What’s a perfect way to relax and enjoy the weekend? A staycation! Staycations are popular these days because it’s the easiest way to relax and unwind after a tiresome week at work or school. I love spending weekends with my family or friends and it’s even better when spent in a new environment whether for a quick or long vacation. For this entry, I’m sharing some of my experiences and thoughts on why you should consider Marco Polo Ortigas for your next staycation. Number one thing that I love most about Marco Polo Ortigas is its accessible location. It is situated in Ortigas Commercial Business District between Quezon City, Mandaluyong and Pasig City. This five-star hotel is surrounded by major shopping malls and entertainment areas such as SM Megamall, The Podium, Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Robinsons Galleria. During my stay I got to drop by Megamall just to stroll around for an hour and was able to get back to the hotel for just a quick 15-min taxi ride. Not to mention this hotel is also ideal for travelers and backpackers cos it’s just 15 kilometers away from the Ninoy International Airport.My family and I stayed at Marco Polo’s two premier and superior connecting rooms for three days and two nights. The first thing I noticed as I stepped inside our suite was the huge window with a beautiful overlooking the busy streets of Ortigas, neighboring the tall buildings and the breathtaking mountain views.Their rooms are very spacious, smells good and has a stunning classy interior design. The most important part of the room was the bed cos it’s very comfy and heavenly that we had a very relaxing sleep experience. Our stay wouldn’t be complete without their complimentary high-speed wifi internet service that is available all throughout the suites.Bedgasm (noun) A feeling of euphoria experienced when climbing ino bed at the end of a very long day lol =pthe bathroom in the premier room There’s nothing more relaxing than spending time in a beautiful bathroom. Every corner is very dreamy and luxurious!the bathroom in the superior roomminibar The next day we had our breakfast and lunch buffet at Cucina, the fashionable all-day dining with a seating capacity of 156, this restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner located at level 24 of the hotel. They offer delicious healthy buffet and an a la carte menu offering different Continental and Asian cuisines. What made me fascinated about the restaurant aside from their appetizing food was their interactive open kitchens showcasing specialties from around the world.
garlic rice /corned beef / bacon / salted egg / hot choco
breakfast plateslunchCucina is open daily for lunch from 12:00 NN to 2:30 PM and dinner from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Festive prices start at Php2,250 net per person, children aged 6 and below get to eat for free while children aged 7 to 12 years old are charged half the price. satisfying my sweet tooth with yummy desserts. Connect Lounge located on the 24th floor of the hotel is a place where you can enjoy an afternoon tea, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine with your family or friends. They also serve different snacks like dessert samplers, dim sums, dumplings, spring rolls, pork buns and a lot more. You can enjoy munching your favorite treats while browsing the internet using their fast Wi-Fi. It is located at the 24th floor sky lobby facing a breathtaking city view with a cozy ambiance.The three-tier stand that has a wide array of selections ranging from these scrumptious mini cakes, fresh sandwiches with colorful baguettes.
It is open from 2:00PM to 5:00PM on Mondays through Fridays, and from 2:00PM to 6:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays at Php 888, for two persons.
A contemporary specialty restaurant located on the 44th floor of the hotel tower which features authentic Cantonese cuisine and fresh seafood. Dinner is served
Night life at Marco Polo is located at Aperitivo – Vu’s sky bar and lounge. Vu’s, the first of its kind sky bar and lounge located at the topmost 45th floor of the hotel tower, is poised to be a signature Ortigas attraction with Manila sunset as a backdrop at the west side. The unobstructed view of the metro is definitely an additional catch bringing relaxation. A la carte is from Monday through Wednesday, and buffet from Thursday to Saturday, from 5 PM to 8 PM at Php 899 per person. Café Pronto is another hang out place in the hotel. It is definitely for coffee lovers where designer blends and aromatic coffees complement an array of savouries, sandwiches, chocolates, and a host of freshly baked confections. It has slowly become a go-to place for meetings and casual gatherings because of its delightful ambience without compromising the distinct hotel food and beverage service. Its well-engineered menu of food had been making diners visit it over and over together with monthly specials being prepared by the talented Café Pronto Kitchen Team. Café Pronto is open daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Display items like sandwiches, pastries and breads are on 50% off from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
For gym lovers, the hotel’s fitness centre is open for 24 hours. It also offers the best view of the Sierra Madre mountain ranges to motivate the guests and there are fruits and citrus-infused water are provided to guests, compliments of the hotel.The hotel also has spa where they offer treatments and massage services perfect for unwinding and relaxation. The indoor infinity pool of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is strategically situated on the 22nd level of the hotel tower overlooking the Ortigas cityscape.
Further details on Marco Polo Ortigas Manila are available at marcopolohotels.com.