Home away from home at Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila

August 19, 2017 - 10:47 AM
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Nature-inspired lobby of the recently opened Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila. Photo by Romsanne Ortiguero, InterAksyon.

Whether you’re a business traveler staying for days or months in the city, or you’re a leisure traveler looking forward to a relaxing overnight stay, newly opened Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila promises to give you an ideal home away from home experience.

A 32-storey international serviced residence, Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila is managed by The Ascott Limited in partnership with CDC Holdings. It is The Ascott Limited’s seventh property in Metro Manila and their first in the northern part of Metro

The property, which is divided into serviced residences and condominium units, has close proximity to lifestyle establishments and offices.

Casey Faylona, The Ascott Limited director for sales and marketing said, “There is a big market that is still growing mainly because of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and some of the major companies that are based here including business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. It is an emerging market.”

Faylona added, “Serviced residence is somewhat unique in this area because mostly it is predominantly controlled by the hotels, but then it gives a niche market in terms of the value of the service that we provide. Some of the clients who stay in this area are mostly long-term basis. It gives a different perspective on how to stay in a hotel.”

Living room of a one-bedroom unit. Photo courtesy of Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila.

Apart from corporate bookings, Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila also caters to families and friends looking for a new staycation place.

Faylona noted, “We are banking on a 30 percent millennial market that is why we have this type of look. It fits the bill.”

Meanwhile, here are some great reasons to stay at the newly opened Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila, and how is it different from staying in a hotel:

1. It is strategically located in the Ortigas area.
Perfect for people who have business meetings or have plans to for shopping or dining in the area, the serviced residences is located at the heart of Ortigas Center. The property is near offices such as the ADB, Philippine Stock Exchange, Jollibee Food Corporation, Meralco, San Miguel Corporation, as well as BPO companies; and other areas of interest like malls, dining and entertainment establishments, and gyms.

It also allows access to key areas including Makati City, Wack Wack in Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City.

2. It has an artsy vibe with nature-inspired and local touches.

Nature-inspired themes and local touches accentuate each room. Photo courtesy of Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila.

Peachy Ann Chen, senior sales manager of The Ascott Limited shared during the tour of the property, “As you can see, the brand personality of Citadines is vibrant, savvy, and hip. We call it bio-mimicry–wherein the colors and design reflect the different elements of nature.”

From the entrance to the rooms, one can easily notice the nature-inspired design elements such as leaves, grass, and stones on floors, paintings, and other design elements. Moreover, local themes and imageries showcasing Filipino culture also accentuate the walls of each room.

3. It has energy and water-saving features.
Consistent with its nature-inspired design, Citadines also incorporated these features to reduce the property’s carbon footprint. This can be seen with their use of energy saving LED lights, and toilets with dual flush cisterns that are known to reduce water consumption.

On the fourth floor, Citadines opens to a garden deck that provides a respite amid the busy Ortigas center.

4. Each room has a homey vibe.

Dining area of a three-bedroom unit. Photo courtesy of Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila.

The serviced residences is featuring 293 contemporary apartments ranging from studio to one-,two-,and three-bedroom serviced units. Each apartment has a spacious area; has separate living and dining areas; a fully equipped kitchen; double-glazed windows to reduce noise from the outside; and wireless internet connection.

The kitchen is fully furnished with a microwave, pots, pans, and cutlery. Also, each room is equipped with a safety deposit box, a flat iron, and an ironing board.

Starting at the one-bedroom unit, all rooms have a washer and dryer.

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5. It has modern amenities.
The serviced residences has a swimming pool and a fitness center located at the Residents’ Lounge. On the other hand, at the property’s ground floor are two restaurants: Relish Luxe Cafe and Aburi Japanese Restaurant.

For events, Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila also has a function room at the third floor that can accommodate up to 250 pax. Also located at the same floor is the Juice Bar, where health enthusiasts can enjoy a glass of freshly prepared fruit or vegetable juice along with healthy snacks.

6. It is managed by Ascott.
The Ascott Limited is known to be one of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators with presence in key cities in America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East. Under its belt are award-winning brands including Ascott, Citadines, and Somerset.

7. Enjoy discounts for this month.
As a mid-year treat, Citadines properties including Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila is currently offering special discounts of up to 30% when you book online.

For more information, call (+632) 550-3200 or visit www.citadines.com.