‘Shopcation’: Greenhills Hotel prides itself on its staycation, Filipino cuisine with twists
MANILA, Philippines — With many people now on a “revenge trip,” numerous hotels and resorts have sprung up to cater to the different wants and needs of travelers.
Among them is the Summit Hotel Greenhills, which, by its name, alludes to its unique location on Anapolis Street, near one of the main shopping centers in the country, the Greenhills Mall. As such, the hotel prides itself on being a destination for those looking for a quiet vacation coupled with a great shopping spree.
In an interview with Philstar.comthe hotel’s general manager, Reynante Sagun, said the hotel was the perfect place to “go shopping.”
“Since the location of Summit Hotel Greenhills is actually close to shopping malls, I should actually call it ‘shopcation’ because you can shop and vacation too. So it’s very close to malls – you can actually enjoy both worlds,” Sagun said.
Opened just three years ago, the Summit Hotel Greenhills has 100 rooms, eight suites and a restaurant, Café Summit, which can accommodate up to 100 people.
“You should try one of our bestsellers here, which is Kare-Kare,” Sagun said.
“We also have Summit Lady by The Day and Summit Lady by the Night. But the difference is that the other has alcohol. It’s a must,” he said of their signature cocktails.
The cafe’s dishes are prepared by the hotel’s chefs to be a blend of local cuisine with modern touches.
Their interiors, meanwhile, are inspired by contemporary design.
“Our interiors are actually designed by Asha Architects. It’s actually inspired by contemporary design with a modern twist, so that’s the inspiration for our interiors,” Sagun said.
“The swimming pool is located on the 10th floor of the hotel. It’s actually four feet. It’s very manageable, and it’s 80 square meters and it has a very good view of the Ortigas skyline,” he added.
For smaller gatherings, their recently opened reception hall is a must.
“We just opened the function room which is the table that can be put on the floor and can actually accommodate 30 people for meetings, conferences, small events. So it’s a very, very good option, especially if you want a quiet area,” he said. — Video by Deejae Dumlao
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