The flagship property of the Ayala-owned hotel chain is situated on a prime location inside BGC. The lobby is modern and sleek, showcasing Filipino designs by Kenneth Cobonpue, Ann Pamintuan, Tom Epperson and Jaime Zobel de Ayala. Just beyond the lobby, the E-Lounge is equipped with iMac stations that guests can use 24/7. Seda is known for their spacious rooms, all 179 of them. Other amenities include function rooms, a 24-hour gym, and a swimming pool. Guests can dine at Misto, the only restaurant in the hotel, which features traditional cuisine made up mostly of Italian and Filipino favorites. In the evening, head up to Straight-Up, the rooftop bar with upbeat music, great cocktails, and delicious tapas. Seda is only 30 minutes away from NAIA.
Address: 30th St. cor. 11th Ave., BGC.
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F1 HOTEL MANILA
F1 Hotel has the distinction of being the first hotel to open in BGC. It features a stylish and modern lobby on the 5th floor. The 243 rooms are well appointed, and decorated using calming, earthy tones. Families will feel most welcome here; there’s an outdoor deck with three pools, including a kiddie pool, and a kiddie playground. Adults can enjoy the hotel spa services, as well as the fully equipped fitness center. F All-Day Dining, the hotel’s restaurant, serves contemporary Filipino and international buffet, while the Canary Lounge located poolside lends a relaxing, tropical vibe. F1 Hotel is a smoke-free establishment, and does not provide any designated smoking areas.
Address: 32nd St., BGC
SHANGRI-LA AT THE FORT
Shangri-la at The Fort is a study of luxury and opulence. The lobby interiors feature stunning artwork from a number of world-class artists. The whole complex is one of the most comprehensive in the metro. There are 576 guest rooms, an indoor pool, and a wellness spa. It also houses the largest indoor dedicated recreational space in Kerry Sports Manila, a 3-level facility that includes a gym, indoor basketball court, squash court, tennis courts, a 25-meter lap pool, and exercise studios for yoga and pilates. Kids will enjoy Adventure Zone, a multi-level indoor playground with a separate toddler-friendly play zone. Shangri-la is also home to a number of excellent dining concepts such as Canton Road (modern Cantonese), Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar (steakhouse), Samba (a poolside resto/bar serving South American cuisine), and High Street Cafe (all-day dining destination with 9 kitchens).
Address: 30th St. cor. 5th Ave., BGC
ASCOTT BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY MANILA
Ascott is the first international serviced apartments in BGC, and it has rightly earned its reputation for luxury and global living. This 30-storey property has 220 units ranging from studio types to 3-bedroom residences. Units are spacious and elegantly furnished and contain all the comforts of home in a 5-star setting; all units have a separate sitting room and dining room, with a fully functioning kitchenette, and washer/dryer. A fitness center, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna room, and children’s play area are available to guests. Business travelers will appreciate the Business Center, which provides office suites for lease. The in-house restaurant, Alta, offers international cuisine and is helmed by renowned Filipino chef Margarita Fores.
Address: 5th Ave. cor. 28th St., BGC
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GRAND HYATT MANILA
Grand Hyatt Manila Hotel takes up the top 25 floors of the tallest building in the country. This 66-storey tower is elegance personified, with interiors made from a combination of dark wood, metal, and glass. The lobby is inspired by the Banaue Rice Terraces, wherein multilevel platforms accommodate the lounge area. All 461 rooms are tastefully furnished, and guests can enjoy the outdoor pool which has a grill restaurant attached to it, the 24-hour gym, and Illume Spa for a relaxing retreat. Grand Hyatt has great spaces for events, including a 1,190 square meter Grand Ballroom, and the Garden Pavilion, an outdoor events place with a lawn. Dining options abound. The Grand Kitchen is an all-day dining venue that provides guests with a la minute buffet service. No. 8 China House serves best loved Cantonese and regional Chinese dishes prepared before you in cooking stations, while Florentine is the hotel’s pastry and deli take-away shop. An excellent selection of wine, handcrafted beer, and customized cocktails await you at The Cellar. An entertainment center with live music and performances, The Peak is situated on the topmost floors and it features a music bar, whiskey bar, and speakeasy.
Address: 8th Ave. cor. 35th St., BGC
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