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Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria last-minute booking made possible via HotelQuickly


 “Consider it a lucky day, Dennise surprised me when she told me that I have a room upgrade to Executive Suite…“ I recently booked a last-minute best available room in Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria for an overnight stay during the last long weekend of the month through HotelQuickly app using the Free Nights booking reward. It was my first time spending overnight at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and this wouldn’t be made possible without the HotelQuickly app. Executive Suite Front desk officer Dennise Gallardo was simply accommodating from the start of our conversation. I showed her the booking confirmation on my device and she asked for my identification […]


Red Planet Hotels opens in Amorsolo, Makati


 The latest addition to Asia’s Value Hotels, Red Planet Amorsolo, brings the number of Red Planet rooms in the country to a total of 1,720, redefining the brand as the largest International hotel/operator in the Philippines. Serving tourists and local guests since 2011, Red Planet has been the go-to for budget and affordable overnight and extended stay in Asia. Red Planet has welcomed more than 3 million guests to its 24 hotels and has raised several rounds of capital from private investors and anticipates a future public listing in the region. Red Planet also owns and operates in Indonesia, Japan, […]


Weekend treat at Holiday Inn Manila Galleria


 Holiday Inn Manila Galleria provided us a wonderful 2 Twin Premiere Non-Smoking room overnight stay experience to celebrate Father’s Day, that falls on a Sunday,  last June 21st. The room comes with Buffet Breakfast at Fab Restaurant, which is located at the 4th floor, Holiday Inn Manila Galleria. It was our first time to stay in Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, which is a part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Check-in usually starts at 3PM. Me and my son arrived an hour earlier and we were welcomed at the reception as soon as I’ve mentioned the reservation made under my name. It took only less than 5 minutes and […]


The search for the first Virtus Awards awardees is now open


 Last May 28, the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association (HSMA) launched its first-ever Virtus Awards, the biggest and most prestigious sales and marketing competition in the travel and tourism industry in the Philippines. The announcement of the opening for the search of nominees and launching of the official website happened at Diamond Hotel and witnessed by HSMA and Virtus Awards officers together with special guests General Managers and Directors of Sales and Marketing of members of world-class properties, hotels and resorts in the country. The maiden competition launching also invited the presence of Tourism Promotions Board (TPBPHIL) COO Domingo Ramon ‘Chicoy’ […]


Breakfast Buffet meet-up at Nobu Restaurant


 Last week, I had the privilege to step inside the premier Nobu Restaurant located inside Nobu Hotel Manila of the newly-opened City of Dreams Manila entertainment hub in Pasay City. It was a breakfast meet-up with Marlon Hirsh, General Manager, Nobu Hotel Manila, who sat down with us, guest bloggers, during the entire breakfast. It was not just a breakfast presentation of Nobu Restaurant’s signature dishes but also a time to know more of Nobu Hotel Manila shared by our wonderful host, Marlon Hirsh. Before we started to scoop our way to the buffet station, Marlon already gave some tips and proudly […]

NEW WORLD HOTELS TO MANAGE NEW WORLD MANILA BAY HOTEL IN 2015. Photo sows one of the Executive Rooms of the upcoming hotel.

JUST IN! New World Manila Bay Hotel to be managed by New World Hotels in 2015


 We have just received an exciting updates regarding the opening of New World Manila Bay Hotel in 2015 and we couldn’t wait to share this with you. According to the announcement, New World Hotels, appointed by New Coast Hotel, Inc., will be managing New World Manila Bay Hotel effective 1 January 2015. Currently known as the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Casino Manila, New World Manila Bay Hotel will be the second hotel for the brand in the capital, joining New World Makati Hotel. This is going to be exciting and looks very promising that it makes a sure boom on tourism for the country. […]