Vacationers and long-term business travellers now have another venue to consider when staying in the Central Business District of Makati. A stone’s throw away from Greenbelt Shopping Mall and a few steps off Ayala Center is Makati Diamond Residences, owned by San Miguel Properties, Inc., the real estate arm of San Miguel Corporation.
The property carries the Diamond hotel name that forms part of the personal portfolio of SMC president Ramon Ang, but unlike Diamond Hotel, Makati Diamond Residences is a luxury serviced apartment where people can book long-term stays perfect for expats staying a while for business. It just opened recently but it has already been recognized by Asia’s leading hotel booking site Agoda.com in its 2015 Gold Circle Awards, in recognition of properties around the world that have a good number of customer reviews and embody the qualities admired when it comes to online booking experience.
Convenience of booking in Makati Diamond Residences allows guests to experience luxury living with services such as housekeeping, room service, and concierge. It has 418 guestrooms including 222 studio rooms, 191 suites and five lofts. An overnight stay would start at around P7,000 on a 41-sqm studio, and P20,000 and higher for a 94-sqm two-bedroom suite. The rooms’ interiors are lined in contemporary design and outfitted with top-of-the-line furniture. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen, 55” LED televisions, ceramic stoves, with walk-in closets for the bigger units. Each room is also equipped with clothes washers and dryers. And since it’s a San Miguel property, you will find a complimentary treat of cold San Miguel beers waiting inside the ref when you arrive.
Amenities include a 24-hour Fitness Center including a TRX studio with personal trainers and machines to assist guests. Makati Diamond Residences also has a 25-meter indoor lap pool located at the 4th floor. For guests staying in bigger suites, a Club Lounge is accessible on the 27th and 28th floors featuring a private dining area, bar lounge, a whisky and cigar bar, private cinema and a kitchen studio that can be used for intimate celebrations. Business spaces include function rooms, boardrooms and banquet areas large enough to accommodate a sit-down event for 400 persons. Another great part of the stay is the speedy Wi-Fi connection.
For dining options is Alfred, the 24-hour restaurant located at the ground floor near the lobby. Every Saturday and Sunday until March 20, take advantage of the Weekend Champagne Brunch. Overflowing champagne from brands like Jean Vesselle and Delamotte would only cost P1,000, and that already includes the buffet menu that boasts of its US Angus Rib Eye Steak, Rack of Lamb, Cochinillo and a Raclette station. The promotion also extends on weekdays but for only P850 and servings of unlimited champagnes and tapas. So if you’re planning a post-Valentine brunch, it might be a perfect venue to gather with your friends and loved ones. Reservation is strictly required so you better call before heading there as seats may not be readily available.
Makati Diamond Residences is located at 118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City 1229 Philippines. For more information, contact +63 2 317 0999 or visit www.makatidiamond.com. Stay connected with the property at Makati Diamond Residences for Facebook and @makatidiamondresidences for Instagram.
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