Club Manila East in Taytay, Rizal teaser image

We went to Club Manila East in Taytay, Rizal last week during the “Araw ng Kagitingan” holiday. I was with my auntie and my cousins. I decided to spend some time with them because I spent so much time with my girlfriend Kamille over that long weekend.

I remember around 8 years ago we discovered this place. During that time not a lot of people knew about it and we had the resort all to ourselves every time we went here. Back then there was only one big pool and the giant slide, now they have Read More…

Thunderbird La Union

Hotels and Resorts | April 5, 2012 | 803 Views

Thunderbird La Union teaser image

Last month we went to Thunderbird Resort Poro Point in San Fernando, La Union for Kamille’s birthday. It was her mom’s birthday gift for her. We were with her brothers JB and Kyle, her mom, and her best friend Monica.

The resort is located inside Poro point free port zone similar to Subic. It has a Santorini inspired architecture like Bellarocca, the buildings are white with a few sections colored blue, which I think is off. They should have just went with pure white to make it look more classy. Based on the development plan I saw in the lobby, the resort is maybe 50% done there are still a lot of unbuilt structures. It has a golf course, swimming pool, beach and garden wedding area.

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Summit Ridge Tagaytay

Hotels and Resorts | March 1, 2012 | 961 Views

Summit Ridge Tagaytay teaser image

Late last year I had the opportunity to shoot Summit Ridge Tagaytay I got to upload just now because I’ve been very busy with work. This is just the second of several 360 virtual tour projects we will be doing for Robinsons (yahoo!!!).

Their slogan is “Best view of Taal” and I couldn’t agree more. Read More…

Astoria Plaza in Ortigas

Hotels and Resorts | November 17, 2011 | 1840 Views

Astoria Plaza in Ortigas teaser image

Astoria plaza is located in ortigas center. They call it a full residential suite hotel. Part of the hotel are residential units and the other part are hotel rooms. So you’ll notice in the 360 photos that the rooms are very spacious because they were really intended to be condominium units. They also have a business center with meeting rooms, a gym, a pool, and a cafe in the ground floor.

According to their marketing person Astoria Plaza has become a popular place for people looking for venue for overnight parties, birthdays, and other occasions. When I was tasked to setup my brother’s stag party, I chose Astoria as the venue. My sister in law also had her bridal shower here. And we also organized a surprise despedida party for a close friend at this hotel.

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Astoria Boracay

Hotels and Resorts | November 16, 2011 | 916 Views

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Astoria Boracay is a resort in white beach station 1. It was formerly Boracay Gold Crowne. They renovated the resort and turned it into a chic and modern one. They have 39 rooms with stylish design, a swimming pool, a restaurant and a function room.

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Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa in Marinduque teaser image

Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa is a triple class A resort located in Marinduque. It’s famously known for its Santorini inspired architecture. Located in a secluded private island, it’s a perfect getaway for rejuvenation, rest and relaxation.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith featured it as one of the luxury hotel hideaways and romantic retreats in the Philippines. The list includes Amanpulo in Pamalican Islands and Abaca Boutique Resort in Mactan Island.

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