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Mothers Who Brunch x Discovery Primea [Part 2]

You can read the first part HERE.

On the 3rd floor of Discovery Primea, you’ll find the amenities offered in the hotel.

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Yup, you read that right. There’s a chapel in the hotel. The Chapel of the Annunciation is solemn and serene with marble and wood design  It was designed by the same architect who made the Church of the Gesu in the Ateneo campus. This was my first time to see a chapel inside a hotel.

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Masses are held here for the guests and staff.
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Simple but eye-catching wood carving on the side panels.

Discovery Primea’s 37 Degrees Gym houses state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. No excuse to slack off in exercise even during a business stay or vacation!

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TechnoGym is a high-technology gym equipment wherein you can save the exercise program you’re doing in a flash drive.
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Favorite gym equipment haha!
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Lift weights before indulging in the buffet!

The pool was very inviting and I think Y wanted to take a dip! Complete with lounge chairs and a pool bar, the 20-meter heated infinity pool is not to be missed!

Relax and enjoy the Makati skyline.
Relax and enjoy the Makati skyline.

What’s a day with the girls without shopping?! Luckily for us, the hotel has an in-house lifestyle shop, Lily, which sells locally-crafted goods like bags, shoes, dresses and home decor! They also offer gift-wrapping services.

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Lily
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You can also shop for toiletries, snacks, laundry materials.
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Crochet goodies!
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Girls and shoes <3
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These dresses are hand-sewn by two ladies from Laguna. You’re sure to have a unique piece!
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Abre Linea is one social enterprise I support!

After the tour comes the pampering! Terazi Spa is the only spa in the metro that offers hammam, a traditional Turkish ritual, where you’ll lie in a stone table and stay in the room that has temperature going up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit! Half of the group opted to have a full body massage or a facial, which they said was very relaxing! Actually, just being in the spa was relaxing enough for me since it smelled of lemongrass and eucalyptus! I can’t wait to go back and use the gift certificate they gave us!

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Hammam
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Welcome drinks
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Couples can opt to relax together here!

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As for me, I chose to have my pampering at Toni & Guy. My hair was badly needing some attention and this invitation came at the right time! Sab, Helene, Mish and myself had our scalp and hair scanned by a Kerastase device, in order to know which hair concern should be addressed. I found out that my scalp is oily but my hair is dry! Kinda weird isn’t it?! But you have to remember that the scalp and hair are two different parts! So, the treatment they gave me was suited for my scalp and hair’s problems. And then, I got my hair cut and framed my face with bangs! I felt like a new person!

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You can also go here even if you’re not a hotel guest.
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So cool!
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Getting scanned!
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The status of my hair strands!
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Some chemistry class proved to be useful!
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The Kerastase products which I need to use!
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My fringe! I wish I could have curls like that for everyday!

To this day, my hair still feels healthy! And the fringe helps in concealing my forehead, hehe!

Thank you so much Mothers Who Brunch and Discovery Primea for this day! Truly one for the books! Pampered, fed and refreshed! Just what this momma needs! Looking forward to our next brunch 🙂

Part 1 is about the rooms and dining options in Discovery Primea. You might want to read about it too!

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Mothers Who Brunch x Discovery Primea [Part 1]

The Discovery group of hotels is known for their spacious accommodations and utmost personal service. And that’s what I witnessed when Mothers Who Brunch invited me for a day of pampering and chika at Discovery Primea.

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Our group that morning: Discovery Prime’s Director of Marketing Communications Mildred Amon, Maggie, Helen, me, Sabrina, Mish, Michelle and Tina.

The Discovery Leisure Company, a homegrown Filipino hospitality group, proudly unveils Discovery Primea, a deluxe hotel for business and leisure travelers on a quick sojourn or an extended stay in the city. Towering along Ayala Avenue in the pulsating Makati Central Business District is a soaring 68-storey skyscraper home to 141 rooms and suites with stunning vistas of Manila’s skyline. The first and only Philippine hotel to become a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, Discovery Primea is part of a prestigious portfolio of worldly and illustrious properties known for attentive and exclusive personalized service.

It was supposed to be me-time but as you can see, my baby girl tagged along! We had a tour of the rooms and dining options before we got to our pampering!

There are 141 rooms in the hotel and we got to visit two: a Deluxe and a Business Suite. Here’s what I liked about their rooms:

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Complete bar set-up including Nespresso machine and capsules
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TV by the tub

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Each room includes bathrobes, umbrella, soft bedroom slippers, a jewelry case in the safe and emergency flashlight.

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The Executive Suite has 2 rooms and a full functioning kitchen. You can even request the hotel’s staff to shop for your preferred dish’ ingredients so you can cook! Plus points to the washer/dryer.

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Aside from the view, I noticed that you can’t hear the noise going on outside. Situated along Ayala Ave., you’d know how busy it gets. You can relax by the window as what Y did in the picture above.

We got to visit two of the five dining options in the hotel: Flame and Restaurant Tapenade.

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I like the muted colors of the furniture. And those lamps!
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The open kitchen seating where you can chika with the chef!
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The living chandelier!
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I got tipsy just by looking at this wall. And it’s only a quarter of what they offer!

Flame is on the 16th floor which gives a picturesque view of the metro, somewhat a romantic place at night. I’ve heard good reviews about their contemporary continental cuisine, especially their Lobster Rice! It has an open kitchen, wide array of wines and liquors, Enomatic wine dispenser (it makes the wine taste good, daw) and uses Josper grill.

On the lobby level is Restaurant Tapenade, which offers an all-day dining of Mediterranean cuisine. Some restaurants offer a salad bar, but in Tapenade, they’ll offer you a Salad Room! It’s the first time I’ve been in a Salad Room and I was floored! There were greens, cheeses, breads and fresh, succulent oysters! I can stay in that room forever! We were treated to the Mediterranean Family Feast, which consists of a buffet bursting of flavors from Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Morocco and Turkey. My daughter liked their thin crust pizza and the soup, which I now forget what it’s called. I zeroed in on the Rib-Eye Steak and Paella!

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Sweets!!!
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They’ve got a brick oven so that that the dough gets nice and crunchy!
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Restaurant Tapenade
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Inside the Salad Room.
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Slurp!
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Carbssss!
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I went for the Valenciana.
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And this bad boy =)

That’s it for the tour! Part 2 of this escapade is our pampering at the 3rd floor of Discovery Primea. Thanks again Mothers Who Brunch for having me!

Discovery Primea

6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

+63 2 955.8888 | +63 2 988.2988

www.discoveryprimea.com

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