A modern lifestyle research states that more than half of the world’s population are concentrated in urban areas which is a manifestation of how we are surrounded by wide mix of cultures, types of people, customs and ways of life. This also leads to cosmopolitan lifestyle consisting of individuals who are (always) busy and passionate on their respective crafts and professions as well as professionals who are well-educated, urbane, active, multicultural etc.
In this modern era, relaxation indeed is now considered a pompous luxury not just to recharge, destress and relax after a tedious and busy workweek but to feel truly refreshed and simply clear your mind and your total well-being. It could be a short road and nature trip, basking in the sun, watch feel-good movie and plays, get together with your loved ones, stay in a peaceful setting to feed your soul and have a meaningful staycation in the nearby hotels or serviced residences.
Nowadays, staycation is becoming a trendy outlet and relaxing activity to enjoy a short vacation typically on a weekend that is spent at a nearby hotels, resorts and serviced residences instead of flying overseas or travelling longer hours to get to your destinations. One of the things considered to go to staycations as the best option are the less travel hours, cost savings and no more hassle on the planning phase. Staycations (also known as holistay (derived from “holiday” and “stay”) is typically associated with hotels and resorts though some are considering to stay in a serviced residences or serviced apartments.
As per Wikipedia, Serviced Residences or Serviced Apartments is a fully furnished apartment available for short-term or long-term stay, providing hotel-like amenities such as room service, a fitness center, a laundry room, and a reception room. Most of them are equipped with full kitchens, Wi-Fi and in-apartment washers and dryers.
In Manila specifically in the business and financial districts of Makati, BGC, Ortigas, Eastwood and Alabang houses leading serviced residences/apartments that is frequently used to host professionals, expatriates and business travelers who may be on a local or international work assignments. Though it is a common notion that serviced residences are primarily occupied by business executives, they are also available to the general public or simply the staycationers.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to have a relaxing weekend overnight staycation in KL Tower Serviced Residences, one of the premiere and emerging serviced residences in Legaspi Village in Makati City.
KL Tower Serviced Residences is an epitome of comfort, chic and stylish serviced residences alongside its contemporary and homey amenities and warm hospitality to make you feel just at home in the vibrant and bustling city life. The serviced residences opened its doors in February 2014 is centrally located at the heart of the city and is within walking distance to major business, shopping, learning and leisure centers. It is also a 30-minute away from/to Ninoy Aquino International Airport via the skyway. Its fine location is a stone’s throw away from the Legaspi and Washington Sycip Parks, the go-to place for your fresh organic food, delicacies, sweets and other assorted souvenirs every Sunday morning. So I suggest you better book your stay here on a weekend!
KL Tower Serviced Residences is one of the serviced residences managed by Hospitality Innovators, Inc. (HII), one of the leading hotel and property management companies in the Philippines. Currently, there are 11 properties managed by HII from Tagaytay to Alabang, Makati, Ortigas and Cabanatuan. There are five more properties opening this year and early 2018.
KL Tower Serviced Residences boasts of a classy atmosphere and homey coziness the moment you get inside the reception area where a group of front office officers and its on-duty manager cordially welcoming every guests with a big smile, warm accommodation and excellent customer service.
It offers modish and well-appointed rooms ranging from its 32 Studio Deluxe (25 SQM/Double Bed), 34 Studio Premiere (40 SQM/Queen and Twin Bed), 18 One Bedroom Deluxe (45 SQM/Queen), 3 One Bedroom Loft (65 SQM/Double), 8 One Bedroom Premier (75 SQM/Double) and 1 Two Bedroom Penthouse (120 SQM/King and Twin) harmonize with HII’s stamp of stellar and quality hospitality whenever you stay with their roster of growing properties.
One Bedroom Premiere
Each room has its own unique features and masterpiece design that offers a separate Living Area (except for Studio Deluxe), Kitchen and Dining Area (except for Studio Deluxe), Bedroom Area, Well-Stocked Mini Bar, Safety Deposit Box, Cable Television, IDD/NDD Telephone Facility, Hot and Cold shower, Hair Dryer and Individually Controlled Aircon.
I stayed in the fresh-modern, elegantly-designed, spacious and first-class One Bedroom Premier furnished with amenities similar to a five-star hotel that include LCD Television Set with cable both in the living room and the bedroom, Complimentary WIFI access, IDD/NDD Telephone Facility, Work Desk, Cabinet, Shoerack, Safety Deposit Box, Magazines of Different Interests and Daily Newspaper Subscriptions. There are also complete set of toiletries and bathrobes available in the two bathrooms inside the unit. It is also packed with first-rate kitchen amenities that include Home-Sized Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Stove-Top with Range Hood, Pots and Pan, Electric Kettle, Cooking Utensils and various types of Dinnerware, Glassware and SilverWare, Coffee Tea-Maker with free Coffee, Creamer and Tea.
Other excellent and topnotch features in the room are the private area covered by a sliding door where you can do your business stuff privately and other things that requires privacy and exclusivity and the open veranda where you’ll have a magnificent background overlooking the city skyline (perfect for some photo shoot if you love posing in front of the camera).
There’s also welcome goodie item (a locally made dried-mango coated in a chocolate) who greeted me together with the welcome letter from the Front Desk Manager. Thank you so much for the kind and sweet gesture!
Sharing also the photos of the One Bedroom Loft, One Bedroom Deluxe and Studio Deluxe. Thanks also for facilitating a room tour guided by the in-house staff.
One Bedroom Loft
One Bedroom Deluxe
KL Tower Serviced Residences also provide premium and exclusive facilities such as Indoor Swimming Pool (very ideal to those who don’t want a direct exposure to the sun), Sauna, Gym, Children’s Play Area, Art Gallery and Function Room (charges apply for private use).
Other well-regarded and personalized services provided are Daily Housekeeping, Concierge, In-Room Massage (charges apply), Laundry, Pressing and Dry-Clean (charges apply), Mail and Parcel (charges apply) and Transportation and Car Rental (charges apply). Front Office Agents also arrange leisure activities such as tour packages and in-room massage.
Guests will absolutely enjoy the complimentary breakfast provided by the in-house restaurant Kitchen 1-B, a go-to health-food, continental-organic restaurant providing “The Wholesome Alternative” tasty food that are all freshly-prepared and finely-cooked. Aside from the breakfast meal served to the guests, there’s also a delectable and hearty breakfast selections like green salads, breads, cereals, seasonal fruits and unlimited refills of coffee and fruit juices available in the menu.
Next time you want a place to stay to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Go-over and look to KL Tower Serviced Residences for your well-deserved relaxing staycation where hospitable atmosphere and utmost comfort are your best bet for topnotch accommodation.
KL Tower Serviced Residences
117 Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, 1229 Philippines
Telephone Number: +632 845 0084
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