Cebu's The Henry Hotel now in Pasay City

The new boutique hotel might just be the place for your long weekend staycation.


( In case you're one of the many people who booked flights for the upcoming long weekend which have now been sadly cancelled, there are always some alternatives right here in the metro for you to consider.


Last December, a hip boutique hotel from Cebu opened its doors at the historic 2680 Compound along F.B. Harrison in Pasay City. The Henry Manila has 34 rooms spread across five Liberation-style houses that have been restored and repurposed-making the hotel part of a vibrant artistic neighborhood which include interior and furniture designer Eric Paras's shop A-11 (Artelano 11), as well as the atelier of fashion designer Jojie Lloren.



Paras also happens to be the designer of the hotel's rooms, which are modern yet also hark back to days of old with vintage closets or aparadors, side chairs, or sun room sets, sourced from all over the Philippines.




Most of the original architecture has been restored, including the Scala grilles, inspired by the Art Deco style of the Scala Theater in Avenida Rizal, designed by National Artist for Architecture Pablo Antonio; as well as the Baldosa tiles with vibrant colors in floral, vegetative, and geometric shapes. The acacia-lined driveway leads to a lush garden designed by Ildefonso P. Santos, National Artist for Landscape Architecture. It's filled with palmera, santan, lantana, and champaca plants which were all the rage back in the post-war days.


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The hotel should be quite the dream for anyone looking for a bit of nostalgia through local architecture and design, in case you're up for some reminiscing while on holiday.


The Henry Manila is on soft-opening until February.


The Henry Manila is at 2680 FB Harrison Street, Pasay City. For details on their introductory and Papal Visit rates (from January 15 to 19), contact 807-8888, e-mail, or log on to their website. The Henry is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



Photos courtesy of The Henry Manila

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