Blissful summer days at City Garden Grand Hotel

In Photo: The lobby with a grand chandelier

THOSE looking for a perfect getaway these hot summer days yet dread the long trip from the city and, even worse, punctuated by heavy traffic along the road, need not look far. City Garden Grand Hotel, an emerging hotel of choice by business and leisure travelers, especially expats, promises guests a rewarding and unforgettable stay with its room promo valid April to May this year.   

Aptly termed “Blissful Summer,” this promo by City Garden Grand Hotel pegs the most affordable room rate at only P4,500 net, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two at the superbly appointed Spice Café, 10-percent discount on selected treatments at La Famosa Spa and free use of the gym and swimming pool.

Indeed, the promo has not been given the name “Blissful Summer” for nothing. A check-in at City Garden Grand Hotel presents almost endless possibilities that could make for a blissful stay.

In any hotel, guests come back not without good reason and this cannot be any truer in the case of City Garden Grand Hotel. A look at its current occupancy shows an increasing number of returning guests.

Visually, from the moment a guest sets foot at the hotel, the spectacle of a grand chandelier, a veritable objet d’art, having been painstakingly and meticulously created from thousands of Philippine capiz shells, welcomes him. Elegance surrounds the place that on the way to one’s room or suite, with walls etched in the semiprecious onyx stone, for example, a guest will anticipate an even more impressive ambience.  Once inside, he will definitely find bliss in the comforts of his room. For one, each room or suite, regardless of category, has the luxury of space not so in its counterpart properties.

Of course, there’s more to this luxury of space characteristic of a City Garden room or suite. Luxury and elegance also show in the fine pieces of Padua furniture and other objets d’art that adorn each room, not to mention the elements of onyx, marble and narra wood that permeate the interiors. Each room is complete with amenities that make for an exceedingly comfortable stay.

Fresh from an invigorating sleep in one’s luxurious room, mornings start with a sumptuous buffet breakfast at Spice Café, included in the Blissful Summer room promo. The extensive buffet spread is a food lover’s paradise, establishing the F&B outlet’s reputation for great cuisine and fine dining.

After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to explore a host of activities to pass the time away in fun. For the health and fitness buffs, avail of the complimentary use of the gym. Or indulge in some pampering at the La Famosa Spa, especially with the 10-percent discount on selected treatments that also comes with the summer promo.

Being summer, it would also be sheer fun to swim or just frolic in the pool under a clear blue sky at the rooftop in the 32nd floor. The best thing that comes after swimming in the afternoons is ordering and making your own halo-halo at the Firefly Roofdeck Bar.

The ultimate in al fresco dining, the Firefly Roofdeck is itself a source of blissful joy to any guest as it presents a 360 -degree view of Manila and surrounding places, like Laguna de Bay.

Aside from refreshing oneself with the quintessential Pinoy halo-halo for only P200 at daytime, you may also opt to just sit back and relax towards the end of day with a glass of cocktails, while watching the famous sunset at Manila Bay or chill out with good company over fine wine, indeed, perfect for warm, summer evenings. You are even luckier if the hotel’s regular grill offerings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., ranging from rib-eye to salmon, or cod fish fillet to sausages, are available.

Yes, you are in for a lot of dining adventures this summer at City Garden Grand Hotel. Aside from “Make Your Own Halo-halo” at Firefly Roofdeck, enjoy those  berry pavlovas, macarons, cheese bagels and other pastries at “Little Things at Cinnamon Bark,” The Lobby, or go Japanese with “Sukiyaki Express” at Spice Café, cooked right before your eyes, with ingredients of your choice.

But if you still feel footloose and adventurous even with all these possibilities for a blissful summer stay at City Garden Grand Hotel, there are malls, restaurants and even parks that are walking distance from the hotel. With its strategic location, everything is close by, thus going there becomes easy and relatively effortless.

City Garden Grand Hotel’s summer promo offering with its affordable rate is just one reason why you should book a stay in this new favorite of business and leisure travelers.

Experience a truly “Blissful Summer” any day until the end of May.

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