Binondo is known as the world's oldest Chinatown and, as such, is richly steeed in history and culture. Since it was established in 1594,it has always been a busy hub for commerce for the Filipino-Chinese community and has been a must-visit tourist spot for those who want to taste a mix of Old Manila and Fil-Chi culture.
This old-world charm meets vibrant modern luxury at the newly-opened Blulane Hotel, a 17-story building with 172 rooms, established primarily to cater to the needs of local guests, business travelers, international delegates, and foreign guests. Designed and built with a high-class and sophisticated touch located at the center of Chinese business district, Binondo, The Blulane Hotel is surrounded by bustling tourist attractions, neighboring recreational hubs and Philippine historical landmarks, an ideal location where business meets leisure.
On May 25, 2018, we attended The Blulane Hotel's media night wherein writers, bloggers, and press people will experience the service of the hotel and taste the Blu Cafe's dishes. To make it even more fun, we brought along our companions such as family and friends!
With our busy schedules with the kids and hubby's job, it was a good thing for us to spend time with our families in a different place outside our home. Staycations like this give us a new environment to experience so we can relax and unwind (and not think too much of household chores!)
The Blulane Hotel's lobby is beautiful. My kids kept on playing all over the area while me and my blogger friends were having drinks and snacks at the Coffee Club.
Coffee enthusiasts will enjoy the inviting atmosphere at The Coffee Club. Unwind, unplug and converge in this intimate part of the hotel, a perfect spot for your picture perfect experience with their signature frappe, smoothies, and drinks partnered with sweet delicacies.
We ordered strawberry cream frappe, java chip frappe, and a chocolate cake and they were satisfactory, masarap!
After hanging out at the Coffee Club, we went to our respective rooms. I requested a non-smoking room/floor with two separate beds because we have two kids along with us. We stayed in a Superior Room, we got 2 twin beds and an additional single bed at the corner.
This room's rate is Php 7,000 a night but you can request for either a king size bed or 2 twin beds.
The property is a midrange hotel offering a 5-star quality of service. The aesthetic throughout the property is clean and contemporary, with Asian-inspired interiors to make guests feel at homethe. Guests can enjoy modern luxury with their 171 well-appointed Superior and One-bedroom Executive Suites that make for a luxurious night's sleep.
The hotel's Superior rooms are perfect for short business trips or weekend getaways while the One-bedroom Executive Suites are ideal for vacationing families or international executives.
Around 7:30pm, we went to the Blu Dynasty to experience the Grand Cantonese Dinner Showcase. Selected bloggers, influencers, and media people were invited to taste the food they have to offer!
The Blulane has 2 specialty restaurant that offers wide selection of authentic Cantonese and western menu. Located atin the 3rd level, The Blu Dynasty. will let you feel the Cantonese experience magnificently structured in its interior, details, and services. Their Lauriat menu is intricately handled by their Cantonese chefs that gives a personal mix of experience and innovation on its dishes. Blulane hotel gives a wide selselection of menu that suits to perfection for its diverse culture of hotel guests. Western cuisines is being offereda at the Mezzanine level.
The moment we got here, we were hungry and ready to eat the dishes that they had prepared! Oh myyyy there were so many dishes to choose from and it was hard to choose a favorite! Here are what we had that night: indeed a Grand Dinner!
Needless to say, we were highly satisfied with the food leaving us all full. I wondered then what would they have for us for The Big Breakfast Banquet the next day.... Hmmm...
After a relaxing night sleeping on comfortable soft beds and air-conditioned room, we woke up feeling refreshed and ready for the day!
The Big Breakfast Banquet was held at the Blulane Ballroom, 2nd Floor at 9am. The dishes were scrumptuous and heavy that I'll be calling it a "brunch" instead! While we were feasting on these delicious delights, the closing program was happening there as well.
There were cupcakes prepared to be given to bloggers and. media people. As expecteda, masarap sya ha! Here are some of the dishes that we had for breakfast:
Signature Fried Rice, Vegetable Medley, Pan Grilled Fish Fillet, Signature Fried Chicken, Beef Forester, and Roasted Porkloin. There were also brownies and small cakes for dessert. Fortunately, I was able to take home a Sans Rival cake c/o The Bluelane Hotel as I won in one of their contests during the program! 😊
Afterwards, me and my friend Ann, went to have a 20-min body massage at the Pamper Pleasure by The Blulane - The Spa, it's perfect to have done this before checking out of the hotel. We felt relaxed afterwards!
The Blulane Hotel is just a few walks away from Manila Chinatown. If you plan to visit the inner corners of Manila, or if you are healing crystal-hunting as well just like me, Ongpin is nearby as well! All in all, we had a great overnight staycation at the Blulane Hotel!
Come, visit them and create memories together as they welcome you into your new home, The Blulane Hotel. Experience one-of-a-kind service that comes from the heart. Located at 609 Tomas Mapua Street, Binondo, Sta. Cruz, Manila.
For inquiries and reservations, call them at (02)777-2258 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.theblulanehotel.com
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