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
5. Green Canyon
Green Canyon in Pampanga is true to its name, offering the luxury and hospitality you’ll look for in a vacation, with a design that blends with the ecosystem it is built within. Among mountains, there are rivers and streams running freely beside the resort, boasting its pristine and untouched beauty.
Photos via Green Canyon
6. The Plaza Hotel
Inspired by the Spanish colonial architecture, The Plaza Hotel in Balanga, Bataan very much feels like leafing through the pages of our history textbooks, especially as it is located nearby the city hall, the plaza, and the cathedral. Its old-world charm makes for a truly Filipino experience, provincial yet luxurious, right in the heart of the city.
Photos via The Plaza Hotel
7. The Henry Cebu
A boutique hotel with personality, The Henry Cebu is certainly like no other. If you’re traveling for inspiration and creativity, you’ll find every room full of it, a different world on its own, from the red doorman that greets you, to conversation pieces right in every corner.
Photos via The Henry Hotel
8. The Lighthouse Marina Resort
Really, a lighthouse? Yes, the hotel is capped by a lighthouse and is perfect for every sea-loving visitor! Immerse in the tranquil experience of vacationing by the seas in The Lighthouse Marina Resort in Subic Bay. It has rooms called “Aqua” and offers sailing programs that beckon the adventurous souls.
Photos via Lighthouse Subic
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