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This Pet-Friendly Oasis in QC is a Breath of Fresh Air

by Gaby Flores

Located at the Calle Industria Complex in Quezon City, The Cirque Serviced Residences offers a pet-friendly staycation for the modern traveler.

With simplicity and functionality as its main design philosophies, The Cirque’s Scandinavian-inspired clean lines and minimalist design features are a calming sight for hoomans and puppers who’ve ever felt weary of the bright and bustling city.

The Cirque Serviced Residences is a fully-furnished serviced apartment that offers all the services, amenities, and facilities of a hotel. But what makes this hotel special is that it is one of the very few accommodations in the Philippines that warmly welcomes our furry friends! Located within The Cirque’s compound is a small green pocket of heaven for pets called Hachi Park—aptly named after the Japanese dog, Hachiko, the Akitan dog who had all the love and loyalty in the world for his owner.

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A short walk out of the building lobby brings you to this small, gated park where you can spot residents and visitors alike bringing their cats and dogs to play fetch, catch some fresh air, or simply enjoy the company of their fellow four-legged friends. Rich green foliage coats the park and provides a sharp juxtaposition against the city skyline. The mini-park is also dotted with benches where pet owners can sit back and relax while their pets soak up the sun.

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Guests staying at The Cirque will find their rooms to be a breath of fresh air—both figuratively and literally. All their rooms are lined with Ecocarat Japanese tiles: tiles that purify the air quality by controling humidity, odors, and volatile organic compounds through their special porous material. Large glass windows let natural light flood the room to give it an even lighter, airier feel.

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In addition to the top-notch air quality, The Cirque’s interiors are also worth noting. The crisp white linens, dark wooden furniture, and aquamarine accents found in the room blend perfectly with the modern but relaxed ambiance of the rest of the hotel. Kibu Design Concepts and K. Benitez Interiors paid meticulous attention to detail by adding subtle warm touches—like a statement brick wall or rustic cutlery and plates—to provide a homey, personalized feel that some hotels tend to gloss over. Of course, this simple but nuanced aesthetic serves as the quintessential backdrop for everyone’s next #staycation Instagram post.

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As with all good hotels, The Cirque’s form is always met with unbeatable functionality; each room comes with a kitchen, living, and dining area that looks every bit as stylish as the bedroom. The kitchen is well-equipped and perfect for whipping up a quick meal or a romantic dinner with your significant other. Those looking to just relax and order in will find that The Cirque’s prime location makes it easy for a variety of restaurants and food establishments to deliver.

Maintaining an exercise regimen can be quite difficult when you’re always on the go, but The Cirque still has amenities for those looking to break a sweat. The hotel gym is stocked with all the fundamental equipment like stationary bikes, treadmills, and dumbbells—leaving you with no excuse to not stay fit while on vacation. Guests can also take advantage of the private, enclosed compound to run laps around the jogging path that weaves its way around the compound’s buildings and passes by the Hachi Park. Early birds and night owls can jog whenever they please as this path is open 24/7.

Traveling with family is also made easier by the Cirque. In addition to dog-watching and running laps around the path, kids and kids-at-heart have an endless list of amenities they can enjoy during their stay, making for a fun and unique bonding experience within city limits.

Cyclists will be pleased to know that they can use the indoor bike park for free during the duration of their stay at The Cirque. The bike park has pump tracks and outdoor trails suitable for even large mountain bikes, and a kid’s trail for young ones who are just learning to cycle without their training wheels. This park is a great place to take a leisurely ride or to exhibit your bicycle tricks. You can also practice your free throws and shoot some hoops with your friends at the hotel’s basketball court, or swim a few laps and take a refreshing dip at the hotel pool.

Right next to the hotel is the Industria Mall where guests can enjoy their complimentary breakfasts or drop off their dogs at the Dog Hotel & Salon while they run errands. Eastwood Mall is also only a short drive away. Everything you could ever need—from ATMs to laundromats—is easily accessible, making your stay not just relaxing but convenient and practical as well.

Pet-friendly establishments are hard to come by in the Philippines. A cozy, picturesque hotel like The Cirque that not only allows, but actually encourages its guests to bring pets, is a rare and heartwarming find. Take that well-deserved break and discover that sometimes, even when you’re right in the middle of the busy, stressful city, the perfect place can make you feel like a fresh start is always within reach.

The Cirque Serviced Residences
Circulo Verde, #70 Calle Industria
Brgy. Bagumbayan
Libis, Quezon City
(02) 318 4600
(0917) 841 9987
reservations@thecirque.com.ph

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About Gaby
Gaby is a 21-year-old medical student with an insatiable desire to travel the world. Follow her on Instagram @gabrielleflores.

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