8 Themed Hotels
to Experience the Philippines
By Patti Sunio
Vacationing in the Philippines has never been more fun, especially with the rise of concept hotels catering to every creative, niche interest, and exotic experience. You can now visit the Philippines’ most famed destinations, from the uphill in Tagaytay to the beaches in Subic, but not in the way you used to do.
With the long weekend just around the corner, why not take a breather in any of these themed hotels on our list?
1. Crosswinds Resort Suites
If you want to hide from the busyness of the city and immerse yourself in a quiet recluse surrounded by pine trees, then you’ve come to the right place. And the best part about Crosswinds Resort Suites in Tagaytay is you’re allowed to bring in your own food, for the full home-away-from-home experience!
Photos via Crosswinds Resort Suites
2. Vitalis White Sands Resort
Experience what it’s like to be living by the seaside at the Vitalis White Sands Resort in Ilocos Sur. It is right beside the local fishing village, so you get to take advantage of fresh catch, and a glimpse of the simple way of life by the shores, too.
Photos via Vitalis White Sands Resort
3. Hotel 1925
The story of Hotel 1925 runs deep and pays tribute to the one whose life has inspired its design, Rufino “Pinong’ Mijares, born in 1925. Its interiors are of remarkable design, with modern accents and heritage pieces against a vintage backdrop. A true gentleman’s barbershop, an Italian resto, and a bike shop are also part of this hotel’s story.
Photos via Hotel 1925
4. Hue Puerto Princesa
It’s got a unique façade that’ll only make you want to discover more. This is Hue Puerto Princesa, right in the most beautiful island in the world, Palawan. Up to the hallway interiors, the textured walls and floors, and the elegant accents, the design stays true to its local roots, responsive to its environment.
Photos via The Hue Hotel