With airplane fares understandably surging during the holidays, we’re leaning towards having a staycation as Christmas nears. And where better to have a staycation than Ayala Center in my home city Makati? I mean, not only does it host the best hotel brands, but it’s easily among the best shopping destinations in the country. The good thing is, our friends from Make It Makati and MasterCard are giving us more reasons to make this plan happen. Read more…
Despite my house being only a couple of kilometers away, we’ve gone on staycations at both the InterContinental Manila and the Holiday Inn & Suites Makati that we enjoyed immensely. Sure, these hotels are among the most amazing in the country, but I believe what elevates the experience is their vibrant location. We loved how we were merely steps away from the renowned cluster of malls at Ayala Center that hosts hundreds of shops and restaurants.
That said, as mentioned, we’re looking forward to having another staycation as the holiday rush kicks in as we do our Christmas shopping. I could imagine how nice it would be to simply go to the room after a full day of shopping, not having to contend with hundreds at the taxi queues and not having to settle for high Uber surges. Instead of sitting in the traffic for hours, we’d rather punctuate our day with a nice meal at the hotel’s restaurant and get a massage from the spa after.
Fortunately, I have my MasterCard handy because Make It Makati, an initiative of Ayala Land, and MasterCard have come up with exciting holiday discounts at four of the country’s top-rated hotels, namely InterContinental Manila, Holiday Inn & Suites Makati, Raffles Makati, and Fairmont Makati.
INTERCONTINENTAL MANILA AND HOLIDAY INN & SUITES MAKATI
50% off at Café Jeepney and Flavors (minimum of two, maximum of 10 diners per visit)
50% off Best Flexible room rates on weekends
every three diners at Prince Albert Rotisserie, the fourth eats for free
20% discount on treatments at the InterContinental Spa and Holiday Inn & Suites Spa
RAFFLES MAKATI AND FAIRMONT MAKATI
50% discount on Best Available rates on weekends (except Nov. 13-19 and Dec. 31)
one free buffet for every four diners at Spectrum
50% off promo on all a la carte massage treatments (10AM-3PM, Monday to Thursday)
Even better, those booking a staycation at the hotels above will get a free Circuit Makati Bundle with the following perks: two Circuit Bazaar Tickets, two Karl Edwards Bazaar Tickets, two Solar Mad Fest Tickets, and a food voucher for every Power Mac Center Spotlight ticket purchase.
To avail of the offers above, make reservations by logging onto www.makeitmakati.com, or by contacting the participating hotels. Be sure to use any MasterCard as payment.