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Expansions underway at Mariott Manila
by Lester Gopela Hallig - September 19, 2014 - 12:00am
New things are coming Marriott Manila’s way, and the hotel’s general manager Bruce Winton cannot hide his excitement.
Some more Samar
by Lester Gopela Hallig - September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Samar may not be the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of going on a holiday. After all, this Eastern Visayas province has been associated with typhoons, foremost of which was Super Typhoon Yolanda...
Herald Suites enters new era
by Lester Gopela Hallig - August 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Herald Suites may already be turning 17 this coming October but it is anything but old. A recent visit to its premises along Chino Roces Avenue in Makati showed that Herald Suites is right on top of its game. There...
Le Monet gets it right
by Lester Gopela Hallig - August 24, 2014 - 12:00am
Our stay in Le Monet Hotel Baguio two years ago left us wanting more.
Vigan: The wonder city
by Lester Gopela Hallig - August 17, 2014 - 12:00am
There is something about old houses and old cities that tap into our systems. It must be the sense of connection, silent and enduring, that binds us to these remnants of glories past. So when the invitation to visit...
Dusit’s Garden in heaven
by Lester Gopela Hallig - August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
 A trip to the spa is always a welcome treat. It gets better when the spa happens to be Devarana Spa in Dusit Thani Manila. Deverana turns out to be true to its name, which in Thai-Sanskrit means “garden...
Paint Alabang Crimson
by Lester Gopela Hallig - August 3, 2014 - 12:00am
For some, Alabang is that area down south that is so far below the map. Try telling that to the proud southerner, who would retort that the impression is farthest from the truth. Distance, dears, is no issue if one...
A Holiday Inn weekend
by Lester Gopela Hallig - August 1, 2014 - 12:00am
Make that three Holiday Inn hotels in two days. Though the stay was short, it gave everyone in the media tour a glimpse and feel of Holiday Inn’s brand of hospitality and accommodation.
The Quest in Cebu
by Lester Gopela Hallig - July 20, 2014 - 12:00am
Comfort, enjoyment, convenience, affordability.
Mealtime at Millie’s
by Lester Gopela Hallig - July 18, 2014 - 12:00am
You already know that in terms of comfort and convenience in the Bay Area, Microtel Mall of Asia offers the best value. The hotel, which is part of the ever-reliable Microtel Inns & Suites By Wyndham chain of...
Luxury living in the Metro
by Lester Gopela Hallig - July 13, 2014 - 12:00am
We take pleasure in discovering accommodations that are both luxurious and affordable. That was what we felt when we found out about Fernandina 88 Suites Hotel. Apparently, this has become a favorite of balikbayan...
Crimson Mactan gets it right
by Lester Gopela Hallig - July 11, 2014 - 12:00am
We are always excited to see, try, and experience resorts around the Philippines, if only to see for ourselves how much the country has to offer and to further prove that there really is much to offer. Take the case...
Happiness in Vigan
by Lester Gopela Hallig - July 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Anything that speaks of happiness, we are sold on it.
From Cintai with love
by Lester Gopela Hallig - June 29, 2014 - 12:00am
We could not have asked for better weather at Cintai Corito’s Garden. The clear sky and light wind encouraged us to explore further the wonders that awaited us in this lush resort in Sitio Pandayan, Balete,...
Taal Vista gets ready for 75th anniversary
by Lester Gopela Hallig - June 27, 2014 - 12:00am
When the then Taal Vista Lodge opened on Oct. 7, 1939, it did not take long for it to become a landmark. Fast-forward to the present and now sporting the name Taal Vista Hotel, it is both landmark and icon. No other...
Downy’s sense of smell and style
by Lester Gopela Hallig - June 27, 2014 - 12:00am
The sweet smell of the Downy Innocence Experience lingers on. After all, it is not every day that one encounters a product — a fabric conditioner, in fact — that changes scent on contact. The encounter...
Ayala land begins first phase of Lio resort town
by Lester Gopela Hallig - June 22, 2014 - 12:00am
It is becoming more apparent that exciting, and lasting, things are happening in El Nido, Palawan. The recent groundbreaking ceremonies of Lio, the first master-planned tourism estate project of Ayala Land Inc. (ALI)...
Dining deluxe at Luxent
by Lester Gopela Hallig - June 15, 2014 - 12:00am
It was a visit that surpassed our expectations. It has been months since we last sampled the dishes served at Luxent Hotel. From time to time, our minds would wonder, and wander, whether the hotel has been able to...
More in store at Malayan Plaza
by Lester Gopela Hallig - June 8, 2014 - 12:00am
Good things come in many forms. At The Malayan Plaza, Ortigas Center, these come in the form of new room categories and a host of exciting promos geared toward providing guests with a new level of comfort and s...
Plaza del Norte hotel& Convention center Northern exposure
by Lester Gopela Hallig - June 1, 2014 - 12:00am
Plaza del Norte Hotel & Convention Center has quickly established itself as the premier hotel in Ilocos Norte. It is easy to see why. It provides the most strategic location to Ilocos Norte’s leading and...
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