A SECOND tower is being added to the Seda hotel in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to cater to the growing demand for premier accommodations in the business district.

The Seda BGC, which first opened in 2012, will have a ballroom that accommodate up to 420, a restaurant with 220 seats, and a chic lobby.

Once completed within the next few months, the hotel will have 521 rooms, consisting of guest rooms, suites and serviced residences.

“Seda BGC was expanded to keep pace with the surging demand for premier accommodations and facilities in the area,” Andrea Mastellone, senior group general manager at Ayala Hotels and Resorts, said in a statement.

The two towers are connected through an expansive ground floor lobby. Seda BGC retained its contemporary design theme, with a burst of greenery to exude a welcoming ambience.

Contemporary art pieces by Filipino artists such as Ayala Corp. chairman emeritus and photographer Jaime Zobel de Ayala and Ann Pamintuan can be found in the lobby.

Misto, the hotel’s restaurant, offers daily breakfast and lunch buffets. It has a show kitchen, a private dining room for 10 persons and a semi-private area for up to 30 persons.

“Misto is one of the new building’s highlights,” said Mr. Mastellone, who noted the new restaurant’s capacity is six times more than the original one.

Seda BGC’s ballroom can now accommodate up to 420 persons, theater-style, with a spacious pre-function area, and is divisible into three smaller function rooms. It also has four meeting rooms that can accommodate from 12 up to 50 persons.

The hotel’s guest rooms have also been updated, as the usual rectangular desk has been replaced by a more functional glass-topped round table with an executive chair.

There are also new room categories such as the Executive Suite and the top-of-the-line Seda Suite, as well as studios and one-bedroom serviced residences which will open within the next few months.

Mr. Mastellone said some facilities and amenities will be soon be transferred to the new tower. These include the Club Rooms and Club Lounge, Straight Up roof deck bar, the gym and pool.

“All will be bigger than the original,” he said.

Seda Hotels owned by Ayala Land, Inc. now has nine properties in key cities around the country.