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Travel News (05/26/22)

Victoria Court pushes staycations

WITH the prices of gas rising, the idea of going on out-of-town vacations or attending parties has become somewhat of a drag. Victoria Court, one of the leading high-class drive-in motel chains in the Philippines, offers an affordable alternative to expensive vacations and parties: staycations. Victoria Court ensures that comfort is within its guests’ reach as the majority of its branches are located in Metro Manila, particularly in Quezon City, Malabon, Las Piñas, Pasig, and Manila. By traveling within the metro, guests need to spend less time planning a vacation or packing heavily for a short stay. It also has a branch in San Fernando, Pampanga for those who still want to travel out of town but wouldn’t want to stray too far from the metro. Guests are also rest assured that they can enjoy a peaceful staycation as Victoria Court banks on its promise of privacy, which was strengthened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Victoria Court is a drive-in motel, guests can simply park their cars in the garage directly below their designated rooms and check in without going through reception since they can already do so online. All rooms come with an anteroom as well where staff members can simply leave food and other requested items, ensuring the privacy and security of guests during their stay. For a safer experience, motel staff use medical-grade cleaning solutions and UV-C disinfection systems, as well as conduct black light spot quality inspection. Victoria Court also offers party packages for couples and groups. There are Once in a Lifetime vouchers, which allow guests to host 24-hour parties at special rates. Victoria Court also provides drinks and food through its in-house catering service, Victoria Bites. Some of its party rooms such as the Moulin Rouge room and Ever After room have amenities perfect for parties such as videoke machines. There are also rooms with billiard and foosball tables, and even jacuzzi pools big enough for 10 people. For more information, visit http://victoriacourt.biz/.

El Retiro Mansion offers luxurious Baguio experience

EL RETIRO, a luxury serviced residence that caters to large groups, offers a pleasant and comfortable stay that vacationers will want to come back to. With its historic architecture and refined interiors, El Retiro provides homey and luxurious comfort visitors won’t find anywhere else. Once the ancestral home of affluent families, El Retiro provides visitors with a glimpse into the past for that sense of nostalgia. The beautifully restored mid-century mansion retains its original structure and natural surroundings, offering guests the charms of a heritage home with a traditional farmhouse interior, while also offering modern conveniences. Each of its seven well-appointed bedrooms has its own en suite. There is a living room, dining room, full-service kitchen, bar room, game room, veranda and garden. Surrounded by a luscious pine forest and spectacular mountain views, guests are guaranteed a serene environment. The 1.6-hectare property is also home to one of the oldest eucalyptus trees in Baguio. The private sanctuary can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people, including those who require wheelchair accessibility. With the entire home exclusively reserved for one group, guests can enjoy a sense of privacy and security. El Retiro is also perfect for private events such as reunions, weddings, retreats, business meetings and conferences. It offers personalized experiences with the assistance of a dedicated concierge. Conveniently located on Outlook Drive, El Retiro provides easy access to restaurants, shops, and popular tourist landmarks such as The Mansion, Wright Park, Mines View, St. Joseph’s Church, Camp John Hay, Baguio Country Club and more. El Retiro is a project of Philippine Realty and Holdings Corp. and PRHC Property Managers, Inc. (PPMI) and is located at 20 Outlook Drive, Barangay Outlook, Baguio City. For booking information, visit www.elretirobaguio.com, contact 0917-108-1429 or send an e-mail at marie.delrosario@elretirobaguio.com.

Explore Banwa Private Island at its greenest

GREEN season is every frequent traveler’s best kept secret. It is the perfect opportunity to explore Banwa Private Island where nature is in full bloom. Green season means drizzles in the warm and sunny mornings, ideal for swimming, hiking, nearby island adventures and outdoor activities. The cool, fresh sea breeze makes the days more relaxing. Set in a pristine marine sanctuary in North-eastern Palawan, Banwa Private Island boasts of beachfront villas wrapped in the shade of palm trees and tucked in lush vegetation. Designed to sit in harmony with nature, each villa offers the luxury of space to immerse in a pure tropical hideaway, with a private veranda offering unobstructed views of the water. Banwa Private Island offers an all-inclusive Green Season rates starting this May. For more information and inquiries, contact the Reservations team through mobile/WhatsApp 0917-888-2864, send an e-mail to reservations@banwaprivateisland.com, or visit www.banwaprivateisland.com.