Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Cool Staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

One cool and relaxing weekend away from home. Well, even it were just a few minutes from home, one weekend at the F1 Hotel Manila feels like you're many miles away from the hectic rush of the city. And F1 Hotel Manila is just perfect for one cool weekend staycation...

F1 Hotel Manila is the very first hotel to open at The Fort, and centrally located within walking distance to corporate offices, shopping centers and restaurants in The Fort area. Everything is just a few minutes away, it's an ideal base for a perfect weekend at The Fort.

My staycation began with a visit to F1 Hotel Manila's Premier Lounge. After a quick registration, my bags were then sent to my room as coffee and pastries were served with a cool view of The Fort as a backdrop. Now that's the way to start a cool staycation.

F1 Hotel Manila offers luxurious accommodations for business and leisure, and the list of amenities include courteous and efficient Concierge Services, three swimming pools, a Spa & Wellness Center, a fully-equipped 24-hour Fitness Center, meetings and events facilities, Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, all-day dining restaurants and so much more. Just perfect for a weekend staycation.

A quick tour of the amenities led me to the 3rd Floor pool deck, with three swimming pools: a Kiddie Pool, a Family Pool and an awesome Infinity Lap Pool with a great view of The Fort.

The rush and stress of the previous week slowly melts away as you walk the wooden deck, seeing water can just be so calming. With three pools to choose from, F1 Hotel Manila's got the pool for you and your family.

In the pool deck, one finds F1 Hotel Manila's Canary Lounge, a casual bar with a cool tropical vibe. Just the place for a few beers and cocktails before sunset or after a few laps at the Infinity Lap Pool.

The open deck is also perfect for al fresco dining, and the Canary Lounge has a cool barbecue and grill station every night (more on this in a future post...). With over 240 guest rooms, F1 Hotel Manila definitely has the perfect accommodation to suit your style and budget. F1 Hotel Manila's rooms are classified into three categories: Deluxe, City Suite, and Fort Suite. All rooms are well-appointed for that perfect staycation weekend or a business trip, with a choice of King or Double Bed configuration. All rooms are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning sysytem, a minimum of line NDD/IDD access telephones, work desk with internet ports, electronic safe, coffee and tea-making facility, LCD TV, iPod Dock with Radio and Alarm, and a cool walk-in shower. Everything you need, right in your very own suite.

My very own Fort Suite, with a separate living area, individual air conditioning unit and LCD TV, your very own coffee and tea-making station, plus a work desk with internet connection. Cool.

And a king-sized bed with an awesome view of The Fort. A separate air conditioning unit and an LCD TV, iPod dock with alarm and a way too cool walk in shower. Nice.

Hungry? No prob. Head on down to F All Day Dining at the 3rd floor, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between. Now with Chef Sau del Rosario at the helm of F1 Hotel Manila's kitchens, expect great food all day, every day.

For the entire month of June, F1 Hotel Manila will be holding a month-long Filipino Food Festival, entitled LUZVIMINDA Filipino Festival of Flavors, at the F All Day Dining Restaurant. Headed by F1 Hotel Manila's very own Chef Sau del Rosario plus a cast renowned chefs flown in from Cebu and Davao, you can expect a full range of Filipino classics and flavors during the month-long food fiesta. See more on the awesome month-long food festival here at

And here's another treat from F1 Hotel Manila. this time for all the Dads out there. Starting June 1 to 15, F1 Hotel Manila will be rewarding all dads with its Freebies for Daddies promotion, which includes a Free Buffet Lunch or Dinner, Free Spa, and even a Free Haircut. Now that's cool.

Great service, great facilities, awesome food, one perfect weekend staycation. At F1 Hotel Manila, you can have your very own perfect weekend staycation too with a simple click at their website, just in time for the Chef Sau del Rosario's impressive LUZVIMINDA Filipino Fiesta of Flavors.

Special thanks to F1 Hotel Manila's Tony Q. Co, Director of Operations; Cindy Brual, Director of Sales and Marketing; and Laurence P. Pena, General Manager, for an awesome staycation weekend.  

F1 Hotel Manila is located at 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634, Metro Manila or call 938-9888 and 908-7888 for inquiries and reservations. You can also book online at their cool website, just visit

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  1. that is beautiful. i love to stay there.

    1. Hi cquek, great place for a relaxing weekend staycation at The Fort! Great to hear from you!


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