While the clean-up of Boracay has been grabbing the tourism headlines from the Philippines of late, capital Manila has been quietly continuing its ascent as a business travel destination.
Having welcomed political leaders to the ASEAN Summit in November last year, the capital has been catapulted into the international big leagues, competing with Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Bangkok as a regional hotspot.
At the centre of it all is Makati, the beating commercial heart of the country.
Known for its soaring skyscrapers and bustling shopping malls, the area is dotted with art works, leafy foliage and shiny boutiques and is one of the most desirable addresses in town.
Also close by are the Rizal Monument, a memorial to national hero José Rizal, and the Ayala Museum, home to a collection of documents collating the history of the country.
For business guests looking for a place to stay, Citadines Salcedo Makati is a sure bet.
Whether you are in town for a couple of nights, or are looking for a place to call home for several months, the property offers spacious apartments with a host of hotel-like indulgences.
The Philippines’ first Citadines-branded serviced residence, the location comprises 215 units ranging from studios to two-bedrooms.
Each apartment comes with stylishly appointed interiors with hints of traditional Filipino craftsmanship alongside modern amenities.
In the running for the title of World’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand at the World Travel Awards, Citadines guests can enjoy air-conditioning, complimentary internet connectivity, housekeeping amenities, modern furnishing and equipment within their space.
Just like home, each spacious apartment also comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, separate living and sleeping areas, and IDD phone facilities.
Meticulously designed, the residences feature local touches with lighting fixtures accented by shells and artworks by contemporary Filipino artists on display.
Located amid the charming neighbourhood of Salcedo Village, the residence is within walking distance of many local landmarks.
The neighbourhood is known for its yoga studios, art auction house and weekend market.
The complex is also closely linked to various financial and corporate offices including Citibank Tower and the Philippines Stock Exchange, making it an ideal base for business travellers.
To help guests navigate their new surroundings and settle into their new city in no time, they can also count on staff for local knowledge and assistance.
Citadines Salcedo Makati is surrounded by restaurants, bars and cafés, meaning there is plenty of variety for those stating long-term.
A solid choice in this rapidly developing destination.
The financial centre of the Philippines, Makati is one of the 16 cities that constitute Metro Manila.
Conveniently located within the charming Salcedo Village in the Makati Central Business District, Citadines Salcedo Makati sits in an area teeming with a variety of restaurants, bars and cafés, and whole slew of other lifestyle options like yoga studios, an art auction house and weekend market.
Find out more on the official website.