Seda Residences Makati
Ayala Avenue corner Amorsolo and Salcedo Streets, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Promo rates start at P6,500
At a Glance
Room: Spacious with a kitchen, washer, dryer, iron
Food and drink: Seda’s signature in-house restaurant, Misto, and bar, Straight Up, offer not only sumptuous dishes and a wide array of drinks but also stunning views of Makati and beyond
Staff: A call away
Why you should stay: Affordable promo rates, spacious and well-maintained rooms, stunning urban views, pet-friendly, sits in the heart of Makati CBD
(SPOT.ph) With COVID-19 restrictions easing and the dry season in full swing, many Filipinos are raring to go on their own versions of revenge travel. It does not have to be to a far-off place; at times, a change of scenery—even within the urban jungle—and the unmistakable scent of a hotel room are enough to recharge weary souls. So for us who missed going out with family and friends, but cannot go too far away from the Metro because of work, a quick staycation is the way to go.
Seda Residences Makati has 293 fully-furnished and fully-equipped serviced residences ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments. These larger-than-usual, ultra-comfy rooms with the added bonus of a sweeping view of the Makati skyline are ideal for a few days’ worth of bonding with your loved ones.
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Newest Makati Hotel Amid a Pandemic
Seda Residences Makati opened its doors in July 2019, making it the newest hotel in the city, given that no similar property has been built since then because of the pandemic.
“It is a milestone because we are the 10th Seda property and the first serviced residence. Seda Hotels has always been about hotels, but the management decided to put up a serviced residence. It is the way to go in the hospitality business and Seda has anticipated this,” said Director of Sales Donna Villarin.
Their clients are mostly ex-pats employed in nearby embassies and multinational companies as well as doctors from next-door Makati Medical Center. A huge portion of their guests are those who do long stays from a minimum of a week to as long as a year.
“The hotel is located right in the middle of the [Central Business District] where there are a lot of multinational companies who have ex-pats who would be relocated to the Philippines,” Villarin explained, “Their normal process before they are resettled to their houses would require temporary accommodation like a hotel for a month at the least.”
This is where Seda Residences Makati comes in, where guests get all the essential amenities of a home compared to a usual hotel.
“Having said that that is the kind of guests that we have, it follows that our product has to be suitable for them. Meaning: If I am staying for a week, I would need more space to move around. [That is why] our rooms are relatively bigger than those in hotels,” she said.
She added that this is also why they have a fully-equipped kitchen. “Hotel food is nice, but if it is going to be like that every day for a month, then I would like to be able to cook my own food, especially for the foreigners. We also have a washer and dryer in the rooms which adds to the value of staying for a longer period.”
The first months of the pandemic had proven to be a tough time, as it was for most across the globe. For the hotel, one sure mark was that they were unable to celebrate the first anniversary with the lockdown putting a halt to operations on its eighth month.
“Last March, when Alert 1 was declared, the way we communicated our hotel is that we have been reborn. We are reintroducing ourselves. We are still the newest hotel here since no other hotels opened in the past two years,” shared the hotelier-entrepreneur. She noted that their rooms still have that fresh, new scent and have been well maintained.
The University of the Philippines Diliman and Ateneo School of Business alumna shared how their staff had been trained to get through the toughest times given the current situation. At the height of the lockdown, they found themselves having to take on multiple tasks at a time. “The service we are rendering are fruits of our resilience,” she added.
Villarin mentioned that the property was able to get through thanks to the Ayala brand of valuing sustainability over profitability. For over a year, the hotel served as a quarantine facility of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration with discounted rates—a move that proved invaluable as this helped them stay afloat.
Seda Residences Makati’s Summer Promos
As part of their return to normal operations, check out Seda Residences Makati lineup of summer promos for you, your family, friends, and even pets.
The Suite Fambam lets you stay with your family at discounted rates until June 30, 2022. And to add to the fun, note that they are a pet-friendly hotel that allows you to bring a pet dog or cat with you.
A One-bedroom Deluxe (50 square meters) for three guests can be booked for P6,500. For a group of five, you can stay in a Two-bedroom Deluxe (93 square meters) for only Php 8,500. While a family or group of seven can spend a night at their Three-bedroom Premier (143 square meters) for P10,500.
Inclusions are buffet breakfast, 15% off their in-house restaurants during your stay, use of facilities including the pool and gym, and complimentary WiFi and parking.
If you are tagging your furry friend along, all you need to do is fill out and submit Seda’s Pet Policy forms at least a week before your stay. Make sure you bring their latest vaccination record on your check-in day.
Though most of their clients are still business travelers, ex-pats, and doctors, Villarin is happy that they are already getting bookings for leisure travelers starting February of this year.
“For me, the meaning of a staycation is staying in the hotel and not wanting to go anywhere else. Why? To recharge, to bond with your family. Otherwise, you go for adventure travel—going on road trips or to the beach. A staycation is when you stay in one place to bond and enjoy within that complex. Reconciling that, our rooms are made for families.”
As a local brand, Seda understands values like hospitality and love for family. She noted how Filipino families typically prefer staying in one hotel room together no matter how many they are. Their rooms then were designed and built in such a way that it is ideal for Pinoys.
“What we go for is the typical Filipino family. The usual aspiration is to stay in big-name hotels. But that is only a one-time thing. It is not your birthday or anniversary every month. Those are milestones and it is okay for those brands to communicate that kind of a product. What Seda wants to go for is to be the top-of-mind for frequency.” She gave as examples monthly meetings and spur-of-the-moment staycations.
“We want to go for that familiar feeling,” added Villarin.
What to Do
“There is something for the parents like our roof-deck bar; there is something for the kids, we have our playroom,” Villarin shared, “We also have our game room for young adults.”
With more than enough space in their rooms, guests can move around more freely. “It is our goal to make everyone comfortable,” she said.
The hotel has an outdoor pool with a view, a fitness center, and a mini-mall on the ground floor.
Where to Eat
Seda’s in-house restaurant Misto serves buffet breakfast, lunch, and à la carte dinner. The spreads will delight even the pickiest eaters with its smorgasbord of Pinoy and international favorites.
À la carte options include starters, snacks, and mains such as their flavorful Baked Salmon in Chimichurri Sauce and oh-so-tender Barbeque Beef Belly. Misto also offers each Seda hotel’s signature dish like BGC’s Crispy Tadyang, Iloilo’s Big Molo Soup, Vertis North’s Chicken and Pork Adobo, and Seda Residences Makati’s very own Kare-Kare.
The property’s rooftop bar offers views of Makati, surrounding cities, and Manila Bay on the horizon. They have a wide selection of snacks, wines, spirits, cocktails, and a signature set of sangrias.
Where to Shop
Seda Residences Makati sits right next to casual dining options at Ayala North Exchange and is a 10-15-minute walk to Greenbelt with its mix of upscale international boutiques and local fashion, dining, and other lifestyle brands.
Weekends see the Salcedo and Legazpi Village markets pop up with their fresh produce, artisanal products, and knick-knacks. The property is also near museums and parks where you can walk your furry pal.
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