Manila’s best buffet, Spiral can be overwhelming at first. With 21 dining ateliers or artist’s special workshops, as what Sofitel Manila calls the various food sections, you would be hard pressed where to start or what to eat. That was the challenge I first encountered, but having dined here several times already, I have come to frequent specific sections and just know where to go during a visit. Below are my favorite ateliers. READ MORE: Manila’s best buffet is a destination in itself 1 Salad…Continue Reading “10 dining ateliers I love at Spiral”

Say Spiral and you are sure to see wide eyed reactions and gasps of envy or infectious excitement. For many, Spiral is the epitome of Manila’s food buffet dining scene. It ranks way up there, at the top, something that you aspire or include in your bucket list. At the heart of Spiral are the 21 different food sections. Instead of just calling these areas as such, it prefers to name these as ateliers, which in French is an artists’s special workshop and it is…Continue Reading “Manila’s best buffet is a destination in itself”

We visited Le Spa in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila for some pampering one afternoon. As we have booked an appointment two days before, we were led to the changing room, sauna and jacuzzi before the massage treatment commenced. Le Spa is not solely just a spa. So Fit, the luxury hotel’s fitness area is at the second floor. Dressed in bath robes, we were given a glass of tea and asked to chose from a music menu (we chose nature sounds) while we awaited the…Continue Reading “Getting pampered at a high end spa in Manila”

One of the best experiences during my staycation in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila? Spending time at the exclusive Club Millesime Lounge at the 10th floor. Well, for most of my stay there, cocooning at the luxury club rooms, the lounge offered a space for breakfast, afternoon snacks and cocktails during the evenings without the need to go down to the main restaurant. I didn’t head down to Spiral for the extensive breakfast selection, gorging and stuffing myself in the process or head to Le Bar for coffee but…Continue Reading “An exclusive lounge at a luxury hotel in Manila”

I was led into the 10th floor of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, at their Club Millésime floor with my personal butler in tailcoat leading the way. When I entered the luxury club room, wow, I was in awe at the spaciousness and well designed interior. I would admit that most of the time, if I’m not spending a few days or weeks in Cebu and Makati, I’m mostly out there, traveling for work and leisure. A constant life of shuttling between places, sometimes, just spending…Continue Reading “Comfort and relaxing in style at a Manila luxury hotel”