Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Max Pavilion - Boutique Serviced Suites | McKinley Hill | Manila

By Gethsemanie YJW

Max Pavilion Boutique Serviced Suites

A Home Away From Home

In 2015, four like-minded people from varying backgrounds came together with a simple but life-changing dream: to develop one-of-a-kind serviced apartments with an emphasis on quality and excellence.

Today, Mr Liu, Vanda, Kenneth and Micole are the proud owners of the Max Pavilion, a line of luxurious Five-Star serviced suites in the heart of Manila which boasts top-notch service and quality standards. The luxurious 31 storey high apartments cut a magnificent form against the backdrop of the capital of Philippines, also known fondly across the world as the Pearl of the Orient.

The Pearl of the Orient

A city bustling with colour and excitement, Manila is a melting pot of cultures and adventure waiting to be discovered!

Immerse yourself in the breath-taking architecture of Fort Santiago, a Spanish citadel first built in the 16th century, or explore the National Museum of the Philippines and its exhibitions of fine art, archaeology and natural history. For a dose of excitement, head down to Resorts World Manila, or SM Megamall, the largest shopping mall in Philippines and South East Asia!

Families travelling with children should also pay a visit to the Mind Museum or the Manila Ocean Park, popular favourites with young and adults alike.

Guests of Max Pavilion Boutique Serviced Suites will be mere minutes-drives* away from these attractions (including Manila International airport), making them the perfect option for a family trip or a quick getaway.

Max Pavilion Boutique Serviced Suites
Address : 12G Alessandro Tower, The Venice Luxury Residences Venezia Drive,Mckinley Hill, Taguig City 1634.

World-class Amenities

Max Pavilion’s Five-Star apartments and suites are designed with comfort and well-being in mind –and are surprisingly reasonably-priced as well! Guests can expect Sealy® Posturepedic mattresses coupled with Italian bedframes, Loccitane bathroom amenities and complimentary TWG beverages for a truly relaxing holiday experience.

With in-room dining options, massage packages and even butler services if desired, Max Pavilion has evidently dedicated itself to meeting their guests’ every need. Families, backpackers and long-term guests will appreciate the kitchenette, refrigerator, washing machine and WIFI service which comes with every apartment.

As a final icing on the cake, Max Pavilion’s quirky side shines through with its prized collection of phonographs, some of which are on display in the apartments and suites. Proudly the first phonograph-themed serviced suite in the world, one can’t help but be enchanted by the sheer amount of love and thoughtfulness the family has put into Max Pavilion.

Experience Manila with Max Pavilion for a truly heart-warming experience.

The attraction nearby to Taguig City:

·        American Cemetery
·        SM Aura Shopping Mall
·        Market Shopping Mall
·        The Fort Bonifacio Global City (Happening place for restaurant and lounge)
·        Bonifacio High Street ( Bonifacio High Street is the place where people can find a collection of gallery-designed offices, fashionable boutiques, chef-based restaurants, an urban amphitheatre, water plaza, garden islands, and interactive art pieces. A true haven for shopaholics and foodies!)

Grand Deluxe Serviced Studio
Complimentary Airport Transfer ( Minimum of two night stay)Chef Choice Hearty Prepare In Room Dining Breakfast ( For 2 person)Local newspaper ( English )Complimentary of 3 Hours (City Tour) with DriverComplimentary of Extra Bed
Facilities :Private Balcony, 4K Ultra HD Smart Tv, Fridge, Kitchenette,   Washing Machine, 60 Local and International Channel, Gramophone, L’Occitane Amenities, Coffee and Tea Making Set, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Free unlimited Wifi (3 Mbps), Sealy Posturepedic Mattres.

Premier Serviced Studio

A)     In Room Breakfast ( For 2 person)
B)      Local Newspaper ( English)
Facilities: Private Balcony, 4K Ultra HD Smart Tv, Fridge, Kitchenette,   Washing Machine, 60 Local and International Channel, Gramophone Display, L’Occitane Amenities, Coffee and Tea Making Set, Free unlimited Wifi (3 Mbps).

Business Executive Serviced Studio

A)     Self Service Breakfast ( For 2 person)
B)      Local Newspaper ( English)
Facilities : Private Balcony, LCD  Tv, Fridge, Kitchenette,   Washing Machine, 60 Local and International Channel, Gramaphone Display, L’Occitane Amenities, Coffee and Tea Making Set, Free unlimited Wifi (3 Mbps).

P.S. Prior to your visit, don’t forget to enquire about their airport transfers and city tours!

Our Website : (English Version)
               (Chinese Version)

Max Pavilion Boutique Serviced Suites12G Alessandro Tower, The Venice Luxury Residences Venezia Drive,Mckinley Hill, TTaguig City 1634.Email : Tel No : +63(02) 8335537

* Information is accurate as of 8 August 2015 and are subject to change by the management of Max Pavilion Boutique Serviced Suites. 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Iceland : the land of fire and ice!

Step into a world of endless summer days and enchanting winter nights, a land of idyllic crystal glaciers and fiery volcanoes. This is Iceland, a country of contrasts and a travel destination like no other. With its vast natural beauty and breathtaking scenery, Iceland truly seems to be the stuff of fairy tales.

Young, wild and free
Stretching across 103,000 square kilometres, Iceland is the second largest island in Europe, after Great Britain. It is also one of the world’s youngest landmasses, and with 80 percent of its territory uninhabited, much of the country’s wondrous landscape remains untouched by the spoils of civilisation. We invite you to journey across sprawling sand and lava fields, trek up snow-capped mountains and dip in refreshing waterfalls and glacial rivers.
Home to some of the world’s most active volcanoes and a number of national parks, such as Vatnajökull, Þingvellir and Snæfellsjökull, Iceland offers a multitude of stunning sights to see. Marvel at the beauty of the country’s wildlife as you watch whales and a variety of native birds in their natural environment. An occasional reindeer or arctic fox can also be spotted by those on the look-out. In the winter, catch one of nature’s most extraordinary sights: the Aurora Borealis. The coloured lights dancing on the pristine white glaciers will be a vision you will never forget. Be it the beauty of the fjords in the northwest or the rejuvenating geothermal spa at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s diverse terrain will leave you in awe at every turn.

The adventure of a lifetime
For the more adventurous at heart, pick from an endless list of hiking tours and treks readily available across the island. Adrenaline junkies can get their thrills ice climbing or atop one of Iceland’s magnificent mountains. The mountains’ snowy slopes are also ideal for skiing and snowboarding. Trained guides are always happy to accompany you on your exploits and can be most helpful as you manoeuvre untamed terrain. Jeep safaris are also an exciting way to venture across Iceland, and boats and rafts can be hired for those looking to explore the country’s many flowing rivers.

A land of warm hearts
With an estimated population of 300,000 people, Iceland is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. But what it lacks in numbers, the country makes up for in pizazz! Be amazed by the rich culture and strong sense of tradition of Icelandic people. That said, the country also boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure and takes a progressive stance on a lot of social and political issues.
While Icelandic is the official language, English is spoken widely across the island so feel free to chatter away with friendly locals who are always more than happy to share their tales over a hot drink. Iceland has developed a unique storytelling culture and is well-known for its literature, and was listed as the UNESCO City of Literature in 2011. Museums such as Akranes Photografical Museum and the Reykjavík City Museum in Árbæjarsafn offer visitors a glimpse of Iceland’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Iceland also holds the world's oldest parliament, formed in 930 AD. The parliament’s original site, Thingvellir, is now a designated UNESCO world heritage site.

The road to paradise
If that’s not enough to have you packing your bags, this wonderland is just a hop, skip and a jump away from major cities around the world. Located near the Arctic Circle, Iceland is approximately five hours from New York and three hours from London by plane. The capital, Reykjavík, is home to a bustling domestic airport and buses make travel around the city quick and convenient. Alternatively, why not make Iceland a stopover on your travels? Scotland and Norway are a distance of 795 km and 950 km respectively from the island, and Greenland is just 286 km away.
With an endless list of things to do and wondrous sights to see, Iceland will leave you dazzled all year round. Be it thrill-seekers, nature lovers or culture buffs, there’s something for everyone.

Exploring the wonders of Iceland at the Promote Iceland workshop
Over 50 guests gathered at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on 22 September 2014 for a workshop by Promote Iceland, an organisation formed to boost Iceland‘s image and reputation. The event aimed to support the competitive standing of Icelandic industries in foreign markets, attract foreign tourists and investments to the country, and assist in the promotion of Icelandic culture abroad.
Leading the workshop was an Icelandic delegation comprising Promote Iceland, Air Iceland, Iceland Europe Travel Partnership, Iceland Travel, Iceland Excursions, Icelandair, Hotels of Iceland, Yu Fan Travel and Inspired by Iceland. Travel agents learnt about the exciting potential of Iceland as a tourism destination for Singaporean travellers, as well as the types of products and services available through the various Icelandic organisations.

In all, the workshop was very well-received, with participating local travel agents engaging in extensive networking with their counterparts from Iceland.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Hello, New York!

Featured city of the day - NEW YORK CITY! 

Many big films have been shot in this city before and it was a great privilege for me to step foot on this city.

Unlike the different cities I've been to in the states, New York is indeed a big apple! It's always crowded and walls are decorated with street arts - Pretty much the stuff you can think of in a typical hollywood film!

This is one of my favourite picture - Top of the Rock. The view is simply magnificent!!

MOMA - The Museum of Modern Art. If you're an art junkie, this is one place you never want to miss!

Train Station

World Trade Center Boundaries

An event that changes American's History

The new facade

Street photography - flowers that instantly brighten one's day!

One of the more popular cruise that most tourists take - Circle line

The weather wasn't helping though!

Statue of Liberty

- After rain - 

One of my favourite places in NYC got to be Grand Central Park, it is so beautiful and therapeutic! A great place for families and friends to hang out! 

An evening night stroll would be perfect :)

Tourists watching some street performances going on while I immerse myself with the architectures here in Grand Central Station

Famous eatery outlet - Shake Shack!!! I've long heard about it before I even arrive in NYC. It's really good, another "must-try"!!

Street Photography/ Arts in NYC

So here's some places you can explore while in NYC, wherever it is, make every minute count!

The author is a graduate of UNLV and this article is written specially for NATAS.