I have always wanted to book a hotel reservation for a family staycation at one of the most premium hotels in Manila, Solaire Resort and Casino. With the good reviews I read and heard since the first day it opened, I can’t help but be more enthusiastic to personally experience the exceptional service they offer and indulge in the comfortable and luxurious rooms they have. And now, here’s another reason why I should bring my little family here, Solaire recently opened its newest wing – the Sky Tower.
Solaire Resort and Casino’s Sky Tower is a spacious and deluxe leisure complex encompassing new facilities for living in, gaming, dining and entertainment. It consists of 312 all-suite hotel, additional VIP gaming areas, an exclusive Chinese restaurant ans whisky bar for VIP gamers, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, and a lyric theater.
I was fortunate to be part of the group of media and bloggers invited for a special walk-through of the Sky Tower, a day before it was opened to the public. Lunch was served at the Waterside Restobar, one of the two restaurants of Sky Tower. Waterside Restobar sources the best local products, which are transformed into Latin American and Mediterranean delicacies.
Valenciana was served individually . It’s a classic saffron spiced paella with chicken, prawns and pimento. As for the dessert, we had Chocolate Tart in raspberry jelly and Pineapple ravioli, chili and sorbet. We had a delightful dining experience with the delish serving of food not to mention the elegant interiors and the distinct laid-back ambience.
After the delectable gastronomic treat at the Waterside Restobar, we started the media walk-through with Solaire’s amiable staff. As I mentioned earlier, Solaire’s Sky Tower features two restaurants, the Waterside Restobar and the Oasis Garden Cafe.
From morning until early evening, Oasis Garden Cafe offers a wide selection of coffee, tea, traditional snacks, and artisanal finger sandwiches. By sundown, the vibe turns into that of a stylish lounge that offers a full complement of cocktails and drinks served with the usual Solaire panache. Pastries, cakes and other sweets are offered at a price that won’t hurt the pocket.
“The Sky Tower elevates Solaire yet another step higheri nto the very top tier of world-class integrated resorts, and is a tremendous game-changer in providing best-in-class guest experience.” — Thomas Arasi, BRC President and Chief operating Officer
The 17-storey five-star hotel features opulent suites that range from 124 aquare meters to as large as 936 square meters. The suites showcase sophistication in the midst of a tropical casino resort destination, showcasing both international and local interiors topped by a majestic view of the Manila Bay sunset.
The premium suites of Sky Tower boast of lavish finishes, luxurious in-room facilities, and an overall aura of sophistication and elegance. The wood and gold metal accents, gold-leaf finish at the ceiling, marble flooring with earth-tone hand-tufted rugs contributed to the luxurious look of the suite.
The premiere suite is an 87-94 square meter suite with advanced touch-screen technology to control curtains, lighting, TV and room temperature. It has a luxurious king size bed with 100% cotton linens.
At nightfall, witness the breathtaking Manila Bay sunset give way to a nightscape of festive city lights.
The bathroom has a huge vanity mirror with marble flooring and custom-designed twin vanity marble sinks. There’s also a bath tub and shower stall with rain shower head plus a separate walk-in shower with rain shower head.
The new gaming facilities at the third level include 10 exceptionally spacious and well-appointed gaming salons with 66 VIP gaming tables and 223 slot machines. VIP gamers have exclusive access to House of Zhou and to The Macallan Whisky Bar located also at the third level.
The ballroom has a capacity of 1,000 for table seating or 1,300 for a reception or conference. It can be divided into five rooms for more intimate events. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art presentation equipment and are provided with full banquet and catering facilities.
The crown jewel of Solaire Resort and Casino is The Theatre.
This certified 1,760-seat lyric theatre is designed to provide a superior audio-visual experience for a wide range of theatre plays and musicals, dance performances, concerts, and amplified music and speech events.
For guests’ convenience, The Theatre is connected to a new multi-level parking garage that can accommodate and secure over 3,000 vehicles.
Solaire Resort & Casino
1 Asean Avenue, Entertainment City,
Paranaque City, Manila,