EVERY now and then the humdrum stress of life and work get the better of us, leaving us anxious wrecks in need of some pampering. The usual prescribed self-care remedy is simple: a well-deserved vacation! Maybe a trip to a foreign country, a beach excursion, or a soothing day hike in the cold hinterlands.
But for those who aren’t fans of time-consuming Visa applications, long commutes, manic dashes to the airport, and stressful connecting flights, a new option has emerged: the staycation! To my titos and titas, scratching their heads: it’s a portmanteau of “stay” and “vacation” – a laidback day of comfort and indulgence. A cozy hotel room, a dip at the pool, some lounging while reading a good book – maybe a massage and nap, before spoiling yourself to a hearty meal finished off with some decadent dessert! Who could ask for more?
Now that you know what it takes to be a budding staycanitionista, what if I told you that just for the price of an overnight stay at a hotel suite, you could be granted access to a mega world of premier Filipino hospitality, for one whole year!
Behold Megaworld Hotels’ Club Access, an exclusive membership privilege card packed with exciting perks and discounts from some of the finest local hotel brands in the country. The most affordable hotel privilege card to date, Club Access grants its members nearly five nights of complimentary stays – on top of generous unlimited discounts on the best available room rates and dining – in Megaworld’s six existing and ten soon-to-open homegrown hotels. From Richmonde to Belmont to Savoy and more, Club Access is a powerful card that can bring your staycation to the next level.
‘Quintessential’ travel companion
“Club Access is designed for the quintessential traveler, someone who wants to experience the best accommodations our hotels can offer in several key destinations like Boracay, Tagaytay, and soon, Cebu. It is perfect for people who love being pampered and know that they deserve the best,” said Natalie Lim, general manager of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, also Club Access spokesperson.
With Megaworld properties located in thriving tourism destination, Club Access is the travel companion you shouldn’t leave at home. The developer’s existing hotel brands include Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, Belmont Hotel Manila, Savoy Hotel Manila, and Savoy Hotel Boracay.
Between this year and the next three years, ten more homegrown hotels will open and become part of the Club Access program: Twin Lakes Hotel Tagaytay, and Chinatown Hotel in Binondo, Manila, both of which will be opening within the next year; Savoy Hotel Mactan and Belmont Hotel Mactan Newtown, both in Mactan Island, Cebu; Belmont Hotel Boracay and Chancellor Hotel Boracay, both in Boracay Island; Kingsford Hotel and Grand Westside Hotel in Westside City within the booming Entertainment City near Manila Bay; and the recently announced Belmont Hotel Iloilo in Iloilo Business Park and the Upper East Hotel in Bacolod City.
Club Access members get an unlimited 20 percent discount on best available rates in all types of rooms, inclusive of breakfast for two. Even with promotional rates and special holidays, members can still get 10 percent discount.
“For every stay in the hotel, members will also receive our exclusive welcome amenities. There will also be a priority lane for Club Access members so they don’t need to queue in long lines for check-ins and check-outs,” adds Lim. “So far, this is the only hotel privilege card that provides more hotel choices within the Philippines, especially in key tourism areas like Cebu, Boracay, and Tagaytay.”
THIS COULD BE YOU
Picture this: You arrive at the Boracay jetty port, already in awe of the newly rehabilitated island’s azure waters. You’re amazed to find that the Savoy Hotel Boracay shuttle is already there waiting to take you to Megaworld’s Newcoast property. The driver helps you with your bags before the van heads for the hotel without a hitch. At the Savoy Hotel Boracay lobby, you’re greeted with warm smiles and a soothing welcome drink.
No lines for you! With Club Access, members get their own priority lanes. Without a second wasted, you’re ushered to your hotel room. You take in the scenic beach view from your window and bask in the glow of the summer sun. You consider taking a short nap before heading to the private shoreline of Newcoast beach, no large noisy crowds in sight – or maybe you’ll lounge by the pool. Your staycation has begun!
This could be your life, with Club Access – just P6,999 for a year’s membership – ready to bring you the best Megaworld hospitality has to offer./PN