Staycation Spotlight: 11 things you'll love about Marco Polo Ortigas
Thinking about going on a staycation this holiday season? We list down 10 things you'll love about Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award Winner.
In this article, we list down all the things you’ll love about Marco Polo Ortigas, a go-to holiday staycation destination.
Christmas is only a few days away. For us busy moms, it means ticking off a slew of things from our check list of to-do’s, from decorating the house to making sure all the gifts are bought and wrapped. As much as we want to make a quick getaway after all the holiday madness, making travel arrangements—not to mention the stress of traveling with small children—is the last thing on our minds.
What to do when you need a change of scenery? Staycation!
A staycation is the perfect solution to getting a quick recharge and a mini vacay without all the hassles of leaving the city! This month, we are putting the spotlight on Marco Polo Ortigas hotel, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award Winner.
10 things we love about Marco Polo Ortigas:
1. A hop away from the major malls
Nestled in the middle of Ortigas business district, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is set to provide a breather amidst the bustling city. It’s a stone’s throw away from four major malls (Robinsons Galleria, Podium, SM Megamall, and Shangri-la Plaza)—for that last minute shopping.
2. Piccolo Kids Club
Need to keep the little ones busy? Include the kids in the registration and let them enjoy welcome amenities from the hotel’s Piccolo Kids Club. These merchandise includes stationery coloring books, bath robes, slippers, and bubble bath.
Located at the ground floor, the Piccolo Kids Club has educational toys, coloring items, and exciting movies. The young ones will be encouraged to explore their creative and fun side from experimenting with arts and crafts, and socializing with new friends.
Open every weekends and holidays from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, this facility is for all the children of checked-in guests and restaurant diners.
Bringing your baby? Cribs and baby bath tubs are available upon request!
4. Family rooms
The hotel offers 316 well-designed rooms and suites that are perfect for all discerning guests and families. Most rooms are spacious enough to accommodate two adults and two children (under 12 years old).
Tip: request for the Superior room with two beds, so the kids can have their own bed!
5. Fast internet
When you have kids who watch Youtube and Moana all day, fast internet is a must-have!
Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet service is available all throughout the hotel to provide savvy business and leisure travelers a balanced lifestyle of work and play seamlessly.
6. Swimming pool
Marco Polo Ortigas does not simply have a pool—it has a pool with a view!
The indoor infinity pool of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is strategically situated on the 22nd level of the hotel tower overlooking the Ortigas cityscape.
The hotel also has wellness hub called Flow which houses a full-service spa and a fully-equipped fitness center
7. Café Pronto
Love a good brew? Café Pronto is a beacon for coffee lovers where designer blends and aromatic coffees complement an array of savouries, sandwiches, chocolates and freshly baked confections.
Cucina is the fashionable all-day dining restaurant located at Level 24 which features live kitchens showcasing specialties from the world’s culinary capitals. Experience bespoke buffets and an original a la carte menu in a stylish setting where attention to detail is front and center, something that the whole family will enjoy feasting on.
9. Authentic Chinese food
Have some afternoon tea paired with dessert samplers or combines with Asian delights at the Connect Lounge. The contemporary Chinese restaurant Lung Hin serves traditional and authentic Cantonese food and fresh seafood from the expert hands of its Hong Kong chefs.
10. Parents’ night out
Want to go on a date with the hubby? Marco Polo Ortigas has its own bar at the 45th floor with breathtaking views of the city!
Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge is poised to be a signature Ortigas attraction. Imagine nursing any of the bar’s signature cocktails, wines, spirits, and champagnes with Mediterranean tapas surrounded an awe-inspiring 360-degree vista where East meets West. The al fresco advantage is also celebrated with high-end sound systems and a shisha lounge. Discover the spectacular as soon as you go sky high at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge where dining al fresco or indoors will be an event in itself.
11. Whimsical Wonderland
This year, the hotel is celebrating a Whimsical Winterland, something the little tots would surely love. Transport them into a classic tale told in a magnificent way through an Alice in Winterland theme, explored through the decors.