Hotel Review: Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas, Manila

I love staying at nice hotels around the world and taking pictures of the rooms since I always do extensive research before I book a room. I seldom get to see hotels in my own hometown in Manila though. After our scrumptious buffet lunch at Cucina we asked to see a room in the newContinue reading “Hotel Review: Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas, Manila”

Hotel Review: Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central

I’ve been to Macao a number of times and other than a stay at Wynn when it was new, The Venetian was where I always stay for the simple reason that they had the biggest rooms which were the best value for money. Last August I decided it was time for a new hotel soContinue reading “Hotel Review: Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central”

Hotel Review: Days Hotel Singapore

 The Philippine media group for the World Street Food Congress 2013 was billeted in Days Hotel in Zhongshan Park. The hotel was a 3 star hotel but very new having opened only last December 2012. The location wasn’t very convenient but for the price and amenities I recommend this hotel for those looking for aContinue reading “Hotel Review: Days Hotel Singapore”

Breakfast at 21 On Rajah, Days Hotel Singapore

 My stay at Days Hotel in Singapore included a daily breakfast buffet at their restaurant called 21 on Rajah located just off the lobby. The restaurant was big enough that it never felt full even with a large number of hotel guests dining there daily.   I liked this life sized sculpture that greeted me everyContinue reading “Breakfast at 21 On Rajah, Days Hotel Singapore”

Paris: Lenox Montparnasse Hotel

Of all  the things I researched for my recent European trip the hardest was choosing a hotel in Paris. The first thing was to decide which arrondissement to stay in. Paris is divided into 20 neighborhoods or arrondissements. Each area has it’s own charm and specialties. I really couldn’t decide which to choose until myContinue reading “Paris: Lenox Montparnasse Hotel”

Taipei Day 1 – Hsuan Mei Hotel

After all that shopping we finally headed to Taipei city, which was an hour away, to check in at our hotel. On the way to the hotel while still in Taoyuan district we were fascinated with these small, seemingly empty stores with scantily clad girls. I asked Benjie what they were selling. He replied, “ngaContinue reading “Taipei Day 1 – Hsuan Mei Hotel”

Todd English Food Hall Manila

About 3 months ago celebrity chef Todd English came to Manila to open the 2nd branch of Todd English Food Hall. The first branch is in The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Imagine the hoopla this caused with Manila’s diners who wanted a taste of the TV chef’s restaurant. The lines were crazy long that’sContinue reading “Todd English Food Hall Manila”