Sofitel welcome at Luxury Room Club Millésime

Unexpected welcome at Sofitel Manila

Orchid on a tall slender vase, different fruits, red wine, paté dried fruits and slices of bread

Orchid on a tall slender vase, different fruits, red wine, paté dried fruits and slices of bread

It was music to my ears when I was told that my suite has been upgraded. Upgraded? Then the room must be doubly better!

I didn’t really expect it but to be there at the Club Millésime was something. The rooms are comfortably luxurious with its own lounge exclusively for guests at this said floor. Heck, you even have a personal butler at your beck and call ready to make your stay at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, memorable. The hotel is the only five star luxury resort hotel in Manila.

At Sofitel's Luxury Room Club Millésime, be prepared to be surprised. Even welcomes are unexpectedly great!

At Sofitel’s Luxury Room Club Millésime, be prepared to be surprised. Even welcomes are unexpectedly great!

But let’s not be too giddily excited as we can talk about the rooms sooner. We are familiar with the usual fruit trays that can be found in luxury hotels. But at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, especially if your at the 10th floor, be ready to be surprised at the Luxury Room Club Millésime.

When I did enter my room and my personal butler familiarized me with the amenities and privileges, I can’t help but notice one small table near the bedside. Filled with different fruits: apples, Philippine mango, kiwi and grapes. But there’s more. A bottle of Mapu cabernet sauvignon (2011), a small glass container of paté, dried fruits and slices of bread. There’s even a personally signed card from the GM.

This is an unexpected yet surprising welcome

This is an unexpected yet surprising welcome

Wow! Dried figs, one of my favorite fruits! This plus dried apricots, slices of rye (?) and chicken paté complete the complementary welcome goods. As I was busy with online stuff in the early evening, thus missing the cocktail and wine tasting at the Club Millésime, one hotel staff brought me a complementary bottle of mango rum liquor and banana bread. How’s that with pampering your guests?

Clockwise from top right: having a drink of the Mapu, banana bread, mango rum liquor and bread with chicken paté. All complementary.

Clockwise from top right: having a drink of the Mapu, banana bread which came in a beautiful box, mango rum liquor and bread with chicken paté. All complementary.

At Sofitel Philippine Plaza, even welcomes are unexpectedly beautiful.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City
Tel: (+632) 551-5555
Fax: (632) 551-5610
http://www.sofitelmanila.com/
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Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

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