Let’s dissect the lure of a hotel. You walk into a spacious, lushly decorated lobby. The ambient lighting is rightfully relaxing, the carpet is thick, and the lobby seats are opulent. It looks, smells, and sounds expensive, setting the tone for a stay that is worth the usual high price. You are welcomed by besuited professionals. Their smiles are brisk yet warm, evidence of their experience and confidence in getting the job done. After all, giving their customers the good life is something they do every single day. You barely have to think as you are guided to the elevator and led to your room. The bed is the right balance of soft and solid, with matching pillows and fine linens. There’s a big TV, a thick robe and bedroom slippers. The bathroom amenities come from a premium brand. You’re excited to enjoy the breakfast menu in the morning, and should cravings get the best of you, there’s always the mini-bar. Everything else is also a room service or concierge call away. Staying in a serviced residence means being cared for, having the attention of people who have your comfort and convenience in mind. And you can tell in the style, service, selections, and overall experience that you are given. This is why serviced residences living usually comes at a hefty price, and why it’s often reserved for big occasions or business affairs charged to the company credit card.
But what if the reward of serviced residences comforts can be enjoyed and afforded after a hard day’s work, where you get to experience such luxuries at a price that is fair? Imagine being able to enjoy this good life whenever you need it and deserve it. It’s hard to believe this without thinking that there would be compromises. But this is the age of innovative business models, so what’s to stop a serviced residences from creating something different that works with the current times and the current generation?
This is what a new serviced residences means to bring to the young, ambitious, and smart hard workers in Metro Manila. The first-of-its-kind in the country, The Mini Suites in Makati is a home-away-from-home for travelers who know and appreciate the best. Spanning seven floors and 368 cozy and comfortable rooms, the serviced residences has chosen the right blend of luxury amenities, fine facilities, and excellent, warm services. Guests can expect well-kept rooms, complete facilities, friendly staff, ultimate security and prime accessibility.
At the heart of the Makati central business district, The Mini Suites is found at 128 Dela Rosa Street in Legaspi Village, Makati. The Mini Suites is part of Eton Tower Makati’s premium community developed by Eton Properties, the real estate brand of the Lucio Tan Group, one of the biggest business conglomerates in the Philippines.
Mini means more.
Modeled after Hong Kong’s famous Mini Hotel concept, the Mini Suites offers benefits and customer service of superior value and with a higher standard, making it a preferred destination of business travelers, as well as vacationers from here and abroad. The rates are surprisingly inexpensive, and guests will have a variety of rooms to choose from. The Solo, Double, Luxe, Plus, and Classic rooms range from 13 to 37 square meters, offering access to the Mini Suites premium facilities and benefits for as low as the monthly cost of a cold-pressed juice drink every day. Got an extra person staying over? No problem. For P800 (nett), an extra guest can sleep in and enjoy breakfast, too.
Each room comes complete with amenities for stylish, discerning guests or tourists on-the-go. There’s free Wi-Fi access for 24/7 social connectivity, LED TV with cable channels, separate toilet and bath with set of toiletries, mini-ref, telephone, in-room safe, slippers, premium bedding, complimentary bottled water, air-conditioning, hair dryer, water kettle, iron and ironing board (upon request).
Mini doesn’t mean compromised as the serviced residences facilities include a 24-hour fully equipped gym with treadmills, free weights, and cardio machines; a mini-boardroom that can be rented for gatherings of 10 to 50 people; outdoor gardens that serve as smoking areas on select floors; in-house clinic with registered medical practitioner for minor emergencies; and a luggage area for guests’ convenience before they check-in. Those who stay can also expect the five-star services of a front desk and concierge, wake-up calls, daily housekeeping, dry cleaning and laundry, transfers, and free parking.
First in the Philippines, now in Makati
A lifestyle under the famed Makati skyline is easily within reach at The Mini Suites. It is the only serviced residences directly connected to the city’s elevated walkways, making stores, hospitals and clinics, schools, offices, museums and galleries, restaurants and clubs a fashionable stroll away. From main thoroughfares, interesting side streets lead to the location, giving guests access to other places of interests that keep the city quite unlike any other in the country. Taquerias, organic restaurants, whisky bars, craft beer specialists, and trendy gyms co-exist with designer shops, spas, artisan stores, art spaces, and green spaces. At The Mini Suites, the feeling is laidback yet vibrant – the perfect location for yuppies to live, work, and play. Apart from great accessibility, the location also assures guests of safety and security.
Comfort and convenience
There are more “high life” perks to The Mini Suites. A walk through the first two levels of Eton Tower Makati presents a gallery of the trendiest shops, restaurants, and establishments today. These brands were carefully selected to add to the overall Mini Suites experience. Don’t feel like venturing out? These places are open for your comfort and convenience.
On these floors, New York’s famed Dean & Deluca market and café, “the purveyors of fine food”, has its second home in Makati. Also making its home here is Picnic, an Instagram-worthy food park concept with the most talked-about cuisine offerings; Motorino NY Slice, a neighborhood pizzeria-pub from Manhattan that has gone-international; The Pigpen Restaurant and Bar, a locally owned European-style dining focusing on locally sourced ingredients and dishes mostly made from scratch; Fry and Bake, a modern Filipino bistro; Bo’s Coffee, a gourmet coffee chain from Cebu, plus other major chains like Moshi Koshi Noodle Boss and Coldstone Creamery. For personal care and fitness, there’s Empire Salon, Lourd’s High Chair, Karada, Anytime Fitness, and Sarabia Optical. There’s also a branch of the Philippine National Bank.
The mastery of The Mini Suites
Mastery in the details is the true test of good taste and luxury. Well-planned and with the needs and desires of the young and mobile taste arbiter in mind, The Mini Suites doesn’t scrimp. The Makati business district’s newest serviced residences knows how to pay attention to the little things so every guest can experience serviced residences sophistication at its finest, minus the price tag.
The Eton Properties promise
With over 25 properties under its wing, Eton Properties continues to deliver unique developments that meet the residential, office, retail and mixed-use needs of the market. It also brings its expertise in developing, managing and leasing spaces in subdivisions, high-rise and mid-rise buildings, commercial centers, events venues, and even BPO hubs to provide lifestyle and enterprise centers in both prime locations and emerging growth areas.
Eton Properties is the real estate brand of the Lucio Tan Group, one of the biggest business conglomerates in the Philippines. Its foreign counterpart, Eton Properties Ltd, is an established real estate brand in Hong Kong and mainland China. With an extensive land bank in strategic locations all over the country, Eton specializes in high-end and mid-income high-rise and horizontal residential developments, office projects, commercial centers and mixed-use township developments.