I have a confession. I’m a bit of a landlubber. I’m not very fond of taking plane flights and boat rides. So what’s a girl like me to do when she’s desperate for some time off from the humdrum of life? A short car ride away, within the thick of the urban jungle that is the Ayala Mall Complex, is an oasis called the Manila Peninsula.
We had the privilege of trying out their Premier Suite in all its 86 square meter glory. The suite is located at the far end of the hallway, to give you that feeling of seclusion. When you open the door, you are greeted by a powder room and then:
a spacious living room with a flat screen TV and a gorgeous all-glass window to give you a view of the city
and a small dining area where a tray of fruits and sweets welcomes you. After the living room, you are greeted by a huge bedroom, with a desk:
And an extremely inviting king-sized bed:
I did the mature thing and jumped on the bed a couple of times haha! After enjoying the amenities of the room, we headed down to enjoy the equally inviting swimming pool:
Around the pool were lounge chairs, and we quickly chose a quiet spot. Even the rain could not hinder us from enjoying a dip in the pool. Afterwards, we ordered a panini, which the waiter at the poolside bar delivered to our lounge chairs with a big smile.
The panini was absolutely delicious and fresh – parma ham, fresh mozzarella, and greens encased within crusty bread. To enjoy it by the pool made it even more of a treat!
If you ever find yourself in need of a respite from routine, consider the fact that there are many places near you that you can turn to for rest and relaxation. With the right company, that’s all you need!