Microtel Inn & Suites Cavite

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Microtel Inn & Suites is a budget hotel chain with locations in many countries, including the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico and Honduras.

It is said that a stay in any Microtel facility is equal to a stay in any other Microtel Inn & Suites, as the hotel chain sticks to the international standards of quality while ensuring affordability.

The Microtel Inn & Suites Cavite has 57 rooms, and provides an ideal setting that combines comfort, privacy and a convenient location at great value.

The Gateway Business Park/ Special Economic Zone and the First Cavite Industrial Estate are conveniently nearby, making the hotel a perfect place for travelers with business affairs in the area.

One of the best things about the Microtel Inn & Suites Cavite is that the hotel is located within the 700-hectare Eagle Ridge Golf and Residential Estates- which has four championship golf courses for your enjoyment. The courses have been designed by Isao Aoki, Andy Dye, Nick Faldo and Greg Norman.

The hotel does not have in-house dining facilities, but there are many restaurants and bars nearby, which are easily accessible from the hotel.

Other amenities, facilities and services include wi-fi internet connection at the lobby and a business center, which may be used for a minimal fee.

Average year-round price is US$41 per room-night. Other Microtel Inn & Suites locations include Baguio, Batangas, Boracay, Davao and Tarlac.

Microtel Inn & Suites
Eagle Ridge, Cavite, Philippines
(632) 671.7171

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Cheers, everyone!


Red Box: Singing to the Tune of Global Karaoke Entertainment

Thursday, October 9, 2008

from the personal travel notes of Renzie Baluyut.

Red Box has always been my first choice when it comes to great karaoke here in Metro Manila. It's comfortable, it's got a huge selection of songs, they got good food and drinks, and you can do so much more than just karaoke.

In fact, when family and friends fly in from out-of-town, one of the places I take them to at first opportunity is Red Box, and spend several hours singing our lungs out, playing billiards, or even going for a round of Nintendo Wii.

Here's something on Red Box from the official press kit I got a few days ago:

Only an international entertainment hub would understand that more than just getting a perfect score, true karaoke is a multi-sensory experience.

This is especially true in the Philippine karaoke scene where in the past, karaoke bars were viewed as sleazy, noise generating nuisances. Several attempts to make karaoke a more palatable experience popped left and right, but none gave the discerning, music-loving market a venue edgy and savvy enough to suit their taste.

But in 2003, Red Box, a leading karaoke bar in Hong Kong and Malaysia, splashed a new color to the metro's karaoke industry, one that exudes global sophistication. Since then, Red Box was able to redefine the concept of the genuine karaoke experience as something that is chic and classy--a destination anchored on the diversity of entertainment options.

“The needs of the Filipino karaoke market have evolved – they became well traveled, more modern, and greatly aware of the options available to them. They put premium on technology, style, and fun. And for a music loving nation whose demands are changing, I believe that Red Box is all of these – a fashionable place for cosmopolitan karaoke experience and more,” says Paolo del Rosario, Marketing Director of Red Box.

A fusion of music, dining, leisure and recreation, Red Box has delighted aspiring singers, food connoisseurs, laid back drinkers, rowdy gamers, and even top notch executives.

Songs to Last the Whole Night Long

Red Box is probably holds the distinction of being a karaoke bar that holds the most extensive song selection in the market today. With approximately 100, 000 songs and music videos that is updated on a weekly basis, enthusiasts can choose from the classic favorites like Frank Sinatra's My Way, to Britney Spears' latest hit, to Regine Velasquez's newest single, defining Red Box is a music oasis where anyone can sing his or her heart out in style.

Drink and Dine the Global Way

Most karaoke bars don't pay much attention to their food and drink offerings. How many times have you gone to a karaoke and ordered the usual sisig along with a conventional beer brand prepared and served in the same way bystanders in a sari-sari store do it?

Red Box's dining experience and menu is at par with the best restaurants in the city. Guided by culinary experts, Red Box offers a delectable selection of gastronomic delights ranging from local, Asian, continental and even vegetarian dishes. It is also the first karaoke bar to open at lunch time, providing metropolitan gourmands additional dining destinations.

To complement the menu, Red Box offers a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Quench your thirst after an intense song with skillfully prepared cocktail drinks like all time favorites Margarita and Sex on the Beach; top international beer brands like Stella Artois and Corona, and internationally renowned gourmet coffees and teas from The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

World Class Leisure and Recreation Haven

Red Box also features a mix of leisure and recreational facilities that adds a sophisticated twist to your karaoke experience. This unique offering also enables you and your family or friends to gather in one place despite of varying interests. Whether you opt to play a game of pool, battle it out on the poker table or simply lounge in the karaoke bar's comfy sofa, Red Box makes sure that nobody will be left out of the fun.

The Hue of International Karaoke Experience

With Red Box's extensive and well thought of services, today’s more sophisticated urbanites can enjoy a karaoke experience that is comparable to how most first class cities in the world enjoy their own. “Before Red Box, the karaoke business has never been taken seriously. Mixing art, technology and a lot of fun, we want our customers to sing, eat, drink, play and lounge in the distinctly global Red Box way,” says Paolo.

Experience a different level of karaoke high. Red Box has branches in Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma. For more information and inquiries, please call 757-6188 or visit www.redbox.com.ph.

Photos and text from the Red Box press kit.

Cheers, everyone.


Vivere at the Richville Regency Suites in Alabang

Thursday, October 2, 2008

From the travel notes of Renzie Baluyut.

Located in Alabang, at the southern tip of Metro Manila, the Vivere at the Richville Regency Suites offers a lovely place to stay for both business and leisure travellers.

The Vivere at the Richville Regency Suites is a 4-star hotel with a wide range of accomodation arrangements- with studios, suites and even 2-bedroom units. Arrangements can be made should you choose to stay for weeks or months at a time, or even a year. Units come with fully equipped kitchenettes and bars making for a more comfortable and enjoyable stay.

• Superior Room (Standard Room) - Floor Area: 34-35 square meters
• Deluxe Suite (One-bedroom Suite) - Floor Area: 38-42 square meters
• Executive Suite (One-bedroom Suite) - Floor Area: 42-44 square meters
• Premiere Suite (One-bedroom Suite) - Floor Area: 59-61 square meters
• Imperial Suite (Two-bedroom Suite) - Floor Area: 72-75 square meters
• Regal Suite (Two-bedroom Suite) - Floor Area: 105 square meters
• Royal Suite (Two-bedroom Suite) - Floor Area: 73 square meters

Guests who have stayed at Vivere at the Richville Regency Suites were very pleased with the staff, praising them for their attentiveness, hospitality and special attention- particularly with guests travelling with children.

Dining facilities of note include the Vivere Skyline located at the 31st floor, which serves buffet breakfast by day and has a magnificent view of the bay and the city, especially at night.

Other amenities, facilities and services include function rooms for banquets and meetings, The Forest Stream Spa, a business center, the Fitness Edge Gym and a playroom for children.

Vivere at the Richville Regency Suites
5102 Bridgeway Ave. Filinvest Corporate City,
Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines
(+632) 771.7777

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Cheers, everyone!


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