What It's Like to Sleep in these 8 Presidential Suites
Staying at any decent hotel feels fancy enough, with all those soft pillows and super white linen. A bathtub may be thrown in the mix, a minibar is par for course, and there is usually a relaxing window view of a skyline or lush greenery.
But if you want to get the ultimate in a hotel’s pampering experience, what you would need to do is to book the Presidential Suite. The Instagram hashtag #staycation seems cool, but honestly, you’ll make more jaws drop when you get to tag yourself at the tippy-top of the hotel property. Here, we give some mind-blowing examples of accommodations that place you squarely in the lap of luxury.
Crown Towers Manila
A private elevator lifts you to the opulent Presidential Villa that consists of three spacious bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms and bathtubs, a kitchenette, a spa table for a private massage, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a spacious patio for up to six guests to enjoy bespoke refreshments.
Beddings come with 600-threadcount sheets and there is a selection of pillows upon request from your 24/7 room and butler service. The master bathtub doubles as a Jacuzzi, while the shower facility comes with dual shower heads for couples, and a choice of eight luxury amenity brands: Hermes, Ferragamo, Acqua di Parma, Bulgari Green, Bulgari Red, Ren, Chopard, and L’Occitane. TVs are everywhere, from the 65” smart television with multi-channel satellite for the living room and 55” smart televisions with multi-channel satellite for the bedrooms along with built-in bathroom TVs.
Aseana Avenue corner Macapagal Avenue, Entertainment City, Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque; (02) 800-8080; [email protected]; www.crowntowers-manila.com
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Also known as the party residence, the 224-sqm Ibiza Loft is a two-storey, three-bedroom suite with private bathrooms, a balcony and LED TVs in the living room and bedrooms. The Mediterranean-inspired penthouse features a high ceiling and spacious area, perfect for overnight events and special occasions. Up to six guests can indulge in exclusive amenities that include a private whirlpool in the living room, two king-sized beds and one queen-sized bed, walk-in closet and impressive views of the ocean, all in a refreshing and hip atmosphere.
Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu; (32) 492-7777; [email protected]; www.movepick.com/cebu
The Primea Premier is generously sized at 200 sqm in a color scheme of warm and neutral hues alongside modern fixtures and furniture. This expansive loft features a master’s bedroom with a king sized bed and another guest room with twin beds. There is a lounge area on the 2nd floor, a living room, a dining area, a fully-furnished kitchen, and a bar. The outdoor deck comes complete with a jacuzzi. Guests can enjoy a spectacular view of Makati’s skyline from the 14th and 15th floors of the hotel.
6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati; (02) 955-8888; [email protected]; www.discoveryprimea.com
Conrad Manila’s Presidential Suite is generously sized at 495 sqm, with a large living space that includes a kitchenette for an intimate party with family and friends. A large terrace holds a private pool or you can also choose to soak and scrub that stress away with a hydrotherapy shower and a whirlpool. A personal butler will be on hand to take care of all your needs.
Seaside Boulevard corner Coral Way Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay; (02) 833-9999; [email protected]; conradmanila.com
The vast 694 square meter Presidential Suite at Novotel Manila Araneta Center has two bedrooms (one has an outdoor lounge), a study room, a bar, a spacious living and dining area and an outdoor garden and balcony. The suite also comes with free and full access to the 24th floor executive lounge for drinks and snacks.
General Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta Center, Quezon City; (02) 990-7888; [email protected]; www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-7090-novotel-manila-araneta-center
Azalea Baguio Residences
This three-bedroom loft gives you that distinct Baguio feel with its polished wood floors and décor. The suite offers a kitchen and dining area, and a living room that has a fake fireplace for that full mountain cabin effect.
No. 7 Leonard Wood Loop, Barangay Manuel Roxas, Baguio; (74) 424-8712; [email protected]; www.azaleabaguio.com
Even Raffles' most basic rooms will take your breath away so you can imagine the effect of this high-ceilinged 150 sqm single bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, feather beds with 100% cotton linens and a pillow menu, and local artwork. It co mes with a kitchen and dining area, coffee machine and tea service, and an office. The marble-floored bathroom has a deep bathtub and a separate walk-in shower. The entire room's amenities is a brochure on its own, plus it comes with a signature butler service, breakfast for two at Mireio, all-day refreshments from Writers Bar, and use of both Raffles' and Fairmont's swimming pools.
1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue Makati; (02) 555-9777; [email protected];
Marriott Hotel Manila West Wing
The grandest room category in the Manila Marriott’s spanking-new West Wing is the Chairman Suite with its 261.15 square meters of lavish space. Aside from the ultra-comfortable beddings, the most amazing attraction for the suite is that bathroom layout includes state-of-the-art tub (with a view!) that makes it a refuge to cleanse and rejuvenate during your stay. Guests staying at the Chairman Suite have access in the hotel’s executive lounge that features a curated list of the hotel's award-winning culinary offers including dishes done ala minute in the show kitchen.
2 Resorts Drive, Pasay; (02) 988-9999; [email protected]; www.marriott.com