Summer staycations are the new norm

Jia Mercado

Is it hot in here or is it the Philippines?

Yes, friends, living in the Philippines can be a tough one because even when it’s not summer, IT IS SUMMER.


But what happens when it’s officially declared as summer and everyday life looks like this? We know it’s hard to live in the city during times like these but fear not, we’ve got just the idea for you because we know you don’t want to spend your days ablaze in the confinement of your house.

Summer staycations are the new norm and we’ve got the perfect place for you – just at the heart of the city. It’s time for you to discover the metro through Discovery Suites Ortigas.

Discovery Suites rests easy on the nesting grounds of working professionals, and the location couldn’t be any more perfect as it takes your staycation to the next level.

Business in the front, family in the back

Discovery Suites opened its doors in 2000 as one of the first serviced apartment hotels in Metro Manila and they’ve gone a long way from there. Who knew you could blend luxury, business, and leisure into one?

Workers of Manila mostly visit the grand property on weekdays to talk business in its function rooms, but we know for a fact that it’s family-friendly on weekends, with over 220 rooms artistically designed to make you feel as if you never left home to accommodate those in need of a much-needed break!

Treats from the Discovery Suites team. Thank you!

The Pvblic stayed in a one-bedroom suite (59-89sqm) with two queen-sized beds (not all one-bedroom suites come with two queen-sized beds, so you’ll have to ask if it’s available upon booking), a living room area, a cooking area, a dining room area!

Look how big the room is!

We were impressed with how spacious our bathroom was. It had a deep soak bathtub and a separate shower area featuring a hot and cold rain shower.

Now, how can a business hotel be fun and family friendly, if you may ask?

1. There’s a Kiddie Romp Room aka a playroom for children on the 5th floor, where kids can have fun among themselves. On Saturdays, they’ve got children’s activities from 4 to 5 pm!

2. You a fitness buff? Enjoy Discovery Suite’s in-house Balance Lifestyle Fitness Club! It basically has anything there from yoga sessions to gym equipment, it even has its own sauna and jacuzzi if you wanna relax after that workout!

3. Family-friendly staycations wouldn’t be complete without taking a dip in the pool!

4. Have a meal fit for kings at Discovery Suites’ flagship restaurant 22 Prime Steakhouse which is coincidentally located on the 22nd floor!

Get an aerial view of the Ortigas skyline that surrounds it. You’d be dressing to impress, not just for your date, but also, the sumptuous food that awaits you.

22 Prime is widely recognized as the country’s foremost name in US Prime Angus Steaks and fam, the Oyster Rockefeller is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It’s up on their Lunch Menu for you to try any day from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Executive Chef Gerwin Bailon gave We the Pvblic a taste of his culinary skills through the all-new lunch menu.

For appetizers, we were served the Soft Shell Crab Tempura and the Yellow Fin Tuna Poke.

For the main dish, Blackened Salmon Tacos and Braised Short Ribs Stroganoff. Chef Gerwin tells us that it’s truly the quality of the ingredients they use that make the meal extra tasteful, and of course, the passion and dedication in creating the dish.

For dessert, the Chocolate Marquise and the Salted Caramel Cheesecake. DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE BABIES. These will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth.

Done with your indoor stay?

Go ahead and visit The Podium just across and shop ‘til you drop and get exclusive discounts when you book a stay at Discovery Suites this summer. You can even hit SM Megamall, which is just 5 minutes away!

Capping the night off?

If you’re with the squad, head on over to 12 Monkey’s Music Hall & Pub right over in Ruby Road which is just one stone throw away from the business hotel and cap the night off with great booze and awesome music.

Stay in and finally know what the suite life is all about because fam, this is the dream.

Discovery Suites Ortigas

Address: 25 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila

+63 2 719 8888

Know more and visit their website.

Content by: Jia Mercado and Kaka Corral

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