Sep 12, 2011

That Midas Touch: Living it Up in Midas Hotel

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Quite honestly, I was quite curious to see what Midas Hotel was all about. Suffice to say that I was completely clueless about it and knew absolutely no information about the hotel aside from the fact that it was situated in the old Hyatt Hotel along Roxas Boulevard. Imagine my excitement to walk into the hotel that boasted of an entrance that screamed: LUXURY. Truly living up to the Midas name.

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To say that the view of the lobby was breathtaking would have to be an understatement. Imagine walking into Italian furnished interiors, an amazing display of silver metal panels with lavish decor and Hermes-reminiscent boxes (Hey, anything from an orange box which screams Hermes, I love!), a majestic piano forte as a center piece to the already magnificent backdrop and LED lights dropping from all over the ceiling and changing colors... and that's what you get when I say that the lobby was in all levels CHIC.

Along with top bloggers, Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Jane Kingsu and Lissa Kahayon, I was invited to experience the Midas experience which began with, well, the SOP in all hotel stay procedures: getting checked in for my stay. The staff and reception people were beyond accommodating and I appreciated how they took service to a whole new level in Midas Hotel. As opposed to chains with massive occupants, the staff knew you and were quite ready to cater and adjust according to your needs, a quality that I find is a must in the hotel business.

I was quickly redirected to my rooms and as I walked past the corridor on the way to my room, I was in awe of the decadence and attention to detail the hotel had dedicated in every piece of design and decor they added. The walls leading up to the rooms were painted a refreshing tropical leafy print and a cute birdcage adorned each entrance of the rooms.

The rooms were spacious, well-kept and complete with all the amenities. Wifi-enabled, with LED screen Cable TV, a balcony which gave you a full view of Roxas Boulevard and my biggest rave: a bathroom that was very spacious. I am quite "prissy" when it comes to bathrooms in hotels and I appreciated the partition between toilet and bath and the sink and vanity stations. The bed was beyond comfortable and the pillows were just heavenly. I heard the hotel also offered a wide choice of pillows that the guest preferred to suit their needs.

Naturally, I took my sweet time cam-whoring to death before preparing for the Happy Hour cocktails. Check out my very vain shots....

And of course being the diva that I am, I also took time to lounge around in my new cute find: a Pink and Black La Senza robe which screamed: JL!

Then, I got dressed. I picked a sleek LBD from Herve Leger for the night which, as most of you have subscribed to the Herve Leger school of thought and philosophy cut oxygen supply by 30% to your body as it was that tight. Hey, they don't call it "body con" for nothing, and we ladies have to suffer for those curves sometimes.

By the time I got down, after all my primping and pretty-fying, I was greeted by Cocktails, which were a signature daily fixture at Midas. Well when I saw how the place looked at night, which was more breathtaking than how it looked in the afternoon, I kind of got that it totally set the mood for a quiet pick-me-up ambiance to unwind and toast to the day that was. Very cosmopolitan and very chic!

It was a great blogger's night of all sorts. We had an ultimate blast being pampered and spoiled by the Midas Hotel staff. Also, it was such a good time to get to bond with fellow fashion bloggers and get to know how similar and crazy/beautiful we all were. Ended up bonding until the wee hours of the morning and slept in my ultra comfortable bed. By the time I got shuteye though, I took a quick shot of Roxas Boulevard at dawn...


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The experience was capped off by a late buffet lunch over at Midas Cafe which induced food coma of all sorts. What an experience! Definitely living it up... Midas style.

Pure opulence, decadence and of course, only the marvelous.

xx, JL


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The landmark that was originally design by National Artist Arch. Leandro Locsin has been given a makeover to be the newest destination of its former occupants,The Sheraton, The Savoy and the Hyatt Regency Manila.

A few minutes' drive from the international and domestic airports, the SM Mall of Asia and Makati's financial district, MIDAS Hotel is the perfect venue to enjoy the finer things in life.

Aiming to continue the legacy of hospitality, excellence and sophistication, this boutique hotelis set to make aves in the hotel industry and society.

Managed by Genesis Hotels & Resorts {the hotel management team behind Bellaroca Island Resort, Astoria Plaza and Boracay, One Tagaytay Place, Hotel St. Ellis in Legazpi City, Albay and Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan} it is a collaboration of the masters, the perfect synthesis of the old and new, an experience that is distinctly MIDAS.

The adobe stone walls and pillars of the original design still stand in the lobby, this time layered with chrome and crystals. A fiber optic chandelier hangs from the high ceiling of the lobby that is adorned with luxurious Italian furniture by Poltrona Frau and Philippe Starck.

Guests are assured of utmost comfort in the spacious guest rooms elegantly designed and furnished with beds lined with Egyptian cotton linen, goose-down mattress, duvets and pillows.

Bathroom amenities from elite brands, a variety of choice refreshments, and in-room internet access are just some of the things guests are lavished with.

Each Food and Beverage outlet will be a showcase of our renowned chefs' masterpieces. Western and fusion cuisine at the All-day dining facility, authentic teppan and sushi dishes at the Japanese restaurant and scrumptious Chinese favorites at the Noodle house.

The 2702 offers a variety of drinks from cocktails, shooters, liqueurs, wins to hard liquor, while the soon-to-open Bread and Pastry Corner serves freshly baked breads, pastries and pralines.

In stages, MIDAS Hotel will unravel more facilities and amenities. Each feature well thought-out with the guests' comfort and satisfaction in mind.

All, a perfect complement to the MIDAS experience.

Midas Hotel and Casino
2702 Roxas Boulevard, Pasig City
(02) 902-0100

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