#GERIFIEDPH: Taiwan Excellence Day 2018

 

When I hear Taiwan, two things always comes up in my mind, F4 and the Taipei 101. F4 being the leading boy band in the first ever Asia-novela in the Philippines, Meteor Garden; and Taipei 101 located in Nothern Taiwan, being the 8th tallest building in the world.

Well, yours truly learned a whole lot more after I attended my first ever Taiwan Excellence Day. Held last week, June 15 – 16, Taiwan Excellence celebrated its first leg of events for their 5th year here in the Philippines at SMX, SM Aura. And it was Taiwan-tastic!

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Fact Check: Economics and Statistics

Taiwan is small in landmass with 36,197 square kilometre. This limitation in land area was actually the significant factor why the country has focused its growth to five innovative research projects mainly Green Energy at Tainan and Kaohsiung, Biotech & Pharmaceutical at Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung and Tainan, Asian Silicon Valley at Taoyuan, Smart Machinery at Taichung and National Defence at Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung. These innovative research has taken crucial economic growth for Taiwan with 2.598% leading increase last year of 2017.

 

Known for its exportable goods and technology, Taiwan is ranked 18th worldwide as a primary exporter to China and Hongkong, Asean, United States, European Union and Japan.

Taiwan in the Engineering Field

One of the things that personally impressed me was the fact that Taiwan is the world’s 5th machine tool exporting country and 7th in machine tool maker in the world. One of fastest moving material in the construction world is the textile, and it’s amazing to learn that a small country contributed 70% in functional textiles market share worldwide! It will only follow that their education system is world-class with 11 Taiwanese universities included in Top 500 universities worldwide.

One of the Taiwan Technologies I encountered was Atop Industrial Networking and Computing System through Mr. Jopson Li, President Director of Atop Technology. This Taiwanese company supplies power substations in railways, helping them to be efficient by minimizing input and maximizing outputs, all while maintaining upkeep and safety in open harsh and challenging environments. They even manage railway and trackside system with complex and intelligent computers that bring about existing and future transport infrastructures – reducing environmental impact while increasing safety and complying with traffic demands.

Smart Technology, Smart Living

The event featured more Taiwanese products than last year. From ingenious communication gadgets, connectivity solutions to households, offices and business needs. I just learned that Asus is proudly Taiwan with new ROG notebooks, premium notebooks and the latest Asus smartphone line – Zenfone 5 and Max Pro featured, Asus Philippines Head of Marketing, Mr. Anvey Factora shared to us that as of to date, Asus has over 16,000 employees worldwide, with 13 Billion US Dollars in revenue for the year 2017.

Gigabyte Product Trainer, Ms. Mary Grace Martinez on the otherhand, gave us a peek on what’s hot in the gaming world. Aside from the Virtual Reality Games with sensor glasses for the eyes and easy-to-hold navigators for both hands, we were introduced to Auros – a software for multi-dimensional games and Brix – a very portable gaming PC device with ultra-thin design and built-in module so you can carry your games anytime, anywhere!

Other excellent Taiwanese brands that caught my attentions are:

Paper Shoot Camera – a digital camera made of paper, stone paper or wood.

Departure Carry-On and Luggage – economical and space saving, the traveling bags are made with 100% virgin Bayer molded polycarbonate with high impact-resistance but lightweight, resilient and durable.

Tatung Kitchenwares – One of the Tatum product I discovered was the Micom Cooker Detachable cooking pot that not only cook different kind of rice grains, it could also grill and make cake. The best part about it, is that it has smart touch panel and present timer feature.

Brands present in the events also includes D-Link, Microlife, Kingmax, Thermaltake, Transcend, Tuma and many more. The featured brands has innovative products that provides tremendous value to users, old and new, worldwide.

Aside from highlighting Taiwanese brands and products, the event was also jampacked with raffle prizes in an hourly Happy Hours, live perfomances by Billy Crawford and Yeng Constantino, and special guests like the Formosa Bear, Maymay Entrata and the VIPs of the Taiwan community.

Aside from Taiwan’s technology, yours truly is always excited on trying out Taiwan’s palate; their street cuisines like Bubble Tea, Shaved Iced Desserts, Braised Pork Rice are just some of the most loved. We even made our own homemade version of xiaolongbao! Recipe and ingredients soon!

Following this successful event, Taiwan Excellence will held successive events on the following dates:

July 21-22: Taiwan Excellence Basketball Camp at SM Music Hall

August 16-18: Systems Integration Philippines at SMX Convention Center Manila

November 8-11: PhilConstruct at SMX Convention Center Manila

November 30-December 12: Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zone at Glorietta Activity Center

Like Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/

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SM Supermalls wins “Shopping Centre of the Year” award in Ph Best Brand Awards

SM Supermalls was presented with the prestigious ‘Shopping Centre of the Year’ award in the first edition of the Philippines Best Brand Awards, at the recently concluded awarding ceremonies last June 8, held at Dusit Thani Hotel.

Accepting the award on behalf of SM Supermalls was its Chief Operating Officer Steven Tan. “We owe our success to our customers and partners who continue to support and trust the SM brand. This achievement motivates us to further innovate and to strive harder in bringing bigger and better activities and brands to the SM malls,” Tan said.

From its first shoe store in Carriedo, Manila, opened by Henry Sy, Sr. in 1958 – the SM brand has come a long way as it celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. From a one-store operation, the brand grew to provide people with a range of shoes and clothes among others at The SM Store, their daily needs at SM Markets; affordable homes through residential condominiums of SMDC; and family fun experiences at SM Supermalls.

The Philippines Best Brand Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding brands and marketers who have achieved extraordinary success from effective and innovative marketing practices in the country. Held to promote marketing excellence and foster marketing awareness in the professional community, the Awards aim to disseminate and educate the industry on the importance of branding in the Philippines.

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“Safeguard: Pabaon sa Buhay” Film Reveals the Secret to Norman King’s Success

When Norman King made history by becoming the first Aeta to graduate from a premier stateuniversity in the Philippines, he was the talk of the town in an instant. His story was aninspiration to many.

But what could be his secret to success?

Safeguard Philippines reveals the story behind Norman King’s success and how he becameready to face the big world in a recent video launched.

The “Safeguard: Pabaon sa Buhay” filmrevolves around the life lessons his mom, Warlita King, imparted to him from his younger yearsuntil his coming of age. These life lessons or “Pabaon sa Buhay” set Norman ready for theindependent life.Also known as provisions for life, “Pabaon sa Buhay” is derived from the term “baon,” whichrefers to the money, food or any provision that a person takes from home to set one ready forschool, work, or any journey. “Baon” however does not only pertain to material things. It can bethe words of wisdom, life lessons, and family values parents teach their kids at home to protectthem from the uncertainties of the outside world.

For Norman, his mom’s “Pabaon sa Buhay” became his protection and guide in life to keepfocused on his goals despite the struggles of leading an independent life as shown in the shortfilm. The film begins with Norman who’s about to enter a university auditorium. He is seen wearing abahag (a native loincloth) as he slowly walks his way through the crowd. All eyes are on him,but Norman remains undisturbed and determined. As he walks, memories of the past keepflashing back.

These are moments when his mom taught him valuable lessons or her “Pabaonsa Buhay.” When he first questioned his ethnicity and color, his mom told him that a clean heart has morevalue than physical appearance. He was also taught to never be ashamed of their status. In histeenage years, his mom reminded him to be proud of his race.

These lessons and more are thethings Norman carried with him as he took his own journey away from home.“There is a universal challenge parents face in bringing up their children, having to balance thedesire to keep them close and protected with letting them go explore the world to learn bythemselves.

At Safeguard, we strive to help parents overcome this tension by fostering ahealthy independence between parents and children. Essential to this are the ‘pabaon’ parentsgive their children —be it an everyday lunchbox, the life saving habit of hand washing or lifelessons—which will help protect them as they explore the world on their own,” says Alex Vogler,Associate Director, Digital Transformation & Brand Communications for Procter & Gamble’sBeauty Division in Asia Pacific.“By sharing the touching story of Norman King and the life lessons he received from his mother,we are hoping to inspire parents all around the Philippines to impart their personal ‘pabaon’ tohelp protect their children in life,” concludes Vogler.

Be sure that your children are always protected even outside the home. Give them theprotection that lasts with your own “Pabaon sa Buhay.”

Watch the heart-warming story of Norman King and his mother Warlita on Safeguard’s Facebook and YouTube.

Join the conversation and share with us your own “Pabaon sa Buhay”stories online with the

hashtags #PabaonSaBuhay and #Safeguard.

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Globe, Disney spearhead “Time Please” nationwide volunteering program

Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO together with Micky and Minnie MousePartners promote sharing acts of kindness among individuals, organizations. Photo: Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO together with Micky and Minnie Mouse.

Leading telecommunications firm Globe Telecom and The Walt Disney Company, Philippines, announced a major collaboration to promote volunteerism among Filipinos.

The two companies partnered to launch “Time Please,” a nationwide volunteering program that encourages and empowers Filipinos including companies, organizations, employees, families, and friends to provide volunteer activities or participate in existing volunteer programs.  Time Please supports the telco’s commitment to nine (9) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and appeals to the Filipino strong culture of volunteerism rooted in the bayanihan spirit to collectively contribute to social development.

Through the volunteer matching portal www.timeplease.ph, developed with Globe Future Maker iVolunteer Philippines and the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga, Time Please strives to match individuals or groups of volunteers with various volunteering opportunities around the country. Companies, organizations or groups with existing volunteer programs can also enlist their volunteer activities in the platform and get their volunteer hours registered in this initiative.

“We look at Time Please to extend Globe Telecom’s purpose-led culture to our customers. With the help of technology, we wish to make volunteering more accessible to many Filipinos, thereby, making it easier for our partners and customers to contribute to nation building,” said Ernest Cu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Globe Telecom.

“Disney VoluntEARS are committed to supporting and inspiring communities by dedicating our time and skills to help kids and families in need. Time Please is a unique platform that allows kids and families to spend meaningful time together for social good,” shared Veronica Cabalinan, Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company, Philippines. “We believe that it is our collective responsibility to be at the service of the community where we live.”

Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEOMahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO

Globally, the Philippines ranked 7th for the highest number of people volunteering their time with 25 million Filipinos volunteering in 2016 (Charities Aid Foundation [CAF] World Giving Index 2017). Volunteer activities are mobilized by various sectors, such as non-government organizations (NGOs), government agencies, companies usually through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) departments or corporate foundations, the academe via school activities such as Brigada Eskwela, and the private sector.

Time Please provides a robust menu of volunteering activities and unites the volunteering ecosystem by connecting the volunteers to volunteer organizations using a simple, convenient and easy to understand web platform. Through any device with online access, individuals from all regions in the Philippines can now sign up for free and form groups to join volunteer activities enrolled in Time Please.

Time Please will run from May 25 to August 19, 2018 and is open to individuals willing and capable to do volunteer work. Each group should have a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) individuals to be able to join. The group should also nominate a Team Leader who is at least 18 years of age with an active Globe or TM number to register the group.

The group with the most number of volunteer hour credits at the end of the program will win an all-expense paid trip for 4 to Hong Kong Disneyland.

Globe customers, partners, and other organizations are invited to register and volunteer at  www.timeplease.ph and at the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga.

Taiwan Excellence connects Filipinos to a smarter world

 

 

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Exciting brands and fun activities await at the first-ever Taiwan Excellence Day in SMX Aura Convention Center in Taguig on June 15 to 16. The program aims to promote Taiwan as the Asian economic powerhouse’s vibrant image, culture, brands, and industries to enhance awareness and business cooperation with Philippine consumers and partners. Taiwan Excellence’s first event for 2018 also marks the campaign’s 5th year in the country.

 

Organized by The Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan Excellence Day kicks off with a forum entitled “Smart Technology, Smart Living.” The program gathers key industry players and thought leaders on tech-driven lifestyles. They discuss and promote the use and integration of technology in the everyday lives of Filipinos, addressing the needs and demands of an increasingly digital society.

 

The brand representatives present ingenious communication and connectivity solutions for households, offices, and businesses. ASUS launches their new ROG notebooks, premium notebook devices, and latest additions to their smartphone line– the Zenfone 5 and Max Pro (M1). Atop Technologies, Inc., highlight their 3G/4G  Internet of Things Gateway to connect and remotely supervise multiple field devices. D-Link brings their latest product line for consumer, Small and medium businesses and Surveillance Business. Lastly, Gigabyte showcases their 300-series chipset & Gaming Series, which includes the Z370, H370, B350 Aorus motherboards for action-packed gaming.

Guests can also look forward to a special dance performance by Billy Crawford and an outstanding mini concert by Yeng Constantino. Hurry as happy hour, raffle draws and exclusive prizes await! For more information, check out taiwanexcellence.ph or facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/.

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About Taiwan Excellence

The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products that provide tremendous value to users worldwide. All Products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards, based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 102 countries.

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA

The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT’s role and position have been adapted regularly to meet the needs of the ever-changing international economic and trade environments. BOFT guides and works with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities, both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for several decades, BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade, and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.

Implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, quasi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers in strengthening their international competitiveness and in dealing with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

#GerifiedPH: InstaGUAM

Hafa Adai everyone! Do you want to be in the USA and Asia at the same time? Be in Guam! Guam, albeit a United States island territory in Micronesia, is located at the tropical Pacific, specifically 900 miles north the equator in the West side of Pacific.

Guam is The island’s Spanial colonial heritage is still evident as seen in the Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad on top of a bluff in Umatac and has distinguished summer beaches spread across the entire country with Chamorro villages and ancient latte-stone pillars.

Did you know? Hafa Adai in Guam’s language Chamorro means Hello.

Aside from the beautiful location, Guam is also known for their warm and hospitable people,

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and yours truly had the opportunity to meet and dance some of them at the recently concluded #InstaGUAM event held at the Activity Center, Bonifacio High Street.

Disclaimer: I’ve never been to Guam. But last week, I was cordially invited to witness what Guam has to offer, and I must say, I want to discover Guam, for real!

Discover Guam the Local Way

Do not be just a tourist, be a traveler. And you could be a traveler when you roam around the the villages of Guam the local Chamorros’ way. The island is like an open water park with open playground for water sports enthusiasts from swimming to windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, jet skiing, kite boarding, parasailing and diving!

Skydive in Guam

Boost your morning with the jump of your life! Before diving in the sea, dive in the sky for adventure! Also known as tandem skydiving, the sport which was initially used as a military application offers visitors the extreme risk adventure of a lifetime! Get the adrenaline rushing while falling in the sky in style!

If you’re not ready yet to skydive, enjoy Guam’s Air in Parasailing! Peaceful ocean waters is a great view to plan your Guam’s itinerary.

Dive in Guam

Hundred varieties of colorful fishes, 300 kinds of coral species, 220 species of benthic marine algae and historic wrecks from World Wars I and II are the highlights of Guam’s seascape offerings. Guam’s open sea is not just home to diverse coral and marine life, it is also one of the most affordable place to learn how to dive. Tick diving off the bucket list in Guam’s diving environment fit from beginners to expert divers!

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The best part in Diving in Guam is not just the vast sea creatures and beautiful corals, it is also abundant in history, from Apra Harbor to Harbor Dives only accessible by small boats like Blue Hole, Shark Pit, The Crevice, Barracuda Rock, Hap’s Reef and 11-Mile Reef, shipwrecks from WWI and WWII and hard coral reefs are a delight you would not want to miss.

Didi you know? Kitsugawa Maru  is a deeper water located in the west of Tokai Maru where two of the best shipwrecks are located.

Aside from the rich sea, visitors are encouraged to do dolphin watching, riverboat trips and visit the seven picturesque golf course paradises! Guam is all in one from, water, to land, and even air! Yup, you could skydive in the morning and dive in the afternoon in Guam! Skydiving is one of the extreme daredevil sports for visitors who seek adrenaline rush.

Roam in Guam

As a tropical country, Guam offers explorations from picturesque golf courses to historical landmarks to hiking!

Guam is a golfer’s paradise with its golf courses including Leo Palace Resort, Onward Talofofo Golf Club, Starts Guam Golf Resort, Onward Mangilao Golf Club, Guam International Country Club, WIndward Hills Country Club and Country Club of the Pacific. These resorts feature various degrees of dificulty and are located in magnificent spots throughout the island.

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Guam’s landmarks southern homes and villages across the island. That’s right, cities in Guam are called villages and they have a lot to offer! One of which is the Latte, also known as the foundation pillars for the thatched huts of the Chamorros and are found in parks and out-of-the-way jungle areas.

Did you know? Guam is the largest of the Micronesian islands with 4-8 miles wide and 32 miles long.

Since the island was formed by the union of two volcanoes, a limestone plateau in the northern and southern sections of Guam can be visibly seen, a remembrance from the extinct volcanoes. The Spanish Era are visibly seen in the graceful remains of Spanish buildingst like the Plaza de Espana where the Spanish governor reside, and stone bridges in Hagatna.

Did you know? Hagatna is the Capital City of Guam.

Northern Guam offers Mount Santa Rosa which is the highest point in the North, South Pacific Memorial Park. Central Guam includes Asan Bay Overlook, Sigua Falls and War in the Pacific Historical Park. Southern Guam on the other hand offers a sweeping view of the mountainous southern portion of Guam in Sella Bay, and the waterfall valleys, mountain ranges and Umatac Village below the I Memorias Para I Lalahita shrine.

Shop in Guam

Shopping in Guam is a lot less expensive.  You can even pick up luxury and high-end brands at relatively affordable prices plus, it’s tax free.

It’s a shopping haven if you want to buy quality brands for a lot less.

The best parts? No traffic and malls are open 24/7!

#InstaGUAM

The InstaGuam Fair is the biggest Guam Travel Expo in Philippines. It showcased the best of Chamorro culture with traditional presentations from indigenous performers and authentic island cuisine straight from Guam.

The #Instaguam Fair gave visitors a taste if the locally made produce and products in Guam like the Chamorro chips and cookies, Chamorro Gourmet Pika Jelly, Hafa Adai flavored honey that includes coffee, cinnamon, pepper and ginger honey.

33987316_1781411658568753_9065434991185362944_n.jpgDelicious island dishes like Chamorro BBQ with red rice, Tinala Katne aka Dried Beef, Chicken and Shrimp Kalaguen all flushed down with CocoTap and shaved iced in blueberry and strawberry syrup!

More photos of the #InstaGUAM event here.

I had so much fun while learning about Guam in the #InstaGuam event. I danced, laughed and eat my heart out as I listen to performers sing and dance in the windy afternoon! But discovering about Guam for real by traveling there, sipping buko juice and tanning in the sun is the real deal! How to get there? Visa! Guam allows dozen of countries for a pass entry of without visa for a period of up to 45 days! this includes UK and Australia among others.

Visit Guam Visitors Bureau at 8491-A, Rockwell Drive Kalayaan ave. Corner Matilde St. Poblacion, Makati City

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visitguamph/

Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visitguamph/

Official Website: www.

#GerifiedPH: Experience Modern Luxury amidst an Old World Charm with The Blulane Hotel

 

In this modern world, people tend to either relive the past by seeking old museums, vintage sites and places, and anticipate the ecstatic feel of either nostalgia if you are old enough or incredulity on the idea of living without electricity which you won’t appreciate unless it’s blackout, let alone no wifi nor the cyber-world.

Others on the other hand loves to peek through the progress of the future, either by acquiring the latest gadget, live in the metro or during your staycations, as you let your eyes fill in the intricate details of the modern luxury, you indulge and adopt to a more comfortable life that high technology offers.

19884029_837707296380892_6680361952236506843_nThis old-world charm meets vibrant modern luxury at the newly-opened Blulane Hotel. A 17-storey building with 173 rooms, established primarily to cater to the needs of local guests, business travelers, international delegates and foreign guests.

Well, as the title implies, you could experience both in the heart of Manila, in The Blulane Hotel in Binondo in particular. Binondo is known as the world’s oldest Chinatown and, as such, is richly steeped in history and culture. Since it was established in 1594, it has always been a busy hub for commerce for the Filipino-Chinese community and has been a must-visit tourist spot for those who want to taste a mix of Old Manila and Fil-Chi culture.

Binondo remains the authentic Chinese enclave of Manila and Ongpin Street, running centrally through it, is the showcase for all things Chinese and traditional.

The area has undergone several phases of modernization through the years with the opening of progressive establishments, but the essence of its old-world charm has remained intact with the eateries at the esteros, to the mom-and-pop shops that offers products ranging from lucky trinkets to traditional Chinese medicines.

 

 

The Blulane Hotel

A luxurious sojourn for local guests, travelers and businessmen where culture and convenience are at par, that is what The Blulane Hotel is all about.

The Blulane Hotel is a midrange hotel that offers a 5-star quality service. The aesthetic throughout the property is clean and contemporary, with Asian-inspired interiors to make guests feel at home. Designed and built with a high-class and sophisticated touch located at the center of Chinese business district, Binondo, The Blulane Hotel is surrounded by bustling tourist attractions, neighboring recreational hubs and Philippine historical landmarks, with both Chinese and Filipino cultures heavily influencing the surrounding community, an ideal location where business meets leisure.

It is a destination for a rich, culturally diverse experience, with the luxuries of world-class hospitality and state-of-the-art facilities that will give its guests a work-life balance experience, accomplishing tasks in an instant while enjoying sumptuous meals and a dip of leisure at the same time. The intimate but inviting atmosphere will help you relax and unwind.

34133069_1781375595239026_5899828117307916288_nThe grandeur of the winding staircase and the elegance of the warm chandelier is how The Blulane Hotel greets their guests as they settle in. The best part? You get serenaded by a violinist playing classic instrumentals with the fiddle like feathers on your heart’s strings!

Guests can enjoy modern luxury with Blulane Hotel’s 171 well-appointed Superior and One-bedroom Executuve Suites that make for a luxurious night’s sleep in the midst of Old Manila. The hotel’s Superior rooms are perfect for short business trips or weekend getaways while the One-bedroom Executive Suites are ideal for vacationing families or international executives. Hotel consists of different amenities and features that makes more classy and sophisticated ambiance. 120 rooms are allocated for Superior room where a queen size bed are installed. 29 De Luxe, 9 Premier, 10 Executive and 4 VIP Rooms to sum up the 172 rooms capacity of the hotel. 16th Floor are exclusively designed to let our guest experience and customized VIP treatment. Continue reading “#GerifiedPH: Experience Modern Luxury amidst an Old World Charm with The Blulane Hotel”