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October 31, 2014

Discovering Manila’s Sweet Suite Indulgences

By Neharika Padala

Nestled in the heart of Metro Manila amid a Cornucopia of shipping and entertainment destinations, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila combines Filipino warmth and world-class hospitality to create the ultimate tropical getaway within the city.

Stepping into the Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, it is easy to be in awe of the stunning view of lush tropical gardens seen through massive floor to ceiling windows. Tropical flora, rushing water and a glimpse into an intimate luxury resort just beyond the thicket are a picture-perfect backdrop to the hotel’s brand new, exquisitely designed Lobby Lounge, where 3,600 sampaguita crystals dance overhead. A feeling of pleasure and calm overrides the senses and one can foretell the many treasures to be discovered in this gem of a retreat in the city.

Rest and relaxation are most certainly the ultimate indulgences in any getaway. The hotel’s Tower Wing rooms and suites have recently been upgraded with freshly renovated and redesigned rooms for this very purpose. After a full day of business or leisure, shopping or milling about the city, coming home to one’s own space in Edsa Shangri-La, Manila is a luxurious treat, as guests may enjoy the rooms’ quiet Oriental sophistication and fine amenities designed for blissful rest.

Tower Wing Deluxe Suites are a favourite among both local and international visitors. A modern Filipino aesthetic is evident in the suite’s design, which infuses the space with touches of mother of pearl, anahaw leaf print patterns and fine local wood. Spacious living areas, an intimate dining space and guest power room make it ideal for entertaining, while keeping the master quarters privately tucked away. Staycations, slumber parties and intimate gatherings are best enjoyed here when it is time to leave all the cares in the world behind.

For those who enjoy the allure of an earthy ambience, The Garden Wing Premier Suites make a fine choice. Natural, wooden elements and warm hues lend to the cozy feel that guests have come to love, and views of the poolside make staying here all the more soothing and relaxing.

The exclusive Horizon Club is most certainly the cherry on top when indulging in a “suite stay”. Private and luxurious, guests are treated to top level service at the club, which serves refreshments throughout the day, and decadent gourmet nibblers and cocktails at sundown.  A hearty breakfast is served daily, making for a perfect jumpstart to the day in an environment where the finest in Shangri-La hospitality is on offer.

Of course, staying at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila is never complete without experiencing wellness journeys at CHI, The Spa – the first of its kind in Manila. Take a stroll along its gardens, do a few stretches in the yoga pavilion, explore the spa’s glorious sanctums, and discover the glorious world of CHI. The Philippine Hilot, a traditional Filipino healing art, is highly recommended, as is the spa’s newest treatment called Secrets of the Sea, a wellness ritual based on the many healing properties and elements of the deep blue.

At the end of the day, coming back to your very own place in Edsa Shangri-La, Manila and watching the golden colors of dusk settling over the hotel’s gardens and cityscape is always a soulful experience; and cocooning in bed, the most priceless indulgence of all.

(Source: Shangri-La)

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