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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Because I wanted to relax for the KTG Christmas Party, I went on ahead and booked a room at EDSA SHANGRILA. All I wanted was to be prepared and not worry about going home late at night. I had the freedom to relax and enjoy.
It was that time of year again. Christmas. The Philippines has one of the longest Christmas Celebration in the world because it starts when the "ber" months kicks in. From buying gifts to putting up that Christmas Tree. As I entered the hotel, Edsa Shangri-la greeted me with this huge Christmas Tree in their lobby.
Because the lines at the check in counter was pretty long, I was fortunate enough to be accommodated in one of the Guest Relations desk found in the lobby. Juki was welcoming and had a warm smile when she processed my check in.

Something that you don't get to see everyday is that the process is paperless. According to JUKI, only Makati Shangri-la and Edsa Shangri-la have this way of checking in. A couple of signatures and you are good to go.
 Since the deluxe garden room I booked wasn't available, I was billeted in EDSA SHANGRILA'S Tower Wing.
From what I gathered, it was the newly renovated wing. After exiting the elevators, the carpets weren't worn out and it seems that the walls had a fresh round of paint giving it a lighter atmosphere.

Hello 417. My room for the night.

 After setting up my work station, I checked out what the room had to offer.

 But I did took care of my tummy first with their welcome treat. A banana bread cake.
Everything that you would need to hang your clothes are in the closet.

 The bathroom was pretty much normal. Generic toiletries from Shangrila.
 I just didn't like it how the shower area was the same with the bath tub. Also, they did have hands free bidet so that's a plus.
Sleep quality was all right. The twin bed was just proportional. I was hoping that it would be a queen sized bed.

 Since I couldn't really sleep just yet because of the amazing MAD FOR WAGYU BUFFET in HEAT, I went on over to their HEALTH CLUB.
 The health club is basically two floors of awesomeness. The ground floor houses the locker and the wet floor area. It is open from 6am to 12midnight. It has a steam room, sauna and a jacuzzi.
 The second floor is where all the fun starts. This operates 24/7. 
 For those boxer enthusiasts.
 And a lot of treadmills and bikes with cable tv in their monitors.
After a quick workout, I had a couple of chocolates which I brought from home. Perfect way to end the night.

 Of course, they had a pool to service the chill needs of their patrons.
The pool can be crowded in the afternoon and night. I would suggest you go for a swim in the morning. They have a location that caters for the young ones and even have a deep end on the other side.
 Since breakfast was part of the package, I had it in HEAT. HEAT is the in house all day buffet restaurant of EDSA SHANGRILA.

 They basically serve everything for breakfast and more.

My first of many plates.
EDSA SHANGRILA HOTEL is an amazing property. It may be a bit old but its location is amazing. IT is like a tranquil paradise in the middle of the concrete jungle. Given that the price for a room is a little steep when compared to other 5 star hotels in the area, you could be sure of their service. For 7,800 Php nett, I had a twin room and breakfast for two in HEAT. Not bad. I would suggest that you look for deals outside of Edsa Shang's website as they could fetch you a discount. Cheers.
Thank you very much KTG for the awesome gifts :) Cheers.


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Disclaimer: Paid for my stay. Wrote this based on my experience.

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