Makati Ave. cor. Kalayaan Ave., Makati, Metro Manila
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I’M Hotel is located along Makati Ave just walking distance from Century City Mall. We got the Premier Suite for Php 8,550 with breakfast, use of hotel facilities, access to club lounge and use of onsen spa.
You can also cook, and dine inside the room. A king sized bed, laundry facilities, and a fully functional kitchen are just some of the perks you can also get. Breakfast buffet food are all good plus the bacon of course. Overall, I had an awesome weekend staycation at this hotel.
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Last month, I was one of the first two bloggers (the other being Cai) who had the opportunity to stay in the first 5-star hotel in Poblacion, Makati; I'M Hotel. The hotel is currently on soft opening and is targeting to have its official opening in the first quarter of 2017.
I'M Hotel offers many things that sets it apart from other 5-star hotels and this includes but not limited to the following:
I am not sure if there is any onsen spa in Japan where inked people can enter, but I guess I don't have to worry about such a thing now with the opening of I’M Onsen Spa. The spa covers about 3800 sqm and 6 storeys inside the hotel making it the largest state-of-the-art spa in the Philippines. It has a carbonated bath technology that was imported from Japan. It has 69 beds, jacuzzis, steam rooms, communal beds, even VIP rooms that can be used for small events. The spa offers numerous spa treatments such as onsen bath (tea, herbal, flower, and milk baths), body and foot massage, facial, body scrub among others. During our stay we were treated to a relaxing body massage treatment. It's a one and half hour of shiatsu and swedish massage.
After the massage we were offered this tea made from red dates and lychee. I am not a tea person but I finished the entire cup in no time, that's how delicious this special tea is. It is sweet and doesn't have that awful grassy flavor that I've always hated when it comes to regular tea.
We were not able to try the onsen as it was not yet in operation during our visit, but I am definitely coming back for it.
The rooms are designed by the Singapore-based interior designer Suying Metropolitan Studio. Each room is spacious, elegant, and modern looking. Out of 434 guestrooms, 91 suites are equipped with Bosch-fitted kitchenette, living room, and dining area.
Cai and I were billeted in one of the Executive Prestige King rooms, while our companies, Andrei and Mel (Cai's video team) stayed in the Executive Prestige Twin.
The Executive Prestige king is a 40-sqm room equipped with a king size bed, Smart TV, a couch, safe, workplace, coffee and tea making facility, and telephone. The toilet takes a small space equipped with its own sink and is separated from the shower room. The shower room has a Grohe rainshower and a built-in bathtub. And by the way, they use Crabtree & Evelyn products for the toiletries, how nice is that?!
It was the first time that Cai and I used a Smart TV so we had a moment of being amazed when we turned it on and found that the remote control functions the same way as the mouse does to a computer. You could see a cursor on the screen and in the beginning, we struggled a little bit. It takes some getting used to but when you finally get the hang of it, it makes viewing such a pleasurable experience. Now I know why some people are dreaming about getting a Smart TV. On top of that each room has high-speed Internet connection.
Glass-bottomed Swimming Pool
Come night time I was already suffering from fever so I wasn't able to swim in the infinity pool. I feel so bummed that I wasn't able to do so because as written in the header, it is a glass-bottom (or acrylic-bottomed) swimming pool. You can see the bottom of this pool in the lobby, just look up. My companions were able to take night swimming though and based on their experience, it was both weird and interesting. Weird because as I mentioned, the bottom of the pool is made of glass, so you can see the people watching you from below during your swim. I would have loved to experience it myself, darn! Anyway, there is definitely going to be a next time!
Another unique feature of the swimming pool area are the bird cages lounges sitting on an elevated platform on top of the pool. It even came in different colors.
You don't have to leave the hotel's premises for a satisfying meal. During our stay, we had a very sumptuous dinner at Empress Jade and a hearty breakfast at Bloom buffet restaurant. Bloom has a flower theme going on (hence the name), each table is embellished with real plants and flowers. They serve international cuisine. As the rest of the hotel, Bloom is still on soft opening so most of sections are still not operational when we were there.
Empress Jade delighted us with its delicious selection of Chinese cuisine. Note that I was already nursing a fever during our dinner but not even that dulled my appetite. The food was so delicious.
During your stay you don't have to miss a day in the gym because I'M Hotel has its own gym. Pretty soon there will also be a bar called, Antidote on the hotel's rooftop. I am looking forward to the opening of Antidote bar because according to Melissa, it will have a luminescent jellyfish tank. Now that is way awesome to miss.
With great luxury comes a hefty price tag; that's the rule, you want to experience anything of quality you have to ready your pocket. Hence, for many of us, staying in upscale accommodation is nothing but a dream. But that's now in the past because the game-changer in the pool of luxurious hotels has finally arrived. I'M Hotel offers all the comforts of a 5-star hotel for a price that is absolutely more affordable than its contemporaries. Who says luxury should be expensive?
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