This Is What a P1-Million/Night Villa Looks Like
When you think of Las Vegas, what easily comes to mind are high-rollers gathered around a table with their imported cigars, high-end penthouses with luxe marble tubs, and bundles (upon bundles) of cold cash. Okada Manila, a 44-hectare integrated hotel and casino resort in Parañaque City, hopes to recreate this scenario right in Manila with the opening of three luxurious villas within its property. And when we say luxurious, we mean accommodation rates that go as high as one million pesos.
"Our villas are priced very competitively for the size that they're getting," Julius Santos, Okada Manila's director for sales and marketing, assured members of the press on June 11 during its grand opening. The published rate is P800,000 on a weekday and P1,000,000 on a weekend, but introductory rate currently ranges from P500,000 to P600,000.
The three villas are named after popular destinations in the Philippines, namely El Nido, Coron, and Cebu. The El Nido and Coron Villas, which are at 1,400 square meters each, have five bedrooms and nine beds, a 16-seater dining room with minibar, an entertainment room equipped with videoke facilities, an indoor gym, a spa suite with a sauna, a garden with a patio, and an outdoor swimming pool. The Cebu Villa, on the other hand, can accommodate a smaller group with four bedrooms and seven beds.
The icing on top when booking these villas is the availability of a 24-hour butler and a private chef. "The butler is at your service. They'll pack your things for you, schedule your meetings, call the chefs in and work with the chef for your special menu—anything that's legal, he will do for the guest," Santos added. You can also ask the concierge for a dedicated gym instructor; and a therapist that can do Okada Manila's signature massage services, organic facials, and other body treatments. These, however, are all on top of the million-peso rate.
"[We've had] different kinds of guests. We opened the villa about a month ago. We've got [locals] come into the villa. In fact, some of them have spent more than a few days in the villa. We've had, of course, people coming up from the casino. We've had a few foreign guests that have taken the villas. So there's no one specific profile of a guest that uses the villa. It's just people that want to have a discrete stay," Santos explained about the marketability of such lavish accommodation.
If you intend to go all out after a great night at the casino, might as well make it a memorable one, right? "Life's too short. You live it, and then you move on," the marketing director concluded.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.