I know that Christmas is just around the corner whenever I see lights and grand-looking installations already being set-up around the streets and malls of Makati. Exciting times! But with all the thrill also comes the stress of the typical holiday rush.
Makati, along with dependable lifestyle card MasterCard, makes sure they offer everything under their roof so that shoppers get variety and convenience without the need to go too far.
The Makati x MasterCard holiday promo launch was held last October 23 at the Greenbelt 5 Gallery:
Lunch spread was prepared by 5-star Raffles & Fairmont Makati hotels, InterContinental Manila, and Holiday Inn & Suites Makati. Everything's super good!
The event's host, Chesca Litton:
They also showed a snippet from the musical Chuva Choo Choo, one of the plays staged at Ayala's newest Power Mac Spotlight. (Posted about the launch HERE)
“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.
Which means more enticing deals for accommodations, dining, and wellness so we have more reasons to choose a Makati Staycation!
During the event, they gave away four Rimowa luggages via raffle! Lucky winners!
The Makati Staycation Deals:
From November to December 2015, MasterCard holders can avail of Raffles and Fairmont Makati rooms at a 50% discount on Best Available rates on weekends, Friday to Sunday (except for the following black-out dates: November 13-19, and Dec. 31). Spend your holiday lunch and dinner socials with 1 free buffet for every 4 diners at Spectrum. While savoring your staycation, indulge as well in some “me” time at the renowned Willow Stream Spa, with a 50% off promo on weekdays - Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm, on all ala carte massage treatments.
On the other hand, at the InterContinental Manila and Holiday Inn & Suites Makati hotels, MasterCard ups the ante of your holiday dining experience with discounts of up to 50% off at Café Jeepney and Flavors. This is applicable to a minimum of two diners and a maximum of 10 for every visit. In addition, for every three diners at Prince Albert, the fourth eats for free. Book your Makati getaway and avail of 50% off on both the Intercontinental Manila and Holiday Inn and Suites Makati’s Best Flexible room rates on weekends! Pamper and reward yourself with a soothing massage and get 20% discount on treatments at the InterContinental Spa and Holiday Inn & Suites Spa.
Book your staycation at any of the participating hotels, 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.
Cheers to the fun happenings for Holiday 2015 with Make it Makati x MasterCard!
After the program, we all went to our own hotels. Pax and I got Holiday Inn & Suites with the Poquiz Sisters and The Soshal Network.
So happy to be back in Holiday Inn, which is conveniently located just next to Glorietta.
Imagine if you're booked here for the holidays! Spend endless hours scouring the sales at the mall, just a few steps away, and enjoy coming home to a luxurious respite where you can kick off your heels, relax and unwind at the end of a tiring day.
I like our room at the Holiday Inn. Still the same since the Clingies last vacation here last 2013.
Thank you for the welcome bags and note! I especially love that they are personalized.
Watched local TV and relaxed before we went on several activities that night:
Room service for merienda:
I always enjoy Pax's company. We always just laugh, and I can't seem to stop talking whenever I'm with her, hehe.
We had several agendas that afternoon, one of which is to visit the new Ayala destination Circuit Makati. We rode this cute shuttle:
With Pax and Niche:
You can also ride this shuttle to Circuit Makati for FREE! Like them on FACEBOOK for the stops and schedule.
We reached Circuit Makati from Holiday Inn in less than 30 minutes (that's 10 minutes lang siguro if not rush hour). We first went to the Circuit Makati Solstice Condominium showroom to learn more about this new entertainment district.
Makati, a history:
Makati's lifestyle hub, Circuit Makati by Ayala Land offers shopping malls, hotels, residential and office skyscrapers, along with football turf, skate park, and an outdoor entertainment area (where they hold concerts and music festivals).
Before dinner, the group tried the Circuit Makati's City Kart Racing!
Registration + Price List:
It was my first time to try this (and I don't drive), but the experience is super exhilarating! Gusto ko bumalik!
After my time, I immediately received an email of my speed and the results. Galing!
Then we had dinner in Backyard, which is just walking distance from the City Kart Racing:
Then we ended our night at the Power Mac Spotlight theater for Sandbox's No Filter 2.0.
Ayala Land and Apple's new black box theater can accommodate around 300 people.
Watched the hugot monologues with Pax, Sarah and Alyssa:
Super galing! At around 3 hours, they've tackled a lot of life issues that made the audience laugh, cry, squirm, etc. Nakaka relate!
Micah Munoz, Lauren Young, Sam Concepcion, Cai Cortez, and Khalil Kaimo. My favorite, most prob, was the one with Icarus as told by Micah Munoz.
Congrats to the cast and team behind No Filter for giving us something to talk about and think about before going to bed.
Went back to our hotel for more bonding time with my roommates Tracy and Pax. Kagulo!
We slept past 4am already just talking and talking. Had midnight snack via Holiday Inn's 24 hours room service, while teaching Pax how to Snapchat.
We did so much new things and accomplished a lot in less than a day, but I wasn't super tired that night because of Makati Staycation's accessibility and convenience. This is a less stressful, more fun option for your Christmas 2015. Reservations can be made by logging on at www.makeitmakati.com, or by contacting the Reservation Desks of participating hotels. So why go anywhere else, Make It Makati!
For more information, visit Make It Makati’s official pages: