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Lifestyle Buzz: 'Haute' Hotels To Bookmark This Christmas 2019!

Lifestyle Buzz: 'Haute' Hotels To Bookmark This Christmas 2019!

A home away from home and a refuge for the weary, hotels play a very important role to travelers and staycationers. This is why it comes as no surprise why many of us are particular about these hotels, and the facilities and amenities they offer, not to mention that ‘special touch’ of service they offer so that we need not worry about anything more during trips. All said, here are some hotels and resorts that may just be worth a look at!

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What’s Buzzin’

OPPO recently unveiled one of their most futuristic projects, the world’s first 5G powered containers that have been converted into a smart hotel. This luxury hotel in Australia has a modern and minimalist design, while providing the latest technology such as 5G cloud gaming, where guests can experience high end gaming from anywhere, smart home features like voice controlled lighting and the smart mirror where they can watch the news while brushing your teeth, and super fast streaming for your Netflix marathon. Rates for Oppo’s smart hotel start at AUD 150 per night.

Every occasion, whether small or grand should be celebrated in special places such a Aruga by Rockwell. Their rooms are great not only for intimate celebrations between couples, but also for weddings and birthdays with friends and loved ones. Aruga now offers packages that promise attention to details, giving clients an unforgettable experience. Relax on your last night of being single with the Wedding Package that allows you to settle in the night prior to your wedding or have a gender reveal party with Aruga’s Baby Shower package and not worry about decorating the suite with coloured balloons.

Booking hotels online can be frightening especially because we have to provide our most private information like credit card details and our home address. But Traveloka is here to address this problem, by introducing Filipinos to Tita Traveloka. Pinoys are family oriented and some of the few people they trust the most would be a relative or a “tita,” hence Tita T. This familiarity allows people to book worry-free with trustworty Traveloka, being that it is one of the more reputable booking websites online.

Where’s the Buzz

Citadines’ Cebu City branch offers a personalized experience thanks to the Ascott Hosts, promising to make you feel at home by welcoming you with your favorite treats, as well as providing a mobile number you can reach when there’s something you need. Feel like a local in Cebu as your hosts will tell you where the best restaurants, beaches, or dive spots are! Of course, guests will not be disappointed by the basics as well, as each unit is fully equipped with a kitchen and wifi access, with a gym right in the building!

Palawan’s newest gem that is Bacau Bay Resort Coron is located just 30 minutes from Busuanga Airport and five minutes from Coron town. Accommodations range from deluxe rooms, premier suites, and a residential suite, depending on their preference—all of which get a great view of the sunset. Its in-house restaurant offers international cuisine, and there’s also two bars that guests can choose from. Other amenities include swimming pools and a mangrove plantation.

Learn about Philippine History in Las Casas Filipinos de Acuzar’s latest attraction: HistoryLand. HistoryLand is an interactive theatrical show staged by local actors to highlight some of the country’s most important historical events like the battle of Mactan, the execution of Jose Rizal, the making of the Philippine flag, as well as the fight for Philippine independence. What’s a better way to make your children learn about their country’s history? Spend the weekend at Las Casas Filipinos de Acuzar as well for an even better experience.

Looking for Saturday plans? Why not head to Greenfield District Central Park and check out Urban Farm? It's a weekend market that gives you a farm-to-table experience by providing consumers with fresh produce, ready-to-consume products, and household items. “Urban Farm is not just another weekend market. With its vast array of curated selections, it ensures consumers a premium shopping experience," shared Michael Andan, Greenfield Development Corporation’s Head of Marketing Communications. You can visit the venue from 6am to 12 noon every Saturday.

Who’s Buzzin’

Billion dollar Korean travel group Yanolja, invests in ZEN Rooms, a leading economy and mid-range hotel in Southeast Asia, once again. This alliance gives ZEN an advantage over its competitors, besides the fact that they have the best average guest ratings on Booking.com. Today, it is actually the largest hotel franchise in Southeast Asia with over 10,000 rooms, and in the Philippines with 5,500 rooms. ZEN has also grown its revenues by 400% thanks to our fast growing market that consists of mostly millennials.

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