August 2, 2016

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

The Picasso Hotel in Makati

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, or simply The Picasso Makati, is one of our favorite hotels in the Makati Central Business District (Manila, Philippines), especially during weekends when the area is void of its usually high volume of cars and dense population of office workers, thus providing guests with the luxury of fresher air to breath and more space to move around.

The Picasso Hotel in Makati
Hotel Lobby | The Picasso Makati

The Picasso Makati is managed by Hospitality Innovators Inc (Hi!), the same group behind Azumi Boutique Hotel in Alabang and Y2 Residence Hotel in Makati. We have stayed at The Picasso Makati for two times already, and customer service was consistently outstanding. Check-in was effortless and very convenient since guests can seat on the couch while the receptionists process the check-in. Note that an incidental deposit of P1,000.00 (~US$22.00) per night will be collected upon check-in.

The Picasso Hotel in Makati
Elevator Lobby | The Picasso Makati

The Picasso Makati is a one of a kind boutique hotel in Metro Manila where the interior is filled with art pieces and walls serve as blank canvases splashed with stark colors of reds, blues, yellows and violet. The hotel is named after Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter and sculptor who pioneered the Cubism art movement, and from whom the design of the hotel took its inspiration. The Elevator Lobby for instance is filled with elements of Cubism such as the checkered floor and the rectangular patterns of the furniture pieces.

The Picasso Hotel in Makati
The Barcelona Suite | The Picasso Makati

The Picasso Makati has a total of 136 guestrooms and suites and are classified into four room types: Studio, Premier Studio, Suite and Loft (check room rates). The rooms are then further divided into room categories with names based on various Spanish cities where Pablo Picasso spent significant chapters of his life. The room categories also come in different color themes that reflect the topography and geography of the city after which they are named.


FEATURED ROOM
The Madrid Studio
The Studio Room is one of the four room types of The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences in Makati City (Manila, Philippines). Although its the most basic room type, The Studio Room is luxuriously spacious at 45 sqm which, in Makati City standards, is much bigger than the average size of similar hotel guestroom types in the area. Studio Rooms are ideal for couples or small families looking for an affordable weekend staycation in the city.

FEATURED ROOM
The Barcelona Suite
The Suite Rooms at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences in Makati City (Manila, Philippines) are perfect for families or group of friends looking for more room space for their weekend staycation. Measuring at 88 sm, the Suite Room is twice the size of the hotel's Studio Room. It has a separate bedroom and living areas, as well as an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and walk-in shower.

All guest rooms and suites are equipped with a kitchenette with a mini refrigerator, an electric stove, a microwave oven, and an electric kettle, as well as rice cooker, cooking utensils, dinner plates, spoon & fork sets, glassware, iron, and ironing board available upon request. These residential amenities make The Picasso Makati an ideal Staycation hotel for couples or families who prefer to cook their own meals during their stay (check room availability).

The Picasso Hotel in Makati
Fitness Center | The Picasso Makati

Located on the 5th and 6th floors of the hotel is the Fitness Center which is open daily from 6:00am to 11:00pm. Checked-in guests can take advantage of their complimentary access to the fitness center and make use of its training machines and free wights. During weekend staycations, morning jogging is one of our recommended fitness activity in the area.

The Picasso Hotel in Makati
Function Room | The Picasso Makati

The Picasso Makati also has a Function Room which can be configured in various set-ups to accommodate any corporate or social gatherings. It can play host to business meetings, trainings, seminars and parties. During our stay, the hotel hosted a weekend film showing inside the Function Room where couches were arranged to provide us a comfortable viewing experience.

Art Gallery at The Picasso Hotel in Makati
Art Gallery | The Picasso Makati

Having an in-house Art Gallery is another feature that sets The Picasso Makati apart from other hotels in Metro Manila. The art gallery is curated by Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea and features local contemporary Filipino art reflecting fresh ideas and concepts via different media. The art gallery is located on the 4th floor and is open daily from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Entrance is free to the public.

Pablo Restaurant at The Picasso Hotel in Makati
Pablo Restaurant | The Picasso Makati

Located on the ground floor of the hotel is Pablo Restaurant, the all-day dining restaurant of The Picasso Makati. The restaurant is inspired by the modern bistros in Europe and serves both local and international dishes, with strong influences from Spanish cuisine. The wood parquet flooring and the warm lights provide a cozy and elegant atmosphere, while tastefully selected chill-out tracks playing at the background give a relaxed yet classy mood to the diners.

Room Service | The Picasso Makati

If your idea of a staycation is locking yourself up in your room to enjoy the comfort of  the bed and in-room amenities, then in-room dining is for you. You can of course cook your own food, or order from Pablo Restaurant's Room Service which you can charge against your incidental deposit. Alternatively, you can call food delivery from your preferred restaurant.

Filipino Breakfast | Pablo Restaurant at The Picasso Makati

An overnight stay at The Picasso Makati (book now) comes, by default, with complimentary deluxe continental breakfast for two persons served at Pablo Restaurant. The breakfast includes a choice of a set breakfast meal with options of Filipino, American and Western dishes. In addition, the breakfast also includes refillable coffee and selected continental breakfast items served buffet-style including breads, jams, fresh garden salad, cold cuts, cheeses and fresh fruits.

Where to Eat near The Picasso Makati
Restaurants
Le Creperie
New Bombay
Top of the Citi
Lulu Restaurant
C'Italian Dining
Catch Restaurant
Elbert's Steak Room
8 Cuts Burger Blends
Mendokoro Ramenba
The Wholesome Table
Fastfood
Jollibee
Chowking
Burger King


Delivery
McDonalds
(8-6236)
Yellow Cab Pizza
(789-9999)
Cafes
Figaro
Starbucks
Cafe France
Toby's Estate
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

Bars
Hooch Bar
Rue Bourbon Bar


Breakfast is served from 6:00am to 10:00am. If you are not a breakfast person, you can book a room only rate, and  have your ala carte brunch at Pablo Restaurant or at any nearby restaurants, cafes or fastfood stores.

The Picasso Makati sadly doesn't have a swimming pool, but it remains to be one of our favorite hotels for weekend staycations. The well appointed and spacious rooms, comfortable beds and excellent customer service are a great value you get from their very affordable room rates.


The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences (Book Now)
119 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact: +63 (02) 828-4774
Email: reservations@picassomakati.com
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