Holiday Staycation w/ Make it Makati & Mastercard!

I've been busting my ass off this past month that I don't even have time to attend events and I always end up working during weekends. I am sooo tired and I really, really miss blogging regularly. I also need a breather! Anyway, parang divine intervention when Niche texted me and asked me if I would like to go on a quick Makati staycation with my girlfriend Anagon. YES, YES, YES!!! Even when that day finally came, I still had to do some work errands so I missed the scheduled lunch and orientation. :( I made it on time for our Makati tour, though! I had an amazing time with the Ayala peeps and blogger friends! Photos:)

beautiful Makati

Make It Makati x Mastercard 2015 promo launch last October 23! 
(Photo from Ana)

“For 3 years, Make It Makati and MasterCard, together with the country’s finest hotel brands – Raffles and Fairmont Makati, InterContinental Manila and Holiday Inn & Suites Makati, have been giving the public compelling reasons to stay in Makati” says Manny Blas, Ayala Land Vice President and Project Development Head of Makati.

What are the exciting deals for Mastercard holders? (November-December 2015)

Raffles and Fairmont Makati 

* 50% discount on Best Available room rates on weekends, Friday to Sunday (except for the following black-out dates: November 13-19, and Dec. 31). 

* 1 free buffet for every 4 diners at Spectrum 

*,Willow Stream Spa 50% off promo on weekdays - Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm, on all ala carte massage treatments.

InterContinental Manila and Holiday Inn & Suites Makati 

* 50% off on Best Flexible room rates on weekends! 

* 50% off at CafĂ© Jeepney and Flavors. This is applicable to a minimum of two diners and a maximum of 10 for every visit. 

*For every three diners at Prince Albert, the fourth eats for free. 

*20% discount on treatments at the InterContinental Spa and Holiday Inn & Suites Spa. (check-in guests only)

Book your staycation at any of the hotels mentioned above and enjoy a Circuit Makati Bundle that includes 2 Circuit Bazaar Tickets, 2 Karl Edwards Bazaar Tickets, 2 Solar Mad Fest Tickets, and a food voucher for every Power Mac Center Spotlight ticket purchase. 

Our room at Holiday Inn!

Hotel assignments was through draw lots and I'm so happy Ana got Holiday Inn & Suites! Was supposed to have a client meeting in Glorietta that evening and pullouts the next day, so I secretly prayed for that. Holiday Inn kasi is located beside Glorietta lang. Haha. Thank you, Lord! Had to resched my meeting though 'coz there was suddenly a jampacked Makati tour for all the participants and I have this FOMO. Hehe. 

love it!!!

thanks Ana for the room pics! 

Bed big enough for the 2 of us! Nagkasha kaming 3 nila Tracy!:)

My favorite area. Naks. Haha. Perfect for those who still need to work even on a holiday. present! Lakas maka CEO ng dating. Lol. 

labeled pillows! 

super comfy bed! Ana and I each have our own side. Kay Tracy yung middle. Haha.



When I got there, at around 3:45pm, Ana was eating room service na! You won't ever starve here. Also, best fries eveeer. YUM. 

 room service

our personalized overnight bags!  

 view outside our window:)

 Hello, Niche!

Before going to the lobby, Ana and I had a quick photo-op at this area where the resto is located...
 perfect tambay spot

Best place to catch up with your friends! always fun bonding with Ana!

 thanks Niche for our photo!

 Girlfriends (heart emoji-tinype ko nalang kasi ayaw sa blogspot haha)

 My white top is from River Island, jumper is thrifted & brogues from SM Parisian!

Our itinerary was filled with Makati discoveries so I was really excited! Couldn't wait to explore the new entertainment district that is Circuit Makati:)

So cute our tour bus noh? It's also a free shuttle service to Circuit Makati for everyone!  

Here o:)

Other press people and bloggers who are staying in Holiday Inn, Raffles and Fairmont.

 Our first stop was this Lifescapes by Alveo showroom! 

 Love this detailed Circuit Makati diorama!

 Makati's development on the wall

Circuit Makati by Ayala Land, Makati's new lifestyle hub has everything for everyone-- shopping malls, hotels, residential and office skyscrapers, artificial football field (called Gatorade Chelsea FC Blue Pitch), Mountain Dew skate park, Power Mac Center Spotlight (where small concerts or performances are held), Go Kart race track, and Globe Circuit events ground. So much to do here!

Second stop? City Kart Racing!

 Line for registration


 Waiver ata to

 Parisian brogues twinning with Sarah Tirona

 Sarah's group!

 The pretty Alyssa!

 Flag-waver showdown! Haha. Cathy of TheSoshal Network & Raiza:)

 Push girls!

 Ready to race!

I had a hard time controlling my kart (mostly due to my shoes slipping) so I wasn't able to drive properly. The helmet was also super loose it kept on blocking my face and my view. Haha! It was still so much fun!

 They emailed us our speed results! 

Walked over to Backyard Kitchen & Brew for dinner...

 Food Coma


We were on a rush so we had to take out our food to make it on time for Sandbox Co's No Filter 2.0, a play about millenials, shown at the Power Mac Spotlight theater!

Play started at around 8:30pm and ended at around 11:30pm! Wow. Didn't expect it to be that long. Didn't mind though 'coz it was so good I did not want it to end. So much relate & hugot! The play tackled every corner of a millenial's personality and soul-- their dreams, love, heartbreaks, aspirations, family, friends, success and failures.The actors went all out and each one gave an amazing performance. All the scenes and dialogues are relatable, fresh and honest. Every word uttered pierces through your heart, body and soul. I love it. We loved it!  Congrats to everyone behind this brilliant piece of art! :) 

 Taking photos and videos during the play was not allowed so curtain call lang meron ako 

 My favorite scene is that of Cai Cortez's "Love Me Tinder". Super laughtrip!

 Another favorite would be the story about Icarus. How a dad and his son live and defines life.

 Loved Sam Concepcion's job interview and break-up segment!

 Micah Munoz, Lauren Young, Sam Conception, Cai Cortez & Khalil Kaimo :)

 This theater could accommodate up to 300 people:)

It was a long day so it was finally time to retire and enjoy our awesome room at Holiday Inn!
 Room service time!

Tracy's here!!! And the food! Hehe

 So much craziness happened

 Food pa more

 Don't invite Tracy to dinner or lunch especially if you're super hungry. 50 years magpic! Haha!

Slept super late coz we can't stop talking and laughing! Ana had a 5am calltime for an out of town event so no sleep sha. Wawuh:( Tracy and I skipped breakfast to sleep some more. Tracy woke up earlier than me to avail their spa service. Since I have no breakfast photos, refer to my 2013 Holiday Inn staycation post nalang. Hihi. :)

Leaving was bittersweet!

Tracy and I left a little over 2pm coz we watched Aldub Ang Tamang Panahon pa. Haha! We could stay there forever. But you know, sometimes, all good things should come to an end. Thank you so much Niche, Ayala, Make it Makati and Holiday Inn for giving us the break we deserve! Haha DDSS--deserve na deserve sa sarili. For serious, thank you. Makati is awesome. 

So guys, go get that needed R&R this holiday at the place to be that is Makati! Go alone, with your friends or with your family. Make it great, make it hassle-free, make it convenient, make it Makati. You deserve it. :) 

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1 comment :

  1. I want to have them. And thanks for your share .


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