So many reasons to be happy at Makati Shangri-La

Nirmla Motoomull

I HAD the golden opportunity to stay in Makati Shangri-La Hotel for a few days just recently.

Makati Shangri-La is a world all its own. It boasts huge comfortable hundred rooms, cozy restaurants, relaxing bars and open, fresh air swimming pool and so forth. Please discover it yourself. People of all ages can definitely have fun. Both foreign and local visitors will be lured to discover its many attractions upon passing through its tall entrance door and receiving a warm welcome from its capable staff.

As expected, inside is a beautifully decorated first-class hotel. The staff are very courteous and, in fact, one of so many reasons why I was happy with my stay there. And if you’re tired from all that traveling, it’s definitely a must to experience whiling the time away at the Lobby Lounge.

One of so many reasons why I was happy during my stay there is its wide range of delectable cuisine available at its Circles Event Café, Lobby Level. It offers a generous buffet with a wide selection of meat, seafood, soups, desserts, salads, pastries and all food imaginable. Japanese food lovers will surely enjoy the wide assortment of sushi or a simple steaming cup of miso soup. It also showcases Asian cuisine and other Chinese delicacies. The family can get together and enjoy their different favorite food.

But if you simply want to rest and get away from all the hassles of urban living, then the pool and the spa are for you. The spa is worth visiting while you’re there because it allows you to enjoy treatments which rejuvenate both the body and the mind.

For three consecutive days, I had an incomparable delicious breakfast buffet at Circles Event Café, Lobby Level. Thank you so much to the following staff: Chef Pablo de Castro, Chef Arnel Sison, Chef de Vega, Chef Martin Tioseco, Chef William Hilbalde, Chef Corrine del Rosario, Chef Bryan de Guzman, Chef Blanche Oropesa, Jonathan Castro, Jordan Andres, Jen Casabar, Movarid Salehkhorram, Klari Villanueva, Germaine Pacaco, Tina Decena, Belle Mayo, Bryan Casimsim, Kiel Gonzales, Lovely Reyes, Von Lacsamana.

My heartfelt thanks to Chibom, my daughter, for making this golden opportunity possible for me with the assistance of Claude and Chris, my two sons, Garry, my son-in-law and Kernan, my nephew.

The complete address of Makati Shangri-La is Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City 1200 Phillipines Tel (632) 813 8888.