STAYCATION DESTINATION: A Tale of Romance at Seda Manila Bay

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the air fills with anticipation and the sweet promise of love. It’s a time when couples seek out special experiences, aiming to craft memories that will be cherished for years to come. There’s a saying that goes, “Love is not merely a feeling; it’s an adventure.” And what better way to embark on this adventure than by finding the perfect staycation spot in the heart of Manila?

Welcome Seda Manila Bay, the newest hotel located adjacent to Ayala Malls Manila Bay bringing modern elegance and comfort, offering a unique escape for those enamored by love. This Valentine’s Day, the hotel unfolds a canvas where couples can paint their moments of affection, set against the backdrop of the picturesque Manila Bay.

The Valentine’s Day festivities at Seda Manila Bay are nothing short of magical. Couples can choose between two romantic dining experiences. The “Flavors of Love Dinner Buffet” at Misto, priced at Php 2,500 net for adults and Php 1,200 net for kids aged 7-12, offers a lavish spread that promises to ignite the senses. For those seeking a more intimate setting, the “Valentine Set Dinner” at the Straight Up Rooftop Bar, at Php 3,000 net per person, includes a glass of wine, setting the perfect ambiance for a night of romance under the stars.

Just 15 minutes from the airport and right beside Ayala Mall, this 12th addition to Seda’s hotel roster welcomes guests with stylish interiors and design accents by Filipino artists, including Ann Pamintuan, Paco Guerrero and Eddie Zobel, and an artwork by Ayala Corporation’s Chairman Emeritus Jaime Zobel de Ayala providing drama and sophistication to the Front Desk.

General Manager Jeffrey Enriquez says the hotel’s 350 guestrooms and suites cater to various preferences. “Deluxe Rooms are ideal for solo travel, comfortable for short-stay guests who come-and-go. Premier Rooms work well for couples who will enjoy the bath tub and dual vanity sinks,” he expounds.

Guests staying in Club Rooms and Club Suites will appreciate exclusive access to the Club Lounge and its additional amenities and services, including express check-in and check-out, complimentary buffet breakfast, all-day refreshments, and cocktails, a private meeting room, an iMac station, and extra-personalized service from its own dedicated staff. 

“We also have Family Rooms which have a separate kids’ room furnished with a double decker. And for a heightened home away from home feel, the Seda Suite offers the best option with a separate living and dining area and a kitchenette,” Enriquez continues.

Extraordinary leisure amenities keep guests engaged throughout their stay. Receiving raves is a sprawling water playground with pool fountains and other fun features; a children’s playroom with developmental toys and learning activities; and a Game Room with gaming consoles.

For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the Seda Spa offers de-stressing massage treatments, while the gym features state-of-the-art fitness equipment for body conditioning. The hotel also has its own mini-golf area at the courtyard, providing a new and unique way for guests to enjoy memorable experiences during their hotel stay.

Enriquez mentions that the 350-seater Sampaguita Ballroom is fast becoming a popular venue for conventions and corporate events. “It can also be easily transformed into a dream venue for weddings and other special occasions,” he says, with a spacious pre-function area an added advantage. Small and medium size meeting and function rooms for 10-48 persons are also available.

For dining, guests can expect a diverse and flavorful dining experience at Misto, which serves a medley of international and local dishes. Ongoing until April 28, 2024 is the “Weekend Lunch Buffet” at PhP 1,400 net and a 10+1 offer where the birthday celebrant can enjoy the buffet for free when dining with 10 other full paying adults during the celebrant’s birth month.

And what’s staying by the bay without witnessing its glorious sunset? Perfect spots from which to catch remarkable views are the Pool Bar, open on weekends, and Straight Up rooftop bar, serving guests from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM daily. Straight Up offers a multitude of eclectic beverages and sumptuous chow which diners can savor in an “al fresco” setting or at the main lounge indoors.

As you explore the wonders of Seda Manila Bay, remember that Valentine’s Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s an opportunity to connect, to celebrate, and to cherish the journey of love. At Seda Manila Bay, every corner, every offering, is a testament to love’s enduring spirit, making it an ideal staycation destination for couples this Valentine’s Day.

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