Newly Renovated Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

While I stayed in Shangri-La Mactan during my recent trip to Cebu I went to Mövenpick Hotel next door every night to visit my friends who were billeted there. The hotel recently underwent a renovation spearheaded by designers Manny Samson, Cynthia and Ivy Almario, Fred and Butch Valdes. Click here to see what it looked like before.Continue reading “Newly Renovated Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu”

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

A couple of weeks ago I received a text from my friend who was on vacation, “Want to come to Cebu?” Within in a few hours of her text I booked my flight and flew off the next day. If that wasn’t impulsive I don’t know what is. Cebu City is only 1 hour andContinue reading “Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa”

All You Can Eat Dim Sum at Red Lantern, Solaire Resort & Casino

My friends Jennie and Florence treated our group to a stuff-your-face-silly dim sum lunch at Solaire Resort and Casino. The private rooms in Red Lantern were beautifully appointed. There is a minimum consumable fee of P20,000 if you want to dine in private. I really liked the Chinese calligraphy stickers on the glass walls. OurContinue reading “All You Can Eat Dim Sum at Red Lantern, Solaire Resort & Casino”

Finestra at Solaire Resort & Casino

Solaire Resort & Casino has several signature and casual dining restaurants. The first one I tried was Finestra their fine dining Italian restaurant. I’ve seen pictures of Finestra from other blogs but it still didn’t prepare me for the beauty and grandeur I’ve only seen in other countries. I even overheard a few people commentContinue reading “Finestra at Solaire Resort & Casino”

Solaire Resort and Casino

I finally got to visit the newest mega casino resort that just opened in Manila. As soon as you pass the tight security and enter the lobby you are greeted by two statuesque ladies in high, high heels. The large skylight and beautiful decorative fixtures were quite impressive. The scale and grandeur really felt likeContinue reading “Solaire Resort and Casino”

Lobster Buffet at Corniche, Diamond Hotel Philippines

I’m not too keen on buffets because my tummy can’t catch up with everything my eyes devour. When Fran, who’s back in Manila for a short trip, texted me if I wanted to try a lobster buffet it didn’t take me a second to reply a resounding “YES!” You see, lobster is my favorite seafood.Continue reading “Lobster Buffet at Corniche, Diamond Hotel Philippines”

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”

Sunday Buffet Lunch at Spiral, Hotel Sofitel Manila

I’m not fond of buffets. Why? Two words – FOOD COMA. There’s too much food which confuses me to no end. I always promise myself not to overeat but even just a little taste of SOME food leaves me with a belly about to explode. My lunch at Spiral yesterday was the perfect case. I’veContinue reading “Sunday Buffet Lunch at Spiral, Hotel Sofitel Manila”

Barcelona: Hotel Arts Barcelona

In Barcelona our big group of 15 stayed in three different hotels depending on each one’s budget. Rochelle, Sharon & I stayed in AC Hotel Sants which was moderately priced, sized and quite clean. Houma and her two sons stayed in the middle of La Ramblas at Hotel Barcelona House. My two cousins, siblings LaContinue reading “Barcelona: Hotel Arts Barcelona”