With the cool weather breezing in Metro Manila this Amihan season, we can perhaps hold off on our urge to hide off to the mountain resorts for a consummate family staycation. The Bonifacio Global City, popularly known as The Fort, boasts of open spaces, greeneries and master-planned community, which somehow lends a feel of an out-of-town feel within the megalopolis.
The upscale district is a sought-after hub for specialty dining, luxe hotels, lifestyle recreation, golf courses, and a panoramic view of the Laguna de Bay and the metropolitan skyline. Like the proverbial “city within a city,” BGC was designed to be a haven for promenaders, bikers, per lovers, and people who love the outdoors with its landscaped parks adorned with freestanding art installations.
Have a pit stop at Raging Bulls Burger.
Towering at the heart of the business enclave is the Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, it is among the few star-rated hotels, which was given the green light by the Department of Tourism to resume leisure operations under strict health protocols. Guests checking in would have to undergo an anti-gen test at a makeshift clinic, and whose result can be known a few minutes later.
The country’s tallest hotel at 250 meters, it is a complete lifestyle destination in itself with its fusion of family fun, fitness, food, and everything in between. The tower complex features 576 contemporary and spacious guest rooms and suites with a commanding view of Manila’s urbanscape, as well as 97 serviced residences of up to 124 square meters, fitted with a kitchenette, living room and dining zone, which are ideal for long-staying visitors who want the feel of home.