Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Manila Marriott Hotel – Pasay City

Manila Marriott Hotel

Lately, I’ve been dreaming of a heavenly slumber with no alarm clock to bother me (hello, old age). With plans of watching a musical play and a pumped up staycation at Manila Marriott Hotel, my travel buddies and I invaded Pasay City for a weekend of leisure, the titos and titas of Manila way.

Manila Marriott Hotel highlights luxury and comfort at their 342 well-appointed rooms and suites. It offers great dining options (CRU Steakhouse, Marriott Café, Java + and Greatroom), luxurious in-house amenities (Quan Spa, Marriott Hotel Manila Health Club, outdoor pool and whirlpool) and event spaces (Marriott Grand Ballroom). Entertainment centers and casinos are also right at your doorstep, nobody gets bored here. Located inside the Resorts World Complex, it’s just a few cartwheels away from Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (free airport shuttle is provided).

Manila Marriott Hotel

Coming from the northern part of the metro, me and my buddy availed of the free shuttle service from Resorts World Manila which was stationed at a popular fastfood chain (check info here). The hassle-free van ride brought us to Newport City in just one hour.

The lazy drizzly weather was just too perfect for my planned all-day snuggle into my luxurious bed at Manila Marriott Hotel, I couldn’t wait.

Manila Marriott Hotel Pool
Outdoor pool
Manila Marriott Hotel Quan Spa
Quan Spa
After passing through the baggage inspection at the sentry, we entered the exquisitely-decorated lobby where some of our friends were already waiting. The swanky light fixtures illuminated the grand atrium while black and gold hues warmly welcomed us as we reached the front desk; we were immediately assisted by the officer.

Manila Marriott Hotel Lobby

I handed him my identification card and proceeded with the booking confirmation. Checking in was a breeze and we were given out our keycards right away with a brief rundown of our special privileges (we upgraded from Deluxe to Executive Deluxe - check rates).

Manila Marriott Hotel Lobby

Manila Marriott Hotel Lobby

The keycard-secured lift was also in tune with the overall theme of the hotel. We found our room on the end of the elegant hallway.

Our lovely space for the night was an Executive Deluxe Room which features; a huge King-sized bed, in-room media and entertainment (High-speed wireless internet, iPod dock, 40” LCD T.V. and more), separate working desk with lamp, lounge chair with an ottoman, mini-bar, coffee and tea-making facilities and a pumped up closet (portable iron/ironing board, bathrobes and more).

Manila Marriott Hotel Deluxe Room
Executive Deluxe Room
Manila Marriott Hotel Deluxe Room

Manila Marriott Hotel Deluxe Room
I need to work but the bed is calling me
The lush toilet and bath opens up to the bedroom with its floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The movable panel automatically closes with one push of a button for intimate bath time. The marbled counter top contains the toiletries that were all provided for. I also love the handy hair dryer and lighted magnified vanity mirror.

Manila Marriott Hotel Deluxe Room

Manila Marriott Hotel Deluxe Room
Lighted magnified vanity mirror is love!
The spacious shower area housed the freestanding tub and hot and cold rain shower. 

Manila Marriott Hotel Deluxe Room

Manila Marriott Hotel Deluxe Room
Spell honeymoon
Our room provided a homey feel. Like you wanna just slumber the whole day and snuggle down inside the comfy duvet and fluffy pillows. The manually-controlled air conditioning was always set at twenty degrees, my safest temperature before I get chills.

What made our room more special was that we had an exclusive access to the Executive Lounge located at the 8th floor. We enjoyed an all-day pass with complimentary drinks and snacks, breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and evening snacks. You could easily avail these exclusive privileges when you upgrade upon booking.

Manila Marriott Hotel Executive Lounge
Cocktails
Manila Marriott Hotel Executive Lounge
Afternoon Tea
Manila Marriott Hotel Executive Lounge
Cocktails
Manila Marriott Hotel Executive Lounge
View from the Executive Lounge
The group enjoyed a musical theater performance at the nearby Newport Theater. We strolled some more inside the mall until midnight (I was startled upon learning this, very tita of Manila, I know).

Bituing Walang Ningning The Musical
Not!
We woke up the next day feeling sluggish (thanks to our last night’s booze) and were literally dragging ourselves to Marriott Café for the buffet breakfast (we chose to dine here rather than the lounge).

Manila Marriott Hotel Buffet Breakfast
Long table
I hurriedly went back to my room after the hefty breakfast and continued my trip back to dreamland. It was check out time and I was still motionless. I heeded my friend’s call to pack away and bid my last farewell to my lovely room.

Manila Marriott Hotel Deluxe Room
Luxurious 300-thread count sheets
The day turned out well as we continued our party at the swimming pool and the whirlpool. Manila Marriott Hotel provided a comfortable and luxurious stay for the group. Remarks were made on how great the bed was and how our bath time suddenly extended its usual time limit. Well, that’s just a perfect example of how titos and titas of Manila spend their staycation.

Manila Marriott Hotel Deluxe Room
Live. Love. Dream.

Manila Marriott Hotel (book online)
10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex,
Pasay City, Manila
Contact Number: (+63) 2.988.9999

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