A beach staycation at Be Resort Mactan. That was what I badly needed and finally had it! Stylish, well pampered and fully sated. And what’s more, I had all the beach to myself. I was raring for a good swim at the beach and for more than a year of staying at home during the pandemic, I really had no choice. I was initially planning of just hopping on a bus and taking a ride down south of Cebu for a needed sea, sand and…Continue Reading “Be Resort Mactan, finally a beach staycation!”

design boutique hotel in taipei

citizen M opens its first branch in Asia, a design boutique hotel in Taipei that is changing the way hotels are supposed to be. It’s bold and brave but highly imaginative in its interior. It only has one kind of room category and all 267 are modern, minimalist and smart. I got excited when my stay at citizenM Taipei North Gate got confirmed. Who wouldn’t be when you get to stay in a beautiful design boutique hotel in Taipei. It’s actually the 11th branch of…Continue Reading “A bold new design boutique hotel in Taipei”

Domicillo Design Hotel: boutique hotel in Tagaytay

NOTE: This hotel has long ceased operation and is currently a Starbucks branch A lovely boutique hotel in Tagaytay nestled at a hillside area with sweeping views of the famous Taal Volcano and the lake. This greeted me when I arrived at Domicillo Design Hotel that is a league of its own. It champions Philippine design and crafts, done by well known designers and an organic architecture that blends well with nature. Personally, it’s the perfect place to cocoon, to get away from the urban…Continue Reading “Domicillo, a gem of a boutique hotel in Tagaytay”