Since I often find myself in Fort Bonifacio these days, I’ve come across a few places I now call my “favorite spots” in this part of the metro.
One of them is Seda BGC Hotel in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) which has become my go-to breakfast meeting spot and sometimes my afternoon “layover” place, where I work before I pick up the kids from school.
Seda Hotel is a fresh new concept in boutique hotels. Seda is the first wholly-owned and managed brand of Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts Corporation, with interiors designed by renowned Filipino architect and interior designer, Conrad Onglao.
Seda BGC Hotel opened in December 2012, as a hotel targeting the business community who come from all over the world. But more than that, it is a boutique hotel located in the prime Bonifacio Global City geared towards those who prefer more modern accommodations and more personalized service. As I’ve been here a couple of times, I’ve noticed quite a lot of families come to stay over the weekend to enjoy a restful “staycation” within the city.
Since Seda BGC is very casual and inviting, I like holding some of my breakfast meetings here or afternoon coffee dates with friends. The interiors of the hotel are modern and streamlined and could very well be a showcase of Philippine design. Pieces by Kenneth Cobonpue, Ann Pamintuan, Tom Epperson and photographer-industrialist Jaime Zobel de Ayala are proudly displayed in the lobby, guestrooms, restaurant and bar.
Their restaurant, Misto, located just in the lobby is open to both hotel guests and the public. They serve good Filipino and International comfort food here, which include some favorites: Osso Buco Lamb Shanks, Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon with Risotto, Tomato Soup, Crispy Beef Ribs and their Panna Cotta Trio.
And since I am now on the lookout for event spaces where to hold my upcoming events and parties, I was there again recently to check out what they have:
They have several function rooms to choose from that are perfect for smaller and more intimate social events. Their spaces are great alternatives to the usual top-of-mind venues that we commonly see in big hotels suited for larger events.
For those who are looking for places to hang out in after work or after dinner, you should also know that Seda BGC Hotel has a roofdeck bar called Straight Up Bar, which boasts of a spectacular view of the city skyline, especially at sunset! I’ve seen a lot of the “yuppy” and “ladies who lunch” crowd here who head straight to Straight Up Bar to have their cocktail drinks. The bar has great music too aside from delicious pica-picas in their menu, which all make this one of the most popular night spots at Bonifacio Global City.
And yes, this ultra luxe outdoor and rooftop bar can be used as an event space too! What a beautiful and unique venue don’t you think?
Seda BGC Hotel may be smaller compared to the other big hotels in the city, but its “boutiqueness” is really what makes them stand out from the rest. They offer great accommodations, good food, personalized service and a prime location. All these are hard to beat especially when you’re right here in the bustling Bonifacio Global City.
True to its name, Seda, or “silk” in Filipino, guarantees a new and seamless, unique hotel service for its guests.
The Seda Hotel collection includes Seda Centrio in Cagayan de Oro, Seda Abreeza in Davao, and Seda Nuvali in Laguna. More Seda hotels are being planned in conjunction with Ayala Land developments in key destinations of the Philippines.