FAIRMONT MAKATI STAYCATION6:00 AM
They say that third's time the charm and I could not agree more - I am now spending a very relaxing weekend to usher in my birthday week in Fairmont Makati. As mentioned this is my third stay in this hotel this year. I spent two days during my first stay, one day on the second and three days this time around. Of all the hotels that I have stayed in here in Metro Manila, I could say that Fairmont Makati made me feel at home the most. Every employee is just so friendly and always armed with a cheery smile right from the moment that I arrive to the moment when you feel like you just don't want to leave.
Before I fill you in about my staycation, I just wanted to tell you upfront that Fairmont Makati is now one of my favorite home away from home.
Let's get started, shall we?
I got upgraded to the Fairmont Gold Room (thank you very much) because June is my birthday month and because I used my BPI Gold Mastercard to pay for my hotel bill. The Fairmont Gold experience begins the moment I arrived - check-in was at the private Fairmont Gold floor reception desk at the 7th level. Check-in is always very efficient and seamless. While waiting for my details to be documented, I am ushered in to one of the plush lounge chairs and offered coffee, tea or any drinks available plus a tempting selection of delicacies perfectly matched with afternoon tea amenities. This exclusive treat is available between 2PM to 4PM daily. Must try - calamansi and ube macarons - so delicate and flavorful.
If what I enumerated and showed you won't entice you to book your stay pronto then I don't know what will. Click the picture below to check hotel availability and rates.
The Fairmont Makati Gold Room
The room is cozy, clean and very comfy. I super love the bed and the pillows. All Fairmont Gold rooms have Stearns and Forster luxury beds. Sleep is a luxury for me and sleeping on this bed is my little piece of heaven in the city. I almost didn't want to leave the room. There is also an electronic control panel on one of the bedside tables thus you would not need to get up to turn off the lights. How convenient! The floor to ceiling windows, provides ample natural lighting as well.
Apart from the impeccable service, Fairmont Makati's bathroom is one of the reasons why I would keep coming back here to stay. The walls and floors are made of luxurious marble with a separate walk-in shower, tub and loo.
The Fairmont Makati Swimming Pool,
Gym and Willow Spa
The pool, gym and spa are located at the 4th level. This is where I go when I needed fresh air and refreshments. The pool bar also serves some quick cooking dishes and local and international drinks. Oh they also serve halo-halo inside a coconut.
The Macaron Bar
If you wanted to satisfy your craving for macarons - different colors and flavors, go down to the lobby and look for The Macaron Bar. I can almost guess that it will be your favorite macaron place from now on.
Fairmont Makati Gold Lounge
At the luxuriously designed Fairmont Gold Lounge, our discreet team is dedicated to ensuring your complete privacy and highly personalized stay. Throughout the day, you can relax sipping on tea, coffee, juices and soft drinks. The Honor Bar is available to enjoy from 12:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. while a selection of complimentary spirits and liquors are served from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
With 60 elegant and comfortable Makati City hotel suites and guest rooms, you can rise refreshed to a hearty Deluxe Continental Breakfast served at the Fairmont Gold Lounge from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on weekdays, and 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays, with stunning views of the waking city.
Discover our rich Spanish heritage with our Merienda Cena orAfternoon Tea. Offered from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, you can indulge in a tempting selection of authentically local delicacies, beloved flavors that Filipinos have enjoyed for centuries.
Your Fairmont Gold Lounge experience does not stop there as Evening Hors D’oeuvres are served from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. featuring culinary masterpieces prepared by our master chefs. Enhance your evening cocktail with complimentary bar service highlighting our signature champagne, Veuve Cliquot. Then, cap the night with a sweet ending to your day as our Golden Lullaby treats you to a variety of sinful pastries and desserts from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. - sweet dreams!
For inquiries and reservations, call 1-800-257-7544 or 02-555-9888. Fairmont Makati is located at 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City.
I had a wonderful stay and I will for sure be back one of these days. Thank you for the warm welcome Fairmont Makati and of course thank you for the surprise birthday cake. I love it!
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