After a long day at work, all you want to do is step away from your desk and eagerly head back home to your family.
However, if you work in a busy area like Makati, you'll usually walk outside only to discover that traffic is horrendous and that it'll take you hours to get home—probably at a time that's too late to allow for family bonding.
So here's an idea: Why not bring the fam to you instead, making a staycation out of it at any of these fun places in Makati?
If you’re looking for a home that can cater to your priorities, whether it’s comfort and flexibility or a brief stay versus an extended one, head on over to your newest residence at Somerset Millennium Makati.
Conveniently located near malls like Glorietta and Power Plant as well as cultural destinations like Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church and the Ayala Museum, the family will enjoy a lovely stay in and outside of a room that’s meant to feel like home.
Somerset Millennium Makati
104 Aguirre St., Legaspi Village
(02) 750 7888 / (02) 750 7888
A zen black-and-white interior greets you the moment you enter the Y2 Residence Hotel. The hotel’s Yin and Yang design brings in a spiritual element that’s a refreshing breather from Makati’s fast-paced metropolis, with an infinity pool on the roof deck and an in-house full-service spa.
The residence finds itself at the center of everything, enjoying close proximity to shopping destinations like Rockwell and Greenbelt, amazing eats along the stretch of Jupiter Street, and nights to remember at P. Burgos for a stay that offers you and your family a little bit of everything.
Y2 Residence Hotel
4687 Santiago Street cor. Valdez and Singian Streets
(02) 224 3000
Get a good night’s rest at one of Astoria Greenbelt’s luxurious rooms designed by Atelier Almario. Set to a playful and relaxing motif that’s outfitted with calm blues and light touches of green, the room is fully equipped, complete with a rain shower to help you unwind and a delicious breakfast buffet laid out downstairs.
The residence is a short walk to Legazpi Village, whose homey warmth spills over to the vicinity, and malls like Greenbelt, where plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes await your visit.
912 Arnaiz Avenue
(02) 550 1111 / (0919) 911 3946
Find yourself in the grace of modern comforts at KL Serviced Residences, where rooms come with a view of the city. From up there, everything seems to slow down and you end up in a cozy daze that’s matched by the thrilling comforts of a gorgeous fully-equipped room and facilities like the indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and sauna.
The residence is a short walk to the MRT Station and is in front of Legazpi Active Park, and kids can enjoy the hotel’s mini-club and playground for the ultimate family staycation.
KL Serviced Residences
117 Gamboa St., Legaspi Village
(02) 845 0084
Conveniently located within the charming confines of Salcedo Village, Citadines Salcedo Makati finds itself at the pulse of the city with the Salcedo Market, Ayala Triangle Gardens, and Makati Sports Club all near the residence, as well as other bars, restaurants, and the Makati Central Business District.
Their high lofts wonderfully cater to any family size, complete with a living room, kitchen, and an additional bedroom for kids. Stylishly designed with odes to Filipino craftsmanship, guests can enjoy their fitness center, Jacuzzi, or the children’s wading pool for some family bonding.
Citadines Salcedo Makati
148 Valero Street, Salcedo Village
(02) 863 9888
Art meets comfort at the Picasso Boutique, with its clean and cool interiors that ooze sophistication. The artfully designed suites are sure to inspire, and are named after elements of Picasso’s life. Guests can relax at their spa QiWellness or sweat it out at their gym, and wind down even further at their Altro Mondo Gallery.
With their very own Pablo Bistro and Cartel Deli, and their location near Salcedo Market and Mendokoro Ramenba, the residence is surrounded by multiple culinary destinations to round out your artful experience.
The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village
(02) 828 4774
Indulge in classic splendor at the legendary Peninsula. The high-class hotel is the perfect family getaway for some luxurious rest and relaxation. With its old-school Manila charm, the hotel offers spacious rooms for the family, the best dining options in the metro, a well-equipped gym and spa, and a pool for some family fun.
For out-of-hotel experiences, feel free to ask the concierge for events going on near the establishment, or you can go for a stroll and head to the Ayala Triangle Gardens, Greenbelt, and Glorietta for more dining and shopping choices.
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues
(02) 887 2888
Fairmont Makati is a special place to make cherished family memories. Unwind inside the hotel’s Willow Stream Spa and the Fitness Center, then indulge in a world of gastronomy at Spectrum, French classics at Café Macaron, and cocktails at the Fairmont Lounge after the kids have gone to bed.
Venture through their underground tunnel to find your way to nearby malls like Glorietta, or take a stroll at one of their parks for some fresh air. Take a dip with the family at their fourth-floor outdoor pool, and sink back into their clean, spacious rooms for some well-earned rest.
1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue
(02) 795 1888
Family-friendly is taken to the next level at Holiday Inn & Suites. The hotel extends the warmest welcome to families with its Kids Stay and Eat Free program. Complimentary food and accommodations are only part of the experience, with top-notch services and a direct bridge to Glorietta for some shopping. If you fancy a different kind of learning experience, round up the whole bunch for an afternoon of art and culture at the Ayala Museum.
Explore other parts of Metro Manila with their free shuttle going to Bonifacio Global City when you book through their app, or stay inside for some splashy fun at their pool. You can even have a dance party in your room with their Bluetooth speakers!
Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
Palm Drive, Ayala Center
(02) 909 0888
10. The A. Venue
Get the water games ready for a fun staycation at The A. Venue. Let the kids use up all their energy at the hotel’s playground, then continue the fun with a slumber party or karaoke night with the fam.
Rest up in their modern and stylish rooms to get ready for another week ahead. Explore around the hotel to find the Toccare Spa and Azzuro Restaurant, or walk outside heading to Century City Mall and A. Venue Mall, both of which host a multitude of shopping destinations and culinary wonders.
The A. Venue Hotel
7829 Makati Avenue
(02) 773 3000 / (02) 403 0808
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