December 30, 2019

Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Makati

Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Makati

Fairmont Makati guests staying in Fairmont Gold Rooms and Suites are accorded with access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge where they enjoy a host of complimentary dining privileges and personalized services. The Fairmont Gold Rooms and the Fairmont Gold Lounge are both located on the Fairmont Gold Floor (Level 7).

Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Makati
Fairmont Gold Lounge Reception | Fairmont Makati

Fairmont Gold guests arriving at the lobby of Fairmont Makati will be assisted to the Fairmont Gold Lounge for their check-in. You will be immediately offered a drink as soon as you are seated while the Fairmont Gold associate processes your check-in.

Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Makati
Fairmont Gold Lounge Seating Area | Fairmont Makati

The Fairmont Gold Lounge is open daily from 6:00am to 10:30pm, during which time you and a registered guest staying in your room can enjoy all the facilities and the benefits of the lounge:

  • private check-in and check-out at the Fairmont Gold Lounge
  • daily breakfast either at the Fairmont Gold Lounge or at Spectrum, the all-day dining restaurant, available from 6:00am to 10:30am (until 11:00am during Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)
  • all-day refreshments (soft drinks, juices, coffee, and tea)
  • evening canapes and cocktails from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • complimentary in-room local calls (excluding Mobile phone calls)
  • complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet access
  • complimentary regular valet pressing for up to two (2) garments per stay
  • overnight shoeshine service with compliments
  • private use of the boardroom for two (2) hours per day, subject to availability, prior reservation is advised

Fairmont Gold Lounge guests who expect visitors are welcome to bring them to the Fairmont Gold Lounge. Should you wish to serve them refreshments, the Fairmont Gold Lounge associate will be more than happy to assist you. Please note that corresponding charges per item ordered will be posted to your account. A separate extra person charge also applies during the evening canapes and cocktail service.

Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Makati
Boardroom | Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

For Accor Live Limitless (ALL) elite members, please take note of the following reminders on your Accor ALL Benefits when staying at Fairmont Makati:

  • Upgrade to the Next Room Category - This does not apply to upgrades to Fairmont Gold Rooms and Suites in all Fairmont properties. At Fairmont Makati, they can only upgrade from Fairmont Room to Deluxe Room.
  • Complimentary Access to the Executive Lounge - This does not apply to all Fairmont properties. Accor ALL members should book a Fairmont Gold Room or Suite to gain access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge.
  • Complimentary Breakfast (Asia Pacific Region) - This does not apply to all Fairmont properties. Accor ALL members should book a breakfast-inclusive room package or a Fairmont Gold Room or Suite which will give them the option to have their breakfast either at the Fairmont Gold Lounge or at Spectrum, the hotel's all-day dining restaurant.


Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Makati
View over the Swimming Pool from the Fairmont Gold Lounge | Fairmont Makati

To ensure that you and other guests have an exceptional experience at the Fairmont Gold Lounge, below are some basic etiquettes to observe:

  • observe a business casual dress code, never wear bathrobes, bedroom slippers, swimwear, or gym attire
  • do not make video calls, never use your phone's loudspeaker
  • never use an e-cigarette
  • never let your children run or wander around
  • only get food and drinks that you can finish
  • food and drinks should be consumed only inside the lounge

As a general rule, bringing in of outside food is not allowed. However, Fairmont Gold Lounge guests can order items from the in-room dining menu and have them served at the Fairmont Gold Lounge.





► EVENING CANAPES & COCKTAILS AT THE FAIRMONT GOLD LOUNGE

Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Makati

The evening canapes and cocktail at the Fairmont Gold Lounge are available daily from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of cold and hot dishes which they can pair with their favorite drinks. A Fairmont Gold Lounge associate will be on standby to assist you in preparing your drinks.

Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Makati
Complimentary Bar Service at the Fairmont Gold Lounge | Fairmont Makati

Fairmont Gold Lounge guests who wish to invite additional guests to the lounge can do so by paying the applicable extra person charge of ₱1,500.00 net per person (13 years old and above). ₱750.00 net is charged for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Please note that children aged 5 years old and below are not allowed inside the lounge during the evening canapes and cocktail service.

Cocktails at the Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati
Chardonnay (left) Bourbon Cherry (right) | Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

Some of the choices for drinks are local and international beer as well as red wine and white wine. There's also rum, whiskey, tequila, gin, and vodka. Non-alcoholic options include canned soda, chilled juices, coffee, and tea.

Evening Canapes at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

Here is my plate of cheeses and cold cuts which I paired with fresh garden salad and Chardonnay. For my second plate, I got chili garlic prawns which I paired with greens salad topped with fresh parmesan.

Evening Canapes at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

Below were some of the hot dishes we tried that night. I particularly loved the crispy pork belly which I paired with Rum & Coke. I also enjoyed the Potato Croquettes. The Margherita Pizza went well with beer.

Evening Canapes at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

As mentioned earlier, you can also order dishes from the in-room dining menu and have it served at the Fairmont Gold Lounge. This is perfect for those who do not wish to go out of the hotel anymore for dinner. This is also a great idea because you can take advantage of the free-flowing drinks served at the lounge.



We ended our evening with a platter of fresh fruits and assorted cakes for dessert. We paired the fruits with chilled orange juice, and we ordered a cappuccino to go with the cakes.

Evening Canapes at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

Overall, I find the canapes and drinks selection fairly sufficient for an evening happy hour. Guests with small appetite will definitely find the hot dishes filling and will suffice as light dinner. For those who wish to order from the in-room dining menu, the canapes and drinks selection will perfectly complement your dinner.




► SEMI-BUFFET BREAKFAST AT THE FAIRMONT GOLD LOUNGE

Breakfast at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

The semi-buffet breakfast at the Fairmont Gold Lounge consists of a buffet spread of continental items, including pastries, bread rolls, toasts, cheeses, cold cuts, salads, fruits, and cereals. There are also a couple of western hot dishes offered in the buffet spread.

Breakfast at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

In addition to the buffet spread, guests can also order dishes from the breakfast a la carte menu. All items from the breakfast a la carte menu are served freshly cooked, and guests can order unlimited servings of them. Coffee, tea and fruit juices are also included in the semi-buffet breakfast.

Breakfast at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati
Breakfast Items from the Buffet | Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

I only went once to the buffet spread to try some of the hot dishes. Above is the plate of meat dishes I got from the buffet. The portion is actually for two persons to share. Although fried rice and bread are available from the buffet, I opted to order Congee from the breakfast a la carte menu.

Breakfast at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati
Congee (breakfast a la carte) | Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

The rest of the time, we just ordered from the breakfast a la carte menu. The Pancakes were served freshly made from the kitchen. Warm and fluffy, the pancakes were generously topped with blueberry jam. I loved it that the jam was not too sweet.

Breakfast at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati
Pancakes with Blueberry Jam (breakfast a la carte) | Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

The breakfast a la carte menu includes a variety of egg dishes that you can have customized to your preference. We ordered the Eggs Benedict and we requested it with ham instead of salmon. I love the presentation, and I was thankful it was served with hashbrown.

Breakfast at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati
Eggs Benedict (breakfast a la carte) | Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

Another egg dish we ordered was the Spinach and Cheese Omelet. The saltiness and creaminess of the cheese helped to mask the bitterness of the spinach, making it really appetizing. This egg dish was again served with hashbrowns.

Breakfast at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati
Spinach and Cheese Omelet (breakfast a la carte) | Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

Fairmont Makati is known for its excellent quality French pastries. I wanted to try some of the viennoiseries from the buffet, but I was already full. And so I skipped the pastries and got myself a bowl of melons and honeydew instead. I also requested fresh orange juice to pair with the fruits.

Breakfast at Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati
Fresh Fruits & Orange Juice | Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Makati

Although the full breakfast buffet at Spectrum (all-day dining restaurant) offers more variety of food, I would still prefer the breakfast here at the Fairmont Gold Lounge. First of all, I find the Fairmont Gold Lounge to be less busy and less crowded than Spectrum.

Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Makati

Secondly, with just the right amount of food options, I don't tend to over-eat here at the lounge. Lastly, the level of service and attention to detail is much higher here at the lounge. As a bonus, the view from the Fairmont Gold Lounge is more pleasing.




Fairmont Gold Lounge
Level 7, Fairmont Makati
1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact: +63 (02) 7795-1888
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