It has been long overdue! The South Needs a new Hotel. Thanks to Acacia Hotel Manila, The wait is finally over. Acacia Hotel Manila (Previously Introduced as Acacia Grove Hotel) is now Ready to Serve its clients with a distinct Filipino Touch.
Still fresh from their soft-opening last week, Acacia Hotel Manila is now ready for Business. Owned and managed by Corporate Holdings Management Inc. (CHMI), This five-star hotel is situated at the heart of the busy Alabang Business District, located right beside South Supermarket, Just a few minutes walk/drive from Alabang Town Center, Westgate, Festival Mall, Madrigal Business Park, and Northgate Cyberzone. If you are coming from Manila, the hotel is one turn away from the skyway exit. Truly, it is a great addition and a breath of fresh air to the seasoned hotels in the area – Bellevue Hotel, Vivere Suites, and Parque Espana.
From the Hotel Name, to the interior design, to the names of their function rooms, the Hotel proudly boast that they are truly a Filipino Hotel. In fact, Most if not all their Staff, Managers, and Chefs are Filipino. A team of seasoned hoteliers who collaborated to provide a world class service. Aside from the people, the Interior Design is mostly Filipino Heritage Inspired. Proudly Pinoy!
The hotel’s exterior is very contemporary and minimalist. The hotel entrance is made out of stainless steel frames covered with clear glass panels. Patterns are all over the place, from the walls to the ceiling and even the floors.
If the exterior showcases simplicity, Inside, it is a different story. Patterns and Prints are all over the place – in a good way! They really paid attention to details. The hotel’s lobby, function rooms, café are all all covered in beautiful patterns. A perfect mix of Art, Elegance, Sophistication which gives the hotel a distinct fresh homey feel to it.
Below, you can see a part of their lobby and the marble staircase with black and white patterns.
The Hotel’s Reception Area is designed with Capiz Shells
Above is a reception table on the hotel lobby. The pattern behind is called Vertiscapes which symbolizes Acacia Hotel because it looks like the grain of the Tree when cut horizontally. You can see this pattern all over the hotel.
Below are some photos of their Beautiful High Back Lobby Chairs. Paired with a view of the surrounding greenery, it becomes the perfect place to lounge.
Acacia Hotel Manila’s Lobby serves Coffee, Tea, Pastries, and Light Snacks.
Above: The Banawe Rice Terraces Inspired Ceiling. I was informed that it looks better and more dramatic during the evening when the pattern lights are on.
Below: No Space is Wasted, they placed a minimalist water fountain under the marble staircase.
Prints and Patters All Over the place…
A view of their magnificent high-ceiling lobby from the mezzanine.
Since the hotel is still in their soft opening, not all guest rooms are operational. As of the moment, they only offer two kinds of rooms – the Deluxe and the Junior Suite. As for the rates, they offer the following introductory prices.
Deluxe Room Special Promo Rates:
P4,500++ for weekday
P4,000++ for weekend
Published rate for a deluxe room is at P9000++
Junior Suite Special Promo Rates:
Published rate for the Junior Suite is at P14,000++
Here are some photos of their Guest Rooms. The difference of the Deluxe Room and The Junior Suites are the following:
Room Size: The Junior Suite has a Rooms size of 43 square Meters
Location: The junior suites are mostly located on Corner Areas of the hotel
TV Size: The Junior Suite has a bigger LCD TV with a Full Swivel Wall Bracket
Toiletries: The Brand of Toiletries on the Junior Suite is Different from the Deluxe Rooms
RF Sensor Doors
Deluxe Room with Queen Bed
One thing I noticed inside the room was this one: Audio/Video Input for the TV, HDMI Slot, Direct USB Power for charging your gadgets, and a Universal Socket! Very Convenient!
Double Door access for Connecting Rooms
Deluxe Rooms have their own Tub and Separate Shower
You can view the pool from your room
View from one of the Deluxe Rooms: The Greenery of Alabang
The Acaci Café
By Far, Acacia Hotel Alabang has the best looking Buffet Restaurant in Manila! Really!
Almost similarly named after the hotel, Acaci Café is located at the mezzanine of the lobby. Just like the exterior, Acaci has high floor to ceiling windows with automatic blinds, beautifully printed tables and chairs, wall to wall printed carpets, and best of all, a refreshing panoramic view of the surrounding greenery! Take a look for yourself to see what I am talking about! Dining is really more pleasant with this kind of ambiance.
I will post a review of their buffet on a separate post. But just like the place, the food was great as well.
Like I said, Acacia Hotel Manila is still in its soft opening. Other facilities such as the Gym, Spa, and other restaurants will open before their grand opening early next year. The hotel has several ballrooms which will be open for events this November, just in time for the Holidays. If you want to make a reservation you may contact (632) 720 2000.
Special Thanks to Ms. Marla and Ms. Chrystel for Entertaining me and showing me around. :)
Hanggang Sa Muli! Paalam!
Originally Posted On: www.DENCIO.com