach holiday destinations. 

Discovery Shores Boracay’s “Lovestruck” Package is a dreamy four-day and three-night romantic escape, designed just for two. Whether you are on your honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or looking to rekindle the romance, this dream romantic holiday can be yours, with a Php10,500++ discount from the published package rates, when you book a stay anytime this February to March.

You may choose to stay at a Junior, One Bedroom or One Bedroom Premiere Suite, inclusive of delightful daily buffet breakfast at Sands Restaurant, a romantic set dinner for two at Indigo Restaurant with a complimentary bottle of wine, a relaxing couple’s massage at the Terra Wellness Spa, an exciting 30-minute paraw sailing cruise, complimentary wine and cheese platter upon your arrival, and roundtrip boat and land transfers from and to the Boracay Airport in Caticlan.

Special package rates start at Php46,200++ (lean season), Php55,200++ (peak season) and Php65,700++ for a Junior Suite. Special package rates for One Bedroom Suite and One Bedroom Suite Premiere accommodations are also available.

Equally dreamy, CLUB PARADISE PALAWAN’s “All About Love” Package is a four-day and three-night romantic escape in the blissful honeymoon destination of Coron. This dream romantic getaway can be yours, with a Php9,000++ discount from the published package rates, when you book a stay anytime this February to March.

You may choose to stay at one of the three types of accommodations: the Hillside Room, Garden Suite or the Beachfront Cottage, inclusive of a delightful daily buffet breakfast and a hearty set dinner at the Ocean Restaurant, a special picnic lunch at the beachfront, a romantic moonlit dinner for two with a complimentary bottle of wine, a couple’s organic massage at the Glow Spa, and roundtrip boat and land transfers from and to the Francisco B. Reyes Airport in Busuanga.

Special package rates start at Php36,750++ (lean season), Php41,250++ (peak season), and Php53,250++ (super peak season) for a Hillside Room. Special package rates for Garden Suite and Beachfront Cottage accommodations are also available.

These special offers are valid until March 31, 2015, so why wait? Book your dream romantic escape now!

 

For inquiries and reservations, contact Discovery Shores Boracay at (+63 2) 720.8888 / (63 36) 288.4500, email dsbrsvn@discovery.com.ph or visit www.discoveryshoresboracay.com You may contact Club Paradise Palawan at (632) 719.6971 to 74, email at cp.reservations@discovery.com.ph or visit www.clubparadisepalawan.com.

Discovery Suites, Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay, Discovery Shores Boracay, Club Paradise Palawan, and Discovery Primea (opening first quarter 2015) are managed by The Discovery Leisure Company Inc (TDLCI). 

Back at Ananyana Resort Bohol

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To the right of Bellevue Resort Bohol is a public beach ( not maintained ) then there’s Ananyana where we stayed in 7 years ago.  We walked towards there to check it outBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (2)

 Ruela toured us around :-)  That day was a Tuesday and there had zero occupancy that day.  Imaging had we stayed there we would have had the whole place to ourselves! :-)  But maybe I would be too scared to be alone! hahaBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (8)

This place is owned by Emma, a friend of our friend Yvonne Back at Ananyana Resort Bohol (3)

The resort can accommodate 28 people only ( not including kids who can squeeze in the rooms ) So you can imagine the privacy.  We were a group of 25 a few years back and we practically had the whole place to ourselves.  It’s really perfect for a big group and you can claim it as yours :-)  during your stay Back at Ananyana Resort Bohol (1)

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There platforms are new – they were used for a wedding reception and they kept it – it’s beautiful because you can just hang out and lounge and enjoy the beautiful viewBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (5)

The owners villa which can be rented out also.  It’s the best because it is by the poolBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (6)

Two rooms on the ground floor for their kidsBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (14)

The Master Bedroom on the 2nd floor. Spotted immediately the Kenneth Cobonpue furnitureBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (10)

Bath tub on the side of the bedroomBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (11)

Bathroom behind the curtainsBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (12)

View from the balcony of the second floorBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (13)

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Picnic areaBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (9)

The rest of the roomsBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (18)

There are two family rooms Back at Ananyana Resort Bohol (19)

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And here are the other roomsBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (26)

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Dining room by the poolBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (7)

Outdoor dining
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Spotted again Kenneth CobonpueBack at Ananyana Resort Bohol (31)

Open kitchen
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Spa!!Back at Ananyana Resort Bohol (27)

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Emma the owner put this bed by the beach!  NICE!!  Back at Ananyana Resort Bohol (30)

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Bellevue Resort Bohol

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Every now and then it’s nice to just go away for a day or two.

We arrived at out destination – Bellevue Resort Bohol in just an hour and five minutes ( + 30 mins car ride ).  Thank you for hosting us Ryan Chan of Bellevue Resorts and Jane Go.  No need to travel so far to get away from it all.  So this trip is

1.)  A much needed break

2.)  A new adventure to take and

3.)  A way to celebrate  (Valentine’s Day )

 I made sure it rhymed! :-)   Bellevue Resort Bohol (2)

Bellevue Resort Bohol is the only 5 star resort in Bohol.  It’s relatively new and they have been around for around 2 years Bellevue Resort Bohol (3)

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Bellevue Resort Bohol (33)This is the view of the hotel from the beachBellevue Resort Bohol (27)

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 To the right is the area where you can have sports activitiesBellevue Resort Bohol (21)

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 I went to the end of Bellevue Resort to take this shot to shoe the resort and the beach.  It’s was low tide.  I love going to places during non peak periods because you have the place practically to yourself.  That’s the secret to having a quiet and peaceful breakBellevue Resort Bohol (22)

 Love these hammocks by the beachBellevue Resort Bohol (25)

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 There are security guards in different areas of the resort – In the hut is a guard and which marks also the border of the resort.  There is a security guard also on the other sideBellevue Resort Bohol (29)

The rooms are spacious considering this is just the regular room.  This is the deluxe room and it was very comfortable for us.  Each room in the resort has a balcony tooBellevue Resort Bohol (9)

Complimentary Beach bag :-)Bellevue Resort Bohol (11)

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Love the Acca Kappa toiletriesBellevue Resort Bohol (15)

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Lots of closet space!!!!Bellevue Resort Bohol (14)

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 Our view from the balcony- we had an Ocean View room which is in the East wing of the resortBellevue Resort Bohol (12)

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As soon as I arrived, I already spotted the best rooms in the place!  It’s here in the North Wing which are Beach front rooms.  The corner ones are the best because they face the beach directly and you have no obstructing room in front/  Request for room 220 and the best best would be the highest room 320 and they are junior suitesBellevue Resort Bohol (28)

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We wanted to see those rooms but they were of course occupied so we took a look at the Presidential Suite.  Bellevue Resort Bohol (34)

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View from the Jacuzzi of the Presidential SuiteBellevue Resort Bohol (36)

Take home gifts for me? :-)  Thank you Bellevue for a wonderful stay!!!Bellevue Resort Bohol (1)

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Andaz Hotel Room

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We checked out their rooms and found them to be spacious and so nice!!

As you enterAndaz Hotel Room (2)

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The view!!Andaz Hotel Room (10)

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The shower and bathtub are together with one common entrance.  If the tub overflows, not to worry it will flow over to the shower :-)Andaz Hotel Room (6)

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 Toto toilets! :-)Andaz Hotel Room (8)

Love the amenities!!!Andaz Hotel Room (11)

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Love the room slippers!!Andaz Hotel Room (13)

The bar which is complimentary! First time for me to see a complimentary bar!!!  Everything is free except for the hard drinks!Andaz Hotel Room (1)Take a look at this room in the website – what a view!!!!

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Andaz Hotel Toranomon Hills

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We heard about this new hotel in Toranomon Hills so we went to check it out!

How “hipster” are these valets at Andaz
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Beautiful modern interiorsAndaz Hotel Tornamon Hills (1)

This is the front desk – how “out of the box” :-)  Andaz Hotel Tornamon Hills (11)

Japanese crackers for anyone to take :-)Andaz Hotel Tornamon Hills (5)

Lounge where you can sit and hang out
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I am always watching this table :-)  They always have something to snack on here :-)Andaz Hotel Tornamon Hills (1)

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The flowers changed.  And as I was touching the arrangement to check if it was fresh, the staff told me, “we don’t put anything that is not fresh” :-)  This was the breakfast offeringAndaz Hotel Tornamon Hills (9)

Croissant and chocolate croissantAndaz Hotel Tornamon Hills (10)

Another time was doughnuts and a raspberry pastryAndaz Hotel Tornamon Hills (4)

CocktailsAndaz Hotel Tornamon Hills (7)

Canapes with salmon and caviarAndaz Hotel Tornamon Hills (8)Click below to go to their website

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Villas at Pangalusian Island

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Al took us immediately to our Villa when we arrived :-)  I am so glad he is efficient and we can ask him about anythingVillas at Pangalusian Island (1)

Villa Number on the ground – then go down steps to get to the villaVillas at Pangalusian Island (2)

James got a Pool Villa because he figured I am a “city girl” and won’t swim in the beach haha!!  This villa has access to the water if you go down the trail but it is not the main beach and there are rocks and stones.  But it is still very okay.
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Each villa has a foot bath :-)  Villas at Pangalusian Island (4)

This is the charm of the pool villa!!!  I have to say that this is the best in the resort only because of this view!Villas at Pangalusian Island (21)

You have your own private pool so you don’t have to go anymore to the pool where everyone is :-)  and by the pool is your own private view which is just amazing!!Villas at Pangalusian Island (5)

 You can see the beach from here :-) on the left sideVillas at Pangalusian Island (20)

All Villas look like this :-)  Interiors by Conrad Onglao  Villas at Pangalusian Island (6)

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 Love the hat which is complimentary :-)Villas at Pangalusian Island (8)

 Switches by the door.  The door is electronic so just press to lock or unlockVillas at Pangalusian Island (9)

 Ipod :-)Villas at Pangalusian Island (10)

Bar and deskVillas at Pangalusian Island (11)

Complimentary tumblers to bring water with you wherever you goVillas at Pangalusian Island (12)

Free local delicacies ( the three containers ) – just call if you want more! I like that! hahaVillas at Pangalusian Island (13)

The room is high ceiling until the bathroom which is at the back.  Its spacious and has a sofa :-)Villas at Pangalusian Island (14)

 Love the packagingVillas at Pangalusian Island (15)

Goodies inside the closet :-)Villas at Pangalusian Island (16)

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Wooden fish to put on the bed if you would like to change the sheets :-)  I saw this being sold in the resort shop :-)Villas at Pangalusian Island (19)Accomodation Villas Pangalusian Island EL Nido

 Beach Front Villas for those that want immediate access to the beach :-)  Villas at Pangalusian Island (23)

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Canopy Villas which are the treetop villas :-)  The view is also beautiful from up here.  We were transferred here on our third nightVillas at Pangalusian Island (24)

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 In the bathroom, instead of a sofa, it’s a tub :-)  Villas at Pangalusian Island (25)Kalaw Villa which is a cluster of 4 villas so it is good for a big family

kalaw villa pangalusian el nido 2kalaw villa pangalusian el nido 5  There is a nice lanai areakalaw villa pangalusian el nido 6 Private pool and a beautiful viewkalaw villa pangalusian el nido 3  Dining lounge which can fit up to 20 peoplekalaw villa pangalusian el nido 1

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